Russia Today's Spotlight with Al Gurnov
Tom Nastas is an American venture capitalist based in Moscow
Last week I taped an interview in Moscow with the English-language 24 hour news channel Russia Today on technology and creating an innovation economy in the Russian Federation . My appearance on the Spotlight with Al Gurnov show aired on March 24, 2009.
Click on the extended post to watch the video and for links to my previous interviews on RT and previously published articles on Russia Blog.
"During his presidential campaign Dmitry Medvedev proposed to the voters the 'Four I's' model: institutions, infrastructure, innovations and investment - four components which are crucial to modernizing the country. This month he confirmed that this model would be kept despite the global economic crisis. How can the innovative projects be supported in the dire straits of the financial crunch? We'll be talking about it with Thomas Nastas, the president and founder of Innovative Ventures Incorporated." - RTTV presenter Al Gurnov
Scaling Up the Innovation Ecosystem
(This article was originally published in the Russian and Hungarian editions of
The Harvard Business Review)
Venture capitalist Thomas D. Nastas is president of Innovative Ventures Inc. of the USA and Russia and serves on the Board of Directors of Sotsgorbank of Moscow. Mr. Nastas is also a Professor of Marketing at the American Institute of Business & Economic College in Moscow.