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MARCHMONT Business LAB 2012
12 - 14 September 2012
Kazan
Organizer(s):
Marchmont Capital Partners
Marchmont Capital Partners
MARCHMONT Capital Partners is an independent, American-owned company providing media and investment consulting services.

MARCHMONT Capital Partners conducts regular investment forums for business leaders in key Russian regions. The main target of these forums is to overcome barriers for investors who are seeking investment possibilities in the regions. A task is to unite business and community leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, business angel investors and local administrations seeking to improve the competitiveness and efficiency of local industries and integrate the regions into global business society.
General partner(s):

Co-Organizer(s):
Technopolis Himgrad
Technopolis Himgrad

Strategic Partner:
Russian Venture Company (OJSC)
Russian Venture Company (OJSC)
Russian Venture Company (OJSC) (RVC or Russian Venture Company) is a government fund of funds and a development institute of the Russian Federation, one of Russia's key tools in building its own national innovation system.

Russian Venture Company was established by Russian Government on June 7, 2006 (Order No. 838-r). Its mission is to encourage Russia’s own VC industry and boost capital of VC funds. RVC’s role is that of a government fund of venture capital funds channeling public incentives to venture capital and financial support to the hi-tech sector, and of a Russian VC industry development institute.

RVC’s authorized capital — RUB 30 011 320 700 (about US$ 1022 mln.) — is 100% owned by the Federal Agency for State Property Management (Rosimuschestvo). The Board is composed of seven directors, including Elvira Nabiullina (Russian Minister of Economic Development), Andrey Fursenko (Russian Minister of Education), Igor Artemyev (Head of Antitrust Committee), Sergey Guriev (Rector of Russian Economic School), Yigal Erlich (founder and Managing Partner of Yozma Group), Esko Aho (Prime Minister of Finland in 1991-1995, current member of the Executive Committee of Nokia Group), and Igor Agamirzian, CEO of RVC.

RVC operates through private-public partnerships that take form of private VC funds: 49% of their capital is contributed by RVC—to be matched by 51% from private investors.

RVC backed VC funds’ investment priorities focus on technologies from the Critical Technologies List approved by Russian President.

So far, these funds include: VTB Venture Fund (RUB 3,061 mln i.e. about US$ 104 mln.), Bioprocess Capital Ventures (RUB 3,000 mln i.e. about US$ 102 mln.), Maxwell Bio-Tech (RUB 3,061 mln i.e. about US$ 104 mln.),), Leader Innovations (RUB 3,000 mln i.e. about US$ 102 mln.), Tamir Fishman CiG Russian Fund (RUB 2,000 mln i.e. about US$ 68 mln.), S-Group Ventures (RUB 1,800 mln i.e. about US$ 61 mln.) and New Technologies (RUB 3,061 mln i.e. about US$ 104 mln.).

As on February 2010, RVC backed funds run a portfolio of 27 companies, invested capital totaling RUB 4.413 bln i.e. about US$ 149 mln. more...
Regional Informational partners:
Kazan 24
Kazan 24
Startobaza
Startobaza

"Startobaza" is a managing company that provides strong support on seed and preseed stages to startup-projects in IT-sphere.

 We search, analyze and promote IT-ideas and create them into a complete IT-project. We help IT-projects put their teams together, plan their strategy, find investments and gain financial support for the development and market realization of the project.

We are interested in different kinds of start-up projects in the field of Information Technology – from developing integrated software systems to different web-games and mobile applications. Our goal is to help IT-startup companies to build a stable and market-oriented business.

«Delovoy Kvartal» Kazan
«Delovoy Kvartal» Kazan


Informational partners:
Venture Business News
Venture Business News

«Time of Innovation» magazine
«Time of Innovation» magazine

Monthly business magazine "Time Innovation" is dedicated to the development of innovation in various segments of the economy. The main purpose of the magazine editors saw in providing information support to all participants of the innovation processes. The editors joined in an active business life and are in talks to conferences and "round tables" on information sites in Moscow and regions. The basis of our work - the release of high quality, both in content and design, issues of the journal. The magazine is distributed by subscription, direct mailing, exhibitions and all events, to which is the magazine "Time Innovation".

Startup Afisha
Startup Afisha
Opora-Credit
Opora-Credit
Imperia Kadrov
Imperia Kadrov
IMPERIA KADROV has been successfully going at personnel search market of Russia since 1995.

During the years past IMPERIA KADROV has deservedly reached the status of one of the personnel search market leaders. And today the list of our Customers includes Russian and international key companies representing various chief business segments: Retail, Finance and Banking, Industry, Fuel-energy complex, Building and Development, Informational technologies and Telecommunications, Advertisement and PR, Consulting, Trade, Medicine and Pharmacy.

Our Customers value individual approach and professional team involved in the working process running with us, which makes possible solving different targets successfully in the shortest periods of time:
*Recruiting services: personnel of different degrees and levels search.
*Outstaffing / Temporary personnel provision: personnel costs optimization.
*Consulting services: efficient business support.

The complete list of our Customers today includes over 1000 brand-names. Daily we provide them with more then 50 employees.
In November 2008 we inaugurated our new office in Krasnodar.
In 2009 we opened new branch office in St.-Petersburg.
IMPERIA KADROV is member of Association of Personnel Search Consultants, American Chamber of Commerce and Moscow International Business Association Service-bureau.
During the working process IMPERIA KADROV follows ethical principles included into the agency’s Ethical code rigidly.
IMPERIA KADROV mission: We connect employers who need a professional team with employees looking for favorable job.
IMPERIA KADROV history is a continuous Story of Success. The Story of Success of people, who found their vocation and made a career. The Story of Success of our Customers, who found with our assistance valuable employees and qualified specialists. The Story of Success of the company’s Employees, many of which started with us reached the career light on the top.

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS:
In 2008 IMPERIA KADROV was awarded with Moscow Population State Placement Service Government Certificate of Honor.
In 2007-2008 IMPERIA KADROV was among the top-three in RBC annual ratings of Russian recruiting companies.
In 2006 IMPERIA KADROV was awarded by Protection of Consumers Russian Fund Diploma “For contribution to civilized consumer market of Russia forming” during the festivals “The best in Russia”, “The best in Moscow”, “The best in Moscow area”.
In 2005 IMPERIA KADROV got the prize “For the most loyal Customers” as a result of the recruitment market research organized by Personnel Management Magazine.
In 1997-1998 recruiting services market of Russia researches made under the order of Reconstruction and Development International Bank showed, that IMPERIA KADROV has the leading positions between personnel search agencies in the spheres of top management, accounts and finance, sales, ads and marketing and logistics vacancies filled. IMPERIA KADROV got the highest mark from the Customer companies when they called us the agency, operating with which was the most effective.
Angel-Investors Association of the Urals
Angel-Investors Association of the Urals

Daily paper «Vedomosti»
Daily paper «Vedomosti»
Business daily Vedomosti is a unique project. Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal, the world’s leading business newspapers, joined their efforts to bring it to life. Together with the largest Russian publishing house Sanoma Independent Media, they have been publishing Vedomosti since 1999.
Vedomosti sees its mission in providing readers with timely, detailed and objective coverage. More than 100 journalists in Moscow and regions of Russia, with the help of reporters of Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal’s international networks, inform readers on a daily basis about the most important economic, political, financial and corporate events, offering an in-depth analysis and forecasts.
GreenfieldProject
GreenfieldProject

Assessment and Information on Innovations and Investments in Russian Regions of the Volga
i-accelerator
i-accelerator

TV channel «Uspeh» (Success) is an unique thematic channel, which gives managers and owners of small and medium-sized businesses all the tools and information to achieve personal and professional success. Broadcast coverage: all Russia, countries of the near abroad.


StartupPoint
StartupPoint
Association of Personnel Search Consultants
Association of Personnel Search Consultants
Association of Personnel Search Consultants (APSC) is the largest and the most reputable professional union of recruiters on the territory of the Russian Federation, the CIS and Eastern Europe. The activity of APSC is targeted at providing effective employment of high-profile specialists in the era of market economy.

The APSC mission is to assist the development of the civilized personnel search market in Russia.

The tasks of APSC are:
*formulating professional ethic standards for APSC members;
*providing members of the Association with professional information;
*assisting in upgrading qualification of specialists within the framework of the Association;
*building up and upholding high professional reputation of APSC members;
*representing and protecting the common interests of APSC HR community in the relations with government authorities;
*interacting with international personnel search consultants' organizations.

The composition of APSC:
*More than 100 best personnel search and selection agencies from 26 Russian cities (from Vladivostok to Kaliningrad) as well as recruiting agencies from Belarus and the Ukraine;
*5 regional departments and 8 clubs "Territoria personala";
*Research and Training centers.

The history of APSC:
*1991 "The Izvestya newspaper" published the article "Headhunters" by Vasiliy Zakharko.
*1996 Creation of APSC on the non-commercial basis.
*1997 Foundation of Professional Ethics Commission.
*1997-1998 Well-known American, Canadian and European recruiters held seminars for recruiters in Moscow, Krasnodar, Minsk, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk.
*1998 APSC performed enormous assistance to recruiting agencies in preserving and developing personnel search business during the economic crisis in Russia.
*2000 Organization of the First International Congress in Kiev "Eurasia" employment in the 21st century" with the assistance of International Labor Organization.
*2001 Establishment of the Board of Experts of APSC.
*2002 Registration of the Internet site www.apsc.ru.
*2004-2005 Adoption of the Code of Interpersonal relations of HR market participants after the wide discussion in 20 Russian cities.
*2005 Working out of "The Program of personnel search market development".
*2006 Accomplishment of All - Russian project "Enhancement of efficiency of graduate employment in the era of market economy".
*2006 Creation of Media clubs network "Territoria personala" in 8 Russian cities.
Business Incubator Higher School of Economics
Business Incubator Higher School of Economics
Business Incubator was founded in 2006 by students and professors of State University – Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow, and has quickly become a catalyst for student entrepreneurial activities far beyond its HSE walls.

The Incubator concurrently hosts up to six startup teams. Startups get a fully equipped office space, administrative and consulting support. They also enjoy free participation at HSE and industry events, and take full advantage of networking opportunities provided by the Incubator’s team.

In just 3 years since its inception, the Incubator became a starting ground for a number of well-known student companies: SmartKniga, Skillopedia.ru, Native Speakers Club, Roomix, PensiaMarket, TimePad, and others.
Business Project Competition

Business project competitions serve an important purpose of popularizing entrepreneurship among students, searching for talented young entrepreneurs and “Next Big Thing” ideas.

HSE {10K} was initiated in 2006 as an analog for the MIT(100K) competition. It is a contest of students’ business projects – be it an idea or a young company.

Startup of the Year is another popular contest that attracts ambitious young entrepreneurs. They not only have to defend their business model, but present the audience with a short video about their startup. Winners of HSE {10K} and Startup of the Year receive cash prizes and a two-year residency at the Incubator.

The Incubator also runs less formal contests and business games:

* Iron Entrepreneur started as a team-building tool for HSE{10K} and spread virally throughout the country.
* Flip-Chat is very popular among technology students, as it allows to generate and present business ideas without an emphasis on presentation skills.

The Incubator partners up with other organizations to run regular business and networking events for startups and young entrepreneurs: BIT contest, Startup Weekend, Startup Point, Harvest (Greenfield.ru project) and many others.

The Incubator capitalizes on the leading role of HSE as a provider of entrepreneurial knowledge. It runs courses in entrepreneurship as well as stand-alone seminars provided by real entrepreneurs. Over 60% of participants come from other schools (mostly technology-oriented), and almost all of them participate in other events organized by the Incubator. Currently, the Incubator offers the following courses in entrepreneurship:

* How to Start a Successful Business, or Entrepreneurship 101,
* Business Laboratory,
* Creative Thinking in Business.


HSE{sun} is a yearly summer conference for Russian entrepreneurial support organizations. The Incubator invites participants from other schools, technology parks, venture firms, private businesses and multinational corporations to discuss common challenges in fostering entrepreneurship, and collaborate on designing a more effective support infrastructure for innovative businesses.
Institute for the Development of Financial Markets
Institute for the Development of Financial Markets
The Institute's main activities include:
*Organizing and holding public events, such as: conferences, seminars, round tables, forums, and presentations;
*Training students to successfully pass qualifications exams, upgrading qualifications of working securities market experts, and conducting professional seminars;
*Organizing corporate courses and consultation seminars both in Moscow and in Russia's regions.

Utilizing highly skilled tutors - who are actively engaged in financial markets - in the training process facilitates effective qualitative training of market participants.

Institute employees are a stable and experienced team - having successfully carried out more than a dozen large-scale projects, as well as having organized and held a large number of professional conferences, congresses and forums. The Institute's conferences have always been well attended by a large, varied and professional audience; these conferences have also received extensive coverage from leading Russian and foreign mass media. The Institute's organized events, which include both Russian participants and foreign partners, including: investors, leading representations from major exchanges, state officials, and journalists, have made it possible to create a convenient meeting ground where representatives of Russian business and their foreign counterparts can get together for mutual cooperation.

The Institute for the Development of Financial Markets (IRFR) is currently engaged in a number of exciting projects focused on advising a wide range of Russian companies on appropriate mechanisms and best-practice techniques for attracting investment. Among the long-term and multi-stage targets are:
*Upgrading regional economic and investment policy;
*Creating favorable, long-term conditions for investment into the Russian economy as a whole;
*Actively using financial market mechanisms to attract investment;
*Organizing effective inter-regional economic cooperation.

Established in 1997 by Federal Securities Markets Commission, Central European University, and Economic Analysis Institute, the Institute of Stock Market and Management (ISMM) has been keeping positions as leading research and professional education centre for financial markets, management, investment, and marketing. 
 The Institute holds wide range of seminars and trainings devoted to capital markets, business accounting, appraisal, marketing, risk management, project finance, investor relations, as well CIM and CISI professional qualifications. 
 ISMM organizes series of annual high-profile sector events such as IPO Congress, National Conference of Financial Market Participants as well as different topical round-table discussions. 
 The Institute holds annual National Financial Market Contest for High School Students, large-scale project, aiming at financial literacy improvement. 



VENTURE it
VENTURE it
Partner(s):

General partner(s)
Co-Organizer(s)
Technopolis Himgrad

Strategic Partner
Russian Venture Company (OJSC)
Regional Informational partners
Kazan 24

Startobaza

«Delovoy Kvartal» Kazan



Informational partners
Venture Business News



«Time of Innovation» magazine

Startup Afisha

Opora-Credit

Imperia Kadrov

Angel-Investors Association of the Urals



Daily paper «Vedomosti»

GreenfieldProject



i-accelerator





StartupPoint

Association of Personnel Search Consultants

Business Incubator Higher School of Economics

Institute for the Development of Financial Markets







VENTURE it
Partner(s)
Marchmont Capital Partners, LLC
23/8, Gagarin Avenue, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 603000
Tel/Fax: +7 (831) 434-59-11
info@marchmont.ru