StartupYard Accelerator Announces 6 Teams for 2013 Spring Program
6 teams from 5 countries begins their 6-month acceleration program on March 11 in Prague
07 MARCH 2013, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
SummaryTeams from 12 countries applied for the third class at StartupYard acceleration program. Judges spent 6 weeks and selected 6 startups from 5 countries. The third cohort begins their 6-month acceleration program on March 11 in Prague.
The selection criteria for all judges were clear: team, who are the co-founders, what they make together, experience and skills. “60% of our teams pivoted last year, they changed their business,” said Nikola Rafaj from StartupYard. “Mostly we prefer outstanding teams to ideas of genius.”
StartupYard Spring 2013 teams
We help parents meet the most reliable babysitters. Hlidacky.cz operates in the Czech Republic now.
Co-founders: David Hrachovy, Petr Sigut and Vaclav Kuna (Czech Republic)
Interactive tool for website owners to create tutorials and guides in a few minutes.
Co-founders: Lukas Haraga, Jiri Otahal and Michal Pustka (Czech Republic)
Step-By-Step Startup Guide with action items that will help entrepreneurs get their startup from idea, to product, to traction, and to funding.
Co-founders: Edward Liu and Yitao Sun (USA)
Event travel made easy. It helps visitors of concerts, festivals and conferences to plan their trips.
Co-founders: Valentin Dombrovsky, Vitaliy Korobkin and Denis Volkov (Russia)
The essential career tool for professional fine artists, keep portfolios and CVs up-to-date with ease.
Co-founders: Abe Han and Patrick Urwyler (Canada, Switzerland)
Yummy Food Delivery
How to eat healthy at your desk. Its focus is B2B delivery.
Co-founders: Kristina Sediva and Tomas Netrval (Czech Republic)
Facebook page Yummy Food Delivery
StartupYard is a seed accelerator for technology startups. Its goal is to help companies build viable products, launch fast and successfully raise capital. It follows the philosophy, methodology, and standard of world-class accelerators such as Y Combinator or TechStars.
StartupYard’s efforts were awarded by membership in the Global Accelerator Network in June 2012, and it is a member of StartupYard Accelerator Consortium CeedTech. Since September 2011 StartupYard has accelerated 29 companies, out of which 4 were acquired, 19 are still active, and 10 have raised investments for a total of $2.5 Million. For more information, read our blog, visit our website and follow @startupyard on Twitter.