Starting November 2020 in Tallinn, Estonia

Why Sustainability?

Every business and individual has a direct or indirect impact on climate change, sustainable living, and many other pressing global challenges. COVID-19 pushed most of us to rethink this impact and we ourselves took part in the Hack the Crisis movement that grew into a worldwide phenomenon in just a couple of weeks. We see that there’s a need for support to early-stage sustainability startups, and as strong believers in the impact startups can create we are launching the Wise Guys Sustainability acceleration program.

We are looking for AgriTech, FoodTech, MedTech, EdTech, SexTech, Smart city, Mobility, Energy, and Supply Chain startups. While the idea and product, of course, are important, we are mostly looking for solid and passionate teams with global ambitions and the power to execute!

Applications are open until October 9. Program will be run from Tallinn, Estonia, with online and on-site modules.

Equity Investment

55k € investment for 9% equity with a follow-on possibility


250+ mentors and 200+ investors


Intensive up to 5 months long mentoring program


Free modern co-working space

Program Outline

As of autumn 2020 Startup Wise Guys is launching  a new format of acceleration program that is better fit to meet the needs of today’s startups and apart from intensive mentoring offers also implementation time. Program is run with 9 content modules to cover all aspects of accelerating product, company and founders.

Applications Open

Startups can apply online and catch the Wise Guys Sustainability team for a chat, office hours and free mentoring at events. Follow our Facebook page for updates on upcoming events.

Selection Bootcamp

Our selection committee, consisting of investors, mentors, and Wise Guys Sustainability team, will select up to 25 startups who will be invited for the 3-day Selection Bootcamp.
Program Starts

Setting the Fundamentals

The program begins with clear KPI and goal setting and work on the team itself.

Customer Discovery

A module on the target market and customers follows to find out where to focus the team’s attention.

Product Alignment and Sales Acceleration

First product sprint of the program to answer the big product-related questions.

Market Engineering

A module on defining the startup’s strengths and characteristics that make it distinctive.

Sales and Marketing

Development of marketing and sales strategies as well as pitch upgrade.

(Product) Build

Implementation time of the knowledge gained and for the growth of the business.

Business Development

Business and sales development combined with the second product sprint.

Startups 12 months road map

A module on the future of the startup’s journey within tech, sales, and business.


Fundraising strategy and broad exposure to Business Angels and VCs.
Post-Program Support

After program care

Continued on-demand help will be provided from the Startup Wise Guys team and mentors, as well as a never-ending journey as a part of the Startup Wise Guys alumni community will follow.

From Hack the Crisis to long term impact

Wise Guys Sustainability acceleration program is how Startup Wise Guys, Europe’s leading B2B accelerator, is ready to take further those who want to create a meaningful impact within the area of sustainability. Following the unfolding events of COVID-19 pandemic and being ourselves a big part of the Hack the Crisis movement by not only taking part in various hackathons around the world but also leading an impact-driven Hack the Crisis online pre-accelerator we believe that there’s much more that can be done.
This year every one of us was pressed to acknowledge our impact on the world and other human beings, but already in 2012 United Nations had introduced Sustainable Development Goals as a means for a better and more sustainable future. These two things combined with our own belief that there are more sustainable ways of how to conduct business has brought us to this point. The digitalization of the public sector and the need for future crisis responses are pushing the impact tech sector.
We see Wise Guys Sustainability acceleration program as the next stepping stone for those AgriTech, FoodTech, MedTech, EdTech, SexTech, Smart city, Mobility, Energy, and Supply Chain startups who are not only eager to make an impact but also grow and scale their businesses in order to maximize their footprint. Who would have thought that after starting the year with a zero-waste challenge our teams’ beliefs in sustainable living and impact will be challenged on such a scale but we are ready for it now more than ever as we ourselves see this as our way to pay back to the world.

Awesome Mentors

We have a deep network of 250+ mentors who are experts in their fields or founders of startups themselves. Here are some of our top Sustainability, EdTech, Supply chain, and other mentors you will get the chance to meet and learn from at Wise Guys Sustainability acceleration program.

Niko Lindholm

Program Director at EduSpaze Accelerator

Scott Dodson

Chief Growth Officer at Lingvist, serial entrepreneur and growth, product and marketing mentor

Mateusz Kozłowski

Partner at Techni Ventures and President at Niepubliczne Technikum Programistyczne Techni Schools

Pedro Lima

Board Member & CEO at GLSMED, Centralized Logistics company of Luz Saúde (Portugal)

Calum Cameron

The brains behind the first Hack the Crisis hackathon

Ginny Radmall

Pitch coach, Director at The Ivy Way

Marko Russiver

Designer, startup founder, co-founder of Guaana
And 250 more… Take a look

The Team

Our portfolio companies say that one of clear benefits of acceleration was discipline and order, having precise goals and milestones and someone to keep you accountable for it. This is the kick-ass team that will keep you on track with KPIs, give constructive feedback, and make your stay in Tallinn a life-changing experience!

Cristobal Alonso

CEO and Batch energizer

Alexandra Balkova

Program Managing Director

Patrick Collins

Sales EiR

And 20 more… Take a look

Applications Open

With more than 185 startup investments behind our back and a solid team of serial entrepreneurs and passionate mentors – we for sure have what it takes to help you speed up your business and scale internationally! Hit the button below and become a part of #SWGMafia!

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