Recruitment of startups for the Kirovsky Zavod accelerator

Goal: to find and invite suitable startups in the field of industrial technologies to participate in the Kirovsky Zavod acceleration program. Organization of events for the final selection of accelerator participants.

applications from startups for industry
qualifying pitch sessions in Minsk and St. Petersburg
mentors and experts
accelerator participants


Kirovsky Zavod is one of the largest machine-building enterprises in Russia. The company has a venture fund for investments, as well as an accelerator for piloting and implementation of new solutions and technologies.

The GoTech Innovation team along with Kirovsky Zavod has launched the acceleration program website with a news blog and an integrated application form. Large-scale work on scouting and personal invitation of target startups was carried out. The information campaign devoted to the acceleration program and plans on work with startups was done in social networks. A series of interviews with representatives of Kirovsky Zavod and graduates of the first accelerator set has been released. In Minsk and St. Petersburg, there were organized on-the-spot pitch sessions, where selected startups presented their solutions to the experts of Kirovsky Zavod and partners from corporations and venture funds.


287 applications from 10 countries and 67 cities were submitted to the contest. The experts of Kirovsky Zavod selected 23 companies to participate in the final. Within 2 days during the final events in St. Petersburg 30 mentors from Kirovsky Zavod and partners held personal meetings and evaluated the participants’ presentations. As a result, 8 companies were invited to the acceleration program for industrial startups.

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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.

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