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LITHUANIAN KURGYVENU.LT START-UP IS BROADENING ITS BUSINESS HORIZONS

Even if kurgyvenu.lt project have already helped you to find your comfort zone and start enjoying the art of living in Lithuania; you should be aware that life do not mean to stay in one place. That is why, kurgyvenu.lt decided to expand its horizons by creating a new project to help you to find an oasis in any part of the world.

Posted on Jun 21, 2014 Read more

A startup kurgyvenu.lt, which aims to provide the most useful and important information in one place about the real estate and the quality of the surrounded environment, is also launching Place I Live project. You can reach BETA version for Berlin using http://berlin.placeilive.com/ link and London version using http://london.placeilive.com/ link.

 

By the middle of this year July, the project will also release a beta version not only for London and Berlin, but also for Chicago and San Francisco. However, the project does not intend to stop here, but to continue to expand and become global.

 

That is why, by the end of the year 2014, the Place I Live is also planning to launch its project in 20 more countries around the world. Thus, people from all around the world will be able to learn more about their living environment, share their information, travel with more confidence as well as easily purchase or rent a property appropriating to their needs.

 

But let do not forget about this week. Due to the reason, that Place I Live is launching its demo version, we would like to refer to all Lithuanian startup communities and encourage everyone to visit beta version of London and Berlin cities websites. Do not hesitate to express your thoughts and inform about any flaws you notice on the websites by email info@placeilive.com.

 

StartupHighway” & “Barclays” to Promote New Financial Technology Start-Ups

Business accelerator “StartupHighway” and the technology centre “Barclays” in Lithuania (hereinafter BTCL) is launching a programme designed for promotion of financial technology (hereinafter fintech) start-ups starting this week. At least three selected teams will be thoroughly consulted by business professionals, will have an opportunity to collaborate with BTCL specialists and make contacts with potential investors.

Posted on May 22, 2014 Read more

“This accelerator is a real, practical possibility and a chance for entrepreneurs, and young and promising start-up ideas in Lithuania to be noticed and establish ties not only among potential investors but also in the global financial market, particularly in “Barclays” bank. The programme aims to develop new fintech businesses in markets regarding payments, credits, e-money, insurance and financial means including local markets and attracting additional investments from funds” claimed a co-founder and a managing director of “StartupHigwhay” Rokas Tamošiūnas.

 

In the acceleration programme by “StartupHighway” and “Barclays” start-up teams will be consulted by 50 mentors, namely professionals and successful entrepreneurs from around world, among them Andrius Oks from Estonian fund “SmartCap”, a financial analyst Martynas Matekonis from “StartupHighway” and other “StartupHighway”, and “Barclays” mentors. Start-up teams will be provided with office space in “StartupHighway” co-working center, they will do business trainings, attend various events and meetings with potential investors and entrepreneurs and will be regularly consulted by BTCL specialists.

 

“We are constantly looking for opportunities to collaborate with and contribute to the development of new business acceleration programmes in Lithuania. We are sure that “Barclays” is able to yield benefit for start-ups which would encourage their development in Lithuania and around world. We have the experience in financial sector and we are willing to share our knowledge with the fintech start-ups” said the head of “Barclays” IT centre in Lithuania Giedrius Dzekunskas.

 

The selection for the joint acceleration programme by the biggest business accelerator in the Middle and East Europe “StartupHighway” and the technology centre “Barclays” in Lithuania starts on 21 of May and is going to last for three weeks. Overall at least three most promising business ideas will be selected to the programme which will be consulted and financially supported for three months. Suitable start-up teams willing to participate in the programme should apply using the following link http://www.startuphighwya.com/en/apply.

 

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“StartupHighway” is sincerely thankful for everybody who has trusted in us and applied to the programme. 

Posted on Mar 04, 2014 Read more

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.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail team@startuphighway.com

Video interview with Mantas Mikuckas co-founder and angel investor of Vinted.com (Lithuanian)

Video interview with Mantas Mikuckas co-founder and angel investor of Vinted.com

 

Posted on Feb 10, 2014 Read more

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.

Posted on Jan 21, 2014 Read more
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.
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