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Acceleration

From an idea to a real business

Here, we turn early-stage startups into functional businesses. Access our founder, VC and expert network and get up to €200k in funding.

Who is it for?

great companies are built by GREAT founders

We always look for problem-solvers, leaders, visionaries and risk-takers whose sole mission is problem-solving and value creation, the bigger the problem you solve the greater value in society you create. We focus on helping businesses at the pre-seed stage including both solo founders and teams. This includes companies that are pre-funding with traction, MVP and prototype-stage projects and even part-time founders with just ideas. Pre-seed funding ranges from EUR 70.000 - 200.000.

How do we help?

what you can expect to get from the program

  1. 1:1 mentoring. We will help you with your business plan, pitch deck preparation, MVP finalization and many more, at the end of the program you should be ready to launch your business and attract many investors.
  2. Special workshops. Do you have any questions about legal topics? IP rights, accounting, PR, branding and many more? Bring that in! We try to cover all important pre-seed agenda.
  3. Speed-mentoring sessions. Meet and chat with industry experts in your field - you will receive valuable business insights on your business idea or MVP.
  4. Access to our network. Let us find you the right technology partners and connect you with new potential customers. We are here to provide you with shortcuts to the most important people you should meet.
  5. Investment. At the end of the Acceleration program, startups with significant advancements during the program will be given an investment of between EUR 70.000 - 200.000 in initial funding.

When and where?

The acceleration program runs once a year, starting in February, with most sessions online and some of them in Prague. The standard duration of the program is 3 months. We warmly welcome startups from the whole Czech republic and Slovakia to join us!

Alumni from
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Marek Vala - Founder & CEO of Pealock
Marek Vala - Founder & CEO of Pealock

I very much appreciated the speed-mentoring program.

During the program I was able to discuss my business model in greater detail with multiple experts in different industries from the whole Czech republic. It helped me to see my business from different perspectives.
Lucie Neumanova - Co-founder & CEO of Femme Palette
Lucie Neumanova - Co-founder & CEO of Femme Palette

In 2021 we were part of Nation1 accelerator program.

During 3 speed-mentoring days, we were able to discuss Femme Palette with mentors such as Zdenek Rudolsky from Impact hub, Jakub Nešetril from Česko Digital and Jan Široký from Mews and received valuable feedback that helped us move the business forward! Great experience!

Our mentors

Predrag Ristic
Predrag Ristic
Jakub Nešetřil
Jakub Nešetřil
Zdeněk Rudolský
Zdeněk Rudolský
David Miklas
David Miklas
Martin Švarc
Martin Švarc
Honza Široký
Honza Široký
Filip Vančura
Filip Vančura
Margareta Křížova
Margareta Křížova
Oskar Kořistka
Oskar Kořistka
Samuel Huba
Samuel Huba
Martin Rozhoň
Martin Rozhoň
Juraj Atlas
Juraj Atlas
Adam Zbijcuk
Adam Zbijcuk
Dinah Spitzer
Dinah Spitzer
Brian Kachlik
Brian Kachlik
Jan Husták
Jan Husták
Aleš Hýbner
Aleš Hýbner
Silke Horáková
Silke Horáková

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