A benchmarking visit to Kotka and Helsinki was held for Saint-Petersburg companies from 7 to 10 August 2019. The main goal of the trip was to establish contacts, learn about best practices, and discuss bilateral projects on establishment and development of creative and public spaces implemented by companies from Saint-Petersburg and Finland.

On August 1 and 2 at Vellamo Center in Kotka (Finland) was held *Ship startup festival and Final of Startup Connect Contest. Read all about the contest and its winners.

The Jury of Startup Connect Contest selected the best projects for the final pitch session at *Ship Startup Festival on August 1-2 in Kotka (Finland).

On June 10 we closed the applications for the Startup Connect contest that lasted more than two months.

Internationalization and International Cooperation event block under the programme of Russian Business Week in St. Petersburg started with business talk about coworkings.

On April 10, 2019 “Creative spaces and coworkings: an unprofitable hobby or a successful business?” panel discussion took place in the Erarta Museum of Modern Art.

02.04.2019 – the acceptance of applications for the Startup Connect Contest began – a contest for early-stage technology projects interested in developing in the global market. The organizer is Cursor Oy company. The operator accepting applications – GoTech Innovation.

On April 10, 2019 Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art (St. Petersburg, Russia) will host our StartUp Connect public talk “Creative and coworking spaces: passion or successful business?”

On 12th of March, 2019, a panel discussion “StartUp Boom: from pitching to global markets” took place in the framework of the St. Petersburg SME Partneriat. The St. Petersburg SME Partneriat is the biggest business event, aimed at development of international cooperation.

More than 60 St. Petersburg companies participated in Internationalization Academy course within the framework of the Startup Connect project. The training course consisted of 3 workshops on different issues of international cooperation and export.