Case Study

Acceleration program Kaspersky Start

Goal: support of groundbreaking ideas and development of startups in the field of cybersecurity in the accelerator of Kaspersky Lab. Organization of the educational program and the demo-day, granting awards to the best projects

15
projects-participants
3
months of work in the accelerator
60
educational hours
15
guest-experts
80
hours of consultations and traction-meetings
1
million rubles prize fund
250
thousand rubles grants for projects participation

Solution

The team of GoTech Innovation created an acceleration program from scratch, featuring educational modules, projects tracking, preparation and organization of a Demo-day. The program was constructed with flexibility suited for different schedules and locations of the participants. Educational workshops and traction-meetings were held on weekends, and during the week the participants were working on the products, testing the hypotheses and meeting with mentors. The experts of information security and internal customers of Kaspersky Lab were the mentors of the projects.

20 workshops with the total length of more than 60 hours, 8 traction-meetings and 80 hours of one-on-one consultations with mentors were organized for the participants. The participants also received work places at a co-working space in Moscow and grants to pay for traveling expenses, software and testing of hypotheses on the products.

Results

During their work in the accelerator the participants developed their ideas to MVP, and some of them – to the first sales, they got deep industry expertise and development vector, upgraded their business skills and networking in the business community. Acceleration program finished with a demo-day in which top-managers of Kaspersky Lab took part and the results of work in the accelerator were presented. 2 winners received cash prizes of 500 thousand rubles.

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