One in a Million: In Search of Russian ‘Unicorns’

26 May , 13:30–14:45
International Youth Economic Forum
Congress Centre, Congress Hall

During this session, a new concept for a large, nationwide project designed to find and support talented high-tech entrepreneurs will be presented. How can young people make the most of their skills and knowledge? Where can one find the knowledge and resources to turn one’s idea into a competitive product? How can one build a high-tech ‘unicorn’ startup in Russia for the global market? Expert investors and heads of development institutes, winners of the first season of One in a Million, and the St. Petersburg startups that have been shortlisted for the second season will discuss these and other questions. One in a Million is a national educational TV and digital project on tech entrepreneurship initiated by Vnesheconombank in partnership with NTV, Skolkovo, the Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF), and the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI). Participants of the 2017 season received grants and support in the form of investment, business acceleration, and mentoring from major funds, corporations, and development institutes.

Sergey Malozemov, Anchor, Million-Dollar Idea, NTV Broadcasting Company

Timur Vaynshteyn, General Producer, NTV Broadcasting Company
Kirill Varlamov, Head, Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF)
Evgeniy Gavrilin, Co-Founder, Boomstarter
Aleksey Ivanchenko, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Management Board, State Corporation "Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)"
Jim Rogers, Chairman, Rogers Holding Company
Ruslan Tugushev, Co-Founder, Boomstarter