Skoltech
Triple Point

Have a
startup idea?

Participate and win the prize!
Skoltech Triple Point is the first Russian student-led entrepreneurial challenge similar to MIT$100K (MIT) and Tiger Launch (Princeton).

In tight collaboration with MIT, we launch a yearly series of three competitions, each targeted to the specific stage of Skoltech students' startups and with the corresponding prize funds provided by our sponsors. The prizes are really prizes, so no company stake or any other tie for the winners.
the total yearly prize fund is up to 17.5 M RUB
17.5M
at least 10 renowned mentors from academia, industry, and business
10+
at least 100 hrs of mentoring for participants
100


Experience sharing: lectures and insights from the industry top experts
Networking: opportunity to meet industry leaders, VCs, and potential customers
Skoltech Support: PR, prototyping, operations, and legal help
Win the grand prize: Up to ₽4M rubles of no-dilution money!
Get more info about Skoltech Triple Point
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Skoltech Triple Point challenge includes three distinct competitions — each one is targeting startups on a particular level of development:
PITCH: it is enough to have just an idea and be able to pitch it

ACCELERATE is organized for startups, which have entered (or are ready to enter) the business model validation process with an MVP version of a product.

LAUNCH is intended to support Seed-level startups, i.e., which are ready to enter the market with almost functional products and validated (at least, partly) their business model.
  • A 90-second video about your startup idea to apply for participation
  • No slides, videos, charts, or any other visual materials. Just you and your pitch.
  • A product may be in the form of a prototype, description, or any other form of an MVP.

  • Firstly, applications get a quality assessment by the organizing committee
  • Secondly, they are assessed by the external jury members, and from 10 to 20 finalists are selected
  • Thirdly, finalists present their ideas to the panel of judges at the public live (online or offline) event and answer their questions
  • The applications are assessed according to the pitch quality, clarity of a problem, clarity of a solution and value, potential viability.
  • The application should comply with the general program rules
  • Prizes (up to): 1st - ₽400k, 2nd - ₽250k, 3rd - ₽100k, audience award - 50k

  • Deadline for submission: November 8, 2021
  • Finalists will be selected before: November 18, 2021
  • The date of the finals: November 29, 2021
  • A 3-min showcase presentation (video+presentation, here is the example) about your startup to apply for participation
  • A product should be partly functional and may be tested among potential users

  • Firstly, applications get a quality assessment by the organizing committee
  • Secondly, they are assessed by the external jury members, and from 5 to 10 finalists are selected. The finalists get assigned a business development mentor to accelerate the business model creation and validation
  • Thirdly, finalists present their showcases to the panel of jury at the public live (online or offline) event and answer to their questions
  • The applications are assessed according to the clarity of the problem, clarity and potential viability of the solution (MVP), clarity of the business model, and commercial potential. During the finals, the judges will also assess the traction you made during the acceleration part of the competition
  • The application should comply with the general program rules
  • Prizes (up to): 1st - ₽2M, 2nd - ₽1.3M, 3rd - ₽700k

  • Submissions open: January 13, 2022
  • Deadline for submission: February11, 2022
  • Finalists will be selected before: February 25, 2022
  • The date of the finals: March 18, 2022

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  • A business presentation describing key business model aspects and traction of a startup
  • A product should be mainly functional and ready to be distributed among potential customers

  • Firstly, the applications get a quality assessment by the organizing committee
  • Secondly, they are assessed by the external jury members, and from 5 to 8 finalists are selected
  • Thirdly, finalists present their startups to the panel of jury at the public live (online or offline) event and answer to their questions
  • The applications are assessed according to the presentation quality, level of business model validation, and the level of a product readiness
  • The application should comply with the general program rules
  • Prizes (up to): 1st - ₽4M, 2nd - ₽3M, 3rd - ₽1M

  • Submissions open: April 1, 2022
  • Deadline for submission: June 3, 2022
  • Finalists will be selected before: June 10, 2022
  • The date of the finals: June17, 2022

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Skoltech Triple Point is the condition of particular heat and outside pressure when the team tends to coexist simultaneously in three states of Science, Technology, and Entrepreneurship

invented by Semyon Fast, Skoltech Alumnus


I am a committed supporter of the Skoltech Triple Point initiative in enhancing the entrepreneurial environment. I would be very happy to assist the project leaders in any way appropriate in terms of judging or mentoring
Stuart Lawson
Member of the Board of Directors of Skolkovo Ventures,
EY Senior Advisor, RBCC Board Member
April 13, 2021
I believe that initiatives of this kind are good and need to further develop entrepreneurial ecosystem in Moscow and Russia. I think the partnership between MIT and Skoltech is an excellent base for building successful competition of this kind. I strongly support this effort and hope to participate as a mentor and jury member.
Vitaly Polekhin
President of the International Investor Organization INVESTORO, Chairman of the International Cooperation Committee of EBAN, Investor of Delivery Club
May 5, 2021
All the biggest companies started from a very small. And all of their founders took the first, most important step in the beginning. Do it yourself! Without the first step, nothing will work
Alexander Gornyi
Сo-founder of United Investors
September 13, 2021
meet our judges
Fedor Antonov
Ph.D. Skoltech Alumnus
CEO and Founder at Anisoprint - manufacturer and developer of composite 3D printers
Dmitry Vasilev
M.Sc. Skoltech Alumnus
Engineer and co-founder of Karfidov Lab: Russia's top industrial design company
Vahe Taamazyan
M.Sc. Skoltech Alumnus
Co-founder and CEO @ Sizolution,
Co-founder @ Freestylo
Adeniyi Adebayo
M.Sc. Skoltech Alumnus
Director for Africa, Yango (Yandex.Taxi)
Cofounder, ProctorEdu & Geeklama Inc.
Konstantin Gnyp
M.Sc. Skoltech Alumnus
Senior Associate at Runa Capital (Central and Eastern Europe, B2B SaaS)
Usef Hesuani
Managing Partner at 3D Bioprinting Solutions
Alexey Trashcheev
CEO at "Sintez" LLC
Christina Chase
Professor of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Douglas Hart
Professor of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Simon Bradley

Founder & CEO of Percent-Edge
Maximilian Rapp
Head of Innovation Management & Co-Creation Consulting EY in Europe West
Adjunct Professor Skoltech and International University of Monaco
Nikolai Persiianov
Managing partner/CEO HIC Capital Group, member of the Youth financial league
Laurent Monod
Managing Director at Corecam Family Office
George Goognin
Fintech Startup Expert, Founder at Karma investment platform, founder at Evita web3 private markets investment vehicle
Vitaly Polekhin
President of the International Investor Organization INVESTORO, Chairman of the International Cooperation Committee of EBAN, Investor of Delivery Club
Oleg Shipitko
M.Sc. Skoltech Alumnus
CTO of Evocargo, the company providing innovative logistics services on autonomous electric vehicles developed and produced by the company.
Alexander Martynov
Ph.D. Skoltech Alumnus
Head of Bio-IT at RBV Capital
Kendrick White
Founder and CEO of Marchmont Capital Partners
Stanislav Kolesnichenko
Managing Partner at Skolkovo Ventures
Nikita Rodichenko
M.Sc. Skoltech Alumnus
CTO of Tsuru Robotics
Maria Zhilyaeva
Ph.D. Skoltech Alumnus
Geeklama co-founder
Denis Kalyshkin
Investment Director of I2BF Global Ventures, 7+ years of investment in Vertical SaaS, community organizer Ask VC (ask-vc.ru), MIPT 2009 graduate.

Alexey Marakhin

M.Sc. Skoltech Alumnus
Co-founder and COO of Phystech.Genesis hackathon provider
MIPT, Skoltech graduate
Keen on marketing and building business processes
Dmitriy Zborovskiy
Vice President Data&AI at Sbermarket,
MIPT alumni,
ex McKinsey Consultant, ex Yandex Head of PMO
how to participate
1
Prepare
We recommend to start with reading the rules of the Skoltech Triple Point challenge, checking the MIT$100K website, and watching some of their previous competitions
2
Describe
Explain your idea/startup in the format needed for a competition you'd like to apply. E.g., if you are going to participate in PITCH, prepare a 90-sec oral presentation without slides or any other visual material. Test it with you comrades and rework if needed
3
Apply
Fill the form below and wait for our reply. You have two attempts to apply: after the first tryout, we provide you the recommendations for improvement (if needed) and the next submission will be counted as the final. Have doubts? Leave us your email and get more info from the organizing team
4
Participate
Be selected for the finals by our external judges and be ready to pitch during the live event
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to the ACCELERATE competition
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FAQ
Do I have to participate in all competitions sequentially?
No. All competitions are targeted to the particular levels of students' startups and do not require participation in the sequential order. For example, if you've already started to develop the product and test your business model, you may apply to ACCELERATE competition without participating in the PITCH one.
Is it for Skoltech
students only?
No. Any Russian startup project with at least one actual Skoltech student as a decision-making team member is eligible to participate.
Should I give something in return
for a prize in case of winning?
No. The prizes are no-dilution meaning that they do not dilute your company's stakeholders' shares. So, by this meaning they can be called "free," and no one will ask you to give them back or provide a company share. The only thing we would ask you is to spend them accurately and according to the very flexible and low-bureaucracy Agreement of participation, which you will need to sign in order to participate in finals.
On which things can we
spend the prizes?
In general, on everything related to the startup project, i.e., marketing and PR activities, salaries, team-building events, and startup-related appliances. The detailed list of the available expenditures will be provided in the Agreement of participation, which you will need to sign in order to participate in finals.
Do I have to provide any license to Skoltech
in the case of winning?
We do not regulate any IP-related affairs. However, you should be sure that you are eligible to use the IP, on which your technology is based. For instance, if you team includes Skoltech employees, you should have a clear understanding of your related rights and obligations. In this case, we strongly recommend to consult with the Skoltech KTO.
What about
NDA?
We do not sign any NDAs because it does not make sense at this stage. In case of getting to the finals, please, be ready to provide few sentences about your project for the website and present your startup during a public live event.
I have an idea but have no team.
What should I do?
Submit your pitch and wait for the updates. We will organize team forming events for all participants. Also, you can join our Telegram chat and network with other interested students.
Is there any limitation related
to the size of the team?
No. The only thing you need to take into account is that one of your team members should be a current Skoltech student.
Meet Our Team
Cool guys who want
to help Skoltech startups grow:
Andrei Chemikhin
Skoltech Ph.D. Student
Co-managing Director
Arina Ivanova
Skoltech M.Sc. Student 
Co-managing Director
Maria Korneva
Skoltech Ph.D. Student
Head of Application Processing
Katherine Alex Pakhomova
Skoltech Ph.D. Student
Jury & Mentors Communication Manager
Arsenii Chekalov
Skoltech M.Sc. Student
Marketing & Communications Manager
Artemy Tsirkulenko
Skoltech M.Sc. Student
Social Media Manager
We have various opportunities and great plans!
Alexey Cheremisin
Skoltech Project Leader
Maksim Malyy
Skoltech Project Coordinator
Elena Sokolova
Skoltech Innovations Ecosystem Development
Douglas Hart
MIT Project Leader
Christina Chase
MIT co-Project Leader
Join the Skoltech Triple Point managing student team! 
Leave us your email and we will contact you soon to discuss the possible opportunities for you as a team member! Why to join:

  1. Understand the entrepreneurial industry from a different perspective
  2. Develop your professional network
  3. Get a line in CV
  4. Become a part of the best rising entrepreneurial competition in Russia
  5. Advance your managerial skills