EBRD Star Venture programme

Start-ups

The EBRD’s Star Venture programme identifies high potential, innovative start-ups and supports 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 the EBRD regions
  • You have an annual turnover of up to €1 million
  • You have been in business for less than 5 years
  • You operate in any sector but have technology that makes scalable business

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

 

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

  • Gloria – Production | Natural Cosmetics

Egypt

  • Trella - Transportation | Freight | App | Mobile
  • Tagaddod - CleanTech | Waste Management | B2B
  • MaxAB - B2B | E-Commerce | Logistics | App | Mobile
  • Brimore - FMCG | Distribution | Retail | E2E
  • iCommunity - Information Technology | Mobile | App | B2B2C
  • Avidbeam - AI | IT
  • Filkhedma - Home Maintenance Services | Marketplaces
  • Askova - Renewable Energy | Manufacturing | SaaS | R&D
  • Valify - RegTech | Digital identity 
  • Raseedi  -  Cost optimization solution | B2B
  • Youspital – Healthcare | App | Mobile 
  • Waslabrowser - Digital web service | Mobile wallet  
  • Raye7 - Carpooling | App | Mobile 
  • Teradix - Procurement software | SaaS
  • Fresh Source  - Agri-Tech | E-vendor
  • Mazboot  - Healthcare | App | Mobile 

Jordan

Kosovo

  • 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 

Serbia

Tunisia

  • Mass Analytics - Analytics | Software | Service Provider | Marketing
  • ECHO - Aviation | B2B | B2B2C
  • nextProtein – Biotech | Agribusiness | Manufacturing
  • Naviacom - Transportation | SaaS | E2E | M2M
  • Kaoun - Fintech | B2B| Solutions provider
  • Enova Robotics – Manufacturing | Robotics