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Avanta Impact Еntrepreneurs Association


What we do?

We help you to increase

Preparation for investments
Assistance in
Supports Impact projects in search for investments, in creation of collaborations with platforms from foreign countries, in export/import of content and technologies and in opening branches abroad.

The projects that the Association works with are represented in more than 20 countries around the world. Priorities are the CIS countries, South-East Asia, India, Egypt and the UAE.

The Association will help you with the export of your Impact project

Impact Еntrepreneurs Association

Impact cluster

For any company that changes people's lives

Impact companies of any sector can become participants:
EdTech, Clean-tech, Bio-tech, Health-tech, Eco, FoodTech etc.

The impact cluster was created under the MIC (Moscow Innovation Cluster). By becoming a participant, you will be able to:
  • Get preferential rental terms from the city
  • Create a collaboration with other cluster members
  • Get tools to enter foreign markets
  • Attract co-financing, get support measures
  • Conduct joint piloting, refinement and implementation of new solutions

    Register in the MIC to join:

    We are open to you

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    For whom

    For entrepreneurs, investors, business media

    Answer several questions.
    Find out how we can help you.

    Our mission

    We promote the best Russian Impact companies on the world market

    The Association creates and uses new ways to support novice exporters and increases the promotion effectiveness for the developed ones.

    The Association helps to develop and scale growing business projects competently, to form a strategy, and to build management system

    The Association conducts business missions, international conferences and round tables, organizes Impact Days and other events with the participation of entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, experts, mass media, Russian government agencies and innovation departments from abroad.

    Is impact important to you? Are you interested in international market?


    President of the Association

    - Hello, colleagues! I am Maria Aksenova:
    Maria Aksenova – President of the Impact Exporters Association; winner of the Russian President's Award in the field of education; publisher of the "Avanta+" Encyclopedia for kids (63 Volumes, circulation - 20 million copies); author of educational TV projects, an accredited investor of MosSeedFund.

    For about 25 years I have been investing, building an organizational structure and consulting projects. In other words, for quite a long time I have been helping startups to develop and become medium and large businesses. I will be happy to share my experience, to be a mentor, and accompany your project in entering the international market.

    Find out how an Impact project from
    Russia can find a foreign partner

    Vice-presidents of the Association

    - I am glad to welcome you! My name is Elena Golikova:
    For about 20 years I provide consulting, tracking and couching services to entrepreneurs in the areas of education and high technologies. I collaborate intensively with governmental structures, universities and colleges; I help to implement advanced technologies of online education and digitalization. If you are interested in scaling your business, interaction with governmental structures (in Russia or abroad), multiple growth of financial indicators, I can help you with it.
    Elena Golikova – Vice President of the Impact Exporters Association, curator of the cross-industry MIC impact cluster, expert on strategic development of the Central Committee of NTI, expert of the MSU on big data, tracker, consultant and coach of the top managers. Several clients: VEB, VTB, Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation, the Government of Moscow, the Governments of Ulyanovsk and Astrakhan regions, Barilla, Sitronics, Inline Technologies and many others.
    - I welcome associates in the Impact topic,
    I am Ekaterina Brazhnikova
    For about 20 years, I have been advising large international companies, state and government structures, as well as developing Impact and other projects. I have my own successful entrepreneurial experience, as well as international experience in the following areas: business and sales management, innovative and technological development, business strategy and transformation, HR and corporate culture.
    Work experience in international consulting companies, government agencies, state corporations, engineering and manufacturing companies in Russia, Great Britain, Germany and Hungary. Management of teams of up to 250 people.
    Three higher educations of European universities in business management, HR, marketing, economics and finance, as well as an MBA degree with honors.


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    Experts of the Avanta Impact Еntrepreneurs Association

    Elena Kulibabina
    Serial entrepreneur, business development consultant, marketing adviser, expert on business export to Southeast Asia.

    From the beginning of 2005 until 2013, she owned a business in the petrochemical segment. Collaborated with a group of GS Caltex (ex LG Corporation of South Korea). Extensive experience in foreign trade, built a dealer network in Russia, worked with the largest enterprises from the mining, coal, oil and other industries.

    She has worked with the companies from South Korea, China and Japan from various industries. In may 2013, she successfully made an exit from the main part of the business. In Moscow in 2013, together with her partners, she organized an advertising Agency specializing in professional project management.

    At the moment, business interests lie in the field of venture investments, technology companies, innovations and startups. She founded the InMark business integrator with partners, which helps entrepreneurs to develop their business both in Russia and abroad.
    Inmark also provides financial support for projects through private investment, as well as attracting grants and subsidies for the startup development.
    Irina Pingorina
    Expert on the export of innovative projects to the CIS countries, India and Qatar, PhD in Economics.
    Graduated from the Higher Finance Courses (Firefield University, Connecticut) , the British contract management consulting Center FIDIC).

    Experience in the financial sector on senior positions in Sberbank, Tokobank, Baltic Bank, SMP Bank.

    Experience in sales and infrastructure project management in JSC "E4 Group", GC "Olympstroy", innovative company "Enerzet" Head of the export Department of the National Chamber of engineers.

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    We will respond always.

    Kristina Gevorkyan
    Kristina Gevorkyan, expert of the educational market (producer, methodologist, product), author of the telegram channel "trends in education", head of the educational direction, methodology and research of the international startup Lectera.

    • Expert of the accelerator ED2, 2020 (assessment of participating startups)
    • Expert of the Skyeng Big change competition, 2019, Moscow (evaluation of participants ' works) Expert of the Battle of e-learning startups at ElfForum, 2018, Saint Petersburg (evaluation of participating startups)
    • Expert of MTS Telecom-idea accelerator on EdTech, 2018, Moscow (assessment of participating startups)

    Teaches at:

    • Netology (Team and work with contractors)
    • FH School (Educational market and castdev)
    • School of Education (Global trends and new formats)


    • Speaker and moderator of the conference RIF + CIB 2020 VIRUSHACK "Online education", 2020, online (Topic: Education + Pandemic = ?)
    • Speaker of the "Transformation" festival in the "Octava" cluster, 2019, Tula (Topic: Man and machine: how AI is changing the education and career)
    • Speaker of the conference Israel Education Summit, 2019, tel Aviv (Panel discussion: Accelerating Cross Border Education Innovation)
    • Speaker of Almaconf conferences, 2019, SKOLKOVO (Topic: Building a personal development trajectory in the VUCA world)
    • Speaker of the forum Territory of meanings, 2019, Solnechnogorsk (Topic: trends in education and the basics of launching your educational product)
    • Speaker of the Digital Learning community conference, 2019, Moscow (Topic: Product development in education)
    • Speaker of the conference HR&Technology EXPO, 2019, Moscow (Topic: Product approach in working with personnel)
    • Speaker of the Edcrunch conference, 2018, Moscow (Panel discussion: a Promising market for edtech products)
    • Speaker of the Edcrunch conference, 2018, Tomsk (Topic: Launch of educational products)
    • Speaker of the Art-Werk conference, 2018, Moscow (Panel discussion: Distance learning in the creative industries)
    Eugene Bajov
    Investor, entrepreneur, researcher, authorized representative of the Financial and banking Association of the Euro-Asian cooperation, has been living and doing business in China since 2004.

    He speaks Chinese, English and Japanese, and is deeply immersed in the culture of Asian countries.
    He has an Executive MBA (business management). He is a business coach of Executive Coach ACC, an ICF for executives of Fortune 500 global corporations. Author of three books published in the CIS, USA and China about doing business.

    Eugene Bajov has passed the path of an entrepreneur and gained unique experience as a business consultant for Chinese owners and managers of companies from different countries on the development of business in China.

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