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3:43 PM  April 26, 2021

Tomsk startuppers learn the secrets of international business success

© предоставлено пресс-службой Фонда "Сколково"Tomsk startuppers learn the secrets of international business success

TOMSK, Apr 26 – RIA Tomsk. Participants of the Tomsk regional stage of the All-Russian Startup Tour competition to attend online a number of educational sessions from the speakers of Skolkovo and Moscow universities and learn how to create a successful international company and what mistakes should not be made when presenting projects to investors, the organizers told.

Earlier it was reported that the Tomsk regional stage of the Startup Tour 2021 technology projects competition will be held on April 26 online – on the startup-tour.ru website, teams from the cities of the Russian Federation, as well as Belarus and the UK will take part in it. Among the regions of the Russian Federation in terms of the number of submitted applications, the Tomsk region is in the lead – 62 from Tomsk and three from Seversk.

According to the organizers, the Startup Tour will host a panel discussion "Ecosystem of the Tomsk Region. From Piloting to Digitalization" with the participation of representatives of the Skolkovo Foundation, Tomsk regional administration and Center for innovative development of the region, VEB Ventures, Center for Digital Development of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) and Engineering Chemical Technology Center of Tomsk State University (TSU).

"Chairman of the Board of Directors of Skolkovo Ventures Pekka Viljakainen will tell what is necessary to create a successful international company, and Larisa Katysheva, Director of the Center for Modern Communications of the GSPM RANEPA, will name the mistakes that technology entrepreneurs, according to investors, most often make in their presentations," – said a representative of the organizing company.

According to Irina Khaletskaya, Director of the Center for Innovative Development of the Tomsk region, “all development tools (of technological startups) in (our) region perfectly fulfill their tasks, and most importantly, we have someone to work with: in the region there are more than 1000 technology companies, new "stars" appear every year.


Startup Tour is an international project of the Skolkovo Foundation aimed at discovering and supporting young innovative entrepreneurs in the regions. It conducts regional stages in several cities of the Russian Federation. The winner of the grand final receives a prize of 300 thousand rubles and a trip to the semifinal of Startup Village. Since 2011, the project has visited more than 100 cities, experts have considered more than 15 thousand applications. The Startup Tour stage planned for 2020 in Tomsk did not take place because of the COVID-19 epidemic.

In 2021, the Startup Tour will be held online, covering eight cities – Tver, Ufa, Samara, Nizhny Novgorod, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, Tomsk, Murmansk. The organizers of the event are the Skolkovo Foundation and ANO SK Forum. Participation is free.

RIA Tomsk is the official information partner of the Startup Tour in Tomsk.

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