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04.03.2014

FDII opens the correspondence accelerators in six cities of Russia

The Fund for Development of Internet Initiatives (FDII) announces opening of the correspondence accelerators in Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Krasnodar, Moscow, Novosibirsk and St. Petersburg.

Participants of the correspondence program of acceleration will get an access to local and federal experts, some working space on favorable terms, a personal tracker which has passed certification in the Moscow accelerator of the Fund, and an opportunity to get access to the intramural accelerator of FDII according to the acceleration results. In addition, each regional partner offers its own service package to the projects: from accounting support to individual consultations with mentors.

The regional partners of FDII:

  • IT business incubator “Academpark” of the Technopark at Novosibirsk Akademgorodok
  • Business incubator at the High Technology Technopark “IT-Park” (Kazan)
  • Ingria Technopark Business Incubator (Saint Petersburg)
  • Krasnodar “IT-Park”
  • “Yekaterinburg Center for Entrepreneurship Development” Foundation
     

First correspondence accelerator will start working early March 2014. To be included in the acceleration program, the project needs to fill in a claim and an application form on the Fund’s web-site.

Start-ups – participants of the correspondence acceleration in:

Yekaterinburg: Domovoi3D, Lafa.ru, MyRooms.ru, Le Dor Va Dor, Electronic realtor;

Kazan: FunFrom.me, Armag.rf;

Krasnodar: CashGO, Fingo. Vinbook, NDFLka, Statistics On-Line;

Moscow: Achieveme!, Alerter, arboom, Carrot Quest (Perm), Dance Radar, Deliverator, Drop Upflowwow.com, ImageAiry, PetProf, postro.im, Resp.su, SaleBattle, SaveMore, Selinte, SmartAdvisor, Social Coins (Rostov-on-Don), Sprosidoktora.ru, StudyMarket (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk), Witget, Na-pokaz.ru, Nalogia;

Novosibirsk: depo.fm, GransJoy,  In Retouch, Merku.ru, YouWill, Knowledge Network;

Saint Petersburg: Cupli Surveys, Retail Data System, SalesPlatform, MUSFON.

More information on the projects you may find here:

"We know that in the regions of Russia there are many talented businessmen who are in search of investors. Existence of the FDII correspondence accelerators will help them to create their business models and to build business more systemically. We start in six pilot cities, but we have a concept on development of Internet entrepreneurship across Russia as a whole, where the correspondence accelerator is just one of its basic elements. Along with acceleration it includes educational projects in the field of high-tech entrepreneurship for school and university students and representatives of small and medium businesses, work with regional investors and their training, work with strategic customers, promotion of Internet entrepreneurship as a whole. Only the integrated approach will allow us to speak after a while about emergence of independent Internet entrepreneurship branch in regions", – Kirill Varlamov, Director of the Fund for Development of Internet Initiatives, says.

Reference

IT business incubator “Academpark” of the Technopark at Novosibirsk Akademgorodok was created for supporting young innovative companies; it is designed for 90 people or about 20 start-ups. Provides a complex of services for fast development.

Business incubator at the High Technology Technopark “IT-Park” – it is the first science and technology park in the sphere of high technologies in Russia, created within the State program "Creation in the Russian Federation of science and technology parks in the sphere of high technologies". It represents a unique business platform for development of information and communication technologies in the Republic of Tatarstan, urged to provide the most favorable conditions for start-ups and the developing IT-companies. Today 139 companies, in which there are more than 3.4 thousand of employees, are residents of two grounds in Kazan and Naberezhnye Chelny. Total amount of investments attracted by the residents of the incubator made about 84 million rubles in 2013. Total amount of investments and grants having attracted by the residents of "IT park" since 2011 exceeded 200 million rubles.

Ingria Technopark Business Incubator – a platform for accelerated development of start-ups. The incubator residents get consulting services in four main directions: investments, mentors, clients, talents. Besides, special programs for the start-ups aimed at the foreign markets, the partner program with the I2U higher education institutions, and Center for transfer of technologies work in Ingriya. Since 2008, the residents of Ingriya have attracted more than 1.3 billion rubles of investments and earned more than 1.7 billion rubles.

Krasnodar “IT-Park” – first technopark in the high-tech sphere down south of Russia. First residents appeared in March, 2013.

“Yekaterinburg Center for Entrepreneurship Development” Foundation – non-commercial organization established in 2010 by the city Administration for realization of free of charge municipal instruments for small and medium business support.

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