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Katapult boosts promising Serbian startups with seed funding, mentoring, peer learning and exposure to investors.

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Katapult Accelerator

Katapult is looking for ideation and growth stage companies across a range of industries, especially in IT, machines/manufacturing, agritech, and creative industries. Whether your company is just launching or already growing, the accelerator provides:

  • Practical training and support in launching products and building businesses

  • Mentoring from successful entrepreneurs, technologists, industry experts, company scalers, and investors

  • Seed funding via at-entry and co-investment grants

  • Valuable networking opportunities with potential partners, clients, and investors

Mentoring and Funding

Mentoring

- Matching startups with experts and mentors with proven ability to grow companies.
- Improving trajectory against identified company milestones and growth KPIs.
- Fundraising strategy & Preparation for Demo day.

Funding

- At-Entry Grants of up to €20K for Ideation stream and up to €50K for Scale-up stream companies.
- Co-Investment Grants (CI Grants) of up to 1:1 investment matching up to the ceiling of €300K awarded to Katapult companies that secure private investment deducted for the amount of At-Entry Grant.

Funding

Katapult companies can receive up to €300K via:

At-entry grants

Funding for experimentation during the 3-month acceleration period.

Co-investment funding

Available as a match to private investment from VCs, angel investors, and other eligible investors.
Co-investment funding can be secured at any time during or up to 9 months after the acceleration program ends.

  • The application process

    Registration and Application submission

    Register and prepare your application at the Katapult portal to begin your application. Do not forget to submit your application.

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  • The application process

    Administrative & Eligibility check

    A quick screening to ensure you meet eligibility criteria.

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  • The application process

    Pre-Selection

    Eligible applicants are evaluated by external experts and selection committee members.

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  • The application process

    Live pitch and Final decision

    Short-listed companies are invated to pitch before the selection committee and the best ones are selected to enter Katapult.

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Even great ideas need a little push.

If you have a project you believe in, apply and we'll do our best to support your journey!

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Testimonials

See how Innovation Fund programs have helped shape great ideas into successful businesses:

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