Promotion of new ideas and attention to the community of local startup businesses is one of the priorities of Kaunas city. Therefore, every year, the city allocates 100k EUR to enhance development programmes for different stages of start-ups and the community in general.

>343k EUR granted for startups’s development during 2015-2018

31 startups received Kaunas city Municipal grants to support their ideas during 2015-2018

Most popular startup applications by sector: healthcare, education and B2B SaaS

Renewed Kaunas startups programme

The renewed programme of Kaunas startups aims to raise the level of entrepreneurship, provide necessary skills to launch and operate one’s business, provide acceleration for top-performing startups, consolidate different parts of the startup ecosystem, prepare startups for funding rounds and increase the attractiveness of Kaunas city  as a destination for startups from other regions Lithuania and abroad.

The program consists of two parts: acceleration and networking.


Startups acceleration

During the acceleration part of the programme, selected startups receives professional training from its field experts who have accumulated extensive experience in creating and implementing ideas. Intensive acceleration course allows companies to optimize internal processes, test their product or service on the market, prove their commercial potential and prepare for funding rounds.



One of the crucial ingredients for successful startups to emerge is having a talented, zealous and vibrant community. To ensure that, various events in the scope of the Kaunas startups programme are organized – specialized trainings, workshops, experience-sharing events, pitch battles, hackathons and much more. Be the first to receive all the news about future events in your inbox!




During 2015 – 2018 period 198 ideas were submitted to Kaunas startups programme.  Winning startup applications were in healthcare, education and B2B SaaS, ttechnology, 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.

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The project is funded by the Kaunas City Municipal Program “Initiatives for Kaunas”. VšĮ “Kaunas IN” is responsible for the information provided. Kaunas City Municipality is not responsible for any information provided.