Startup Village competition


Entering into the Pitch Presentation competition at Startup Village not only gives participants a chance to win monetary prizes but provides great opportunity to give wide exposure to the project by receiving feedback from lead experts in the field.







Start applying applications Submissio of applications and presentations

Finishing of semifinalists selection

Semi-finalists speeches

Selection of finalists

Announcement of finalists

Winners selection


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Terms of participation




We invite everyone no matter what stage the project, merely an idea or a finished product. Any person or entity may participate, no limitations.

Simply check the box in the registration form before May 05, 2015, and you will be entered into the competition. Members of Skolkovo Foundation or its affiliates are restricted from participation in the contest. Sorry!





Competition topics




  1. «Smart Cities»
  2. «Digital Modeling and Manufacturing»
  3. «Mobile Technology Startups»
  4. «Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Transport Vehicles»
  5. «Cyber security and countermeasure»



3 000 000 Rub

1st place


2 000 000 Rub

2nd place



1 000 000 Rub

3rd place




300 000 Rub


Specially established awards from our Partners and Sponsors. Stay tuned for updates!

Partners Prizes


Welcome to the North!

Slush is the focal point for startups and tech talent to meet with top-tier international investors, executives and media. In 2014, Slush brought together over 14.000 attendees and more than 3500 companies for the two-day event. More than 750 investors came to Helsinki to meet startups in nearly 3.800 pre-booked meetings. Next Slush will take place in Helsinki on November 11-12th, 2015.

The winner of Startup Village gets:

- Tickets to Slush for 3 team members

- Accommodations for the duration of Slush 2015.

more information about the Opportunities which Slush conference provides >


Special prize from Google "The Best Global Startup" 

Awarded to a team with the highest potential to become a global company and ambition to enter international markets.

The winner will get an opportunity to travel to Google Campus – international hub for entrepreneurs and developers. Google will cover cost of travel and accommodation and arrange an individually tailored program with a series of meetings with potential partners, investors and Google employees.


SAP - special prize for pitch sessions competitors

500 000 certificate to participate in "Skolkovo Fund mentorship program and education in one of the leading accelerators in USA Startup". The awards is given to the Company which has developed or is developing solutions in the areas, in which SAP delivers its own technological platforms


GVA LaunchGurus - Grant to join GVAccelerator  

Grant to the best Startup project chosen among the finalists of the Srtat Up Village finalists and based on the decision of GVA LaunchGurus experts. Grant to join GVAccelerator program which launches in September-October of 2015


I2BF Global Ventures 

The winner of "The best investment project" nomination of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles track. I2BF Global Ventures will consider an equity investment of 500 thousand rubles into the winner of "The best investment project" nomination of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles track.


IBM - IBM Cloud usage credit  

First Prize - $120,000 worth of credit to put towards IBM Cloud usage for one year will be given to one of the startups, recognized as the best by IBM mentors from the set of startups registred in the IBM stand on the 2nd and the 3rd of June


Second prize - $12,000 worth of credits to put towards IBM Cloud usage for one year will be given to three startups, selected by IBM mentors from the set of startups registered in the IBM stand on the 2nd and the 3rd of June



Special Panasonic Prize for the Winner of the Startup Village 2015 contest 

The newest model of Panasonic multifunctional center. The device will be presented for the winner at new Panasonic R&D center which has been officially opened during Startup Village.

Evaluation Criteria


  1. Competitive advantage of the product
  2. Quality of project’s business model
  3. Team adequacy to project parameters
  4. Feasibility of the project according to submitted data (scientific feasibility, life prediction and deadlines, technological feasibility)
  5. Technological innovation



Judge pitch-session

Competition Judges are respected experts of venture industry. List of Judges will be announce soon.


Competition Semi-finalists are selected!

Find interesting startups here.



June 3, 2015: Competition Semi-finalists are selected!

Find interesting startups here.



June 3, 2015: Competition winners are selected!

Find interesting startups here.