MY-GATEWAY is a Startup Europe initiative which helps tech startups and innovative SMEs in the Central and Eastern European region (Romania, Slovenia and the Czech Republic) to become better connected, gain higher market exposure and have improved access to funding and talent. MY-GATEWAY also provides opportunities to three organisations from Western Balkan startup ecosystems (Seavus Accelerator in North Macedonia, SPARK Business Park in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia Startup in Serbia) to learn from their peers and build connections with more developed ecosystems.
100+ startups involved
10+ startup events attended
100+ meetings with investors and potential clients
3 Access2Funding courses (involving 60+ startups)
6 Startup Funding Training courses (involving 120+ startups)
3 Knowledge Transfer Workshops in the Western Balkans (60+ ecosystem builders)
13 startup ecosystems from Central and Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans connected through the Startup Europe Networks initiative
A lot has happened over the past two years, but here are a few of MY-GATEWAY’s key achievements:
a Joint Declaration is signed between the Startup Europe Central and Eastern Europe Network (SECEEN) and the Startup Europe Western Balkans Network (SEWBN) that aims to reinforce the tech entrepreneurship ecosystems in the regions.
MY-GATEWAY takes 15 Central and Eastern European startups to Startup Olé in Spain, where they’re given a stand to present their products.
The Startup Europe Western Balkans Network presents its policy recommendations, reflecting the main challenges to be overcome in the region in order to further connect with the European entrepreneurial ecosystem.
MY-GATEWAY holds the first Access2Finance Conference during the Startup World Cup Summit in Prague.
MY-GATEWAY takes 11 CEE startups to Slush in Helsinki.
“I attended Startup Olé in Salamanca where I […] made strong connections which could help me expand my business in the Iberian market.”
“I attended Web Summit with MY-GATEWAY and really enjoyed it. It was my second time there and managed to make the most of it. […] At the conference we met potential business partners and we made a deal with a large company in the eye care industry.”