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Moscow and London – 10th September 2013 - The Tech Trailblazers global enterprise technology startup Awards initiative is partnering with Skolkovo Entrepreneurial Community to reach more of Russia’s finest startup businesses.
The Tech Trailblazers Awards partnership with the Skolkovo Entrepreneurial Community will enable Russia’s finest enterprise tech companies to get visibility on a global stage, demonstrating the strength of Russian technological innovation as well as increasing the odds of the winner of the European Cup coming from Russia through increased Russian Tech Trailblazer entrant participation.
The winners of the technology categories and the regional cups will win some of the prizes on offer from which are of particular value to a startup business.
Based in the Odintsovsky District of Moscow, the Skolkovo Entrepreneurial
Community is located in an 80,000m2 building on 26 hectares of land which cost $250m to build in 2010 and is part of the Moscow School of Management, the largest private business school in Russia, established in 2006.
The Skolkovo Business School includes a Mentor Association, Business Incubator, an Accelerator program and an Investor Club. It is operated through private-public partnership with Dmitry Medvedev, the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, as the Chairman of the International Advisory Board.
Vitaly Polekhin, Head of Skolkovo Investor Club says of the partnership, ‘The partnership with Tech Trailblazers Awards is a very important element of SKOLKOVO Entrepreneurial Community development. Now all the potential Russian startups have one more access to foreign investments’.
Rose Ross, Tech Trailblazer Awards Founder says of the partnership, ‘Skolkovo is an exciting and valuable trailblazing partner in the Moscow startup ecosystem. In just over a year we attracted strong and proactive partners to the Tech Trailblazers startup community sharing the common goal and helping startups accelerate to achieving their full potential. Adding Skolkovo to our network means we are finally confident we have really able to do that in the Russian market’.
Startups from Russia, as well as other emerging markets including the remaining BRICS regions, will be eligible to enter the awards via the Emerging Markets category, only $50 USD (circa 1,662 RUB), and will get free entry into the relevant technology category as well as free entry into the European Trailblazer Cup Award. The entry deadline is 26th September 2013 at 23:59 PST. Entry criteria applies, please see Tech Trailblazers description below.