Innovation Labs is a pre-acceleration program dedicated to students and young professionals that want to build successful tech startups.
Innovation Labs supports tech innovation and entrepreneurship by selecting and consolidating startup teams formed by students and young tech enthusiasts, and incubating them into an entrepreneurial learning program focused on experiential, hands-on development, strong social networking, and media presence.
Innovation Labs starts on the 1st of March with the main areas of focus:
Internet of Things (ex: smart home, wearable devices, robots)
Big Data (ex: profiling, digital marketing, analytics, data visualization)
Digital Life (ex: social responsibility, medical)
The program is being deployed between March 2014 and May 2014, in 2 location – Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca.
It starts with a 24-hours hackathon where participants form teams and build MVPs. The best projects are selected into the pre-acceleration program and they receive mentorship and support from industry experts, entrepreneurs and tech experts. The program ends with a Demo Day where the teams pitch their products in front of investors. Innovation Labs 2.0 is a program organized by TechLounge powered by Orange and Microsoft YouthSpark.
More details about the program on the website http://2014.innovationlabs.ro/program/
Risky Business is an early stage accelerator fund supported by 30+ of the most prominent and forward thinking business people in Transylvania, funding startups with up to €100k, plus acceleration support.
The Spherik Accelerator is born out of the belief in the creative capacity of the new generation of Central and Eastern Europe entrepreneurs.
Product development fund, with go-to-market support and seed funding.