Support for 37 new startups in Phase 1 of the Raising Starts 3.0 program - Naučno-tehnološki park Beograd

Support for 37 new startups in Phase 1 of the Raising Starts 3.0 program

37 new teams from the regions of Belgrade, Niš, and Čačak will receive professional support for the accelerated development of innovations within the third cycle of the Raising Starts program!

The third public call for Raising Starts, the first pre-seed accelerator program, received more than 200 applications, and in the fierce competition, 37 of them secured participation in the first phase of the program. From the 37 total, 23 come from the Belgrade region, 7 from Niš and 7 from Čačak.

Congratulations to all the selected teams!

During Phase 1, startups will go through training aimed at acquiring business skills, market validation, and developing characteristics of innovative products/services, with the necessary direction and focus on accelerated development. The participants will also receive special support in the field of intellectual property rights, with the support of the Swiss Federal Institute for Intellectual Property and the Institute for Intellectual Property of the Republic of Serbia.

We start with the first workshops on the first day of March, and during the intensive month of work that follows, the teams will work with top local and international mentors, experts with many years of experience, and significant references in the field of business building and startup development.

At the end of Phase 1, teams and companies that meet the predetermined criteria will pitch on DemoDay in front of an expert jury. According to the jury’s decision, the best ones will have the opportunity to participate in Phase 2, in which, along with additional training and mentoring sessions, they will also receive financial support in the amount of up to 15,000 CHF for software development, or up to 20,000 CHF for new product development.

It’s time for new ideas to shine!

Raising Starts is the first pre-seed accelerator in Serbia that simultaneously provides professional and financial support for the accelerated development of innovations to startups in the earliest stages of development. The program is implemented by the Science Technology Park Belgrade (STP Belgrade) with the support of the Swiss Government, in partnership with the Science Technology Park Niš (STP Niš) and the  Science Technology Park Čačak (STP Čačak).

The goal is to accelerate the development of innovative products and services and support startups to overcome obstacles on the way from a business idea to readiness for investments and entering the global market.