On December 8-18, the Meet Asia international track was conducted in frames of the Far Eastern Start educational program by Russky Technopark with the support of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU). More than 120 students from FEFU, Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service, Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University (Vladivostok), Pacific National University (Khabarovsk) and Higher School of Economics (Saint Petersburg) applied for participation in the project.
The international track is comprised of 4 lectures on technology entrepreneurship in such Asia-Pacific region countries as Japan and China. Among experts in the hi-tech business with Asia, performed as lecturers, were SAMI LLC company CEO Hiroshi MAKINO, president of the Russian-Chinese Center for Innovative Entrepreneurship Vera PRONKINA, co-founder of Geeek Club hardware startup in Shenzhen Nikita POTRASHILIN and the Skolkovo Foundation representative in China Evgeny KOSOLAPOV. Lecturers shared their knowledge and personal experience in the specifics of high-tech projects in China and Japan, venture funds structure and negotiations with partners, as well as possible ways to enter the Asian markets.