The First Saint Petersburg business incubator

The first business incubator of Saint Petersburg was established in 2006 as part of the city small business support program and is a favorable environment for the development of a starting business.

The basic service of the business incubator is leasing office and business rooms (conference halls, negotiation rooms, classrooms) on special terms. The rent for residents is from 243.75 to 780 rubles per square meter a month depending on the time of being within the business incubator. The rest of the rent is redeemed by the municipal budget.

The residents of the business incubator are offered a free set of services for business development such as legal and book-keeping services, IT and PR support, advertising, education, consulting, cooperation in fund raising, organization of participation in trade fairs, forums and other special events, an opportunity to use the services of regional and foreign partners of the incubator and integrated infrastructure service. Legal entities or self-employed entrepreneurs being registered in Saint Petersburg not more than 2 years can become residents of the business incubator.

In order to become a resident, one should apply to the Business and Consumer Market Development Committee of Saint Petersburg attaching registration documents and a business plan in any format (plan and strategy of company development, plan of marketing, financial plan, etc.). Becoming a resident of the business incubator is conducted on a competitive basis.

Apart from the basic set of services, the first city business incubator offers expert support and assessment of long-term benefits of projects, services of technical assistance of industrial projects (planning, conceptual study to produce a prototype and the first small batch of products, industrial product design and other services for preparation of production of new products) to innovation companies.

Under the auspices of the business incubator, an Industrial Base of Partners and an R&D center operate, which assist companies in manufacturing and distribution of products on the market.

The business incubator is supported by the authorities of Saint Petersburg and governed by a private management company “OOO REO Servis”.

The incubation program allows the enterprises in Saint Petersburg to rent fully equipped office rooms on favorable terms. The rental cost for the first year is only 243.75 rubles per square meter a month. The residents of the business incubator are also offered a free set of services such as legal and book-keeping services, IT and PR support, advertising, education, consulting, cooperation in fund raising, organization of participation in trade fairs, etc.

Success stories All stories
Nikolay  Dmitriev, General Director of LLC
Nikolay Dmitriev, General Director of LLC "Domvent"
Our company was a First city business incubator's resident from December 2010 till September 2013. During this time our company was able to grow from an idea into a sustainable production company that now supplies its products throughout Russia, not only successfully replacing the imported ones, but also exporting to neighbouring countries.
It is the merit of your business incubator that hosted us and took in her large family, where we received invaluable assistance and support at the difficult early stage of our great journey.
Now we often remember this period and the warm and attentive to us all the members of your wonderful team.
Thank you for your participation in our lives and for all that you do for aspiring entrepreneurs.

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Yemelyan Gamarts, General Director of CJSC
Yemelyan Gamarts, General Director of CJSC "Meteospetspribor"

"The global crisis of 2009 hit our small instrument manufacturing company strongly enough. At that time it was very difficult to enter the devices market. And one day driving along the Sedov street, I noticed the sign of the First city business incubator. Same evening I found with all the information about the programm on the Internet and the next day came to the business center "Crystal". Everything else happened very quickly: I wrote the application, business plan, hired a truck, loaded onto cars and moved to a new location. The whole process took about 2 weeks.

Now I realize that it was fate that provided us with an environment that helped us to implement all our ideas, that lived previously only on paper. 

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Klim Kiforenko, General Director of JSC
Klim Kiforenko, General Director of JSC "KSK-SYSTEMS"

I want to thank First city business-incubator and its staff for the invaluable support and assistance in the development of our company. Participation in exhibitions and professional trainings in which we participated, has helped us to expand the circle of its clients and partners.

Sure that unique experience and knowledge obtained during his stay in the business incubator will help our company to be successful, both on Russian and foreign markets.

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