Startup Wise Guys, an accelerator operating throughout the Baltics and a catalyst for much of the CEE tech ecosystem’s growth and development in recent years, will team up with Google Developers Launchpad to support the growing Baltic startup industry.
The “Startup Wise Guys Powered by Google Developers Launchpad” initiative will connect Startup Wise Guys to an elite group of the world’s top accelerators, allowing it to share information and leverage resources. Startup Wise Guys will also access Google’s global network, insights from the company’s Silicon Valley-based startup programs, and twenty years’ worth of Google research and best practice insights on building businesses, products, and teams at massive scale. These resources will help the Startup Wise Guys portfolio companies – which already includes some of the fastest-growing startups in the region – scale their businesses exponentially.
“We are thrilled to work with Startup Wise Guys to grow the Baltic startup ecosystem. The “Powered by Google Developers Launchpad” program is about empowering startup ecosystems around the world through top accelerators, and helping them leverage each other for insights and resource sharing,”comments Vytautas Kubilius, Country Manager at Google in Baltics.
“As founders ourselves and in accelerator business for 8 years now, we see that access to technology & world class minds can make or break an early stage tech startups journey. That’s where collaborations with global companies like Google, AWS come in picture and become such an important differentiator for us and reason for startups to join our programs,”says Cristobal Alonso, El Patron and Global CEO at Startup Wise Guys accelerator.
Startup Wise Guys is one of 4 European partners and the only accelerator in the Baltic region that represents Google Developers Launchpad. Google’s Powered by Launchpad initiative is a global network of the world’s leading startup accelerators. Through the program, Google supports its partner accelerators with technical training, product credits, and expert mentors. Powered by Launchpad focuses on growing startup ecosystems broadly, and also works with local influencers to empower local initiatives with Google’s global resources. Existing and upcoming Startup Wise Guys portfolio companies will also be eligible for up to $100K in Google Cloud Credits for their startups. Startup Wise Guys have just launched applications to their upcoming B2B SaaS and Fintech programs starting in October 2019. Startups can apply online: startupwiseguys.com.
Google Developers Launchpad is a branch of Google that operates a global acceleration program that helps startups grow. Google is a thought leader when it comes to building and scaling products and businesses using the most advanced technologies. Google Developers Launchpad doesn’t take an equity stake in accelerator portfolio startups, but instead focuses on developing companies and their ecosystems over the long term. The “Powered by Google Developers Launchpad” program is about empowering startup communities around the world, and helping them leverage each other for insights and resource sharing. Through its collaboration with Google Developers Launchpad, Startup Wise Guys and the Baltic region will join a growing network of top, independent accelerators across Latin America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.
Startup Wise Guys is Europe’s most experienced B2B accelerator and one of the most active early stage investors in the Baltics, Nordics and CEE with investments in more than 145 startups. They run pan-Baltic on-site acceleration programs in 3 verticals: B2B SaaS, Fintech and Cybersecurity. Startup Wise Guys already has one major exit from the portfolio and overall startup success and survival rate above 77%. More information: startupwiseguys.com