February 26, 2020. With participation of the startup community, mentors, the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) – Entrepreneurship Academy and “Startup Wise Guys”, the Tech Boost Program has officially started at the Innovation Centre Kosovo.
To help startups with their innovative journey to make it the best it can be, 10 capable selected startups from Kosovo and neighboring countries, leg up to their abilities as entrepreneurs with an eight-week pre-accelerator program!
The launching event started off with an introduction by Executive Director of ICK, Uranik Begu, welcoming all representatives, partners, and participants to the start of an amazing journey that is the program. The presentation was followed by Venera Hoxha from EFSE and Egita Polanska from Startup Wise Guys, as partners retracing the steps of how the idea of such a program came to be, the involvement of both companies to put into life something creative for small businesses and how far it has come today.
The participating startups include FindBug, Enchele, Trudo, Jiroo, Sporty, Nerdy Creative, DFuture-Digital Chef, Deinde, AEP Innovation, and ICONA.
TechBoost program is a Pre-Accelerator program powered by the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) Entrepreneurship Academy & Startup Wise Guys and supported by the Embassy of Sweden in Prishtina. Other regional partners include: Preduzetnicki Centar (Croatia) and Seavus Accelerator (North Macedonia).
Working together, the program includes an 8-week long online accelerator program complemented by Startup Wise Guys with one-on-one mentoring in a vast selection of topics (sales, marketing, pitch skills, finance, business development, legal, product development, investor relations, outreach, etc), on-site bootcamp and a live pitching “Demo Day”, during Podim Conference 2020 in Slovenia (May 2020).
All activities are in courtesy of Startup Wise Guys, Europe’s leading B2B startup accelerator, present in all three Baltic states with participants from around the world, also voted VC fund of the year 2019 in CEE.
While it will prove a challenging journey, for all gaining startups, it will be a fruitful and wonderful one.