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. 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

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Acceleration activities

Startups from deep-tech and ICT startups in IT, Fintech, Blockchain, Robotics, Biotechnology, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Aviation, Medicine and Automotive fields are participating in Kaunas startup acceleration activities.

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

  • Registration and evaluation – application analysis and evaluation – 09/24
  • Remote interview – 25 most promising teams selected – 10/01
  • Selection camp – team presentations and meetings with experts and mentors – 10/8-9
  • Acceleration activities – 11 selected teams participate – 10/15-12/06
  • Demo day – presentation of ideas to investors – 12/06

 

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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

Meet the companies whose representatives work with startups ideas

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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.