Maria Aksenova

  • Awardee of the Russian President's Award in the field of education, publisher and editor-in-chief of «Encyclopedia for kids Avanta+» (63 volumes, 20 mln books sold) and other encyclopedias
  • resident of Impact Entrepreneurs Association Avanta
  • Chairman of The Printing Pioneer Fund
  • Head of the Printing Pioneer Fund's accelerator, expert and jury member of other acceleration programs
  • Autor and host of education TV show «Do Russians know Russian?» (164 episodes) a series of documentaries
  • Author of books and articles (on startups' development and Russian language)
  • Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Poetess, member of the Writers' Union, great-granddaughter of the poet of the Silver Age
  • Member of the Register of Independent Directors
  • Advisory board member of the Niyama Japanese restaurants' franchise
  • Accredited investor of the MoscowSeedFund. Has 5 exits.


"My partners and I were not interested in money for the sake of money, but in business bringing positive changes to the world. In general, I believe that it is possible to speak of a business as successful only if it has both a financial and a social component"
The Printing Pioneer Fund
Impact Entrepreneurs Association
«Avanta+» Publishing house
«Niyama» Japanese restaurants' franchise

TV Projects

«Do Russians know Russian?» TV show
«A Novel in Stone» TV series
Art videos
Acting works

Books, articles, speeches, interviews

Books and acticles
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