Russian startup tour visits Yekaterinburg
The tour evaluated 37 companies in Russia's fourth-largest city. Participants had a chance to attend seminars and master classes on Wednesday and the companies' pitch sessions on Thursday. Pitch sessions fell in five categories: information technology, technology for children, industrial technology, biomedical technology, and efficient energy.
Approximately 1,000 people filled the Expo Center to hear Skolkovo adviser Pekka Viljakainen give the opening presentation Wednesday morning.
"In the future, new jobs will be created not by big business, but by small innovative companies,” Viljakainen said. “And the good news is that creating these companies is down to you guys.
The tour’s next stop is next Thursday and Friday in Almaty. This marks the first time the tour has left Russia in its search for innovations.
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