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We’re launching the V4 Startup Force program on a whole new level!

Get ready for this SPRING, and join the first V4 BOOTCAMP!

This semester for the first time, we provide the opportunity to 20 startups to be part of an extraordinary Bootcamp, to receive professional knowledge, a wide range of networks, and many community events!

At the end of the camp, you’ll have the chance to prove that you’re the best startup in your country, and join the V4 Startup Force ONLINE Roadshow!
More opportunities, more professional content
and more community building
★ Bigger community ★
bigger experience
If you're from the V4 countries: seize the opportunity!
Join us in this exceptional experience!

Since we will be online, you will have the opportunity to easily meet potential business partners from the V4 region (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, or Slovakia) and gain access to the global market. Dare to change and bring solutions that have a real impact on society.

This is what you will get: more opportunities, professional content, community building, mentors, inspiration speakers, startups from other areas, local accelerators, and potential future clients. In the long run: you can be part of a bigger community.

5 startups from each of the V4 countries will be selected by Design Terminal and its local partner organizations to join the first-ever V4 Startup Force Bootcamp. It’s a 5 day-long intense online camp where the teams will receive a useful knowledge pack on how to BOOST their startup!

Then 4 teams – 1 from each country – will join a 7-day long training and mentoring program by Design Terminal & a 10-day long mobility and networking online event in the three other V4 countries.

Why choose us

Network & community

You will have access to Design Terminal’s Alumni and you can also get connections to professional partners and other similar startups.

Scholarship

Design Terminal provides scholarship for participating in the program.

Workshops

Design Terminal offers a 7-day long training with diverse, international mentors and workshops. Also, in each semester one local partner provides a tailored workshop and mentoring session with local experts and business leaders who will guide your startup and help in the further progress.

Business meetings

During the mobility and networking online event your startup will have at least 3 business meetings (12 altogether) per V4 country, organised locally by Design Terminal and the local partners.

Who are we looking for?

  • The startup is based in the V4 region and one of the founders has Czech, Hungarian, Polish or Slovakian nationality
  • The product or service can have an added value for corporate partners
  • Two members are willing to dedicate time to participate in the program
  • Startup has a real impact on society
  • The team has the business and tech knowledge
  • The startup has already an MVP and ready to work with clients
  • The product or service is future-proof
  • Their business is scalable
  • About Design Terminal

    Design Terminal is the leading innovation agency in Hungary. Its mission is to nurture business talent and develop the regional entrepreneurial as well as the innovation ecosystem. Design Terminal builds bridges between startups and corporations, connecting the two different business environments. They bring talented startups together with innovative companies to create value for society.

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    The European Commission recognized our efforts by the European Enterprise Promotion Award (EEPA) in 2014, and in 2016 we obtained the award for the best Hungarian accelerator, as part of the Central European Startup Awards.

    Business partners

    coming soon…

    Our partners

    PARTNER
    ORGANIZATIONS

    Contacting the best startups and organising the meetings locally

    We explore and select
    the best startups together

    DESIGN
    TERMINAL

    Ensuring the continuous professional supervision of the program

    VISEGRAD FUND

    is an international donor organization established in 2000 by the governments of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries—Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia—to promote regional cooperation in the V4 region as well as between the region and other countries, especially those in the Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership regions. The Fund does so by awarding grants, scholarships and artist residencies. The Fund’s annual budget is €8 million and it consists of equal contributions of the V4 governments.

    REAKTOR WARSAW

    is an extraordinary place and an unique community for all kinds of startupers from wannabe to successful one. If you are a tech disruptor you can find easily your species here! OpenReaktor, monthly event, aims to facilitate networking, knowledge and experience-sharing and integration of Warsaw’s startup scene in an informal atmosphere, with pizza and beer to accompany the discussions. We also conduct the pre-acceleration program called ReaktorX where we take startups from idea stage to first funding. We help corporates establish and maintain successful relationships with startups to get even more innovative.

    CAMPUS

    is an international co-working space for early stage startups, aspiring entrepreneurs and students based in Mlynska dolina, Bratislava. Since opening its doors, they have welcomed members from 14 different countries, making its environment truly international and diverse.

    DEX-IC

    DEX Innovation Centre (DEXIC) is an innovation centre, established in 2012 in the Czech Republic, which runs its own Accelerator program, operates Virtual Incubator, runs other startup activities with a proven track record. We are an ecosystem builder. We have scaled-up 73 start-ups within our BUILD activities. We helped them to get 3.6 million EURO of investment. Our Build ecosystem consists of a nationwide network of Scouts, Ambassadors, and Ecosystem enablers with 70+ mentors globally. DEXIC is also part of the biggest European public-private partnerships – EIT Health and acts as the EIT Health Hub for the Czech Republic with access to top-niche partners from EIT Health Network. This includes Bridgehead Europe Network of Catalysers; top-notch accelerators and incubators supporting health startups in expansion to other EU markets. At the same time, we also part of the EIT InnoEnergy and acts as the EIT InnoEnergy Hub for the Czech Republic.

    Frequently asked questions

    Any startup registered in a V4 country (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland or Slovakia), with a founder with a citizenship of one of the four countries.

    Nothing. If your startup is selected, it’s completely FREE to attend at the program.

    We expect full dedication to the program, which means that two members of your startup (including the founder/CEO) have to participate in the 7-day long training session, and 10 more days at a networking online event.

    The whole program will be in English.

    We are happy to help out with any questions! Just drop us a message at v4suf@designterminal.org.