The two-week stage of the acceleration program from the Investment and Venture Fund of the Republic of Tatarstan and Pulsar Venture Capital is over. 12 start-ups were selected from 444 applicants from Russia and the CIS, who applied for participation in the acceleration program and the Russian Venture Forum.
Specialists of the IVF RT take part in the II Sino-Russian Forum "Investments in Innovation", which is taking place these days in Harbin (China). During the panel discussion, the forum participants discussed the investment opportunities in the Republic of Tatarstan. Moreover, they mentioned the experience of the RT Investment and Venture Fund, especially, in investing in start-ups, attracting private players and international partners.
International participants of the IV Russian TechTour and the Russian Venture Forum shared their impressions of the past events.
Applications will be accepted on the official event website. On April 26-27, during Forum in Innopolis, companies interested in attracting investment for business development and those who received a positive expert assessment from the point of view of the prospects of attracting private capital will be presented.
Applications from innovative companies to participate in the forum exposition are to be submitted before March 31. The forum will feature the companies which have received a positive expert assessment from the point of view of the prospects of attracting private capital.
The Pan-European Venture Capital Fund(s)-of-Funds programme (VC FoF programme) aims to further address Europe’s equity gap, the fragmentation of the VC market and to attract additional private funding from institutional investors into the EU venture capital asset class.
Representative delegation met Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov and took part in the opening of business forum “Tatarstan-Japan: investment future”. CEO of Investment and Venture Fund of the Republic of Tatarstan Aynur Aydeldinov took part in events.
At the end of XVI Russian Venture Fair and XI Kazan Venture Fair 10 participating companies were selected to take part in the international accelerator. Multimonths - long program for them started with work in Innopolis where the first module was held. In July the finalists will travel to Dublin to study global practices, and in September the teams will appear at the prestigious startup conference TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco.
Following the results of XVI Russian Venture Fair and XI Kazan Venture Fair 10 participating companies will take part in the international accelerator. A jury of 50 experts - investors, corporate representatives and entrepreneurs determined the winners among the 55 projects presented at the Fair. The finalists received investments and, what is most important, the acceleration in Russia, Ireland and Silicon Valley with access to Russian, European and world markets, mentoring from successful entrepreneurs, experts in the field of law, intellectual property, marketing, etc.
On April, 27, Korston Hotel & Mall Kazan hosted XVI Russian and XI venture fair held in Kazan. The Fair has become the most significant event in Russian venture capital industry as it annually gathers venture capital investors, entrepreneurs, the leaders of the best technology companies of Russia, representatives of the development institutions, universities, business incubators and public authorities in Kazan.