The Grand Final of the Entrepreneurship Ideas Competition 2017 united 19 entrepreneurship projects. SP&P managing partner Alexander Stepanovski was invited to evaluate the projects as a member of the competition’s jury panel.
The top three places were taken by projects «Vyshegor» (Olga Pulko), «Viper» (Natalia Sivtsova) and «Lern» (Maria Skorohod) accordingly.
The winners were given prizes by the competition’s partners: education grants from IPM Business School, certificates for cash management and payment services from Alfa-Bank, presents from MTS as well as legal counseling certificates from «Stepanovski, Papakul and partners».
According to competition’s organization team, year after year the participants keep experiencing some problems in the legal domain. A master-class given a few days before the final helped the participants solve them. SP&P Counsel Sviatlana Valuyeva and attorney Valentina Ogarkova spoke before the finalists on the topics of registering property rights and protecting commercial secrets.
Entrepreneurship Ideas Competition is a public competition of innovative projects and ideas among the representatives of youth and entrepreneurship communities, as well as university students.
The competition was organized in the framework of the DRIVES project, aimed at promoting education in the regions for entrepreneurship success. The project is implemented with the help of PYXERA Global (USA) and is financed by United States Agency for International Development (USAID).