StartupYard finds, invests in, and accelerates technology startups, primary from Central Europe, with a focus on the global market. We are a privately funded accelerator, with only one aim: to grow suStartupYard finds, invests in, and accelerates technology startups, primary from Central Europe, with a focus on the global market. We are a privately funded accelerator, with only one aim: to grow successful worldwide companies from their earliest stages, helping them gain the knowledge, team, and investments they need.
Since 2011, we have accelerated 51 companies, 19 of which have raised further investment, and 5 of which have been acquired. Our alumni companies have raised a total of over 6 million euros, and span the tech market from SaaS, to Big Data, to IoT and Security, Search and Analytics, and AI/Machine Learning.
Our 3 month program prepares startups to grow fast, launch wise, and get funded. The program is in 3 parts, and currently runs twice a year:
The first month of the StartupYard program puts you face to face with our 100+ mentors, investors, and partners from relevant industries. Their main goal: to set you on the path to growth using their experience, connections, and support.
Get access to an array of professionally led workshops designed to give you the knowledge and confidence you need to move forward, gain investment, and launch your startup onto the market.
The Pitch. During the last month of the program, you will hone and test your pitch with investors, mentors, and other teams. You will explore funding options, and prepare for Demo Day, where you will pitch live for an audience of hundreds of industry insiders.
StartupYard startups have received prestigious awards, such as Vodafone's "Idea of the Year (Neuron Soundware SY'16), and have attended other accelerators such as TechStars London (TeskaLabs Sy'15). Yet others have been acquired by major international companies, like DameJidlo (acquired by Delivery Hero in 2015), or Travelatus (acquired by Excursiopedia in 2013). Our startups have also attracted investments from leading tech VCs in central Europe, including Rockaway Capital (invested $2 Million in Gjirafa, SY'14, and 1$ Million in BrandEmbassy SY'12), and Credo Ventures (invested in TeskaLabs), and most recently Miton (invested in Rossum in 2017).
Among our group of mentors are such figures as Ondrej Bartos, Partner at Credo Ventures, Ondrej Krajicek, CTO of Y Soft, Jan Vrany, industry head of Google in the Czech Republic, and Albert Le Dirac'h, Chairman of the Board at KB.more
Funds up to €30k
Funds20 startupsper year
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