3 Months of Growth

Big Data with IBM

IBM will give you access to some of its most advanced technology. IBM InfoSphere BigInsights, an Apache Hadoop-based solution for managing and analyzing massive volumes of structured and unstructured data; InfoSphere Data Explorer, a discovery and navigation software that provides real-time access and fusion of big data; IBM Content Analytics, an advanced search and analytics platform.

Web-Crawler Data Cluster

Czech search giant Seznam.cz is providing a big data cluster containing 100 million pre-crawled web documents with an analysis of its content including all backlinks and forward links and many other attributes. More document can be added and the cluster will be updated on a regular basis.

GoodData Platform

You will be amongst the first one in the world to have access to the next generation of the GoodData Platform to develop various kinds of segmentation, data mining, statistical modeling and predictive analytics solutions on top of the GoodData platform, store data in a fully integrated data warehouse in the cloud and deploy custom data processing modules into their platform.

What you will learn

Our goal is to help you turn your idea into a product investors will love, and users will pay for, and then turn this product into a viable business.

Financial Documentation

Learn how to write a great business plan and create realistic financial projections investors will agree to.

Communication

Our presentation coach will help you deliver your pitch and present at conferences. You’ll receive Media Training to help you dial-in your message for the right audience.

Monetisation Strategies

It all starts with the first Euro or Dollar you will earn. Monetisation strategies vary from product to product, and we will help you find the ones that work best for you. Your product is unique: your strategy will be too.

Data Under Control

Thanks to Seznam.cz, our partner, you have access to really big volume of web documents. You can meet scientists who are doing machine learning, natural language processing, maintaining Hadoop etc… You will learn the difference between running technology in a laboratory and on a mass production level.

Market/Product Fit

If you have no market you have no product. We follow the Lean Methodology to help you quickly identify your key customers and what problem you are solving for them.

What we offer

We are only as successful as our startups are. That’s why we pour all our resources into them. Everything we have is for you to use.

Professional Blogger

Good communication is just as important as a good product. Each team has access to a native English tech writer/copywriter who will edit their content and blog for them.

€10,000 for 5%

In exchange for participating in the program, StartupYard receives 5% of the capital of the  startup. For another 5%, the founders can receive an investment of €10,000.

We will incorporate the new companies in Delaware, USA or Prague, Czech Republic.

Free Accommodation and Open-Space Office

Don’t worry about your 3 month stay in Prague. We take care of everything. Accomodations are provided free. We will also offer free lunch at TechSquare, the open-space office we are sharing with other great startups. Each founder also receives one free return flight to Prague from anywhere in Europe.

Access to a Large Network

StartupYard and its partners are connected to the most prestigious companies and individuals making the Internet industry. You won’t go unnoticed if you have built a killer product and are ready to prove it.

Code Review

There’s nothing more valuable for you as a developer than to have your code reviewed by an experienced programmer. You’ll have the chance to ask some very experienced coders to look at your source, and help you optimize.

Thanks to our membership in the Global Accelerator Network, our teams connect with hundreds of start-ups around the globe, and take advantage of huge perks worth €250,000 from a wide range of companies including

You have until January 31st 2014 at midnight (GMT) to submit your detailed application.