We have received many applications and currently our team is taking a huge task upon ourselves to consider every single case attentively which will take some time. We have not yet managed to process all the applications and create a database but as soon as it is done we will start contacting and interviewing candidates. This stage of the selection will probably last until the end of March. For further information follow us on www.StartupHighway.com, Facebook and Twitter.
Applications will be examined by the commission constituted of “StartupHighway” team and investors.
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Upcoming 2014 StartupHighway Startups to take on Silicon Valley
StartupHighway, a Lithuanian-based startup accelerator announces the open call for its 2014 program in partnership with UC Berkeley, one of the top universities in the world. Top teams from the 2014 Spring batch will have an opportunity to further develop their business for six months out of the Skydeck incubator inside UC Berkeley.
“Every year we aim to have a better program for our startups. This year we will focus on entering and developing business in the U.S. market, thus opening the opportunity to attract investments from U.S.-based investors. StartupHighway will provide a chance to its top startups to work in UC Berkeley | Skydeck incubator for six months, with access to its alumni, students and of course the vibrant Silicon Valley ecosystem right outside UC Berkeley´s door,” – says Rokas Tamošiūnas, StartupHighway manager.
StartupHighway invites young ambitious entrepreneurs to apply for the program, where they will get as much as 14 thousand EUR investment, help from more than one hundred mentors, including experts from companies like Google, Facebook, Skype, Soundcloud and others. The best teams will have the possibility to extend their acceleration period for an additional half -year in Silicon Valley. The possibility to live and work in Silicon Valley is co-funded by StartupHighway and Lithuanian based venture capital fund BaltCap. StartupHighway accepts applications via its online application form on StartupHighway.com - the deadline is March 1.
“Innovation is alive and doing well in Lithuania. I am impressed by the many innovative businesses and ideas emerging here in sectors like Infotech, biotech, solar, and lasers. Because our economies are intertwined, when innovators succeed in Lithuania they create jobs and opportunities not only for Lithuanians but also for Americans. Just as U.S. companies are increasingly interested in Lithuania, I want Lithuanian entrepreneurs to know that the United States is open for business and is a great place for innovative Lithuanian companies to invest and test new ideas and bring them to market,” Ambassador of the United States to Lithuania Deborah McCarthy said.
BaltCap Investment Director Kornelijus Čelutka commented about the decision to support this initiative: “UC Berkeley’s Skydeck incubator immerses startups in a highly collaborative environment and enables them to use the vast resources of the UC Berkeley campus and alumni community. It also should give startups an opportunity to test their products in the U.S. market and talk to the local investors. We are pleased to partner with StartupHighway in the initiative to support the most promising startups in our region."
UC Berkeley is located in California near Silicon Valley and it is called as one of Silicon Valley’s success foundation stones. The university is amongone of the top ten U.S. universities and its graduates are well-known world scientists and entrepreneurs - including 29 Nobel Prize winners and entrepreneurs such as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Google’s former CEO Eric Schmidt and many others.
BaltCap is the largest independent private equity firm focusing on mid-market buyout, expansion and venture capital investments in the Baltic States. Since 1995, BaltCap has been managing several private equity and venture capital funds witha total capital of more than EUR 190 million and has made more than 60 investments.
StartupHighway is a Lithuanian-based mentor-driven accelerator. StartupHighway started its activities in 2011 and so far, has invested in 15 companies, many of which have successfully raised additional funding.
Hey! With all the news coming up, let's not lose focus! StartupHighway applications now open! Join the program, receive advice, get funded and go for six months to Silicon Valley. All this just an application away! Apply via: http://startuphighway.com/en/apply . Prove you’re the best! Application open until March 1st.
Last week we publicly announced that StartupHighway started partnership with UC Berkeley Skydeck in Silicon Valley. This week, we take a look into what could be your office this summer and for the rest of the year.
SkyDeck is housed in a 10,000 sq. ft. facility atop the tallest building in Berkeley. The SkyDeck facility boasts stunning 360-degree views of the entire bay area. Every SkyDeck team is assigned its own personal workspace in an open floor plan. The SkyDeck facility also offers teams access to two boardrooms, lecture area, AV equipment, and a huge event space. SkyDeck is also conveniently located, with immediate access to public transportation including BART; just one block from the UC Berkeley campus, and a short drive from the high-tech center of Silicon Valley and all the good that comes with it.
Skydeck has a paramount support of universities, giving you access to Alumni (Such as Google CEO), current students and scientists (best of the best of the best) and their curriculum (graduate an MBA after hours). SkyDeck Berkeley was created as a joint venture startup accelerator among UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, College of Engineering, and the Vice Chancellor for Research Office.
Want to work from here? Apply and prove you’re the best! Application form: http://startuphighway.com/en/apply