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Tech Tour Russia 2013 to bring together global VC elite and Russian tech innovators

20 Dec '12
As innovation news portal Venture Business News reports, Tech Tour Association, a leading start-up tech innovation driver in Western Europe, has announced Tech Tour Russia 2013 slated for April 23-26.

Tech Tour is expected to establish closer ties between promising seed or rapid expansion stage tech companies and leading international venture companies and global corporations. The funds participating in the Tech Tour collectively provide a financing body worth a total of more than 10 billion euros.

Russian tech companies are invited to participate in the contest. Of 250 applicants, a reported 25 will be selected to take part in the event free of charge. Applications are due by February 15, 2013.

The finalists will be hand-picked by an expert panel of 20 experienced business players on the basis of a companys potential impact on the market; a revolutionary or disruptive nature of the technology offered; the profoundness of a business model; vision; the ability to realize the project; the quality of management; and some other criteria. The companies to be chosen may be on any stage of development, from start-up to pre-IPO.

The 25 finalists will each be given 20 minutes to pitch their projects to an audience of 60 world-class international investors, consultants, and representatives of large entities. In addition, the finalists will be able to have some one-on-one talk, and be highlighted in the local and international medianot to mention the opportunity to raise funding.

Tech Tour Association is an independent not-for-profit organization founded in Geneva in 1998 in response to a growing interest in fast-developing technology companies across Europe.

To register for participation please click here.
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