Author: Jeffrey Donenfeld

Mentoring future global entrepreneurs at the Kazan OIC Youth Entrepreneurship Forum

Kazan OIC Youth Entrepreneurship Forum “The Kazan OIC Youth Entrepreneurship Forum is a joint initiative of the OIC Youth Forum and the government of the Republic of Tatarstan. Since 2014, the Forum has been held annually, attracting hundreds of startups, investors and industry experts from the OIC states and the Russian Federation. Speakers will discuss …

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Discussing American startup investing with The Saint Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics

The Saint Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics “The Saint Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO University) is one of the leading higher education institutions in Russia, providing training and research in advanced science, humanities, engineering and technology. Founded in 1900, ITMO has grown to an organization with …

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Speaking to The Internet Initiatives Development Fund on startup investing in the United States

The Internet Initiatives Development Fund “IIDF stands for Internet Initiatives Development Fund. According to Dow Jones, we are the most active early-stage venture fund in Russia and Europe. We have $100M (6bn RUB) under management. Since 2013 IIDF has closed more than 370 deals ranging from $20k to $5.5M. Our investment activity accounts for more …

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How to move your startup to the USA and get accepted by a top US startup accelerator…

Building your company in the United States can be a great idea – we have resources, expertise, and a quickly growing startup and entrepreneurship industry. In my role as Investment Manager at Boomtown Accelerator in Boulder, Colorado, I review a wide variety of applications to the Boomtown Accelerator Program from startups all over the world, …

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Cyprus: Divided

In June of this year (2017), I explored Cyprus – both the southern Cypriot side, as well as the northern Turkish-controlled side. A few videoclips and photos from my discovery of the border areas, mountains, and other interesting quirks. Exploring Larnaca Scuba Diving the Wreck of the Zenobia Attending Larnaca’s Summer Festival Exploring southern Nicosia …

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