Meta and Genesis Up to Launch a Free StartUp Academy and Propel the EU Tech Industry



Genesis teams up with Meta to launch the StartUp Academy — a free international program for startup founders and С-level executives on how to grow and scale a successful tech business. Venture capital funds have also partnered with the StartUp Academy to let all participants raise venture capital.


StartUp Academy is a free two-month online program for IT entrepreneurs and С-level executives from Central and Eastern Europe on how to build, operate, and scale profitable tech businesses.

Covering different stages of launching and scaling a tech startup, the program’s training modules will focus on the following topics:

  • business models

  • strategy

  • analytics

  • management

  • finance and investments

  • marketing

  • sales and partnerships

  • team and people management.

Throughout their studies at the StartUp Academy, participants will practice with real-world cases and learn firsthand about the experience of the founders of international tech companies. The speakers’ list includes founders and С-level executives from Genesis, Meta, Amazon Web Services, Horizon Capital, Flyer One Ventures, AppsFlyer, and many more.


Furthermore, during their training, participants will attend one-on-one mentor sessions and get from $10K to $100K AWS credits for their product development. At the end of the program, everyone will be certified by Meta Blueprint and have the opportunity to pitch their startups to venture capital funds and win a chance to raise money.

StartUps with already implemented projects in the e-commerce, edtech, media, and mobile app industries are eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is July 1st. The first lectures are to start at the end of July.


“StartUp Academy is a one-of-a-kind international program for Central and Eastern European startups. As a co-founder and investor of successful tech businesses, Genesis, supported by Meta in the CEE region, is eager to share knowledge and expertise contributing to IT product development,” said Artem Kopanev, COO at Genesis. “Partnering with the professionals from AWS, AppsFlyer, Horizon Capital, and others, we want to help startup founders grow. We put a lot of effort, time, and resources into IT education, so we’re excited to present a new large-scale project that will bring ambitious entrepreneurs together.”

"We deeply believe that startups and entrepreneurs are the driving force behind innovation, and their role in economic growth is hard to overestimate. It is heartwarming and encouraging to watch the number of entrepreneurs grow, so we find it extremely important to support their development,” said Stanislav Birov, CEE Client Partner at Meta.We already see how many tech businesses have successfully launched in Central and Eastern Europe and, what's more inspiring, have managed to reach international heights. I am certain that the coaching and guidance received from the experts of the StartUp Academy will serve as an excellent ground for these startups' growth and successful regional and worldwide expansion."

The StartUp Academy team supports Ukrainian startups, founders, and their teams. Therefore, provides a special quota for them by allocating 15% of all seats in the Academy to Ukrainian startups only.


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