On May 23, 2014 at the Congress Hall of the Don State Technical University there was a solemn conference, devoted to the Day of Russian Entrepreneurship that is celebrated across the country on May 26.

Over 200 entrepreneurs and representatives of Rostov regional public associations, heads of banking structures, representatives of local governments attended the conference. Opening the ceremony, the Director of the Department of investment and entrepreneurship of Rostov region S.V. Sokolova, congratulated Don Entrepreneurs with their professional holiday and noted that Rostov region is among Top-10 leading regions for doing business. The region takes the 6th place by the number of business entities engaged in business activities and the 5th place by the engagement and the development of federal resources in Russia.

The entrepreneurs were welcomed by the Chairman of the Committee of the Legislative Assembly of the Rostov Region on economic policy, enterprise and investments and foreign economic relations V.G. Shumeev; the President of the Chamber of commerce and industry of the Rostov region N.I. Prysiazhniuk; the Commissioner for the Protection of Entrepreneurs' Rights in the Rostov region O.V. Dereza; the Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC IB "TsentrInvest" V.V. Vysokov; the Manager of the Rostov branch №5221 of the South-Western Bank JSC "Sberbank of Russia" D.E. Sukhoverkhov; the Business Council member under the Government of Rostov region, the director of the research and production company "Maxi" - Medical Center "Health" I.B. Simakov.

Among the winners in the nomination "Russian StartUp Tour Winner – 2014" (the project implemented by the Government of the Russian Federation, together with the "Skolkovo" Fund, aimed at innovation activity stimulation in the regions, that took place on April 15 in Taganrog) –SRSPU (NPI) Master's Degree student, the head of the SRSPU (NPI) Youth Innovation center "Smena" Ksenia Savvina – the author and the director of the project "High-precision fault location of overhead and cable power lines". 



Translated by Anastasia Popova