In the end of September 2016 CTT Formula Telecom together with the JSC Russian venture company ( RVC ), the Creative Mind Bureau and the Higher School of Economics ( School of Economics ) will organize an event for startups, investors and owners of business Startup Wars.
Startup Wars is a new annual event, bringing together the best start-ups, investors, leading experts in the field of info- business, technology and telecommunications. On one day the Higher School of Economics will became the platform for the battle of ideas and opinions. Each participant of the event will have the different opportunities: declare about their startup or idea, attract investment and receive them during right the event, get acquainted and communicate with speakers and get feedback from investors.
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The second stage of StartUp Wars will be held at HSE St. Petersburg in the end of September 2016. It will be dedicated to the Russian movie industry to celebrate 2016 as Russia’s “Year of Cinema”. The entertainment on offer for the second StartUp Wars (known as the “cinema edition”) will surpass even that of its predecessor.
Potential participants (startup founders, investors, speakers, organizers and guests) will be plunged into the atmosphere of the movie industry and its production process. Educational and entertainment elements will be connected in an interactive format. The programme details are currently being developed under the strictest secrecy… However, one thing is known for sure: the cinema edition will be a great success!
You are warmly invited to participate and we look forward
to welcoming you to St. Petersburg’s StartUp Wars.
"Ideas" are being accepted from any industry. They must be interesting, useful and realizable. Requirements for "start-ups" are the end- product or prototype, whole team, the financial and operational metrics of project.
A panel of experts will select three ideas and five startups, that will participate in the final of Startup Wars.
The winners in both categories will receive cash prizes.
Best Startup will receive 1 million rubles for business development from the CTT " Formula Telecom " and the Creative Mind Bureau.
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How was it?
Only on Startup Wars' lecture there was a great possibility for participants to see Darth Vader and Master Yoda, to meet the "Star Wars" movie characters, to vote for the best idea in exciting Marble Run format by using special glass balls, to pass the Star Wars quest, to visit the concert, to try innovative vehicles, such as segway and blisks and to visit the real invest-bar, when everybody can feel themselves as investors.
How was the contest of startups and ideas hold?
How was it? StartUp Wars 2015. Startups and ideas contest
There were two competitions: one for ideas and one for startups. A panel of experts (private investors, business angels and investment funds representatives) judged six startup projects on the basis of a 15 minute presentation by each founder.
The event also served as a platform for crowdfunding and, in this exciting atmosphere, a vote was held to decide which was the best idea. Each guest cast their vote by launching a glass ball into a voting tube.
The project team received 1 000 000 rubles from the organizers to develop their business.
Crowdfunding contributions were collected on the spot and given to Gymse’s creator.
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