Prospects for venture business further development will be discussed in Kazan in April at the site of RVF 2019

15 February 2019, Friday

The world's leading investors, business angels and development institutions will meet at the Russian Venture Forum which will be held on April 11 in KAZAN EXPO to discuss the key trends of the venture market.

Russian and international experts will discuss the most promising areas of the industry such as blockchain, cryptocurrency prospects in Russia, FINTECH, issues of the industry state regulation as well as the alternative financing opportunities for technology companies. A separate block will be devoted to the role of the University in the field of scientific development and new formats of innovative programs coordination.

The President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov is expected to address the audience and the other SPEAKERS will be: Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation Andrey Fursenko, General Director of the Innovation Promotion Fund Sergey Polyakov, Adviser to the Director General of the Malaysian Bioeconomics Development Corporation Zakri Abdul Hamid, Director General of Tatneft Oil Company Nail Maganov, Director General of LLC Skolkovo-Venture Investments Vasily Belov, the Founder and Managing Partner of the Venture Fund Almaz Capital Partners Alexander Galitsky, Head of the tokenization service in Swisscom Blockchain AG, Sven Meller, Managing Partner of EndeavourVision, Sven Lingard, Managing Partner of Starta Capital Alexey Kirin, etc.

Within the framework of the Forum's exposition fifty startups selected on preliminary applications will be able to present their projects to the world's largest investors, receive consulting support and lay a real foundation for future business development. The jury will select 10 best projects to participate in the acceleration program. Applications are accepted until and including the date of March 4, 2019.

Russian Venture Forum is organized by the Investment and Venture Fund in the Republic of Tatarstan and  the Russian Venture Investment Association with the support from the government of the Republic of Tatarstan.

- Over the past few years Tatarstan has become a center for attracting venture capital and a real driver for innovative high-tech business development. The task of the Russian Venture Forum in partnership with the world's largest investors, business angels, innovative companies and public authorities is to create the conditions for forming the largest technology hub not only inside the region territory but also abroad,-said the Director of the Investment and Venture Fund of the Republic of Tatarstan, Ainur Aideldinov.

The Russian Venture Forum 2019 will appear to be the largest event for high-tech entrepreneurs and investors, a unique platform for discussing the most pressing issues of the industry and sharing experience with its leading players in search of partners and business sponsors.

The event is held under the surveillance of the Government of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Tatarstan being also under the spotlight of such well-known companies as JSC RVK, RAVI, ASI, SKY, SKOLKOVO, International Venture Club, GTS and TECHTOUR.

The Forum will be held on April 11, 2019. For the first time ever the meeting place of the industry leaders will be the exhibition facilities KAZAN EXPO (Kazan, Vystavochnaya, 1). A shuttle pick-up to the exhibition complex will be organized for the residents of Kazan.

Albina Nikonnen, the Executive Director of the Russian Venture Investment Association (RAVI): "the demand for RVF at the Federal level speaks for itself: though major economic forums are held in Russia and abroad almost at the same time but the key players of the venture market and innovation community come to Kazan at this time”.

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