Accelerate your startup to the next level with Uplift Western Balkans - the 3rd Edition.

About

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.

WHAT WE OFFER?
  • 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

  • Office spaces

  • Bridge2EU program - Study trip to Slovakia, Czech Republic and Austria

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
  • 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

Timeline

24 September 2021

Application Deadline

1-2 October 2021

Selection Bootcamp in Kosovo

8 – 9 October 2021

Selection Bootcamp in North Macedonia

15 – 16 October 2021

Selection Bootcamp in Albania

6 October .2021

4 months Acceleration Program Kickoff

16 November 2021

Bridge2EU

11 January 2022

Progress Pitch

17 January 2022

UPLIFT Demo Day

Registration for our third batch is open until September the 24th 2021
Our key areas

Still not sure if you fit in? Read our FAQ here or contact [email protected].

Program

Be among the best and get access to intensive acceleration program designed to support your startup in key business areas.

Business model & Value proposition
Product development
Sales strategy
Marketing strategy
New markets development
Business intelligence
Presentation skills
Fundraising
HR & Team development
Finance & Accounting
IP & Legal
Finances & Investments
Mentors

Meet our mentors who include entrepreneurs, industry experts and investors

Team Uplift
Advisory Team
Organizers
Main Partners
Investment Partners
Network Partners
Media Partners

Uplift Graduates

IPERVOX

GameOn Albania

iAvokat

Amargi

Orar

ADDO

pleXus VR

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