About the Project
V4 high tech startup ecosystem on the radar of international investors (short: #V4VentureDrill) aims to connect startups from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia with investors from the CEE region and beyond. With this project, we are focused on creating a cross-border platform to connect startups with investors as well as a tool-kit to help disruptive founders launch markets in other countries.
If you are a startup from one of the V4 countries in the pre-seed stage, you should definitely apply for this program. Thanks to us, you will be prepared for your next meeting with the investor!
#V4VentureDrill online video and know-how Library!
See our #V4 Venture Drill online video library with full lectures from our experts as well as all substantive materials for every early-stage startup to read.
How does it work?
#V4VentureDrill is divided into four chapters. Each chapter will be organized in different city: Warsaw, Poland (September 2020); Bratislava, Slovakia (November/December 2020), Budapest, Hungary (March 2021), Prague, the Czech Republic (June 2021).
Startups selected to participate in a specific chapter will be asked to participate in:
- preliminary exercises that will prepare them for meetings with experts;
- preparation of basic pre-investment documentation about the startup;
- a Bootcamp organized in one of the capital cities of V4 countries;
- a video recording of some of the sessions for the Online Webinar Library.
Due to COVID-19 situation Warsaw Chapter#1 will be carried out fully on-line.
BENEFITS FOR STARTUPS
Best startups scouting
12 pre-seed or seed startups from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia will be 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.
The webinar library with 24 lectures and key-notes recorded during the meet-up as well as the exercises path will be created.
#Prague Chapter Experts
#Budapest Chapter Experts
#Bratislava Chapter Experts
#Warsaw Chapter Experts
PROJECT LEADING ORGANIZATION
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.