Gaidar Forum experts discuss aspects of technological entrepreneurship

The expert discussion, Money or people? Technological Entrepreneurship Frontiers, took place On January 13, the second day of the Gaidar Forum 2017 at RANEPA.

The participants discussed business development and opportunities for startups in the disadvantaged environment of economic sanctions. They agreed there have been noticeable positive changes in the SME sector, but not for startups. According to Ivan Rodionov, Professor of the Higher School of Economics National Research University, “more experienced entrepreneurs enjoy evident support, but not young ones, which leads to aging business.”

Andrei Svinarenko, CEO of the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs at Rusnano, warned against expecting super-successful startup project, as they are extremely rare. During the discussion, the experts agreed that money and people are equally important for business. It is impossible to build a profitable business structure with no interaction between these two key components.

Organizers of the Gaidar Forum: “The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration” (RANEPA), The Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy (Gaidar Institute) and the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR).

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