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15 May, Thu
“From startups to investors”- a new project by Lawrence Wright and Gary Fowler

Moscow, Startup Academy GVA LaunchGurus, May 15: A unique ten-week training program for startups started in Moscow- it was developed by well-known businessmen of Silicon Valley Lawrence Wright and Gary Fowler. Every third GVA LaunchGurus Startup Academy graduate becomes a successful businessman — these are the data of a two years statistics on the project.

Startup Academy GVA LaunchGurus is a totally new format of a business accelerator that combines practical trainings with an outstanding and efficient system of a small business development. The students are taught directly by major business leaders and CEOs, they spend 2 weeks out of 10 in Silicon Valley, obtaining a unique experience of a personal communication with international investors.

«One of the main goals of the Academy is to teach students to dispose properly the raised money- says Lawrence Wright, CEO GVA LaunchGurus. And if in a standard model of business -accelerators only 5% receive investments, more than 30% of companies — graduates of the GVA LaunchGurus become successful businesses. Overall, the Startup Academy graduates already attracted more than $ 11 million of venture and direct private investments, capitalization reached more than $ 60 million and they also created more than 400 jobs».

«There was nothing like this before: we give students a chance, we teach them to be successful and to believe in achieving their dreams» — said Gary Fowler, Co-founder of GVA LaunchGurus.

Teachers and mentors of the project — are more than 20 world-renowned gurus, including the heads of the major Russian and international funds and companies, leading entrepreneurs and investors. They provide intensive support to students in the formulation of business ideas and the development of business models. Bob Dorf, an internationally renowned mentor, serial entrepreneur and one of the authors of the Concept of Customer Development (building relationships with clients) teaches the students to build sensibly companies’ development schemes to achieve their maximum financial success.

The first day in the GVA LaunchGurus Startup Academy started with a strategic business game «A dialogue in the Dark». Under the guidance of the specially trained coaches, the participants in absolute darkness, in the absence of the ability to use visual sensation, together carried out a series of tasks, and then, in the light, they shared their impressions. It was such a very unusual acquaintance format, allowing 25 new students from the very first day of training activate their new internal resources, to reach their potential to achieve future business objectives.

«Even today I can see a lot of new things that will help to structure my thinking, my way of doing business» — says Katerina Cronstedt, the head of Katerina. ru project and one of the first students of a new Startup Academy admission.

GVA LaunchGurus Startup Academy program helps each student to set clear objectives for the development of their own business at the beginning and to come to their achievement at the time of the program’s completion.

Information about the company:

Startup Academy — is a project by GVA LaunchGurus, which already has a success story. Prior to this, Lawrence Wright created and successfully conducted 4 classes of Startup Academy. In early 2014 along with Gary Fowler he founded GVA LaunchGurus project in order to focus not only on educating startups, but also on creating an integrated ecosystem for supporting all business participants — from startups to investors. This is an effective practice-oriented education program for entrepreneurs at all levels.

Press office of GVA LaunchGurus

November 2019
25 November, Monday
Global Venture Alliance – Accelerator-3.0

Our CEO Zamir Shukhov's interview with the SME Innovator magazine about the GVA methodology, acceleration 3.0 and the future of entrepreneurship in Russia.

March 2018
05 March, Monday
GVA became TOP CHALLENGER of the recent UBI Global World rankings

GVA is recognized as the TOP CHALLENGER according to the UBI Global World rankings of University-linked Business Incubators and Accelerators.

February 2018
28 February, Wednesday
How Russian Consumer Companies Cooperate with Start-ups

The article on Vedomosti on  cooperation between corporations and start-ups. Among examples, there are three GVA's accelerators: Mega Accelerator, PepsiCo LAB and Faberlic FMCG Accelerator.

05 February, Monday
WSJ: “Nasdaq-listed Yandex is Russia’s Uber and Google combined”

“Stock investors can’t invest in Uber, but they can invest in Nasdaq-listed Yandex, owner of Russia’s top ride-hailing platform,” writes WSJ reporter Stephen Wilmot, referring to the Yandex.Taxi platform.

02 February, Friday
The acceleration program StrartUp Kazakhstan has been launched

The first face-to-face event in the framework of the StartUp Kazakhstan – program orientation took place in innovation cluster of Tech Garden in Almaty on February 1-2. On the first day General Director of the Autonomous cluster Fund "PIT" (Tech Garden) Sanzhar Kettebekov and CEO of Global Venture Alliance Zamir Shukhov addressed to the participants with the introductory speech. 

02 February, Friday
“Startup Innovation and investment in Emerging Europe:” A groundbreaking research released by East-West Digital News

How do the local startup scenes look like in Estonia, Poland, Russia, Ukraine — but also in less known countries, from Bosnia-Herzegovina, to Moldova, to Georgia? How much do VCs invest these countries? Are corporations involved in these emerging ecosystems? Which are the most well-funded startups, and which younger ones should be followed? Why do so many ICOs come from Eastern Europe?

01 February, Thursday
2 acquisitions and 1 ICO: the Russian eSports market is heating up

The beginning of this year saw major moves on the Russian eSports scene, a sizable European market with established players operating globally. Thus, last week Mail.Ru Group — an LSE-listed Internet company which controls the largest Russian-language social networks and a range of online gaming companies — announced the full acquisition of ESforce.

January 2018
22 January, Monday
New report by GVA’s partner Pavel Luksha “Skills of the Future: How to Thrive in the Complex New World”

GVA’s partner Pavel Luksha, founder Global Education Futures and professor at Moscow School of Management, has a new report out on what graduates should know and be able to do. “Skills of the Future: How to Thrive in the Complex New World” was developed with WorldSkills Russia during sessions of the Atlas of Emerging Jobs project. The report is a thoughtful review of global trends, changes in work and concludes with implications for education. Not a continuation of the present, the authors “believe that mankind should take a serious approach towards the formation of a desired image of the future.”

22 January, Monday
The Fund for the Digitalization of Industry will be launched in Kazakhstan

On January 22 during the official visit of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbaev to the USA the autonomous cluster fund Tech Garden signed a number of important agreements with American companies on the digitization of the economy of Kazakhstan.

November 2017
09 November, Thursday

At the international GELP Moscow 2017 Summit, which was held in Moscow on 1st to 3rd of November, leaders of Russian and foreign education from 12 states outlined practical steps for systematical change of the global educational environment, taking into account the existing global challenges of civilization.

October 2017
30 October, Monday
Global Venture Alliance & Forbes Russia in a closed round table discussion

Global Venture Alliance took part in a closed round table session organized by Forbes Russia.

27 October, Friday
In Moscow for the first time the international educational Summit Global Education Leaders` Partnership will take place

The authoritative international alliance Global Education Leaders` Partnership (GELP), which influences the development of school education abroad, for the first time, chose Russia as a meeting point for leaders and experts of the world educational community. The official operator of GELP is the Global Venture Alliance.

27 October, Friday

Global Venture Alliance is the general sponsor of the event on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the magazine Forbes.

25 October, Wednesday
Russia creates a research center for IT solutions in the transport industry

The Global Venture Alliance team on October 17 at the international forum "Open Innovations 2017" in Skolkovo organized a closed signing between RZhD, IBM, NES and NCC in the field of transport logistics. 

September 2017
19 September, Tuesday
MEGA Accelerator Opening

IKEA Centers Russia and GVA have identified 9 start-ups that will go into the MEGA Accelerator business incubator. Theese are Altair VR virtual planetarium, mobile application Save4time, virtual bot MRBot, VR-platform Hexa, interactive game Ligrook, time scheduler Verme, HR-robot Robot Vera, corporate messenger Beesender and IT-service for lawyers Bots & Partners. This was reported to Firrma in IKEA Centres Russia.

July 2017
28 July, Friday
Apple imagines AR glasses that fulfill the dream of Google Glass

Tim Cook has not-so-subtly hinted that Apple is working on some sort of augmented reality product. And while ARKit may be the start, a patent application published today hints at what Apple could be picturing down the road.

26 July, Wednesday
Apple and Cochlear team up to roll out the first implant made for the iPhone

Apple has teamed up with Australian-based Cochlear to bring iPhone users the first made for iPhone Cochlear implant.

Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in June, Cochlear’s Nucleus 7 Sound Processor can now stream sound directly from a compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the sound processor.

25 July, Tuesday
Google’s DeepMind made an AI that can imagine the future

Google’s London-based AI outfit DeepMind has created two different types of AI that can use their ‘imagination’ to plan ahead and perform tasks with a higher success rate than AIs without imagination. Sorry if I made you click because you wanted AIs predicted flying cars. I promise this is cool too.

24 July, Monday
Scientists are now using Wi-Fi to read human emotions

Scientists at MIT are using Wi-Fi and AI to determine your emotional state. They’ve created an algorithm that can detect and measure individual heartbeats by bouncing RF signals off of people.

21 July, Friday
This little USB stick is designed to make AI plug-and-play

The Neural Compute Stick from Movidius makes it easy to add a machine vision processor to any device.