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10 Regional Practical Consulting Sessions will be held in the Russian regions and the CIS countries by the end of this year

23.10.2015

10 Regional Practical Consulting Sessions will be held in the Russian regions and the CIS countries by the end of this year

Regional sessions are interesting and necessary to the regions as, first of all, the work with companies is carried out in the field, and the federal experts are totally in the local context. Regional Practical Consulting Sessions (RPCS) represent the RVC's own format. Since 2008, more than 130 regional practical consulting sessions have been held by RVC in collaboration with its partners, and about 9,000 people have gained knowledge and practical skills. The sessions' special aspect consists in a targeted instructional work that the leading experts do with the projects, ensuring their availability for regional technology entrepreneurs.

Until December 15, 2015, the program will be implemented in 10 cities: Stavropol, Novokuznetsk, Kaliningrad, Yaroslavl, Almaty, Izhevsk, Vladivostok, Ufa, Perm, Nizhny Novgorod, regional venture capital funds and universities will be the program's partners. The program for the second half of 2015 was inaugurated with the RVC's general support, with the support of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Stavropol Territory and "Fund of assistance to innovative development of the Stavropol Territory" NPO in one of the key days of the Forum "Innovation Week in the Stavropol Territory".

"We decided to hold RPCS because the fast growth of small high-tech companies is extremely important to us, and to ensure the growth, creative ideas, practice and experts experience are required", as welcomed the RPCS participants Alexander Dolin, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Stavropol Territory, Head of Modernization, Economy, Innovation and Nano-technology Directorate.The key upgrade of the RPCS program consisted in a significant expansion of thematic modules and focus on working with corporate customers. In addition to the activities on preparation of the investment proposal, creation of the business value and patenting, during the second half year, the session's participants will learn about effective sales techniques and promotion of innovative projects products for corporations.

The entrepreneurs showed a great interest to the federal GenerationS accelerator and the possibility of corporate orders from large companies."This approach, when during the training, the participants are guided by specific customers, is absolutely correct and interesting", commented Andrey Arutunyan, President of "Softservice", regional IT Developer Company.

RPCS sessions were attended by representatives of investment funds and municipal customers."We have been in need for the offers elaborated for the city concerns for ages. Of course, it is correct to carry out work with the companies in our region", – evaluated the program Maxim Uvarov, First Deputy Head of Lermontov Administration in Stavropol Territory."We liked the proposed format very much and we are looking forward to meeting the program representatives in Ufa," – commented the program start Gulshat Shakirova, Executive Director of the Venture Fund of Bashkortostan Republic Government.

Ruslan Akhmetov, Director of the Investment Department, welcomed the participants on behalf of RVC.Ruslan told the participants about the opportunities provided to the fast-growing high-tech companies by RVC Portfolio Funds. Egor Rodin, Investment Director of RC InfraFond, shared with the participants his experience in support and funding of infrastructure projects. The business trainers of the program in Stavropol Territory were Alexander Loktionov, Director of LOGA Group & Seed Forum International Foundation in Russia, and business coaches of LOGA Group Company Vyacheslav Makovich, founder of the Go2up project, and Andrey Sartori, practicing investor, ex-director for technologies in "Skolkovo" Technopark.

As a result of the program, the participants got important information about the possibilities of developing their own innovative projects, collaboration with funds, Russian institutes for development and corporate order by RVC programs' partners. All participants received certificates of session attendance.

RVC program "Regional Practical Consulting Session – LOGA Group & Seed Forum International Foundation" is based on Seed Forum's fifteen years of experience in international investment. Since 2013, international standards, practice of sessions organisation and the work of the experienced business coaches from LOGA Group & Seed Forum International Foundation have gained public recognition and more than 500 extremely positive responses from the participants.

About RVC

RVC OJSC is a state fund of funds, development institution of the Russian Federation, and one of the key tools of the state in creating national innovation system. The authorized capital of RVC is more than 30 billion rubles. RVC's capital is owned in full by the Russian Federation represented by the Federal Agency for State Property Management of the Russian Federation (Rosimushestvo). The total number of funds formed by RVC has reached 22 with the aggregate size of 30.3 billion rubles. The share of RVC is 19.3 billion rubles. The number of innovative companies approved for investment by RVC funds has reached 182. The total amount of invested assets has reached 16.9 billion rubles. Since 2015, RVC OJSC has been defined as a project office for implementation of the National Technology Initiative (NTI) - the long-term strategy of the country's technological development, aimed at formation of new global markets by 2035.

About LOGA Group

As a venture partner, LOGA Group is providing services in holding acceleration programs, innovative market research, and preparation of high-tech projects to an investment transaction. Since 2010, LOGA Group is a co-founder of Seed Forum, an international investment forum, and General Partner of the Seed Forum International Foundation in Russia. LOGA Group & Seed Forum International Foundation have a wide network of international offices. They are working with the corporate customers and partners, such as the State Agency for Promotion of Entrepreneurship in Singapore and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. In general, the annual interaction involves 3,500 investors and entrepreneurs in 50 countries. In 2014, with the support of the Russian Technical Society, there were allocated funds for target financing of businesses of three finalists of GenerationS federal competition. In 2015, LOGA Group continues partnership with the Russian Technical Society RPO for project examination and financing within the Smart City corporate strategy of Morton Group. It is also the operator of the GenerationS Smart City track. In 2014, when the general partnership with Russian Venture Company OJSC, 1,500 Russian entrepreneurs took part in the specialized educational and expert programs by LOGA Group.



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