Startup Cooperation Programs

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… any event, where it comes to startups and technologies – let’s get acquainted, we will be glad to help.

Startup contest

A contest is an effective tool for creating a flow of startups for a corporation or venture fund. Every contest consists of several stages. Firstly, you need to define what startups you want to find during the contest, why they should take part, how are you going to work with the winners after a contest. Second, select communication channels and prepare content for participants (website, social networks, visual design and texts). Thirdly, you need to organize scouting, working with a partner network and a PR campaign to get a flow of startups. And, finally, to create a transparent system of evaluating the participants and the environment for further work with selected startups – their piloting, acceleration, implementation, investment – so that the contest is the first step in further cooperation. GoTech Innovation holds the largest startup contest in Russia and Eastern Europe GoTech, in which more than 6,000 companies took part. Over 100 finalists and winners of different years raised funding, even more – started working with corporate partners. Every year we hold industry startup competitions along with partners from Russia, Europe, USA, Asia, and Latin America.

Mentoring and networking

At the competitive selection stage, it is useful to add activities that allow experts and “internal customers” of your company to get acquainted with the teams of startups in person, discuss their solutions and understand whether it is interesting to work with them further. There are several formats of events for this purpose. We especially like the pitch sessions and 1-to-1 meetings with mentors. During the pitch-sessions, the startups for 3-5 minutes present their solutions to the experts of the corporation and then answer the questions. During the mentoring meetings, founders can receive industry expertise and feedback from potential customers and experts of the corporation to understand the interest and prospects for further cooperation. Such events improve the quality of startup selection and the likelihood of success in future collaboration with them.

Corporate accelerator

The launch of the accelerator allows corporations to develop and pilot promising technologies on their sites and introduce innovations as soon as they appear. Working with startups in the accelerator is an opportunity to see trends in the industry, find solutions to reduce costs, improve the efficiency of business processes, offer customers new products and services, invest the most interesting startups at the seed stage. In 2009 the GoTech Innovation team was one of the first in Russia to launch startup acceleration and participated in the creation and development of the most successful Business Incubator in St. Petersburg. Since 2010, we have been helping corporations conduct their own programs aimed at cooperating with external projects and developing internal entrepreneurship. One of the most important changes that occurs in corporations working with startups is the formation of a culture of entrepreneurship, when employees are involved in the development of projects and, working with them, they learn to create and launch new products on the market.

Hackathon

The working weekend when the development team needs to create and present a working product prototype for 24-48 hours. The format of the event that is best suited for finding development teams or potential employees. Hackathon is also an excellent tool to create a community of talented and active people interested in any topic or solution to a particular problem. It usually consists of the presentation of ideas, formation of teams, coding and demo results, but it can also include master classes, mentorship sessions, and other networking.

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Startup Cooperation Programs

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… any event, where it comes to startups and technologies – let’s get acquainted, we will be glad to help.

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Technology Scouting

GoTech is a leader in the field of technology scouting. Our funnel numbers 6000 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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