A core part of the ICK is the Incubator. It provides an engaging environment for commercialization of viable business ideas, as well as visibility in the market for both new and existing companies. The ICK Incubator provides pre-incubation, incubation and virtual incubation services, depending on the experience of the team and level of development of the business idea.
Pre-Incubation Services – are developed for clients with identified clear gaps in pathway for commercializing their business initiative. Meaning that the client has a business concept with good market potential, but has no or limited business expertise and resources to commercialize it. Before entering pre-incubation, entrepreneurs may not have legally constituted companies, approved business plans, marketable products and/or services to be offered. For that reason they are supported within the following segments:
- Development of product/service prototype or industrial design or technical documentation,
- Development of the business and marketing plans,
- Legally constituting the company.
Clients in pre-incubation have at their disposal development support services offered under fully subvention conditions:
- Hosting services (Shared offices, meeting rooms, training rooms)
- Consulting services
- Social area services (ICK event area, business presentations, Forums, Conferences)
Incubation Services – service packages for tenants are made from a combination of the below listed services, according to the development stage of their business venture:
- All the necessary expertise to turn your commercial ICT idea into a profitable business.
- Market-oriented and professional consulting, mentoring and training.
- Modern office facilities in a creative and business environment in the center of Prishtina.
- Access to local and international networks.
Virtual Incubation Services – are offered to clients in Survival, Growth, Expansion and Maturity development phases. It is offered to clients, who do not have need for hosting services since they own their own premises, or they are situated out of Prishtina, but they are fulfilling conditions regarding idea innovativeness, international orientation and employment potential.
Generally offered services consist of three categories of services:
- Consulting services for start-ups
- International Business Matchmaking & Consulting services,
- ICT Education Services.
What’s in it for you?
ICK Founder’s Pack gives our startups access to international programs, networks and services such as:
- STARTUP BOOTCAMP
The opportunity to be part of the five-day intensive Bootcamp covered by lead industry experts and featuring topics as: Business Model Canvas & Value Proposition; Financial Projections & Investment Readiness; Marketing & Sales; Reporting & HR and more.
- PROFESSIONAL MENTORSHIP
Benefit from +50 Mentors - Work with local & International executives, serial founders and coaches for an ultimate boost. Gain from their knowhow, experience and network.
- BUSINESS CONSULTING
Get all the one-on-one consulting you need and develop the skills relevant to your business.
- TRAINING BY ICK
All training organized by ICK are discounted by 30% for the Incubated startups.
- HOSTING SERVICES
Enjoy working in a unique and inspiring environment in the center of Prishtina. Friendly infrastructure and utilities available – 24/7. The Business Incubator provides physical on-site incubation and pre-incubator services depending on the experience of the team and level of development of the business idea.
- PRE-ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
The program covers a wide range of verticals and industries with predefined tasks, workshops, webinars and connection to investor networks complemented by renowned European startup accelerators.
- FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Potential grants, investments, subsidies, and value across your business value chain.
- INVESTOR NETWORK
Get connected with an international pool of Investors, Venture Capitalists and Accelerators.
- PROMOTION & EXPOSURE
ICK supports you to launch your product/service and boost your local and international presence.
- STARTUP INNOVATION FAIR
A community driven event, bringing together local tech startups, key industry leaders, potential customers, mentors, media, educators and investors for beta testing, promotion and direct feedback.
- INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
Opportunity to attend international events such as: SLUSH, DMEXCO, PODIM Conference, World Business Angel Forum, Untold Stories Budapest & TechCamp, Get in the Ring, Web Summit, Startup Grind, WB6 Startup Academy, Elevator Lab, Entrepreneurship World Cup, TeknoFest, The Next Web and different Startup Exchange Programs – to only name a few.
- INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP AND SUPPORT
Amazon Web Service, Microsoft BizSpark, SendGrid, Startup Wise Guys, Star Venture, Krypto Labs, European Alliance for Innovation, World Business Angel Investment Forum, 3D Startup Campus, European Youth Award, Creative Business Network, etc.
- ALUMNI SUPPORT & COOPERATION
After the program ICK continues to support you in growing your company and fundraising.
- JetBrains Incubator Program
The JetBrains Incubators Program is an initiative from JetBrains, a cutting-edge software vendor, creator of Kotlin, IntelliJ IDEA, ReSharper, Space, and other professional tools trusted by over 12 million people all over the world. The program is designed to help startups supported by JetBrains partners develop innovative global projects by providing them with special offers on productivity-enhancing tools for their software developers and teams.
Perks for startups:
- 6 months of free access to all JetBrains products (up to 10 licenses)
- 50% discount on commercial subscriptions starting from the 7th month
- 6 months of free Space plan upgrade