Applications for the Startup Factory pre-acceleration program’s fifth cycle were open from August 1 until September 20, 2020.

Who could apply? Teams and startups younger than 12 months that are developing high-tech solutions and consist of 2 to 7 (at least 18-year-old) members with complementary skills.

Startup Factory provides intensive education, top mentors, ZICER’s infrastructure, promotional support, and networking. The best teams receive no equity financial support from a fund worth HRK 550.000,00 and ZICER’s continued support.

WINNERS WILL BE AWARDED FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM A FUND WORTH
550.000,00 HRK

arrow icon All innovative and disruptive solutions are eligible. Main recommended areas of innovation:
Health and Quality of Life Health and Quality of Life
Energy and Environmental Sustainability Energy and Environmental Sustainability
Transportation and Mobility Transportation and Mobility
Safety Cyber Security
Food and Bioeconomics Food and Bioeconomics
Education Education
Robotics Robotics
Fintech Fintech
Tourism Tourism
Data/AI Data/AI

Program 2020

AUG 1 -
SEP 20
Applications
SEP 21 - SEP 30
Pre-selection
OCT 15 - DEC 2
Pre-acceleration Program’s 8 Modules

Finalists

Startup Factory 2020 Teams

Petar Reić

Startup Factory propelled us toward receiving our first major investment which made further development and internationalization possible.

Petar Reić

founder, OmoLab
Ivan Pelivan

The programme is absolutely worth the effort. It teaches you how to run your (future) business and gets you in shape for Zagreb Connect. 160.000,00 HRK that we received helped us complete the job for our first client, optimize our solution and perform further testing.

Ivan Pelivan

co-founder, Stratowave Connect
Dragana Lipovac

The intensity of the program helped me focus. I was committed to creating HUBBIG and it paid off.

Dragana Lipovac

founder, HUBBIG
Kata Barišić

Startup Factory is designed to help entrepreneurs who are entering the startup world. This is where we’ve received every possible kind of support, including finances, mentoring and friendship. The program exceeded all my expectations - I give it a 10!

Kata Barišić

co-founder, Zagreb Time Travel
Filip Hercig

Startup Factory is a great initiative that allows young teams and companies to develop their products and place them on the market. Participating in the program catalyzed our development. Our journey would have been far more difficult had it not been for the support of ZICER's mentors and the financial support of the City of Zagreb.

Filip Hercig

founder and board member, Mundus Technologies
Dario Begonja

Startup Factory and the amazing ZICER team helped us accelerate the development of Hero Factory, meet a bunch of new collaborators, and make a critical step forward. What a fantastic experience!

Dario Begonja

founder and managing director, Hero Factory

Past Winners

2019

NUOTWO
A-SAP
Hero Factory
Laftonic
Mundus Education System
RecorrQCQ

2018

Makabi
Omolab
StratoWave
Wingo
Zebra Cross

2017

DiVan
Flow
Hubbig
Modulos
Recogno
Trakbar

2016

Freewa
Holy
SightRun
Vollo
Zagreb Time Travel

Coordination Team

Frane Šesnić, Startup Factory Initiator & ZICER CEO
Frane Šesnić

Startup Factory Initiator & ZICER CEO

Željana Barišić, Program Coordinator
Željana Barišić

Program Coordinator

Milica Projić, Program Coordinator
Milica Projić

Program Coordinator

Ivana Rajković Pavlić, Program Coordinator - Public Relations
Ivana Rajković Pavlić

Program Coordinator - Public Relations

Ana Vlahov, Program Coordinator
Ana Vlahov

Program Coordinator

Organizer

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Partners

Supportners

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Startup conference

Zagreb | December 3, 2020.


Startup Factory Finals will take place at Zagreb Connect  – the most prominent startup conference in Croatia.
At the event, Startup Factory teams will pitch for a total of 550.000,00 HRK.

Zagreb Connect aims to help young entrepreneurs develop their business ideas,
advance Zagreb’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and create more favorable conditions for startups based in Zagreb and beyond.
GET TICKETS
ZICER - Zagreb Innovation Centre / Avenija Dubrovnik 15, Pavilion 12/I, 10 000 Zagreb
Phone: 01 3667 101 / E-mail: startupfactory@zicer.hr
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