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Business leaders Investment Forum
“Capitalizing on Entrepreneurial Innovation”

25 - 26 November 2009
Tomsk, Sovetskaya str, 45
Press release
On November 25-26, 2009 Business Leaders Investment Forum “Capitalizing on Entrepreneurial Innovation”, one of the key regional events in the series of forums this year, was held in Tomsk. The initiator of the event is investment and consulting company Marchmont Capital Partners (Nizhny Novgorod) with the support of the local organizer, FiBr Group. The Forum was officially supported by the Administration of Tomsk region, Russian Venture Company and Microsoft.
The event started with a plenary session where Alexey Baryshev, Deputy Governor of Tomsk region, Head of Tomsk Region Investment Department; Nikolay Badulin, Founder and General Director, FiBr Group, Tomsk and Kendrick White, General Director, Marchmont Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod assessed the current condition of the regional economy.
The plenary session was followed by a series of round table and master classes covering “Innovations as factor of stimulating Russia's economy in the 21st century”, “Formation of long-term commercialization strategy”, “Investment project assessment by member of a business angels club”. The participants of the last discussion saw the meeting of a Russian business angels club on assessment and discussion of project.
The special guest of the forum, Patrick Fullick, founder and president of Science:connections (London), presented master class “From Laggard to Leader – how the UK transformed itself into an Innovation Economy”. He spoke about the UK's transition to the innovation economy where he tackles questions of the English vision of entrepreneurship, ways of re-shaping the culture so that it meets the needs of the 21st century and presented innovation development case-studies of Russian and British projects.
The speech by Evgeny Savin, Director General of UNOVA.RU, aroused interest among the forum participants. Mr Savin spoke about reasons why startup did not require large investment, how to make investment decisions at the seed stage as well as experience of real companies at different development stages.
On the second day of the forum, devoted to business development under crisis conditions and discussion of optimum enterprise value, the following renowned Russian experts presented their ideas: Oleg Elshin, Executive Director, East Kommerts; Kendrick White, General Director, Marchmont Capital and Oleg Mosyazh, MBS Marketing Team Lead, Microsoft, Moscow.
Companies' case-studies reasonably aroused interest in the audience. Among the examples of building development strategies were stories provided by Andrey Posdnyakov, Chairman, Elecard Devices, Tomsk; Evgeny Savin, Director General, UNOVA.RU; Alexander Kostrikin, President, Electropulse, Tomsk; Viktor Philippov, Director of Venture Financing, Alor Invest, Moscow; Michael Denisov, Marketing and Promotion Specialist, Nizhny Novgorod.
The second part of the day covered the issues of where and how to raise cash fopr business development as well as alternative sources of raising investments with participation of representatives of investment funds, Association of Business Angels Start Invest and many other experts.
The evening buffet and experts' informal socializing concluded the event. The number of people attended the forum amounted to over 100 people, among who were directors and top managers of companies in Tomsk, Tomsk region, Moscow, spokesmen for universities and science organisations, experts of large international companies as well as business angels, entrepreneurs investing in the science and technology business.
Russian Venture Company (Moscow) acted as the general directors of teh forum, the official sponsor was MICROSOFT and the general information partner was Moscow non-profit organization Financial Communications and Investor Relations Association (ARFI).


25 November 2009
Day One Master Class Program:

“Perfecting Your Finance Raising Pitch From VC Fund Managers To Stock Markets”

8.30 – 9:30   Registration, Welcoming Coffee

9:30 – 10:00   Opening Welcome & Program Introduction

  • Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, Marchmont Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod www.marchmont.ru;
  • Alexey Baryshev, Deputy Governor – Head of Investment Department, Tomsk Administration;
  • Mikhail Balashov, Investment Consultant, Department of International Investment Projects. Russian Venture Company,  Moscow, www.rusventure.ru;
  • Nikolay Badulin, Founder, General Director, FiBr Group, www.fibr.ru.

10:00 – 11:25   Opening Round Table Discussion – Innovation as the Driver for Russia’s 21st Century Economy
Moderator: Edward Fiaxle, Founder, President, www.start-invest.ru

  • Developing an Innovation Economy Infrastructure in nanoindustry. Anatoly Zaikin, The main expert of Development of an innovation infrastructure, The Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO), Moscow, www.rusnano.com;
  • Venture Partners - PPP:  Mikhail Balashov, investment consultant, Department of International Investment Projects. Russian Venture Company,  Moscow, www.rusventure.ru;
  • Yuri Barzov, Founder, General Director, Moscow, www.good2work.com;
  • Patrick Fullick, Founder & President, Science Connections, Moscow ~London, www.sci-journal.org;
  • New methods of venture financing. Nikolay Badulin, Founder, General Director, FiBr Group, www.fibr.ru.
  • Questions & Answers

11.25 – 11.45   Coffee-break 

11:45 – 13.45   Session 1:  Forming Your Long Term Commercialization Strategy
Moderator:  Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, Marchmont Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod, www.marchmont.ru

  • Evolution, Revolution or Disruptive. Searching for Smart Money. Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, Marchmont Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod, www.marchmont.ru;
  • How to establish a relationship between inventors and investors before making an investment. Kirill Bulatov, Deputy General Director IPMCE, Moscow  www.ipmce.ru;
  • Packaging your business to attract investments. Timofey Shishkin, General director Doroga.tv, Nizhny Novgorod, www.doroga.tv;
  • From scientific invention to building business. Questions that you should answer. Conditions for successful mobilization of investment into innovations projects on a stage of development and commercialization. Determination and project description. Case Study Example: Lessons from the EBRD screening process for innovation projects. Boris Dorin, Management Consultant, Branan, Moscow www.branan.ru.
  • Questions & Answers

13.45 – 14.45    Lunch

14.45 – 15.30   Session 2:  From Laggard to Leader – how the UK transformed itself into an Innovation Economy
Presenter: Patrick Fullick, Founder & President, Science Connections, Moscow ~London,  www.sci-journal.org

  • British Entrepreneurship Through the Ages: A traditional English definition;
  • The Traditional Education System: Adapting the culture and re-shaping it to the 21st century;
  • 1970’s Stagnation:  Where do we go from here?
  • Case Study Example: The UK’s brightest innovation star;
  • Case Study Example: Promoting Russian Science abroad – celebrating Gagarin in London, 2011
  • Questions & Answers  

15.30 - 16:30   Session 3: Startup Investments – Business Angels in Russia

Presenters: Evgeny Savin, Founder, General Director, www.Unova.ru

  • So you are Ready to Start Negotiating: fast prototypes, a constant change of a business-model;
  • Why don't startups need a great volume of investments? - presales, iteration, feedback of a market;
  • How to make investment decisions at a startup stage? Data about market, team experience and throwing into a project;
  • The experience of creating companies on different phases.
  • Questions & Answers

16.10 – 16:30   Coffee-break

16.30 – 18.00   Session 4: Round Table – Mock Business Angel Club Meeting and Project Presentation
Moderator: Kendrick D. White, Founder & Managing Principal, Marchmont Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod, www.marchmont.ru

  • Project presentation - Doroga.tv. Mikhail Denisov, marketing and promotion manager Doroga.tv, Nizhny Novgrord, www.doroga.tv.
  • Business Angels Club Judges:

Nikolay Badulin, Founder, FibR Group, www.fibr.ru
Edward Fiaxle, Founder, President, www.start-invest.ru;
Patrick Fullick, Founder & President, Science Connections, Moscow ~London, www.sci-journal.org
Kendrick D. White, Founder & Managing Principal, Marchmont Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod, www.marchmont.ru

  • Questions & Answers
  • An All-Inclusive Approach: Kirill Bulatov, Deputy General Director, Lebedev Institute,  www.ipmce.ru;
  • Regional Innovation Clusters: Edward Fiaxle, Founder, President, www.start-invest.ru;
  • Questions & Answers
  • Closing remarks

18.00-20.30 Cocktail & Appetizers Reception


26 November 2009
Day Two Master Class Program:

“Negotiating the Best Valuation for your Company”

08.30 – 09.30     Registration, Welcoming Coffee

09.30 – 10.00   Plenary Session

  • Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, Marchmont Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod;
  • Mikhail Balashov, Investment Consultant, Department of International Investment Projects. Russian Venture Company,  Moscow, www.rusventure.ru;
  • Oleg Mosyazh, MBS Marketing Team Lead, Microsoft Russia, Moscow; http://www.microsoft.com/ru;
  • Nikolay Badulin, Founder & General Director, FiBr Group, www.fibr.ru.

10.00 – 11.30   Session 1:  How to Take Advantage of the Crisis to Improve your Company Efficiency
Moderator: Oleg Elshin, Executive Director, East Kommerts, Moscow, www.eastkom.ru. 

  • Long Term Growth Strategies for Russian Companies - AIM: Myths & Realities: Oleg Elshin, Executive Director, East Kommerts, Moscow;
  • Maximizing Enterprise Value in Turbulent Times: Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, Marchmont Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod, www.marchmont.ru;
  • Improving your Internal Decision Making Process: Oleg Mosyazh, MBS Marketing Team Lead, Microsoft, Moscow, http://www.microsoft.com/ru;
  • Holding Structuring According to the Investment Objectives: what changed in connection with a crisis situation? Igor Bassaragin, Managing Partner, Incor Alliance, Moscow, www.incoralliance.ru
  • Questions & Answers

11.30 – 12.00   Coffee-break

12.00 – 13.45    Session 2:  Companies Practical Experience in Restructuring & Forming Strategic Partnerships
Moderator: Nikolay Badulin, Founder & General Director, FiBr Group, Tomsk, www.fibr.ru

  • Case Study 1: The experience of innovation internet company creating (example of UNOVA.ru – Evgeny Savin)
  • Case Study 2: Finance Raising from A-Z: Andrey Posdnyakov, Chairman, Elecard Devices, Tomsk, www.elecard.com
  • Case Study 3: Leadership in Healthcare Innovation: Alexander Kostrikin, President, Tomsk, www.electropulse.ru,
  • Case Study 4: Successful Raising Pitch From VC Fund Managers To Stock Markets (ALOR), Victor Philippov – head of the Venture Financing Department, Alor Invest, Moscow, www.alor.ru;
  • Case Study 5: Project Doroga.tv. Mikhail Denisov, marketing and promotion manager, Nizhny Novgrord, www.doroga.tv.
  • Questions & Answers

13.45 – 14.30    Lunch

14.30 – 16.30   Session 3: Sources of Investment: What Alternatives Exist?
Moderator: Edward Fiaxle, Founder, President, www.start-invest.ru

  • Investment Cycle starts with Angels: Edward Fiaxle, Founder, President, Nizhny Novgorod, www.start-invest.ru;
  • The Bottom Up Approach: Mikhail Balashov, Investment Consultant, Department of International Investment Projects, RVC, Moscow  www.rusventure.ru;
  • Direct Investment in Russia: The experience of Eagle Capital Partners. Alexander Goshitsky, Investment Director Eagle Capital Partners, Moscow, www.evp.ru;
  • Prospective customers as strategic investors of venture projects. Boris Dorin, Management Consultant, Branan, Moscow www.branan.ru;
  • Wisdom of Business Leaders: Yuri Barzov, Founder, General Director, Moscow, www.good2work.com
  • Questions & Answers 

16.30 – 16.45  Coffee-break 

16.45 – 18.15  Session 4: Analyzing and discussion of successful stories/projects

Moderator: Kendrick White, Founder, General Director, Marchmont Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod, www.marchmont.ru;

 18.15-21.00 Cocktail & Appetizers Reception


Registration fee: 5000 rub. with VAT included
Corporate discount: 5-10% for over 2 participants from the same company

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- N.Novgorod tel.: 8 (831) 419 45 65 (ext.141, 125)
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Official sponsor:
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