FAQ

You can fill out, save and edit the Questionnaire before the end of the collection of applications for a particular track you have chosen. However, the application is not considered submitted until the Questionnaire is sent for examination.

The deadlines for the collection of applications for tracks may differ and will be placed on the web pages of each track. If the exact date is not specified on the track web page, look up the overall project schedule.

After sending an application for a track, it gets to the premoderation process. If the application is completed correctly, then it goes to examination. 

If the application does not meet the requirements of the track listed on its web page, or the information about the project is not sufficient to give it an initial assessment, the application will be rejected and the grounds for the rejection will be sent to the applicant. 

If the application needs to be finalized, you will receive a notification. However, such a function is only possible for applications sent for examination before August 30, 2017.

When sending an application for examination before August 30, 2017, the applicants have the opportunity to receive comments from experts, and make the necessary changes to the application. After revision, re-sending should be done before the deadline for the track you have selected.

Independent return of the application for completion by the applicant is not possible.

The application can be finalized only once, after which it undergoes premoderation again.
Each application is evaluated in several stages. At the first stage, the application is evaluated by at least two experts; they assess the technological component and the business potential of the project. After the application is evaluated by two experts, it is to be considered by the Industrial Partner's experts – it is they who decide whether this project will get in the accelerator or not. If the application at the stages of “Idea” and “Completed R & D” does not get in the accelerator, then they have the opportunity to enter a Preaccelerator program (this option becomes available in the Personal account on the website). After selecting the program, the application is considered by the experts of the regional accelerating program, and they also determine the possibility of participation in the Preaccelerator.

Detailed selection criteria are available here.

The GenerationS rules do not stipulate simultaneous application for two tracks. You need to select one track, which corresponds more to your project.

If your application is rejected while the call for any other track is still open, you can apply for an available track.

Once you have submitted your application, you cannot modify it. You can make changes to the «preliminary application», which is permanently available for changes and is used to apply for special nominations. Also, the data from the «preliminary application» can be used to re-apply for another track (if your first application is rejected).

The five finalists of each track will be able to take part in the pitch-session event. Based on the results, one startup per track will be selected to fight for the grand prix at the final ceremony of GenerationS-2017.

Industrial partner is a Russian or international company providing financial and non-financial support to a Corporate Accelerator.

Depending on the specifics of the business tasks, the partner corporations develop specialized programs for startups in each industry track. These companies see the advantage of working with startups, introducing “open innovation model” at the companies. Selected startups gain access not only to the acceleration program itself, but also to close cooperation with industrial partners. The Industrial partner participates in Acceleration from the outset, starting with selection of startups, mentoring, and up to finding better ways for cooperation after the completion of the program.