Booster is an accelerator based in Bratislava, Slovakia run veteran entrepreneurs and investors, Booster prepares startups for the major fintech league. Our goal is to identify unspotted talent and bridge it to to global startup hubs like London, San Francisco and Singapore.
Booster and The Spot have become a part of the unique consortium of the top European startup accelerators called CEED Tech, and thus multipling its value propos for the participating startups.
Succesful Track Record
Our premier batch of companies graduating in June 2014 ranged from b2b such as Axepto, startup which helps large corporations to digitize their agreement signing process to pure b2c plays to Cloudo, a productivity tool which makes it easy to search and work seamlessly accross all cloud services or Kickresume, a mass market service enabling easier creation of outstanding resumes.
Michal Kacerik, CTO of Beesafe, one of the companies to graduate from the programme, says “The team behind Booster is doing a great job by supporting the startups which are part of the Booster family. They actively support the BeeSafe team in every possible way. The mixture of their skill-set helps to cover different topics as well as their wide networks. I can definitely recommend The Booster accelerator.”
Our Focus on Fintech
For our second batch starting january 2016 we will focus on financial technology and services (fintech), but exceptional candidates covering b2b, SaaS and mobile solutions are welcomed as well.
Teams accepted into our 3-month structured programme will benefit from direct funding of up to 250k EUR, but also from vast array of first-class resources available to support them in accelerating their business.
Besides a strong team of entrepreneurs-in-residence with fintech background we have assembled a world class fintech mentor pool.
Our domain-specific inhouse knowlege includes payments and payment processing, innovative merchant point-of-sale systems, loyalty solutions and regulation of innovative fintech services in Europe.
Our top mentors include Stefan Klestil (Number 26, Speedinvest), Ricky Knox (Azimo, Open Bank Project), Peter Gabriz (Anthemis) and Nigel Verdon (founder at Currency Cloud) and Michael Rolph (co-founder at Yoyo Wallet).
Fintech entrepreneurs and experts from our partners at Mastercard, PaySafeCard and KBC Bank and CAPCO will provide ad hoc mentorship in specific functional areas based on needs of invididual companies.
For teams’ benefit and first hand acces to smart money, we have set up partnerships with top venture fintech funds in Europe including Speedinvest, Pioneers Ventures and Credo Ventures and others
Booster teams can also expect amazing media exposure via Forbes and fast track to present at Money 20/20 Europe in Copenhagen and Pioneers Festival 2016.