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03 December, Wed
GVA LaunchGurus: Startup BootCamp 3

One of the most effective events for aspiring entrepreneurs, a practical training of Startup BootCamp GVA LaunchGurus was held in the “Katerina- City” hotel on November 7-11. What makes it so special? Well, there are individual advice from experienced experts on intensive development of a business, an opportunity of building a business model for a project under a guidance of a business- coach in 1:1 format, as well as a mastery of presentation skills before business angels and potential customers.

The first day of the program started with an open mike “Pitch for 60 seconds”, where all the participants had the opportunity to talk about their projects. As the name implies this format requires a participant to put a presentation of their project in 1 minute and to clarify for the audience the problem solved, the segment of the market and the uniqueness of their services/products. The ideas presented had multidirectional nature and at the same time were surprisingly easy to use.

As practice shows, health care in all its forms is the most urgent issue for startups. Thus, one of the Startup BootCamp participants introduced a service to alert medical errors. The essence of the project is that after a negative diagnosis based on a patient’s tests, it is proposed to re-take tests and to get a second opinion from another qualified specialist. Continuing medical topics, another entrepreneur presented an online service that can save a patient’s time, where an examinee can actually ask for a doctor’s opinion online and then decide on further actions.

The following Startup BootCamp participants offered to lead an active lifestyle to avoid health problems and presented an online - service that allows you to keep a record of all sports and entertainment clubs. Thus, the users of the service will be able to see the number of visitors in a certain sports club and to choose a convenient option for themselves, without wasting time on lines.

The winter is around the corner, but women want to stay beautiful and stylish all year round. But how to stay warm and fashionable in our cold weather, wearing light skirts and dresses? The StartupBootCamp entrepreneurs offered to wear trendy and, more importantly, warm winter skirts.

The second part of the course was devoted to business - modeling. On Saturday morning, Aleksey Karlov, business coach from the Startup Academy GVA LaunchGurus, talked about building successful business models in details and gave individual advice to participants on their projects. CEO of DaSuppa and experienced entrepreneur in the field of mobile technologies Dmitry Plyuschevsky delivered a lecture on an accurate Internet positioning of a product - “Mobile Marketing”. Achieving and maintaining success and further stable development of any startup depends on a team working together for a common goal. Daniil Kozlov, the Director of the Startup Academy GVA LaunchGurus, shared his experience of building a real dream team.

On Sunday, when the participants had already worked through and improved their projects with GVA LaunchGurus experts, they had to present their ideas before business angels and judges, so, Kotlyarova Natalya, a business coach of the Startup Academy, helped them to deal with the tasks.

As a result of the three-day productive work of entrepreneurs with experts, the most promising projects and ideas received prizes from the organizers. By the way, the first place went to the project “A winter skirt”, which again confirms the function of beauty in an important mission of saving the world!


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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.

18 July, Tuesday

Yep. Glass is back.