Startups and investors at StartCamp

Published on April 28, 2009

Startups and investors at StartCamp

    On April 23, during the RIF + CIB Joint Conference, AddVenture and DaTigra organized StartCamp - workshops, project pitches, and one-on-one communication with investors. 15 bright start-ups talked with representatives of IT companies - Google, Adobe, etc., and with investors - DST, Ru-Net, Finam, etc.

    In the section “Project Launch. What you reap, you reap ”made reports:

    • Who and why to take into business, Igor Ashmanov, Ashmanov & Partners
    • Phrases that cannot be pronounced at a meeting with an investor, Pavel Cherkashin, Head of Adobe Systems Representative Office in Russia and the CIS, business angel
    • Bad advice from an investor - how to get to the startup cemetery in Death Valley, Elena Masolova, Investment Director of AddVenture Fund
    • Where you can save money and where to get seed money in a crisis, Sergey Eremin, Microsoft Strategic Technology Department.

    Presentation slides can be downloaded from our blog .

    In the section “Project Development. Patience and labor will grind everything ”made:

    • Innovation at Google, Sergey Burkov, Head of Innovation Project at Mountain View, former head of the Moscow Google Development Center
    • Right and Wrong Money, Eduard Shenderovich, Managing Director of Kite Ventures Fund
    • 2009 Trends, Kirill Danilyuk, ABRT Fund Analyst
    • How we did the startup, Alexander Dorzhiev, co-founder of Wi2Geo


    During the StartupPoint section, participants made short 2-minute presentations (“pitches”) of their projects to spectators and investors:
    http://tolkona5.ru/
    http://getconfiture.com/
    http://moikompas.ru/
    http: / /who.hasfiles.com/
    http://song.ly/
    http://gosblog.ru/
    http://vselisdelal.ru/ The
    top 5 startups were selected who conducted a 5-minute presentation, answered questions from experts and viewers and got development tips:

    http://iii.ru/
    http://doroga.tv/
    http://rusavtobus.ru/
    http://elama.ru/
    http://tarifer.ru/

    Video clips of performances experts and projects will be posted within a week on the website of the information partner ( unova.ru) and the website of the section co-organizer ( startuppoint.ru )

    The One-on-One Closing Section brought together representatives of Digital Sky Technologies, eVentures, Kite Ventures, Martinson Trigon, Ru-Net Holdings, Finam, ABRT funds , who held a series of meetings with 10 selected startups. Constructive criticism and feedback from experts and investors often open their eyes to young entrepreneurs. A one-on-one communication format gives time for a qualitative analysis of the business and practical advice.

    StartCamp gathered bright startups, professional investors and became an excellent platform for communication and exchange of ideas.

    What do you think about the presented startups?