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Help and FAQ
The application process is open all year round. Startups which are not currently registered in Bulgaria apply through the website form. Registered companies apply through f6s.
The program offers access to a wide network of and diverse corporate partners, alumni, investors, educational and public institutions, supporting organisations, professional experts and more.
Depending on the maturity of the team and their current knowledge, experience and needs, people may have to go through all mandatory modules, or choose only the electives relevant for them.
The program is sector agnostic. Our main focus is on R&D based projects and innovative high-tech projects. Still, if you have an innovative idea and want to start a startup, but have no prior knowledge in the innovation space, feel free to apply for our digital education platform.
The program welcomes applications from individuals – inventors, entrepreneurs and scientists as well as from teams! If you’re an individual, we have events and modules that will help you meet potential co-founders and build your team.
Your admission into the program depends on the idea itself as well as on the team. In case of competing or similar ideas, we will consider both applications. If both are accepted, we will help develop business models and if there are many similarities, the teams may merge.
The program aims to develop strong links within the ecosystem, so networking is an essential part of it. We organise regular networking events and have quarterly meet-ups with teachers, mentors and advisors. We also have team-building initiatives and host investor meet-ups.
We will contact you via email within a two-week period after reviewing your application.
Yes, we host events dedicated to this purpose.
Fortunately, this program is free of charge to all participants. SEE IP is a government run project on behalf of Sofia Tech Park JSC. and is counted as state support for young entrepreneurs.
To continue from Ground 0 to the Launch stage you must have a team. To continue to Stage 1 you must have a registered company. Each consecutive stage of the program is decided by a jury consisting of entrepreneurs, scientific experts and professionals in the innovation sector who will assess the improvement and growth of the team, TRL of the project, product development stage, market potential, traction, etc.,