Creating an Ecosystem to Foster Youth Entrepreneurship

05 Jun , 10:00–11:30
Russian Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Forum
Youth Track
Pavilion G, Conference Hall G1

The Federal Project ‘Fostering Entrepreneurship’ focuses on supporting entrepreneurial activity of young people, including pupils and students as these groups hold the greatest potential for SME business. Creating an environment conducive and supportive of young entrepreneurs is one of the main pre-conditions to deliver the objectives set by the project. Some of the key questions to be addressed by the session are:
• What are the essential elements of an ecosystem for development of youth entrepreneurship?
• Community building as the cornerstone of entrepreneurial activity
• Mentoring and coaching of young entrepreneurs
• Tools available for the advancement of young entrepreneurs

Artyom Androsov, Member of the Supreme Council of the Party, United Russia Political Party

Milena Arslanova, Director, Investment Policy and Entrepreneurship Development Department, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Yevgeny Gudov, Founder, Planetarium No. 1
Alexander Deryabin, Director General, Snail
Tatiana Zhuravleva, Head of 100 Cities Project, Urban Competence Centre, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects
Nikolay Kuzyakov, Co-Founder, Vanyushkiny Sladosti
Eduard Omarov, Vice-President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA
Radiy Khabirov, Acting Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan
Nadiya Cherkasova, Deputy President - Chairman of the Board, Otkritie Bank