Startups Boosting Regional Entrepreneurial Environment: V4 Startup Force Returns


March 12, 2019
V4 Startup Force

Once again in 2019, Design Terminal is launching – together with its partners – V4 Startup Force, the unique startup program of the Visegrad region.

Applications from the most innovative startups in the region are welcomed between March 11-31.

The principal objective of the initiative is to support collaboration between startups and corporations active within the region, thus promoting the strengthening of business relations between the four countries.

Goals of the organizers

The scholarship program is an excellent example of the cohesive power of the V4 community because it has come about as a result of the combined efforts of Design Terminal and its partners, the Czech UP21, Polish MIT Enterprise Forum CEE and Slovak CAMPUS, naturally with the support of the Visegrad Fund.

Included in the prime goals of the organizers are the popularization of innovation and investment potentials inherent in the region as well as support for the regional startup ecosystem.

Free-of-charge development program

The most promising startups from the four Visegrad countries participate in a free-of-charge enterprise development program lasting more than two weeks, during which the region’s top experts provide them with customized mentoring and the organizers arrange meet-ups with the leading corporations active in the region.

The scholarship program assists enterprises to expand their business connections and launch out on the global market. Startup solutions tracking the very latest trends can, by exceeding their own domestic boundaries, be integrated into the operation of regional corporations.

Bratislava’s key role

The program kicks off in Budapest on May 6th, 2019, followed later by a 10-day round-trip to the other three Visegrad capitals, where startups meet the biggest names in the local business and startup ecosystem.

A special feature of this year’s scholarship program is that Bratislava is receiving a key role alongside Budapest. In addition to business meetings arranged in the Slovak capital, business figures experienced in the startup and corporate sphere assist the development of enterprises by sharing their own experiences within mentoring frameworks.

Full details of the program and application from can be found on the following website. Dedline is March 31st, 2019.

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