Made by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs

Let’s grow together! We'll be there every step of the way!

Applications are closed

StepFWD Together is a program developed in partnership with through a grant from
with the support of and

Are you ready to grow your startup to the next level?

StepFWD, together with our partners Startup Norway will provide you with practical know-how and support to turn your startup into a successful business.

Work with the right mentors to solve your business challenges

Connect with industry experts and investors

Grow your startup to the next level

StepFWD your startup

Get expert advice from professionals who have a proven track record of building and supporting startups. They'll provide you with clear guidance on your next steps, necessary adjustments, and effective strategies for improvement.

Key dates

Phase I - Learn and connect - 20 startups

We will select 20 startups from the CEE region that are looking to grow their team, improve their product and get new clients

8 October
Applications Close
9 - 13 October
Participants Selection & Onboarding
16 October - 8 December
Workshops, Investor Meetings & Pitching
12 December
Demo Day

Phase II - Grow - 6 startups

Out of the startups that graduate in the first phase, only the 6 best will proceed further to continue their growth with us and start a new round of investment

12 December
Selecting 6 startups for Phase II
January - April
each startup will be provided tailored guidance and support for 4 months

Applications are closed

Applications for the next Cohort are closed.

What’s StepFWD like?

25% of our alumni have got an investment. Together they raised over 2M Euros.

"The program connected us with people who are well seasoned in the startup environment and could guide us with advice, on the level that we were at that particular moment. The StepFWD program exceeded my expectations. It was like a snowball rolling down the hill, just getting bigger and bigger."
Cristina Oprea
"I learned a lot and by the end of it I had a pretty good idea on what to do next. Later on, I found how useful it was to prepare for all the assignments, the go-to-market sheet, the one-liners, the pitch decks. They all have been useful since."
Ciprian Grigore
CTO, Licenseware

Do you have questions?

Please check out the FAQ section for any questions you might have regarding eligibility criteria, the application process or accelerator program setup.