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Looking to start a business in Russia?

You've come to the right place.

The accelerator and incubator ecosystem in Russia is continually expanding, so you'll want to keep track of them all.

To help you, we've put together an exhaustive list of 20 of the best incubators and accelerators in Russia.


The 20 Best Accelerators and Incubators in Russia

1) Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF)

1) Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF)

The Internet Initiatives Development Fund is a venture capital firm that develops infrastructure and business conditions for Russian companies.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Moscow
  • Started in: 2013
  • Industries: Cyber Security, Financial Services, FinTech, Internet of Things, Venture Capital
  • Number of investments: 455
  • Number of exits: 2

You can find their website here.

2) IMI.VC

2) IMI.VC

IMI.VC is a venture capital firm that invests in and provides working money to creative internet-based start-ups and technologies.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Moscow
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Igor Matsanyuk
  • Industries: Finance, Mobile, Venture Capital
  • Number of investments: 31
  • Number of exits: 3

You can find their website here.

3) MTS StartUp Hub

3) MTS StartUp Hub

MTS's department of Innovations and Investments

Details of the startup:

  • City: Moscow
  • Started in: 2018
  • Industries: E-Commerce, Finance, Financial Services, Health Care, Information Technology, Internet, Software
  • Number of investments: 2
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

4) Accelerator B8

4) Accelerator B8

B8 Accelerator helps entrepreneurs speed their development by providing funding, coaching, infrastructure, and coworking space.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Yakutsk
  • Number of investments: 2

You can find their website here.

5) Winno Moscow

5) Winno Moscow

Winno is a hybrid innovation hub that includes an accelerator, an open innovation center, a community development platform, and co-working space.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Moscou
  • Started in: 2015
  • Number of investments: 5

You can find their website here.

6) Sberbank-500

6) Sberbank-500

Sberbank-500 is a technology entrepreneur program based on the skills and experience of one of the world's most formidable venture capital firms.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Moscow
  • Started in: 2017
  • Industries: Financial Services
  • Number of investments: 32

You can find their website here.

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7) iDealMachine

7) iDealMachine

iDealMachine is a venture capital firm that also serves as a business accelerator.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Saint Petersburg
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Michael Averbach, Sergey Fradkov
  • Industries: Financial Services, Incubators, Information Technology
  • Number of investments: 22
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 16

You can find their website here.

8) GenerationS

8) GenerationS

GenerationS is a federally funded technology startup accelerator that offers complete business development training.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Moscow
  • Started in: 2013
  • Industries: Business Development, Finance, Financial Services

You can find their website here.

9) Finteca Holdings

9) Finteca Holdings

Finteca is a Russian financial and technical holding corporation focused on the growth of small and medium-sized businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Moscow
  • Industries: Finance, Financial Services, Incubators, Information Technology, Venture Capital

You can find their website here.

10) Chelpipe Group

10) Chelpipe Group

Chelpipe Group is a steel-related industrial conglomerate that manufactures and runs steel-related products and facilities.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Moscow
  • Started in: 1942
  • Industries: Energy, Industrial, Industrial Engineering, Oil and Gas

You can find their website here.

11) GoTech.vc

11) GoTech.vc

GoTech.vc advises businesses on the best technology projects to work on and the best teams to work with.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Saint Petersburg
  • Founders: Pavel Belov
  • Industries: Internet
  • Number of investments: 1

You can find their website here.

12) ED2

12) ED2

The first international acceleration initiative for breakthrough projects in the field of digital education begins with ED2.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Moscow
  • Number of investments: 1

You can find their website here.

13) HR & ED-tech accelerator

13) HR & ED-tech accelerator

HR & ED-tech Accelerator is a venture capital firm that assists technological start-ups in growing their businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Moscow
  • Number of investments: 1

You can find their website here.

14) HSE INC

14) HSE INC

The National Research University Higher School of Economics founded one of Russia's most effective startup centers.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Moscow
  • Started in: 2006
  • Industries: Incubators
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 14

You can find their website here.

15) EDevelopment

15) EDevelopment

EDevelopment is a venture capital firm that focuses on Internet ventures.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Moscow
  • Started in: 2012
  • Industries: Finance, Financial Services, Incubators
  • Number of investments: 4

You can find their website here.

16) Academpark

16) Academpark

The Novosibirsk Akademgorodok Foundation's Technopark houses the Academpark Business Incubator.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Novosibirsk
  • Number of investments: 1
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 3

You can find their website here.

17) Muiv.Lab

17) Muiv.Lab

Muiv.Lab is a startup accelerator and venture capital firm.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Moscow

You can find their website here.

18) Gold Coast TechSpace

18) Gold Coast TechSpace

Gold Coast TechSpace is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing technology on the Gold Coast.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Rodina
  • Started in: 2011
  • Industries: Incubators

You can find their website here.

19) ChelPipe Accelerator in Pipe Industry

19) ChelPipe Accelerator in Pipe Industry

ChelPipe Group is a prominent player in Russia's metallurgical cluster and one of the country's top tubular product manufacturers.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Moscow
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 7

You can find their website here.

20) STLC Accelerator

20) STLC Accelerator

STLC Accelerator is a venture capital firm that focuses on developing Russia's transportation infrastructure.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Moscow
  • Industries: Finance, Financial Services
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 13

You can find their website here.

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