Promotion of new ideas and attention to the community of local startup businesses is one of the priorities of Kaunas city. Therefore, the biggest startup program in Kaunas region was created and now is known as Kaunas Startups. A unique program aims to raise the level of entrepreneurship, provide necessary skills to launch and operate one’s business, consolidate different parts of the startup ecosystem, and prepare startups for funding rounds. Also, to increase the attractiveness of Kaunas city as a destination for startups from other regions of Lithuania and abroad. All of this is possible because of funding from Kaunas municipality and “Kaunas IN” organizational skills.
> 443k EUR granted for startups’s development during 2015-2019
46 startups received Kaunas city Municipal grants to support their ideas during 2015-2019
Most popular startup applications by sector: healthcare, education and B2B SaaS
“Kaunas Startups” team, first of all, focuses on gathering information relevant to startups – all initiatives, events and training programs in Kaunas. Also, any news related to financing and growth opportunities in Lithuania and abroad. All this is easily accessible on this website and Facebook account.
Second, the program aims stimulate ecosystem and organizes events on its own. Program consists of two parts: various networking events like lectures, workshops, discussions, hackathons, experience sharing sessions, etc. taking place all year long, and intensive accelerator(October-December). Together, these two parts of the program allow innovative ideas of all sorts to grow and make this a perfect place to start a career in your startup.
“Kaunas Startups” alumni
During 2015 – 2019 period 252 ideas were submitted to Kaunas startups program. Winning startup applications were in healthcare, education and B2B SaaS, technology, entertainment and tourism, jewellery and food industry sectors.
Fidens - from startup to medical innovation leader in Kaunas
Their devices held for just a few minutes visibly reduce hand tremor and pain caused by arthritis. Their ideas were born and became real products here in Kaunas. Meet small partnership (MB) “Fidens”, whose CEO and founder Dr. Mantas Venslauskas took a step forward after his doctoral studies and today he has already gathered a reliable team and has medical products prepared for sale or for clinical trials. These products brought him fame in innovative business awards and helped him receive support in the “Kaunas startups” program twice.
The project is funded by the Kaunas City Municipal Program “Initiatives for Kaunas”. Government agency “Kaunas IN” is responsible for the information provided. Kaunas City Municipality is not responsible for any information provided.