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Incentive to active work
According to Mikhail Fedotov, the deputy director of N. Novgorod Innovation business incubator for innovative projects, “the development and implementation of innovative projects have not yet become the trend in recent times, nor are they on a significant scale. And there are concrete reasons for that.
Start-up in Russia: Reality and Perspectives
Meet Konstantin Pigalov, MBA, director of the consulting department at “Marchmont Capital Partners”. He has a diploma in radio technician engineering, and until 1996 he was engaged in scientific and engineering work at the Applied Physics Institute of the Academy of Science of the USSR. As a business consultant, he has participated in organizing and realizing more than 100 projects for various companies, including preparation of business plans and presentation documentation for investment projects. He has experience in carrying out business, as well as expertise in innovation and investment projects. Several projects for attracting investments of more than 10 mil. dollars were successfully implemented with his help. Mr. Pigalov has kindly agreed to answer a few questions for venturevolga.com
2010: ten major economic events of the past year
It sounds naive but still we ask: when does one decade end and another begin? The outgoing year – what decade is it? Is it the “aught” decade (2000-2010) or is it the following decade (2010-2020)? And how will we remember it? Alexander Blagov, the chief-editor of the website VentureVolga.com, speculates on these issues.
The gap between science and industry is bridgeable
Vladimir Varukhin has fulfilled several commercialized projects. He is a chemist who has graduated from the N. Novgorod State University Chemistry Department. He has dedicated twenty years to research work in the Institute of Metaloorganic Chemistry of the RAS. Now he is the director of LLC SPE “UltraVut”. He introduced his first innovation in 1991.
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Russian business angels: in search of technology that will change the world
In its integration into global business Russia has had to learn the entirely new concept of business angel investment. To most Russians, the closest idea to a business angel is “a patron” or “a philanthropist”, but the differences are sharper than they look. Who are they – Russian business angels? What role do they play in the contemporary Russian economy? How do these new entrepreneurs relate to broader investment communities? Marchmont Capital Partners CEO Kendrick D. White gives us his insight.