Fongit is a startup incubator founded in 1991, and known as Switzerland’s first incubator that supports entrepreneurs and businesses in the Cleantech, IT, and Medtech. The team provides business coaching, a fully furnished office space and networking for early-stage, high-tech venture. They invest in business ideas through their sister company Fongit Seed Invest (FSI) that provides series A capital to startups that grow their business around disruptive and patent enabling technologies. Investment: equity financing of up to 500k CHF through fund matching
The Tetuan Valley is a pre-accelerator, a Startup School for young wanna-be-entrepreneurs. It’s a 6-week intensive program for entrepreneurs that want to create tech-based startups within the TIMT industry (Telecommunications, Internet, Media and Technology). The Startup School currently have about 50 active startups in their community. The School runs twice a year in Madrid and the best teams and projects are sent to international investors for further analysis and business networking.
A Barcelona-based accelerator SeedRocket is made up of successful professionals and experts in different areas within the Internet sector. Those serial entrepreneurs and experts provide mentoring support and help with investment for high-growth potential startups. The selected 10-12 teams enter a week-long program of training and workshops with mentors. After a week, they present their projects to private investors, business angels, VCs, and the SeedRocket team getting a chance to receive €150k seed investment.
betaFactory is an independent accelerator and mentoring program, modeled after YCombinator and Techstars. The accelerator started in 2011 as the first in Norway, and since then has been supporting entrepreneurs through high-level mentoring opportunities, education, professional advice, investment, the community, infrastructure, and visibility.]
iCatapult, a global business development accelerator for CEE tech companies, was founded in 2012. As a business development company, they focus on taking Central European technologies to global markets. The program has two stages: stage one – global startup training program, and stage two – soft landing. The startups receive one-to-one mentoring from many international industry experts before they move to Silicon Valley for three months. Investment: the programs funds for up to €200K for equity positions in each accelerated company up to 19%.
i5invest is a business incubator focused on B2C, B2B and mobile internet ventures. The incubator runs a small accelerator program (for a period of two years) to help start-ups find investors and expand internationally. They support new business ideas through coaching, mentoring, infrastructure, seed funding and more, and offer great opportunities through their strong network that extends from Vienna to Silicon Valley and New York.
Mapillary offers street-level imagery and data solutions to help organizations and individuals find streetview of their locations
Organized by Start It Smart, the biggest entrepreneurship club in Bulgaria, 3Challenge gathers young entrepreneurs to compete for the best innovative idea. The entrepreneurship competition has 3 stages: Idea (presentation), Seed and Grow, and all three stages offer different business opportunities, however, regardless of the stage, young entrepreneurs receive mentoring, access to valuable resources, and an opportunity to actively participate in workshops and seminars.