Russian StartUp Tour

The Russian Startup Tour is the country’s biggest project to find and nurture fledgling companies with potentially game-changing innovations. Tour is held from February through April and takes in all of Russia’s major population centers. Enterprises from surrounding provinces travel to regional hubs to take part, leaving few corners of this vast country untapped.


The goal is to develop regional startup communities by giving all stakeholders – from investors to civil servants and research institutes – the tools they need to commercialize their ideas.

Карта тура Startup Village, Skolkovo Moscow Oblast Ufa Minsk, Belarus Krasnoyarsk Vladivostok Saint Petersburg Astana, Kazakhstan Yekaterinburg Kazan Nizhny Novgorod Tomsk Rostov-on-Don





About the Tour

The Russian Startup Tour uncovers promising innovative solutions and helps their young developers formulate a cogent development strategy.

It reaches out to the regions and their surrounding provinces to engage as many people as possible, leaving few areas of this vast nation untapped. This year we are pushing back the boundaries to take in Belarus and Kazakhstan, boosting the number of participants significantly.

As in previous years, the program is split into two parts: the training and the pitch competition. We’ve doubled the length of each stop to two days, which frees up time for seminars, master-classes and networking.

Day one is devoted to the training side, with master-classes for young innovators, while day two sees the pitch sessions, where fledgling companies present their products and services on stage and are judged by a panel of experts.

Invited to take part in the pitch competition are startups and projects at any stage of development: from abstract idea to finished prototype; from a legally registered company to a group of friends; from a bunch of classmates to individual scientists, entrepreneurs or researchers.

To view the event program please click the location you are interested in.

The competition is being held in the following categories

to the projects

based on the original business idea and (or) research and development results

contains competitive analysis and economic justification of the research results implementation

Include projects within following technological areas: Information Technologies, Biomedical Technologies, Energy Efficient Technologies, Nuclear Technologies, Space Technologies and Telecommunications; or projects related to the development and production of goods for kids

Contains information on the team and the results achieved


Competitive advantage of the product

Quality of project’s business model

Team adequacy to project parameters

Feasibility of the project according to submitted data (scientific feasibility, life prediction and deadlines, technological feasibility)

Technological innovation


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