Professors of the Department of Economics of Enterprises and Entrepreneurial
Activity not only provide students with theoretical knowledge, but also help
them to develop their own business. Many students at BSU were able to start
their own businesses while still studying.
Danil comes from the village of Progress in the Amur region. He transferred
to Baikal University from AMSU. Now he is engaged in the development of
applications. He tried to get funds for the realization of the project from the
Innovation Promotion Fund.
"We took a lot from third-party apps, inserted our own and got Shoper where
people in addition to publications on their pages, can place their goods in the
catalog, themselves control what they sell. It's the same app where you view
content, the same short videos. The problem with marketplaces is that there is
no social network element, you can't send your girlfriend a thing you like on
Wildberries. You have to close the app, go to messenger and show the product
there. But we want to do it all in one app," said Danil Guranov, a 3rd year
student of Baikal State University, about his idea.
Andrey came to Irkutsk from Gorno-Altaisk to study. He said that when he was
still in his second year of study, he and a friend started selling masks on the
marketplace on the theme of the then popular TV series "Squid Game". Now he is
concentrating on supporting the family business. His older sister has plans to
open a lingerie atelier, his father is a talented woodworker and Andrei is
inclined to open his own business.
"We will start offline for now, in my own town, where the population is only
70,000, but that is enough for a startup. I can take capital from my sister's
results, because her production is aimed at sales throughout Russia. Perhaps we
will use the same marketplaces, for example, for distribution. Huge plans" -
said a 3rd year student Andrei Meshkinov.
The major "Economics of enterprise and entrepreneurial activity" exists in
Baikal State University since 1992, during this time more than one thousand
graduates have studied there and succeeded in business and economy of the
Baikal State University decided to systematize project student activities.
The Center for Support of Student Strategic Entrepreneurial Initiatives is
working. According to Oleg Yushkov, a Senior Professor at the Department of
Business Economics and Entrepreneurship, students themselves should want to
engage in entrepreneurial activity. They have a question of how to do it more
rationally, how to generate ideas, how to realize them in a business model, how
to transform the business model into a strategic plan, where and on what terms
they can get funding. The center helps address these questions.
"We are not trying to become an entrepreneurial university, we look from the
point of view of providing employment and improving the social performance of
our graduates. We give them a real alternative in the form of an opportunity to
become successful entrepreneurs and work for themselves" - said Oleg Yushkov.