Twin Campus cross-border startup event

DOERS & *ship / One of the best cross-border startup joint event of 2021
Dates for 2021: August 2-13.


With *ship Startup Festival company Doers opens registration for a new batch in the international school of startups, where teams of the best projects will have a chance to compete for the main prize *ship of 5000€.

Come with an idea or MVP and learn to make a scalable startup at DOERS. Present and network with cross-border investors and startup community at *ship Festival. We are seeking entrepreneurial students - both international and Russian with different backgrounds (IT, economics, design, biotech. etc.).
DOERS will allow YOU to create/develop your startup from an idea to a minimal viable product and/or test key hypotheses for an existing startup project in the Russian market (mini-accelerator) - if it is appropriate for your product or service. In the end, you will present your team's project to industry experts and venture capitalists. Based on the pitching results, the best projects will take part in a two-day startup event *ship, consisting of a mentoring program and a Pitch Captain competition, and compete for the main prize of 5,000€. In 2021, *ship will take place August 12-13, fully online.

During the intensive two-week online program of DOERS school, you will work in groups of three to four members (together with students of ITMO University, Russia) and attend webinars and virtual tours of St. Petersburg’s entrepreneurial infrastructure.

Topics covered:

  • B2C and B2B markets for IT/web/mobile in Russia
  • Local customer development (with the help of Russian English-speaking volunteers)
  • Fundraising in Russia, Russian VC market
  • Local entrepreneurship support infrastructure
  • Specifics of Russian business legislation
  • Marketing communications & PR for IT startups
  • Public speaking & presentation skills