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Telegraph: What’s next for Moscow’s startups and entrepreneurs?
Recent events in Ukraine and Crimea have put the spotlight on Putin’s Russia and how it operates on a global stage, but will this have...
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Russia’s Business Future Lies With the Boys (and Girls) in Batman T-Shirts
The Sochi Olympics have focused the world’s attention on Russia’s ability to get things done. Orinability — in the leadup to...
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ВСЕРОССИЙСКИЙ СТАРТАП-ТУР. НОВОСТИ RST
‘It’s not an entertainment project:’ why Startup Tour is more crucial than ever amid recession
As both oil prices and the ruble continue to fall, the Startup Tour that is about to begin its annual journey across Russia in search of promising tech companies is needed more than ever before, says Pekka Viljakainen, the project’s creator and an advisor to the president of the Skolkovo Foundation that organises the event. Finnish investor Pekka Viljakainen says the Startup Tour aims to create regional strongholds for entrepreneurs. Photo: Sk.ru The economic decline only serves as a warning that in a situation of rising unemployment, when major companies and the public sector will stop hiring, jobs need to be generated by somebody else, says the Finnish entrepreneur, who at the age of...
Saratov: The Startup Tour visited its fourth city and met new startup rising stars
The All-Russian Startup Tour was a success story for seven victorious teams from Saratov, who will go to Skolkovo to attend the Startup Village in June 2014 and will take part in the Open Innovations forum in the fall of 2014 and will get other types of support from state development institutions. Saratov, one of Russia’s top-20 biggest cities is the center of Saratov agglomeration, which hosts about million people, important industrial, educational, scientific institutions. No wonder the city offered so many projects, and best fifteen of them were selected from numerous applicants, who wanted to take part in the Tour’s pitches, expert panels, master classes and workshops. The local...
Interesting projects granted a warm RST event in Penza
On January 22 the All-Russian Startup Tour got to Penza, a city with a bit more than half a million population, located in the very middle of the Volga region, with deep industrial and agricultural traditions. 12 best innovative projects were on the stage, and governor’s support was also in place. Several heads of the Skolkovo’s clusters took part in attentive examining of Penza best startups potential. And three of them, just like in other cities of the Tour, finally got invitations to the Startup Village to take place in June in Moscow, at the Skolkovo Innovation Center. Sergei Zhukov, head of the Space & Telecom technologies cluster of the Skolkovo Foundation, was one of the...
Saransk welcomed the Startup Tour
On January 22 the All-Russia Startup Tour visited Saransk, the administrative center of Mordovia. This city became widely known after it was recognized as one of the best places to live in Russia and French movie star Gerard Depardie said he wanted to stay there, but the Startup Tour crew saw more than just a comfartable and nice to stay Russian city. The Startup Tour team met its target audience, local startup community at Saransk university (its full English language name is Ogarev Mordovia State University) not only comfortable and warm reception of the local university, but also talented bright teams of innovators. As Pekka Viljakainen said at his opening speech: The superstar can be born...
Russian Startup Tour began in Togliatti
The 2014 road show of the Russian development institutions - Russian Startup Tour – is be carried out for the second time. Yesterday it started from Togliatti, a beautiful city on Volga river with strong industrial history, as the biggest Russian car manufacturer, AvtoVAZ group is located there This year the Russian Startup Tour covers 27 Russian cities (Vladivostok, Irkutsk, Yekaterinburg, Perm, Ufa, Kazan, Saint-Petersburg among others) in the period from 20 January till the last week of April and will finish with a large scale startup conference in Moscow, the Startup Village, a major event, which can be compared to Slush in Helsinki or Pioneer’s Festival in Vienna. Over 6000 young...
Pekka Viljakainen: "The Startup Tour isn't a beaty contest for cities"
Togliatti was the first Russian city, where The Russian Startup Tour - 2014 started today. The road show, organized by the Skolkovo Foundation, together with Rosmolodezh, RVC and Rusnano covers 27 cities, nearly twice as much as the previous tour. Pekka Viljakainen, advisor of the Skolkovo Foundation President, gave an interview to the editor-in-chief of the Sk.ru website, right before the tour started. Mikhail Baklanov Pekka, since you are the person, who initiated the Startup Tour, you must have been already probably interviewed many times. What is the most typical question you were asked? Pekka Viljakainen: Probably, the most typical question: “is it really so, that there are good companies...
Skoltech will take part in the Russian Startup Tour 2014
The Russian Startup Tour 2014 is a joint tour run by several institutes for development, organised with the aim of forming startup communities in major Russian cities. This year, the tour will be taking place in 27 different towns. It will start on the 20th January 2014 in Tolyatti and end on the 18th April 2014 in Saint Petersburg. Representing Skoltech on the Russian Startup Tour 2014 will be Mikhail Myagkov, Skoltech Vice President for Academic Affairs. In the course of the tour Mikhail will be meeting with university and regional administration heads. Skoltech is participating for the second time in this initiative. The programme of events of the University this year will include: - Presentations...
Pekka Viljakainen: We Start the Startup Tour
Pekka Viljakainen, advisor to the President of the Skolkovo Foundation addressed the startup community in his video, announcing the major event, the All-Russian Startup Tour, which starts on January 20:
All-Russian Startup Tour 2014 starts in January
The registration process for the All-Russian Startup Tour-2014 road show has been opened at rst.startupvillage.ru earlier in December, 2013. The tour isn’t just Skolkovo’s project. It’s in fact a big joint initiative of several Russian development institutions, including The Skolkovo Foundation, the Russian Venture Company, Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh), Rosnano. By Mikhail Baklanov (cut version, translated from Russian) And several other development institutions also take an active part in preparation for the tour. This time the tour will be supported by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, as well as by the Ministry of Communications and...
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