Derek Participates in Entrepreneurship Talks with Deputy Prime Minister of Irkutsk region

During his recent visit to Siberia, GSD Co-founder Derek had the opportunity to meet with many key leaders across the region. One, in particular, was Deputy Prime Minister of Irkutsk, Ruslan Sitnikov.

Ruslan Sitnikov took over as Acting Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Irkutsk Region on February 21, 2020. He was entrusted with overseeing the regional ministries of economic development, finance, regulation of the contract procurement system, property relations.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with key leaders, which has helped us create a strong foothold in the Russian market” - Gary Fowler

Derek sat down with Mr. Sitnikov and key members of his team to discuss entrepreneurship in today’s climate and how GSD plays an important role in helping Russian startups blaze their trail to Silicon Valley with the ultimate goal of going global.

“It was an honor to meet with the Deputy Prime Minister to share GSD’s vision of helping Russian startups expand into the US market” - Derek Distenfield