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MARCHMONT Business LAB 2012
12 - 14 September 2012
Kazan
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Training program

Official venue: "Technopark in high-tech" IT Park " (52, Peterburgskaya Str., Kazan)

 September 12, 2012

Day 1

09.00 – 10.00 Welcoming Coffee & Registration

10.00 – 11.00 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:

Andrey Shpilenko, Chairman of the Board of Directors, OJSC Technopark “Systema-Sarov”; Director, Non-Commercial Partnership “High Tech Technoparks Association”, Moscow

Linar Yakupov, Head of Investment Promotion Agency of Tajikistan

Ildar Ablaev, General director of ANO "Tatar Academy of Management Innovation Economy"

Dinar Nasurov, Director of GAU "Technopark in the high-tech" IT Park "

Albert Karimov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of "Khimgrad", chairman of the Supervisory Board of "UK" Idea Capital ", Kazan// Airat Gizatullin manager of “Khimgrad” , Kazan

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

 • Peter Nemoy, Business Consultant, Expert in innovation creative technology, developer of author's educational programs on strategic management for top-managers and business owners

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

 • Oksana Petrova, manager of maintenance projects RVC and Ekaterina Petrova coordinator of educational programs RVC

11.00 - 11.30 “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?

11.30 – 13.00 Master-class “Commercialization of projects. Creativity, Culture, Design”

Trainers and consultants:

• Peter Nemoy, Business Consultant, Expert in innovation creative technology, developer of author's educational programs on strategic management for top-managers and business owners

Topics for discussion:

• The effectiveness of the creative environment and its impact on the economy. Analysis of the previous global experience. Science cities and cultural centers

• Tools of creative economy. The newest approach to team building and product creation in various fields of activities. Experience of McKinsey, Cirque du Soleil etc.

 • Interactive part. Analysis of several case studies presented at the forum, together with their developers. Tools & formation of an effective strategy. From idea to the investments

• Questions and Answers

13.00 - 13.30 Networking

Zone 1

13.30 – 15.00 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

15.00 – 15.30 Networking

15.30 - 17.30 Workshop prepared by IT Park Kazan

Trainer:

Aidar Bulatov, Chairman, Group «Bulatov Group»

17.30 - 18.00 Master-class “Corporate R&D Investing - building Russian innovation market”

Trainer:

 Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Partner, MARCHMONT Capital Partners

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)

Zone 2

13.30 - 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

September 13, 2012

 Day 2

10.00 - 10.30 Workshop "Venture Accelerator. Commercialization projects at an early stage "

Trainer:

 Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Partner, MARCHMONT Capital Partners

Topics for discussion:

• Business and character skills needed to succeed;

• What’s an Elevator Pitch?

• Seize the Opportunities when they come!

 • Know the Market!

• Ten slides, few words, big print, lots of pictures;

• Be Ready to answers questions on your market, competitors, IRR,

 • Marginal Profit and so forth - three strikes and you are out!

 • Presenting your Pitch in person - "You've got five minutes“

11.00 - 11.30 Workshop prepared by IT Park Kazan

Trainer:

Robert Galiullin, First Deputy Head of the Investment Promotion Agency of the Republic of Tatarstan

Liana Saetova, Deputy Head of Investment Promotion Agency of the Republic of Tatarstan

11.30 – 13.00 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”

13.00 – 13.30 Networking

 13.30 – 15.30 Workshop ”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

15.30 – 16.00 Networking

16.00 – 17.30 Workshop prepared by IT Park Kazan

Trainers and consultants:

Guzel Khismatullina, business manager, director and owner of a training company Teamsoft,

Eugene Kulyushin, Head of Investment Projects Company "Broker Finance"

Sergei Maslehin, Head Company "right solution" Consulting Company

Topics for discussion:

• Reasons for resistance innovation within organizations

• No plan as one of the causes of resistance. How to plan

• Implementation plan with multiple (competing) goals

• Building an innovation culture within the company: where to start and how to implement

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

September 14, 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

The use of regional innovation cluster eco-systems in the creation of successful high-tech start-ups with high growing potential scalability.

Contacts:

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

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Technopolis Himgrad

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Russian Venture Company (OJSC)
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«Delovoy Kvartal» Kazan



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Venture Business News



«Time of Innovation» magazine

Startup Afisha

Opora-Credit

Imperia Kadrov

Angel-Investors Association of the Urals



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GreenfieldProject



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StartupPoint

Association of Personnel Search Consultants

Business Incubator Higher School of Economics

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