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Who is the driving force behind university development? How can schools and businesses interact more efficiently and boost their mutual engagement? Do universities need joint product partnerships? And what is in the future for ITMO University? These and many other questions were the subjects of discussion at the recent session of ITMO’s Supervisory Council, which took place in ITMO Highpark on August 29.
As a teen, Evgeny Nekrasov lost his vision and his right hand in an accident. Having learned to live with his disability, Evgeny successfully completed his Bachelor's and Master's degrees. He has since landed a job as a DevOps engineer at VK and launched his own project. Now he is working on a special armband that would make smart home technologies accessible to visually impaired users. Learn more about his recovery and career in this interview.
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.
Forbes Russia reports: WeGoTrip, an audio tour service founded by ITMO alumni, attracted $900,000 in investments from Joint Journey foundation, Tripster app for travellers, and an anonymous founder of a unicorn startup from Silicon Valley.
Projects by eleven ITMO students were named best in a student startup contest held by the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises, with each of the projects being supported by a 1 million ruble grant to see it to fruition. Read on to learn more about these star ideas.
You may already have your dream team and product but what about funding? What can you do to get investors interested in your idea and, most importantly, convince them to do business with you? In this article, Artem Stupak, a business coach, psychologist, and expert at the Entrepreneurial Competence Training project, shares his tips and tricks to a successful business pitch.
Twice a year, ITMO Accelerator is running a three-month course for would-be entrepreneurs striving to learn to develop ideas from scratch, attract investments, find strategic partners, and, finally, present their ideas to experts. With another Demo Day passed, ITMO.NEWS prepared a brief recap of ITMO Accelerator’s Demo Day 2022. Keep reading to discover its top projects!
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.
ITMO student Arina Dorofeeva won the DOERS International Startup School with her startup project, Tamagotchi Earth. She was also one of the finalists at *ship startup festival 2021, Finland. This week we got a chance to learn more about her startup and her ambitions.