GVA LaunchGurus at Russian Interactive Week - 2014 On November 12 - 14, in Moscow took place Russian Interactive Week 2014 - the major event for several industries (media, internet, telecom). A global three-day event brought together more than 20 thousand participants, including leaders and heads of various large state and private organizations: Russian Minister of Telecommunications Nikolai Nikiforov, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Vyacheslav Volodin, Head of the Federal Supervision Agency for Information Technologies and Communications - Aleksander Zharov, Director of Russian Electronic Communication Association Sergey Plugotarenko, President of the Media-Communication Union Sergey Petrov, and many others.
Of course, GVA LaunchGurus stepped into this large-scale event - the company acted as a partner and a co-organizer of the “Alley of Innovations”- the exhibition - competition of young projects and startups. On GVA LaunchGurus’s site “Digital Garage”, designed as a legendary garage of Steve Jobs’, our experts conducted a three-day workshop for entrepreneurs and investors.
Aleksey Karlov, a business coach, CEO at ARG, opened the first day of the program with a lecture on business modeling. Gary Fowler, co-founder and Managing Director of GVA LaunchGurus, attracted participants of the RIW 2014 with his inspiring and fascinating speech on a business founding and on accurate marketing. After that, all the participants were able personally to turn to Gary for an individual business advice. Aikui Taksildaryan, CEO of MAYVETIKA agency, completed the intensive program of the first day with a lecture on successful branding, confirming the theoretical conclusions with the examples of real solutions from super - companies such as Apple, Starbucks and others.
The second day of the «Digital Garage» was devoted entirely to startups: Daniil Kozlov, Director of Startup Academy GVA LaunchGurus, told the participants about the process of selecting a startup team. Vitaly Kastalskiy, Managing Partner at “Aparin, Kastalskiy and Partners”, gave some advice on competent management of start-ups, marked the common issues faced by young entrepreneurs and explained how to respond to emerging challenges. On startups monetization via crowd funding talked the speaker and a business - coach Aleksandr Markin, the founder of WeShare.ru
The final part of the workshop, the third day, was devoted to attracting investments - in fact, in business world the ability to find funding is one of the most important skills. Our experts - Aleksey Filimonov, Director of Venture Academy GVA LaunchGurus, with a lecture on “Venture landscape and search for investments” and Daniil Kozlov, Director of Startup Academy GVA LaunchGurus, told the audience how to improve their communication skills for negotiations with investors.
During the three days of the workshop, which took place in the RIW 2014 “Alley of Innovations”, our visitors received branded gifts from GVA LaunchGurus, including a fundamental guide book for any successful entrepreneur – “The Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company” by Bob Dorf and Steve Blank.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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