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This year, ITMO’s Academic Council meeting took place in a new place and a new format. Right here, in the Pushkinsky District of St. Petersburg, is the future location of ITMO’s Highpark – an international level research, education and innovation center. In this ITMO.NEWS article, you will find out what ITMO Highpark will be like, how work on the project is conducted and how ITMO is planning to develop in the coming decade.
As a consequence, the developers, whose work focuses on printed textile-based electronics, will get the chance to participate in a startup competition in China. ITMO.NEWS got in touch with the project’s co-founder, ITMO Master’s student Olavi Siikki, to learn more about their success.
Many of us have entertained the idea of launching a startup. A like-minded team disrupts the market with a unique product – what could be better? But doing that is not so simple. We joined forces with the ITMO Accelerator to answer the most common questions about launching a startup.
How to set up a mailout so that it doesn’t get into spam? How to assemble a subscriber base and not lose it? And how effective are mailouts in this day and age? ITMO.NEWS publishes a resume of a lecture by Yulia Savitskaya, the founder of the Sxema agency and CEO of Mailigen.ru, who answers these and other questions.
Courses on urban science, management, engineering, physics and data analytics – ITMO.NEWS has compiled a list of international online schools you still can register for.
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.
Forbes Russia has released its second annual 30 Under 30 ranking. According to the authors, to get a mention in the list, by the age of 30 you need to have earned professional acclaim nationally or even globally. This year, two ITMO University graduates are among the nominees – Greg Tkachenko, co-founder of the startup AI Factory and manager at Snap, and Daniel Galper, founder and CEO of Grow Food.
Vaagn Ogannisian is a graduate of the St. Petersburg State University of Refrigeration and Food Processing Technologies (now – ITMO University’s School of Biotechnology and Cryogenic Systems). Vaagn is a second-generation professional beer brewer. Ten years after his graduation, he still maintains a relationship with his alma mater by partnering up with ITMO for various events and inviting students to do internships at his company. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, he talks education, business, and career.
ITMO alum Maksim Ivanov graduated with not one but two majors. His Specialist major focused on the field of information security, while his Master’s one was in “Technological Entrepreneurship and Development of Innovations”. Now, Maksim cooperates with his alma mater, creating unique educational projects from student courses to professional development programs for ITMO partners. In parallel, he runs commercial projects as part of his own business. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, Maksim Ivanov shares how he, a former Mister ITMO and student of the university’s Military Department, found his calling in the creation of educational programs.
Last week, ITMO University hosted a technological entrepreneurship school for school students of grades 9-to-11. In the course of four days, its participants attended educational workshops aimed at helping them develop their own business ideas. Four projects were presented on the final day of the school. Read on to learn more about what problems the young generation of startupers are concerned with and what solutions they propose.