Mentors and partners are key-persons for startups to choose the right road to success. We constantly enrich our network of mentors trying to identify the best trainer for our future champions
StartupYard is a well-known accelerator in CEE region. They have a good success rate of incubated startups and very interesting portfolio of companies.
ITACA in cooperation with StartupYard helps early-stage startups and involves experts and mentors from StartupYard in order to provide the best quality program.
IBM is world wide corporation with great technologies and great specialists. ITACA business incubator is a part of the IBM initiative in Czech Republic - AI startup club.
IBM is a tech partner of the incubational program of ITACA, where provide their tech and business expertise. Thanks to this partnershipe we can give to our startups perks of using cloud solutions from IBM.
"Silicon Valley in your pocket" is a worldwide project comes to change startup ecosystems in different countries. They solve a very simple problem: if you don't have enough resources to reach experience and money in the Silicon Valley, then the Silicon Valley comes to you.
In ITACA's incubational program we provide to startups an access to local mentors (to succeed on the ground) and to global mentors from Silicon Valley (to keep global vision).
Some of our mentors
Director, Commercial Sales, Central and Eastern Europe at IBM
Almost 30 years working for IBM, Antonio is a great sales strategist and can help you to create the right approach to corporations
Founder and CEO at Ritchy Group (FMCG). It was founded in 2009 and has an international team of over 200 experts based around the world. Ritchy has 2 production facilities and 4 distribution centers. Their products are sold and loved in over 85 countries.
Communications Strategist, Trainer and TEDx Speaker. She works with individual and corporate clients in all parts of Europe. She also acts as a mentor for startups, helping them design and deliver winning business pitches.
Business development and sales background. Was fundrizing advisor (seed/series A stage) in several startups within Fintech, Cryptocurrency and Life Style projects/startups. Cooperated with: RUNA Capital; ALLVP; e.bricks Ventures; Social Discovery Ventures Russia/USA; Holtzbrinck Ventures Germany; TA Ventures Ukraine; Almaz Capital; Sistema Venture Capital | JSFC Sistema; VTB Capital Russia; etc
Sean Patterson works as Co-founder and Strategy Head of EDP Capital, where he connects great startups with great investors, and Euro Digital Partners, a digital agency that aids startups and ICOs. In addition to his public speaking and moderating roles, he recently served as the spokesperson/CMO for Worldcore, the Czech-based banking alternative that recently concluded a successful ICO, as well as SEMrush, the web's best marketing intelligence tool.
International Financier with a focus on Alternative Energy & Clean Technology - have been involved in these industry sectors since 1990, providing advisement, consulting, financing and banking services to companies, both privately held and publicly listed. Washington, D.C., and Prague, CZ. Specialties: Advisement to and financing for enterprises and projects in the Alternative Energy & Clean Technology sectors on an international basis.