Building A, level 3, conference hall 3

Youth EEF

Mass Youth Involvement in Entrepreneurship: Current Realities and Future Potential

Youth entrepreneurship is not just a buzzword but the foundation of a country's economic growth. With the support of government and business, young people should be able to influence measures that help them efficiently launch and succeed in business. Is broad involvement of young people in entrepreneurship possible? Can a school entrepreneurship truly succeed and do universities adequately serve as a launching pad for developing entrepreneurial initiatives? What capabilities and approaches does Russia currently lack for developing youth entrepreneurship? Is it possible to create a unified community of young entrepreneurs?

Sofya Makhatadze — Finalist in the All-Russian "Big Change" Сompetition
Mikhail Khomich — Co-founder of the Startup Academy Junior Programme, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO; Deputy Prime Minister, Udmurt Republic

Igor Drozdov — Chairman of the Board, Skolkovo Foundation
Petr Ivanov — Deputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service
Anton Kotyakov — Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
Ksenia Razuvaeva — Head, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh)

Front row participants:
Georgy Budnik — Winner of the All-Russian "Big Change" competition
Aleksandr Vaino — Head of Youth Initiatives Center, Agency of Strategic Initiatives (ASI)
Sergey Vishchipanov — General Director, Facultetus
Mikhail Shestakov — Entrepreneur, Participant in the Semi-final of the All-Russian Student Competition "Your Move"
Andrey Shubin — Executive Director, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA
Artur Yusupov — Head, Chairman of the Board, Moi Bizness Association of Entrepreneurship Development Institutes