20-22 September 2017

Forum is over
The program of the St.Petersburg International Innovation Forum 2018 is under development.

20.09.2017, wednesday

Innovations Development and Support Institutions

Credit VS Investment which is required for new entrepreneurs, Hall 8

Roundtable discussion



Organizer: The first city business incubator

Questions for discussion:

  • the advantages and disadvantages of investment and credit programmes for new entrepreneurs;
  • in what business sectors intensive investment is possible and at what stages of development;
  • if we can trust private investors;
  • how to develop business with third party investments and stiil to be his owner.


  • Alexandra Pitkanen, Executive Director of the nonprofit organization "Fund of assistance to crediting of small and medium business, micro-credit company";
  • Evgeny Eliseev, the head of the sector on activity organization of the coworking space of St. Petersburg State budgetary institution "Center of development and entrepreneurship support";
  • Andrey Udalov, Director of the St. Petersburg branch of the youth entrepreneurship backing Fund "AGAT";
  • Denis Romanov, the representative of the Bank "Tochka" of the financial group "Otkrytiye";
  • Maria Panshina, project Manager of the crowdsourcing platform Constart.ru;
  • Paul Carroll, international businessman, investor, founder of GIBRelations Company;
  • Maria Smirnova, Director in the development area of "Real estate. Consulting. Strategy".


Marina Surovaya
Head of the Development Department of the First city business incubator

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