This fall Technopark “Skolkovo” organizes a series of meetings with investors in Moscow, St. Petersburg and internationally. Please find below the information on key events and how the companies of Skolkovo can apply to take part in them.


September 14   Lecture by well-known venture capitalist Tim Draper www.dfj.com: ”Global Trends in Venture Capital”.

 

The lecture is aimed at startups looking for attracting investments as well as at business angels and mentors, who are looking for up-to-date information and global understanding of the venture capital market.

Format of the event: telepresence (English language with simultaneous interpretation).

Participation limited to 100 persons. Registration required via http://citycelebrityru.timepad.ru/event/36511

 


September 27 StartupSauna in cooperation with Ingria Technopark in St. Petersburg

 

StartupSauna is a traditional event bearing the same name as the Finnish business accelerator. The best project will be able to take a 6-week preparation course in the Aalto Venture Garage business incubator under Y-Combinator Program, and then, upon successful selection, can take part in StartupSauna Silicon Valley.

Project requirements:

  • Innovative projects in the early (seed and startup) and later stages (working with the first commercial customer for at least 9 months)
  • Investment attractiveness
  • Presentation of the project in the English language

Participation - free of charge and supported on a competitive basis (selection is made by the StartupSauna team).The event is held in English language.

Venue: Ingria Business incubator, 70 Obukhovskoy Oborony Prospect, office 2, St. Petersburg, Yelizarovskaya Subway Station.

Submission of applications for Skolkovo companies: To take part in the event, the registration form must be completed at:

https://startupsauna.submittable.com/submit/15505/account and the presentation of the project in the English language must be sent to opskolkovo@dlcom.ru indicating “StartupSauna” in the subject line.

 


September 28 Investment session VC Day in St. Petersburg

 

VC Day is a platform for meetings and negotiations between investors and start-up companies.

In partnership with Ingria Technopark, six Skolkovo companies will have an opportunity to present themselves to investors in the investment session VC Day at the St. Petersburg International Innovation Forum, which will take place on September 28 during the 5th St. Petersburg International Innovation Forum in the LenExpo Exhibition Complex (Presentation Zone, Pavilion No. 7).

Program:

11:00 a.m. Opening. Presentation of the IPO-Board MMVB

11:30 a.m. Elevator pitch 10 selected projects (3 minutes), of which 4 from Skolkovo.

0:20 p.m. Break, free communications

0:40 p.m. Presentation of 6 selected projects (7 minutes), of which 2 from Skolkovo.

  • startup stage - launched in beta-testing or commercial launch,
  • working with the first commercial customer for at least 9 months
  • or other historical data and metrics.

2:00 p.m. Break, free communications

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Individual meetings with investors to discuss prospects of cooperation

Key areas of the investment session:

  • Cloud Services & Infrastructure
  • Software & Services
  • Mobile Apps
  • Digital Media
  • Internet & Consumer Services

Venue: LenExpo EC - Saint Petersburg, 103 Bolshoy Prospect of Vasilyevsky Island, Presentation Zone, Pavilion No. 7.

The event is held in English language.

Submission of applications for Skolkovo Companies: To take part in the event, the registration form must be completed. A brief presentation of your project in Skolkovo, in the English language, must be attached to the registration form. The form must also contain your contact information.

 

There are two opportunities to participate in VC Day:

1) through a presentation to investors - six projects will be selected on the basis of the submitted applications, the projects selected for presentation must take part in preparatory pitch-training and pay a participation fee for their company in the amount of 10,000 rubles including 18% VAT. Pitch-training will be held in English in the Skolkovo Technopark on September 21, 2012.

Registration for this option has closed. Thank you to everyone who applied.

2) through participating at the event and meeting with investors in individual meetings.

 

Registration form is attached.

 


October 26 Investment session VC Day in Moscow

 

VC Day is a platform for meetings and negotiations between investors and start-up companies. In partnership with Ingria Technopark, six Skolkovo companies will have an opportunity to present themselves to investors at the investment session VC Day.

  

Venue: Skolkovo Technopark, URAL Business Center, 100 Novaya Street, Skolkovo, Odintsovo District, Moscow region, Russia, 143025

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The event is held in English language.

Submission of applications for Skolkovo companies: To take part in the event, the registration form must be completed. A brief presentation of your project in Skolkovo, in the English language, must be attached to the registration form. The form must also contain your contact information.

There are two opportunities to participate in VC Day:

1) through a presentation to investors - six projects will be selected on the basis of the submitted applications, the projects selected for presentation must take part in preparatory pitch-training and pay a participation fee for their company in the amount of 10,000 rubles including 18% VAT. Pitch-training will be held in English in the Skolkovo Technopark on October 11, 2012.

Registration for this option has closed. Thank you to everyone who applied.

2) through participating at the event and meeting with investors in individual meetings.

  

Registration form is attached. 

 


December 18 International Investment Meeting Seed Forum Moscow

 

For innovative companies who are planning to expand their business and enter the international markets. The Seed Forum is one of the most professional global organizations, which successfully arranges the holding of meetings between investors and start-ups in more than 30 countries. More information about Seed Forum can be found at www.seedforum.org

The event may be attended by four startups – Skolkovo project participants, which will present their projects to investors from Russia and other countries, including European countries and the USA.

Venue: Skolkovo Technopark

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (9:00 – 14:00)

The event is held in English. Admission to the event is free of charge. Projects selected for presentation must take part in preparatory pitch-training and pay a participation fee for their company in the amount of 10,000 rubles including 18% VAT. Pitch-training will be held in English in the Skolkovo Technopark on December 12, 2012.

Applications will be accepted until Friday, September 21.

 

Please note! International investment Seed Forum meetings being held abroad

 

Six Skolkovo companies will have an opportunity to participate in investment Seed Forum meetings abroad at super discounted prices especially given to Skolkovo companies The Seed Forum is one of the most professional global organizations, which successfully arranges the holding of meetings between investors and start-ups in more than 30 countries. More information about Seed Forum can be found at www.seedforum.org  

 

For registration, please, indicate which of the following regions are a priority for you (please check off no more than three).You can also view a complete list of events being held abroad online at www.seedforum.org/calendar

  • Tallinn October 9, Swissotel Tallinn
  • Helsinki October 30, Nordea Bank headquarters Helsinki
  • New York City November 6, Scandinavia House Park Avenue
  • London November 22, EBRD Board Room
  • Dubai November 27, Dubai Silicon Oasis
  • Kiev December 11, UCCI headquarters
  • Singapore January 10, 2013, Marina Mandarin

Submission of applications for Skolkovo companies: Selection of companies to participate is based on the submitted applications. Registration form is attached. Send the completed form to: opskolkovo@dlcom.ru indicating the words "Seed Forum" in the subject line.

Knowledge of English language is required.

Fee: 50,000 rubles including 18% VAT for each company, including mandatory preparatory pitch-training, which will be held at the Skolkovo Technopark on September 28 under the leadership of the President of the Seed Forum Steiner Korsmo. Also included in the price is the opportunity to introduce your company to foreign investors in one of the chosen Seed Forum events being held abroad.

Submissions will be accepted until Tuesday, September 18.

Registration form is attached.

 

Additional information:

E-MAIL: opskolkovo@dlcom.ru

TELEPHONE: 8 (495) 967 0148
(From 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. 00 Moscow time)

 

Organizer:

Dr. Anna Nikina
Head of Development, International Programs
Tel.: +7 (495) 967 0148 ext. 2491
Email: an(at)sk.ru


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