Welcome to StartupYard!
We’re looking for the craziest, most ambitious projects having to do with the manipulation of large clusters of Data.
Be one of them.
LEARN FROM 90+ TECHNICAL AND BUSINESS SPECIALISTS
Our mentors come from all over the world, and now live and work in Europe- many of them in beautiful Prague, Capital of The Czech Republic. Together they represent about 1,500 years worth of experience managing companies, projects and teams in the areas of Data, Mobile and Analytics. They are current and former partners of the biggest names in the modern tech and search business, including Google, Yahoo, Seznam, IBM, Softlayer, GoodData.
Throughout the first month of the program, startups spend a considerable amount of time with mentors, quickly tapping into years worth of experience and qualified feedback from passionate, articulate experts.
MEET A FEW OF OUR ACCELERATOR ALUMNI
HOW IT WORKS
StartupYard is a seed accelerator for technology startups. Our goal is to help companies build viable products, launch fast and successfully raise capital. We do our best to follow philosophy, methodology and standard of world-class accelerators such as Y Combinator or TechStars.
Our efforts were awarded by membership in the Global Accelerator Network in June 2012. Since September 2011 we have opened our doors to 35 companies, out of which 4 were acquired. 21 remaining are still active.
PHASE 1, MONTH 1. “THE DIRECTION”
Phase 1 of the program is designed to ensure company is targeting the right market, with the right products.
PHASE 2, MONTH 2. “EXECUTE”
Weeks 5-8 are all about executing on your vision. Heads down! It’s time to deliver the goods. You can expect sleepless nights of coding, plenty of coffee, and some of the best work you will ever do.
PHASE 3, MONTH 3. “THE PITCH”
We spend the final phase of the program focused on the fundraising pitch. Be ready to pitch as you breath!
What our Alumni say about us
StartupYard was an amazing experience for the Travelatus team – we had the chance to live and to work in the Czech Republic and the accelerator team made this work really enjoyable for us. The atmosphere in the accelerator really drives you forward and makes you think about making great things everyday. Besides motivation you get mentorship and I think that it’s really valuable when you get smart people talking with you about your start up and providing valuable advice.
Joining StartupYard was a defining moment for our company. It connected us with investors and customers, the great package of useful perks lasted more than a year and the relationships with nice StartupYard folks will hopefully last decades. 2 years after graduation, StartupYard is still with us, helping us to grow. Having the same opportunity, I would definitely sign up again!
StartupYard gave me a chance to confront my business thinking with many persons, I would have never met on my own. But it is not only about talking – after a successful demo day, I received 3 offers for investment.
StartupYard helped us to re-think, re-work and kick-off Brand Embassy. We met many invaluable people that have been supporting us since then to our international expansion and building a globally unique next-level customer care tool.
The GAN is an invite-only community of the world’s most respected organizations that provide startups with the best resources to create and grow their businesses, wherever they are. Startups accepted into a GAN accelerator have access to a variety of exclusive perks including over $1M worth of free services, introductions to a network of investors and access to soft landing spaces worldwide.