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Czech Founders is an informal community of founders of companies with global ambitions in the Czech Republic. As of 2019, we've organized events for over 1,500 attendees, facilitated thousands of career introductions, hundreds of hours of mentorship, given away over 2.5M CZK to non-profit initiatives, and inspired hundreds of students to become entrepreneurs. And that's just the beginning.
A platform for network-loving investors and talent scouts with a delicate taste for overlooked yet gifted founders. Blogs on tips and tricks for founders, how to break into VC and more.
Den pro školu
“Den pro školu” connects teachers with volunteer practitioners.
We produce a diverse fleet of content, the Disraptors Summit with the European Startup Championship Finale is our flagship. Our podcasts, local startup competitions, hackathons, and no pitch meetups are other prime vessels.
We support talent and business, strengthen the relations between research and application, promote the local ecosystem abroad, and enlighten the public on the benefits and risks of artificial intelligence. As a non-profit initiative, we strive for a prosperous innovation environment, thereby contributing to Czech economic and social development.
Representatives of companies and institutions, topic leaders and AI enthusiasts together in the open platform Brno.AI find applications for AI, create space for collaboration and help develop Brno's AI community.
Vacuumlabs provides engineering, design, product development, and data science services for the fintech industry.
WhatsApp group of VC analysts from the CEE region.
The CzechTrade Agency is a national pro-export organisation established by the Ministry of Industry and Trade with the aim of developing international trade and mutual cooperation between Czech and foreign entities.
Agentura pro podnikaní a inovaci
Business and Innovation Agency is state contributory organization subordinated to the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic.
government incubationsupport program
Vodafone Nápad roku
The oldes competition for startups in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Entrepreneurship courses in universities and cities in the Czech Republic.
Competition of innovative startup ideas created by students and graduates of the University of Economics in Prague. The competition is intended for individuals and teams. The criteria are the innovativeness of the business (idea), a convincing business model and growth potential.
Inter-university meeting of students interested in startups, innovation and socially responsible business
Start Your Business
The Start Your Business competition is a good opportunity to test your business plan or just to test your skills and compare them with others. With feedback, experts will help refine ideas and there is a cash prize for the most successful students.
Klub Mladých Manažerů
A student organization at VŠE, which management was not enough only in scripts. Since 2005 they have been actively connecting students with high ambitions. Their mission is to provide students with the opportunity to gain knowledge from people in the industry through lectures, seminars and networking events. They also connect academic knowledge with the experience of business executives.
SKOK is a student association at the Faculty of International Relations of the University of Economics in Prague, whose aim is to connect students with the world of business as much as possible and thus increase their employment in the labour market. The association was founded in 2014 by students of the Master's programme in International Business with the support of the faculty management, especially Assoc. Ing. Pavel Hnát Ph.D. It is the largest student club focused on business that currently exists at FMV.
Prague, Brno, CZ & Bratislava, SVK
Education. Community. Practice. Two states, three major cities, over ten years of existence and over fifty active members with an interest in the world of investment and business. Combining all of this creates incalculable value in the form of just one unique student organization - the Investors Club.
Studentský klub projektového řízení
The Student Project Management Club (SPMC) is a non-profit organization composed of students and graduates of universities with an active interest in developing in the field of project management. In addition to regular meetings of its members, we organize invited lectures, workshops and informal networking meetings for the public. Members also test the theory they have acquired on practical projects.
CEMS Club Prague
CEMS Clubs is a student organization, a group of motivated and qualified students who “take care” of other CEMSies. CEMS Clubs prepare various social, teambuilding as well as educational and PR events and activities, also in cooperation with CEMS corporate partners.
We are a community that inspires, educates, and applies new talent to strengthen diversity and competitiveness in IT.
Holky z Marketingu
A platform that helps marketers - men and women - find jobs, educate themselves, and connect with others in the industry.
Business for breakfast
We are changing the business atmosphere in the Czech Republic for the better. We create business environments where trust, long-term business relationships, quality and reliability are the basis of cooperation. Here, entrepreneurs help each other to new contracts through referrals.
Google Digitální garáž
Helping people develop the skills needed in a changing world
Microsoft for Startups
Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub brings people, knowledge, and technology together to help founders at every stage solve startup challenges. Sign up in minutes with no funding required.
Forbes 30 under 30
Each year's selection of 30 under 30 presents the greatest young talents in the Czech Republic and Slovakia in their field. The festival of young energy will officially kick off at the Forbes Young Czechia: 30 under 30 event in Prague, which will offer fresh discussions, opinions and insights from the Czech Republic's most promising minds.
On the website, you can find information about current governmental and private programmes to support start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as information on providers of support who are able to assist with the launch and acceleration of business operations by means of mentoring, networking and provision of investments. The website also features a calendar of start-up events in which you can find interesting domestic and foreign happenings.
government networkdatabasesupport programinnovation
Czech Startup Kingdom
Networking platform for Czech startups, tech companies, innovative entrepreneurs and investors in the UK.
Startup Europe Network
Contributes to the development of domestic firms, Czech and foreign investors, and the business environment as a whole. CzechInvest’s services include assistance during the implementation of investment projects, consulting services for foreign investors entering the Czech market as well as AfterCare services for foreign and domestic investors that already operate on the Czech market. Additionally, CzechInvest administers both the business-property databases and the database of Czech supplier firms, performs the role as a mediator between state investment aids and state administrative bodies and local authorities.
Inspiring plenary sessions, informative workshops and targeted 1:1 meetings promise knowledge gain and new business contacts.
A European Commission initiative that falls under the Digital Single Market priorities.
Czech Fintech Association
The Czech Fintech Association, founded in 2016, aims to support innovation in the financial sector, co-create a regulatory environment for its development, and thus promote an economy without barriers, paper and cash. The association leads expert working groups, organises networking and expert events, and is a point of contact for innovators, investors, regulators and business partners.
Czech Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
An association representing the interests of companies active in the area of private equity and venture capital in the Czech Republic. Its main objective is to promote and support private equity and venture capital and its development through, among other, elimination of administrative and legislative obstacles, and to increase awareness about the possibilities and importance of private equity and venture capital in the Czech Republic.
Česká asociace startupů kvalifikovaných k investici
They connect ambitious entrepreneurs with passionate investors and innovative corporations and help startups grow and investors protect their investment.
Czech Business Angel Association
The Czech Business Angel Association (CBAA) is a national association that brings together angel investors and represents their interests. Together with their members they support the creation of a vibrant and cultural business environment with high professional standards and ethical principles.
We bring together entrepreneurs in the region and help them build functional businesses.
SIlicon Valley, US
We are a community of entrepreneurs, founders, and builders who come together once a month to be educated and inspired by some of the brightest minds our city has to offer. Startup Grind values are that: We believe in making friends, not LinkedIn connections. We believe in giving more than you take. We believe in helping others before helping yourself. We are truly passionate about helping founders, entrepreneurs and startups succeed.
JA Czech's mission is to educate Czech youth to learn the value of entrepreneurship, understand business and economics, develop an ethical attitude towards leadership and be well prepared for the world of work.
The goal of the ikid project is to teach children to use their unique, innovative thinking and inspire them to believe that their innovative idea can change the world.
We are an independent and free association of entrepreneurs from all over the Czech Republic and we implement the educational program YOU CAN ENTERPRISE for students of primary, secondary and higher vocational schools. Our goal is to inspire students to be entrepreneurial and support them on their path to independence and self-reliance.
For the past seven years, we at ProSecondary School have been trying to motivate high school students to participate in extracurricular activities. Each year we hold a High School Student of the Year competition to recognize high school students who are active in their free time.
Green fox academy
Green Fox Academy is the most intensive IT bootcamp in the Czech Republic, both in terms of the number of teaching hours and the syllabus. Our professional team will help you start your new career in IT even without any previous knowledge and experience. We are accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education and work closely with our company partners, where we help our graduates find their first job in IT.
Student Business Club
SBC TUL is a student club where the first priority is to support entrepreneurship of students at TUL – we help to create a close community of entrepreneurial people in the academic environment.
Soutěž & Podnikej
Try working on your own idea. Develop a project you enjoy and find meaningful. You'll have 5 months to learn about the business environment and meet a great group of active high school students. Register, turn your vision into a real business plan and win a cash prize and admission to university without taking the entrance exam.
Můj první milion
College students, high school students and anyone from the public - anyone can apply to this programe. The essence of the accelerator program is to develop a business plan and its development with the help of our mentors. Successful entrepreneurs and professionals not only from the Zlín region.
Festup startup festival
Ústí nad Labem, CZ
Startup festival in Ústí nad Labem. A day full of workshops, inspiring stories of successful people, consultations with experts, accompanying programme and competitions!
We are i&i Prague, a bio-innovation center located right in the heart of Europe. Our objective is to identify the potential of new inventions in Drug Discovery, Diagnostics, MedTech and other Life Science fields. We do this by scouting for innovative projects and investing in the most promising ones. Then we will help with product development and, ultimately, market entry.
Unified functional platform protecting the interests of the Czech transfer community
Enterprise Europe Network
Enterprise Europe Network is an international network that helps small and medium-sized enterprises to develop and access foreign markets in these sectors: Space and Aerospace, Food, Automotive, Transport and Logistics, Biotechnology, Chemicals, Creative Industries, Environment, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals, Information Technology, Intelligent Energy, Materials, Nanotechnology, Electronics, Trade and Services, Construction, Textiles and Fashion, Tourism and Heritage.
Technology Agency of the Czech Republic
The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic is an organizational unit of the state that was founded in 2009 by the Act No. 130/2002 Coll on the support of research, experimental development and innovation. The creation of TA CR is one of the cornerstones of the fundamental reforms in research and development (R&D) in the Czech Republic. The key features of the reform is the redistribution of financial support from the national budget. The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic simplifies the state support of applied research and experimental development which has been fragmented and implemented by many bodies before the reform.
DoToho! connects experienced mentors with companies that need to direct, improve and develop their business. Thanks to a unique system of interconnection according to the individual needs of companies and mentors, the pairs often cooperate even after the end of the program.
Helping B2B start-ups to scale, find the right market fit and connect with customers, partners, and investors in the Czech Republic and abroad
Podnikatelské a inovační centrum Prahy
The Prague Business and Innovation Centre (PIC), managed by the Prague Innovation Institute, is a place where business, science and innovation meet. Its mission is to support the innovation ecosystem of the Czech capital and to present innovative solutions in the fields of education, entrepreneurship and urban development. PIC aims to create a quality network of key stakeholders, provide expert advice to startups and SMEs and motivate the entire innovation ecosystem through its activities. PIC is behind a number of interesting events, for example, it organizes monthly Prague Innovation Mixxer meetings, workshops and various networking activities, including a large professional conference Innovation Vision of Prague 2030. It also participates in events as a co-organizer, such as DoToho! or Startup Night.
Czech Taiwanese business chamber
Being an independent, non-governmental, and not-for-profit organization enables us to focus on solving the current business and social problems the Czech-Taiwanese business community faces. Promoting Czech-Taiwanese trade and investment relationships as a driver for enduring economic growth and prosperity for both countries.
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Pražský inovační institut
We are a partner to education, research, business and public institutions. Our main task is to facilitate connections between education, public space, and entrepreneurs in Prague. We are the only center in the Czech Republic focusing on advancement of education. We want to support project in education, energy sector, artificial intelligence, as well as creative industries in the capital. But we also aim at supporting innovations which will help improving the city´s infrastructure and environment.
Společnost vědeckotechnických parků ČR
Science and technology parks have been created and others are being prepared in the environment of scientific research institutes and universities, they are created on the initiative of manufacturing, commercial and other business entities, in border areas, on the initiative of private persons. They become part of regional development plans and structural funds under preparation.
Charles University Innovations Prague
The purpose of the company is to transfer knowledge and technologies generated at the Charles University to real life. The partner of CUIP is the Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer of the Charles University (CKTT) and the two organizations closely cooperate in this area.
Future port youth
We want to inspire young people about a positive vision of the future and kickstart their interest in innovative technologies, tools, and concepts that will help us build a better world for everyone.