A STARTUP SCALING PROGRAM FUNDED BY THE CITY AND CORPORATIONS

Collaborate with market leaders to elevate your project to the next level

Get support from the city and corporations

Start your journey to the global market

Now accepting applications for the Buildtech track

ABOUT

The Moscow Accelerator is a joint initiative of the Moscow Agency of Innovations and the Moscow Innovation Cluster Fund and is supported by the Moscow Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
The initiative is a unique example of collaboration among the city’s government institutions, large corporations and startups to fuel the development and growth of innovative business in Moscow.

STARTUPS

Bring your project to the next level together with the city and largest corporations
SCALING
Get an opportunity to accelerate business growth, boost performance across KPIs, find new customers and begin your journey to the global market
NETWORKING
Meet top market experts, entrepreneurs and potential business partners
RESOURCES
Collaborate with the city and corporations to elevate your project to the next level
MENTORSHIP
Test assumptions and get regular feedback and recommendations from trackers and leading experts
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CORPORATIONS

The Moscow Accelerator is a government co-funded program designed to assist corporations with scaling up innovative solutions in promising areas.
The program provides corporate partners with new ways to address technology, reputation, and business challenges through infrastructural opportunities
Test new solutions and business assumptions without significant resource expenditures
With support from the city, select, adjust and mentor innovative businesses to integrate them into your enterprise ecosystem
Gain share in existing and enter new markets, get a competitive advantage through launching new solutions
Get access to the funnel of all innovative projects participating in the accelerator
Speed up your time to market through the adoption of innovations
If you would like to receive information on partnership options, suggest a track, or just have a question, email us at
PARTNERS1@DEVELOP.MOS.RU
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PARTNERSHIP OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING TRACKS:

ECOTECH
EDTECH
SPORTTECH/CYBERSPORT
SECURITYTECH
COMMTECH
INSURANCETECH
SMART CITY
ENERGYTECH
RETAILTECH
Other tracks could be opened following discussion with interested parties. If you are interested in any industries or technologies not listed above, please get in touch with us.

TRACKS

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FEEDBACK

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FOR STARTUPS

The Moscow Accelerator is a joint initiative of the Moscow Agency of Innovations and the Moscow Innovation Cluster Fund. The initiative is designed to help startups scale up their innovative technology solutions. With support from the accelerator, participating startups will get access to Moscow’s resources and have a chance to partner with corporations. The Digital Services track was organized with support from Yandex.
We accept applications from seed-stage startups. It means that you already have a minimum viable product (MVP), first customers (sales), and a business model. Your team must have at least two members with sufficient knowledge and skills in the chosen area. You must have a legal entity registered in Moscow or be ready to establish one while in the program. To join the program, fill out the application form, and our specialists will get in touch with you shortly after.
The Moscow Accelerator is a 10-week intense hands-on program. It consists of practical workshops and master classes, weekly group traction meetings, individual tracker consultations tailored to the specifics of your startup as well as expert sessions and networking events. Participation in the program will help you identify bottlenecks, multiply sales, and meet potential partners and investors. At the end of the program, you will have a chance to present your solution at a Demo Day to an audience of corporate executives and investors. Teams with top intermediate scores will share the prize fund of 10 million rubles.
APPLICATIONS ARE ASSESSED IN 2 STAGES:
STAGE 1: PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT

You pass the preliminary assessment if:

  • — your application form contains answers to all the required questions;
  • — your solution is relevant for the chosen track and meets its requirements;
  • — your product is at the stage of MVP or above;
  • — your team has at least 2 members with relevant knowledge and skills;
  • — you have a legal entity registered in Moscow or you are ready to establish one while in the program.
STAGE 2: EXPERT ASSESSMENT

Experts will evaluate your application in terms of:

  • — technological relevance;
  • — scalability;
  • — ability to complement the partner corporation’s business.
Based on their project traction maps, startups with visible improvements in performance indicators will be admitted to the final. It is also important to comply with the accelerator’s internal rules and regulations.
Projects (participants) will be expelled from the accelerator if they violate its rules and regulations.
It is a 6-month follow-up program for the graduates of the Moscow Accelerator. The goal of the program is to make sure the graduates stay on track and capitalize on their accomplishments in the accelerator.
Send us a note at accelerator@develop.mos.ru and we’ll get in touch with you within 48 hours.

FOR CORPORATIONS

The Moscow Accelerator is unique for the Russian market and stands out among other local enterprise and independent accelerators.

Firstly, we are an independent public platform with three key groups of stakeholders: the startups, the city, and the corporations. The latter establishes technology focus areas for the accelerator, contributes to filling the funnel of startups, provides industry expertise, and supports the accelerator’s ecosystem. The city acts both as the organizer of the program and a facilitator of innovation.

Secondly, the accelerator provides for various business collaborations. Run with support from corporations, the program enables the organization of tracks jointly with industry- or technology-specific consortia. Such collaborations enable participants to share data, get a bird’s-eye view of particular industries, and save costs.

Our third differentiator is flexibility. We started out with such a large player as Yandex and are open to different formats. We can assemble tracks for companies from a wide range of industries. This enables us to cover popular topics such as AI or VR and also create tracks for hardware vendors or even non-digital companies. While conceptualizing the accelerator’s operations, we turned to the best practices of the Silicon Valley and adapted ideas from MassChallenge, 500 Startups and TechStars to our environment. We can assemble various programs under various methodologies to meet our partners’ needs. These programs can vary in length and content. We are open to experiments.

PARTICIPATION IN THE MOSCOW ACCELERATOR PROVIDES CORPORATIONS WITH THE FOLLOWING OPPORTUNITIES:
  • — Get access to startup projects at early stages to form solutions with potential for future markets and gain competitive advantage
  • — Develop technologies in an oversaturated market to retain competitive strengths
  • — Strengthen personal brand by leveraging modern technologies to attract new partners
  • —  Implement innovations to foster competency development among employees and build new motivation systems

Yes, they can. The Moscow Accelerator program provides for both single- and multiple-partner tracks. Various consortia can collaborate with us based on specific industry, technology, or any other priorities. Such collaborations enable participants to share data, get a bird’s-eye view of particular industries, and save costs.

Our team has an opportunity to launch customized tracks to meet the business needs of our partners. If none of the tracks listed on this site are of interest to you, send us a note at partners1@develop.mos.ru. We’ll get in touch with you shortly.