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Gain an unfair advantage

You have a vision for bringing your innovation to market, to see your ideas converted into products and services that are used throughout the world. You and your co-founders are committed and focused… but you wish you had more access to the people, knowledge and networking you could get from participating in an accelerator.

But which accelerator?

The MIT Enterprise Forum CEE Accelerator Program has a strong track record of transforming innovative, early stage startups into rapidly growing businesses with access to international markets. We help entrepreneurs to implement best practices while avoiding common mistakes. The Accelerator gives you access to successful mentors combined with quality training developed by members of the MIT and MIT Enterprise Forum communities. The program culminates in a high profile Demo Day featuring pitches from the finalists and a poster session for all participants.

Apply to the MIT Enterprise Forum CEE Accelerator & gain your unfair competitive advantage.

Who should Apply

We invite technological startups from CEE countries and beyond that have innovative solutions or services from one of the following areas:
Fintech, Insurtech, Energy, Smart Buildings, Industry 4.0, HealthTech, Medtech,
Digital Health, Martech, Sustainability and Waste Management.

Find out more about our partners’ technologies of interest.

Key Dates

Applications: May 4th – June 28th 2020
Selection: July 8th – August 31st 2020
Program start: November 5th 2020
Demo Day: January 14th 2021

Admission Criteria

Startups with solutions already validated by the market are more than welcome. To be considered, a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) must be demonstrated.

Founders must be prepared to collaborate cooperate with at least one of the
program’s partners.

Why join?

Access to international
innovation ecosystem

Pitching academy

Access to investors

Bootcamp in Boston
for the best startups

Support in the development
of a business model

Co-financing for business
development up to 50,000 €

Access to our partners’
technological infrastructure

Global networking

Experienced mentors

1000+ people love MITEF Acceleration Programs HERE’S WHAT STARTUPS, MENTORS AND OUR PARTNERS HAVE TO SAY:

What an excellent way to grow from a small idea to a great business. Thank you so much for all.

Katarzyna
Sawicz-Kryniger
InnovaLab

For us participation in the program was a very valuable experience. First of all, it allowed us to look at our plan from a different perspective, which is very useful when you’re launching a new product or solution to the market.

Michał Krużycki DEBN

Acceleration proved to be a very helpful tool for business development not only from the point of view of cooperation with large companies. Startups get a lot of support while creating their business plan or financial forecasts.

Aleksander Mokrecki Vortex Oli Engineering

MIT EF CEE program helped us to validate the entire model ofChallengeRocket Hiring platform. Thanks to it we can be more effective in helping HR professionals worldwide to match the best candidates for their open job positions faster and more effectively. Based on proven skills evidenced by unbiased AI assessment.

Tomasz Florczak ChallengeRocket.com

Thanks to the MIT Enterprise Forum CEE acceleration program we were able to establish cooperation with one of program’s main partners – PZU. It was a great opportunity for further development of both our technology and our company from the business point of view.

Piotr SmolenSymmetrical AI

Participation in numerous networking events along with communication with experts, mentors, and tech colleagues at MIT Enterprise Forum cleared up for us the strong connection between the tech team and business operations. The program allowed us to better understand business processes as well as gave us a couple of ideas on how to manage tech teamwork closer to business needs.

Vitalii TolkachovRaccoon

Poland has an incredible talent but it still requires nurturing and professionalisation. And so
does the whole startup ecosytem. I believe MIT Enterprise Forum CEE has been doing a great job so far bringing businesses to Poland and exporting our best innovations abroad.

Michał Gąsior Mentor

There are always real people with their needs, attitudes and talents behind every successful business. MIT Enterprise Forum CEE focuses not only on technology, sales and legal aspects as most of the start-up accelerators. It also gives you a lot of insights on Leadership, communication and team dynamics of your organization.

Romeo GrzębowskiMentor

What awaits you on the path of growth is something that most probably we already dealt with. Join MIT EF CEE program to get the expertise. We don’t want new entrepreneurs to fall into the same traps that we did!

Bartosz GonczarekMentor

MIT Enterprise Forum CEE is an unique opportunity for startups to bring their expansion and investment strategies to the next level.

Grégory Montenot Mentor

MIT Enterprise Forum CEE is a must hub for Polish ventures to interact with global experts and accelerate to additional markets.

Tal SharonMentor

MIT Enterprise Forum CEE is a great platform for giving back to entrepreneurs who deserve it. An eye-opening journey for both startups and mentors.

Joanna PydoMentor

For us, this is a wonderful opportunity to get to know with the newest technologies, as well as for startups this is the best place to learn how to scale a business.

Wojciech DudziakPZU

We appreciate the international network and experience. The startups participating are well-prepared and well-mentored and we are sure to achieve a common success.

Małgorzata KosteckaNationale-Nederlanden

It is not a program that comes and goes, it is the program that persists. MIT EF CEE has a unique ability to attract best startups and offers top quality workshops and mentors, which is a tremendous value for startups.

Marcin SzczecińskiAdamed

One sentence should summarize all reasons to work with MIT EF CEE: Proffesional support to startups that can match the goals of your business.

Grzegorz Sochacki MDI Energia

MIT Enterprise Forum CEE is a global, elite program.

Daniel GuetatMCX Group

MIT Enterprise Forum CEE is the best acceleration program in Poland. We chose it, because we made market research and we truly believe that this is the best option for us.

Bartosz WasilonekSollers Consulting

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