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MARCHMONT Business LAB 2012
3 - 5 October 2012
Belgorod
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Training program

Official venue: Belgorod, Kostyukova 46, BSTU Shukhov

October 3, 2012

Day 1

09.00 – 09.30 Welcoming Coffee & Registration

09.30 – 10.00 Press Briefing

10.00 – 10.45 Opening session. Welcoming words

Moderator: Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Partner, MARCHMONT Capital Partners. 20 years of successful venture capital , private equity and corporate finance investing and advisory work in Russia

Topics for discussion:

• Regional innovation cluster development in Russia – linking federal initiatives with regional entrepreneurs

• Breaking down barriers and seeking synergies between Government, Business & Academia

Trainers and consultants:

Sergei Glagolev,Rector BSTU. VG Shukhov, doctor of economic sciences, professor

Alexei Shuleshko,First Deputy Head of the Department of Economic Development of the Belgorod region

Evgeni Kotelnikov,director of Belgorod Regional Resource and Innovation Centre

Sergey Mitrofanov,Chief Strategy SOCIALIST Company; partner Company BRANDFLIGHT "

Vitaly Vinogradov, Co-Founder and CEO, i-Accelerator, deputy Director of "Innovation Center of the Higher School of Economics", Moscow

Igor Churakov, Head of "Derzayn" venture capitalist, associate professor of Voronezh GASU (architecture), Voronezh

10.45 – 11.30 Introduction by Kendrick White

11.30 - 13.30 Workshop 1 “From the Lab to the Market - Building a Team which can succeed in raising Seed & Start Up Capital”

Trainer :

Sergey Mitrofanov, Chief Strategy SOCIALIST Company; partner Company BRANDFLIGHT ", specialized in developing marketing, branding and sales strategies for Russian enterprises seeking to expand domestic and international market share. Has built extensive practical experience during the past 20 years in business development, using an academic foundation in economics &engineering together with an MBA from the Stockholm School.

Topics for discussion:

• Building an effective team to lead product development and market intro

• Who Should Lead the Venture Management Team?

• The role of executive education in training venture management leaders

• Success stories and Lessons learned in building teams

• The Role of mentors in preparing Start Ups for the Real World

• Questions and Answers

13.30 – 14.30 Dinner

14.30 - 16.00 Master-class “Corporate R&D Investing - building Russian innovation market”

Trainer:

Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Partner, MARCHMONT Capital Partners. 20 years of successful venture capital , private equity and corporate finance investing and advisory work in Russia

Topics for discussion:

• Global Trends in Corporate R&D investing – questions of licensing and technology transfer

• Global best practices in technology commercialization, tech transfer and tax law formulation

• Case Study about Corporate R&D investing in Federal Express (FedEx)

16.00 – 18.00 Workshop 2”Market Driven Technology Commercialization - Global Best Practices in IP Protection & Licensing”

Trainer:

Vitaly Vinogradov, Co-Founder and CEO, i-Accelerator, deputy Director of "Innovation Center of the Higher School of Economics", Moscow

Topics for discussion:

• Intellectual property types and their transfer

• Formulating the strategies for IP protection / IP rights

• The difference between patents and know how

• International patenting process in Europe and North America

• Intellectual property valuation

• University R&D Commercialization - Does FZ 217 work? If not , how to fix it?

• Questions and Answers

16.00 - 18.00 Training on the selection and evaluation of innovative projects: the consistent presentation of the projects panel of experts conducting individual counseling participants in round tables

Chairman of the Expert Council: Kendrick D. White, founder and managing partner, Marchmont Capital Partners

October 4, 2012

Day 2

10.00 – 10.30 Press Briefing

10.30 - 12.30 “Innovation Community Drivers: Government, Business & Academia – Who Leads? Why Follow?”

Trainer:

Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Partner, MARCHMONT Capital Partners

Topics for discussion:

• The importance of establishing an efficient tax & legal framework specifically designed to reduce systemic business risks and increase private sector investments into modernization;

• How RF institutions and federal programs can support the commercialization of both academic science and private sector High Tech Innovation ideas – the POC as a systemic catalyst;

• Regional innovation cluster development strategies - success stories and lessons learned;

• Can Russia create an effective 21st century bottom up driven innovation economy - in spite of its historical top down administrative and cultural barriers?

12.30 – 13.00 Master-class "features and problems of the innovation economy in the era of post-industrial transition boundary XX-XXI centuries"

Trainer:

Igor Churakov, Head of "Derzayn" venture capitalist, associate professor of Voronezh GASU (architecture), Voronezh

13.00 – 13.30 Dinner

13.30 – 16.00 Master Class «Entrepreneurs Support Programs»

Trainer:

Vitaly Vinogradov, Co-Founder and CEO, i-Accelerator, deputy Director of "Innovation Center of the Higher School of Economics", Moscow. A pioneer in creating an innovative approach to cultivating and developing new enterprise start-ups. A professional lawyer & linguist by training, specializing in business development with both international (Big 4) consulting experience as well as banking and private equity fund management.

Topics for discussion:

• Incubators and accelerators, types, status, goals and tasks

• Terms of cooperation with i-Accelerator and other such support programs

• Y Combinator, Tech Stars, Plug & Play and other mentoring and offsite incubation programs

• Competitions, test crash programs and other such survival “battles”

16.00 – 17.30 Master-class “Corporate R&D Investing - building Russian innovation market”

Trainer:

 Michael Treyvish, president of rating agency OmniGrade (Moscow, Vienna), Board Member, Director, Asian Branch of the International Factors Group (Brussels), President of the East European Factoring Association, Moscow, Vienna, Brussels.

Topics for discussion:

• The use of outsourcing and crowdsourcing in finding innovative solutions and promote innovative products

17.30-18.00 Master-class “UK 40 years on the way of modernization. Historical aspects of the venture capital”

Trainer:

Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Partner, MARCHMONT Capital Partners

Topics for discussion:

Culture as a major factor determining the development of the economy

12.00 – 16.00 Training on the selection and evaluation of innovative projects: the consistent presentation of the projects panel of experts conducting individual counseling participants in round tables

Chairman of the Expert Council: Kendrick D. White, founder and managing partner, Marchmont Capital Partners

October 5, 2012

Day 3

10.00 – 17.00 Innovation project presentations to Experts Panel A team of project evaluation experts of between 2-5 people will be formed and work from 10.00 to 19.00

This team will review individual project presentations, up to 10 minutes per presentation plus 10 minutes of feedback for each project team. The team of experts will review between 15-20 individual projects during the day, which will have been pre-selected by the local technopark partner. The experts will make commercial viability assessment on each project anâ discuss the results with each team and provide immediate feedback. The experts will select the top 5 projects which will qualify for the one-on-one consultations during Day 3. For up to one hour of individual consultations. Based on the results of the consultations, certain projects may be invited to join more intensive training and consulting assessments and support from MARCHMONT Business Lab in Nizhny Novgorod.

17.00 Closing Ceremony – Announcing the winners .

Contacts:

Alena Ryabinina, Manager, PR & Events Department, +7 831 419-45-65 (130), a.ryabinina@marchmont.ru

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