Jumpstarter: Preaccelerator Programme

Jumpstarter: Pre-accelerator programme

The EIT Jumpstarter is one of the best-known European pre-accelerator programmes for individual entrepreneurs with an early-stage business idea. During the programme, participants receive coaching and support to help them better frame their business idea, and pitch it to potential customers or investors. Participants also compete for a cash prize. The application process is expected to start around March 2024 – stay tuned!


During the programme, we raised the idea/system from the garage-prototype level to the customer- and industry-ready system and followed by the first successful sales.

Damir Grguraš, Assistant at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Jumpstarter helped us rethink our business idea and frame it better to make it more attractive to potential customers.

Liucija Urbelyte, R&D Intern – Bioactive Compounds at Universidad de Alcalá (UAH)

The knowledge we acquired in this competition, the business plan and the confidence on the project launched us to a 3rd prize in the European competition, BoostUp! Now, we are closer to establish our startup!

Nuno Frutuoso, FabInventors Co-Founder & CEO

The Jumpstarter programme is great for anyone who wants to take their business idea further. If you have an idea you believe in, you should apply. The Jumpstarter programme is a great opportunity to test your wings.

Damir Grguraš, Assistant at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

The EIT Manufacturing RIS is a valuable instrument supporting the local manufacturing ecosystem to enhance its innovation capabilities and stimulate technology transfer.

Mr. Petr Samanek, the representative of EIT Manufacturing Hub in the Czech Republic
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