Philtech Accelerator

Aging: technological solutions
to social issues


Philtech = philanthropy + technology
Do you want to create your own startup and solve social issues using technology? The Rybakov Foundation and the Higher School of Economics's Business Incubator are launching the third Philtech Accelerator for early-stage startups that offer scalable technological solutions to issues associated with aging.

Accepting applications until September 27, 2018


Philtech Accelerator

Aging: technological solutions
to social issues
Philtech = philanthropy + technology
Do you want to create your own startup and solve social issues using technology? The Rybakov Foundation and the Higher School of Economics's Business Incubator are launching the third Philtech Accelerator for early-stage startups that offer scalable technological solutions to issues associated with aging.

Accepting applications until September 27, 2018
The global population
is aging
In the third Philtech Accelerator we've gathered 21 teams with ideas how to use technologies to solve the social, economic, and cultural problems associated with aging. From 2015 to 2050, the number of people aged 60 and over will grow from 900 million to 2 billion and will increase from 12% to 22% of the general population. For the first time in history, most people will live at least 60 years. But are society, the economy, and our culture ready for these changes? People already face problems after fifty:
Work
Older workers have the desire to advance their careers or to start their own business, but do they have the necessary skills and knowledge?
Wealth
How do you accumulate money so as not to be impoverished when you are older, and how do you manage that accumulated capital?
Market
Demand from the older generation is growing, but is the market adapting to their needs?
Health
We are living longer, but will we feel healthy enough to enjoy it?
Relationships
Currently, most elderly people live alone. Do they have to live in nursing homes? How do they develop a social circle and find those who will care for them?
Recreation
Life expectancies are rising, but the retirement age is rising even faster. Does that mean you have to work until you die? How do you find time for yourself and your interests instead of waiting until retirement to relax?
Culture
Ageism and discrimination: there are more elderly than ever, and yet they continue to be marginalized — they do not get hired, movies are not made for them, and advertising avoids using images of the elderly. Is there no place for the elderly?
Why do you need Philtech-accelerator?
Validate your idea and develop your project's business model
Get a personal mentor and access to our community of mentors and experts
Get access to a unique educational program on developing a startup
Get to know investors and get the chance to pitch your project to them
Get access to resources (Amazon Web Services, coworking space, and invitations to industry events)
Boost your ability to package and present your product to investors, partners, and a wide audience
Become part of the large philtech community
What does the program entail?
Educational aspect: online courses, master classes, workshops
Experiments and sprints
Consulting and mentoring: a personal mentor, plus meetings with experts, mentors, and investors
Training sessions: coaching, brainstorming, and working on soft skills
Networking and partnerships: access to a network of experts and mentors — find the contacts your project needs
Pitches: regular presentations to potential partners, employees, and investors
The bulk of the Philtech Accelerator occurs remotely.
The Philtech Accelerator's stages
October 2018 – May 2019
Introductory workshop in Moscow
October 6–7
Converse with experts and with each other and immerse yourself in the accelerator (in-person participation)
First stage
October 8 – November 5
Converse with potential product users and validate your hypotheses regarding product demand (October 8–21, in-person participation)
Second stage
November 5 – January 15
Product creation (prototyping, developing, and testing the minimum viable product, aka MVP)
Third stage
January 15 – April 15
Preparing to launch the product on the market (testing promotional channels, product development, sales and marketing)
Final stage Demo Day in Moscow
End of April

Preparing and presenting the project to a broad audience: investors, journalists, and representatives from the non-profit and business sectors
Note: progressing to the next stage
is only possible based on your performance in the previous stage
Does the program cost?
Yes, the entire program costs 30 thousand rubles per team. Participation in the introductory workshop is free
The Philtech Accelerator is for you if:
You want to solve a social issue
IT is an inseparable part of your solution
Your solution is scalable
Your project is capable of becoming financially sustainable
Your team is ready to dedicate at least 20 hours a week to the accelerator program
You have a Russian-speaking team (no matter where you are located)
Accepting applications
until September 27, 2018
Organisators and partners
Заявка на участие в Philtech-акселераторе
Лидер
Имя
Фамилия
E-mail
Телефон
Город
Ваша основная сфера деятельности и профессиональный опыт (допустимо несколько вариантов):
Почему вы решили создать свой стартап?
Проект
Название проекта
Суть проекта в одном предложении
Стадия проекта:
Сайт проекта или ссылка на описание / презентацию
Аудитория вашего проекта (чью жизнь вы стараетесь улучшить)
Какую социальную проблему поможет решить ваш продукт?
Опишите, каким именно образом вы намерены решить социальную проблему вашей аудитории
Какие цифровые технологии вы используете в своем решении? (допустимо несколько вариантов):
Сколько человек в вашей команде?
Есть ли в вашей команде разработчик / IT-специалист?
Кто еще в команде, чем они занимаются, какой опыт?
Как вы планируете оценивать результат, измерять свой вклад в решение социальной проблемы? Если можете, предложите количественные или качественные показатели.
Чего вы ожидаете от участия в акселераторе?
Откуда вы узнали о программе? (Укажите, пожалуйста, из какого канала в соцсетях / СМИ / другого источника вы узнали о Philtech-акселераторе)
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