Moscow hosted Foxnet Youth Entrepreneurship Forum with ASI’s support

The innovative and educational Technograd complex in Moscow, with ASI’s support, hosted the Foxnet Youth Entrepreneurship Forum. The event was attended by more than 1,000 participants from Moscow and Russia’s regions, including 14-25-year old young people, teachers, professional consultants, public figures, and more than 50 speakers, experts and mentors. The forum is aimed at drawing attention of Russian youth to business and entrepreneurship.

It was organized by Marina Shilkina, Leader of the ASI project BusinessFox School of Financial Literacy and Business Skills for Children and Teens. This is an educational business program for students of 5 to 18 years old, which helps develop entrepreneurial thinking and consciously choose a future career. The program is developed taking into account age-related and individual abilities of students. For primary schoolchildren, classes are taught using games, while in high school students analyze and solve specific cases. The program is implemented both offline and online. The classes are 80% practical training and 20% theory, while students are backed by mentors who are experts and entrepreneurs with vast background.

“A lot of participants, speakers and partners say that such formats are very popular with young people. The Agency will continue to support BusinessFox; it will help replicate this practice in the regions and attract new partners. Young businessmen and businesswomen will have additional support from the Agency for implementing their business projects,” Alexander Vaino, Head of the Center for Youth Initiatives, ASI, said.

The participants visited the SuperJob Career Expo where they learned about applicable job offers and latest trends in the employment market and received personal consultations from leading Russian experts. The participants also submitted applications for casting for the Non-Childish Business TV show on the STS-Kids television channel. In addition, the young people presented their business projects before the expert jury including employees of the ASI’s Center for Youth Initiatives. As a result, all the projects will benefit from support on the Constructorium platform. The best initiatives will receive funding from the Youth Entrepreneurial Initiative Foundation, which works in conjunction with the Constructorium. It totals RUB 1 billion, while investment in one project cannot exceed RUB 50 million.