Driving Russian innovations

Startup Village is the most large-scale startup conference in Russia and the CIS countries for technology entrepreneurs, organized by the Skolkovo Foundation in collaboration with the Foundation’s partners.

Startup Village is unique platform where startup founders and innovators meet successful entrepreneurs, investors, large technology corporations, and representatives of city administration to discuss technological trends, ideas, and the nurturing of the next generation of Russian entrepreneurs. This global event annually brings together thousands of participants from all over the world. Startup Village has a remarkably inclusive and vibrant atmosphere: no division into guests and VIP guests, no closed sessions, no restricted areas, no dress code. In 2018, the conference will be held for the sixth time.

What is Startup Village?


Business program comprises of more than 150 interactive sessions that are dedicated to the analysis and discussion of technological trends, new markets, transformation of existing business models, and integration of breakthrough technologies in business practice. The format of the event encourages direct communication of the startups with the legends of technological entrepreneurship.


If you already have a completed product or a prototype, and your revenues are no less than RUB 1 mln, the Companies’ Competition is for you! The prize fund: RUB 5 mln for the 1st place; RUB 3 mln for the 2nd place; RUB 2 mln for the 3rd place. And, of course, a large pool of investors, venture funds, top managers of the leading global corporations as the jury, along with a large-scale PR campaign. If you have a brilliant idea but you are at the very beginning on the path of startups, we are waiting for you at the Early Stage Projects Competition — it is a great opportunity for you to win RUB 1 mln and receive a feedback from our experts and mentors.

Startup Bazaar

A project exhibition where young teams present their promising designs, ranging from prototypes to completed products. This year, more than 200 startups are taking part in Bazaar.

SUV Matchmaking

SUV Matchmaking is an appointment service, enabling the participants of the Startup Village to meet each other in a specially designated area. Thanks to Matchmaking, 1500 meetings of investors and startups were organized in 2017. This year it will be operating as well, so make sure to book a few appointments that might be life-changing!
5000 visitors
1500 startups
320 investors
150 journalists
200 semifinalists of the competition
8000 visitors
1700 startups
600 investors
213 journalists
250 semifinalists of the competition
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2000 startups
700 investors
400 journalists
323 semifinalists of the competition
650 applications for the competition
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4000 startups
800 investors
550 journalists
279 semifinalists of the competition
974 applications for the competition
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4500 startups
1000 investors
600 journalists
350 semifinalists of the competition
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