Innosocium Foundation and Agency for Strategic Initiatives are co-developing a unified platform to support young entrepreneurs. This platform is aimed at the creation of practical tools for implementing entrepreneurial initiatives, simplifying regulatory procedures, gaining access to financial support and special educational programmes implemented with the participation of experienced mentor entrepreneurs. The platform was designed to facilitate the launching of young entrepreneurs' projects, their cooperation and sharing of resources. The platform relies on the open architecture approach, i.e. it is open to partners and various forms of working with the youth community.
The Young Entrepreneurs Platform coordinators are: Elena Marinina, vice president at the Roscongress Foundation.
The platform started as the national DevService hackathon, which aimed at developing platform elements simplifying business procedures. The hackathon is held at the Boiling Point Coworking Centre of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives simultaneously in 30 cities. The best projects are pitched at a private function of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives. Teams with the best projects win paid internships at the hackathon's IT partner companies, free acceleration of any of the team's project and integration of the best project into the single platform for young entrepreneurs. Hackathon winners have the opportunity to collaborate with experts to refine their projects and eventually present them to potential partners and investors.