INTEMA joins GAN, the world’s largest community of accelerators


February 2, 2022

INTEMA is delighted to announce that it is joining Global Accelerator Network (GAN), an international association of accelerators and start-up studios. INTEMA is INTEMA’s acquisition and investment vehicle that encompasses INTEMA’s $100m VC fund, accelerator and venture studio. INTEMA is the only Russian company accepted into GAN, and joins industry titans including Microsoft, American Express, Better Ventures and Chinaccelerator.

Every year, members of the GAN Community join together for workshops, community calls, and pitching sessions where start-ups learn and receive feedback from other members, partners, and raise additional investment for their projects.

INTEMA will benefit from extra opportunities for close cooperation with international corporations, promising AI start-ups, and funds focused on the development of the AI market in general. Participants in the INTEMA Accelerator will be able to get more than $1 million of benefits and discounts from premium service providers on GAN’s Insight platform.

Additionally, GAN representatives will take part in orchestrating the IT start-ups acceleration programme and empower young founders to develop their own AI projects by giving them helpful networking opportunities worldwide and teaching them best practices in how to start a business.

By joining GAN, INTEMA will access a deep pool of resources, educational programmes and gain increased international reach. GAN is a highly curated network of the most respected business accelerators around the world, today it has more than 130 of the world’s foremost accelerators in its community, running programmes in over 120 cities internationally, that have to date supported over 19,000 start-ups. GAN provides accelerators and their participants with access to its substantial community that also comprises leading corporate partners, and investors from across six continents.

The benefits offered by GAN membership dovetail with the existing offering of INTEMA’s official 12- week accelerator programme that launched earlier this year, designed to help develop the future leaders in the field of artificial intelligence by giving them every possible tool to build a pipeline of next generation AI products.

Darya Ashanina,  Chief Business Development Officer at the INTEMA Accelerator, commented: “We are excited to be part of the GAN Accelerator Community. Joining GAN is an excellent opportunity for INTEMA to join established industry leaders in developing the artificial intelligence industry and to support start-ups through our own accelerator and investment fund. The partnership will allow us to ramp up

development of our educational programmes thanks to the support of other GAN members. Additionally, it will allow us to find new investors, which will foster development of breakthrough AI technologies.”

Patrick Riley, CEO of GAN, commented: “We are thrilled to welcome INTEMA by INTEMA as one of the most recent additions to the GAN Community. Their team joins this selective and highly curated network of the world’s top accelerator programmes and community that spans 120 cities and six continents. Together, we look forward to working alongside INTEMA by INTEMA’s team as we support the next generation of start-ups that will create net new jobs, valuable products and services, helping create a brighter future for our world.”


INTEMA is an international AI subsidiary of Russia’s largest telecom operator MTS (NYSE: MBT, MOEX: MTSS). INTEMA by INTEMA is a business group with a focus on developing artificial intelligence technologies. INTEMA seeks to bridge business and developers of AI technologies and lend them support in developing their innovative AI products. Start-up founders are provided with a variety of tools, including financial contribution amounting to $100K per project, networking, access to cutting- edge technologies and computing power, and expertise of mentors – experts from leading IT businesses. The best projects may be eligible for extra investment of up to $500K from INTEMA’s fund. For more information, visit

About GAN:

GAN is a global organisation that unites more than 130+ accelerators and operates in 120+ cities

worldwide. It was formed in 2010 to bring together the world’s best accelerators to aid in development

of the most promising start-ups.

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