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Build a Killer Customer Persona that Works in 5 Minutes

This week I’m in Kiev, talking to early stage startups in one of eastern Europe’s most interesting emerging tech markets. I’m mentoring at SeedStars, a leading international tech entrepreneurship platform that connects people and ecosystems together. Ukrainians have a deserved reputation for cleverness and skill as engineers, but as in any very mathematically inclined culture, […]

StartupYard Fastlanes 2 Companies from Kosovo

Call it tiny, but don’t underestimate the young republic of Kosovo, where StartupYard managing director Cedric Maloux and I spent two amazing days and nights last week, meeting startupers and young people who are full of energy and promise for the future. Here are a few of the takeaways: A Beautiful Place to Visit Set […]

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60 Teams Have Applied for StartupYard 2014

After 10 intense weeks, we closed our applications last Friday at midnight. 60 different teams have applied to our program. About 60% of the applications are coming from outside the Czech Republic from countries as far as India, Brazil or the USA.  Some of the projects look extremely exciting and we are very glad they […]

Synot to Invest in Startupyard

We’re happy to announce that Synot, a corporate holding that encompasses a huge range of businesses in Central Europe, will become an investor in our upcoming accelerator class. Most denizens of Prague, or other central European cities and towns will be familiar with Synot. Synot Holding spans 11 companies with 700 employees in the Czech […]

StartupYard Partners with IBM to Offer Cutting-Edge Analytics Technologies to its 2014 Startups

Opportunities for new StartupYard projects just keep coming in! We are happy to announce a new partnership with IBMn in which the renowned global technology company will share its enterprise level analytics with startups in the accelerator. Most startups today have global visions that require a scalable approach. That is where an enterprise class  “big […]

Frequently Asked Questions about StartupYard

What is StartupYard? StartupYard, based in beautiful Prague, is Central Europe’s leading seed accelerator for technology startups. Founded in 2011, we have accelerated 58 startups from 20+ countries, and over half of our alumni have been either funded, or acquired within 2 years. StartupYard alumni include a broad range of successful and award-winning tech startups […]