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First Autumn Campus of the Presidential Academy finishes

On November 11–15, 2013, the Krasnogorsk branch of the RANEPA hosted the first Autumn Campus of the Presidential Academy in which the students and post-graduates of the Moscow universities, individual entrepreneurs, founders, heads and specialists of small and medium-sized businesses of the city of Moscow took part.

The event was organized by the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration and ACIG Group of Companies supported by the Department of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship of the City of Moscow, the Government of the City of Moscow, State Budgetary Institution "Small Business of Moscow" and the Krasnogorsk Branch of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

Within the framework of the Campus the participants attended lectures, seminars and workshops dedicated to the development of business ideas, mechanisms for attracting investments and personal and professional development tools a good entrepreneur should possess.

The participants of the Departments of Innovative and Social Entrepreneurship worked for 5 days on development of their own business ideas, the best of which were then presented at the projects final on November 15, 2013, at the Moscow Campus of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

ACIG experts who took part in the Campus events share their impressions:

Anastasia Andreichuk, Consultant, Management Consulting Department:

"Autumn Campus of the Presidential Academy is an island of creativity, enthusiasm and limitless vital energy. It is a special world where everybody can share his or her secret business dreams and get a chance to bring them to life. I had a wonderful opportunity not only to look how innovative business ideas of young entrepreneurs are born and shaped, but also to take part in development and finalization of ready projects, share my own experience and grow together with the Campus participants. I would like to thank everybody for their creativity, stubbornness and desire to achieve their goals! I wish everybody success in implementation of the projects"!

Anna Makarova, Project Manager, Management Consulting Department:

"The guys were extremely enthusiastic and excited about the projects competition. For them this event is a valuable experience."

Inga Belyaeva, Head, Department of Corporate Psychology:

"The program was extremely intensive and required outstanding self-organization skills and concentration. However, the guys managed to overcome the burden and tried to show excellent results from the beginning till the final day."

Tatyana Pavilova, Deputy Director, HR Consulting Department:

"The participants of the Autumn Campus obtained not only skills useful for launching their own projects, but also a unique chance to work in one team with the students and graduates from various universities majoring in different subjects. The Campus has a unique climate for exchange of ideas and effective team cooperation, as innovations always emerge at the confluence of different subjects. As for development prospects of the Autumn Campus, I think there should be more participants and IT and other technology specialist should be also invited."

Aleksei Shipov, Member of the Board, ACIG Group of Companies, Dean of the Department of Innovative Entrepreneurship of the Summer Campus:

"An outstanding event and, as a result, an excellent outcome. I would like to thank all experts for sharing their unique experience and knowledge with the participants. I would like to thank the moderators for their intensive work on the projects. I would like to thank the supervisors for their bold support of all administrative and management projects. I would like to thank the PR Service for covering and promoting the event. And last but not least, I would like to thank all Campus participants for their innovative and social entrepreneurial ideas, active project work and feedback. I wish everybody further success and will see you at the next educational platforms organized by the ACIG Group of Companies and the RANEPA."

For more information on the results of the Autumn Campus please visit the website: