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Startup Village, May 26th-28th 2013, Hypercube
26-28 MAY, 2013 - FIRST ANNUAL YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATORS CONFERENCE IN RUSSIA. STARTUP VILLAGE - one of the most ambitious start-up conferences in Russia, organized by Skolkovo in cooperation with partners. The conference is the first this year and will be held annually.
Innovators and entrepreneurs will have the chance to interact with local and international investors and major tech companies, get informed about existing support mechanisms by key participants in the innovation ecosystem, and attend educational sessions: high level workshops, unique lectures, live discussions with the legends of tech entrepreneurship, and get one-on-one consultations directly from the source. All of this will be available to startup teams, present at the innovation city, in an informal and non-stop mode.
Investment funds and corporations have access to the best 200 Russian and foreign start-up projects pre-selected by professional experts. 2000 start-up companies and teams from the Russian regions and abroad, 320 investors, 260 partners, 150 journalists, students, representatives of large corporations, the government, and anyone interested in the topic of tech entrepreneurship.
Startup Village Conference will be organized at the premises of Skolkovo innovation center.
An interactive dialogue was established between regional scientists, entrepreneurs, investors and the heads of federal and regional authorities of the Russian Federation, development institutions, and international investors. From the 200 start-up projects presented at the Russian Startup Tour, 35 were selected to take part in the competition at Startup Village and get the opportunity to work with leading international experts and investors. Only the top 190 start-ups, who were pre-evaluated and who received the highest ranking from experts will have the opportunity to make a professional presentation for the jury, including; investors, representatives of major Russian and international tech companies and research institutes.
Promoting Skolkovo innovation center as a beneficial place for innovators, entrepreneurs and scientists.
Increasing the interaction between start-up companies and big business. Providing the opportunity to present their projects to several key companies in the industry, on the one hand, and on the other raising awareness with big business about the major issues technological innovators experience.
Holding a competition and selecting the top 20 tech start-ups by professional jury early in five key areas at Skolkovo innovation center. Creating 3-5 "success stories" from the project-finalists.
Fostering innovative entrepreneurship as an aspirational career in order to create a backlog of potential projects in the regions of the Russian Federation. Raising awareness with entrepreneurs about the existing possibilities in public and private support for innovative small businesses and young researchers.
Developing further integration of Skolkovo innovation center with regional communities, academic and university competence centers. Selection of the 50 best projects of ‘non-residents’, providing them with Skolovo's mentorship support in order to attract them in the Skolkovo resident community for further development of their business.
The unique format of this conference, which has not been seen in Russia before, combines the best elements of American, foreign, and European start-festivals (TechCrunch, SLUSH, Pioneers Festival), where on the premises of the event an atmosphere of open communications is created, because:
The educational and conference programs include a series of master classes and individual training sessions for participants from the world's leading investment and business community, a possibility to organize direct interactions between regional innovation clusters, representatives of leading Russian universities and academic institutes with international business leaders, investors, and world leading scientists. The 190 companies selected by experts have an opportunity to present their projects for 5 minutes to a professional jury. Pitch session key directions:
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