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.
The project goal is to enhance V4-Azerbaijan cooperation in the sphere of innovation by linking startup ecosystem players like innovation hubs, private investors, VCs and innovation-seaking corporations from the Visegrad Group (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) with the best Azerbaijani startups and innovators.
The project will also establish a new networking high-performing zone for partners and experts from the Visegrad Group and Azerbaijan: incubators, NGOs & universities.
For startupsthe Project has already offered 8 online Chapters (every chapter hosted 10 different teams from Azerbaijan) in V4 main tech-cities dedicated to startup education and Partners know-how sharing. 80 startups will now conclude their individual challenges. In spring 2023 selection committee will decide upon 20 startups which will participate in Semi Demo Day in Ganja. 8 chairs are already taken by winners of Regional Chapters. The on-site Project’s Grande Finale in Baku will take place in June 2023.
What an Azerbaijani startup can gain?
We all suffer the two blooming hubs for innovation – Azerbaijan and the Visegrad Group of 4 EU coutries – do not have a stronger bond. By circulating high-tech solutions authors, knowledge, good practices, networks, media attention, RnD opportunities and relations across Caucasian and Visegrad high-tech markets we want to make the V4 region an entry point for Caucasian startups towards the EU and international markets. For the first time ever startups and inovative organizations can meet VCs, accelerators, experts and insiders from V4 to benefit from all chances available there.
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Top Startups’ Catalogs
Chapter 8 (Kosice)
Chief Storytelling Officer
Managing Director at Accace
Investment Partner at Zero Gravity Capital
Partner at Voxwise, a Price strategy expert
Chapter 7 (Györ)
Co-Founder StartITup Győr and Founder/CEO ViddL
Mighty Millers CEO, seriel entrepreneur
Freelancer Blog founder, Brand & Business Development Strategist
Oneminute CEO, Cap table managment expert
Chapter 6 (Brno)
Director Consultant at BNI Global
Senior Project Manager at BNP Paribas Cardif
Google for Startups Lead Mentor
Head of AI Business, Partner @ Etnetera, AI Business Expert, AI & Deeptech Entrepreneur
Chapter 5 (Gdansk)
CEO Kreter, CEO Team Ukraine Love
Marketing and Communication Strategist
Organizational and Cultural Change Management
Chapter 4 (Bratislava)
Executive Director at Slovak Alliance for Innovation Economy
Investment Analyst at CB Investment Management
CEO & Co-founder Vacuum Group
Attorney At Law, Head of SK Desk at Sparring
Chapter 3 (Budapest)
Founder of Zorkoczy Law Office
Marketing Specialist, CEU InnovationsLab
Manager, CEU InnovationsLab
János Fabricius Ferke
Partner at CEE Bridge Partners
Chapter 2 (Prague)
Partner and Thought Leader at IdeaSense
CEO šéfbot #chatbot, #chatbotmarketing
Managing partner - Business Development and Marketing
Partner & CSO at AI Startup Incubator, AI/ML
Chapter 1 (Warsaw)
Investor, public speaker
Michał Olszacki, PhD
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.
IdealHub Innovation and Technology Center helps startups, corporations, and ecosystems to identify their way to grow and innovate. Utilizing a multi-faceted approach to establishing a robust and credible innovative ecosystem in Azerbaijan. Their aim is to help start-ups and researchers realize their dreams, provide clients with high-quality services that surprise their expectations, and consequently contribute to a better society and innovation ecosystem.
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. 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. The aim is 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. Established in 2016 CEU iLab intended to create economic opportunity in Hungary and the CEE by nurturing a culture of entrepreneurship. CEU iLab was voted Hungary’s best incubator at the Central European Startup Awards. Synergies between academia and business providing a world-class educational and research background with a network of 15.000-count alumni-base worldwide make CEU iLab the place for startup founders.
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.
Startup Győr goal is to put Győr on the map of European innovation. They organise community-building events, provide programmes, training, incubation and go-to-market support for local entrepreneurs and connect the startup ecosystem in Győr with international hubs.
As a legal entity under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Small and Medium Business Development Agency (KOBİA) is authorized to support the development of small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the country by providing SMBs with a number of services as well as ensuring coordination and regulation of services rendered by government entities to SMBs. It mission is to increase the efficiency of small and medium enterprise system regulation, ensure a variety of support mechanisms and entrepreneurs’ smooth access thereto, achieve sustainable SMBs sector development and its increased contribution to the national economy.
Innovation and Digital Development Agency was established under the Ministry of Digital Development and Transport. IDDA provides organization, coordination, implementation (including control and regulation) of activities in the field of digital transformation, scientific and technical, innovative activities in high technologies, nuclear sciences, nuclear technologies and nuclear energetics, provides assistance to individuals and legal entities in the acquisition of modern technologies, encourages innovative research and projects/startups, promotes innovative initiative, providing them with financial support.
Founded in 2011, Youth Inc. hosts entrepreneurial programs including incubation and acceleration. Its mission is to foster an innovative mindset among students (mostly college students). Furthermore, they host the “from Start to Smart” program, “Women Entrepreneurship,” and various other events to further develop the startup ecosystem.
AMFA is a public association in Azerbaijan for the purpose of advancing the interests of the microfinance industry in support of sustainable and equitable economic growth in Azerbaijan. The role of AMFA is to support its members in understanding this environment, and bringing structure to the overall microfinance industry. As of today AMFA has 27 members including 18 non-bank credit organizations, 7 banks, 1 credit union and 1 international foundation.
Gamepons is a gaming ecosystem builder that brings together game enthusiasts and game creators. Our vision at Gamepons is to build a bridge between the local ecosystem and gaming hubs all around the globe and our mission is to put Azerbaijan into the gaming map of the world.
Accace is an innovative, full-range BPO and advisory provider, engaging nearly 2,500 professionals and serving over 15,000 clients internationally. Accace’s mission is to support clients, colleagues and partners in reaching their dreams, while leaving a positive imprint on the world.
The project is implemented with the support of the: Embassy of the Czech Republic in Baku, Embassy of Hungary in Baku, Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Baku and the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Baku.