Bridge2EU

A soft-landing, tailor-made program
for Albanian tech companies,
startups and scale-ups

Explore a new European ecosystem

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About Bridge2EU

Bridge2EU is a soft-landing, tailor-made program which helps Albanian tech companies, startups and scale-ups explore a new ecosystem. This program allows selected companies to enter a new country and receive assistance from a strong local partner, which will help your Startup understand the market dynamics and get connected with the ecosystem.

12 Top companies will participate in a week-long soft-landing mission in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Why join the program?

Week -long tailor-made program helping startups explore new ecosystems and markets
Networking with local industry players, potential partners and new customers
Test and facilitate entry in the new market
Opportunities on how to scale your business globally
Learn more about the Slovak market as an entry point to the EU

What do we offer during the one-week mission in Slovakia?

Timeline

Application Apply at https://forms.gle/NkmaiBvHkvQnei617

Applications are open until 10 October 2021.

SELECTION Get selected

Best startups will get selected at the selection bootcamp.
Companies must have a home-market validation.

SOFT-LANDING Study trip 5 days to Bratislava, Slovakia

Get to know the local market and understand how to scale your business there.

GOING BACK Come back from the Soft-Landing

Ready to share what you have learned with local scale-ups.
A joint event will be organized in Tirana, with the panel of startups to share their experience.

SCALE UP You Are ready to grow internationally

With an expanded network, heaps of new knowledge and more motivation than ever!

* all participants of the program have to be vaccinated
* If travelling is not allowed on dates scheduled in December, the Soft-Landing Program will take place in February 2022

Agenda

Arrivals and Welcome 09:00 – 12:00
Get to know your peers, group speed networking 12:00 – 13:00
Introduction to Slovakia & EU market - SARIO 13:00 – 14:00
Slovak startup ecosystem overview 14:00 – 15:30
Startup success story 1 15:30 – 16:30
Networking & Social event 17:00 – 19:00
Slovakia & investment landscape, SIH 09:00 – 10:30
Startup success story 2 10:30 – 12:00
Lunch & investor panel 12:00 – 14:00
Slovak incubators & accelerators 14:00 – 15:30
Setting up a business in Slovakia: Tax, legal and incorporation 16:00 – 17:30
Networking 18:00 – 19:00
Mentoring sessions with mentors and investors 09:00 – 12:00
Panel with industry representatives 12:00 – 14:00
Meeting corporation 1 – successful collaborations withs startups 14:00 – 15:30
Meeting corporation 2 – how they work with startups 15:30 – 17:00
Small pitching event + social 17:00 – 19:00
Active participation at the event, tbc 09:00 – 17:00
Networking 17:00 – 20:00
Meeting ecosystem player 1 09:00 – 10:30
Meeting ecosystem player 2 09:00 – 10:30
Feedback session & planning next steps 12:00 – 14:00
Departures 14:00 – 18:00

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Tirana, Albania 1010
Tel: 069 900 9000
E-mail: [email protected]