ABOUT M.E.S.Tech
ABOUT PULSAR

Pulsar MES Accelerator helps startups from Eastern Europe and Middle Asia whose idea, project or business connected with media, entertainment and sport technologies (M.E.S.TECH) and have ambitious plans and good prospects for international growth.

Our main tasks are to build a network of communications between high-tech launches from the M.E.S.TECH sector, introduce them to most valuable people in the industry, provide mentoring assistance in the development of your company and the most important - make the company a leader in the international market.

Pulsar Venture Capital (Pulsar VC) is an international early-stage venture capital fund and startup acceleration program with a main office in Kazan (Russia) and presence in Dublin (Ireland), Silicon Valley (USA), Dubai (UAE) and Singapore.

Pulsar VC invests in early-stage startups with global and cross-regional opportunities focusing on disruptive companies in blockchain/cryptocurrency, IT, hardware, and advanced materials.

Pulsar VC runs an International Acceleration program that is rated #1 in Russia in 2016/2017 by UBI Global. The program attracts top notch companies from Eastern Europe where Pulsar VC provides seed funding and extensive support with business development and fundraising from industry experts, mentors, advisors and investors.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

You are welcome if your product or solution is
  • Connected with Media, Entertainment or Sport industries
  • Disruptive and Innovative
  • Have a good and cohesive team
  • Promising and aimed to scale worldwide

Particular attention will be paid to projects that are developing
in the following areas:

  • eSport
  • V/A/M-R tech or other hi-end solutions
  • Software for analysis of sports events
  • Music sphere, i.e. streaming, marketplace, etc.
  • Tools for increasing effectiveness of advertising in the media space
  • eTourism solutions
  • Entertainment content creation and co-creation

WHAT OUR ACCELERATION PROGRAM IS?

1

12 weeks of intensive development of your startup

You will get access to the best practice of product and business development, market strategy, PR and communications, etc. With our experts you will improve your business plan and a full setup of business documents and legal framework

2

The opportunity to establish contact with the global industry

Our partners will give you a quality feedback on your questions. You will establish contacts with entrepreneurs and corporations in your area of business in order to extend your network and improve business experience

3

Determining your business scaling and grows vision in the future

Our team will crystallize the vision of your business development for next two-five year. By the way the business is not only having brilliant strategy its also well defined tactic and step-by-step action plan

4

Access to capital

You will be able to present your business to our investors network at the Demo Day and in face-to-face meetings with VC’s

5

Benefits of developing business with international accelerator

You will be able to present your business to our investors network at the Demo Day and in face-to-face meetings with VC’s

6

Live your "Passion"

Regular knowledge-sharing session, different events and ready to help the team interested in your success

7

60 000$ of initial investments for 5-25% of equity

for the Top-5 selected startups after acceleration process

8

Success story

With us you will realize a dream. Go Global and Win!

TIMELINE

Bunch 2018 - Spring-Summer (#1)

2018

January 22

Application Submissions

(>100 participants)

March 22

March 23

Review And Interviews with applicants

(up to 50 participants)

March 31

April 1

Series of getting-ready-bootcamps

(up to 15 participants)

April 15

April 18

15 selected start-ups will be invited to pitch at the selection day for pulsar vc accelerator program 2018 in kazan (Russia)

(up to 5 participants)

April 19

WHAT IS “GETTING-READY BOOTCAMPS”?

Based on review process we finalize the short list of applicants and invite selected companies to pass through two days business training intensive in order to strengthen their business presentations and prepare for a pitching on the Pulsar VC Selection Day.

HOW WE MAKE REVIEW:

Based on information you provide us during application process we evaluate applicants’ documentation based on the following criteria:

Criteria Description Score

1

20%

Area of your business

We evaluate the potential of your business within M.E.S.TECH area

2

20%

Product Description

Innovativeness and relevance of your business idea to solve the customer problem

3

20%

Finance

Bussiness model and monetization approach. Sales and marketing plans. Cost structure. Financial forecust

4

20%

Team

Relevance to your business idea and product. What are their strengths? Do you have anough passion and experience to develop this business?

5

20%

Competitors

Understanding of competition. Disruption potential of your product/solution.

WHAT WE OFFER TO ACCEPTED STARTUPS:

Funding

Investment to develop your product and business

Expert advisory

Strategy, Business Development, Marketing, PR and Social Community Management, IP strategy development

Investors and Advisors Network

Introductions to investors and experts in the M.E.S.TECH ecosystem

Technological assistance

Help your business to stay on the cutting edge of technology

Internationalization

Participation in 2 international events of Media, Entertainment & Sport industries (WebSummit in EU, RISE in China)

Growing

Ability to grow your startup in world wide and becoming as the most valuable company in your field

FUNDING SCHEME AND STRUCTURE:

Total Investment

CASH INVESTMENT

First $20 000 during the first month of AP

Last $15 000 after acceleration program goal achieving and reaching KPI targets

AP services

Travel & accommodation, expert and mentor fees, management fees, legal & financial support - cost of the program

* Accelerator gets the company equity of $60 000 ($35 000 + $25 000)

ACCELERATION DETAILS

3-6 months program

(depends on the applicant’s business specific)

During acceleration program we will have following meetings and sessions :

1. Biweekly Status Meeting (obligatory for all AP participants) - to share the status of business development and useful knowledge, insight and challenges
2. Business training sessions - for aquiring knowledge and business development tools from acceleration program experts
3. Individual meetings - to discuss your achievements and difficulties and find the solutions how to improve your qrowth .

team

Pavel Korolev

Managing Partner, Founder (Russia)

Leonard Grayver

Partner (USA)

Dmitry Shaposhnikov

Investment Director, Head Acceleration Program (Russia)

Sergei Mitrofanov

Investment Director, Portfolio Business Development and Branding (Russia)

Gadir Shiraliyev

Investment Director, IR & Corporate Relationships (Russia)

Vladislav Tkachuk

Head of M.E.S.TECH Acceleration Program (Russia)

Ilia Karas

Investment Director, Portfolio Product Development

ADVISORS

Marvin Liao

500 Startups, SV (USA)

Jeffrey Paine

Golden Gate Ventures (Singapore)

Eamonn Sayers

GEC, Dublin (Ireland)

CURRENT PORTFOLIO

BeTrip

Mouse

10tracks

PULSAR NETWORK AND COMMUNITY

Brainstorming

Participants will collaborate with other peers and experts to generate new ideas and optimize their business model and token utilization

Best Practices

Startups share their experience with each other to help improve the business model, positioning, marketing and communications

Expand Network

Participants will meet many new founders, experts, investors and key players in the MES ecosystem from different countries

Acceleration program assistants

Advisers from among strategic partners in the future help you better understand industry. Startups are always able to ask questions, share ideas and get pieces of advice from Pulsar VC mentor

Partners