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Four Russian tech start-ups join MassChallenge’s best and brightest

11 Jun '13
Late last month, MassChallenge, a nonprofit organization that runs a $1m annual global start-up competition, hand-picked 128 first-round winners to join its 2013 Accelerator Program. Four Russian start-ups had made it to the 2013 MassChallenge class, East-West Digital News, the international resource on Russian digital industries, reported last week.

Dressformer has developed a mobile technology platform for online retailers and individual consumers, enabling the user to virtually “try on” clothing prior to purchase, and receive personal and/or professional feedback on their choices prior to buying.

Qbaka offers a tool made to discover and monitor errors that occur in Javasńript code stemming from differences between browsers, operating systems, and plugins in which Javasńript runs.

Zet Universe has put together what it refers to as an “intuitive integrated information system” that enables Project Managers to spatially organize project documents and make more informed decisions using tablets and laptops.

SputnikBot aims to help children develop basic programming skills and “become digital creators instead of consumers” by offering them mobile-based educational games.

The 128 finalists, including these four, now expect to receive rigorous training in start-up business processes, presentation skills, financial planning and marketing. They will then meet for the final project pitch on October 17-21, 2013. The competition will conclude with an awards ceremony on October 30.
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