The search for – and discovering of – talent across the global startup scene continues. Prague-based accelerator StartupYard has selected 6 teams for its third class, who began their 6-month programme earlier this week.
The organisers announced that they have received applications from more than 10 countries, but have eventually selected 6 technology startups from 5 different countries. The requirements seemed to have favoured the team and their relationship, rather than the business concepts. “60% of our teams pivoted last year, they changed their business,” said Nikola Rafaj of StartupYard. “Mostly we prefer outstanding teams to ideas of genius.”
As StartupYard is based in Prague, it is perhaps not surprising that three of the final selectees are of Czech origin. Hlidacky.cz is a web portal, currently operating in the Czech Republic, which allows parents to find reliable babysitters, as well as babysitters to find a job that suits their qualifications. How Do I Tutorials provides website owners with an interactive tool to create guides, thus help visitors navigate around their platform. Yummy Food Delivery, on the other hand, is a startup focused on providing potential B2B customers with healthy meals at their workplace.
StartitUp comes from the U.S. and is a startup that targets startups. The team offers guides to help their customers develop a project from a simple idea through traction, and eventually funding. On a somewhat different note, Canadian/Swiss works.io focuses on providing fine artists an easy-to-use career tool, through which they can keep their CVs and portfolios up to date. To complete the list of StartupYard’s third batch, Travelatus from Russia was selected with their concept to offer a service that enables concert, festival, and conference visitors to plan their trips with ease.
The 6-month programme by StartupYard is split into two main parts. During the first 3 months, participants are required to attend full-time in order to gather as much insight and relevant feedback as possible. The training sessions and workshops are carried out by seasoned entrepreneurs, investors and business angels, among others. The second part of the programme will allow the selected startups to focus on their individual projects, and develop a product and customer base. More information is available here.
You can read more about the recent developments around StartupYard in our coverage here.