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On June 30 the Girls4Tech project school for female programmers, engineers and entrepreneurs was launched in St. Petersburg and Moscow. The school is organized by ITMO University, Moscow Polytechnic University and the Moscow office of international accelerator NUMA. In the next three months, the school’s participants, aided by mentors, will develop their soft and hard skills as part of a tailor-made educational program that includes lectures on innovation marketing and project management, programming classes, prototyping at FabLab, case solving, business games and various other activities.
Sylvia Mah, head of the Hera-Labs startup accelerator, believes that women are more capable of doing business, but even on the early stages of it they face problems uncommon for men. At ITMO University, Ms. Mah conducted workshops for fledgling female entrepreneurs, and became a mentor for three girls after the projects' pitching. In an interview to our portal, Sylvia Mah shared on how an investor chooses promising startups, what's common between Russian and the American innovation eco-systems, and why she prefers investing in projects by women and not men.