The project is co-financed by the Governments of the Czech Republic,
Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable
regional cooperation in Central Europe.

About the Project

The project focuses on creating cross-border platform to connect startups with investors and a tool-kit to help them launch markets in the other V4 countries. It is crucial to detect and support high potential start-ups throughout their journey to scaling up. As the long-term result of the project the strong Visegrad startup ecosystem shall appear on the radar of international high-tech investors.

 

PROJECT MILESTONES

Startup scouting

12 pre-seed or seed startups from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia will we selected for the program.

Bootcamps with VCs

Selected by local partners startups will enjoy online exercises. 1-to-1 and
1-to-all sessions, and meet-ups with pitches and VCs lectures. 

Webinars Library

The webinar library with 24 lectures and key-notes recorded during the meet-up as well as the exercises path will be created.

PROJECT LEADING ORGANIZATION

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The Startup Hub Poland Foundation is a startup support organization has 8 years of experience in the area of identifying, developing, and linking valuable high-tech projects with investors. 

Within the last few years, the organization run acceleration programs focused not only on the Polish startups but also deep-tech innovations from the CEE region such as Startup Hub Warsaw (2016 and 17) – acceleration program for City of Warsaw; KYIV Tech HUB (2017 and 18) – networking program in Ukraine; Incredibles ‘18 (2018) – startup acceleration operating of for Kulczyk Investments; Poland Prize (2018 – 2019) – acceleration program for 26 foreign startups selected from 65 countries;  Startup League (2018 – 2020) – acceleration for socially impactful startups from Mazovia voivodeship.

Startup Hub Poland acts to create a strong startup ecosystem in the CEE region by building the community of disruptive technologies where corporate and public organizations are involved. SHP long term strategy is promote CEE as a vivid source of high-tech pipeline as well as to connect startups with international investors.

PARTNERS OF THE PROJECT

AI Startup Incubator is an organization that has been creating and maintaining a unique AI ecosystem in the Czech Republic. They work closely with AI startups by offering them Investment, Mentoring, AI technical expertise, Product & Business development, and Access to experts with international experience, project and financial management during tailored 12 months incubation program. The organization also cooperates with AI industry-relevant universities and collaborate with all companies and institutions sharing the same ideas they have – to empower entrepreneurs. They aim to establish cross-border and meaningful cooperation with the most diligent and legit players in the CEE startup ecosystem to help innovative entrepreneurs succeed

CEU iLab is the startup incubator of Central European University (CEU), an internationally recognized, private institution of graduate education accredited in the United States, Austria, and Hungary. It was established in 2016 with the intention to create economic opportunity in Hungary and the Central and Eastern European region by nurturing a culture of entrepreneurship. CEU iLab was voted Hungary’s best incubator at the Central European Startup Awards. What makes CEU iLab unique is the synergy it creates between academia and business providing a world-class educational and research background and building on a huge global university network and a 15.000-count alumni-base worldwide.

CIVITTA  is the leading management consultancy across the Baltics and Eastern Europe. As a partner from Slovakia they will support us with the significant experience and background in research commercialization, start-up support and creative industries. CIVITTA Slovakia is also one of the Central European leaders in providing consulting services for research, development, technology transfer, and commercialization.

Project coordinator:

Paulina Brym-Ciuba
Startup Hub Poland

E-mail: paulina.brym@startuphub.pl

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