Guests of the event will see projects ranging from bacterial fertilizers to quantum cryptography devices, from digital radars to tablet incubators.
Pekka Viljakainen, a board member of the Skolkovo Foundation: “The key problem in investing or collaborating with startups around the world is finding suitable companies, teams and professionals. Events like Startup Village allow companies to show themselves to the right people. At the event, you will be able to see hundreds of companies and thousands of like-minded people, talk with them, and share experiences.”
Iliya Sachkov, CEO and founder of Group-IB: “For many years we've been participating in Startup Village and Skolkovo Cyberday, and we are often asked why we've been doing this and in what way the Russian Silicon Valley can be useful for entrepreneurs. On the one hand, Skolkovo has created an excellent ecosystem for business development, an incubator for talented startups, and great opportunities for networking. On the other hand, one must clearly understand that Skolkovo is neither a magic wand nor a cornucopia. Skolkovo works for those who work hard on their own. Skolkovo hosts Group-IB's R&D division. As residents of the IT cluster of the Skolkovo Foundation, we have developed several breakthrough technologies and received two grants for the development of our Secure Bank solution. It started out as an R&D project and resulted in a commercial product that protects 70 million customers of Russian banks.”