The Soho Loft Media Group, with Victoria Global, promotes #eban‘s Startup Village on June 2-3, 2015 in Moscow, Russia
June 11, 2015 – NEW YORK — Skolkovo Foundation and EBAN brought together startup communities, investors and corporate executives from across Russia and neighboring countries in Startup Village at Skolkovo Hypercube for an open-air festival of entrepreneurship.
David Drake, Chairman of LDJ Capital, The Soho Loft Media Group and Victoria Global, says, “Startups who are serious to achieve success should not miss this big opportunity to meet and find their investors to start operations.”
Participants enjoyed a cup of coffee while signing up for registration at 8:30 in the morning followed by a welcome and an orientation. Arkady Dvorkovich, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation declared the event open. The agenda of the two-day event featured conferences, competitions and a special program to engage the audience in lively debates, interactive startup exhibitions, startup pitch sessions, dialogues with the leaders, workshops and trainings. It covered several topics, which included: “Defining the Future of the Digital World; What do startups sell? And to whom?; Why do big corporations need startups?; Inspiring creativity: the story of an #entrepreneur; Google in Start up Nation; Public speaking: A crucial skill for any entrepreneur; World in 2020: Where to invest today and get even more tomorrow; Space: Current trends and the future of exploration; How big companies can & should benefit from innovative startups?; The value of mentoring for startups at different stage; Cyber security and countermeasure; ad Mobile Technology Startups.”
The speakers are experts in their respective fields, and included:
Anatoly Karachinsky, President & CEO of IBS Group
Andrew Romans, General Partner at Rubicon Venture Capital
Annarita Nulchis Green, Head of Business Development & Strategic Affairs for Giugiaro Design
Elaine Gold, Director, Organisation & Strategy of Silatech
Jean-Christophe Bonis, Head Of Strategy And Research at Oxymore Inc.
Jeffrey Hoffman, Co-Founder of ColorJar
Jim Quanci, Senior Director at Autodesk
Kirill Androsov, Managing Director of Altera Investment Fund
Mike Butcher, Editor-At-Large, Techcrunch
Nicole Yershon, Director of Innovations at Ogilvy and Mather Group UK
Oliver Hughes, Chairman of the Management Board, Tinkoff Bank
Pekka Soini, Director General of Tekes
Among the event partners were Lada, Tekes, Pochaho, Fasie, Innovestor, Giugiaro Design, Intel, Google, SAP, CISCO, Panasonic and Samsung. Special Partners include TARGIN and MOPTOH. Many media companies have partnered for this event, including infopartners The Moscow Times, Russia Beyond the Headlines, COMNEWS, Json TV, Наука и Техника, Victoria Global and The Soho Loft Media Group.
Winners of the event’s competition received cash prize and specially established awards from Partners and Sponsors.
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