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  • Esports, Mental Health, and AR: Demo Day at Joint ITMO and MTS Accelerator

    On July 24, residents of the ITMO Accelerator joined the program's Demo Day. Over the course of three months, 45 startups worked on their projects under the guidance of experienced mentors, and only 25 made it to the finals. They all took part in Demo Day, presenting short pitches before members of the jury and potential investors. 

    30.07.2020

  • Residents of ITMO Accelerator Are Working on the VR Superstar Project

    Yana Artishcheva has been in the game industry for over 20 years, nine of which – in VR application development. In April 2020, her team became a resident of ITMO Accelerator. They work on a project for a virtual filming studio that would allow users to create quality videos without a group of actors and extras, equipment, and a filming set. Yana Artishcheva shared with us what VR Superstar is and for whom it is meant.

    19.06.2020

  • Coffee Map Project: Coffee to Go Without Waiting and Queues

    ITMO Accelerator’s residents, the team of the Coffee Map project, have come up with a way to introduce information technologies into coffee culture. ITMO.NEWS spoke with the startup’s founder Ivan Zverev to find out more.

    17.06.2020

  • AR Technologies at Home: FASTEP Startup Team on Easy-to-Understand Manuals for Household Appliances

    In June 2020, the company Spider Group, a resident of ITMO University’s Accelerator, will present to the general public its brand-new app FASTEP. The development includes 1,500 step-by-step manuals for five classes of household appliances: washing machines, microwave ovens, slow cookers, ovens, and hobs. The app will help consumers navigate their way around using the appliances with the help of augmented reality (AR) technologies. The team discussed the business idea, the product’s audience, and their participation in ITMO Accelerator in this interview with ITMO.NEWS. 

    03.06.2020

  • Workshop by Digital Design Company: How To Win Over Investors and Present Your Idea

    ITMO’s Career Services Center hosted an online meeting on how to present a project to investors and superiors. Two representatives of the company Digital Design, Vladimir Stekolschikov and Anastasia Krylova, shared their insights on the matter. They both work at a special department, the Design Bureau, which handles the development and promotion of new solutions inside the company. Read on to learn all about how best to present your idea, what to highlight in your presentation, and how to develop your hypothesis. 

    27.05.2020

  • 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’s Technopark Resident MerkleBot Receives an Award at the World’s Largest Developer Conference

    The MerkleBot international project was founded by professors from ITMO University and Boston University, the USA. With its staff members coming both from Russia and the US, the company has now been honored at the world’s largest developer conference two years in a row. This year, MerkleBot presented a solution that won the DEVIES Award in Robotics. Read on to learn more about the conference, the award-winning solution, and the company behind it. 

    02.03.2020

  • ITMO Students Win a Grant from Gazprom Neft for Their Project on Abandoned Cars

    At the end of 2019, the results of a scholarship competition organized by ITMO University in collaboration with Gazprom Neft were announced. Among the winners is a team of ITMO University students, who came up with a comprehensive solution to the problem of abandoned cars, which involves their search, sorting and recycling. The students took first place in their track and were awarded a grant of 70,000 rubles. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, they share their experiences of working on the project and their thoughts regarding the issue of abandoned cars. 

    14.01.2020

  • RealGo Startup: ITMO Students Create Russia’s First Accessible VR Controller

    RealGo is a controller for transmitting movement in virtual space. Created by ITMO University students, in the future, the device has the potential to make VR devices cheaper and more convenient for regular users. More on the technology, investments and the project’s uniqueness in this article by ITMO.NEWS.

    09.01.2020

  • ScanFace Startup: Reading Faces, Going Places

    The project ScanFace, a resident of ITMO University’s Pre-Accelerator program, specializes in face-based psychodiagnostics. They can give an exact identification of what kind of impression you make on others, what aspect of yourself – the shape of your eyebrows or nose – hinder you from getting a promotion and building a stable relationship. Not very long ago, the startup secured an investment to develop in the B2B segment. ITMO.NEWS spoke to its head Filipp Zhuchkov to find out how the project works and plans to develop going forward. 

    23.12.2019