GoTech team has been working with startups for more than 10 years. If you want to run a corporate accelerator, prepare to hold a contest, conference, hackathon, pitch-session… any event, where it comes to startups and technologies – let’s get acquainted, we will be glad to help.
We Power the Innovation
GoTech is a consulting firm that connects technology companies with investors and corporations since 2009. Key competencies: scouting around the world, corporate acceleration programs.
GoTech is a leader in the field of technology scouting. Our funnel numbers 6000 startups from 50 countries and is constantly updated. Experienced team and international partner network allow finding solutions for corporate tasks and startups for investment in Russia, CIS, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
We use our own TechScout platform to work with startups. Now it is available for wide use. With the help of TechScout, you will be able to collect applications from startups on your website, manage the pipeline, organize the work of experts and monitor the results of the assessment.
A variety of case studies
For 10 years, the GoTech Innovation team has held the largest independent startup contest GoTech and the GoTech Arena forum in Russia and Eastern Europe. There are more than 6,000 startups in our pipeline, and in the portfolio, there are joint startup programs with partners in Russia, Finland, the Baltic States, France, Austria, Germany, and Latin America.
Team of A-class professionals
GoTech Innovation is a professional team that helps innovation creators and consumers find each other and start collaborating. Our portfolio includes GoTech and Web Ready contests, the launch and development of the most successful business Incubator in St. Petersburg, the GoTech Arena forum, TechScout platform, over 300 events and programs for startups, investors and corporations.
Irina is engaged in general management of the company, has more than 15 years of experience in marketing, product development, and team management. She has worked in financial and consulting spheres, corporations and small companies since its inception and knows how to turn the idea into a business. Graduated from St. Petersburg State University.
Eugenia is a high-level professional who has experience in managing business processes of the development of high-tech products. With over 10 years of experience in managerial positions in industrial and IT companies, she is a mentor of a number of promising startups. In the team, she is responsible for the development of corporate acceleration programs.
Marketing & Scouting
Pavel coordinates the scouting and startup contests for partners, and he is the co-founder of TechScout. Advises startups on marketing, B2B-Sales, and presentations. He finds projects in the field of AI & ML the most interesting ones. He graduated from the Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University and has a Diploma of Towson University (Maryland, USA).
We love tech world
We like working with technology companies, introducing new products and solutions. Each year along with partners we launch several startup programs, hold the largest in Eastern Europe independent startup contest and forum GoTech Arena that is dedicated to technology business. If your company is already working or planning to work with startups – there is something to discuss, write to us!
Co-founder & CEO
Our clients and partners
Leading corporations and venture funds, international programs and development agencies from Russia, Finland, Estonia, France, Austria, Lithuania, Germany, USA, and Japan.
We’ve always taken GoTech as a two-way channel through which you can access interesting projects, and deliver them information about our opportunities. In 2017, just six months after the launch of FunCubator, we got access to dozens of companies of our technological focus and stage. FunCubator nomination the following year was no less effective. We recommend this event to all colleagues who are starting to build a startup pipeline!
We have been cooperating with GoTech Innovation for more than 5 years and each time we remain very satisfied with the results. Thanks to GoTech, a large flow of prospective companies gathers, many of them eventually manage to start piloting their solutions in Finland. Every year the quality of startups is increasing, the GoTech team always completes tasks in time, works flexibly and finds mutually beneficial solutions in any situation
GoTech, as one of the few private companies in Russian VC ecosystem, does not just talk about innovations, but really helping strtups to grow, and corporations to benefit from new technologies. The Untitled ventures is pleased to support GoTech team in all endeavors to develop the VC market and help it to grow.
The quality of startups selected by GoTech really stands out. I’m very much impressed.
GoTech Arena is the best startup conference in Russia. The atmosphere is as always turbulent as a startup world itself.
GoTech brings together investors and startups from the idea stage to the growth stage, from apps to very deep tech. GoTech Arena – very vibrant, lots of interested people.
Due to our partnership with GoTech in 2018 Rostelecom has started negotiation with 25 startups!
New technologies can be successfully implemented into the work of your company
A 10-years experience of holding GoTech – the largest independent contest of startups in Eastern Europe
3 years of organization of GoTech Arena – the forum on global business and technologies, where more than 1200 people take part, 100 best startups are pitching, annually signed investment deals and pilots are being launched
30 industry competitions, pitch-sessions, and acceleration programs were held along with partners in the last 2 years
The TechScout platform for creating and automating the pipeline of startups for contests, acceleration programs, pitch-sessions, and other events
International partner network for global scouting and support of startups in entering new markets
Information channel on entrepreneurs (20 000 subscribers) and investors (400 + subscribers)
Upcoming events worth visiting
Don’t miss upcoming conferences, pitch sessions, startup competitions, and acceleration programs hold by GoTech Innovation and our partners.
A forum about business and technology, which takes place in one breath. Insights from the rockstars of the startup scene, pitches of the most interesting startups selected from over 700 applications, dozens of new contacts and ideas.
LevelUp Startup Accelerator
LevelUp is a startup accelerator based in the Kotka Region of Finland. The Autumn 2019 Batch is focused mostly on Corporate and VC’s investment opportunities for startups. You will learn how to get prepared for the investments, how to construct your pitch deck and your speech, how to defend your position with the deal, how to find your company’s strengths and weaknesses. You will have workshops with investors, pitch sessions and individual consultations with of VC representatives.
X5 Retail Group startup selection
X5 Retail Group, leading Russian food retailer (LSE and MOEX ticker: “FIVE”), has launched the review process of technological startups from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to implement their solutions at the corporation’s own retail chains. The best companies will be given access to the infrastructure resources and expertise of the country’s largest retailer as well as an opportunity to implement a pilot project with a budget of up to 700,000 euros.
Startup Connect Contest
Contest for startups from Finland and Russia. 10 finalists will present their projects to EU investors at the *Ship Startup Festival and compete for a cash prize of €5000.
Helsinki Startup Day
Irina Kalashnikova will present GoTech and tell about startup-ecosystem in Russia as part of Meet the World’s Happiest Ecosystem with Friends from the New Nordics.
Go Estonia pitch session
Pitch session for technology companies that are ready to scale to the global market through Estonia. The winner will take part in Tallinn Startup Week.
The final selection for the Kirovsky Zavod accelerator
23 finalists will speak to experts of Kirovsky Zavod to pass the final stage of selection in the accelerator for industrial startups.
What’s on your mind? We would love to help you with all topics related to innovation and getting things done. Let’s talk.
Cursor Oy and GoTech Innovation experts selected startups to participate in Level Up Startup Accelerator program.More
Russian tech companies are invited to apply to Go Estonia Nomination at GoTech Contest. Partners of the nomination Startup Estonia, KredEx and European Regional Development Fund will support the winning startups in entering the European market.More
Winners and participants of the Finlanding nomination at past GoTech competitions have already taken the chance to enter Finland with their businesses. Their success is due to the cooperation with startup support institutions in the country, a new initiative to get a startup visa, and a great desire to scale the business.
Director of Invest-in projects at the Helsinki Center Vladimir Chepurnoy and senior adviser to the Helsinki Business Hub Maria Hartikainen talk about how finalists attracted the attention of the jury, what were their first steps, and what are the secrets of preparing for the competition this year.More
Evgeny Babaev, Head of Innovation Search and Selection Projects, X5 Retail Group, talks about how European startups who submitted applications attracted the organizers of the contest, what are their prospects for implementation and what key mistakes they made while participating in the selection.More
“Beeline”, a leading Russian telecommunications operator and digital service provider, together with GoTech launched a contest to find breakthrough projects using 5G technology. Startups will be provided with a platform equipped for testing solutions in the new generation network.More
Let’s find out all of the GoTech Contest opportunities for technological startups – see which nominations are suited best for your company!More
VTB Bank became an Official partner of GoTech Arena forum and established a special award at Arena Pitch nomination. One of the finalists will be able to launch a pilot project with the Bank.
Denis Levchenko, Head of Innovations at X5 Retail Group, spoke about how cooperation between X5 and startups will be organized, who have the greatest chances to implement their projects and what criteria will become key when choosing solutions.More
On August 1 and 2, Vellamo Center of Kotka, Finland, held *Ship startup festival and Final of Startup Connect Contest. Read all about the contest and its winners.More
The application period for the LevelUp Startup Accelerator began – an accelerator program for early-stage technology projects interested in developing in the global market. The organizer is Cursor Oy. Sprint #1 of the program is organized by GoTech Innovation.More
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