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Innovation Business Development
4 - 5 December 2012
Togliatti
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Training program

Day 1

December 4

Official venue: Togliatti, boulevard Korolev, 13, a business incubator Togliatti

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:

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

Konstantin Pigalov, Director of Consulting "Marchmont Capital Partners", Nizhny Novgorod

Yuriy Fedotkin, EO i-Accelerator

11.00 - 12.00 Innovation Community Drivers: Government, Business & Academia Who Leads? Why Follow?

Trainers and consultants:

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?

12.00 12.30 Networking

12.30 14.30 Workshop 1 From the Lab to the Market - Building a Team which can succeed in raising Seed & Start Up Capital

Trainers:

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

14.30 15.30 Networking

15.30 17.30 Workshop 2Market Driven Technology Commercialization - Global Best Practices in IP Protection & Licensing

Trainer:

Yuriy Fedotkin, EO i-Accelerator

Topics for discussion:

Incubators and Accelerators. Terminology: business incubators, accelerators, industrial parks, areas of innovation development, other types, status, goals and objectives. International practice. Analysis of the experience of leading countries (the U.S., Israel, etc.). Public and private initiatives;

Conditions of cooperation with i-Accelerator and other similar programs to support. What projects was / could be considered, and on what conditions are providing support, that makes cooperation with the incubator / accelerator, what strategic objectives pursued by the incubator / accelerator;

Y Combinator, Tech Stars, Plug & Play and other mentoring programs and off-site incubators. Review of the best foreign practices and pioneers in the field -/ companies, how to get to the residents / participants for the assessment of the appropriateness of specific cases and what resources are needed for this;

Contests, test programs, and the like ("battles") Overview of various competitions and selections for new entrepreneurs in Russia and abroad, and assessment of the utility and feasibility of participation, you need to become a member, contact the organizers of the recommendations for successful participation.

17.30 19.00 Dinner with key speakers

19.00 20.30 Master class "Preparation of investment project - Define your audience"

Trainers and consultants:

Konstantin Pigalov, director of consulting "Marchmont Capital Partners", Nizhny Novgorod

Topics for discussion:

Business skills and character traits necessary to succeed

What is the "elevator speech (elevator pitch)

Be prepared to see the opportunities presented

Know your market!

10 slides, a few words - a lot of pictures

Be prepared to answer questions about competitors, IRR, profit margin - "three penalties - the end of the game"

Presentation of the sentence "You have 5 minutes"

Questions and answers

Zone 2

Training on the selection and evaluation of innovative projects

12.30 14.30 Individual consultations

Kendrick D. White, founder and managing partner, Marchmont Capital Partners

Konstantin Pigalov, Director of Consulting "Marchmont Capital Partners", Nizhny Novgorod

15.30 17.30 Individual consultations

Konstantin Pigalov, Director of Consulting "Marchmont Capital Partners", Nizhny Novgorod

A team of project evaluation experts of between 2 people will be formed and work from 11.00 to 17.30. 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 an 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.

Day 2

December 5

The second day will include three parallel programs:

Zone 1 - a series of round table discussions and workshops for entrepreneurs, innovators;

Zone 2 will be an exhibition area where the project proponents will publicly present their projects;

Zone 3 will be a closed area, where the team will present "Pitches" project team of experts for evaluation and feedback.

Zone 1

09.00 - 10.00 Welcome coffee and breakfast

10.00 - 12.00 Round Table: The commercialization and entrepreneurial innovation. Science, promoted by the market

Moderator:

Kendrick D. White, founder and managing partner, Marchmont Capital Partners

Trainers and consultants:

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

Konstantin Pigalov, director of consulting "Marchmont Capital Partners", Nizhny Novgorod

Topics for discussion:

The role of the modern university. Success story in the commercialization of innovative projects from regional universities and innovation clusters

High-tech corporations and universities - cooperation in the creation of innovative production

Commercialization of entrepreneurial innovation. A new generation of venture managers

Experience of sourcing and commercialization of innovative projects;

Maintain effective cooperation between regional innovation leaders and federal investors

12.00 12.30 Networking

12.30 14.30 Master class: "The commercialization projects. Creativity, culture, design '

Trainers and consultants:

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

Andrey Larchenko, managing partner of business Laboratory SokolLab

Topics for discussion:

The effectiveness of creative media and its impact on the economy. Analysis of previous international experience. Science cities and cultural centers.

Tools for the creative economy. A new approach to the formation of the team and the product in different areas. Experience McKinsey, Cirque du Soleil, etc.

Interactive part. Analysis of several case studies presented at the forum, along with their developers. Tools and developing an effective strategy. From idea to invest.

Questions and answers

14.30 15.30 Networking

15.30 - 17.00 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)

17.00 18.30 Workshop Support program of entrepreneurs. Venture Accelerator. Commercialization projects at an early stage "

Trainer: Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Partner, MARCHMONT Capital Partners

Topics for discussion:

Key innovative sectors and global target markets

The ecosystem of innovation commercialization

International experience commercializing tehnology

The systems approach to the commercialization of Russian Innovations

Stages of work - evaluation and packaging of projects

Zone 2

Training on the selection and evaluation of innovative projects

12.30 14.30 Individual consultations

Kendrick D. White, founder and managing partner, Marchmont Capital Partners

Konstantin Pigalov, Director of Consulting "Marchmont Capital Partners", Nizhny Novgorod

15.30 17.00 Individual consultations

Konstantin Pigalov, Director of Consulting "Marchmont Capital Partners", Nizhny Novgorod

A team of project evaluation experts of between 2 people will be formed and work from 12.30 to 17.00. 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 an 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.

Zone 3

10.00 - 18.00 Opening of exhibit space for communication and demonstration projects

18.30 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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