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Digital October hosts “Online Entrepreneurship in Russia” roundtable

7 Dec '12
Source: Fastlane Ventures

Moscow’s Digital October innovation center is hosting on December 10 the “Online entrepreneurship in Russia” roundtable, which is part of a TechCrunch conference.

The roundtable is organized and led by Fastlane Ventures, a Russian Internet project accelerator, and the Russian E-Communication Association (RECA), with participation of VTB Capital, a venture firm.

Time: 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: 6 Bersenevskaya Naberezhnaya, Digital October, Press Room

Roundtable participants will discuss major issues critical for the development of online entrepreneurship in Russia, and are expected to offer some suggestions and solutions. The following problems will be debated:

 Fostering a culture of entrepreneurship;
 Training skilled staff;
 Boosting investing activity;
 Measures the government could take to support the industry.

Andrei Zotov, managing partner at AJD Consulting, will serve as the roundtable moderator.

The following entrepreneurs, VC investors and government officials are expected to participate:

 Aidar Kaliev, CEO, VTB Capital

 Marina Treshchova, CEO, Fastlane Ventures

 Sergei Grebennikov, deputy CEO, RECA

 Dmitry Repin, CEO, Digital October

 Kenes Rakishev, investor, entrepreneur (Kazakhstan)

 Viktor Kuznetsov, founder, Vse Instrumenty

 Eram Titz, partner, Ernst&Young (Israel)

 Mark Shmulevich, deputy minister, Russian Ministry of Telecommunications

 Svetlana Nikiforova, managing partner, Startobaza

For mass media participation details please contact Natalia Svetova (nsvetova@fastlaneventures.ru) or Dmitry Morkovin (dmorkovin@komendantovpr.com) .
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