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CEED Tech programs summary

Here's a reminder of the 5 accelerators comprising CEED Tech

In just one-week we will launch CEED Tech's second cohort with dozens of new teams. In a few weeks we'll let you know who they are (we like to apply a bit of spit and polish before showing them off). So this looks like a good time to remind you who we are.
CEED Tech is a collaboration of 5 established accelerators across Central and Eastern Europe. Between us we sport a network of over 450 mentors to guide and connect ambitious entrepreneurs building businesses in data, cloud services, analytics, transactional technologies, fintech, e-commerce, B2B technologies, IoT, location-based services, and security software.
In brief, we are:
Digital Factory (Hungary)
The objective of Digital Factory's incubation program is for you to arrive at product / market fit: the state of grace where your product pretty much sells itself. Our biggest value added is the intensive mentoring to get you there. You can also work 3-12 months out of our offices in Budapest to speed up learning and product cycles. There are services available to help you validate demand and build product. Finally, you must get out to the market as quickly as possible and we will help you with market and investor access to do that.
  • 3-6 Months Long Business Incubation Programs
  • International Mentor Pool and Connections
  • We Invest Smart Money
  • We Prefer Small Batch Sizes
  • We Provide Office Space
Open Coffee Club (Lithuania)
OCC runs a Vilnius, Lithuania based accelerator that enables startups to boost their business by helping you build better product in a faster way, assembling and motivating the right team, connecting you to extensive network of outstanding individuals as mentors all over Europe, and perhaps most importantly charting the DNA of fundraising and connecting startups with investors.
  • 3 month long program built on mentorship and networking
  • Successfully assisted hundreds of startups
  • An active part of the European startup ecosystem with some of the most incredible mentors and startups from around the continent
  • OCC Vilnius is a hub for the Lithuanian Startup Scene
Startup Wise Guys is the leading B2B accelerator in Europe. We provide seed capital, office space and – most importantly – our rock star mentors. Startup Wise Guys comes in the shape of an intensive 3+1 month programme focused on validating, developing and selling B2B/Enterprise SaaS products and attracting investment to scale. We have invested into and accelerated 40+ teams with founders from over 40 countries across the globe. CEED Tech cohort 2 will be our 6th program.
  • 3+1 month program
  • Defined B2B, SaaS focus
  • Sales-driven curriculum
  • Mentors, partners and investors fly in from across the globe to work our founders
Startup Yard (Czech Republic)
StartupYard is a seed accelerator for technology startups. Its goal is to help companies build viable products, launch fast and successfully raise capital. It follows the philosophy, methodology, and standard of world-class accelerators such as Y Combinator and TechStars. StartupYard’s efforts were awarded by membership in the Global Accelerator Network in June 2012. Since September 2011 StartupYard has accelerated 44 companies, of which 5 have been acquired, 19 are still active, and 15 have raised investment, totaling over €4.8 Million.
  • 3 months of growth
  • Monetisation strategies
  • Communication training
  • Professional blogger
  • Access to a Large Network
The Spot (Slovakia)
The Spot Booster an is run by veteran entrepreneurs and investors. The Spot 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. 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.
Besides a strong team of entrepreneurs-in-residence with fintech background we have assembled a world class fintech mentor pool.
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.
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.
  • 3-month structured programme
  • Fintech focus
  • Strong team of entrepreneurs-in-residence with fintech background
  • Amazing media exposure
CEED Tech cohort 2 does not start until next week but we are already working with a number of the teams: startups never sleep!
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