Contest nominations

Arena Pitch

Presentation on the main stage of GoTech Arena in prime time. Best publicity!

Go Estonia

Nomination for tech companies that are interested in entering the European market through Estonia

Beeline 5G Digital Experience

Launch of the pilot project with Beeline and technology test in 5G network


Launch of the pilot project, opportunity to become a partner / service provider, investment at the scaling stage


Nomination for tech companies that are interested in entering European market through Finland

SKL Tech

A cash prize of 150 000 RUB, SKL Tech incubator and funding, chance to run a pilot with SOKOLOV

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May 28 - September 20

The application period

September 20

The application deadline

September 21 - 30

The assessment of applications

October 09

Announcement of the finalists


Training pitches. Preparation of the finalists

October 15

The final round at GoTech Arena

Arena Pitch Jury 2019

Konstantin Sinushin

Managing Partner at the Untitled ventures

A Russian entrepreneur and private investor in management and industrial consulting, internet and information technologies.

Currently a managing partner of the Untitled ventures - a seed fund, helping private investors to invest in Russian startups. The fund is in close partnership with the IIDF, the Skolkovo fund, RVK and the seed fund of Moscow administration.

Irina Kalashnikova

Co-founder and CEO of GoTech Innovation

Irina Kalashnikova, Co-founder and CEO of GoTech Innovation consulting firm, has 15 years experience in marketing, product design and team management. Worked in financial and consulting companies, corporates and startups and knows how to bring ideas to success. Irina strongly believes in the positive synergies between startups and established companies and loves to support technologies that make the world a better place.

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Nicolai Rodimov

Vienna Business Agency

Nicolai Rodimov, International Business at Vienna Business Agency, Regional Manager CEE & CIS.

Extensive experience working with international companies. Attracting foreign investment. Launching more than 50 successful projects in the past 3 years on the Austrian market. Work with key development institutions in Austria and abroad. Supporting companies by developing strategies and localization in Vienna, attracting additional investment, advising on financing and residence permits. 

Natalia Degtyareva

Corporate Accelerator Director, VTB

At VTB, she works in a digital transformation team and is responsible for the development of the bank’s interaction with technology startups, search of innovative technologies on the market, launch and implementation of pilot projects with startups.

More than 15 years of experience in the field of IT products marketing, venture capital investments and technological innovations in the leading positions. Experience in attracting investments and bringing a technology company to IPO. Experience in managing startup scouting and corporate acceleration programs, as well as in developing partnerships with participants of the Russian innovation ecosystem.

Denys Zhadanov

Vice President of Marketing at Readdle

Denys is a Vice President of Marketing at Readdle. He is passionate about technology and entrepreneurship, efficiency and how we can optimize to live a fulfilled happy life.

He is also an investor and advisor.

Forbes 30 under 30, Denys has often been quoted about app economy and marketing by major media outlets such as WSJ, The Verge, USA Today, TechCrunch, Bloomberg, Wired, TheNextWeb, FastCompany and Mashable.

Readdle aims to improve people's lives through technology. We are redefining personal productivity and shaping the "future of work" by creating best in class apps such as Scanner Pro, Calendars 5, Spark email, Documents and PDF Expert. Readdle apps were downloaded over 125 million times worldwide, won numerous awards from Apple and love from the tech industry.

Lubov Simonova-Emelyanova

Head of Technology Development office at Rostelecom

Business-woman, business angel, VC, expert in VC, strategy, business development, internet technologies. More than 20 years of experience in developing technological internet projects, 10 years in VC-business.
Joined Rostelecom PJSC as a Head of Project office "Technology Development" in the Business Development Division in November 2017. Prior to this, in 2016, was the investment manager for the RVC Seed Fund. Since November 2010 was a leading expert in Almaz Capital Partners and headed the firm’s Internet practice for Russia/CIS. Prior to joining Almaz was Head of strategy and business development at Finam Investment Company, based in Moscow, and a project manager for eHouse Holding and Manifest, where focused on developing the system of online advertising and on some of the first online advertising campaigns for the nascent Russian Internet market. Recognized as one of the “leading ladies” of the Russian Internet and digital media industry. Member of council under the commission on the modernization and innovation development in the Russian State Duma in 2011-2012. In 2012 entered Top 10 power women in Russia ( Top-5 VC-ladies in Russia since 2014.

Alexander Kleshchev

Managing Director and Member of the Board of Directors of LMS IС

Aleksandr has more than 16 years of successful management of investments in minority stakes in Russian joint stock companies. Alexander is member the board of directors of several companies with revenues ranging from $50 million to $200 million, and has also experience in mobile games, artificial intelligence and entertainment applications. 

He provides mentoring support to the most outstanding young entrepreneurs. 

Alexander has successful experience of both investing in the stock market, private equity, venture capital field and founding his own startups.

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Success Stories


$25M in a series A funding round from Accel and Altair Capital


Over $5 million funding from Sistema VC


$26,5 funding from MTS, Sistema VC, Flint Capital, UCP and angel investors


Acquired by the British company BeMyEye


Funding from Runa Capital, Almaz Capital and Maxfield Capital


$2 million in venture capital from IIDF


20 million downloads of VR apps

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