Accelerate your startup to the next level with Uplift Western Balkans - the 4th Edition.


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

  • Possibility for financial investments

  • 17 000 EUR cash prize for the best teams

  • 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

  • Brand Identity and Brand Strategy Package

  • Investment Readiness Package

  • Trademark Registration and Infringement Protection

  • Bridge2EU program - Study trip to Slovakia 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


31 August 2022

Application Deadline

8 September 2022

Selection Bootcamp in Kosovo

9 September 2022

Selection Bootcamp in North Macedonia

10 September 2022

Selection Bootcamp in Albania

16 September 2022

3 months Acceleration Program Kickoff

20 - 25 October


21 November 2022


Registration for our third batch is open until August 31, 2022
Our key areas

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