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14 Accelerators for CEE Tech Startups You Should Apply To, According to Our Community

14 Accelerators for CEE Tech Startups You Should Apply To, According to Our Community, TheRecursive.com
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For tech startup founders, participating in accelerator programs can be a good option for supporting their venture’s development. These programs typically offer a combination of capital investment and access to mentorship, alongside networking opportunities and various resources.

In a region like the CEE, where the tech sector is growing but still developing, accelerators can provide valuable connections to wider markets and industry knowledge.

To help you paint a picture of what are the options out there, if you are an early-stage founder from CEE, we asked our community to recommend the accelerators they would go to. Below is the list, ordered based on the application deadline.

When applying, keep in mind that most accelerators are equity-free, but it’s worth double-checking this aspect.

Do you have another accelerator in mind? Contact Elena.

Accelerators for CEE Tech Startups

AceON Accelerator

Fit for: Early-stage tech startups
Goal: Growth, mentoring, investments
Period: 2 months
Location: Online & Prague/Bratislava
Deadline: March 7

RubikEdu

Fit for: Tech startups wannabe
Goal: Get you from idea to MVP
Period: 2 ½ months
Location: Iasi
Deadline: March 10

SynergistEIC

Fit for: ClimateTech, CleanTech, Circular Economy, AgriFood
Goal: Growth, mentoring, investments
Period: 6 months
Location: Online
Deadline: March 13

Bulgaria Innovation Hub

Fit for: Tech Startups
Goal: US market entry
Period: 3 weeks
Location: Online & San Francisco
Deadline: March 15

UK Fintech Bootcamp

Fit for: Female-led Fintech startups
Goal: UK understanding & exposure
Period: 1 week
Location: Online & London
Deadline: March 30

Start it @ČSOB

Fit for: FinTech startups
Goal: Growth, mentoring, investments
Period: 5 months
Location: Prague
Deadline: March 28

LevelUP Accelerator

Fit for: Health & Life Science startups
Goal: Growth, mentoring, investments
Period: 6 months
Location: Online & Cluj/Bucharest
Deadline: April 2

Labena Ventures

Fit for: BioTech, Pharma, HealthTech startups
Goal: Expansion in Europe
Period: 3 months
Location: Online & Ljubljana
Deadline: April 5

EIT Urban Mobility Market Readiness Accelerator

Fit for: Mobility startups with a clear business idea
Goal: Growth, mentoring, investments
Period: 6 months
Location: Online
Deadline: April 15

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Genesis StartUp Academy

Fit for: Software startups in Pre-Seed/Seed stage
Goal: Global GTM, pivoting, growth
Period: 3 months
Location: Online & Warsaw
Deadline: April 28

Hubvantage

Fit for: HealthTech startups
Goal: Expansion in Europe
Period: 8 months
Location: Online & Cluj/Bucharest
Deadline: May 20

Venture Accel

Fit for: Romanian Tech startups
Goal: Growth, mentoring, investments
Period: 3 months
Location: Bucharest
Deadline: September

Upcelerator by Dreamups

Fit for: Tech startups wannabe
Goal: Get you from idea to MVP
Period: 3 months
Location: Online
Deadline: September

StartupYard

Fit for: DeepTech startups
Goal: Market launch, mentoring, investments
Period: 3 months
Location: Online & Prague
Deadline: Ongoing

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Elena is a Startup Community Editor at The Recursive. In other words, she keeps close to the startup ecosystem in CEE and makes their stories heard. She creates educational and informational content about innovation, funding and startup growth.