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Professionals who evaluate the incoming ideas and recommend them to the Main Board for investing. Successful and experienced people who add massive value.
UP21 management. Captains among the co-pilots, determine strategic steps and approve investment in projects.
Each and every UP21 start-up has its assigned mentor. Role of mentors is to provide priceless coaching, help with strategic direction and develop both the business as well as people on a personal level. Apart from mentors our start-ups also cooperate with various experts — specialists in a particular field which help in a concrete stage of business or help solve individual needs.
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While the Czech real estate market only slowly accepts new trends, the United States is a seedbed of new ideas in the real estate field. When proptech startup Spaceflow found out about the possibility to take part in a three-month acceleration program in New York funded by CzechInvest, they immediately signed up for it. Co-founder and Business Director Jan Jílek thus got the chance to gain priceless experience in a city with one of the world’s biggest real estate markets.Read more
Silke Horáková used to be a classical investor. However, when she heard about the British fund Bridges Ventures that invests exclusively into projects with a social impact, she decided to found a similar fund in the Czech Republic. It was 2011; the sector of social entrepreneurship was in its infancy and impact investing was an unfamiliar concept. Step by step, she became engaged in building a new sector of social businesses and after eight years when the time was ripe, she co-founded the first social impact fund, Tilia Impact Ventures.Read more