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  • Startup Life: Find Your Silicon Valley Internship With ITMO Accelerator’s Latest Project

    Last month, ITMO Accelerator and ITMO Technopark launched a project that connects students with Silicon Valley startups. In this article, you will learn all about the selection process, the skills you need for a successful application, and the benefits of the internship. 


  • Apply Students Founder Vladislav Efimov on Launching Study-Abroad Startup During the Pandemic

    The Apply Students startup specializing in international education was ranked third at ITMO Accelerator. In this article, the company’s CEO Vladislav Efimov speaks about starting a global business in the midst of the pandemic, preparing for studying abroad, and applying to a university overseas.


  • ITMO Accelerator Winners on Their Virtual Dressing Room Project

    This summer, another season came to a close at ITMO Accelerator. At the final Demo Day, the first place went to EasyTry – a startup working on a virtual dressing room for online stores. Thanks to a new algorithm and a proprietary computer vision technology, the team’s app can grab clothes from one photo and transfer them to another. The algorithm doesn’t require any pre-made 3D models or multi-angled photos of the product. We spoke to Daniil Andreev, founder and CEO of EasyTry, about the project’s origins and how the developers overcame challenges to become breakout stars on the market.


  • Metrica Founders on How Their Platform Helps Analyze the Market and Make Business Decisions

    In 2020, Dmitriy Komarentsev and ITMO graduate Nikolai Golos launched the Metrica analytics service. In this article, Dmitriy talks about how their service facilitates decision-making, what startupers need to know about their competitors, and how the developers plan to enter the European market.


  • Microrevolution: On Home-Made Fermentation in the Modern World

    Home-made fermented foods and drinks, such as sauerkraut and mushroom tea, have been popular in Russia for the longest time and nowadays, there seems to be a new wave of interest in this topic among young people. In today’s article, we discuss this topic together with Valeriia Sofina, author of the Microrevolucion blog on fermentation.


  • ELS Access Co-Founder Evgeny Voronin on Shared Parking

    In July, ELS Access, a startup that supports shared parking spaces, became a runner-up at ITMO Accelerator. The team proposed an app that allows users to rent parking spaces both short- and long-term. ITMO.NEWS talked to Evgeny Voronin, the head of development at ELS Access, to learn more about shared parking in Russia, the project’s target audience, and their future plans.


  • ITMO Accelerator Demo Day: Top Startup Projects From Virtual Fitting Rooms to Sharing Parking Places

    As another season at ITMO Accelerator came to an end, the finalists of the program presented their startup projects and plans for their development to an expert board.


  • ITMO Student Creates Platform for Finding Team Members for Various Projects

    Smart Family is a new service for building teams and exchanging competencies not only between students but also university graduates, Technopark residents, and participants of ITMO Accelerator. The platform already brought together over a hundred people and several startups, including WeGoTrip, ScanFace, BuildDocs, and others.


  • SingleStore Founder Nikita Shamgunov on How to Launch a Startup

    Nikita Shamgunov, the founder of the SingleStore company and an ITMO University graduate, gave a lecture on building a startup and collaboration with aspiring entrepreneurs at the ITMO Preaccelerator’s Demo Day.


  • Demo Day at ITMO Preaccelerator: the Best Projects Presented

    In mid-February, ITMO Preaccelerator hosted Demo Day, during which 14 teams presented their projects. Among them were both beginners and already functioning businesses. ITMO.NEWS put together a summary of the presentations.