News archive - EBRD’s Star Venture programme

The EBRD’s Star Venture programme identifies high potential, innovative start-ups. The services provided include business advice and access to finance to strengthen their performance and accelerate their life cycle. Star Venture assigns these start-ups advisory projects tailored to their specific competencies and needs. The consulting services cover a wide range of segments, including strategy, business planning, finance, operations, organisation, marketing and sales among others.

What is on offer

  • Business diagnostics workshops
  • Customised consulting projects
  • Online/in-person mentoring sessions
  • Global networks of business partners
  • Access to finance

Are you eligible?

  • You are based in one of 30 countries listed here
  • You have an annual turnover of up to €1 million
  • You have been in business for less than 5 years
  • You have the technology that makes your business scalable
  • You must be primarily locally owned and have less than 50 per cent of foreign ownership. By foreign ownership we mean outside of the EBRD regions.
  • The enterprise’s main areas of activity fall under any business area except: military products or services, gambling, tobacco, alcoholic drinks

Do you fit the profile?

  • You demonstrate a high potential to scale
  • You have a competitive advantage
  • You display a strong market opportunity
  • You are committed to continuous engagement throughout the programme

How to apply

Every year, we select a cohort of start-ups to join the programme on a competitive basis. A call for applications will be announced here and will be promoted across our corporate social media channels. For further enquiries, please contact us at

Geographical focus
  • General/no specific focus
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Admin on August 27, 2021
Modified on August 27, 2021