ACME Labs: global team launches new Hungarian startup accelerator

ACME Labs: global team launches new Hungarian startup accelerator

ACME Labs makes investments in promising startups whose ambitions are international in scope, and who are best described as disruptive. The founding team believe helping early stage companies succeed happens by putting the entrepreneur's interests first.

ACME Labs, a new business accelerator opens with a focus on finding world class founding teams with disruptive technology ideas within Hungary and the rest of Central Europe. The region harbors a wealth of technical talent and ideas, but often lacks strong connections to global market and capital opportunities. ACME Labs bridges that gap by working with founders from the idea and vision phase through to a viable product and the next rounds of fundraising.Read more »

Two weeks left to apply for Axel Springer Plug & Play Accelerator

Two weeks left to apply for Axel Springer Plug & Play Accelerator

Axel Springer Plug & Play, the Berlin-based accelerator program of the German media giant Axel Springer, is currently accepting applications for its second cycle. The 3 month long programme starts on October 7, the application deadline is August 15.

Berlin-based Axel Springer Plug & Play Accelerator is looking for startups that are breaking new ground in the development and implementation of digital business ideas. Twice a year, it runs a three month-long program in which provides startups with office space in the heart of Berlin, coaching from exquisite mentors, workshops, networking, and € 25,000 for 5% equity. The program ends with the Demo Day, where startups will have the opportunity to pitch in front of an audience of local and international venture capital firms for additional seed and Series A funding. Read more »

VentureOutNY, NYCEDC, and iCatapult bring CEE Startups to New York

VentureOutNY, NYCEDC, and iCatapult bring CEE Startups to New York

The campaign to attract more startups to New York is reaching across international borders. Last night a coalition of private and city organizations introduced a group of 15 startups from Central and Eastern Europe to the New York tech and investor community.

On May 6, a coalition of private and city organizations introduced a group of 15 startups from Europe to the New York tech and investor community. The mission was to build local business connections for these companies and the event organizers say some of these entrepreneurs plan to relocate to the city. The event was part of a New York City Economic Development Corp. program to encourage investment and trade between New York and cities in Eastern and Central Europe. This initiative, called World to NYC, is an attempt to show entrepreneurs from around the globe what the city offers in terms of expansion opportunities.Read more »

Get out of Europe: iCatapult presents its accelerator programme

Get out of Europe: iCatapult presents its accelerator programme

Budapest based iCatapult introduced its accelerator programme for startups, now accepting applications. iCatapult is a non-traditional technology accelerator with explicit focus on international business development and global market access from day one.

iCatapult held its global launch announcement yesterday in Budapest. They used the term “excelerator” to describe their activity: an accelerator that focuses on taking European technologies to global markets, primarily to the USA. Their activities reach well beyond the traditional few-month long mentorship driven programmes. iCatapult provides access to world class local and international mentors who oversee the development and international launch preparation of each technology and team. In addition, iCatapult is on track to become a member of the Global Accelerator Network, other key partners include We Work Labs, Venture Out New York, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Read more »

iCatapult: a new business accelerator funded by Primus Capital

iCatapult: a new business accelerator funded by Primus Capital

Hungarian venture capital fund Primus Capital announced its ninth investment. This time rather unusually it is not another technology startup, rather a business development company with the name iCatapult. Its goal is to promote local technology teams to global markets and put them on growth track.

Hungarian venture capital fund Primus Capital provided HUF 400 million funding for the establishment of iCatapult, a technology accelerator and business development company focusing on taking European technologies to global markets, primarily to the USA. The program, as well as the company will be led by former advisors of the venture capital fund Imre Hild and Peter Krajcsovics, while the technical knowhow comes from Digital Natives, represented by Kristof Bardos.Read more »


 
 
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