Pekka Viljakainen

Skolkovo Foundation, Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Directors

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Pekka Antero Viljakainen
Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Skolkovo Foundation

In 2012 Mr Viljakainen was invited to act as senior advisor for the president of Skolkovo Foundation. Since that he has been acted as a founder and advisor for several nationwide entrepreneurship programs in Russian Federation. Russian Startup Tour 2013-2020 (More than 100 cities of Russia and CIS) and Startup Village concepts has key elements of those actions. During those programs he has build a strong network of entrepreneurs, local governmental institutions as well as universities across Russia and abroad. In the course of his active work in Skolkovo, Mr. Villakainen was included on the Board of Trustees of Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in 2016, and in 2017 he became one of the founders of Skolkovo Ventures – an investment platform for attracting external financing, managing venture funds, developing and bringing to market new financial products for fast-growing technology companies.