Founder Institute: Asia, Step by Step

March 18, 2014, 19:00 expert session

Usually, young startups look eagerly to the West in the early stages of their development, but, this time, we’re switching our focus and turning our gaze towards the East.

On March 18th at the Digital October Center, business specialists will discuss the peculiarities of the markets of certain Asian countries, as well as the region as a whole. Presenters will focus on Japan, Singapore, and Malaysia.

Most importantly, this event will feature discussion on entering the Asian market: do new IT companies have a shot at getting a piece of that pie?

“Asia, Step by Step” will take place with the support of Founder Institute, which means that the event is aimed, first and foremost, at the heads of startups and already-established companies, as well as marketing specialists and directors of business development.

The following topics will be discussed during the program:

  • the benefits of being on the Asian market today;
  • appealing prospects for tomorrow (up through 2020);
  • the advantages of running an IT company in the East;
  • the opportunities Russian startups can find in Asian countries.


You will learn the ins and outs of the Southeast Asian market from:

Dash Balakrishnan – founder of StartupMalaysia, a non-profit organization, and organizer of Global Entrepreneurship Week (since 2008). He regularly launches various programs designed to promote the development of the startup ecosystem: in October of 2013, he organized THE Global Startup Youth, a major event that attracted young talents from more than 100 countries across the globe.

Leighton Peter Prabhu – co-founder of Interstice Consulting, an international company, and a member of the Board of Directors of CERBA (Canada, Eurasia, and Russia Business Association). He helps foreign companies and investors break onto the Russian market and specializes in IT and e-commerce projects.

Ilya Sidorov – representative director of the Adeptima Co. consulting company.

This is a ticketed event. Admission costs 1000 rubles, while access to the video recording costs 750 rubles. However, participation is free for all past and current FI students (though everyone must register!)


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