Tell us more what StartUpSabantuy ?
StartUpSabantuy - it is an external IT park project aimed at the development of start-up community support CIS and promising IT start-ups. Now in more detail. IT park - Technopark in Tatarstan. It should be noted that Tatarstan in Russia now occupies one of the leading places to support the development of IT technology and startups. That only is the presence of the two largest IT parks in Russia and the construction of a separate city Innopolis for IT pros . Two years ago , in 2012 , before the opening of the second site of the IT park in the city of Naberezhnye Chelny had the idea to go to town and talk to the Volga startups from other Russian cities . At that time, the startup community in other regions was only in its infancy . Therefore, it was difficult to find partners and start-ups , and then gather all in one place. But now we can say that in some cities the formation of start-up community began with Sabantui . In 2013 it was decided to expand the geography of the whole Russian expedition . Then already appeared Russian Startup Tour, one of the organizers of which is Skolkovo .
This year it was decided to expand the geography of the expedition is to the CIS countries . You have to understand that we do not just drive , and " sow good" and help startups . During the two years of hard work and expedition projects IT park, we have gained great experience in helping start-ups . We took one of the best three-day educational programs Start in Garage, simplify and reduce it to a single day ( without reducing the usefulness of the program) and now teach projects in cities that visit. Also we are taking with a venture capital funds , which hold a session with the investment projects.
All combine to make a big difference . Thus, the results StartUpSabantuy 2012-2013 , just four startup received investments totaling more than $ 2.4 million , approaching another 15 teams that negotiations .