Over a hundred innovators travelled to Krakow, Poland, to join the EIT Jumpstarter Grand Final. The most promising early-stage startups from Central, Eastern, and Southern Europe were awarded nearly €200K. On November 29, the sixth edition of EIT Jumpstarter, a pre-accelerator run by six communities of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), came […]
Choosing the entrepreneurial path can be intimidating, challenging and sometimes lonely. Our intention in creating a booklet and an awareness-raising activity is to give Western Balkan countries a compass that helps them navigate the opportunities and supporters available for innovators and technology-based start-ups coming from the region. EIT Communities gather passionate people to support innovative […]
This year, there has been a vast improvement for the teams from Western Balkans – this is the main result of a comprehensive review focusing on the region. This year 51 applications were received from these countries, which is a slight improvement compared to last year’s 45 applications. The more ground-breaking breakthrough could be seen […]
Creative community, advanced know-how, unique programme, expert trainers and mentors, this is EIT Jumpstarter. With the contribution of best-in-class experts, creative community, unique know-how our aim is to support idea-holders to turn their ideas into business. We help innovators and entrepreneurs build a viable business model around their innovative product or service idea, validate it and if their business idea is proven to be sustainable, we encourage them to register their company.Discover More
Martim Perestrelo, LUMA Co-Founder & CTO
We learned how to highlight the most important aspects of our business in the pitch deck and […] now understand the main value proposition of our service and what is the essential aspects that juries or investors want to see when they listen to our presentations.
Filip Koprčina, Energy Shift Founder and CEO
[EIT Jumpstarter] connected us with an amazing mentor from the relevant VC firm, that helped us improve our pitch deck and frame our ideas in an attractive way from the investor’s perspective, which proved to be successful so far.
Anthony Rosa, Alghètica CEO & Founder
The main thing EIT Jumpstarter taught us is that often start-ups are formed by technical people who speak the same “language”. Still, in some cases, that’s not the case, and in a varied team, it helps to understand better how to communicate appropriately to maximize efficiency.
Miljan Simonovic, NeWay CEO & Co-Founder
EIT Jumpstarter had a great impact on our understanding of building a startup company, what are our future tasks, the risks to have in mind, etc. We consider it as a fantastic mentorship programme and during this period, we were exceptionally motivated to continuously work on developing our platform.
Luis Valente, ILoF
“I cannot be happier about this prize. We work closely with pharmaceutical companies, so the money will be used to fast track our product in market and make sure our solutions reaches patients as soon as possible”,
Timur Sirman, MagnoTherm team
“This joint business bootcamp with Food and Health and RawMaterials all coming together really inspired us and showed us new perspective on our own business idea, and also on the other side working in this international environment really boosted us to do the next step.”
Marios Chryssolouris, Freshstrips CEO
“The most important thing we got during the competition is valuable feedback on various aspects of our business and good connections to industry partners and general advice about how to start our business. EIT is down the right road to bring us up to par with innovation capitals like San Francisco.”
Joao Ribas, Nebula-X team CEO
“We are very excited to continue this process and learn more for the next steps, and hopefully continue taking advantage of the excellent initiatives that EIT Health promotes.”
Miguel Cerqueira, 2B NanoFood
“We can name lots of benefits from the EIT Jumpstarter – we have reached several achievements, made so many contacts, all the mentoring that we had in all these months is measureless, and of course the prize that will help us move forward.”-