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Russia has a vibrant startup scene and is characterized by fast development of internet and mobile-based industries and markets.

Accelerator programs

Russia is characterized by fast development of internet and mobile-based industries and markets. The country is actively going through digitalization process with retail, banking and telecom industries in the lead.

Russia has a vibrant startup scene, where Skolkovo â€“ the national startup funding and development organization plays the key role. Skolkovo unites over 2000 startups in the ecosystem, split into five industry clusters: IT, Biomed, Energy, Space and Advanced Manufacturing. The foundation is also the organizer of the two major international startup & innovation conferences in the country: Startup Village and Open Innovations Forum.

Russia has many acceleration programs, but so far Business Finland is aware of only one international startup accelerator in the country that offers complete program in English:

WINNO

  • Russia, Moscow
  • Zero-equity, fee-based program tailor-made for Business Finland
  • 8 weeks intensive customer development program in selected focus market areas: Retail, Banking, Telecom. The program concentrates on getting first clients and sales on Russian market, collecting customer feedback and improving product-market fit. WINNO provides co-working office space for participants in Moscow city center. Teams can opt for partial 50/50 on site presence, sharing time between Finland and Moscow.
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