Andrea Orlando

Fundraising 1.2MEur in times of COVID: a thoughtful journey

1. I made it all happen by myself Good, now that I have your attention and you think...

Brigitte Piip

Meet the first-ever batch of Wise Guys Sustainability

This year has brought many changes, but not all of them have been terrible. Actually,...

Luize Sila

Baltic startup funding and the pandemic: for better or worse?

You might think that the global pandemic has hit startup funding very hard. While there...

Brigitte Piip

Meet the new batch of Wise Guys SaaS

10 international SaaS startups are beginning their 5 month journey with us. This is the...

Luize Sila

Company culture in the Baltic startup scene

We tried something different this year and asked for your input within a Startup Scene...

Brigitte Piip

Crowdfunding: the startup perspective

With certain caution among traditional funding sources in 2020, we saw an increased...

Brigitte Piip

Partnering with “48 for the future” hackathon

This spring Baltic region proved the “power of small” in the face of crisis and...

Brigitte Piip

Digital fundraising: should you do it?

Crowdfunding has been around for a while now but never before has it been as actual as it...

Brigitte Piip

Meet the new batch of Wise Guys Fintech

Meet 11 startups that have been selected for the Wise Guys Fintech 4 acceleration program...

Zane Bojāre

Launching second crowdfunding campaign in SWG history

With already 131,2K eur committed (and counting) from more than 14 investors, Startup...

Anna Boon

Virtual impact

Why is it that online communication can be so utterly exhausting, when all we’re doing...

Luize Sila

Raising awareness on cybersecurity together with Tele2

We are in the last week of our most recent cybersecurity accelerator program –...

Andrea Orlando

What type of Founder are you? (or is your co-founder?)

Stereotypes, stereotypes. Who likes them? I personally have been struggling with...

Andrea Orlando

Dive into the Italian startup ecosystem

Few months ago I published a map of the Italian ecosystem on my LinkedIn profile. That...

Johanna-Mai Riismaa

Making the most of online hackathons

A.k.a: How to achieve things on strict deadlines when working remotely with people...

Alex Malyshev

The Future of Banking: Branchless or Not?

From a local real estate owner to a global financial institution There are 75 thousand...

Tabatha Soltay

Virtual meetings, but better!

The world is digital. The world is virtual. Suddenly ZOOM is a verb (like google) and...

Zane Bojāre

5 early stage startups selected for EIT Digital Venture Program 2020

Second year in a row we are partnering with EIT Digital on their Venture Program aimed at...

Zane Bojāre

More than 45 startups activated through JUMP for Italy program

For almost a month now, we have been running our JUMP for Italy program online activating...

Zane Bojāre

EBRD to support our upcoming Fintech program through its TaiwanBusiness – EBRD Technical Cooperation Fund

We are proud and excited to announce a partnership with the European Bank for...

Zane Bojāre

Hack the Crisis Online Pre-accelerator winners announced

We have officially concluded our Hack the Crisis Online Pre-accelerator program with a...

Zane Bojāre

Early stage Balkan startups to watch

As part of our mission to help techy founders become true entrepreneurs and through that...

Zane Bojāre

Meet the mentors of Hack the Crisis Online Pre-accelerator

We are in our fourth week of Hack the Crisis Online program and wanted to give some...

Zane Bojāre

Going South and helping Italy pick up after crisis the startup way

We’ve been flirting with expanding to more Western territories for a while now and...

Farid Singh

Delivering kickass webinars online

The last 8 weeks have been a huge shift, shift in the way we live, eat, drink, and work....

Zane Bojāre

Impact and Hack the Crisis startups to watch

We have fully kicked off our brand new Impact aka Hack the Crisis online pre-accelerator...

United Angels VC

How to discuss the Corona impact on your company with VCs?

In light of the current crisis, there are already numerous tips moving around on how to...

Zane Bojāre

Idea stage startups from Baltics and Ukraine can apply for 25K eur financial support and pre-accelerator program

Second year in a row EIT Digital and Startup Wise Guys are running a Venture Program,...

Gleb Maltsev

Pitching Online: ‘Can You Hear Me?’

During the past weeks, I’ve done webinars with over 150 founders ranging from Oman to...

Zane Bojāre

VC Investment in Times of Crisis

Not much of an intro is needed, The World is different today. You might have thought that...

Zane Bojāre

Open call for Hack the Crisis Online Pre-accelerator mentors

Hack the Crisis has sparked mentoring enthusiasm in hundreds if not thousands of people....

Zane Bojāre

Hack the Crisis Online Pre-accelerator attracts 17K eur prize package

More than 53 online Hack the Crisis hackathons have taken place around the World since...

Elbruz Yilmaz

Why Advisory Board matters (especially in crisis)

For VC backed tech companies, a good board can make a huge difference, especially when it...

Luize Sila

B2B SaaS Batch 18 going live with 11 startup superstars from 9 different countries

What a time when to launch a batch! For us, nothing stops and we keep on going therefore...

Zane Bojāre

Hack the Crisis – Launching a dedicated Online Pre-accelerator

Just a week after the lockdown of all 3 Baltic countries due to Coronavirus threats, this...

Luize Sila

Startup Wise Guys Bookshelf

#SWGMafia is reading non-stop and we’d love to share with you the books our...

Andra Bagdonaitė

Working from home, the right way

To help prevent the spread of coronavirus, companies around the globe have switched to...

Cristobal Alonso

Tips on how to prepare your company for crisis and its aftermath

We are all facing a completely new world today and very different from the scenarios we...

Henry Hwong

The 3 Biggest Mistakes Marketers Make… And How to Avoid Them!

Marketing today is both more important and harder than ever before. With so many brands...

Luize Sila

7 cybersecurity startups to look out for – second Startup Wise Guys CyberNorth batch announced

For the second time, we are launching Defense AI and cybersecurity focused program...

Dan Wheatley

Stuck working in your business rather than on your business? Here’s how to fix it

The problem  Many startups fall into the trap of working in their businesses rather...

Luize Sila

Kieren Niĉolas Lovell: “We like to sell technology, whereas, in reality, no one cares!”

Kieren joined #SWGMafia when he became a mentor for our first CyberNorth program in...

Giedrė Pociūtė

4 LinkedIn tips for startups without a budget

There’s so much information and data on how powerful LinkedIn marketing is for B2B...

Zane Bojāre

Baltic Startup Scene in a nutshell

It’s that time of the year, when we, Startup Wise Guys, together with our long term...

Luize Sila

Christmas holiday reading list from Startup Wise Guys Mafia

#SWGMafia has been reading non-stop this year! We have had suggestions coming in on books...

Uldis Žeidurs

Communicate or Die

Your Product Owner needs to treat your team as a squad in the army (and be a part of it)....

Zane Bojāre

9 international Fintech startups starting acceleration in Vilnius

Meet 9 international startups that have been selected for Wise Guys Fintech 3 accelerator...

Stoyan Yankov

Mastering the Art of Planning as a Founder

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it...

Luize Sila

Meet the next 11 startup superstars from our B2B SaaS Batch 16

For our third batch of the year we have selected 11 international teams from all over the...

Luize Sila

James S. York: the US market specifics for startups, tips from an insider

James is a very special person at SWG Mafia – not only has he been with us as a...

Luize Sila

Startup Wise Guys have just been announced the Top VC fund of the year in CEE at the CEE X-Tech Awards

We are excited to share that during the 5th annual CEE X-Tech Awards Gala we have been...

Rafael Gerardo

User VS Person: Have We Gotten Technology Wrong?

SWG Mafia Guest blog post by Rafael Gerardo Any Star Wars fan would know the Podracer...

Luize Sila

Swedbank, Google and Sorainen our partners for Wise Guys Fintech 3 program

Swedbank, Google Developers Launchpad and Sorainen have joined as official partners to...

Luize Sila

SWG portfolio company StepShot gets acquired by UiPath

Startup Wise Guys family is celebrating an exit from the portfolio! UiPath, the largest...

Luize Sila

Patrick Campbell: Pricing is much more than just a number

Patrick Campbell is probably one of the best SaaS pricing gurus out there and a long term...

Zane Bojāre

7 early stage startups to watch from EIT Digital Venture Program

Seven awesome early stage startups from Baltics and Poland have successfully completed...

Luize Sila

Summer reading list from Startup Wise Guys Mafia

Summer is in full swing and we’ve some extra good reads to add to your summer reading...

Farid Singh

Cybersecurity becoming more mainstream!

“Let me send you that invoice on messenger”, “Send me your phone number so I can...

Zane Bojāre

Alumni PromoRepublic raise 2 Million round

Startup Wise Guys Batch 4 alumni PromoRepublic has announced a 2 million euro round...

Startup Wise Guys

Startup Wise Guys becomes official partner for Google Developers Launchpad in the Baltics

Startup Wise Guys, an accelerator operating throughout the Baltics and a catalyst for...

Startup Wise Guys

Top tech events this spring – Startup Wise Guys on the road

Spring is here and so is the tech event season! And it’s going to be hot! Startup...

Luize Sila

12 B2B startups to watch — first SWG batch in Lithuania announced

2019 is marking a big milestone for us — we have officially gone pan-Baltic and are...

Luize Sila

8 cybersecurity startups to watch — CyberNorth first batch announced

This year we are launching the next vertical for Startup Wise Guys...

Luize Sila

Why attend a tech conference like TechChill: startups point of view

sTARTUp Day and TechChill has for sure warmed up the tech event season in...

Luize Sila

Cybersecurity trends and challenges by Jaanus Tamm

We are starting CyberNorth, our first defense AI and cybersecurity focused program. The...

Luize Sila

Mental health and self-management at the core of this years TechChill

Looks like the startup ecosystem in Baltics is entering a more mature phase, as this...

Zane Bojāre

Baltic Startup Scene Report 2017/2018

With only 6 million inhabitants Baltics host 1499 startups. Looking at absolute numbers,...

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