Accelerator “Kaunas startups”

Coaching hours granted in 2018 programme

Mentors and Experts in 2018 programme

Selected startups in 2018 programme

Weeks of intensive activities in 2018 programme

An intense  accelerator to help you grow your business!

Accelerator “Kaunas startups” is an equity free acceleration program that helps startups grow! In 2018 over 40 experts and multinational level mentors closely worked together with startups throughout the span of the program. The goal of the accelerator is to help B2B tech start-ups with potential business ideas get into market, find connections and potential investors. Kaunas Startups accelerator is an ideal program for the first-time idea/early-stage Lithuanian startup founders running their projects as a side-hustle but who need a boost of confidence to commit themselves full-time. Why Kaunas startups?

  • Specialists help HERE and NOW
  • 100% attention to a startup
  • Opportunity to start negotiations with investors
  • Work with experienced Lithuanian and foreign mentors

Acceleration activities

In 2018 startups from deep-tech sector and ICT startups in IT, Fintech, Blockchain, Robotics, Biotechnology, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Aviation, Medicine and Automotive fields participated in Kaunas startup acceleration activities.

Upon completion of the program, startups are ready to take the next step towards their entrepreneurial journey and  to compete for the initial funding!

2018 Experts

In 2018 programme accelerator participants every week took part in free training, were provided with personal counseling and held quick meetings with over 40 local and international mentors and experts in their field.

Idea, presentation skills, effective processes - M. Wallace Green

Independent consultant focusing on creative strategies for growth


Marketing - Rapolas Ručinskas

Be&Do strategist


Finance management & law - Juste Packauskaite

Partner at Civitta Focus areas include strategy & innovation, sales, finance, data analytics


Sales - Mario Krivokapic

Vice president for sales at Content Insights AD & sales mentor


Finance attraction - Cristobal Alonso

CEO at Startup Wise Guys, cofounder of startups Mabofree & mmmCHANNEL


40+ experts and multinational level mentors

Meet the companies whose representatives work with startups ideas


2018 accelerator was implemented by a business consultancy Civitta, Startup Division and Startup Wise Guys – organizations leading in (ICT), deep technology, blockchain, and fintech start-up ecosystem development in Lithuania and Eastern and Central Europe regions. Together, the organizations have implemented the last four Startup Wise Guys acceleration programs and have created several pre-accelerators in Lithuania. Experts from the organizations have gained years of experience in launching accelerators, commercializing innovative products and advising young business representatives and shared their knowledge with Kaunas startups!

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.