Starta Accelerator is an initiative of the Moscow-based VC fund Starta Capital and is designed to bring together, inspire and accelerate growth of select East European startups. This is the first program that aims to enable East European startups to gain traction in United States and achieve seed and Round A funding. The main requirements for the applicants are MVP, traction in Europe and CIS countries and global adaptable business model.
Set to launch its first cohort in late January 2016, the program will work with six startups. During the three-and-a-half-month program, participants will receive technical, administrative, relocation support, mentoring, access to speaker events, workshops and training sessions. Similar to other acceleration programs in U.S., the program will be officially completed with a Demo Day, where potential investors will evaluate companies.