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The Tech Tour will hold its 4th
Russian Tech Tour on 25-27 April, 2017
The mission of the event is to position Russia as a leader in the global innovation market and facilitate investment into carefully selected Russian companies who will present to a group of 50+ international and Russian investors. Participants will also get acquainted with Russia’s growing innovation hubs, Moscow and Kazan, through a programme specifically designed to showcase Russia’s favourable conditions for development of export-oriented technology companies, a growing IT market, and development of its industrial sector.
Over the last 10 years Russia’s venture ecosystem has rapidly developed, and since the first Russian Tech Tour in 2004 many of the past presenting companies have gone on to become great success stories and demonstrate the strength of deals made in Russia. These include
ABBYY, Acronis, iiko, Ivideon, Parallels and Yandex.
Pavel Korolev, CEO of Pulsar Venture Capital and President of the 4th edition says,
“We are glad to welcome an international delegation of investors to Russia yet again. Every edition serves as a platform for effective dialogue between international investors and the best Russian companies. We look forward to participants seeing first-hand the significant innovation centres in the country, while leading funds and market experts will provide insight into a variety of investment opportunities”.
A dedicated selection committee will unite leading international investors, senior business leaders, and representatives from development institutes to identify up to 30 high-quality companies to present their businesses at the Russian Tech Tour. Over 300 companies will go through a rigorous review process and be assessed based on the uniqueness of their technology, the strength of their business model, vision, capability to execute on the business plan, and the quality and track record of their management. Companies will be selected out of these sectors; oil and gas, petrochemicals, industry 4.0, industrial IoT, advanced materials, circular economy, energy efficiency, nanotechnology, water technology and smart cities.
Why should you attend?
The Tech Tour is the most time efficient way to see a complete snapshot of the regional technology ecosystem. In just 2 1/2 days you have the opportunity to:
1. See 25+ presentations of the top investment opportunities by company CEO ′s. These companies will have been pre-screened and chosen from over 300 companies by our selection committee to present.
2. Participate in the networking dinner with a keynote speaker and 150+ invitation only guests representing over $10 bn+ funds under management.
3. Unparalleled networking opportunities with Russia's rising stars and established growth companies, the international investment community, corporations, policy makers, VC′s, Entrepreneurs and leading industry professionals. The Tech Tour is known for the quality of its participants – limited quantity, unlimited quality!
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