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Open Innovation Programme

PwC Venture Hub offers tech startups and scaleups to participate in the founder friendly Open Innovation Programme, which is carried out in cooperation with the venture capital fund YellowRockets.vc. The program gives participants the opportunity to build mutually beneficial partnerships with PwC, as well as gain access to clients and expertise of one of the world leading companies in the consulting and audit market. In the current situation, we are conducting the program completely remotely. You can participate from anywhere in the world.

Programme benefits

#PwCNetwork

We help you network with more than 3,000 PwC Russia clients.

#Uplift

Zero cost: We provide grants for pilot projects and cover the cost of your travel and accommodation in Moscow so that you can focus on the intensive work you will do during the programme.

#GoGlobal

Success story for future sales: We help you expand your client base and enter new global markets.

#TopMentors

We connect you with leading experts and mentors from PwC — a global consulting and assurance business leader — as well as with access to top corporate innovation teams and our deep network of investors.

#Partnership

PwC may offer partnerships to selected start-up teams that achieve certain KPIs. These partnerships could come in various forms (e.g., revenue sharing, licensing, subcontracting, white label).

#Investment

Post-programme investing options are available, including up to RUB 20m from YellowRockets.vc, Demo Day exposure and other investor connections.

Participation criteria: Who are we looking for

Ambitious team

The company is managed by at least two founders, covering both business and technology competencies.

Market-ready solution

The product is market ready, validated at least through pilots (even better if you already have live users and/or corporate partners). A new and scalable technology or innovative business model is being applied. Priority is given to startups with sales in the B2B segment.

Intent to cooperate

There is a founder, a C or VP level executive who will devote the necessary time, energy, and attention needed for driving the partnership with PwC.

Focus areas

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Cybersecurity

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Digital learning

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Automation

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RiskTech, RegTech & Compliance

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IoT (Internet of things)

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AI (Artificial intelligence)

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AR/VR

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HRTech & Wellbeing

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Industry solutions

How was it? Statistics for two cohorts of the acceleration programme (2018-2020)

How was it? Statistics for two cohorts of the acceleration programme (2018-2020)

PwC Russia Accelerator (the first cohort)
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250

applications

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30

startups-participants during the selection day

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263

applications

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35

startups-participants during the selection day

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16

accelerator participants

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14

alumni

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15

accelerator participants

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alumni

PwC Russia Accelerator (the first cohort)

250
applications

30
startups-participants during
the selection day

16
accelerator participants

14
alumni

PwC Russia Accelerator (the second cohort)

263
applications

35
startups-participants during
the selection day

15
accelerator participants

13
alumni

PwC Russia Accelerator (the second cohort)

Timeline*

*Dates can be altered

Two cohorts accomplishments

513

Applications

27

Alumni

12

Completed pilot projects

PwC Russia Accelerator alumni

Publications

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Contact us

Alexei Okishev

Partner, Digital Solutions Development Center Leader, PwC Russia

Tel: +7 (495) 967 6000

Pavel Veselovskiy

Manager, Technology Practice, PwC Russia

Tel: +7 (963) 661 7025

Anna Smischenko-Mironova

Head of communications, PwC Russia

Tel: +7 (495) 967 6172

Liliya Meshcheryakova

Coordinator on work with alumni startups/scaleups, PwC Russia

Tel: +7 (903) 961 2829

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