Kaunas startup accelerator

An intense 8-week accelerator to help you grow your business!

Accelerator “Kaunas startups” is an equity free acceleration program that will help your startup grow! Over 40 experts and multinational level mentors will closely work 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.

Wonder who can participate in this programme? Check HERE.

Not from Kaunas? Not to worry! The accelerator welcomes startups from all cities and countries!

 

Acceleration activities

All deep-tech and ICT startups in IT, Fintech, Blockchain, Robotics, Biotechnology, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Aviation, Medicine and Automotive fields are welcome to apply!

Accelerator’s activities will last for 8 weeks. Each week will feature the main theme, which will be explored together  with mentors and experts. Direct collaboration with the accelerator teams will take place for three days a week, while the other two days will be dedicated for independent work. Upon completion of the program, startups will be ready to take the next step towards their entrepreneurial journey and will be ready to compete for the initial funding!

Hours of coaching

Mentors and experts

Selected startups

Weeks of intensive activities

Want to participate?

We invite you to register by submitting information about your startup and we will get in touch!

  • Registration and evaluation – In order to select startups that meet the requirements of the program, evaluators will carefully analyze the application and organize remote interviews. Applications can be submitted until September 24th 23:59
  • Remote interview – 25 most promising startup teams will be selected for remote interviews. The evaluation of applications and remote interviews with experts will take place until October 1st.
  • Selection camp – Teams will present their startups, meet with experts and mentors. The selection camp will be held on October 8-9,  25 selected startups will participate.
  • Acceleration activities – will be held from October 15th to December 6th, 11 selected startups will participate.

Experts

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

Independent consultant focusing on creative strategies for growth

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Marketing - Rapolas Ručinskas

Be&Do strategist

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Finance management & law - Juste Packauskaite

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

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Sales - Mario Krivokapic

Vice president for sales at Content Insights AD & sales mentor

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Finance attraction - Cristobal Alonso

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

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40+ experts and multinational level mentors

Get to know the top experts who will work with your ideas - soon!

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The accelerator is 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 are now looking forward to share 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.