Pulsar Venture Capital Acceleration program 2017
The purpose of the accelerating program:
Improving the quality of supply of technological start-ups on the market of the Russian Federation and increasing n the number of investment transactions in strategic priority areas for the Republic of Tatarstan
Acceleration program 2017 includes the following blocks:
  • Selection Tour — application submissions, expertise with the involvement of international experts, full-time protection of 50 semifinalists before the international refereeing committee in English, selection up to 10 finalists
  • Engineering of business business engineering and preparation of companies for commercialization, market appraisal, business planning consulting, development of intellectual property protection strategy, brand and identity development, assistance in preparing applications for investment attraction
  • — Bootcamp in Innopolis — a training session with the involvement of leading domestic mentors and experts in building the strategy for accelerated business development, registration / re-registration of participating companies, development of road maps
  • Bootcamp in Ireland — a one week training session in Enterprise Ireland with leading mentors and experts, Demo Day with involvement of international investors, group and individual meetings with potential investors, strategic and scientific partners
  • Bootcamp in USA — a one-day training session in Silicon Valley with leading mentors and experts in launching international business, tours of the world’s technological giants. Participation in the competition from the Global Technology Symposium
  • — Demo Days — communication platforms with the leading domestic investors of Tatarstan and Russia in Moscow and Kazan in order to attract investments into the most packaged and elaborated project.
As a result of the program, 444 project applications from 19 subjects of the Russian Federation were collected, including 357 applications from the Republic of Tatarstan, as well as from 11 countries of the near and far abroad. 47 finalists were selected with the participation of leading Russian and international experts who selected 11 winners. A total of 230 corporate partners, investors, business angels, mentors, strategic and technology partners for participation in the Demo Days in Dublin, Kazan, as well as a road show in Moscow and San Francisco.

The total amount of attracted and pre-approved investments in the form of grants and private investments is 3,174,253 USD
During the year, all the planned activities of the Acceleration Program for Innovative Projects were implemented.