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ICEF Students Joined SberStudent Youth Accelerator

ICEF Students Joined SberStudent Youth Accelerator

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ICEF second-and third-year undergraduates have presented their projects to SberStudent accelerator for undergraduates, postgraduates, and research fellows. SberStudent expert panel has earlier selected seven projects to receive further development during the summer and compete in SberStudent final in September-October 2022.

The undergraduates of ICEF first joined SberStudent – launched with a mission to accelerate students’ project ideas to tech startups – in the academic year 2021-2022. Participating in the event are a total of 17 teams formed by 45 second- and third-year students. Following the preparation stage, which involved online entrepreneurship courses, the teams began working on their tech startup ideas under the guidance of the mentors of Sber and then presented their final versions.

The preparation stage involved setting out of the rationales behind idea novelty and attraction to investors, estimating the potential market volume, conducting the competitor analysis, calculating project’s economic gain using unit economy model, and presenting detailed implementation plans.

The presented projects span topics as diverse as travel apps, school students career guidance platform, table ordering app for restaurants, integrated service operator for dog owners, platform for car service providers, B2B platforms, university access code generation software, and financial statements automation tools for small businesses.

The seven projects shortlisted for the second round are:

  • Development of the Auto-Concierge Project: Operating Activities. Authors: Kirill Kochetkov, Nikolay Naumov
  • Dating app "Oculoapp". Authors: Vsevolod Ivanov, Salo Nazar.
  • Smart Access System for Universities Based on the QR-code Generations. Authors: Danila Bobylev, Mikhail Lesnichiy, Mark Kazantsev.
  • Mobile Application for Vocational Education in the Field of Economics & Finance. Authors: Dmitry Vlasyuk, Ekaterina Chistyakova, Zhania Murzalina, Elizaveta Zhdanova.
  • Development of technological startap for holding events using the mobile application TUSA. Author: Emil Kharasov.
  • Creation and Development of an Educational Product for Foodtech Platforms. Authors: Anna Oorzhak, Kristina Drozd.
  • BB place: B2B E-commerce Platform for Wholesalers and Retailers of Consumer Goods. Authors: Kirill Panin, Semyon Sivakov, Denis Ozolin.

The teams will continue working on their startups during the summer and will present their ideas to the expert panel at the Demo Day.

SberStudent is a national accelerator for students, postgraduates, and research fellows. Its programme for 2022 has attracted 30,000 students and research fellows in 85 regions of Russia.