The StepFWD alumni continue their entrepreneurial journey by building on their customers' needs, participating in accelerators, raising investment, and growing their revenue.


40 startups

40 teams have graduated from the StepFWD pre-accelerator so far.

€2M+ raised

25% got at least an investment. Together they raised over 2M Euros.

31 Female Founders

Contributed to the tech startup ecosystem by supporting 31 female founders so far and hope to add many more to the ranks.

22 Industries

StepFWD Alumni come from a diverse range of industries such as cleantech, e-commerce, mental health, SaaS or travel.

7 Countries

Diversity is more than gender. It's different backgrounds, cultures, languages, beliefs, and viewpoints.

400+ Applications

Each cohort has only 20 spots to make sure each startup gets the attention, support, and love it deserves.


The Mental Fitness Gym™ for wellbeing in the workplace and beyond.
Cohort 2020


Help businesses digitalize the physical problems
Cohort 2022

Better Speech Coach

A safe virtual space to challenge and overcome your public speaking fear.
Cohort 2020

Bright Living

Creating digital tools for inner peace
Cohort 2021


The Clever Way of Fighting Food Waste
Cohort 2021


Real-time client happiness for B2B
Cohort 2021


20% Savings for Supply Chains using Blockchain Technology
Cohort 2022


The first mobile app for the heart diet that prevents cardiovascular and associated diseases by assigning personalized daily menus according to the cardio-metabolic profile.
Cohort 2020 enables businesses to easily document, manage, and apply their internal procedures and processes.
Cohort 2020


Save the Environment by Playing Games
Cohort 2022

Epic Visits

A curated booking platform that helps thematic and unconventional space owners boost their visibility & increase their profits.
Cohort 2019


We improve eCommerce Stores with No-Code AI
Cohort 2021


We connect tourists with shops and couriers worldwide.
Cohort 2021


The platform that helps busy parents to find verified and trusted babysitters. Former Sitter
Cohort 2020

Hey, Be Well!

A marketplace for online classes and micro-services in the well-being industry.
Cohort 2019

Hire up

Peer-to-Peer recruitment platform that rewards successful referrals.
Cohort 2019


Redefine the way you hire
Cohort 2021


Ecosystem that brings companies and employees closer through flexible work.
Cohort 2019


Your own digital secretary in legal work
Cohort 2022


Software asset management apps ecosystem.
Cohort 2020


SAAS based API which provides visual search capabilities and enhances product discoverability.
Cohort 2020


A curated app where you can find and book many awesome activities.
Cohort 2019


Maponia helps transport & logistics companies increase their ROI offering truck drivers time and autonomy by efficient route planning.
Cohort 2019

Smartest way of tutoring
Cohort 2022


Internal creativity in times of remote work just got better
Cohort 2022

Oxoa Research

Natural search & recommendation in real estate marketplaces.
Cohort 2020


Automatic detection of wrongly sorted waste
Cohort 2021

Quandary Systems

Payment Processing Optimization as a Service.
Cohort 2020


Humanizing recruiting
Cohort 2022

The Cast List

An all-in-one casting platform, working as a meeting point for actors and directors or producers, bringing together professionals from all corners of the industry.
Cohort 2019

Underdog Station

Leading the indie music revolution
Cohort 2021


Reduces unnecessary rehospitalizations
Cohort 2022


Wealth management marketplace driven by social interaction.
Cohort 2019


The platform created in the form a guide that contains essential tools and all the planning steps for a wedding.
Cohort 2020

Zoom Report

A web platform for exploring localized data. It saves time and helps the user make informed decisions.
Cohort 2019

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What’s StepFWD like?

25% of the startups that have been through StepFWD have gone on to raise investment

"During the pre-accelerator, I learned practical things on how to grow my business. The most important ones are: test, test, test and test again followed by always listening and talking to your customers. Having mentoring sessions with experts, business owners and being able to network with other like-minded entrepreneurs, helped us skip some mistakes and accelerate our growth."
Ovidiu Stegari
CEO, Helperz (former Sitter)
"The reality of the program exceeded my expectations because there were many mentors with a lot of knowledge and expertise on each of their fields who wanted to share that knowledge, who listened and helped us individually with the issues each of us was facing in our startup. Additionally, listening to the other participants was actually really helpful as well, as it helped in assessing our startup in different ways."
Simina Stancu
CPO, Quandary Systems