Accelerator #inspiRUSSIA – is a successful continuation and a result of the program #inspirASIA, which was established one year ago by Life.SREDA team in Singapore. Also Life.SREDA represents annual research Money of the Future and has specialized blog FintechRanking.

The first batch of graduated projects (SoftPay – Vietnam / mPOS APAC leader; Ayannah – Philippines / Remittance; YoloPay – Singapore / PFM; Fastacash – Singapore / Payments ), Lenddo (Philippines / Scoring APAC leader) helped us shape the model and existing structure as well as bring the most impactful cases and practicies into the educational package for #InspiRUSSIA

Life.SREDA offer isn't limited only with investments. Team #InspiRUSSIA in collaboration with TFB Bank are launching TFBA to help projects turn into big, global businesses. We offer a well structured training programme and constant mentoring from Life.SREDA VC experts & mentors including: Chris Skinner, Vladislav Solodkiy, David M. Brear, Thomas Labenbacher, Matthias Kröner.

#InspiRUSSIA and TFBA also offer functional support: legal and financial assistance; development of strategy and vision; business modelling; global market expansion; analytics and research; marketing & PR assistance.

Free office spaces located in the IT capital of Russia – Innopolis City!

  • Blockchain
  • Big data
  • Insurtech
  • Scoring
  • Security
  • Banktech
  • AI
  • Bots
  • Bank as a service
  • Enterprise Software
  • E-commerce


September, 17-18, Innopolis city
* — Hacking – creative approach towards cracking technical cases

Goal - This interdisciplinary venue is open-ended and supposed to bring together engineers, business students, designers, creators and entrepreneurs. With a focus on financial technologies and support from Microsoft, Life.SREDA and industry professionals, it's your turn to produce creative solutions. All hackathon participants get free admission and are strongly encouraged to attend

Format – 2 days of intensive and organized event dedicated to solve industry - related issues, followed by a party and networking gala.

Features – Pool of industry professionals, gifts from industry leaders (Microsoft, banks, etc), pool of industry rookies who wish to join your dream team, chance to pitch in Singapore, crowd funding options, barbeque and drinks


Saturday, 17 September

Transfer from Kazan to Innopolis.

10:00 — 10:30     Registration + welcome coffee

10:30 — 11:45     Opening ceremony, Maxim Avdeev’s word

  • Microsoft & Blockchain – Introduction to Blockchain & Azure
  • Demo Setup Ethereum (Azure and local machine)
  • Demo coding a (simple) Smart Contract

11:45 — 12:45     Ideas presentation

  •   Pitches

12:45 — 13:30     Team introfuction & meetings

13:30 - 16:00    Start coding

16:00 — 17:00    Lectures from top experts, Life.SREDA, Innopolis, Microsoft — Brainstorming and Whiteboarding the PoC solution / Plan activities / Teams

19:00 — 20:00    Dinner and activities

22:00    Redbull и Pizza.

Midway progress pitch

Sunday, 18 September

10:00    Morning checkpoint

11:00 — 11:30    Masterclass on presenting and pitching

11:30 — 13:30    Presentation preparation by teams

13:30 — 14:30     End of coding/development

14:30 — 17:00     Presentations

17:00 — 17:30     Judging committee

17:30 — 18:00     Gala and closing ceremony

18:00 — 20:00     Afterparty

Partners & Friends



  • 1 B.
    rubles of private donations
  • 13
    labs of breaking IT-researches
  • 14
    partner-universities with leading positions in global rankings
  • 352
    students started studying in 2015
  • 100%
    alumnus work in leading IT-companies or engaged in breaking researches


LIfe.SREDA VC and its partners

  • Chris Skinner
    Independent commentator on the financial markets and fintech, author of the bestselling book “Digital Bank” & “ValueWeb”, contributor to BBC News, Sky News, CNBC and Bloomberg and was voted one of the most influential people in banking.
  • Vladislav Solodkiy
    Globally known fintech expert and evangelist, ranked in TOP35 global fintech leaders Founder and CEO of leading non-corporate global fintech fund Life.SREDA VC. Previously served 6 years as top executive for leading banks and telcos in CIS
  • David M. Brear
    David is the Chief Thinker at Think Different Group. He is a FinTech Strategist, Speaker, Scholar & Writer who is continually voted as one of the most popular business and FinTech influencers. He spends his time these days helping banks,regulators & governments be better.
  • Thomas Labenbacher
    Thomas Labenbacher is a Financial Services expert, a serial Financial Services entrepreneur and business angel. He has founded and built several global companies in banking, payment, wallet and recently a company dealing with digital values and the Blockchain.
  • Matthias Kröner
    Matthias is the CEO of Fidor Bank AG. His responsibilities within Fidor Bank AG include strategic- and business development, investor- and public as well as blogger-relations, corporate communications, retail customer group within local markets (currently Germany and Russia).

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