IBM sponsors Startup Village International Conference in Moscow, Russia.

More than 3500 participants, including entrepreneurs, investors, business-people, IBM employees and Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, attended Moscow’s first-ever Startup Village International Conference in May. The event, which took place on May 27th and 28th, was organized by the Skolkovo Foundation and its partners and sponsored by IBM.

The Skolkovo Foundation is a non-profit organization, which was founded in 2010 by then President Dmitry Medvedev to promote innovation in science and technology development. And the event did just that with over 200 Russian and international start-ups showing innovations in IT, Energy Efficiency, Biomedical, and Aerospace technologies.

IBM employees from the Science and Technology Center, which was built in Moscow and collaborates with the Skolkovo Foundation to drive innovation in Russia, participated in an IT trends panel and led an exclusive master class.

cardboard team rooms
Trendy team rooms were crafted out of cardboard for the event.

Many promising entrepreneurs were chosen to participate in the event but one lucky entrepreneur was awarded a slot as a finalist in the upcoming Moscow SmartCamp, which is being held on June 17th and 18th. Synesis  is a start-up company aimed at providing video analytic solutions to retailers and manufacturers.

winner announced
Denis Sosnovtsev, IDR Russia announces that start-up Synesis has won a spot as a finalist at IBM’s SmartCamp in Moscow this June.

This SmartCamp event is an exciting milestone for IBM Global Entrepreneurs as it is the first one ever to be held in Moscow. It will be streamed live on www.eweek.com.