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“Special Video Analytics,” a small innovative enterprise at ITMO University, makes hardware and software that controls car access to areas around homes based on video imaging. With the help of machine learning, the system identifies a vehicle in front of the barrier. It works in various weather conditions. Project head Nikolai Kulikov shared what makes this system unique.
Jeffrey Donenfeld, Investment Manager at Boomtown Accelerator, gave an open lecture in St. Petersburg as a part of the Professional Fellows international program. He talked about why it is important to gain support of American advisers, develop your business skills and protect your IP.
We all love discounts. But we love deep discounts and useful bonuses even more. Anatoly Belichenko, a master’s student at the Department of Tech Management and Innovations, founded VelVet to allow users to invest in the places they patron daily. In return, the investors will get big discounts and way to monetize them. Now Anatoly is preparing VelVet for Initial Coin Offering (ICO) to raise $10 million and is also working on his thesis on the marketing mechanisms to achieve that goal.
Resident startups of ITMO’s Future Technologies acceleration program have presented their projects at a pitch session for investors, mentors, members of the press and special guests at the event FT Startup Drive. This is a new format of presentation in which the top priority is placed on the quality of the jury and the expert pool as opposed to the number of guests. Participants had the chance to get personal advice from members of the jury and the mentors.
12 teams took part in the DemoDay for the GenerationS TechNet Track, and five winners were named. They were invited to the GenerationS Superfinal, which will take place on April 27, and where they’ll compete for the prize of 16 million rubles.
The final round of the GenerationS TechNet Track started at ITMO University last Thursday. The best startups will compete for the prize of 1 million rubles. 12 startups from several Russian cities take part in the competition. The final round will last for ten days, and after that the participants will present the results of their work to experts from industry, venture funds and the Innovation Support Fund.
ITMO graduate Vitaly Sotnikov’s startup NativeOS provides a way to automate native video advertising. The algorithm chooses which videos to embed the client’s advertisements in so that they fit the needs of its viewers. NativeOS is currently preparing for a full-on launch on the US market. Vitaly Sotnikov came to his alma mater on business – and found time to talk to ITMO.NEWS about his project and how it works.
This summer, ITMO University’s Business Incubator hosted the eight-week program MIT Global Startup Labs by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Over the two months, 29 students and graduates from Moscow, St. Petersburg and Irkutsk, with the help of curators from MIT, assembled into teams, developed prototypes of mobile apps and presented their marketing strategy. In August, teams presented their prototypes to potential investors. One of the teams was the startup d notation – a project that is developing an application for musicians that lets them easily write down notation. Andrey Bayadzhan, the startup’s CEO, spoke to ITMO.NEWS about releasing the project and how digital devices are used in musical education today.
Orbi Prime, the world’s first wearable 360-degree camera glasses with a 4K resolution, were named among the best new innovations in two categories at CES 2018, the world’s largest technology and innovation show. The first batch will be released this August and shipped to the project’s backers. Orbi Inc. has been a resident of ITMO’s Technopark for a year.
The Open Innovations International Forum in Moscow attracts top executives from Russian and international companies, investors, experts, scientists and government officials. This year’s event is focused on the matters of future technologies in the life of people, the economy and the society. Marvin Liao, partner at major US-based seed fund 500 Startups, spoke about the biggest trends in tech and which areas young entrepreneurs need to look into. ITMO.NEWS provides a rundown of Liao’s talk.