Funds up to 30k per team
Takes 5-10% equity
Funds 50 startups per year
Markets B2B/Enterprise Computer Security Data & Analytics E‑commerce Energy 16 more
Invests in Europe Eastern Europe
CEED Tech is a consortium of five startup accelerators, operating in Central and Eastern Europe. Since 2011, we have launched 111 technology companies, and helped them to raise over €11.8M in seed and venture capital.

Our five 3-6 months acceleration programs are based in vibrant technology hubs:
Startup Wise Guys in Estonia;
Open Coffee Club in Lithuania;
The Spot in Slovakia;
Startup Yard in The Czech Republic and
Digital Factory in Hungary.

With the input of 450 program mentors, we have advised and trained ambitious entrepreneurs with projects in data, cloud services, analytics, transactional technologies, fintech and e-commerce, B2B technologies, location-based services, and security software.

We carefully design our acceleration processes around the specific needs of our participants, while employing best practices established by larger, world-leading technology accelerators.

Our passion is to help young companies build viable products, launch them quickly and successfully raise capital.

If you are an ambitious and amazing team with a world-beating idea, apply for full business acceleration at one of the CEED Tech accelerators. Discover more about our business acceleration programs at

Startups interested in only testing and developing their applications using FIWARE technologies can apply for an equity-free the FIWARE grant. Check our FIWARE grant offer at

For more information, read the full open call text - pdf at .

August 25, 2015 - Applications Open
November 11, 2015 - Applications Closed
January 11 or 18, 2016 - Programs Begin


Calum Cameron Startup Wise Guys
Cedric Maloux Internet Entrepreneur for 20 years now CEO of StartupYard, the Prague-based accelerator. Geek.
Erik Anderson Entrepreneur, Oregon State University Graduate, Associate at Techstars
Grete Gutmann Project manager for the CEED Tech.
Helena Nehasilová Program coordinator.
Imre Hild Founder of iCatapult, 2x entrepreneur, Lean/startup/entrepreneur coach
Ivan Debnár Startup Supporter
M. Adam Jermann Program Manager with experience in running incubator programs for startups.
Margarita Vorobjova
Maris Prii COO @Startup Wise Guys At Wise Guys, I'm handling company's admin management, finances, legals & investments.
Nikola Rafaj StartupYard
Rokas Tamošiūnas MD, founder, top 30 under 30 in Nordics says Nordic Business Report
Szabolcs 'Sabie' Valner Digital Factory is a Budapest based incubator for global startups, founded by tech entrepreneurs with successful exits.

32 Startups


Digital Factory We are a Budapest based incubator for global startups.
Startup Wise Guys accelerator Wise Guys is Europe's leading B2B accelerator for early stage startups
StartupYard Central Europe's Leading Seed Accelerator for Technology Startups


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Karolis Lukomskis, megapolis
recommended CEED Tech
Anél Henning, Henning Design
Great organization
Irfan Ghauri, parkego
grear projet - if execution is good, will be in the same league as Uber and Airbnb
Gianfranco Pietro, Geofunction Srls
recommended CEED Tech