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V4 Startup Force

Is your startup ready to go beyond the borders and expand in the V4 region? You are ready but in need of business contacts and mentoring? We can help you! Apply now and meet corporate partners handpicked just for you. Better yet, we’ll even prepare you for the big meeting!

Join us and become one of the 20 teams that we invite to our super intensive but fun virtual Bootcamp. Workshops, business mentoring, and community events lead the way to the Demo Day after which we select the four winning teams who get to participate in the V4 Startup Force program.

The Startup Force program is a three-week hybrid program during which you receive hands-on mentoring to prepare you for tailored business meetings in all four countries. The first two weeks happen online and then we finish off with offline days in Budapest.


Benefits for Startups

Business meetings

we organize tailored business meetings with corporates and SMEs for the final 4 teams.

Workshops & Mentoring

hands-on, practical knowledge to fine-tune your business, and a key mentor, guiding you through the whole program.

Networking & Community

access to a colorful community of like-minded entrepreneurs.


the four winning teams receive a scholarship of up to EUR 1000.

Who can apply?

  • business-to-business (B2B) solution
  • stage: seed and above (or a viable business pilot that is ready to be launched)
  • validated product-market fit, traction with users, well-defined business model
  • scalable business, ready for market expansion in the V4 region
  • the startup should be based in the V4 region and at least one founder should have Czech, Hungarian, Polish, or Slovak nationality
  • 2 team members can dedicate their time for the full length of the program

Questions? Drop us a line and we will come back to you in no time!

What can you expect?

The Virtual Bootcamp is our selection camp. If you become one of the four winning teams (we select one startup per country), you can continue to the V4 Startup Force.


  • practical workshops (e.g. pitching, sales)
  • community building
  • 1:1 mentoring
  • offline team building (in 4 cities)
  • Demo Day

Startup Force

  • tailored business meetings online and offline – altogether min. 12 in the four countries
  • an experienced key mentor, dedicated to help you throughout the program
  • networking with the actors of the Polish, Czech, Slovak and Hungarian startup ecosystem
  • more workshops (hosted by the 4 program partners)
  • community and cultural fun!
*If we go offline, travel and accommodation expenses are covered by the program. You’ll receive the program in advance so that you can get prepared.

We love our startups

“V4 Startup Force paved our road to our regional expansion with useful contact and a lot of new knowledge!”

Bence Zwecker, Munch

“Transfer of knowledge and great fun”

Mateusz Kierepka, BioMinds Healthcare

“Great opportunity to get to know ourselves and our company even better. Also, the networking, workshops, and potential business cooperation are the great bonus out of this V4 experience.”

Matej Liptak, Airlogy Labs

“Surprisingly great and enjoyable 3-week journey”

David Suslik, OnSinch

V4 Startup Force in numbers

The program has been launched in 2018 and since then, there were

About the organizers

The V4 Startup Force program is funded by the International Visegrad Fund and is a joint effort of Design Terminal and its partner organizations. Our partners in the startup acceleration ‘crime’:

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