Autumn ACCELERATOR

Fuel for your start-up served here. Build up on your idea or MVP and move your early-stage start-up to a next level business with mentoring, lectures, and investment opportunity.
We are starting this program in autumn 2024.
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About the Program

Autumn Accelerator is 2-month program specifically designed to help idea and pre-seed stage start-ups with elementary needs and support to further develop and launch their ideas or start-up projects. The program provides free industry experts' mentoring and lectures on various business, finance, marketing or more topics from local and global speakers.

The acceleration program is suitable for those who are just starting out or are seeking know-how, guidance and resources for their prototype or MVP (minimum viable product).

Our program invites tech start-ups that are developing products that solve significant customer problems. The scalability of the solution and the team are important aspects we consider.
Approx. 30 start-ups will be selected for this program and will be divided into 2 groups:

Group 1

Teams with more developed prototype, MVP or an idea with a big potential will get an opportunity to attend all the lectures and discuss the issues with the mentors on 1:1 meetings.

Group 2

Teams will get access to attend all of the lectures during the program.
Online/Hybrid
Approx. 2 months
Early-stage

Benefits of the Program

Support

Start-up founders get access to online lectures on various topics in the evenings and mentoring.

Funding

AceON can provide investments from 50K – 70K EUR for 5 – 7% share in the start-up. The form and conditions of an investment are determined by negotiation with the founders.

Community

We engage in-house professionals, industry experts, entrepreneurs and people who purely want to help. By taking part in our program, you can meet other founders or strategic partners.

Key dates

Applications

TBA

Selection

TBA

Bootcamp

TBA

Kick-off

TBA

Final

TBA

Don't miss your chance

We are starting this program in autumn 2024.
Please, leave us your email and we will notify you, when registration starts.
Thank you for your interest in our program
You will get all the informations about the program on time.
Oops, something went wrong! Please, try it again or contact us directly.

Mentors in Autumn Batch 2023

Peter Pašek

Peter Pašek

Managing Director & Partner
Accace Slovakia

Peter Pašek

Since 2013, Peter has managed Accace, one of the largest consulting companies on the Slovak market. Recognized as a specialist in transaction and tax consulting, he participated in several sales of companies, set up the structure of the transaction and represented companies in negotiations with investors.
Ján Kasper

Ján Kasper

Co-founder AceON | Co-founder & Managing Partner ZAKA

Ján Kasper

Experienced entrepreneur operating in 50 companies across 9 different industries, generating a total revenue of 700 million EUR. His primary interests lie in the communication, energy, leisure & hospitality, and real estate and development sectors. Obtained his MBA at Webster and PHD at Comenius University.
Andrej Petrus

Andrej Petrus

Head of Investment Committee
ZAKA

Andrej Petrus

From working in AI venture builder and in consulting, Andrej is now leading ZAKA's investment committee. He holds a finance degree from Humboldt University of Berlin and University of Economics in Prague.
Slavo Tuleja

Slavo Tuleja

Managing Partner & Founder
Kiuub

Slavo Tuleja

Slavo is the founder of no-code agency Kiuub & managing partner at Chop Chop Ventures, sector focused pre-seed fund investing in B2B SaaS companies helping SMEs automate & accelerate digital transformation. Also a co-author of The Caffeine Capitalist newsletter.
Milan Novotný

Milan Novotný

Director of SEO & Content
CloudTalk

Milan Novotný

Milan’s work revolves around helping SaaS companies optimize their SEO. He helps CloudTalk scale its organic traffic and gain new customers across the globe. Milan works as an educator in the SEO space. He has mentored Techstars start-ups and provided guidance to Depo Ventures VC fund.
Samuel Hopko

Samuel Hopko

Platform Director
CloudTalk

Samuel Hopko

Samuel Hopko has over 8 years of experience working with cloud technologies across industries, from small to large enterprises. Samuel leads a team of three engineers, collaborating on the architecture and implementation of tools to deliver a world-class infrastructure layer for applications.
Patrik Ruman

Patrik Ruman

CEO & Co-founder
Techband

Patrik Ruman

A business and tech enthusiast who likes to push himself and those around him forward. He worked for Exponea and Dateio. Later, he founded his own start-up Techband.io. In his spare time, he contributes to the organisation of the start-up competition CESAwards and building NGO - StartuPeak.
Marianna Szarková

Marianna Szarková

CMO Techband
& StartuPeak Project Lead

Marianna Szarková

Marianna works as CMO at Techband. She co-founded a non-profit initiative StartuPeak with a vision to bring together Slovak startups and motivate talents towards entrepreneurship. Outside of business, the education of young people and the future of Slovakia is very important to her.
Jakub Hrušovský

Jakub Hrušovský

Co-founder & Managing partner
Birne

Jakub Hrušovský

Co-founder and managing partner of the Birne marketing studio. As a marketing consultant, he focuses on effective marketing strategies for conscious medium-sized businesses that want to stand out, increase revenue and resonate among their target audience.
Barbora Debnárová

Barbora Debnárová

Business Development Lead
Accace International

Barbora Debnárová

Barbora is leading Accace international business development. She has vast experience with regional outsourcing tenders in EMEA, as well as with the expansion of Accace Circle community of BPO and advisory providers.
Gerald Zankl

Gerald Zankl

CEO & Co-Founder
Kickscale

Gerald Zankl

Gerald is CEO of Kickscale, start-up giving access to sales training playbooks. Before he lead the Global Inside Sales Team at Bitmovin. He describes himself as a veteran in the field of sales development, BD, enterprise sales, B2B marketing, helping tech start-ups to grow their business and increase revenue and profitability.
Bohumil Pokštefl

Bohumil Pokštefl

ex-CEO at Kontentino
Founder at Newsletter Pilot

Bohumil Pokštefl

In 2016, he built Kontentino, a Slovak start-up that achieved the title of the fastest-growing Slovak Tech company two times in a row with 7 000+ clients worldwide. Currently, he focuses on AI Martech & SaaS projects. Bohumil has been featured in Forbes 30 under 30 list and was awarded Founder of the Year in 2019.

Matej Kukucka

CMO & Co-Founder
StreamBee

Matej Kukucka

Matej Kukucka is the CMO & Co-Founder of StreamBee, a start-up that empowers content creators with actionable insights and analytics. Before that, he was the CMO of various SaaS companies, where he grew marketing teams and inbound revenue from the ground.
Ľubomír Bandžuch

Ľubomír Banžuch

Enterprise Commercial Client Executive CZ&SK at Microsoft

Ľubomír Banžuch

Ľubomír is Enterprise Commercial Client Executive at Microsoft. He spent most of his career at Microsoft, where he primarily works with Slovak and Czech customers. He specializes in sales, marketing, development strategy and sustainability in CZ&SK from Microsoft perspective and partners solutions.

Kristína Gáliková

CEO
Full Time PR

Kristína Gáliková

Kristína is CEO of the PR remote agency Full Time PR, which creates news for Slovak and Czech media. She has been working in the media for more than ten years and thanks to tailor-made communication she and her team create long-lasting and effective communication for the clients, through which companies increase brand awareness.

Michal Bendžala

Finance Manager
& Data Enthusiast

Michal Bendžala

Experienced finance manager and data enthusiast with experience in management of multiple teams across Europe. By implementation of Power BI solutions helping start-ups and companies open their data potential and uncover new business possibilities.

Samuel Zálešák

Associate & Member of Supervisory board at ZAKA

Samuel Zálešák

Greentech enthusiast, starting entrepreneur, and financial analyst. Samuel has studied a BSc in Energy Systems Engineering in Switzerland and finished his MSc in Solar Cell Technology with distinction at The University of Sheffield.

Pavol Čobirka

Chief Commercial Officer
Whalebone

Pavol Čobirka

Pavol is a seasoned start-up strategist with a knack for global expansion. With a track record that includes co-founding PEKAT VISION and orchestrating its €16 million sale within two years, Pavol specializes in sales, globalization strategies, and fostering sustainable growth.

Juraj Popovič

Project manager at SAPIE & Product manager at Hopero

Juraj Popovič

Juraj has over 10 years of experience in business and government. He worked for companies like Orange and CSOB involving strategic project management, digital product management or new venture building. He also contributed to national R&D and innovation policies.

Michaela Šišková

CEO & Co-founder
DNA ERA

Michaela Šišková

Michaela is CEO and co-founder of the Slovak biotechnology company DNA ERA. She received many awards: the title Female Entrepreneur of Slovakia (category of a budding entrepreneur), was included in Forbes 30 under 30, in the Top women in business by Forbes and nominated as TOP female entrepreneur by Trend magazine in 2022.

Richard Kakaš

DevOps Specialist
Raiffeisen Bank International

Richard Kakaš

Richard is DevOps Specialist at Raiffeisen Bank International and CTO at Silvergon. In addition to 5 years’ experience with cloud solutions and their automated deployments, he also has lots of experience with full-stack software development. At RBI he is a part of the team developing chatbot solutions for millions of clients.

Roman Žňava

Sales Manager & Legal Mind
Sparring

Roman Žňava

Roman is a US lawyer focused on corporate law, commercial contracts, IP and labour law. He thrives on complexity and is intrigued by the subtleties of rules governing emerging technologies and investments.

Jitka Vrtělová

Legal Mind
Sparring

Jitka Vrtělová

Jitka is a Czech lawyer and a Harvard graduate. She specializes in alternative finance, crypto & capital markets. Jitka gained significant experience in corporate and commercial law at a renowned Prague law firm.

Martin Hergovič

Crypto Legal Mind
Sparring

Martin Hergovič

Martin is crypto/web3 native with background in crypto-asset regulation, M&As and VC investments. He has extensive experience as a CLO of a crypto business with focus on EU regulation of crypto assets and financial markets.  He is also a heavy DeFi user and proud NFT collector organizing physical events.
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