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Who is the driving force behind university development? How can schools and businesses interact more efficiently and boost their mutual engagement? Do universities need joint product partnerships? And what is in the future for ITMO University? These and many other questions were the subjects of discussion at the recent session of ITMO’s Supervisory Council, which took place in ITMO Highpark on August 29.
Creating your own startup is not a quest for the faint of heart: along the way, you will need to develop your idea and secure investments while avoiding all the common pitfalls. At Startup Aquarium, a recent meetup for budding startupers, investors and entrepreneurs shared their experience with the matter. Here are the main takeaways.
Elena Konstantinova, a second-year Master’s student at the Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations, is one of this year’s winners of Forbes Russia’s 30 Under 30 ranking in the category Science and Technology. Once a year, one of the world’s most influential business magazines highlights people under 30 years old who have made significant contributions to their field.
The ITMO Accelerator is an initiative that helps young entrepreneurs take their startups through all stages of development, from mere ideas to first sales. Having updated its format three years ago, the project has nurtured over 190 startups. In that time, over 3,700 teams from universities across Russia have applied to join the accelerator – and now is your chance to join, too. Learn more about the project’s opportunities in this article.
Daria Durneva, a PhD student at ITMO’s Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations, has won in the category Best Student Entrepreneur at GSEA Russia 2023 with her project on a new textile production method. Now, she gets to present her idea at the GSEA Global finals in Istanbul.
Tinder for Scientists, New Business Collab Models: Report From ITMO Supervisory Council’s First Session of 2023
Can a university be business partners with a major corporation on equal terms? And how should it collaborate with the industry in order to not just conduct projects, but also create products that elicit a response from consumers? What will ITMO look like in 2030? These were the subjects of discussion at this year’s first session of the university’s Supervisory Council. Keep reading for details.
Forbes Russia reports: WeGoTrip, an audio tour service founded by ITMO alumni, attracted $900,000 in investments from Joint Journey foundation, Tripster app for travellers, and an anonymous founder of a unicorn startup from Silicon Valley.
You may already have your dream team and product but what about funding? What can you do to get investors interested in your idea and, most importantly, convince them to do business with you? In this article, Artem Stupak, a business coach, psychologist, and expert at the Entrepreneurial Competence Training project, shares his tips and tricks to a successful business pitch.
Let’s say you’ve got an idea for a startup. Do you know who your target audience is? What problems can they solve using your product? How do you come up with a value proposition? Irina Cherkesova, an expert at the Entrepreneurial Competence Training project and a business coach, helps answer these and other questions.
Twice a year, ITMO Accelerator is running a three-month course for would-be entrepreneurs striving to learn to develop ideas from scratch, attract investments, find strategic partners, and, finally, present their ideas to experts. With another Demo Day passed, ITMO.NEWS prepared a brief recap of ITMO Accelerator’s Demo Day 2022. Keep reading to discover its top projects!