Professor, Ph.D. in Economics, Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Chairman of the Administrative Council of the National Association of Business Angels (NABA), President of the Association of Business Angels «Start Invest», Member of the Advisory Board of «Russian Venture Company».
Higher School of Economics — Nizhny Novgorod, Head of Venture Management Department, Head of the Center for Entrepreneurship http://www. hse. ru/org/persons/201698
since 2010 — till present
Chairman of the Board of Directors of «Clouds NN»
since 2010 — till present
Head of the Center for Entrepreneurship HSE-Nizhny Novgorod
from 2009 — till present
Head of design and training laboratory «Innovation Systems Management»
from 2005 — till present
Head of Venture Management Department, HSE — Nizhny Novgorod
2007 — 2010
Head of Marketing Department HSE — Nizhny Novgorod
2006 — 2013
Chairman of the Board of Directors of «Mega-NN» (system integrator of telecommunication networks based on fiber optic line) (in November 2013 «Mega-NN» sold to Trivon (in Russia the brand name is Virgin Connect)
from 2006 — till present
President of the Association of Business Angels of the Volga Federal District «Start Invest» (The first regional association of business angels in Russia)
from 2007 — till present
Member of the Expert Council on the selection of subjects of Nizhny Novgorod Innovative Business Incubator (NIBI)
from 2008 — till present
Vice — president of The National Union of business angels of Russia
from 2010 — till present
An expert and a member of the Advisory Board of «Russian Venture Company»
from 2010 — till present,
Chairman of The National Union of business angels of Russia
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Author of books, monographs, textbooks:
«Theory, methods and practices of business venture», «20 lessons of business venture», «„Cube of innovations“ and palette of innovators: Ideas, projects, lessons and comments», «Evaluating the efficiency of venture projects: methodological aspects», «Venture Management: tutorial», «Innovations. What’s to be done». Mr. Fiyaksel has more than 120 publications in Russian scientific journals.
At the Department of Venture Management within the master’s program «Innovation Management» a system for training managers of innovation projects is implemented, it’s built on the project method of training. Each student conducts their own project. While studying students communicate not only with lecturers, but also with masters (of business practices), who help them to work on their projects. E. A. Fiyaksel is directly involved in the activities of the project training laboratory «MIS» as a teacher mentor and as a coach on marketing and venture capital investments. In order to promote student entrepreneurship of the HSE and to create and develop innovation infrastructure of the University, the Center for Entrepreneurship HSE — Nizhny Novgorod was created in 2010. The Center for Entrepreneurship develops as a theory and practice design center for entrepreneurship in various areas (mainly, in the innovation sector), as well as consulting center.
E. A. Fiyaksel has been involved into business activities since 1987. During that time he effectively headed more than 30 successful companies in financial sector, retail, real estate development, telecommunications, IT, etc.
E. A. Fiyaksel has been engaged with venture investing since 1996. He has broad experience of successful investing, growing and selling a number of innovative companies.