QIWI Venture became a partner of educational program on technological entrepreneurism SUMIT + Lean Launchpad, which will be held in July, 27-29 2013, organizer of which is a business incubator Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO) and RIS Ventures. The program is focused on support of startup projects and assistance in most difficulties negotiation during launch of innovation project.
Unfortunately, on Russian venture market we observe a low level of business knowledge of entrepreneurs. It make some difficulties in programs` estimation by investors. In our work we always try to help entrepreneurs with qualitative presentation of their projects, and we believe that it will contribute to the estimating process simplification, and, correspondingly, growth of realized projects amount. Participation in the program SUMIT + Lean Launchpad is a great opportunity to make contribution in Russian entrepreneurs education”, - comments Sergey Ebich, manager of development and innovations department QIWI.
“We are glad, that among our partners on the program SUMIT + Lean Launchpad is QIWI Venture. Professionality of the QIWI team, obviously, will be very useful for our participants. QIWI history is a great example of how a small startup during several years can become a big international company. This experience should inspire most young Russian entrepreneurs”, - comments Vlad Kudinov, director of ITMO business incubator.