The Startup Tour is the largest road show in Russia and the CIS that looks for promising projects in the high-tech sphere and develops the skills of beginner startup teams. Its main objectives are popularising technological entrepreneurship, supporting regional innovation teams and projects, and developing the skills of regional service providers: operators, investors, patent attorneys, regional business incubators, etc.
The Fifth Startup Tour will take place in 2017. The Open Innovations Forum will give participants the chance to learn about the terms for participation in the startup tour, the outline of the upcoming year, and register their projects in advance in order to participate in the road show.
The Open Innovations Forum will host several presentations about the forthcoming Startup Tour, and the results of the Startup Capital of Russia competition held in October this year among potential tour participants will be announced. Being the capital means demonstrating the local community’s interest in technological development. This primarily means that the city conducts a self-assessment regarding development and activity in the field of entrepreneurship. Forum guests will be the first to find out which city has earned this status in the vote.