Kickstart your business in Russia
Skolkovo offers to its residents and to international startups the opportunity to join a free mentor program. Since it was launched, 90 startups have participated in this program.
The Skolkovo Mentor Program is based on the following general principles:
- confidentiality: The contents of the meetings between Mentor and Protégé are confidential (where allowed by law).
- voluntary nature: Participation in the Skolkovo Mentor Program is the free and conscious choice of Mentor and Protégé.
- trust and respect: The relationship between Mentor and Protégé is grounded in mutual trust and respect.
- no conflict of interests: The Skolkovo Mentor Program must be implemented without any conflict of interests. Should any arise, the Mentor and Protégé will immediately undertake to eliminate them.
- personal participation: Correspondence between Mentor and Protégé is conducted exclusively by the Mentor and the leader (the founder or CEO) of the project in question. There can be no delegation.
- free of charge: No fees or charges may be incurred or applied by any party during any stage of the Skolkovo Mentor Program.
GVAccelerator is the № 1 business accelerator in the region, focusing on providing massive value to its startups. That means giving every startup what it needs most, leveraging our deep connections to the leaders of Silicon Valley and Plug and Play Tech Center :
- practical skills and knowledge.
- tons of contacts and mentoring.
- personalized coaching.
- access to top investors in Silicon Valley and Russia.
GVAccelerator participants are guided and supported by approximately 20 world-renowned instructors, including the heads of major Russian and international foundations and companies. They are also assigned their own business coach to apply the customer development method, and given 1:1 personal mentoring sessions with an array of experts among our pool of over 60 mentors.
Accelerate your business development
thanks to our partners services
France, the French international business development agency, accelerates the
growth of French companies in Russia, through personalized services
allowing entrepreneurs to efficiently adjust and thrive in one of the most
challenging markets in the world.
- Organization of BtoB meetings with potential partners ;
- Lead generation ;
- Strategic introductions ;
- Coaching and mentoring ;
Business France’s New Technologies business development experts, a 4-person team established in Moscow, provided such services to 60+ companies (including AT Internet, Be-Bound, Kameleoon, Navya Technology, Target2Sell, TellMePlus...) in 2015.
Find Expansion Financing
Raise funds | Financing | Guarantee
Bpifrance offers a range of financing products (debt) as needed (increase your cash flow, grow your business and finance your growth, guarantee your bank loans, innovate) :
- soft loans (repayable advance, zero yield loan),
- investment loan to support your fundraising (1 euro loan for 2 euros raised),
- loan for Innovation (if your company has more than 3 years).
Hire Talented People / Find a Job
Job Boards | V.I.E
The VIE enables businesses to give 18- to 28-year-old candidates a temporary assignment of between six and 24 months in a foreign country. The assignment can be renewed once, but may not exceed two years in total. The scheme is open to candidates of all qualification levels not only from France, but also from any other country in the European Economic Area.
Benefits for businesses :
- No administrative formalities to complete for personnel sent to work abroad ;
- Financial incentives ;