MOSCOW, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
On 26-28 May, 2013 in Moscow (Skolkovo) Startup Village opens. This international conference will be held for the first time and will be hosted annually by the Skolkovo Foundation and other partners. It is going to be the largest startup conference in Russia.
Startup Village will gather hundreds of startup companies, over 200 investors, 150 media representatives, government officials, students and all those who are interested in technological entrepreneurship. The conference will take place in the future innovation city of Skolkovo in its first building Hypercube and on the terrace right outside.
The main idea of the event is to unite the Russian startup community - to bring together startups and investors in one place and give them an opportunity to collaborate. Provide a chance to meet with representatives of big international companies and the media in a right network atmosphere, where everybody is open-minded and easygoing.
The program of the conference is available on the Startup Village project website http://www.startupvillage.ru.
The Skolkovo Foundation
The Skolkovo Foundation has the mandate from the Russian Government to help accelerate the transformation of Russia from a resource-intensive to an innovation-based economy through strategic partnerships with leading scientists and corporations (currently numbering almost 1,000 companies and startups). The Foundation aims to strengthen the links between Russian and International science, technology, education, entrepreneurship and investment communities. To achieve this objective it is overseeing the creation of the Skolkovo Innovation Center composed of five R&D clusters, Technopark, the Skolkovo Institute of Technology (a new graduate research university established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Skolkovo City, located near Moscow. Together these entities will establish a vibrant eco-system of technological innovation and entrepreneurship. The Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in May 2010 by the Russian Government with a grant of $5 billion.
For more information: http://www.sk.ru/en/
SOURCE Skolkovo Foundation