EstLat-Accelerate program invites pre-seed startups to apply!

EstLat-Accelerate pre-acceleration program announces the applications for the second batch! The five partners TechHub Riga, Startin.LV, Garage48, University of Tartu and Baltic Innovation Agency are joining forces again to bring you the tailored-made pre-acceleration program for Latvian and Estonian early stage startups! Apply by the March 11 and raise your startup idea from the ground.

The program suits best early stage startup projects, who need to validate their idea and test the team before diving into the process with full speed. EstLat-Accelerate consists of joint workshops both in Tartu in Riga on topics such business development, marketing and pitching, followed by one-on-one mentoring speed sessions and weekly meetings with coach to monitor your process.

The co-founder of FoodyCheck the winning team of previous EstLat-Accelerate batch Mara Lasmane: EstLat-Accelerate is a motivating pre-acceleration program that helped us develop FoodyCheck. Within the framework of the program, we met with many professional mentors, who helped with business strategy and prepare for final pitch presentation. Significant to mention that we got valuable contacts, including the ones that are specific to our industry. We definitely recommend it to other early stage startups.

Before the official beginning of the pre-acceleration program there will be an open hackathon Garage Hardware&Arts in Tartu, which is not mandatory for the participants, but a good challenge to take on. Official start of the program is on March 23 in Riga, the program will last about two months and finish with two Demo days in Riga and Tartu in mid-May.


Agenda of EstLat-Accelerate, Batch 2:

March 2-4          Garage48 Hardware & Arts Hackathon in Tartu

March 11           Registration deadline

March 23            Mentoring Academy in Riga

April 5                  Joint Workshop in Riga

April 27               Pitch training in Riga

April 19                Joint Workshop in Tartu

May 10                Graduation Day in Riga

May 18                Graduation Day in Tartu


To register please read more information HERE and fill in the application form HERE by March 11.  

For further contacts:

Laura Grikke 

Elize Rubesa 

About project EstLat-Accelerate

‘EstLat-Accelerate’ is pre-accelerator program for boosting Latvian and Estonian startups supported by ERDF programme ‘Interreg Estonia – Latvia 2014 – 2020’. The programme is implemented under the European territorial cooperation goal of the cohesion policy and it supports cross-border cooperation. The programme carries on the co-operation relationship between Estonia and Latvia, which started during implementation of the Estonia-Latvia-Russia INTERREG IIIA Priority within the Baltic Sea Region INTERREG III B Neighbourhood Programme in 2004 and Estonia – Latvia programme 2007 – 2013. It is funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Republic of Estonia and the Republic of Latvia.