Not one, but three teams won! In a crowdfunding campaign that received media support from Yummy United and the Skolkovo Foundation, the kids raised enough funds to make their projects a reality.
WINNERS ARE NAMED IN THE THINK BIG, START SMALL COMPETITION OF KIDS' IDEAS!
Sestroretsk, Russia
Please Do Not Feed!
Lytkarino, Russia
School Bike Park
Kudos to the winners and thanks to all entrants and finalists!
The teams will pitch their ideas at the Startup Village 2021 conference in Skolkovo on 25 May, and report on their project outputs at the Open Innovation 2021 forum in October.
These ideas will take flesh and they will change the world for the better. After all, all big things start out small!
Europea-Gorki Skating Park
Krasnodar, Russia
The Skolkovo Foundation and Yummy United, a company managed by kids, present the contest of children's startups Think Big, Start Small.
THINK BIG,
START SMALL
The project Think Big, Start Small gives children the  opportunity to  share their views on  solving adult problems, prove themselves and suggest ideas for  improving the  place they live in. The  best idea will receive funding and will be  implemented.
FROM A CHILD'S DREAM TO AN ADULT REALISATION
SELECTING FINALISTS AND ATTRACTING FUNDS
Following the  presentation, the  jury selected the finalists, and their ideas have already been posted on  a  crowdfunding platform with the  support of  Yummy United and the Skolkovo Foundation. The idea that attracts the largest amount of  funds will be  declared the winner of the  project and brought to  life.
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submitted projects short-listed
projects selected for final competition
THE JURY
Head of the Glazychev Chair of Territorial Development at the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, member of the Board of the Skolkovo International Gymnasium
Elena Zelentsova
Ekaterina
Morozova
Director, Open University Skolkovo
Maria Dokshina
CEO Boomstarter
Oleg Beriev
Co-founder Yummy United
Director of Business Development and Industrial Partners, Information Technology Cluster, Skolkovo Foundation
Sergei Dutov
CEO ANO Skolkovo Forum
Ekaterina Inozemtseva
Founder, CORE online learning platform
Anton Sazhin
Academic Director, Skysmart English
Anastasia Ekushevskaya
Co-founder Stayers PR agency
Sergei Bograd
Head of Event Management, Skolkovo Foundation
Elena Pugacheva
Director, Department of Child and Youth Development, Young Professionals (WorldSkills Russia) Agency for the Development of Professional Communities and Skilled Workforce
Eugenia Kozhevnikova
Director of PR and Marketing, Sberbank Charitable Foundation Investment to the Future
Olga Tsukanova
Head of Programmes, Young Professionals Focus Area
Ekaterina Pustynskaya
Tatyana Stepanova
Director of Marketing, Perekryostok retail chain
Acceleration Director, Electric Power Focus Area, Energy-Efficient Technologies Cluster, Skolkovo Foundation
Anton Skibin
Executive Director Inc. Russia
Viktor Moshkin
MENTORS
Alexander Sementsov
Founder and CEO Junior Projects

Alexander Senkevich
CEO Respublika LLC
Kirill Zhanaidarov
Head of the Department of Transport, Skolkovo Foundation
Head of Russian Representative Office, TAU Industries
Sergei Tsvetkov
Head of the Department of Social and Education Policy, Skolkovo Foundation
Anastasia Zelenova
Director of Advertising, Dnevnik.ru
Ksenia Titova
CPO MAXIMUM Education company
Andrei Nikonov
Director of External Communications, MAXIMUM Education company
Lyudmila Kevdina
Head of Education Path, MAXIMUM Education company
Maksim Kosenko
Head of Operations, MAXIMUM Education company
Dmitry Moskalenko
Director of Academic Community Relations, Navigator Postupleniya portal
Alexander Khvostov
Yulia Yakovenko
Lead Manager for Resident Interoperation and Relations with Technology Companies at Technopark Skolkovo, Department of Sociocultural Development
Director of Development, IT-TSEKH
Tatyana Panina
Руководитель проекта Varwin Education
Александр Пикулев
Менеджер по развитию инфраструктуры Департамента социальной и образовательной политики Фонда «Сколково»
Николай Ржевский
Acceleration Director, Industry Focus Area, Energy-Efficient Technologies Cluster, Skolkovo Foundation
Alla Krysanova
Alexandra Danilova
Project Manager, The Mentor Academy
FINALISTS OF THE THINK BIG, START SMALL COMPETITION
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Otradnoe
Vladivostok
Votkinsk
Novokuznetsk
Odintsovo
Krasnodar
Krasnye Tkachi
Orenburg
Sestroretsk
Lytkarino
Podcast "New Construction Project. The Story Window"
JQ - Junior Questions chat bot
Sports for All (a sports ground for children with special health needs) Friendly Internet
Bookcase
Let's Build a Skating Park!
Live, Water Spring!
Sort Like a Pro!
Please Do Not Feed!
School Bike Park
City
Project
Kids see what adults don't notice, they ask the right questions and find interesting and unexpected answers.

Let's hear what they have to say.
The aim of the project is to solicit from kids and implement some ideas that would make life better in a particular locale, city, neighbourhood, community or village. It is tiny local changes that help to gradually change the entire world for the better.
Remember: any idea that helps to make the world better is a great idea that is worth your time and your energy! But don't you ever try to change the whole world at once! Start with what's around you, change what you know and understand; change where you live and do it for the people you live with.
THINK BIG,
START SMALL

STAGES OF THE COMPETITION
1
We solicit video bids from the kid teams
OCTOBER–JANUARY
2
We review the bids and draw up a project shortlist
JANUARY–FEBRUARY
3
The teams elaborate their ideas and prepare their project pitches with guidance from Skolkovo experts (mentors)
FEBRUARY
4
Presentations of the kids' startup projects are held, and we determine the finalists whose projects are to go on the crowdfunding platform.
MARCH
5
Crowdfunding
APRIL–MAY
6
The winner project is pitched at Startup Village 2021
MAY
7
The winner project gets implemented and the outputs are spotlighted
at the Open Innovations 2021 forum
JUNE–OCTOBER