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WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

Strong Teams and Startups

Strong teams with startups in the early validation phase or growth stage (in any field), having at least an initial prototype/MVP and preferably a developed MVP in the market, with:

  • Early traction: the team has already talked to customers and has a well defined problem to be solved and preferably the solution has already attracted some customers and received initial market feedback.
  • Team dedication: there is a team of at least two persons and they have already put high efforts in making it happen.
  • Market ambition: the team is looking to develop and expand their products/services nationally, regionally and/or internationally.

Application Deadline In:

WE OFFER TWO TRACKS, TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS

Growth Accelerator

Who is it for?

For startups that are at least in early validation (have an initial prototype or MVP) or growth phases.

What will you get?

  • A rich acceleration program of 60 hours of trainings, workshops, coaching & mentoring sessions (during 3 months) tailored to the your specific needs.
  • A flexible program curricula, where you can pick and choose the key modules you need to bring your startup to the market or help you grow faster.
  • A 3-months post-acceleration support with follow-up mentoring and facilitation of access to networking and 3rd party services.

Flexible Support Plus

Who is it for?

For startups that have completed acceleration programs and/or have fully developed an MVP.

What will you get?

  • A personalised support program of about 16 hours/team, fully based on 1-to-1 coaching and expert advise from highly experienced professionals.
  • Year-round application opportunities and flexible duration, tailored to the specific timelines and priorities of your team.
  • Opportunities to attend as a visitor up to two accelerator trainings/workshops and any cohort events.

… and much more

Prize awards for the best performing teams, from the program partners and supporters.

Promotion and exposure to potential partners and investors, during and beyond the program.

Networking and connections to a wide network of industry experts, entrepreneurs, coaches, mentors and other like-minded people in the region and beyond.

Free access to alumni support, peer to peer events and various post-program support services.

YOUR ENGAGEMENT

“You can only get something out – if at first, you put something in.” [Axel Schultze]

GROWpreneur strives to provides an intense, high energy, quality program. Our mentors, coaches, practitioners provide a wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience. As a result, there are three minimum, engagement obligations.

– Availability to participate in the selected modules and one-to-one sessions during the program, whether the format will be online or offline.

– Commitment to complete all the activities, tasks, tests, deadlines, as agreed with the respective trainers, coaches, experts or mentors during the program sessions.

 Contribution: To participate in the program, each final selected Startup should contribute to the GROWpreneur’s pooled funding, equal to: (i) a sum of EUR 100 for the Growth Accelerator track; and (ii) a sum of EUR 80 for the Flexible Support Plus track. The net amount of contributions to the pooled funds brought in by participating teams will be entirely reinvested back into the highest performing startups, selected based on merit among the program cohort members. In case you have a validated MVP, or an awesome solution to an important societal problem, but the contribution is a barrier for you to participate – talk to us and we will find a solution together!

 

ACCELERATOR TIMELINE

  • Program Launch Event
    02 August

  • Applications Deadline
    03 October

  • Review Applications & Preselection
    03 - 06 October

  • Bootcamp & Selection of Teams
    15 - 17 October

  • Flexible Training Modules (Designing for Growth)
    25 October - 19 November

  • Training Modules (Fundraising & Investment Readiness)
    29 November - 21 January

  • Pitch Finalisation and Review
    17 - 21 January

  • Demo Day
    24 - 28 January

  • Follow-up

OUR KEY TRAINERS, COACHES AND MENTORS

Checkout our coaches and mentors!

Jules Banning

Jules Banning

Agile & Startup Coach with focus on Pitch, Lean Startup, Teamwork & Networking

Aleksandra Kasmi

Aleksandra Kasmi

Executive & Business Coach, Master Trainer on Management & Leadership

Till Ohrmann

Till Ohrmann

CEO and Co-founder @ PIRATE.global and Startup Ecosystem Builder

Shkelzen Marku

Shkelzen Marku

Co-founder & Managing Director @ YSB Balkans, Team Leader @ GROWpreneur

Edona Bilali

Edona Bilali

Co-owner & Managing Partner @ AZ Consulting, Senior Business Advisor & Coach

Daniel Nowack

Daniel Nowack

Managing Director, Corporate Innovation @ Yunus Social Business Global Initiatives

Ermira Repaj

Ermira Repaj

Entrepreneurship Program Manager @ American Development Foundation (AADF)

Gerion Treska

Gerion Treska

Business Coach & Incubation and Acceleration Advisor & YSB Balkans

Gerti Boshnjaku

Gerti Boshnjaku

Co-founder and CEO @ New Media Communications & Business Magazine

Dritan Mezini

Dritan Mezini

Founder and CEO @ DM Consulting and duapune.com & Senior Business Coach

Tomi Kallanxhi

Tomi Kallanxhi

Founder and CEO @ BIG MEDIA EXPERT and Shpi.al

Vladimir Maric

Vladimir Maric

Sales, Impact Entrepreneurship and Digital Transformation Expert

Boris Golob

Boris Golob

CEO at STEP RI Science & Technology Park University of Rijeka

Pezana Rexha

Pezana Rexha

CEO/Founder Pana

Suela Kocibellinj

Suela Kocibellinj

CEO Vizion OJF

Celik Nimani

Celik Nimani

CEO Frakton

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