Startup Connect Business Club
Borderless opportunities for your business

Startup Connect Business Club was established in 2020 in order to develop business relations between business angels, investors and technology entrepreneurs from Russia, Finland and EU.

The Goals of Startup Connect Business Club

Startup Connect Business Club was established in 2020 as part of a CBC project in the region of South-East Finland - Russia in order to develop business relations between business angels, investors and technology entrepreneurs.

Creation of conditions for the formation of a network of useful acquaintances and the assistance to venture investments

Experience exchange between entrepreneurs, investors, representatives of the business community

 Advice to private investors in the search of promising startups or business niches for investments in the border region of South-East Finland - Russia

The Board of Startup Connect Business Club 2020




Sabine  SOURSA






Maxim Balanev



Are you a startup founder? Pitch your idea to the members of the club!

Benefits of joining the club

Enjoy the following benefits by joining the club
• All Business Club services for the members are free of charge 
• Open access to the database of Business Club Members
• Access to the knowledge base
• Discounts on services of the Business Club partners
• Discounts or free participation in the Business Club events
• Access to the database of startups that apply on the Business Club website
• Opportunity to co-invest with other members of the Business Club
• PR support  


Members of the Business Club

Get to know the members of the Business Club.

Dewey Hall

Sasha Andreev

Venture Partner
Almaz Capital

Dewey Hall

Sergey Dashkov

Joint Journey Ltd

Dewey Hall

Levan Kavtaradze 

Deputy Investment Director
TMT Investments

Dewey Hall

Konstantin Siniushin 

Managing Partner
The Untitled ventures

Vitaliy Kleban

Vitaliy Kleban


Mikhail Gavrilov

Mikhail Gavrilov

Founder & CEO
Fantasy Invest

Sergey Vasilev

Sergey Vasilev

Starta Ventures

Key organizers

The Business Club Startup Connect is organized by the following institutions in the framework of the StartUp Connect Project (funded by the European Union, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland in the framework of South-East Finland-Russia CBC 2014-2020 programme).

Cursor Ltd., Kotka-Hamina Regional Development Company
XAMK - South-East Finland University of Applied Sciences
St. Petersburg Foundation for Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Development
ITMO University
GoTech Innovation

Business Partners Network

We are excited to introduce a vital part of our community: Business Club Startup Connect Partners. Together with them, we support the business community in many ways.

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Legal Counsel to Innovators

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Law Firm

Patent-legal firm Neva-Patent

Patent-legal firm