Regular Investment Forum VC Day, which is considered in Skolkovo as one of the best formats for the communication of startup companies and investors, took place in late October at Technopark Skolkovo.
16 start-up companies that are the residents of Skolkovo and Technopark Ingria had the opportunity to present their projects to investors at VC Day. The startups were trained and participated in elevator pitch before the investment forum. The meetings were held in several formats at VC Day: elevator pitch, the presentation of projects and individual meetings of companies and investors that were particularly in demand.
According to Anna Nikitina, the organizer of the Investment Forum, the event was attended by leading Russian and foreign investors and representatives of innovative organizations, some of them came from Germany and Finland. This is an important indicator that such formats of business communication, as well as Russian innovative projects are interesting to international community - Nikitina says.
A remarkable feature of VC Day is that it presented not only IT projects but also projects from other areas, including biotechnology, energy and energy efficiency, chemistry and petrochemistry, medical devices, machinery, instrument making and electronics. Industrial projects have high export potential, special attention is paid to them by foreign investors - says Dmitry Stepkin, the Director of Ingria Business Incubator.