Dear Startup founders in the Balkans region,
𝐔𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐭 𝐀𝐥𝐛𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐚 is back for its second batch, as another golden opportunity to regional innovation ecosystem and for businesses aiming to gain international traction and value.
Uplift Albania is open for every promising startup of Albania and the region.
Participating startups will have the chance to significantly improve, fine-tune or scale their business and sustainability, increase their chances to succeed.
𝐀𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐩 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐱𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐔𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐭 𝐀𝐥𝐛𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐚.
Uplift Albania is a non-equity startup accelerator based in Tirana.
Every year we select a batch of 8-12 early-stage startups to participate in a 4-month program. We help you find the product-market fit, paying customers, and raise funding to scale your operation.
We aim to support dozens of the most innovative and promising startups from the Balkans region. Through Uplift, Startups will learn how to pitch to investors, protect their intellectual property, improve their business models and apply the lean methodology.
Uplift Albania is based on the experience of 𝐈𝐂𝐓𝐒𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚 company with 10-year track record in Albania and Kosovo, with an outstanding experience of contest organizing such as Albanian ICT Awards, ICTSlab an innovation laboratory focussed on 21st-century skills and media coverage such as PCWorld Albanian.
Uplift in Albania is co-organized with 𝐒𝐎𝐕𝐕𝐀, a non-governmental organization of nationwide competence established to promote R&D development in Slovakia by means of improving R&D capacities, bridging the academic and commercial areas while utilizing international experience and contacts.
The main financial source of Uplift Albania is 𝐒𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐚𝐤𝐀𝐢𝐝 – Official Development Assistance of the Slovak Republic
𝐖𝐇𝐀𝐓 𝐖𝐄 𝐎𝐅𝐅𝐄𝐑?
＊ 4 months complex acceleration program
＊ 50,000 EUR investment access for the selected startup
＊ 4,000 EUR cash prize for the best team
＊ Workshops, networking sessions, dedicated business coaching and 1-on-1 mentoring
＊ 50+ top industry experts, mentors and successful entrepreneurs in Europe and region
＊ Access to leading Balkans investors at final Uplift Demo Day
＊ Pilot your solution through networking with Uplift key partners
＊ Office spaces
𝐖𝐇𝐎 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐖𝐄 𝐋𝐎𝐎𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐅𝐎𝐑?
＊ Tech Startups and teams in any field
＊ Minimum viable product or service is an advantage
＊ Potential to monetize and scale your business internationally
＊ Full-time commitment and ability to participate in the program in Tirana
＊ Teams capable to
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