VentureUP - Startup Incubation Program
VentureUP - The University of Prishtina "Hasan Prishtina" Entrepreneurship & Innovation Centre is happy to announce the first open call for its Startup Incubation Program!

VentureUP's Incubation Program is an intensive six-month training and mentorship program that offers UP students a broad range of tangible and professional resources to support student entrepreneurs conceive and develop their venture ideas from a raw idea to an early-stage minimum viable product (MVP) and initial validation. The incubation programs aim is to make UP's startups Investment and Market ready.

The Incubation program targets pre-revenue and early-stage startups, who will be guided in all phases of business development including development of product/service, team composition, value proposition, market strategy, customer traction, business model, funding strategy, etc.

VentureUP will host up to eight (8) teams/startups in the first cohort (April-October) providing:
1. Office Space & Shared Systems
2. Startup Training:
- Ideation Training (1week)
- Lean Startup (9 Weeks)
- Business & Financial Modeling (7 Weeks)
- Investor Readiness & Pitch Training (4 Weeks)
3. Professional Mentoring & Coaching
4. Networking & Financial Support

At the end of the Incubation program, all teams/startups will pitch their ventures in front of Investors for up to €10,000 in seed funding!

Eligibility Criteria:
1. At least one of the founders is a UP student or alumni
2. Teams commit to the Incubation program admission terms & conditions
3. Startups are pre-revenue and early-stage

The Evaluation committee will select startups for admission based on the following criteria:
- Idea (Problem & Value Proposition) - 50%
- Team Composition - 30%
- Market Potential - 20%

Deadline for Applications is March 31st!

For questions & detailed information please contact us at:

VentureUP is powered by the University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina” and supported by the European Commission in Kosovo.

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