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Spring 2014 Startup Access program has started in Boston, USA

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The Spring Incubator Program hosted by StartUp Access in Boston, USA has welcomed its 17 participating teams from Russia and begun on May 19, 2014.

From May 19-30, StartUp Access together with sponsorship from RVC, Russia, is hosting its Spring Incubator Program in Boston, for early stage startups in the fields of technology, healthcare, and Internet Services. 17 companies from different cities in Russia have arrived to work on their ideas, and to gain insight into the latest, cutting edge marketing, business development and funding strategies.

While participants have brought a diverse range of IT and Biotech projects, they all share some common goals for the program. Vladimir Iliukhin from the AquaDisplay Project (Samara, Russia) shared, “My goal was to present my project and get feedback on its weaknesses and potential prospects of development. I was also interested in evaluating the possibility of taking my product to the US market in the future”. Boris Yaremen from the Deep Atlas of the Human Anatomy Project (Samara, Russia) also shared his goals, “The primary goal I am looking to accomplish by participating in StartUp Access is to understand how startups initially form and develop in a foreign market. What expectations do venture capitalists expect from startups? What is the best way of presenting my project and what can I improve to increase its attractiveness to potential investors?”

Participants will have the opportunity to explore these and many other pertinent questions throughout the two - week program.  The incubator runs on an intense full day schedule, which includes: in-depth mentorship sessions and workshops with successful international serial entrepreneurs and angel investors, educational lectures by MIT professors, guided tours of various tech companies, business incubators, research labs and educational facilities of MIT.

Throughout the program, participants will be working hard to prepare for its culminating event: StartUp Access Demo Night. Each company will present an elevator pitch to members of the Boston entrepreneurial ecosystem, as well as angel investors, answer questions and get feedback from guests. The event is hosted at the Cambridge Innovation Center, the largest co-working center for startups in the world and typically draws over 100 guests.

 

 

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