The Albanian Search Engine, Gjirafa has just launched a startup incubator called Gjirafa Lab, which aims to offer resources and access to market for internet entrepreneurs, who’re looking to create solutions for the Kosovo, Albanian and Macedonian.
Gjirafa Lab is built by Gjirafa, Inc. with the support of Startup Yard and Rockaway Capital and assisted by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with the goal of building the Internet Economy in Kosovo and the region. Entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to transform their technology ideas/products into successful online businesses and solve real problems for society.
Interested enthusiasts can apply by filling out an Online Application Form and describe their idea, team and other relevant details. “We offer our experience, technical and business support, and financial means to your team so that together, we can make a difference and lead the era of digital economy in Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia and throughout the region.” said.
The selection criteria on the website indicates that startups will be selected based on target market (targeting Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia and the region), team, internet economy impact, market, technology, etc, while selected startups will be offered a space to further develop their idea and mentor-ship as well, although the mentors are not public yet.