Russian startups mature, but need more tenacity, says Finnish Skolkovo executive

Russia’s high-tech startups are getting better by the year, but innovators need to be more persistent to commercialize their solutions, said Pekka Viljakainen, advisor to Skolkovo president Victor Vekselberg.


The Finn made the remarks at the final stage of the 2015 edition of the Startup Tour, which has taken in 12 cities and ventured abroad for the first time. It is the fifth edition of the tour and the third in which Viljakainen has taken part.


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