24 September 2021
Uplift is an early-stage Start Up accelerator program focused on growing business and increasing valuation. We aim to support dozens of the most innovative and promising startups from the Balkans region. Through Uplift, Startups will learn how to pitch to investors, protect their intellectual property, improve their business models and apply the lean methodology.
4 months complex acceleration program
50 000 EUR investment access for the selected startup
5 000 EUR cash prize for the best team
Workshops, networking sessions, dedicated business coaching and 1-on-1 mentoring
50+ top industry experts, mentors and successful entrepreneurs in Europe and region
Access to leading Balkans investors at final Uplift Demo Day
Pilot your solution through networking with Uplift key partners
Bridge2EU program - Study trip to Slovakia, Czech Republic and Austria
Tech Startups and teams in any field
Minimum viable product or service is an advantage
Potential to monetize and scale your business internationally
Full-time commitment and ability to participate in the program in Tirana
Teams capable to work intensively to deliver substantial progress and tangible results during the program
Demonstrated traction such as first (paying/not paying) customers, subscribers, potential revenue or relevant partners
Selection Bootcamp in Kosovo
Selection Bootcamp in North Macedonia
Selection Bootcamp in Albania
4 months Acceleration Program Kickoff
UPLIFT Demo Day
Be among the best and get access to intensive acceleration program designed to support your startup in key business areas.
Meet our mentors who include entrepreneurs, industry experts and investors
IPERVOX.COM, a SaaS that breaks down entry barriers for content creators on voice platforms like Amazon Alexa, breaking down costs and time to almost zero for the creation of a custom voice app. The true innovation of IPERVOX lies in the extreme ease of use, not requiring any technical knowledge. IPERVOX has now clients from all over the world. Joined World Champion List of Alexa for 2020. They have Extended partnership with Alexa. IPERVOX closed the first round of investment in Italy, with the most active fund for “early stage startups” (LVenture Group LUISS Enlabs), in a total of 110.000 EUR. Currently is in discussion with other investors from Europe, USA and Hong Kong for a total of 450.000 EUR. IPERVOX won a 3K EUR cash prize as-well as selected to compete at Web Summit from 2-5 November 2020 at Lisbon, by Tegeria as a winning prizes at Uplift.
GameON is the Albania’s first and only gaming media and esports platform. With over 50k monthly views, currently ranks within the top 150 most visited websites in Albania (based on Alexa). GameON Albania is a passion project made by people with knowledge in Digital Marketing and Media driven by the love of Video Games and Esports. Product launched in May 2018; USERS: 20k unique montly - 63k unique yearly ; BUSINESSES: 5 After Uplift Albania acceleration program GameON Startup signed a contract with Telekom Albania for the media content. Is also in successful collaborations with Redbull, Samsung and Albagame. First albanian organization to have achieved Twitch Partnership with Amazon's twitch TV. GameON Startup signed a contract with Telekom Albania for the media content. Is also in successful collaborations with Redbull, Samsung and Albagame. GameOn Albania was awarded with an invitation to “Matchmaking and Exposure” Program in Berlin for 2-week with an advanced startup, by EU for Innovation.
iAvokat is a digital platform that aims to innovate the legal industry by providing legal services tailored to the needs of the digital marketplace. With us you will be able to register your business, download the contract you need and get professional legal advice online. All of this can be done online, and it's easy to use, cheap and fast. They are Finishing the Initial Product (more advanced than a MVP). After Uplift Albania acceleration program iAvokat decided on a new business and product model and is developing his online platform. iAvokat Startup recieved 10.000 EUR investment for angel investors and another EUR grant from a non-gonvermental institution. Currently, iAvokat is developing his online platform.
Amargi Amargi is an Albanian, online brand designing modern clothes with hand-loomed fabric and application of ethnographic motives. Amargi was awarded with an invitation to “Matchmaking and Exposure” Program in Berlin for 2-week with an advanced startup, by EU for Innovation.
Orar.al is a centralized on-demand service booking platform aimed at connecting customers with service-oriented industries in order to deliver a seamless experience for both parties. Customers will be able to book online from a vast numbers of services and business clients will manage these bookings from a single platform filled with tools that also provide marketing, growth reports, and various business analytics.
The ADDO platform enables travelers to get an alternative, cheaper freight service by simply using one-click personal cars from playstore or appstore. There are two applications ADDO Passenger & ADDO Driver. Addo is like Uber idea for Balkan.
pleXus is a narrative, emotional VR puzzle game. Experience of a fictional storyline. The product is a Living and feeling a character’s life through a fictional storyline. Targeting Oculus Quest store, but extending on Rift and Rift S. Currently, PleXus VR is preparing their product in the market and is also developing online platforms for Virtual Reality. This startup has received support from Oculus, where is not easy to have access for publications. PleXusVR has received 50.000 EUR investment from angel investors. pleXus VR was awarded with an invitation to “Matchmaking and Exposure” Program in Berlin for 2-week with an advanced startup, by EU for Innovation.