EBRD Star Venture programme

Start-ups

The EBRD’s Star Venture programme identifies high potential, innovative start-ups which are ready for lift off.

We support them with world-class business advice and access to finance to strengthen their performance and accelerate their life cycle.

Star Venture assigns these start-ups advisory projects tailored to their specific competencies and needs. Our consulting services cover a wide range of segments, including strategy, business planning, finance, operations, organisation, marketing and sales among others.

What we offer

  • Business diagnostics workshops
  • Customised consulting projects
  • Online/in-person mentoring sessions
  • Global networks of business partners
  • Access to finance

Are you eligible?

  • You are based in one of 30 countries listed here
  • You have an annual turnover of up to €1 million
  • You have been in business for less than 5 years
  • You have the technology that makes your business scalable
  • You must be primarily locally owned and have less than 50 per cent of foreign ownership. By foreign ownership we mean outside of the EBRD regions.
  • The enterprise’s main areas of activity fall under any business area except: military products or services, gambling, tobacco, alcoholic drinks

Do you fit the profile?

  • You demonstrate a high potential to scale
  • You have a competitive advantage
  • You display a strong market opportunity
  • You are committed to continuous engagement throughout the programme

How to apply

Every year, we select a cohort of start-ups to join the programme on a competitive basis. A call for applications will be announced here and will be promoted across our corporate social media channels. For further enquiries, please contact us at StarVenture@ebrd.com

Call for applications

 

Lebanon

We are currently receiving applications for the first cohort of high potential start-ups from Lebanon. After reviewing the application guidelines, eligible start-ups are invited to fill out the online application form below by July 11th 2021.

Application form

Application guidelines

 

Western Balkans

We are currently receiving applications for the third cohort of high potential start-ups from the Western Balkans. Please check our eligibility criteria and click below to fill out an online application form by July 15th 2021.

Application form

Application guidelines

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Our portfolio showcases notable start-ups who have climbed the ladder and made headway in their local markets. Some of these include:

Albania

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Bizbook - Digital Sales and Procurement Platform| B2B

Egypt

  • Amanleek – Insurtech | SaaS
  • Askova - Renewable Energy | Manufacturing | SaaS | R&D
  • Avidbeam - AI | IT
  • Brimore - FMCG | Distribution | Retail | E2E
  • CyberTalents – Cybersecurity | Marketplace
  • Filkhedma - Home Maintenance Services | Marketplaces
  • Fresh Source  - Agri-Tech | E-vendor
  • iCommunity - Information Technology | Mobile | App | B2B2C
  • Isqan.com - Real Estate | Proptech
  • Khazna – FinTech | App | Mobile
  • MaxAB - B2B | E-Commerce | Logistics | App | Mobile
  • Mazboot  - Healthcare | App | Mobile 
  • Orcas – Education | Technology
  • PaySky – FinTech | Payment | App | Mobile
  • Pravica – Blockchain | communications
  • Raseedi  -  Cost optimization solution | B2B
  • Raye7 - Carpooling | App | Mobile 
  • Valify - RegTech | Digital identity 
  • Tagaddod - CleanTech | Waste Management | B2B
  • Trella - Transportation | Freight | App | Mobile
  • Tawfiqia.com – Automotive | App | Mobile
  • Teradix - Procurement software | SaaS
  • Waslabrowser - Digital web service | Mobile wallet 
  • Youspital – Healthcare | App | Mobile 

Jordan

Kosovo

  • Ambra - SaaS | Productivity | Task Management
  • Labbox - EduTech | Hardware | Software
  • OnAir Media – Creative Industry | Online media | Software

North Macedonia

  • Adeva IT – On-Demand Staffing | Contractors Management Platform | B2B
  • FitKit - HealthTech | Mobile | App
  • Stornest – Security | Data Protection 
  • Pixyle - Visual AI | Fashion e-Commerce | B2B | SaaS
  • QPick - RetailTech | Customer Engagement | SaaS
  • MED-REP - Pharma e-Marketing | MedTech | B2B | SaaS

Serbia

Tunisia

  • ECHO - Aviation | B2B | B2B2C
  • Enova Robotics – Manufacturing | Robotics
  • Kaoun - Fintech | B2B| Solutions provider
  • Mass Analytics - Analytics | Software | Service Provider | Marketing
  • nextProtein – Biotech | Agribusiness | Manufacturing

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