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Founder Institute Launches in Siberia! Our Newest Chapter Opens in Tomsk, Russia

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-04-14

The Founder Institute, the world’s largest startup accelerator with over 1,000 graduate companies, announced today that it will be officially launching in Tomsk - it’s first chapter in Siberia, and third chapter in Russia. 

With existing chapters in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, the Founder Institute is now on pace to launch more than 40 meaningful and enduring technology companies per year in the country.

Anyone interested in launching a technology company is welcome to apply to the Tomsk Founder Institute at

The Tomsk region has a rich history of scientific, R&D, and IT enterprises, and we hope the Founder Institute can help many of the region’s talented professionals start their own innovative companies.” - Adeo Ressi, Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute 

The Founder Institute decided to launch in Tomsk after a successful trial period in the city during February and March. To celebrate the new launch, the Tomsk Founder Institute will host a Pre-Curriculum” of free events for the general public;


Leading the Founder Institute’s efforts in Tomsk are Pavel Pravdin and Oleg Malsagov. Pavel Pravdin a technology entrepreneur, mentor of several dozens of projects, co-founder of GPST startup accelerator, and local promoter of technology entrepreneurship. Oleg Malsagov is an analyst, businessman, and consultant, with main competences in management, marketing, sales, system analysis, and reputation management. 

Other experienced entrepreneurs who have pledged to help entrepreneurs in the program include; 

  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
  • Alex Kistenev: CEO,
  • Alex Karakulov: CEO, Hideninja
  • Andrey Pletenev: Founder, Upgrade Yourself
  • Dmitry Sevostyanov: CTO,
  • Edith Zarhzetskaya: CEO, Студия маркетинговых коммуникаций "Editta"
  • Emil Ahtyamov: CEO, Паравеб
  • Evgeny Semenov: CEO, Стартап-школа "Тайга"
  • Evgenya Serebryakova: CEO, IQGroup
  • Fedor Skvortsov: CEO,
  • Ivan Khudyakov: CEO, Байкал-Софт
  • Nikita Lamonov: Product manager,
  • Oleg Malsagov: COO, "BIM-Group"
  • Pavel Pravdin: COO,
  • Slava Kovalenko: Product manager,
  • Stanislav Triers: Head, IT:Start of Academpark
  • Vjacheslav Semenov: CMO, Студия маркетинговых коммуникаций "Editta"
  • Yury Kharchenko: CEO, Деловой Альянс
  • Андрей Веригин: CEO, Basic Resource, LLC
  • And many more to be announced. 


In only 5 years of operation, over 1,249 graduate companies across 85 cities have used the Founder Institute to validate their idea, develop their plans, refine their product, build an advisory board, prepare for seed funding, and more.

                                        We hope you will join us in Tomsk and launch a company in 2014.

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