Business Programme Partners


Russian Agency for Insurance of Export Credits and Investments, JSC (EXIAR) is a specialized state institute of export support aimed for the implementation of insurance instruments for the protection of export credits and investments. The agency is a part of the Group of Companies of the Russian Export Center (REC) and is the national export credit agency (ECA) created from scratch in the framework of the task of intensifying the development and implementation of the export support program set by the Russian government in late 2009 as part of anti-crisis development measures for national economy. The agency is an active participant in the development of the state system of export support. EXIAR interacts on a regular basis with key ministries and departments (including the Government of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia, the Ministry of Finance of Russia, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, etc.) on these issues, accumulating expertise and international experience in a specialized zone of financial instruments, as well as a provider of exporters' interests due to accumulated experience in dealing with export transactions and understanding the specifics of export operations development in Russia.

Join-stock company DOM.RF


Join-stock company DOM.RF Russia Housing and Urban Development Corporation focused on: - developing the mortgage and mortgage-backed securities markets; - developing the rental housing market through the use of collective investments; - bringing idle and inefficiently used land plots owned by the federal government into development; - creating a comfortable urban environment in Russia; - building a universal mortgage and construction bank under the DOM.RF brand, expected to rank among the country's Top 3 banks by mortgage origination in 2020. It is wholly owned by the Russian government through the Federal Agency for State Property Management. DOM.RF was established in 1997 with a remit to implement the national housing policy.

Strategic Partners



Public Joint Stock Company Rossiyskie Seti


Rossiyskie Seti (Rosseti) – a Russian public holding company, manages 1 power transmission and 14 power distribution subsidiaries (all together form Rosseti Group), operates one of the World’s largest grid. Rosseti is a systemically important company responsible for safe, high-grade and available power supply to the Russian consumers of all classes. Rosseti Group presents in 77 regions of the Russian Federation transmitting and distributing 80% of total volume of electricity generated in the country. Rosseti Group number of employees exceeds 225 thousand. Rosseti has become the national grid’s driver in innovation technologies and domestically produced state-of-the-art electrical equipment implementation. The company adheres to energy saving, power efficient, environment protective and aimed at professional safety policy.




TKB is a universal commercial bank offering a wide range of services to legal entities and individuals. It is a mainstay in Russia’s top 50 banks in terms of assets. The bank provides services to around 530,000 customers from more than 60 offices located across 20 regions of Russia.

PJSC Rostelecom


PJSC Rostelecom is one of the largest national telecommunications operators in Russia and Europe. The Group operates in all segments of the telecommunications market and covers millions of households in Russia. Rostelecom is an undisputable leader of the broadband and pay-TV markets in Russia with over 12.3 million fixed-line broadband subscribers and over 9.3 million pay-TV subscribers, over 4.2 million of which are subscribed to Rostelecom’s IPTV services. The Group is a market leader in providing telecommunications services to government bodies and corporates of all levels. It is also an important innovator that provides solutions in the field of medicine, E-Government, cloud computing, education, security and housing & utility services. Rostelecom was assigned ‘BBB-’ and ‘BB+’ international credit ratings by Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s respectively.

The Interservice transport company


The Interservice transport company offers a comprehensive suite of passenger transport services for corporate clients in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region. Their modern automotive fleet includes more than 130 vehicles, including buses, vans, minivans, and business and premium class passenger vehicles. For over 23 years, Interservice’s highly trained managers and experienced drivers have been providing transport logistics for the city’s largest international events: the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly, international economic, legal, and cultural forums, the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

State Unitary Enterprise “Vodokanal of St. Petersburg”


SUE “Vodokanal of St. Petersburg” provides water supply and sewerage services for the 5.2 million residents of St. Petersburg as well as tens of thousands of enterprises and organizations working in the city. The company also manages city fountains, public toilets as well as snow melting and snow receiving stations.

Start Day Business Programme Partner

Our Future Foundation


Our Future Foundation was established in 2007. It has been initiated by an entrepreneur Vagit Alekperov to promote social entrepreneurship in Russia. The Foundation provides comprehensive support for social enterprises through business education, interest-free loans, information, consulting and sales assistance.