About program

Startup Wise Guys accelerator is an intense, high energy, no BS, straightforward approach to coaching from practitioners not consultants!

It’s a 3 months long on-site mentors driven program taking place in either Tallinn (Estonia) or Riga (Latvia). Accelerator is primarily sales and scaling focused with a fundraising component helping teams be in a position to raise the next funding round within 6 months. As of this year we have two verticals – B2B SaaS and Fintech.

Coaches & mentors

Dedicated highly rated coaches for key focus areas (value proposition, pitching, sales, pricing) and access to 150+ world-class business mentors

Funding

Cash investment of up to 30’000 EUR for equity, upon selection in the program

B2B Sales Curriculum

Intense sales curriculum for each step in the sales funnel – all the way from target customer identification to deal closing

Co-working space

Free co-working office space for the course of the program and for the additional 3 months follow-up

Fundraising

Preparation for fundraising, exposure to business angels and VCs during the program and at prime conferences happening during the program and beyond

Family

Connections to a strong alumni community of 100+ startups in more than 35 countries. Yearly CEO gathering, p2p learning and after-care program

Awesome Mentors

We have a deep network of 150+ mentors who are experts in their fields or founders of startups themselves. Here are some of our top mentors you will get the chance to meet and learn from at the accelerator program.

Ginny Radmall

Pitch & Story Telling

Fil Guijarro

B2B sales

Dan Toma

Value Proposition

Patrick Campbell

Pricing
And 150 more… Take a look

Partners

Our partners offer special deals, trainings and office-hours, and community support throughout all CEE. See some of the perk partner deals you can get access to

Microsoft

Special startup support program

SendGrid

Free Pro package and mentoring

Google

Cloud credits & online office hours

EIT Digital

Support scaling in Europe
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What are we looking for

Having invested in more than 100 companies and seen 1000+ teams during our scouting in CEE and CIS, we have noticed features that make a successful team & business. So let’s see – do you have what it takes?
  • Large market ambition

    Your team is ready to disrupt a market usually no smaller than 1 Billion USD, so reaching 10% market share will allow your team to be a 100 Million USD company.

  • Product Tech scalability

    Your product has the capability and vision to keep growing as customers leverage your product functionalities and it has been designed and built in a way that it can scale.

  • Working prototype and dedication

    Commitment is more than words, it is not waiting for that monthly salary out of investors. You and your team have already been working full time and committed to make this happen, and have already an MVP in place.

  • An ambitious team that has what it takes

    A full time dedicated team, with a vision in mind, the passion to survive the hard entrepreneurship life and a balanced skill-set among co-founders. We avoid to take single-founder teams in accelerator with very few exceptions.

  • Early traction

    There are way too many solutions out there looking for a problem. There is no better proof of product-market fit than your solution having customers (pilots, free, paid) and providing your team with valuable feedback.

  • Investable cap table

    We believe no early investor should own more than 10% of the company. Not only that but we believe this is the only way for future investors to invest in your company. Unfortunately we see many teams with non-investable cap tables and have provided help to many managing that upon entering the accelerator.

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