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 10 000 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 10,000 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.
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.
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
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.
Finlanding technology companies open call
The Helsinki Centre in St. Petersburg, NewCo Helsinki and the 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.
What’s on your mind? We would love to help you with all topics related to innovation and getting things done. Let’s talk.
We are glad to inform you that on September 15th the acceptance of applications for the Finlanding program begins. The program organizer, Helsinki Centre in St. Petersburg, together with program partners NewCo Helsinki and the 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 an operator of applications and scouting of Finlanding program.More
Retail Innovation Tech Alliance, consisting of X5, Beeline, M.Video-Eldorado group, and Hoff, goes global and launches the second selection of startups in Europe and the USA. The leading European accelerator for the brands and retail industries, Lafayette Plug and Play (LPnP), acts as a scouting operator.More
We want to share with you some interesting material about corporate venture investments. It is no secret that during a pandemic and a global economic downturn, many venture capital companies are forced to slow down their investment rates. However even in such a challenging period, there are effective ways to fight the recession by focusing on the effectiveness of commercial transactions. We want to share with you Beth Kearns’ theory of “shifting gears” – 5 types of multilateral transactions that can potentially add value to an investment portfolio and expand the influence of the corporation as a whole.More
Corporations and banks are actively attracting startups to accelerate the transfer of business to high-tech rails. At the same time, many startups purposefully create products for companies of specific industries.
On the development of what solutions, you need to stake in the era of COVID-19, discourses Irina Kalashnikova, the co-founder of GoTech Innovation, in Rusbase column.More
Kaspersky Innovation Hub is inviting you to join today the Cyber Security for Small & Medium Businesses open call and launch a Pilot! GoTech Innovation is the scouting partner in Russia and Europe. We are looking for companies and startups for the program that meet the requirements below.More
According to the study done by the Barometer project, each of the 30 largest Russian corporations in terms of revenue from the “RBC 500” rating for the period July 2019 – June 2020 carried out at least one initiative to implement a strategy for working with innovations. The interest of corporations in breakthrough technologies is shown in such forms as acceleration programs, hackathons, and qualifying sessions. Irina Kalashnikova, co-founder of GoTech Innovation, which helps corporations to work with technology projects, revealed to Invest-Foresight all the specifics of working in the field of corporate innovation.More
The Coronavirus pandemic has affected many companies, in connection with which business processes started to change, new products have appeared on the market, and the demand for services that help to improve the lives of people and the functioning of companies in self-isolation has grown. The GoTech Innovation team did not stand aside, adapted to the new reality, and transferred joint events with clients online. In May and June, the company organized online demo days for the Retail Tech Innovation Alliance (RITA) and Kaspersky Lab following the results of the travel accelerator Kaspersky Exploring Russia. The first event took place via Zoom, the second – via Microsoft Teams. Irina Kalashnikova, co-founder and CEO of GoTech Innovation spoke about the features of both services.More
One of the most important skills of successful founders is to admit their mistakes (even if it needs to be done publicly). Today we would like to share with you the experience of Kyle Nakatsuji, founder and CEO of Clearcover, a digital auto insurance provider. On his Crunchbase blog Kyle revealed how to adequately assess the steps for further growth and business development and not be afraid to admit your own delusions.More
Kaspersky Exploring Russia tourism accelerator had the aim of gathering interesting and promising tourism projects from different countries and then to help their creators implement their ideas further and overcome the crisis. The accelerator managed to involve all parts of the world (except Antarctica). And the jury considered applications from the most unexpected corners of the planet: from Colombia to Australia. More than 500 applications were sent from 47 countries on five continents since the launch of Kaspersky Exploring Russia.More
On June 25, Kaspersky Exploring Russia tourism accelerator Demo Day was held, at which the main winners and the special prize winners selected by the partners of the accelerator were awarded.More
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