Regional sessions of practical consulting (RSPC). Yerevan, Armenia

Regional sessions of practical consulting (RSPC) — is the RVC programme aimed at creating innovational ecosystem in the regions and development regional entrepreneurship development in high-tech industry. Educational intensives enable entrepreneurs to obtain necessary information for the project development and further commercialization.

Project mission

Creating a system of events that combine educational and consulting activities which are vital for the successful operation and development of the different categories of infrastructure participants. Regional infrastructure integration (regional venture funds, Regional Centers for Innovation, clusters, industrial parks, business incubators, engineering centers) into an integral regional innovational ecosystem.

Target audience:

  • CEOs and deputy CEOs of small and medium-sized (innovative) enterprises;
  • Potential and practicing innovative managers;
  • Venture funds, business angels communities, regional innovation centers;
  • Innovative regional clusters, industrial parks, business incubators;
  • Universities, research institutes, engineering centers;
  • Government institutions and organizations.

Programme Benefits

For the partner:

  • Interaction with federal development institutions;
  • Connecting to a federal acceleration programmes.

For participants:

  • Workshops
  • Working with entrepreneurs and investors;
  • Team building and personal growth
  • Certificates for passing PCRS;
  • Individual expert consultation.

Date and venue

Date: March, 19, 2017


Address: 123 Hovsep Emin st

The event programme

9.00 – 9.30 Registration of PCRS participants Getting GenerationS promotional products and PCRS guidance papers.

9.30 – 9.45 Welcome speech. Introductory presentation and PCRS programme presentation​

  • Greetings from the JSC RVC representatives, Contractor, regional partners.
  • Informing about RCRS programme, rules and procedures. Opportunities and practical steps that participants will be able to take during PCRS for their innovative projects development.
  • JSC RVC and GenerationS presentation.
  • Questions and answers.

9.45 – 11.15  Workshop «Fundamentals of business process modeling» (with practical cases analyzed)

From the workshop participants of the programme will learn about key principles of building a scalable business:

  • teambuilding;;
  • verification of ideas;
  • market evaluation;
  • business models construction;
  • work with potential clients;
  • hypothesis testing;
  • features of the project presentations to investors.

PCRS experts will look into several case studies from the audience

11.15 – 11.30 Coffee break, networking, individual consultations, questions and answers. Demonstration of GenerationS promotional video.

11.30 – 13.00 Master class «Public speaking: the art of presentation»

The main objectives of the master class are to bust two myths: «public speaking is an inborn talent » and «experienced speakers never worry.»

During the master class PCRS participants will practice to master professional speaker basic tools (posture, gestures, gaze, voice), learn to overcome the excitement of the audience, find out what the selling presentation is and study the uncomfortable questions responding technique. In addition, participants will learn methods and techniques of self-developing public speaking skill.

13.00 – 13.30  Workshop «Presentation on presentations»

The workshop is dedicated to the project presentation creation. The experts together with participants will look into the audience presentations: the short (30 seconds duration, elevator pitch) and detailed ones (7 minutes). The best creative presentation practices will be examined, much detail will be given to the individual units of SUCCESS model presentation.

At the end of the workshop a tracking plan will be compiled for the preparation and finalization of presentations for their further participation in GenerationS and Open Innovations Startup Tour events.

13.30 – 14.30 Lunch (free time), networking, individual consultations, questions and answers.

14.30 – 17.00 Practice, working in small groups (analysis of PCRS participants’ cases). Сommunication of experience and individual consultations.

During the practice part, participants together with the programme mentors will analyze the business model and financial plans of the projects submitted, learn to prepare documents and present the project to the investor/industrial partner and to protect intellectual property as well. The programme experts will give practical tips on registration of projects for GenerationS and Open Innovations Startup Tour.

17.00 – 17.15 Coffee break, networking, individual consultations, questions and answers

17.15 – 19.00 Exchange of experience and individual consultations in small groups

19.00 – 19.20 Description of project tracking mechanism to regional Open Innovations Startup Tour. Feedback questionnaires. Issuing PCRS participant certificates.

Bring the laptop and the latest version of the presentation for its completion, as well as identity proof (passport, driving license, etc.).


Sergey Bogdanov

Sergey Bogdanov


StartupSamara founder — first and one of the most successful regional accelerators. Since 2014 the company held 10 acceleration programmes, worked with more than 1,000 applicants, attracted about 600 million rubles in startups’ development. Extensive contacts in innovation ecosystem in Russia and worldwide.

Arkady Seleznev

Arkady Seleznev


Worked as a top-manager in a major international company GS Group. The founder of IT-company Cododrome (Lithuania), among customers are: Gismeteo, Avon, Oriflame, Vichi, Gorenie, WBD.

Experience in acceleration programmes organization and conduct, including management of the most technologically sophisticated tracks of GenerationS, the largest accelerator in Russia and Eastern Europe (AeroSpace — 2015, TechNet — 2016). Together with Sergey Bogdanov he was the first director of the Samara branch of Founder Institute (the world’s largest training programme for technology entrepreneurs).

Ruslan Khomenko

Ruslan Khomenko

Public speaking and speech self-defense coach

Professional coach, Head of Volga Region Public Speaking School (Tolyatti, Kazan, Samara), a leading trainer and a licensee of the University of Rhetoric and Oratory (Moscow), winner of the Oratory Championships (Moscow), author and owner of the training «Speech Self-Defense: skill of countermanipulation in life and business, the coach of coaches, a businessman with the over 20 years work experience.


Vladimir Batmanov

Vladimir Batmanov


More than 20 years of entrepreneurial and managerial experience — from the idea and attraction of investments to the sale of businesses in various industries. Partner of the international club of business angels AltaClub in the Siberian Federal District. Expert at Generation_S accelerator in 2015 and 2016 (BiotechMed and LifeScience tracks). Organizer of the Kuzbass forum «Decade of Innovations and Business». Head of the working group on the development of the regional innovation ecosystem. Advisor to the Chairman of the Committee on Innovation and Investment of the City Council of People’s Deputies.

Artashes Vardanyan

Artashes Vardanyan

Acceleration program manager

Startup enthusiast, technology products lover, constant learner, Finance and management expert. Artashes has 6+ years of experience in operations management, business development and fiance and 4+ years of experience in product management. He has helped start-up companies from all over the world to get their business off the ground by supporting them in raising funds from angel investors and VC companies.

Narek Vardanyan

Narek Vardanyan


Narek Vardanyan is included among the top 16 crowdfunding experts in the world by FoundR Magazine. Narek is the founder of The Crowdfunding Formula blog and author of the bestselling 57 Secrets of Crowdfunding book. In 2016 he fouded The Winners’ Program — a crowdfunding support program where he, along with the best crowdfunders in the world supports startups and creative people to successfully raise funds for their projects. Overall, Narek helped more than 100 projects around the world to create successful crowdfunding campaigns.

Gevorg Poghosyan

Gevorg Poghosyan


Founder of the first and the largest internet payment system in Armenia «Idram», founder of the number of successful domain registration systems as Reg.AM,,, etc. Founder of GlobalAM NGO which organizes StartUp acceleration projects and events to boost startup movement in Armenia like «Sevan Startup Summit». Social entrepreneur in the field of internet society issues, board member at ISOC Armenia.


Organizer: RVC

RVC — is the Russian government’s fund of funds and the development institute of the Russian Federation, one of country’s key tools to create and expand the national innovation system. The company has a wide range of programs to develop Russia’s venture investment market establish educational and organizational services for market players, as well as increase the ability of Russian technology companies to compete in the global marketplace. RVC’s main objectives are to promote Russia’s venture investment industry, and to take on the role as the project office for the National Technology Initiative (NTI).

Operator: YellowRockets

YellowRockets – is a team that helps ambitious talented people to realize ideas by ​​creating positive environment for entrepreneurship. We collect and distribute information on all kinds of measures in favour of young scientists and aspiring businessmen, organize and hold educational activities (formal and informal meetings with cool and useful people, business clubs, startup weekends,hackathons),we create our own acceleration programme for the first steps in starting a business, we conduct corporate accelerators.

Partner: GenerationS

GenerationS — the largest start-up accelerator in Russia and Eastern Europe, the federal platform for the development of corporate acceleration tools. It has been held by RVC since 2013. More than 20 Russian companies, in whose interests the selection and acceleration of startups is carried out, become every year Industrial partners of GenerationS. As a result of the multi-stage examination, the GenerationS participants receive ample opportunities for business development and investment promotion, and get access to resources and infrastructure of accelerator partners. In 2016 4,237 applications from 30 countries were submitted to participate in GenerationS. The GenerationS-2016 prize fund will amount to 15 million rubles, the total value of prizes from partners will exceed 100 million rubles.

Co-organizer: Open Innovations Startup Tour

Open Innovations Startup Tour (OIST) — large-scale project for searching promising technological developments and development of aspiring startup teams’ competencies. The project was initiated by Skolkovo fund and JSC RVC and supported by the leading development institutions and approved by the Russian government.







Regional partner

Regional partner


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