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October 16, 2018

MTS and Sberbank will cooperate to support and foster development of innovative technological projects in Russia. MTS accelerator MTS StartUp Hub joins Sberbank’s accelerator and 500 Startups, one of the largest American accelerators, to select promising startups and evaluate their potential to successfully launch a pilot project with a view to conclude a contract with one of the partners in the program.

MTS StartUp Hub will provide mentoring support to young teams structured around a series of meetings between experts and startup founders. MTS will be looking to engage those startups that have high potential for future investment.

Selected startups will get an opportunity to launch a pilot project with MTS, in order to test their products in real-life environment using the company’s resources. Those with positive results will then be considered for investment.

Applications are open until October 14, 2018. The program is focused on companies that already have a functioning product and first customers. We welcome applications from a wide range of business areas, in particular e-commerce, e-health, Lifestyle services, Cloud B2B and AdTech.

MTS StartUp Hub accelerator

MTS StartUp Hub accelerator was launched in March 2018 and is a cornerstone of MTS's interaction with young tech companies. The goal of the program is to intensively develop startup teams and prepare their product for piloting through a combination of mentoring, training and expert support. As part of the program’s first two cycles, approximately 600 teams from 13 countries applied for participation.

More information: https://startup.mts.ru/

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