The SME Forum

Elevator Pitch: Attracting an Investor

05 Jun , 14:15–15:15
Russian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Forum: Promotion
pavilion G, conference hall G6

An elevator pitch is a short but succinct story about the essence of a product or service being sold. It should convey to an investor or future partner the importance of launching a business project in the time it takes for a lift to rise, without the opportunity to show colourful presentations, tables, and statistics about the project’s growth on a computer. As part of the Masterclass, we propose to examine the most pressing issues for startups, and hold an interactive session in the format of short presentations by startups to potential investors, with a breakdown of typical mistakes.

Elena Volotovskaya, Managing Director, Softline Venture Partners

Kirill Varlamov, Head, Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF)
Alexey Zharkov, Founder, Business Family; Business Trainer
Alexander Panov, Chief Executive Officer, Neiry
Evgeniy Chernykh, General Director, Exodrive
Vyacheslav Shulenin, General Director, Moscow Center for Healthcare Innovations

Alexey Belyakov, Vice-President, Executive Director of Advanced Manufacturing Technology Cluster, Skolkovo Foundation
Alexander Kanatov, Executive Director, Stakhanovets
Valentina Kurenkova, Director for Government Relations and Deputy General Director, Netology
Artem Tarakanov, Global Chief Executive Officer, Softline