STARTUP SUPPORT
PROGRAM

Startup Support Program creates a dynamic space for turning promising business ideas into successful ventures. It offers support for bringing new and existing companies into the market spotlight, providing pre-incubation and incubation services, tailored to the team’s expertise and the stage of development of the business idea.

Kickstart your startup journey!

Apply if you have:

  • A great ICT business idea and want to start your own business;
  • Less than 2 years of operations with an innovative product/service,
  • A productive team, with business and technical capabilities from anywhere in the world;
  • Commitment to develop your startup full-time at ICK Incubator program.

How it works?

1.The Big Idea

It all starts with you. You have a business idea that can create value, employ others, and turn a profit?
You are in great company!

4. Business Idea Improvement

If your business idea meet the necessary criteria and are selected, you can have a chance to further improve this idea. Collaborate with our seasoned consultants and trainers to take your concept to the next level.

1.The Big Idea

It all starts with you. You have a business idea that can create value, employ others, and turn a profit?
You are in great company!

2. Application Submission

Take the plunge by filling out our user-friendly online Application Form, sharing key details about your innovative idea.

3. Preliminary Evaluation

Our ICK Admission Committee carefully assesses your application based on set criteria, ensuring a fair and thorough evaluation.

4. Business Idea Improvement

If your business idea meet the necessary criteria and are selected, you can have a chance to further improve this idea. Collaborate with our seasoned consultants and trainers to take your concept to the next level.

5. The Pitch Final Presentation

After all the previous phases are successfully completed, you will be invited to give a final presentation of your business idea. The ICK Admission Committee will make its final decision on who will enter the incu­bator or receive incubator services.

6. Decision Process

The final decision hinges on crucial factors like the quality of your business idea, the product, or service, your team’s experience and dedication, commercial market potential, and growth opportunities. Join ICK and let’s turn your idea into a thriving reality!

2. Application Submission

Take the plunge by filling out our user-friendly online Application Form, sharing key details about your innovative idea.

5. The Pitch Final Presentation
After all the previous phases are successfully completed, you will be invited to give a final presentation of your business idea. The ICK Admission Committee will make its final decision on who will enter the incu­bator or receive incubator services.

3. Preliminary Evaluation

Our ICK Admission Committee carefully assesses your application based on set criteria, ensuring a fair and thorough evaluation.

6. Decision Process
The final decision hinges on crucial factors like the quality of your business idea, the product, or service, your team’s experience and dedication, commercial market potential, and growth opportunities. Join ICK and let’s turn your idea into a thriving reality!

What's in it for you?

ICK Founder’s Pack gives our startups access to international programs, networks, and services:

STARTUP BOOTCAMP
  • You can attend our five-day intensive Startup Bootcamp led by industry experts and dive into essential topics such as Business Model Canvas & Value Proposition, Financial Projections & Investment Readiness, Marketing & Sales, Reporting & HR, and more. Seize the opportunity to elevate your startup game!
BUSINESS CONSULTING
  • Our tailored Business Consulting program is led by seasoned experts, and covers crucial topics such as Strategic Planning, Operations Optimization, Market Analysis, Financial Strategy, and more. Elevate your business to new heights through strategic insights and personalized guidance.
HOSTING SERVICES
  • Discover a friendly and inspiring workspace with 24/7 access to essential facilities. The Business Incubator offers both on-site incubation and pre-incubator services tailored to your team’s experience and the stage of your business idea.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT
  • From funding advice to access to business grants, we’ve got you covered through our projects and partnerships. Secure your financial success with our dedicated support!
PROMOTION & EXPOSURE
  • ICK supports you to launch your product/service and enhance your visibility locally and internationally.
INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
  • Gain access to renowned international events like 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 various Startup Exchange Programs. Seize the chance to connect, learn, and thrive on a global stage.
ALUMNI SUPPORT & COOPERATION
  • Beyond the program, ICK stands by you, providing ongoing support for company growth and fundraising. Our commitment extends beyond the initial stages, ensuring your continued success in the entrepreneurial landscape.
PROFESSIONAL MENTORSHIP
  • Benefit from +50 Mentors, including local and international executives, serial founders, and coaches. Gain from their invaluable knowhow, extensive experience, and extensive networks for an ultimate boost to your venture.
TRAINING BY ICK
  • As an incubated startup, you will have a 30% discount for all trainings at ICK.
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.
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 PARTNERSHIP & SUPPORT
  • Benefit support and services from 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.

International Partnerships

STARTUP LINGO 101

Mentors

In our vast mentor network, wisdom meets innovation, ensuring every startup has an array of support to navigate the world of entrepreneurship. Our mentors, drawn from thriving tech companies in Kosovo, bring a wealth of experience and skills, serving as invaluable assets to our startups.

Become a Mentor

Have you successfully led a company or launched your own startup? Do you believe your experience can guide aspiring young entrepreneurs on their journey?

If you’re ready to be a valuable asset to ICK startups, fill out our online application – Check out the Guidelines. Join us in shaping the future of entrepreneurship!