Deep Tech Focus
The focus of StartupYard Batch 9 will remain “Deep Tech.”
Deep Tech means companies 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 scientifically complex and difficult, such as AI, Crypto, IoT, and AR/VR.
There remain many global problems that these technologies can solve. These problems are “deeper” than those which have come before, and they demand deeper solutions.
Deep Tech solutions are things that have never been done before, with the potential to radically improve life for all people, whether at work or at home, making us happier, safer, richer, healthier, more productive.
Deep Tech companies work at the edges of possibility for emerging technologies, and so have the potential to disrupt and change whole industries overnight.
Betting on Our Future in CEE
This is not just a bet on technology. It is a bet on all of us in CEE, and our future together.
The social, economic, and technological challenges facing our region and the world are multiplying. But we believe that Central and Eastern Europe will become key influencers in the global future.
Our region and the clever minds and hard working hands that populate it are well suited to compete in this new tech landscape, where the flexibility of small teams with new approaches means they can stay at the cutting edge, ahead of large corporations and old institutions.
As big data, robots, IoT and AI proliferate, society and business’s ability to adapt to change will be strained around the world. Our Deep Tech companies will be at the front line of these advances, making the promises of technological advancement into reality.
About the Program
StartupYard’s Accelerator Program has welcomed 58 startups since 2011. Our portfolio companies together now employ hundreds of people, all over the world, and have collectively raised over €8 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.
The StartupYard Program
Work directly with top level executives, successful startup founders, and investors who are interested in helping you grow your network and hone your ideas to succeed.
Receive 30,000 Euros in seed financing, with the option for follow on funding for the most promising startups.
Get access to some of the best minds, and the best rolodexes, in the world with StartupYard’s global network of mentors, representing corporations, investors, accelerators, and successful startups.
Enjoy over 500,000 Euros worth of program perks from partners like Microsoft, Google, SendGrid and Mazars, including web hosting, email services, advertising, legal and financial services, user testing, and much more.
Attend over 20 in-depth professional workshops, and get ongoing support from special experts, designed to help you grow your startup in the smartest, most sustainable way possible.
Present your ideas to the world, seek funding, and grow globally, starting on DemoDay.