Call for Start-up Applications for Budapest V4 Venture Drill Bootcamp on 18 March 2021

March 8, 2021

We, CEU’s Innovations Lab start-up incubator, are reaching out to you with an exciting opportunity about funding, mentorship and networking in the Visegrad area. V4 Venture Drill is a joint project of CEU iLab, CIVITTA, Startup HUB Poland and AI Startup Incubator, supported by the International Visegrad Fund.

The aim of the initiative is to make startups in the V4 region more visible for international investors. If you are a start-up from one of the V4 countries (Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic & Hungary) in the pre-seed stage, we strongly encourage you to leverage this opportunity.

Startups can apply by 10 March by filling in a very simple form at

Find further info about the program by visiting

When and where is the event taking place?

On March 18. There will be two blocks, one from 9am-12pm and one from 3pm-6 pm and you will be able to choose the one that fits you best. This will be an online event over Zoom.  

What is the event about?

The aim of the initiative is to create a cross-border platform to connect startups with investors as well as a toolkit to help disruptive founders expand into other markets in the region. Our partners and us aim to build a portfolio of 48 leading startups identified during 4 Demo Days in the 4 Visegrad capital cities.

During the Budapest bootcamp on March 18th 2021 you can:

  • Meet investors from the CEE region and beyond;
  • Deepen your executive competences;
  • Build your network;
  • Pitch your business;
  • Prepare for scaling up.

What do I have to do?

  1. Apply to participate by 10 March at
  2. After the application, we will send you a follow-up form where you will have to share some more details about your startup.  
  3. If your startup is selected into the bootcamp, one of your founders will have to participate in either the morning or the afternoon block (9 am -12 pm or 3 pm -6 pm on 18 March 2021) and
  • pitch your startup in 4 minutes (followed by a 3 minute Q&A)
  • listen to other startups pitching
  • listen to 4 lectures given by investors and mentors about early-stage financing.  

Good luck and hope to see you at the bootcamp!

CEU iLab Management Team