17. 8. 2017.

Kako pokrenuti uspješan startup na najbolji mogući način? 

Jednostavno, prijavi se, postani jedan od odabranih timova u predakceleracijskom programu Startup Factory Zagreb i na dobrom si putu da ostvariš svoj poslovni uspjeh! 

What is Startup Factory Zagreb?

What is Startup Factory Zagreb?

Pre-acceleration “no equity” program initiated by the Development Agency Zagreb.

The goal of launching the StartUp Factory Zagreb program is to strengthen the innovation ecosystem stimulating the development of startup entrepreneurship and build a sustainable and inclusive urban development through smart solutions.

Who can apply?

  1. young_firm
    Young startups operating for less than 12 months.
  2. registration
    Informal development teams that will have to register a business entity within the program before receiving a financial support.
  3. location
    The company has (must have) a registered office in the Zagreb area.
  4. solutions
    Companies and/or informal development teams whose development of services or products is related to innovative solutions and technologies that offer added value for development of the city’s tourist offer (Smart City Tourism solutions).

Steps to enter the StartUp Factory Zagreb program


Register your project/idea/startup for Startup Factory Zagreb by an online form through:


All projects submitted for the contest enter the evaluation process, and the StartUp Factory evaluation team will preselect up to 20 teams to participate in the SFZGBootcamp

Business Hackathon

Development teams can apply (students, pupils, teams from startups) as well as individual applicants (developers, designers, students, architects, managers...) that would be sorted into teams for the hackathon. All participants of the hackathon will also be given the possibility to participate in the preparation for work on the Bluemix platform (virtual and on-site education).


Top rated teams that register for the contest (20 teams) will present their idea to a jury within the SFZGBootcamp, who will then select the best teams (5 to 10) that would enter the program.

The teams registered for the hackathon after online and onsite preparation participate in a two-day hackathon, while the winner gets the possibility to enter directly to the StartUp Factory Zagreb program.


The teams selected for participation in the program win a grant of up to HRK 150,000 and enter the StartUp Factory Zagreb pre-acceleration program!


The teams undergo an intensive pre-acceleration program consisting of 10 weekly modules.


The teams are presented on the Demo Day as a part of the conference Zagreb Connect&EBAN Winter University 2016!

Program Schedule

  • The contest was officially closed on 12 September 2016
  • Registration for the HACKATHON – Smart Tourism was closed on 16 September 2016
  • MEETUP (introduction to the program, partners and mentors) took place on 9 September 2016
  • HACKATHON - Smart Tourism took place on 16 - 17 September 2016
  • SFZGBootcamp took place on 21 September 2016
  • Start of the program for the selected teams is scheduled for the week from 10 – 14 October 2016
  • StartUp Factory Zagreb program runs from 10 October – 16 December 2016

Program supported by

Where is SFZGB taking place?

Avenija Dubrovnik 15
Zagreb Fair, Pavilion 12, 1st Floor
Zagreb, Croatia