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Webinar by the Russian Ministry of Economic Development Mentoring and its role in business start and growth



On the 19th of August, the Russian Ministry of Economic Development, together with ‘Sinergia’ Corporation delivered a webinar “My Business”, dedicated to mentoring agenda and the role of mentoring in business start and growth.

The key speaker of the webinar, Boris Tkachenko, founder of the Mentoring Institute and Youth Business Russia, spoke about mentoring trends, global and Russian local experience in mentoring in entrepreneurship programmes. Boris also highlighted such vital issues as whats good about being a mentor? what will mentees get? whats the use of mentoring for a regional entrepreneurship support infrastructure? Boris also mentioned both mentors and mentees expectations and their actual relationships, as well as common mistakes and success tips in mentoring.

The other speakers at the webinar:

  • Natalia Ustinova, CEO, KES LOGISTIC;
  • Elena Kozyreva, BD Director, KES LOGISTIC;
  • Alexander Kravtsov, President, Ruyan Group, founder and owner of Expedition brand;
  • Alexander Shibaev, Head of Innovation Engineering Centre at the Mentoring Support Foundation of Kaliningrad region (microcredit company).

The event was held in the framework of the National Project SME and Support for Business Initiatives.

You can look for the webinar recording and Boris Tkachenko presentation at:

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