Conference “Russian Startups: Local or Global Players?”

    On June 23, 2012 (11.00 - 13.00) , the conference "Russian Startups: Local or Global Players?" Will be held as part of the 16th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

    The globalization of Russian startups is one of the main trends in the domestic market. Only recently, representatives of at least 30 foreign venture capital funds have visited Russia to get acquainted and communicate with Russian developers. Along with this, the state supports small business and contributes to the development of the innovative environment of Russia. But, despite this, domestic projects are not widely represented abroad.

    What prevents them from being present in the world market?
    • Perhaps there is a problem of insufficient competence of entrepreneurs who can think big, as well as the lack of employees capable of implementing global projects.
    • Perhaps Russian start-ups did not initially focus on the global market, preferring to focus on the local market.
    • And, finally, the inability to present oneself in a favorable light and the constant dissatisfaction with the achieved results, as well as the lack of promotion skills in the international market, can serve as a problem.

    Their participation in the conference has already been confirmed :
    • Alexander Egorov , CEO of Reksoft (conference moderator);
    • Gaidar Magdanurov , Managing Director, Microsoft Seed Financing Fund (conference moderator);
    • Danl Lewen , vice president of Microsoft;
    • Stefan Todd , Director of Innovation, EMC;
    • Dmitry Chikhachev , managing partner of Runa Capital;
    • Weiser Shahar , Founder and CEO of GetTaxi,
    • Grigory Povarov , CEO of Acumatica.

    Date of the event: June 23, Saturday, 11.00 - 13.00
    Venue:  St. Petersburg, B. Prospect V.O. 103, Lenexpo Exhibition Complex, exposition and business zone of St. Petersburg (Pavilion 3).
    To participate, you must first  register by filling out the form below. If you successfully pass the preliminary moderation , you will receive a notification letter to the specified email address until June 1 .
    When registering as a conference participant, you will also get access to the blue zone of the SPIEF site for 1 day - June 23.
    How to register?
    • Until May 24, you must fill out the accreditation form on the site .
    • After filling out the form ( also until May 24 ), you must send your photo to email:

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