KATALIZATOR is an 11 weeks long IDEA to MVP program for startup teams coming from Western Balkan countries.

We tend to make things very simple. We are looking for strong and motivated teams with idea stage Tech ideas. You have to be passionate about your idea, willing to dedicate your time for its development and you need to have basic market research done to persuade us that there is potential in your idea.

How strong is a team and how big the potential of the idea is something that we will look at when selecting 10 teams that will enter our program.

So, we are looking for:

  • Strong and motivated team
  • Idea level business
  • Tech powered idea

Why this criteria?

Strong and motivated team is only way you will succeed and we want to choose winners to help them get there faster.

Idea level business means that we will question your every assumption and try to build your foundation better, we will make sure that at the end this is more than just an idea.

Tech powered idea, because we believe in global scalable business and technology provides it. We have great experience in this area and have founded best experts and mentors for you.

KATALIZATOR is not competitive program, there are no monetary awards at the end, there are no pass or fail.

KATALIZATOR is program to develop your IDEA, program that requires work and commitment, program that makes business form your idea, and program which helps you find first testers/users/clients.

Applications for KATALIZATOR are opened until September 20th and 10 selected teams will participate in the program from October 1st till December 10th 2021.

Organizers of KATALIZATOR program are START Centre and VIRTUO. Program is powered by Swiss Entrepreneurship Program and EBRD Star Venture Program. KATALIZATOR is supported by numerous ecosystem players from the region: Infobip Startup Tribe, South Central Ventures, Fil Rouge Capital, ICT Hub Ventures, Vitosha Venture Partners, StartIN, Startup Grind Sarajevo, Science and Technology Park Belgrade, NoLimit Hub, Business Incubator Novi Sad, Startup Macedonia, and Vestbee. KATALIZATOR media partners are The Recursive and Netokracija.

More details about the program as well as appliaction form you can find at www.katalizator.ba


Vladimir Ćorda