The Czech Startup Accelerator, StartupYard announced that it will take a trip to 9 cities in Europe in September, amongst which are Sofia, Cluj, Ljubljana, and Prishtina. Ahead of the next accelerator round, startups in 8 different cities will have the opportunity to pitch directly to the management team, and skip the line of over 300 startups.
Every founder that is interested in the program can apply via F6S. Applications close for the accelerator on Sep. 30th.
WHAT IS STARTUPYARD FASTLANE?
Due to the fact the Startup Yard receives hundreds of applications for each accelerator round, itâ€™s often impossible to review every applying startup in depth. That’s why startups have the opportunity to meet the management and pitch in person.
Various Central European startup capitals are visited to give startups a chance to get the attention, be selected as finalists for StartupYard 2016/2. The roadshow also gives Startup Yard a chance to learn what’s happening in the broader ecosystem, to give startups a chance to ask questions, and get instant feedback about their ideas, and their pitches.
The events in each city usually include workshops and one-to-one office hours, where startups can get to know Startup Yard, and get access the connections right away, without having to wait for the accelerator round to begin.
The event in Prishtina will be on July 14, starting from 17:00, at Innovation Centre Kosovo (ICK). Open to all! Learn more here.
Alumni Gjirafa.com raised $2 million Series AÂ from Rockaway Capital
In February 2016, Kosovo-based and StartupYard all-star Alum Gjirafa.com, raised a $2 million Series A round led by San Francisco and Prague-based Rockaway Capital. Mergim Cahani, Co-Founder, and CEO of Gjirafa, joined StartupYard as part of the 2014 cohort and has continued to stay in close contact as a mentor and advisor for the startups of StartupYard. Rockaway Capital is also a StartupYard investor.
Having these opportunities in mind, what’s your excuse for not applying for Startup Yard, even from Prishtina, Tirana, Skopje, Podgorica or Belgrade?