27 June 2017
Moscow – Tele2, an alternative mobile operator, and the business incubator of the Higher School of Economics, a leading expert platform in Russia, have announced strategic cooperation in developing youth entrepreneurship and startup projects.
Tele2 has agreed on launching its own program in cooperation with the HSE business incubator: residents of the platform on entrepreneurship development and HSE students will be able to study in the Tele2 Workshop. The project will help participants improve their knowledge in entrepreneurship, marketing, finance, HR, sale and PR.
Master classes will be held by experts with wide experience of practical work – top managers of the company’s Moscow branch. Business incubator residents and HSE students will get a chance to attend courses of Igor Zhizhikin, CEO at Tele2 Moscow macroregion, chief commercial officer Anton Kondratov, chief financial officer Yuliya Ivanova, chief HR officer at Tele2 Moscow macroregion Zoya Izotova and others. Presenters will mentor business incubator residents and supervise most promising startup projects.
Besides, cooperation implies creation of project teams entered by Tele2 experts and residents of the business incubator. They will work on the operator’s practical tasks and develop new services, products and technologies in Moscow Region.
Igor Zhizhikin, CEO at Tele2 Moscow macroregion:
“We know better than anyone else what it means – to launch business on a highly competitive market. Having launched commercial operations in Moscow Region, we have taken strong stance on the Moscow market. That is why we are no strangers to the issues encountered by a new market player. Tele2 has always supported beginning entrepreneurs, young startuppers and talented people. By providing help, we bet on professional development and additional education. The Tele2 Workshop is distinguished by effective synthesis of academic and practical approach – I am pretty sure that gained knowledge and skills will be helpful for those who want to succeed in starting up their own business.”
Mikhail Erman, CEO of HSE business incubator:
“We welcome cooperation with Tele2, dynamic and modern technological company. We hope that its expertise, resources and experience will create new opportunities for beginning entrepreneurs and turn out to be very productive.”