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Mission

Why should you read my blog?

I’m a journalist by profession, but have been running my own business since 2003. As for blogging, this is my hobby. One day I realized that nobody gathers real cases in print media. And we’re all tired from talking about theories. Moreover, I actively support Gov 2.0 projects, promote them and invest in them. I think that involvement of people into the development of electronic government niche is my main goal. We can discuss government services, electronic maps, etc., as much as one wishes,   but if nobody knows what it is for and how to use it, and how useful it is especially for their business, nothing will get off the ground.  My blog is a source of practical information.

I’ve been doing Internet startups for a long time and always wanted to unite politics and start-ups. Not the politics of words or intrigues, but the politics which is about government and society communications field. The niche of electronic government is exactly what links the government, Internet projects and strategic communications. That’s why I’m very interested in it. So this is my answer to those who think that I’m doing diverse and unrelated projects. Not at all! I support and develop IT start-ups, creating united entry points for them.

  • If you are an entrepreneur, innovator, if you decided to invest in IT startups and seek for information about working and non-working strategies, welcome to my blog.

Here I’ve been writing for 1,5 years about the true stories of successful and failed startups. I write according to the “only practice” principle. I think that you can learn not to repeat the same mistakes only if you know and recognise these mistakes. That’s why I write about innovations and investments from the projects perspective.   I don’t write on behalf of anybody: my blog gathers stories directly from the startup creators.

  • If you are interested in the topic of electronic government, successful and unsuccessful global and Russian cases, electronic image, civil projects in the eGov field, if you are a state official, so welcome to this section of the blog .

Tactics doesn’t change.  As with the startups cases, I gather and study only practical stuff. Generally speaking, I’m not a huge fan of theories. Moreover, I position myself as an expert in electronic government, it means, I put efforts to examine the topics I’m interested in as closely as possible. Especially, Government 2.0. I gather successfully fulfilled civil Internet projects in the area of electronic government from all over the world, and analyse if their applicable to Russian reality. Due to the election year I also started gathering materials and interviewing experts who arrange election campaigns and social networks. Besides, I’m interested in the issue of revolutions and social networks.

  • If you are a woman owning or thinking of owning an IT-project, so you’ll find this special section for you in my blog.  Again, it’s all about practices and desire to create effective interaction mechanisms for us. I want to create a Russia-wide network for us to develop our businesses without expectations of government help, but working in competitive market environment.

I travel a lot through the Russian regions and understand that nobody tells about real practical cases, that we don’t know a lot about each other’s projects, but actually we could get a sound synergy effect. If you have a project and want me to tell about it, don’t hesitate to contact me.

If you’re thinking of investing in some project, do visit my blog and get the necessary information. Moreover, within the project startupwomen.ru we have started the “Women-investors” programme which includes workshops, project information, market information, etc.

In addition, I’m also interested in social practices development in our country. That’s why I’m writing and learning a lot about social entrepreneurship in order to do something similar or even better in our own country and support disadvantage groups of people supporting them on a long-term basis.