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
At the Demo Day, all participants presented their projects to Eugene Kaspersky and reputable experts of Kaspersky and partners of accelerator. We are pleased to congratulate all startups with excellent performances and bright participation in the program and announce the winners!
🥇 360 Stories became the main winner of Kaspersky Exploring Russia tourism accelerator following a jury vote. 🎉Congratulations to 360 Stories with a well-deserved victory and the main prize – a grant for specialized online education at one of the leading universities in the world and personal consultation with Eugene Kaspersky. The winner will also receive special prizes from all Kaspersky Exploring Russia partners!
🥈 The second place according to the results of voting was taken by MAPS.ME. The company will receive PR and marketing support for the project.
🥉 The third place was taken by Altourism. The startup will receive software subscriptions tailored to solve the project’s business needs.
Each of the three projects will receive PR support in both Eugene Kaspersky’s and Kaspersky corporate channels, and an annual license for Kaspersky Small Office Security — a protective solution for SME.
🏅A special prize from Amadeus in the Travel Tech nomination, the opportunity to participate in the global Amadeus for Startups program and the opportunity to include a startup in the Amadeus Access Catalog in the Amadeus Startup Universe section received MAPS.ME and Routitude.
🏅A special prize from Amadeus in the Social Tech nomination, the opportunity to participate in the global Amadeus CSR Corporate Social Responsibility program and piloting on the Russian market with participation and support from Amadeus received Accesstravels.
🏅A special prize from Starta Ventures, the opportunity to participate in the Starta Global Residency Batch 10 accelerator program in New York, and a personal interview with Starta Ventures partners were given to MAPS.ME.
GoTech Innovation, the operator of Kaspersky Exploring Russia applications and acceleration program, congratulates all the winners and participants! We wish all companies further growth and development. We were incredibly happy to be a part of this interesting and eventful program!