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Step into the world of Siraj Farhan, an international student from India who is currently pursuing a Master's degree in entrepreneurship at ITMO. Farhan is a captivating individual with an insatiable passion for computers and AI. An adventurer at heart, he's tried his hand at a multitude of pursuits, including building his very own startup. Join us as we delve into his inspiring journey.
As a winner of the competition organized by the Foundation For Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE), ITMO University is now authorized to conduct preaccelerator programs for recipients of the UMNIK grants. This will allow the university to encourage innovation and support young scientists and entrepreneurs more actively.
ITMO is the only university in Russia where you can train to be a science communicator, develop services for the visually impaired, or become an infochemist. In fact, there are 10 Master’s programs at the university that will equip you with a unique set of interdisciplinary skills that’s unattainable at any other institution in the country. Explore them with this digest.
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.
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.
Whether you have a well-thought-out business plan or want to launch a startup but ain’t got no ideas, there are 10 questions you can ask yourself to figure out what you want to achieve and how you can make it happen. Keep reading to learn how to start off your journey from Aleksandr Stanchula, an expert of the project Entrepreneurial Competence Training, a business tracker, and an entrepreneur and specialist in education and HR at the Agency for Strategic Initiatives.
Within the scope of several days, participants of ITMO PI School: Rising Stars will turn into leaders of research, technological, educational, and engineering projects that will make the core of the university’s transformation into its 2030 vision. Here’s all you need to know about the school’s program and application process.
The international startup MerkleBot launched by specialists from ITMO University and Boston University is a Robot-as-a-Service project. This blockchain technology-based startup helps users pay for operations the robot then performs. Since 2020, the company has been cooperating with Techstars, the largest accelerator in the US. This year, they made it to the Filecoin acceleration program. We asked Alexander Kapitonov, the project’s co-founder and dean of the Faculty of Infocommunication Technologies, how MerkleBot made it to the accelerator and what startupers should do for growth.
Daria Yakovleva got her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from ITMO and is now a PhD student at the Information Technologies and Programming Faculty. Her career in IT began during her Master's studies with an internship in Silicon Valley and becoming a team lead at VK. Recently, Daria launched her own NFT startup that has already won the international hackathon by Algorand and was named best in its cohort at ITMO Accelerator. In this interview, we asked Daria about finding her purpose and why she left a corporate job behind to focus on her startup.