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More Belarusian-Russian youth business incubation workshops in 2019

Economy 05.12.2018 | 18:41

MINSK, 5 December (BelTA) - The practice of holding Belarusian-Russian youth business incubation workshops will be continued in 2019, Second Secretary of the Central Committee of the Belarusian Youth Union (BRSM) Oleg Dikun told BelTA.

The first Russian-Belarusian youth business incubation program was carried out at at the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (PRUE) from 26 November to 1 December. It involved 20 people: 10 from each country. These young innovators and entrepreneurs aged between 18 to 35 have an interest in international projects and would like to run a business in technical, technological and scientific sectors. “Young people had the opportunity to present their projects and startups, to undergo educational courses. Belarusian and Russian businessmen examined the nuances of foreign economic activity, the Tax Code, interaction with credit institutions in Russia. Mentors taught them how to properly present themselves and projects. The young people also met with investors,” Oleg Dikun noted.

He stressed that all participants gave a high approval of the first Russian-Belarusian youth business incubation workshop. “This is a good platform to exchange experiences and find like-minded individuals for the development of business in the two countries,” Oleg Dikun said.

“The youth business incubation workshop was built on specific business cases and current practices. The information we received during the workshop is very valuable, from a practical point of view. I would like to see this experience introduced in the educational process in Belarus. In my opinion, this is very important. It was interesting to get acquainted with the young entrepreneurs-innovators of Russia. They shared their achievements and secrets in business. Especially useful was the successful experience of implementing blockchain in some regions of Russia and establishing an international network of R&D engineering centers. I really hope the two countries will cooperate in this area. During the discussions, we shared information about doing business in our countries. Such projects also contribute to the strengthening of friendship between the youth of Belarus and Russia,” said Fyodor Podgaysky, one of the participants of the first Russian-Belarusian youth business incubation workshop, expert at the National Confederation of Entrepreneurship.

Upon completion of the workshop, all participants received the PRUE certificate of professional development.

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