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Pekka Viljakainen: Penza has strong startup community

14:53 | 22.01.2014 | Society

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Penza, 22 January 2014. PenzaNews. The advisor to the president of Skolkovo Foundation, the founder of Oy Visual Systems Ltd, the creator of the project “No Fear. The Community” Pekka Viljakainen, invited as a special guest to roadshow “Russian StartUp Tour” in Penza noted a strong startup community and powerful government support of this sector in the region.

Pekka Viljakainen: Penza has strong startup community

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“Penza has a lot of young curious people. I have already told this to the governor and I am absolutely sure that your technology parks will never be empty. In fact, there is nothing that Penza does not possess, so I see no barriers and obstacles to the next largest Russian company being born in this region,” Pekka Viljakainen pointed out during a briefing at “Russian StartUp Tour” in Penza on Wednesday, January 22.

“Maybe someone thinks that Penza is not large, but I come from small Finland where Penza would be the second largest city. Penza is a huge city,” the guest region added.

Pekka Viljakainen told about his trip to Belgrade last year, calling himself “Finnish horse” not being aware about the whereabouts of the Belgorod region.

“However, we found there a very active startup community, and I hope that this trend will be applicable to Penza,” the adviser to the president of Skolkovo Foundation summarized.

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