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Applications for 11th generation of incubator program are now open

by Ana Bešker

Zagreb entrepreneurship incubator, known for its startup program as the strongest one in Croatia and region, is opening applications for its next generation.

About the program

The program is intended for young entrepreneurs that have formed their business idea, developed a prototype, and are in a phase before entering the market. For entering the program there will be used two selections: first one via online applications and the second one via selectional pitch - brief presentation of the business idea to the ZIP selectional team. ZIP incubation program will last for four months, and the teams (which can be made by just one person) that will apply don’t need to have an established company.

The application deadline is the 1st of November and the registration fee for participating in the program is 3 000 HRK + VAT.

What can you gain

Teams in the program will have the opportunity for education about all aspects of starting a business and developing a startup company in collaboration with respected mentors from Croatia and abroad. They will gain knowledge necessary for positioning the project on the market and customer development, and they will learn about marketing approach and pitching to investors, all on their own business idea.

The most important part of ZIP startup program are individual meetings with mentors, domestic and foreign successful entrepreneurs.

As the research shows that creating support network, and networking itself, are crucial for success of 78% of startups, this program emphasizes the importance of linkage with mentors, other startups and foreign accelerators and investors. Zagreb entrepreneurship incubator has in its five years of work developed a network of over forty mentors, and partnership collaboration with international accelerators of which some are Seedcamp and Techstars. By entering the program, every startup team becomes a part of ZIP startup network. Another indicator of the quality of the program are our numbers: out of 72 teams that went through the 10 previous generations,  54 of them founded their own companies, and the teams attracted over 6 millions kunas of investment.

At the end of the program, there will be held a Demo Day where the attendees will present their projects to the investors, possible users, and business and technological community.

Ana Bešker

PR & Community manager