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 or any other 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 more than 12 000 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 more than 10 years, the GoTech Innovation team has been providing corporations with services for the preparation and implementation of programs for working with technological projects. There are more than 12,000 startups in our pipeline, and in the portfolio, there are more than 50 joint startup programs with partners in Russia, Finland, the Baltic States, France, Austria, Germany, and Latin America. Also we held the largest independent startup contest GoTech and the GoTech Arena forum in Russia and Eastern Europe.
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.
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.
Hoff is in the midst of digital transformation; innovation has always been and is in the focus of attention for us. Thanks to scouting of technology companies by the GoTech Innovation team, we were able to find innovative solutions for further cooperation to improve the customer experience through digitalization and increase internal efficiency through process automation. I was impressed by the TechScout platform – a convenient tool for collecting applications from startups and the subsequent work of experts. Ahead is the launch of joint pilots with the teams we have chosen.
Programs for innovative teams within the framework of RITA are a completely new format for large business cooperation. We were not only able to select many technological solutions for implementation, but also got a unique opportunity to exchange experience and expertise between partners in the process. GoTech Innovation managed to collect almost 600 technological solutions applicable to the business processes of the alliance partners. We were pleased with the high level of most of the participants, it was difficult to choose the finalists, in the end, we were able to select solutions that meet our strategic objectives in the development of a seamless online and in-store shopping experience. We are now preparing to launch several pilots with startups that we found thanks to GoTech – for example, in the field of financial services and expanding value-added services for our customers. To improve the experience of our customers in physical stores, eliminating the need to waste time in lines, we began working with a startup that developed a solution to scan and pay for goods using a smartphone without cashiers.
The GoTech Innovation team carried out a large-scale scouting, providing us with a funnel of technological solutions from more than 700 ready-made projects. Now we have already held several effective individual meetings with the finalists and are planning to develop our further cooperation.
Despite the different level of projects, the finalists turned out to be strong. We chose the really best ones and did not select according to the residual principle.
I was pleased with the positive attitude of foreign startups to the Russian market. Those who have already worked in our country described their experience as positive, the rest mentioned that they were ready to adapt and did not see this as a problem.
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.
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
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.
Kaspersky Open Innovation Program – B2C Future Solutions
GoTech Innovation and Kaspersky Innovation Hub have announced the start of a new B2C Future Solutions program. Join the program and launch a PoC with Kaspersky Innovation Hub!
Finlanding technology companies open call
Helsinki Centre in St.Petersburg, NewCo Helsinki and Helsinki Business Hub are inviting companies to help them enter the European market through Finland.
Cyber Security for Small & Medium Businesses
Kaspersky Innovation Hub is inviting you to join today the Cyber Security for Small & Medium Businesses open call and launch a Pilot
Kaspersky Exploring Russia Tourism accelerator
Eugene Kaspersky, cybersecurity expert and successful entrepreneur in the field of security solutions development, is launching the tourism accelerator «Kaspersky Exploring Russia».
Retail Innovation Tech Alliance startup selection
Retail Innovation Tech Alliance (RITA), consisting of X5 Retail Group, Beeline, M.Video-Eldorado Group, and Hoff, launches the first selection of startups.
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2020 was a record year for investments in startups in Finland. 10 years ago, the amount of financing for young companies was 8 times less.More
On September 20, the acceptance of applications for technological projects within the Finlanding program ended. We would like to share its results with you.More
Finlanding, a program to support technology companies, continues to accept applications. Representatives of the program organizers – the Helsinki Center in St. Petersburg and the Helsinki Business Hub – talked to Evgenia Barchenko, the chief of operating officer of GoTech Innovation consulting company, about what helps Russian startups to develop in Finland, and how to successfully pass the current selection.More
Helsinki is one of the leading cities in the world in terms of infrastructure development to support startups. Every year, new institutions for the development of young companies appear in the region, where future unicorns, known all over the world, grow up.More
Today we want to share the stories of Verspeak and Suomzilla. Co-founder and CEO of GoTech Innovation Irina Kalashnikova spoke with the founder and CEO of Verspeak Ruslan Musin and a board member of Suomzilla Alexander Krylov about why they decided to go to Finland, what they have already done over the past year in a new country for themselves, what advice they can give other entrepreneurs.More
For the first year of Retail Innovation Tech Alliance (RITA), M.Video-Eldorado’s innovative division managed to select more than 20 technological solutions, with which it is actively working. RITA was initiated in February 2020 by X5 Group, Beeline, M.Video-Eldorado Group, and Hoff to scout and adopt innovations. GoTech Innovation acted as a scouting operator in Russia, CIS, Europe in spring and autumn 2020.More
We have good news for entrepreneurs with global ambitions aiming to enter the EU market. Finlanding program starts on August 2 with the application period until September 20. The program organizer, Helsinki Centre in St. Petersburg, together with the program partners NewCo Helsinki and Helsinki Business Hub, are inviting Russian technology companies to participate in the program to help them enter the European market through Finland. GoTech Innovation is the Finlanding program operator.More
Nine startups have been chosen to launch a pilot with the X5 Group. Among them are the AI-based service for processing customer feedback and the robot that displays goods on the shelf. All startups were found as a result of the RITA’s selection deal flow sessions, the alliance created in February 2020 by leading Russian retail and technology companies X5 Group, Beeline, M.Video-Eldorado Group, Hoff in order to scout and adopt innovations.More
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