New Retail: contest and mentorship program from Yandex.Market

Goal: search for startups and developer teams creating the future of retail technologies, for collaboration with Yandex.Market.

applications from startups
startup presentations
mentors participated
cash prizes
startup raised funding


In 2018 Yandex.Market along with GoTech organized 2 “New Retail” contests for companies that create innovative products and services for retail – for example, in the field of self-service, packaging, and delivery of goods, automatic creation of online content, solutions for online merchandising, dynamic pricing and others. Over 300 startups took part in the contests.

According to the results of the selection, 60 companies made presentations to experts and internal customers of Yandex.Market and partner companies (Sberbank, Visa, Samsung, the Untitled Ventures, etc.) and participated in the mentorship program.


Over 30 experts of Yandex.Market took part in work with 60 startups, according to the results 6 companies received cash prizes, 1 raised funding from the fund-partner, a number of startups began cooperation with Yandex.Market in the format of joint pilot or service delivery.

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

Technology Scouting

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.

Innovation Tools

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.


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