Moscow School of Administration SKOLKOVO and MasterCard announced the winners of New possibilities with MasterCard designed to support young Russian entrepreneurs in their intention to develop leadership potential and implementation of innovative business ideas.
The three winners were awarded scholarships from the company MasterCard, each amounting to € 40,000 for training at a 12-month program SKOLKOVO MBA in 2012-2013, they also will be given mentoring support from the heads of the company MasterCard to the period of study at the Moscow School of Administration SKOLKOVO.
The 10 applicants reached the finals. Before the last stage they defended their projects in the commercial and social entrepreneurship in front of the Competition Committee. The Competition Committee of the MasterCard included Alex Malinowski, Director of interaction with public authorities, the Moscow School of Administration SKOLKOVO was presented by Dertnig Stefan, Project Director, Lawrence Wright, Start-ups Director, as well as Olga Reiman, President of the charity fund, Who, if not I.
Any citizen of the Russian Federation could take part in the competition New possibilities with MasterCard, relevant to the criteria of admission to the SKOLKOVO MBA. For this the candidate was required to fill an application for the SKOLKOVO MBA, to prepare an essay and a video presentation describing the business idea in the private, public or social entrepreneurship, revealing the essence of the problem and the strategy of the project.
The authors of best projects submitted for the contest were invited to take the entrance examinations to the SKOLKOVO MBA, the finalists were able to present their business ideas to the Commission.
The winners were Ruslan Smirnov, Oleg Sokoluhin and Anatoly Vershinin.