Open Innovation Programme

PwC Venture Hub offers technology companies at various stages to participate in the open innovation programme, which is carried out in cooperation with the venture capital fund YellowRockets.vc. The programme 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 programme completely remotely. You can participate from anywhere in the world.

Programme benefits

#PwCNetwork

An opportunity for the programme graduates to establish new partnerships with firms of the PwC network in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as to establish cooperation with Russian and foreign companies - PwC clients.

#EquityFree

Participation in the programme is free; PwC does not claim a share in a startup or co-founder status. A grant is provided for the creation of a pilot project (Proof-of-Concept) and focused work during the period of the programme.

#Acceleration

Assistance in building up a client base and entering the world market. Support from piloting to sales. The main focus of the programme is business development, not entrepreneurship education.

#TopMentors

Industrial expertise from one of the world leaders in the consulting and audit market - PwC, as well as expert support from well-known Russian and international investors.

#Partnership

Forms of cooperation for graduates of the programme, subject to the fulfillment of KPIs: revenue sharing from projects implemented jointly with PwC, purchase of a license, PwC is a startup client, service integration in white label format.

#Investment

Networking with private and corporate investors, access to the international startup community. Possibility to attract investments up to 20 million rubles from the YellowRockets.vc foundation..

Participation criteria: Who are we looking for

Strong team

The company is managed by at least two founders with business and technology competencies.

Working product

The product is at a level not lower than a mature prototype (tested, at least through pilots). A new and scalable technology or innovative business model is being applied. Priority is given to startups with sales in the B2B segment.

Willingness to cooperate

Founder or C-level leader who will devote the time, energy, and attention needed to develop a partnership with PwC and complete the programme.

Project types

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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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startups-participants during the selection day

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263

applications

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startups-participants during the selection day

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accelerator participants

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alumni

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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

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Contact us

Alexei Okishev

Partner, Technology 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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