International accelerator for innovative startups

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3 months
10 teams
80+ mentors
Brno, ČR

JIC STARCUBE supports teams and startups with clearly defined and market-tested ideas. This year we focus on 4 technologies and 5 areas of application (among others ICT security, virtual reality, sensors and big data analysis). During 3 months full of seminars, workshops and consultations with mentors we will help you to develop your own product and get your first paying customers.

What can you expect from JIC STARCUBE?

Fine-tune your strategy

Fine-tune your strategy

During the 160+ hours of seminars and consultations, we will discuss business step by step. From setting out a business plan, sales and marketing strategies through to establishing a company soa s to enter the market and planning for the following three months.

Avoid mistakes

Avoid mistakes

Experienced mentors will help you with making business decisions and expanding a network of contacts. We have more than 80 of them. You can go to our lawyer or copywriter for advice – both are located directly in the building.

Speed up the development

Speed up the development

Thanks to our partners and JIC ecosystem you can gain access to the unique prototyping equipment, contacts and benefits from our partners. Through this you can develop your product faster and introduce it earlier to the market.

Cover expenses

Cover expenses

Each team can get from us finance for development, prototyping and testing of its product. Moreover, we will reimburse you the costs of accommodation and return transport to Brno.

Get an office free

Get an office free

A working environment, place for meetings and a relaxation zone all in one for every team member. The coworking space is accessible 24/7.
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Open the door to finance

Open the door to finance

Through our venture capital investment vehicle we provide selected start-ups with investment in exchange for a share. In addition we cooperate closely with venture funds and angel investors from CZ and abroad. We will also advise you about public funding and grants.

Frequently asked questions

Who can enrol in the JIC STARCUBE?

Any team or start-up with a minimum of 2 people can enrol in the programme. Your company cannot have been on the market for more than 2 years. Your idea should be focused on technologies like virtual reality, big data analysis, sensors and ICT Security in areas of application such as Smart City/Home/Office, Industry 4.0 and others. Don´t forget that the whole programme is in English.

What does the programme bring me?

Via access to unique prototyping equipment, benefits from our partners and experienced experts, we will help you to refine a prototype product or service in just 3 months. In the JIC STARCUBE you will also fine-tune your business plan and sales and marketing strategies. We will focus on establishing the company, setting up business processes and planning development for the following months. We will be available to you when entering the market – not only locally, but also internationally. At the same time we will connect you with a wide-ranging network of experts, mentors, investors and potential business partners.

How can I enrol?

Registration starts on 1st June 2016. Stay in touch with us for the opened registration information.

How much does it cost to participate in the programme?

The price of the programme is a 2% share in your company.

I’m from abroad. Must I participate in the whole programme personally?

At least 2 members of your team, ideally the CEO plus one other, should take part in person. But it is not necessary. You can take part in the opening JIC STARCUBE Jam through Skype.

Why is the JIC STARCUBE programme entirely in English?

Because the programme is designed for teams and start-ups from around the world and for Czech participants who are expected to have global ambition.

What is the situation with regard to financial help in the JIC STARCUBE programme?

We offer participants in the JIC STARCUBE 2 packages of financial assistance.

Package 1: We provide each team with up to € 1 800 for development, prototyping, and product testing. You can also spend the money on services associated with developing your company. These include legal and tax advice and the services of a graphic designer and a copywriter. Up to two members of each team also have each month a right to 100 euros to cover basic living costs.

Package 2: If you are not from Brno, we can cover the cost of travel for up to two members of your team in the amount of a maximum of € 350 (for members of foreign teams) or 1,000 crowns (for members of Czech teams). Apart from this, we pay the accommodation costs for two members of your team up to the amount of €  100 per person per month.

To summarise, we can provide teams from outside of Brno with up to € 4,100.

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