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MARCHMONT Business LAB 2012
18 - 20 April 2012
Nizhny Novgorod
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):

Official sponsor(s):
The Imperial Tailoring
The Imperial Tailoring
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 Russias own VC industry and boost capital of VC funds. RVCs 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.

RVCs 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 RVCto 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...
Informational partners:
i-accelerator
i-accelerator
GreenfieldProject
GreenfieldProject
Business Club Magazine
Business Club Magazine


Innovaterussia.ru
Innovaterussia.ru
National Research University Higher School of Economics (Nizhny Novgorod Branch)
National Research University Higher School of Economics (Nizhny Novgorod Branch)
The Higher School of Economics was founded on November 27th, 1992, by an Ordinance of the RF Government. On December 23rd, 2010, the University received the status of an autonomous educational institution.

The system of education at the HSE ensures the competitiveness of Russian education in its most urgently needed and, at the same time, weakest sphere - economics and social sciences. The School was the first in Russia to adopt the commonly accepted world-wide "4+2" practice: four years of undergraduate study and two years for Master`s courses.

HSE has 32 research institutes and centres along with 30 research and educational laboratories. Also the HSE has its own Publishing house.

The HSE curricula are recognized by numerous leading foreign universities, which make it possible to carry out double-degree programs. Student exchange programs have also been introduced.

The HSE contacts
Address: 25/12, B.Pecherskaya str. Nizhny Novgorod, 603155, Russia
Phone: +7 (831) 416-9-777


Nizhny Novgorod Center for Entrepreneurship NRU HSE
Nizhny Novgorod Center for Entrepreneurship NRU HSE was founded on 2010. Its mission is the creation and development of innovation infrastructure of the University as well as removal of entrepreneurship in the region to a new level.

Main activities:
Consulting;
Development of partnerships;
Community development.

Center for Entrepreneurship has wide competence: for example, in the Center for student projects competitions we develop an idea to existing business. A student of any university can become a member of the Business-club "Entrepreneur" to communicate and get knowledge from the professionals of the Russian and international business. There are new ideas are born, cross-functional teams gather and the business plan of the international sample is developed. Then they participate in competitions at various levels to which we are preparing them. The winning projects are invited to a business incubator, where the game begins by the rules of a real business.
Due to wide scope of activities, the Centre for Entrepreneurship gradually forms an innovative ecosystem around itself. There is an area, where cross innovators, investors, entrepreneurs and students.

Nizhny Novgorod Center for Entrepreneurship NRU HSE contacts
Address: 136, Rodionova str. Nizhny Novgorod, 603093, Russia
Phone: +7 (831) 436-17-91
Ingria Business Incubator
Ingria Business Incubator
Ingria Business Incubator was founded by the Government of St. Petersburg. It is part of St. Petersburg high-tech Technopark and a site for launching small businesses utilizing new knowledge, technologies and solutions.
Mission: To utilize societys human resources, to foster entrepreneurial activity by providing access to required financial resources, business contacts and professional management support.


Web-portal Expomap.Ru
Web-portal Expomap.Ru
Expomap.ru is a well-known Russian web portal devoted to trade shows, the exhibition industry and related services. Its data base includes more then 30,000 exhibitions from Russia and the CIS Region and all over the world. The web-portal is owned by Serve Businesses Worldwide (Russia). The user-friendly well-designed Expomap Web portal provides an effective retrieval system, a choice of different exhibition services, business consultancy and advise, regular online-support, latest market data and news and related articles.

Our major business is providing assistance and logistics support in organizing trade fair participation, organisation of the corporate advertising campaign all over the world, consulting on any foreign event, remote trade fair visiting, interpretation service when abroad and organization of business tours.

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

General partner(s)
Official sponsor(s)
The Imperial Tailoring
Strategic Partner
Russian Venture Company (OJSC)
Informational partners
i-accelerator

GreenfieldProject

Business Club Magazine





Innovaterussia.ru

National Research University Higher School of Economics (Nizhny Novgorod Branch)

Ingria Business Incubator





Web-portal Expomap.Ru



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