The final of the national contest-accelerator Generation S has been conducted in November, 1 on the Forum “Open Innovations”, but participants of the accelerator have already managed to achieve success in development of their projects: seven teams, which participated in the contest by the end of the year are getting ready to execute agreements with investors according to results of pitch-sessions of the contest. Companies “3Dom” and “OmiRobotics” became residents of “Skolkovo”. More 2 teams are at the stage of documents preparation. Teams continue developing competencies and participate in foreign and Russia educational programs.
Owner of the first prize “Generation S” the project “Appercode” is sophisticated platform of fast and cheap development of mobile applications – has conducted the two-week educational program “Deep dive” in Silicon Valley”, where within one of numerous meetings for 30 minutes it has gathered a pool of programmers, ready to work at the platform “Appercode”.
More two semifinalists “DiaPark” and “WiseSoil” have just conducted the educational program “Startup Access” in Boston, and participants of the project “abrasion resistant coating” have already ended intense training in Israel, organized by the iR&DClub and received an opportunity to meet with Israel mentors and investors.
Starting entrepreneurs from “WiseSoil” highly estimate educational program, in which they participate now. “In the course of training I received an opportunity to take part in pitch-sessions, according to results of which we agreed about further cooperation with representatives of “Funds The Challenge Fund” and “Trendlines”. Acquaintance with a range of mentors and experts can become mutually advantageous cooperation. Thus, we received tools and knowledge that allow making a startup to be a successful international business”, - said Chief of the project “WiseSoil” Aleksander Smotritsky. Aleksander received an opportunity to conduct the educational program for professional retraining “Product-management of a technological product” of the High school of marketing and business development of the National Research University “Higher School of Economics”.
The Moscow Innovation Development Center organizes education of all Moscow teams-semifinalists according the program “Startup-management” in the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration RF Presidential. Participants of the program will acquire knowledge in the sphere of strategic and project management, startup-companies activity managing.
“We decided to give teams a chance to educate by the best methods, which exist nowadays in Russia. Intensity and success of the startup-ecosystem development directly depends on human resources conditions, which work in this sphere, first of all from the chain of owners and managers. Namely this program is called to increase professional level of participants, who realize startup-projects in Moscow, and in its turn will increase their competitiveness and favorably influence the capital economy”, - noted deputy firector general of the Moscow Innovation Development Center Yekaterina Bulycheva.
Intense acceleration program “Generation S” allowed participants taking main market outlets for its product, more half of projects changed business-model (including monetization scheme) and now collaborate promotion strategy. Besides, 35 teams of 70 continue working and improving the project development model with mentors, defined within the accelerator limits.
“We have a full feeling that within the limits of the society “Generation S” life does not stop, - noted Gulnara Bikkulova, director of the Department of Innovation markets of the RVC. – Teams work under their projects, developing received connections and information, and we are glad the program could give the right impulse for projects development”.
One of confirmation of high-quality of projects, which have conducted the acceleration on the “Generation S” became speech of four of them on the largest technology conference “TechCrunch”, which ended yesterday.
The “Generation S” became one of the central events of venture markets of the outgoing year and became the largest contest-accelerator during the whole history of conducting such events in Russia. Organizers of the “Generation S” are the “RVC” and Innovation Development Center under support of the Department of science, industrial policy and entrepreneurship of Moscow. Partners of the program became the Center “Digital October” and the company “Spinverse”. Support is rendered by the Ministry of economic development of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of communication and mass media of the Russian Federation, international entrepreneurial contest “MassChallenge”.