September 12—30, 2016 / Saint-Petersburg, Russia

International Startup School SUMIT is an educational program for international students who are eager to start their own IT-business and have a disruptive innovative idea or ready to join a promising startup team.
+ Are a bachelor or master student
+ Have your own startup idea or want to join a startup team
+ Want to improve your leadership skills, get new knowledge and experience and make new friends
+ Want to get 5 academic credits
SUMIT program includes
3-weeks intensive studies of startup business aspects.
Entrepreneurial experience as a founder or a member of a startup team.
Case studies of SUMIT startups.
Individual work on your startup with SUMIT mentors.
Pitches to venture investors and experts at the final DemoDay.
Great cultural experience with sightseeing tours, arts and nightlife discovering.
A lot of fun with international and Russian young people.
Our Educational Program
Startup Business Overview
Customer Development & Business Model
Value Proposition
Market Strategy & Market Evaluation
Minimum Viable Product
Customer Communications
B2B Sales
Digital Marketing, Metrics & Analytics
Venture Capital Market & Investor Pitching
Our Cultural Program
St. Petersburg City Tour
Boat Trip
Hermitage Museum
Who we are

SumlT is a startup acceleration program held twice a year in lTMO University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia. SumlT helps early-stage startups to prove and validate their business model and develop a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

SumlT exists since 2012 and is proud of more than 80 Startup-Alumni who have raised more than 3 Mln.USD of venture investment.

SumlT teams work for 9 weeks at one of the lTMO University campuses in the center of Saint-Petersburg. More than 50 successful entrepreneurs are mentoring.

SumlT teams work on regular basis in order to find a scalable business model and implement disruptive innovations.

Applications are open for startup projects at any stage of development.
Fee and Application
The full program's fee is €500 / $600.
You can apply for this program till August, 15 (for participants from Near East and Africa)
or till August, 20 (Europe and USA).
Participants are responsible for visa expenses - €160 / $180 (Europe) or €320 / $355 (others), flight, health insurance, dinner on workdays and meals on weekends.
SumlT provides accomodation, educational and cultural programs, coffee-break and lunch during the workdays and visa support.
If you need to get in touch with us, send a note to directly to Elena Gavrilova,
SumlT lnternational Startup School Coordinator:

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