We help technological projects implement their solutions in business processes of our corporate partners.
Why startups choose GenerationS?
Full cycle of acceleration*
Scouting for projects
Searching for projects that correspond to the required directions and development phases. Startups can submit applications only at this stage of accelerator.
The projects are reviewed by 2 types of experts. A business expert assesses the markets, team competencies, investment attractiveness, and opportunities for incorporation. A scientific and technical expert assesses the innovative component, uniqueness of technology, etc. Following the review, the results are published in the participant's personal account.
Face-to-face shortlisting takes 2 days. On the first day, the projects work on their presentations and solutions for the company. On the second day, the participants present their projects, products and technologies in front of the jury, representatives of corporate customer.
Acceleration program and launch of pilots
Packaging solution to launch a pilot project together with the Corporation
Tracking of alumni
The alumni of acceleration programs become part of GENSFamily. Read more about participation here
The first chain of compact street machines to rent scooters and electric scooters in the world.
Customers: Espo / Finland
Oz Forensics (2016)
A software package to detect forgery and specific areas thereof in digital images and scanned documents. Biometric identification of users.
Investments: 11.9M RUR
Customers: Sberbank Insurance, PaySend, Qiwi, Bitlish
Way Ray is a pioneer in automotive holographic displays for augmented reality. The company develops advanced hardware and software for the key players of automotive industry, and introduces AR technologies for cars.
Customers: Porsche, Alibaba Group, Hyundai Motor, China Merchants Capital fund, JVCKENWOOD, AFK Sistema, Consortium of sovereign investment funds of Japan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, and Bahrain, and Russian-Japanese investment fund. Bentley, BOSCH, HARMAN, LG, HONDA, SAMSUNG, NVIDIA, Mercedez-Benz, PORSCHE, Orange, and many others
A multipurpose pilotless heavy-duty platform SKYF for agricultural sector, industrial enterprises, logistic centers, and regional authorities. SKYF minimizes the human factor together with the risks of trauma and diseases when working on farmlands, and also ensures fast delivery of cargo in remote areas.
Customers: Gazpromneft-Snabzheniye, Western African company POBAD, Turkish company TANDEM, CargoCoin
Promobot consultant robots to work in banks and stores as concierge, security, and tourist guides.
Investments: Salarian Capital ($200 000)
Customers: Intellitronix, Sberbank
Cloud face recognition service Face iS for retail, Internet stores, and restaurants.
Investments: 350M RUR
Customers: Alphaopen, Sberbank, Rostelecom, Moskvarium at VDNKh
Programming environment for industrial robots that has a feature of uniting robots in a group inside a network and distributing tasks within the group.
Investments: Salarian Capital ($200 000)
Customers: Dunkin' Brands, Engineering Center with PNRPU (welding production with Perm National Research Polytechnic University), Formika Lab company
from GenerationS alumni and experts
Frequently Asked Questions
What is GenerationS?
GenerationS is a corporate accelerator. Our goal is to help startups efficiently cooperate with corporate partners. We also help corporations find challenging technologies and introduce them to their production chains.
How will I benefit from participating in the accelerator?
The value proposition for the projects depends on the goals and resources of corporate customer: from the reviewing projects to launching pilots and investing. You can get detailed information on the website of each accelerator.
How much does it cost to take part in an accelerator?
Participation in our accelerators is free. We accept for acceleration only the projects that fit all the criteria mentioned on the website, and have passed through all screening stages. It guarantees interest to the project from potential customers.
What makes GenerationS programs unique?
We work with a pool of corporations working in a variety of industries. If no corporation chooses your project, you can start working with another one. Also, we help alumni of our acceleration programs to enter international markets and to gain access to resources of the Global Acceleration Network.
Does RVC invest in my project?
No, we do not invest, and we do not take any equity for participation in GenerationS accelerators. We help build your interaction with corporations that may offer investment.
I do not live in Russia. Can I take part in GenerationS selection?
Yes! You are most welcome to apply. GenerationS works both with Russian and international projects. Since 2013, projects from 50+ countries of the world became our participants.
Which startups are alumni of GenerationS acceleration programs?
Can you introduce my project to other corporations?
We do not offer the service of introducing a project to other corporate customers. Please subscribe to our newsletter: generation-startup.ru/subscription/. Twice a month we will tell you about interesting opportunities for projects both in Russia and abroad.
Selection to accelerator XXX is over, but my project fits its directions. Can you forward my presentation to the company?
I am organizing an event. Can you place information about it on your website?
If this event is free, and it will be useful for startups, you are welcome to fill in the form in the Calendar section. Upon moderation, we will publish your event on our website.
How fast does your Support respond?
Our support specialist is available on business days from 10:00 till 18:00, and will respond within 5 hours. If you contact Support outside of business hours, you will receive an answer in the morning of the following business day.
At which stage of development the project should be in order to pass the selection process successfully?
It depends on an Accelerator. We publish the industries and selection criteria for projects on the website for corporate customer's accelerator.
Can I skip filing the application and tell about my project in a different way?
Filing an application is mandatory. We conduct the primary screening exclusively based on the applications that the projects fill in on the website generation-startup.ru/.
My project fits the requirements of 2 accelerators. Can I apply to both of them?
Yes! This feature is available in your account on GenerationS website. For your convenience, we have prepared a preliminary application that is available in your account. You are welcome to introduce any relevant changes, and submit it to the second accelerator.
I represent 2 projects. Can I submit several applications to one accelerator?
Yes! You are welcome to submit two applications. Please register the second account on our website and apply with your second project.
My project does not fit the requirements of any accelerator. What can I do?
You can submit a preliminary application in your account on GenerationS website, and sign up for our newsletter. We will let you know when a relevant accelerator is available.
My application has been rejected. My project fits the requirements of another accelerator. Should I apply once again?
Of course, you should. Each corporate customer has its own criteria of a successful project. However, you need to work on your presentation in relation to value proposition for a particular Corporation. We will look forward to your application on our website: generation-startup.ru/
I am working on a cross-industry solution. How can I understand that it fits the requirements of a customer? How can I make my presentation better?
First, you need to study how the industry operates, and how the customer's business works. Second, you need to define that part of production chain where your project may be useful, and which benefits the company will receive from cooperating with you. Then, you need to build a value proposition for the corporate customer, and to add a slide in the presentation of your project. If you have done that and you still have questions, please contact the accelerator manager.
Can I receive a face-to-face consultation from a corporate partner XXX?
For this purpose we organize #GENSTalks events, where we conduct pitch sessions and individual consultations for projects. If no event of this kind is scheduled in your city, please join our events live on Facebook (www.facebook.com/techstartrussia) and ask your questions in the comments section. Information about events will be published in the calendar on GenerationS website, and on accelerator XXX website.