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  • ITMO Graduate Dmitry 'Finargot' Plyusnin On His Career in Streaming and Russian Voice-over of Dota 2

    Dmitry Plyusnin graduated from the School of Computer Technologies and Control but has never worked in this field. ITMO.NEWS caught up with Dmitry to find out more about his Dota2VO media community, which he founded as a fourth-year student, and the first Russian voice-over of the popular game.

    08.10.2020

  • You Can Fight the World and Win: ITMO Graduate Kirill Rivkin on DataArt, Studies in the US and His Startup

    Kirill Rivkin went to ITMO in the ‘90s. Since then, he has tried his hand at DataArt, got a PhD in theoretical physics in the USA, became a hard drive engineer at Seagate Technology, created a startup that develops processors, and published five books on the history of weapons. 

    05.10.2020

  • Biometrics in Corporate Security and Everyday Life

    How can computer vision replace dozens of cards, keys, and passes? Why is face recognition in demand among major companies? And how does ITMO Accelerator help startups that work in this field achieve enterprise orders? All these questions were discussed at a meeting with the founders of the O’Vision startup.

    24.09.2020

  • First Results of ITMO and MTS Joint Acceleration Program

    This spring, ITMO University launched its first acceleration program developed together with a major company – the 5G-focused track ITMO Accelerator + MTS. ITMO.NEWS reached out to the winners and organizers of the startup to learn about their experience.

    21.08.2020

  • Esports, Mental Health, and AR: Demo Day at Joint ITMO and MTS Accelerator

    On July 24, residents of the ITMO Accelerator joined the program's Demo Day. Over the course of three months, 45 startups worked on their projects under the guidance of experienced mentors, and only 25 made it to the finals. They all took part in Demo Day, presenting short pitches before members of the jury and potential investors. 

    30.07.2020

  • Residents of ITMO Accelerator Are Working on the VR Superstar Project

    Yana Artishcheva has been in the game industry for over 20 years, nine of which – in VR application development. In April 2020, her team became a resident of ITMO Accelerator. They work on a project for a virtual filming studio that would allow users to create quality videos without a group of actors and extras, equipment, and a filming set. Yana Artishcheva shared with us what VR Superstar is and for whom it is meant.

    19.06.2020

  • Coffee Map Project: Coffee to Go Without Waiting and Queues

    ITMO Accelerator’s residents, the team of the Coffee Map project, have come up with a way to introduce information technologies into coffee culture. ITMO.NEWS spoke with the startup’s founder Ivan Zverev to find out more.

    17.06.2020

  • AR Technologies at Home: FASTEP Startup Team on Easy-to-Understand Manuals for Household Appliances

    In June 2020, the company Spider Group, a resident of ITMO University’s Accelerator, will present to the general public its brand-new app FASTEP. The development includes 1,500 step-by-step manuals for five classes of household appliances: washing machines, microwave ovens, slow cookers, ovens, and hobs. The app will help consumers navigate their way around using the appliances with the help of augmented reality (AR) technologies. The team discussed the business idea, the product’s audience, and their participation in ITMO Accelerator in this interview with ITMO.NEWS. 

    03.06.2020

  • Workshop by Digital Design Company: How To Win Over Investors and Present Your Idea

    ITMO’s Career Services Center hosted an online meeting on how to present a project to investors and superiors. Two representatives of the company Digital Design, Vladimir Stekolschikov and Anastasia Krylova, shared their insights on the matter. They both work at a special department, the Design Bureau, which handles the development and promotion of new solutions inside the company. Read on to learn all about how best to present your idea, what to highlight in your presentation, and how to develop your hypothesis. 

    27.05.2020

  • A Guide to Assembling an Effective Business Team

    A business begins with an idea, and grows only under careful guidance of a team. That’s why one of the most important tasks for an entrepreneur is to choose the right associates, establish ties within the team, and provide it with competent leadership. Olga Kovrova, founder of the company KCG and expert in the field of sales, explained which criteria to use when choosing team members, why in this process it’s important to take into account your own weaknesses, and how to avoid the most common management mistakes. The workshop “How to Build an Effective Business Team” was organized by the inter-university Entrepreneurship Club. ITMO.NEWS publishes the keynotes.

    19.05.2020