More than 1,200 Russian entrepreneurs receive consultations from venture market experts

More than 1,200 Russian entrepreneurs receive consultations from venture market experts

Today, during the first half of the program of the Regional practical consulting sessions (RSPK) from RVC, lectures and workshops were held in 11 cities of Russia, which were attended by more than 1,200 entrepreneurs and investors. More than 360 projects have received the RSPK experts' advice and more than 250 applications were filed for participation in the GenerationS federal technology start-up accelerator by RVC.

Regional practical consulting sessions (RPCS) — free intensive programs organized by RVC intended for representatives of innovative companies, the scientific community, universities, professionals and investors will be held from June to September in twenty cities of Russia and the CIS countries. This year, the RPCS program will be expanded: it will include educational modules for investors and business angels. The RPCS-2016 operator is LOGA Group.

Currently, within RSPK lectures and workshops were held in 11 cities: Barnaul, Omsk, Grozniy, Vladikavkaz, Rostov-on-Don, Chelyabinsk, Cheboksary, Yakutsk, Penza, Orenburg, and Tambov. This year, among the experts of the program have been: Chairman of the Expert Council and CEO of LOGA Group, Alexander Loktionov, as well as the members of the expert council of the Russian office of the international Global Fund Seed Forum International Foundation Dmitry Kovalenko, Hayk Asriyan and Nikolai Zaichenko, and the representatives of regional technology parks, business communities and regional administrations.

In addition, the program of regional sessions includes training to participate in technological projects GenerationS — the largest start-up accelerator in Russia and Eastern Europe, which has been held by RVC since 2013.

This year, the RSPK program has gained a modular format and is divided into three thematic areas. The educational intensive program for start-ups consists of three modules. The first module includes lectures on the basics of venture financing and entrepreneurship, individual training of projects for presenting to investors. The second module is formed in accordance with the request of the region and may include workshops, networking and advice, as well as individual training projects. The third module is held for representatives of venture funds, the business angels’ community and regional innovation centres and will include, in particular, advice to investors in accordance with the requested area of topics. The program allows its participants within two to three days to get practical skills in project development and gain useful contacts.

RPCS have been working for eight years, and since the beginning of the program, more than 170 regional sessions of practical consulting were held, the skills and practical knowledge from which were received by about 12,000 people in 2008.

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