Under 30 business stars will share doing business tips at International Summer Campus
The 8th RANEPA International Summer Campus will be held from July 11-24 in Tatarstan. This year’s theme is “Innovations and Trends.” Young and successful Russian entrepreneurs will speak about them, including Artyom Goldman, Arik Akhverdyan, Yefim Kolodkin, and Andrei Reduto.
Artyom Goldman is a co-founder of Plink.gg, a social network for gamers, and a writer for Forbes. Prior to that, he successfully started and sold two other services – Visabot, a bot that helps obtain various types of immigration visas, and LegalSpace, a marketplace for finding lawyers anywhere in the world. In 2017, Goldman became one of the two Russians included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, which includes the most promising business leaders under 30 in finance, technology, science and other fields. The young entrepreneur also helped launch the Venture Bot fund, which invests from $25,000 to $50,000 in projects trying to enter the American market; however, he left the fund later.
Arik Akhverdyan is the creator of the VCV.AI digital recruiter, which conducts video interviews to make personnel hiring process smarter. The company is among the leaders on the Russian HR-tech market; in 2017, it opened an office in San Francisco, US, after passing acceleration at 500 Startups, and another office in Tokyo, Japan, in 2019. Its clients include Mars, Beeline, Metro C&C, Decathlon, M.Video, SIBUR and others. Until 2013, Akhverdyan was Director for Technical Staffing Services at SGS, one of the world leaders in independent oil and gas audit.
Yefim Kolodkin is a co-founder of the BASH Today startup, a service for renting event venues, and a municipal deputy in Arbat district, Moscow. Kolodkin started his first business – a stationery store – at the age of 10 at the private business skills school he went to. In August 2015, Kolodkin with partners launched a highly successful project, BASH Today. Initially an “event builder,” which helped quickly find a venue, caterer or DJ, the service eventually concentrated on finding venues only.
Andrei Reduto is a co-founder of GoFoods. The company’s food brands include Granolife and Octa, the latter included in the Forbes 2019 Brand Ranking. Octa is a protein drink; according to the company website, one portion of Octa contains the required nutritional agents, vitamins and minerals and can easily substitute a proper meal. Granolife is a brand of multigrain honey bars with nuts, dried fruits and freeze-dried berries. The company's products are sold at Azbuka Vkusa, Lenta, Karusel, Perekrestok, Magnit, Miratorg, and Tabris chains, as well as in fitness centers and coffee houses.
The Summer Campus of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) is a unique annual educational project for best students of Russian and foreign universities. The Campus curriculum comprises lectures and interactive sessions with leading Russian and foreign academics, government employees and world-class business executives. RANEPA Rector Vladimir Mau, leading Russian and foreign experts, Russian and foreign business leaders, high-ranking officials and civil servants will traditionally speak at the Summer Campus.
The organizers of RANEPA Summer Campus include RANEPA, the Republic of Tatarstan, and the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia.
General partners: The Сoca-Cola Company; ACIG Group of Companies.
Official information partner: TASS. Strategic information partner: Interfax. Campus magazine: Profile. Campus news agency: RNS. Main information partner: Polit.Ru. Campus internet media: Invest Foresight. Main regional information partner: Realnoye Vremya. Campus TV: Tatarstan State TV and Radio Company. Information partners: Strategia magazine, Argumenty i Fakty Kazan, TatCenter.ru, Efir 24, InKazan, KazanFirst, and Public Administration journal.