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  • Mission Inboxible: How to Set Up a Successful Marketing Mailout

    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. 

    21.07.2020

  • July and August Summer Schools by Leading International Universities

    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.

    10.07.2020

  • 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

  • ITMO University Graduates Become Forbes 30 Under 30 Nominees

    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. 

    22.04.2020

  • Entrepreneur Vaagn Ogannisian: Businesses Must Make Friends With Universities

    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.

    03.04.2020

  • Quests, Gamification and Simulators: ITMO Graduate Maksim Ivanov on New Education Formats

    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.

    13.11.2019

  • Time Management Apps and Healthcare Nanochip: Teens in Tech 2019 at ITMO University

    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.

    07.11.2019

  • Startup Consulting Expert Faris Alami: Investors Don’t Invest in Ideas, They Invest in People

    This week, an American expert on education and startup consulting Faris Alami visited ITMO University with a lecture. He talked about how to go from starting a business to its development and technology scaling. ITMO.NEWS met the expert at ITMO University’s business accelerator to find out what makes a successful startup and what leads to failure, how investors pick startups, and why having a lot of relatives is important for a novice entrepreneur. 

    17.10.2019

  • 8 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your Business

    The workshop “8 Early Mistakes, or How Not to Start a Business” by sales coach Tatiana Vinokurova, which explored the many errors typically made by fledgling entrepreneurs, recently took place at ITMO University. Check out the article below for a rundown of the workshop’s key points.

    16.10.2019

  • ITMO.STARS 2019 Winners: Who They Are and Why They Chose ITMO

    This year, the ITMO.STARS competition for prospective students with unique accomplishments was held by ITMO for the second time in a row. It lets the winners join ITMO even if their Unified State Exam score wouldn’t normally allow them to. The only formal criterion is to pass the minimal Unified State Exam points threshold. This year saw twice as many applications as the previous one. Among the winners are 15 participants from St. Petersburg, Moscow, Chelyabinsk, Pskov, Abakan, and other cities. They told ITMO.NEWS how to land a job at VK in your school years, how to open your own video studio, and why you shouldn't underestimate yourself.

    19.09.2019