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We help technological companies implement their solutions in the business processes of our corporate partners.

Why do startups choose GenerationS?

Full cycle of acceleration*

01
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.
02
Project review
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 the technology, etc. Following the review, results are published in the participant's personal account.
03
Bootcamp
Face-to-face shortlisting takes 2 days. On the first day, the teams 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 the corporate customer.
04
Acceleration program and pilot launches
Packaging solution for jointly launching a pilot project with the Corporation
05
Alumni tracking
The alumni of acceleration programs become part of GENSFamily. Read more about participation here

GenerationS Accelerators

OPEN
COMPLETED
Techlab
Techlab
Applications accepted until 01.12.2019
ГТЛК
GTLK
Applications accepted until 31.12.2019
НТИ
NTI
Acceptance of applications until 15 November 2019
Enel
Enel
Projects Expertise
Ferring
Ferring
Projects Expertise
ВТБ
VTB
Program Completed
Unilever
Unilever
Program Completed
Мишлен
Michelin
Program Completed
ИЛИМ
Ilim
Program Completed
Airbus
Airbus
Program Completed
Алроса
ALROSA
Program completed
NO ACCELERATOR FITS YOU?
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Our alumni

Samocat Sharing
The first chain of compact street machines to rent scooters and electric scooters in the world.
Investments: $1М
Customers: Espo / Finland
Oz Forensics (2016)
A software package for detecting 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
WayRay (2013)
Way Ray is a pioneer in automotive holographic displays for augmented reality. The company develops advanced hardware and software for key automotive industry players, and introduces AR technologies for cars.
Investments: $80M
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 the Russian-Japanese investment fund. Bentley, BOSCH, HARMAN, LG, HONDA, SAMSUNG, NVIDIA, Mercedez-Benz, PORSCHE, Orange, and many others
SKYF (2014)
A multipurpose pilotless heavy-duty platform for the agricultural sector, industrial enterprises, logistics centers, and regional authorities.  SKYF minimizes the human factor together with the risks of trauma and disease when working on farmlands, and also ensures fast cargo delivery in remote areas.
Investments: $5M
Customers: Gazpromneft-Snabzheniye, Western African company POBAD, Turkish company TANDEM, CargoCoin
Promobot (2013)
Promobot consultant robots to work in banks and stores as concierge, security, and tourist guides.
Investments: Salarian Capital ($200 000)
Customers: Intellitronix, Sberbank
VisionLabs (2015)
Face iS face recognition cloud service for retail, internet stores, and restaurants.
Investments: 350M RUR
Customers: Alphaopen, Sberbank, Rostelecom, Moskvarium at VDNKh
RCML (2016)
Programming environment for industrial robots that features uniting robots in a group within 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

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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 into 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 the corporate customer: from 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 only accept projects that fit all of the criteria mentioned on our website, and that have passed through all of the screening stages. It guarantees interest in the project by potential customers.
What makes GenerationS programs unique?
We work with a pool of corporations across a variety of industries. If no corporation chooses your project, you can start working with another one. Also, we help alumni from our acceleration programs to enter international markets and to gain access to the 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 participating in GenerationS accelerators. We help develop your interactions 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 have participated with us.
What startups are alumni of GenerationS acceleration programs?
What startups are alumni of GenerationS acceleration programs? Our graduates are: RCML (http://toolkit.rcml.tech/),VisionLabs (https://visionlabs.ai/ru/index.html),Promobot (https://promo-bot.ru/),WayRay (https://wayray.com/),Oz Forensics (https://ozforensics.com/en),and others.
Can you introduce my project to other corporations?
We do not offer a service to introduce 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 for accelerator XXX is closed, but my project fits its objectives. Can you forward my presentation to the company?
Unfortunately, we cannot. Applying on the website generation-startup.ru/ is required for all projects. Please subscribe to our newsletter via this link: generation-startup.ru/subscription/ to find out about upcoming selections.
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 can I contact you?
For technical issues please contact: admin@generation-startup.ru.
For all other issues please contact: info@generation-startup.ru or the accelerator manager directly. Manager emails are provided on accelerator websites in the Contacts section.
How fast does your Support respond?
Our support specialists re 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 the Accelerator. We publish the industries and selection criteria for projects on the website for a corporate customer's accelerator.
Can I skip filing the application and tell about my project in a different way?
Filing out an application is mandatory. We conduct the primary screening exclusively based on the applications that companies fill out 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 the 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 them 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 through your account on the 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 again?
Of course, you should. Each corporate customer has its own criteria for a successful project. However, you need to work on your presentation relative to the 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 whether 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 the part of the production chain where your project may be useful, and what benefits the company will receive from partnering with you. Then, you need to build a value proposition for the corporate customer, and to add a slide for this in your project presentation. 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 project consultations. 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 the GenerationS website, and on the accelerator XXX website.

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