YaCurier+500 Startups+Sberbank

YaCurier+500 Startups+Sberbank

Accelerator 500 Startups and Sberbank is a program for technology entrepreneurs based on the expertise and experience of one of the most powerful venture and IT business teams in the world. During 10 weeks, experts from Russia and abroad will help you develop the product and improve your brand positioning.

Accelerator 500 Startups and Sberbank is a program for technology entrepreneurs based on the expertise and experience of one of the most powerful venture and IT business teams in the world. During 10 weeks, experts from Russia and abroad will help you develop the product and improve your brand positioning.

The partner of the program, 500 Startups, is one of the most famous accelerators that entrepreneurs from all over the world dream of getting into. The company has invested in more than 2000 startups from 60 countries. Portfolio projects are provided:
– a startup for creating 3D printers MakerBot;
– international social network for designers Behance;
– the largest Asian taxi order service Grab;
– social network 9Gag;
– TalkDesk cloud provider;
– a free service that enables to determine your own credit rating and get tips on improving your financial situation – Credit Karma;YaCurier+500 Startups+Sberbank
– Simple online bank;
– Twilio, a web-based telephony service developer, published at an IPO (during an IPO, was valued at more than $ 1 billion).

Programme will include two parts:
The main acceleration will be held in Moscow, then the best teams will go to Silicon Valley to present their products to foreign investors and potential partners.

We are doing a project which can be scaled. I’d recommend not to do business at all if it can’t operate at least across Russia. Here’s a tip, any Saas has this solution.
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How to make money not to bury the story. I’ve pointed out two ways for myself: attraction of investments and copying, i.e. franchise.
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You must clearly understand that you can do it only when you’ve confirmed the market.
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We chose both of them. However I’d like to emphasize that we got to the top 30 among 1500 projects and we will have an internal accelerator from Sberbank and 500 startups (for those who are not aware of, it is one of the world’s best accelerators)
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The next 3 months we’re going to spend in Moscow to gain top managers’ experience from the best companies, hoping that Yacurier will show good results. And we’ll be the 7 of the best who will be heading straight to Silicon Valley!!!
YaCurier+500 Startups+Sberbank.
I hope not to mess up and write about this event from the inside. And how are we going to dispose of not yet received 10 million in the form of a convertible loan.

WEEK 1
It’s an awesome place typiсally a start-up attitude with foreign mentors and communication in English! Training is held twice a week.They will tell about metrics, focus, finding growth points. The rest of the time you spend testing hypotheses and communicating with trackers.
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Сomparing to FRIA, where you are chased and checked every week, here everything operates on the principle of all-you can-choose “buffet”. It’s up to you whether to take it or not. .
As one of the American 500 Startups graduates said: “Cooperate with other projects, only they will give the most relevant information.” And you know what, it works!
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There are more awesome news to tell you later. #sber500startups

WEEK 2
New week, new pitchers. Pros in sales,marketing and skills in values have arrived. Monday-lectures, mid-week – small groups and finding more on sensitive issues. Friday – report on the results.
Wednesday – buffet and meeting with bank partners: Yandex Market / Money, Magnit, Auchan, Severstal, Mts, etc. Total 30 seconds pitch, then communication for 10 minutes like speed dating . The day before, they gave us an insight that Magnit and Yandex Market are interested in us. After discussion we are expecting an informal setting metting. Actually, we count on the pilot version.
YaCurier, we must become partners not only because of the name) #esketit

WEEK 3
During the first week I was quite sceptical towards the accelerator platform. Although it’s worth listening to speakers with international experience all over the world. Then we had workshops in small groups on selected topics. Afterwards you talk in private. But still I had a feeling that “behind -the-bump tourist is not up-to-date with current labour market in Russia and also his responds resulted in theory that you already know.
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But after a while you realise that your surrounding helps to build up your puzzle, called startup, more rapidly and here you are with its main part and the entire perimeter. You become focused, concentrated and know How to do things!
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So that’s what I call a development pill. You work 12 hours a day in a closed environment with a high percentage of intelligent people, who are eager to provide you with everything: expertise, experience, cases, insiders. You get rid of the superfluous and your result is increasing.