Accelerator of Kaunas startups

We invite you to join an 8-week (during October-December) accelerator and develop your startup idea into growing business! It’s an equity free acceleration program for early stage startups looking for structured support to grow an innovative idea into a scalable business. Upon completion of the program, startups are ready to take the next step towards their entrepreneurial journey and to compete for the initial funding!

Both startups who have already reached some milestones as well as those who only have a burning idea and immense wish to build a business are welcome to apply. Follow our news because we will invite teams to apply for new accelerator in September.

weeks to validate your business idea

mentors and experts to help your business

survival rate of first-time startups

attention to a startup

Mentors

A team of more than 40 international mentors and experts regularly coach programme participants every year. They help teams to define product-market fit, launch effective marketing campaigns, start and increase sales and prepare for meetings with investors. These mentors helped teams to grow in 2019:

Vytautas Cerniauskas. Expert at Civitta, management, business development and operations pro. MBA, ex-Uber

Arvydas Bloze. Investment Director at Practica Capital

Andrius Milinavicius. Founding member and BDO at Baltic Sandbox accelerator

Dmitrij Sosunov. Partner at Startup Wise Guys

Jone Vaituleviciute. Partner at Startup Wise Guys

Patrick Collins. Founder of Prospect Labs

Wallace M. Green. Startup Consultant & Accelerator Mentor

Antanas Baksys. CEO & Co-Founder at SearchNode

Simona Simulyte. Founder at ChangeMakers’ON

Aidis Dalikas. Co-Founder at Socialus Marketingas

Marius Ratkevicius. Partner at HungryScout

Danielius Stasiulis. Founder and CEO at “Startup Division”, co-founder at BitDegree and CBDO

Greta Radzeviciute. CEO & Co-Founder of Katalista Ventures

Ugnius Ramanauskas. Innovation Expert at Civitta

Aivaras Rastenis. Associate at 70Ventures VC

Gytenis Galkis. Partner at 70 Ventures Fund. Founder & Member of the Board at Lithuanian Business Angel Network

Stoyan Yankov. Productivity & Performance Strategist

Daiva Jankauskaite. Managing Director at Lithuanian Business Angel Network

Egle Juodsnukyte. Management Consultant and partner at Civitta

Daiva Rakauskaite. Fund manager and partner at Business angel fund management

Alex Gibb. Partner at Katalista Ventures, co-Founder & Partner at Paysolut Ltd, Co-Founder at Tinggly

Andzelika Rusteikiene. CEO at Junior Achievemenet Lithuania

Farid Singh. Innovation and startup consultant, mentor, coach

Andra Bagdonaite. Program manager at Startup Wise Guys

Aismantas Bulanavicius. Chief Product Officer at Aciety

Tomas Lekavicius. Product Manager

Gilbertas Kinderevicius. Partner at JurisConsultus

Asta Kederyte. Senior Associate at JurisConsultus

Ramunas Sirvys. Partner at JurisConsultus

Jūratė Normantė. Juris Consultus

Rokas Šalaševičius. Partner at ‘Civitta‘

Donatas Voveris. COO at ‘Švaros broliai‘

Modestas Plakys. CIO at ‘Litvalda’

Dovydas Navickas. CEO at ‘QuatroDev’

Tomas Kemtys. Partner at ‘Contrarian Ventures‘

Dovydas Bulanavičius. Managing director at ‘Aciety’

Jaunius Danielius. Head of Product at ‘Hostinger’

Kamile Sinkeviciute, SEO strategist at ‘Evolvery’

Ian Kane, Head of Communications at ‘DappRadar’

Rasa Sosnovskyte, SEO manager at ‘Tesonet’

Mantvydas Leknickas, CEO at ‘Whatbout.agency’

Karolis Ceizaris, Head of Customer Success at ‘NFQ’

Andrius Senkus, Performance Marketing Team Lead at ‘Hostinger’

Key dates

  • Applications – closed.
  • Pre-selection interviews – End of September.
  • Selection bootcamp – Beginning of October.
  • Pre-accelerator – October – December.
  • Demo day – Middle of December.

 

Virtual accelerator

Kaunas Startups is happy to invite you to the first virtual accelerator in Lithuania! This program is for the teams that cannot dedicate enough time for the intensive live accelerator.

Teams participating in the virtual accelerator will be invited to watch online expert lectures and satisfy their thirst for world-class expert insights! The virtual program will follow the topics of the accelerator: idea validation, business model, marketing, lean experimentation, finance attraction, and others. The lectures will be filmed and posted in Kaunas Startups database. Just like accelerator teams, online program participants will receive the same homework assignments by experts. 

The most engaged startups that demonstrate the biggest progress will receive an invitation to the Demo Day – the final product idea pitching event.

Professional team behind the scenes

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.