StartupHighway is a Baltic startup accelerator and an early seed stage fund based in Vilnius, Lithuania. Since it’s establishment in 2011 it has developed a proven investment programme focusing all of its efforts on value maximization for innovative technology startups. It has been purely designed to provide individually tailored support for the most perspective participating entrepreneurs.

An extensive network of business leaders, elite mentors, seed funding, free open working space and the access to respective markets are just a few mandatory tools helping you to accelerate your startup’s evolution to a scalable business. We believe that the core mission, besides providing a startup with the right tools, is the top-notch expertise adapted to individual business needs. Therefore we work closely with the teams by dedicating our expert knowledge and shaping selective acceleration plans that match your startup’s peculiarities.

We consider your startup unique. We are here to help you make it powerful.

ACCELERATOR

StartupHighway’s acceleration programme consists of the individually tailored support and preparation for the startup’s growth and further investment readiness. We provide selected startups with a decent seed funding, free open working space, advice from the international mentors’ fleet. We open up the doors to a wide international network and respective markets,and most importantly support you with a specifically designed expert guidance, applied to your own product or service. Simply because we care about each startup’s success, the programme itself as well as it’s duration is not framed into a standard pattern. Vice versa, each year our programme participants help us define the programme model that can be customized accordingly to their needs and business scope.

RESULTS

StartupHighway started its activities in 2011. A total of 17 companies from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Italy, United Kingdom and Russia have successfully completed the acceleration programme and received funding from StartupHighway so far. More than half of the businesses which graduated from the programme have subsequently attracted further investment from business angels or venture capital funds.

FUNDING

Each selected startup  might be granted with up to 25,000 in seed funding, depending on the number of startup co-founders. The funding will be distributed in usually 3 separate tranches during the acceleration programme. In exchange for money and our priceless support, we normally take up to a 7,5% equity stake based on the common global practice. Moreover, we will provide you with additional benefits, such as free office space at our grounds at Rupert incubator and individual mentorship.

FOLLOW-UP INVESTMENT

StartupHighway does not limit itself to a rapid and intense short-term acceleration programme. We evaluate each and every case individually and based on results and collaboration efforts during the programme we can offer a follow-up funding and extended support within our expertise. The acceleration process doesn’t end for the best performing teams, they on the contrary are selected for the next round investment from StartupHighway and it’s VC partners and are offered better conditions.

Furthermore, we can help you to reach out to the potential investors in London by organizing individual or teams roundup meetings with a separate investor.  This may get you to participate in an individually organized roadshow and present your business having full investors’ attention rather than participating in crowded “Demo Days” where plenty of startups are pitching their ideas.

So why not take all the great chances we offer!

WHY US?

StartupHighway is a trustworthy startup accelerator. Advantages that are on our offer:

  •  Individually customized mentorship
  •  Seed funding
  •  Free working space
  •  Extended investment

OUR TEAM

Rokas Tamošiūnas

Co-founder of StartupHighway. Actively assist startups accessing early stage financing, mentors and more. Speaker at Login, HowToWeb, Lattitude and many others.

Martynas Matekonis

Chief Portfolio Manager. Almost 20 years experience in asset management and capital markets. Martynas held numerous positions in financial markets portfolio management in state and private financial institutions.

Toma Kondratė

Head of Communications at StartupHighway. Capable to take on plenty of different roles, including HR | Recruiting, social media communication, service delivery and content marketing.

TESTIMONIALS

  • The best thing that StartupHighway does is that it really accelerates your idea! It accelerates it to a success or to a death. Both of them are super important. Because you don’t want to spend two years on an idea that will not work. StartupHighway mentor program will filter those kind of ideas by constantly questioning of every single detail. StartupHighway helped us to conceptualise Dragdis and without StartupHighway I’m pretty sure it would have taken us much much longer.

    Domas Sabockis Founder of Dragdis, https://dragdis.com

  • Three-month program at StartupHighway gave us a lot of knowledge to successfully launch our project and make our first steps in building our company. The most valuable thing for us was access to its 50+ mentor network as well as day-to-day feedback from people running the program. If you are searching rocket fuel for your own idea then StartupHighway is the right place!

    Maris Dagis CEO, https://sellfy.com/

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StartupHighway aims for success stories. If you are blessed with talent, be part of our talent network.

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