Room for up to 10 Startups. €40,000 Pre-Seed via a convertible note. Follow-On Fund. €1 Million in Program Perks.
150 Mentors. 3 Month Intensive Program in Prague, the Heart of Europe.
Calling Out All the Deep Tech Inventors
The focus of StartupYard Batch 11 will remain Deep Tech.
We are looking for people working on technologies and products that are unique, difficult to replicate, or are exploring areas of innovation where the barrier to entry remains high, and the problems are scientifically complex and difficult, such as AI, Crypto, IoT, or AR/VR.
Deep Tech companies work at the edges of possibility for emerging technologies, and so have the potential to disrupt and change whole industries overnight.
You do not need to have a working product or an incorporated company to apply for our program because we are early-stage investors.
Join Our Family of Successful Startups
2019 is so far already another successful year for our startups, marking several significant investments and acquisitions. Rockaway Capital invested in Gjirafa (e-commerce platform and the fastest growing technology company in the Balkan region), as well as in BudgetBakers (fast growing personal finance application with a global reach).
Steel Mountain (cyber security company from the UK) was acquired by Avast and Czech startup Brand Embassy, offering customer support on social media, was acquired by the Israeli public company NICE.
Our startups also started this year with two significant awards: Czech AI startup Rossum was voted “Startup of the Year” at the Czech AI Awards and WaymarkTech, UK-based company offering AI for regulatory compliance, was named one of the “Most influential FinTechs 2019” by a judging panel of experts in London.
Our Alumni Agree: StartupYard Works
“StartupYard was a super important turning point in the journey of TeskaLabs and in my life. Simply put, there would be no TeskaLabs without StartupYard.”
“Building a company from nothing is a great undertaking in life. And I am so glad now that we didn’t choose to do it alone. StartupYard has been with us 100% along the way.”
“It surprised us how eager the core StartupYard team was to help with their experience and feedback, they really became an important part of Rossum’s story.”
“It’s not about dreams, it’s about vision. StartupYard helped us to find a path– a way to make our vision a reality.”
“3 months at StartupYard is like 3 years in normal time. We transformed as a company in a way I didn’t expect.”
“I knew that StartupYard’s network of mentors is extensive, but it actually exceeded my expectations. Virtually everyone relevant for any business in this region is in the +1 network of StartupYard’s mentors.”
“Simply put, one of the best accelerator programs in Europe for high tech startups.”
About the Program
StartupYard’s Accelerator Program has welcomed 72 startups since 2011. Our portfolio companies together now employ hundreds of people, all over the world, and have collectively raised over €30,6 million so far.
The StartupYard program is Mentorship Based, and puts startups into contact with 150+ highly connected mentors with a proven track record of opening their contacts, and providing sound advice and support. The program also includes in-depth one-on-one support from the SY team, and a series of about two dozen in-depth workshops, on everything from growth planning, to UI/UX design, to voice coaching.
The program builds towards DemoDay, which gives startups the opportunity to publicly present themselves at Central Europe’s biggest such event. Hundreds of corporations, investors, entrepreneurs, and media attend at the finish of each round.