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HSE Campus in PermBusiness IncubatorNewsBecome a Participant in the biggest startup contest: Startup-Tour 2016

Become a Participant in the biggest startup contest: Startup-Tour 2016

Startup-Tour is the most ambitious project in Russia and CIS for finding promising innovative high-technology start-up teams.

Startup-Tour is the most ambitious project in Russia and CIS for finding promising innovative high-technology start-up teams.

In 2016 Startup-Tour will visit 11 Russian cities, as well as 2 cities in the CIS-Kazakhstan (Almaty) and Belarus (Minsk).

The applications are now being accepted at www.startup-tour.ru.

During the tour, juries will evaluate at least 1200 startups. The jury and the mentoring program will bring together 50 of the best market experts: well-known businessmen, mentors, business angels, representatives of investment funds and institutions of development. Startup-Tour winners in2016 will be able to take part in an ambitious Startup Village Conference at Skolkovo,as well as share 100 million ruble prize fund, provided by the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises in the scientific and technical sphere (FASIE).

In 2016, the Tour program has changee substantially. In addition to the contest, an important aspect will be training that will help participants develop their projects and improve business skills:

·    Educational Tour program is a variety of sessions on global trends and international practices; it contains many practical lessons and training for the development of personal and professional qualities of entrepreneurs

·    Mentoring sessions: meetings, where in the course of practical work in conjunction with a team of experts, startups will be able to create the right business model and get tips on attracting investments

The competition program of 2016 year includes five key areas: biological and medical technology, biotechnology in agriculture andindustry, industrial technologies and materials, energy and energy efficient technologies, and  information technology.

Startup-tour opens February 1, 2016 in Irkutsk.

The schedule and the program are available at www.startup-tour.ru.