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Center-invest Bank Sponsors Start-Up Forum

Center-invest Bank was a financial partner for a start-up forum held in the Centre for Entrepreneurship in Rostov-on-Don at the end of June. The event included the regional stage of the Russian Young Entrepreneur 2015 competition.

The forum was attended by young entrepreneurs and experts from the Rostov region.

Extending a welcome to all of the participants, the deputy chairman of the Executive Board of Center-invest Bank, Sergei Smirnov, said that in Center-invest Bank every entrepreneur would find not only a partner, but also a friend. The bank’s unique and comprehensive programme for start-ups includes free business consultations, loans with preferential terms, mentoring, and free business banking, including Internet banking, for the first year.

Center-invest Bank has already provided more than RUB500m in loans on preferential terms to 370 start-ups.

The Forum included a “talk show” and several round tables on the subject of developing and supporting youth and social entrepreneurship and start-up projects.

Experts from the Rostov-on-Don Financial Literacy Centre also took part in the Forum. They spoke about the Centre’s services and its projects for young people.

The Forum ended with prizes being awarded to the winners of the regional stage of the Russian Young Entrepreneur 2015 competition. The new entrepreneurs will represent the Rostov region in the competition final to be held in Moscow in November.