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Biggest Russian startup expedition Startup Sabantuy is coming to Dubai!

The application period is opened.


Under patronage of Russian Business Council, the biggest Russian startup expedition Startup Sabantuy is coming to Dubai.

Startup Sabantuy is initiated by the most effective High Technology Park in the Russian Federation called IT-park. It was based 5 years ago in the city of Kazan and few years later in Naberezhnye Chelny, Republic of Tatarstan.

Startup Sabantuy is the international expedition held by IT-park which is aimed to find ambitious technological startups.

Participation is free, registration is required at

Startup Sabantuy is held fourth time and this year the team of expedition will visit 10 Russian cities (Saratov, Izhevsk, Samara, Ufa, Yaroslavl, Krasnoyarsk, Krasnodar, Irkutsk, Chelyabinsk, Petrozavodsk) and 3 foreign countries (The United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Serbia).

Startup Sabantuy is looking for: SaaS & smart cloud, new mobile services and applications, cloud technologies, e-commerce, management and storage of data, corporate and user software, gaming services.

Startup Sabantuy is supported by: RVC fund, Kama Flow, Runa Capital, LETA Capital, Rostelecom, Navigator Found, Russian Business Council in Dubai, Business Emirates, and

During the expedition the team of Startup Sabantuy in collaboration with the experts of venture funds will work with the projects providing valuable feedback and mentor support. After what 25 the most promising projects will be selected. These projects will have a chance to participate in Sabantuy CEO CAMP acceleration program, which will be held at IT-park in Naberezhnye Chelny. The program will allow startup founders to gain practical skills which are required for successful operation in technological market.

In addition, all participants of Startup Sabantuy expedition will get a chance to undergo GenerationS pre-acceleration program organized by RVC fund without preliminary selection.

The final step of Startup Sabantuy (Demo Day) will be held on 11th of July, 2015 when selected startups will present their projects to major investors.



High Technology Park IT-Park in Kazan and Naberezhnye Chelny is recognized as the most effective Technopark in Russia. 157 companies currently work here. The infrastructure of IT-park includes IT-academy, data-center, business incubator, coworking, hotel, and restaurant. The business incubator of IT-park is the biggest in Russia (total area is 3 thousand sq.m.). The range of business incubator ` s residents became successful IT-companies such as Eidos, Avtodoria, Sprut technology and others.


Government fund established in 2006. The mission of the fund is to encourage Russia’s own VC industry and boost capital of VC funds.


Federal accelerator and contest for technological startups hosted by RVC since 2013.

RIS Ventures is a partnership of investors, CEOs and founders of technology companies. The company provides tools and instruments for the development of technology businesses. The clients of RIS Ventures are Kaspersky Lab, Abbyy, Quest Software, Softline and other IT companies. RIS Ventures developed and held startup acceleration and development programs for IT-park, Ingria Business Incubator, IIDF and ITMO University.

The Cribb

The Cribb is a business incubator where innovative startups from around the world work side by side in an exciting and creative environment! The Cribb offers complete entrepreneurial resources, meeting and event space, a training facility, a computer lab, a cafe, and a lounge, all of which encourage networking and fun as well as work. The Cribb aims to help young innovators develop their business ideas in support of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Dubai. In addition to hosting entrepreneurs from the community, The Cribb is home to the TURN8 Startup Accelerator program, i360 Accelerator as well as couple of international brands such as Tripadvisor, Profusion, Pressella, International Award. Visit or call +971 4 319 7645 for membership information.


TURN8 is a program launched by DP World to foster a global entrepreneurial and innovation culture in the UAE. The aim is to inject entrepreneurial know-how and accelerate commercialise-able ideas to market. This revolutionary program strategically scouts for early stage ideas and concepts from around the world that can be refined and brought to market through the TURN8 seed accelerator. Visit

Russian Business Council

Russian Business Council in Dubai and North Emirates (RBC) is a non-government organization, which represents interests of the Russian business community in the UAE and promotes international businesses within Russia. RBC has been founded in October 2009 and registered in September 2010 under the umbrella of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce with the approval of Government of Dubai and the Russian Embassy in the UAE. RBC is a dynamic, business focused member based organization that was established to support and promote business and investment opportunities between Russia and the Middle East.

Russian Emirates

«Russian Emirates» Publishing & Advertising Company was founded in Dubai in May 2004 on the base of the similarly named website created in 2001. At present, the Company consists of Russian Emirates Publishing House, which publishes three best magazines in Russian language. Based in the UAE and works in cooperation with Russia and other former Soviet Union Republics, «Russian Emirates» holds leading positions in the Russian-speaking media market.


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