EBRD Star Venture programme

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We are pleased to invite all interested start-up businesses in Kosovo that have the potential for growth and expansion in the global market to apply for the 3rd round of EBRD Star Venture program that offers business consultations with international consultants, mentorship and opportunities to connect with potential investors.

Applications are open until 1st of August, 2021 and more information you can find at https://www.ebrd.com/starventure/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

More information.