Every startup wants the best for its product or service, but every begging is particularly challenging and usually crucial for the future of the company. That is why there are many accelerators, incubators, and programs that help startups with their development.
Our team, the squad of Task ‘N Go, a platform for automatization of already existing project management platforms, that is filling the gap between them and their users, was also part of a program that has many benefits for startups, the Western Balkans Investment Readiness Program.
The main organizers of the program are the Swiss EP – Swiss Entrepreneurship Program, in partnership with Vestbee and local ecosystem partners from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Virtuo Banja Luka), Kosovo (Women Entrepreneurs Kosovo), Macedonia (Startup Macedonia), and Serbia (Preduzimanje).
The program started with the Investment Readiness Bootcamp. This Bootcamp was an intensive hands-on course on investment, following 3 live webinars and 4 workshops. Within the webinars, the startups had a chance to go over specific topics, while at the workshops had an opportunity to participate in creating necessary documents and discuss additional questions. These workshops were led by mentors, that knew exactly how to transfer their knowledge and experience.
After the Bootcamp TOP 25 startups were selected to continue with the program. This part of the program included additional sessions, individual meetings with the mentors, and one on one mentoring with the investor, who has shown interest in them.
The program ended with the MatchIn Investor Forum, held in Tirana, Albania. This forum in Tirana lasted 3 days, and all the startups had a chance to pitch in front of around 50 investors. After the pitching, the investors had a chance to have one on one meetings with the startups they are interested in.
From the point of view of a startup, which participated in the program, and had a chance to present its product, we can say that we received great feedback from the investors, the organization of the overall program was excellent, and the experience and mentoring were something that really helped us in the development of our product, Task 'N Go.
Photo gallery of the event in Tirana and our team: