Driving Russian innovations

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

Startup Village is a unique site where startup founders and innovators meet successful entrepreneurs, investors, large technology corporations and representatives of the authorities for discussion of technology trends, ideas and nurturing of a new generation of Russian entrepreneurs. This is a global event that annually brings together representatives of over 20 countries. Startup Village has special live communications atmosphere: no division into VIP guests, no closed sessions, no restricted areas, no dress code. In 2017, the conference will be held for the fifth time.

What is Startup Village?


The business programme includes approximately over 150 interactive sessions that are dedicated to studies of technology trends, formation of new markets, transformation of business models and integration of breakthrough technologies into business practice. The event format provides for open communication of startups with the legends of technology entrepreneurship and «first-hand» advice.


If you have a finished product or prototype, and your revenues are no less than RUB 1 mln, the Companies’ Competition is for you. 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, large-scale PR campaign.
If you have a brilliant idea but you are yet at the very beginning of your way, we are waiting for you at the Ideas Competition. It represents an opportunity to win RUB 1 mln and obtain feedback from our experts and mentors.

Startup Bazaar

An exhibition of projects within the framework of which young teams present advanced Russian developments from prototypes to finished products. This year, about 150 startups are taking part in the exhibition.

SUV Matchmaking

SUV Matchmaking meeting appointment service (with the help of which 578 meetings between investors and startups were organised in 2016 at the site) will be operating this year, as well. There is a dedicated area for meetings.
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
12000 visitors
2000 startups
700 investors
400 journalists
323 semifinalists of the competition
650 applications for the competition
20000 visitors
4000 startups
800 investors
550 journalists
279 semifinalists of the competition
974 applications for the competition