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was the factor by which the number of applications from social entrepreneurship projects for the ‘Startup of the Year’ award grew this past year. In total, social entrepreneurs accounted for 36% of nominees for the award.

For the year, 342 projects submitted applications to take part in the ‘Startup of the Year’ contest. The main goals of this competition are to encourage effective enterprise solutions, recognize a creative approach to building new business and inspire young entrepreneurs toward new advances.

The awards ceremony will be held on December 17 at the Congress Centre Technopolis Moscow. Laureates will receive a Golden Apple statuette and special prizes from partners supporting the prize.

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Winners of HSE{Business}Cup 2018 Announced

At the end of November, HSE’s Moscow campus hosted the finals of HSE{Business}Cup 2018  – a completion for student business projects. In total, six teams received grants equal to 200,000 roubles from HSE to make their ideas a reality.

Why Study after University: Continuing Education at HSE

In 2011, HSE graduate, Irina Demina, launched the startup ‘Button For Life’ (Ru: Кнопка жизни) - a round-the-clock service for elderly people and people with disabilities. Since 2016, Irina has graduated from three programmes offered by the Centre for Continuing Education at HSE’s Faculty of Computer Science and is planning to do more. Irina told the HSE news service about how the knowledge she acquired has helped her to reach new heights in business.

Start-ups to Print Houses for Martians and to Help Wheelchair Users Move around City

On March 15, 2017, HSE hosted the annual Start-up of the Year awards ceremony, organized by the HSE Business Incubator. Five projects featuring unique online and offline technologies won awards.

'Your Only Capital in Business Is Your Brain'

The digital age is opening up more and more opportunities for some of the most unbelievable startups imaginable – startups for which ideas and a drive to conquer new business territories take precedent. For Vitaly Aleksandrov, an HSE alumnus and the founder and head of the studio Out of Cloud, this territory was email marketing. Below, he tells Success Builder how correct distribution methods differ from spam, how to write meaningful letter, and whether a student is able to make money off of scholarships.

500,000 roubles

is the maximum grant amount that winners are able to receive in a competition sponsored by the Fund for Innovative Enterprise Support.

HSE Allocates Funds to Support Innovative Projects

From March 2, applications will be accepted for the Fund for Innovative Enterprise Support competition, which is to be held for the sixth time. Winning projects will receive from 150,000 to 500,000 rubles in support.

More Social Projects at Startup of the Year

On December 17 the awards ceremony for Startup of the Year 2014 took place at the Technopolis Moscow congress centre. Of the 350 projects entered for this prestigious prize, 7 winners received the coveted statuettes - 6 for the different nominations and one from the audience. Among the winning teams there are HSE students and graduates.

342

applications were submitted by young entrepreneurs for the annual HSE Business Incubator ‘Startup of the Year’ prize.