20-22 September 2017

Forum is over

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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