As one of the flagship projects supported by the Visegrad Fund, the V4 Startup Force mentor and exchange program has been implemented since 2018 by a consortium of V4 organisations that support startups, coordinated by Design Terminal, an international innovation agency in Hungary focusing on entrepreneurial development..

Improving the V4 innovation ecosystem and connections between young entrepreneurs and experts in the region is a traditional V4 priority, included also in the current Hungarian Presidency's programme.

Two editions of the V4 Startup Force program are organised every year to provide training and business networking support to selected young entrepreneurs from the V4 countries through inspirational events, access to local accelerators, startups from other industries and potential clients. 

Application is now open to the 2022 Spring edition of the program - see details on the programme's Website:

  • Recruitment for the 2022 V4 Startup Force is currently underway and applications are open until 8 April 2022
  • Once selected, the Virtual Bootcamp will take place from 2-6 May
  • Followed by the V4 Startup Force programme itself from 16 May to 3 June 2022