Flexible Start-up Support is a hybrid incubation & acceleration program for start-ups in the post-ideation, validation and growth phases, consisting of four modules such as:

  • Lean Start-ups
  • Sustainable Business Model and Development
  • Marketing and Sales Strategic Planning
  • Financial Planning and Fund-raising

The Flexible Start-up Support Program is designed to support the ecosystem for such services for start-ups, by using an entrepreneur-centred approach and ensuring that the partner ISOs for this program rely on a sustainable model. The program offers flexibility for start-ups to participate in any or all the modules currently provided and based on the demand and the challenges of the start-ups, it may change, adapt and/or roll out to include other modules and services.

a. All start-ups and entrepreneurs in Albania that have a developed idea and are ready to commit to turn it into a profitable business, this includes early to growth stage companies.

a. Weekly workshops and Trainings sessions from experienced international and national experts
b. Over 200 hours of one-to-one consultation sessions with mentors and experts
c. Access to learning material and alumni network
d. Access to local and international investors through Demo day
e. An Internship/Extended Training in Europe for the best performing teams during 2020

a. Flexible support will follow these steps:
i. Application process is opened until 30th of November 2019
ii. Selected start-ups will be invited to a Presentation Day to be held on the 3rd of December 2019 (an opportunity to present their ideas/ventures via Pitching to increase the chances for final selection)
iii. Orientation Materials for the selected Start-ups by 4th of December 2019

a. Flexible support programme is supported and funded by EU for Innovation Project and implemented by two incubators, Innovation Nest and Ofiçina.