GREEN LIGHT
Start


Do you have a business idea in mind?
Come to us for advice!

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GREEN LIGHT
Accelerator


Does your project already have specific outlines?
The Accelerator will launch your project!

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News

Hack the crisis and join the virtual hackathon!

A mobile application responding to the extraordinary situation, 3D printing and rapid production of scarce goods such as respiratory ventilators and protective equipment are only a few examples of how individuals and companies can help not only during ...

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CYBER ACADEMY

We are changing the style of teaching computer science, robotics and electronics.

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WATERPIN

Let's give the soil back what it gives us (even if only by drops).

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THE INDEPENDENT

The Independent is a lasergame equipment that allows players to have free entertainment thanks to the opportunity to create unique game scenarios.

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PROFIL 365

Better work can be closer than you think.

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About us

GREEN LIGHT

Do you have a business idea, but you don't know how to bring it to life? We know how to do it and will help you with it - from the idea to a functioning business!

Green Light is currently the most comprehensive acceleration program in the Moravian-Silesian Region organized by the Innovation Support Centre of the VSB - Technical University of Ostrava. Depending on the stage you are in, you can choose from two program options - Start or Accelerator.

We create the best start-up conditions
for connecting with investors and companies

  • 7 years of existence
  • 82 startups financed
  • 341 evaluated projects
  • 38 million invested

References

ULLMANNA Martin Ullmann
The GREEN LIGHT Accelerator was a venture for us with a great finale! Yet, we still prepare for a real challenge, which is the struggle for customers.
As part of the Accelerator, we went through all the main aspects of business. I recommend the Accelerator to people with a good idea who consider setting up a company, as well as to more experienced projects, since there is always plenty of room for improvement and many possibilities for learning new skills. The workshops with experts are very inspiring.
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WaterPin Josefína Šumová
When a man has an idea and tells about it to his friend, he usually gets only weak support. It makes him insecure and cause him to stop believing in his idea.
However, when a man tells about the idea to anybody from the GREEN LIGHT team, he gets this response: “That sounds good. This could work! Let's have a look at analogy on the market and try to improve it!" The participation in the GREEN LIGHT was a great opportunity for us, thank you!
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Dustee Nikola Carić
GREEN LIGHT works like a great starting line. We could verify that our idea does have a meaning.
Furthermore, we got to know our team and what roles we have in it.
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DMKey technologies s.r.o. (Domiro) Dominik Uskoba
At the beginning, I had an idea and now I am facing the completion of the prototype.
I have people interested in my product, I met a number of great lecturers who helped me with what I was not quite sure of, I started cooperation and I believe that this is far from over. GREEN LIGHT helped me get started and make my dream come true. ” Dominik Uskoba
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EL STYLO Jan Voráček
GREEN LIGHT suddenly turned the project I worked on alone for a long time into a business.
I had to start working on it intensively, fulfil tasks and meet deadlines. It boosted me and motivated me. I applied for the Accelerator with a specific product and needed money. I know retroactively that money should not be the main motivation. I got excellent contacts and links to MSIC, met interesting people. Today, when I am solving a problem, I just pick up the phone and consult it with a particular person. This is the biggest benefit for me.
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Acrios systems (En Log) Radim Malinowki
GREEN LIGHT taught me how to approach the presentation of my product and how to set my business plan.
I found out how important it is to first verify whether the project is marketable before I invest money and time in its technical solution and overall implementation.
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Lecturers

Donnie Goins
Donnie Goins SDE Software Solutions more

Donnie is a Senior Software Executive accomplished in delivering software and hardware products in the following technical areas: security, mobile applications, wireless platforms, 3D augmented reality, cloud and telecommunications. He has lead small to large teams (up to 500 engineers) to develop products from concept to profitability. He has managed International Development Organizations in Canada, Czech Republic, UK and India. His entrepreneurial spirit has allowed him to create or purchase seven companies since 1992. Donnie has held various senior level positions at: Tavve Software Company, Fujitsu Networks, Allen Telecom and BNR (research division for Nortel).Donnie has an Electrical Engineering Degree from NC State and a MBA from Duke University. He loves spending time with his wife and daughter, running, cycling and playing golf.

Vendula Margaretis Rechová
Vendula Margaretis Rechová Skladon more

She has already liked marketing in high school. She has tried many marketing sectors - PR, event management, social media management, brand building, etc. In addition, she was involved in mentoring of student companies. Now she helps with setting marketing strategies for companies and individuals and primarily works as a CMO at Skladon.

Ondřej Homola
Ondřej Homola Adviser more

Co-founder of Lifeliqe and Corinth - XR of educational platforms for primary and secondary schools. The arrival of his startup in Silicon Valley in 2011 brought a meeting with Steve Balmer in just a few weeks. In the next two years, they were selected among the top 3 Microsoft partners in education in the world. Among other things, the product is pre-installed in HP computers for schools. The success was followed by a strategic partnership with HTC Vive (VR) and Hololens (AR). Finally, the project was noticed by the professional community and an invitation to speak at Harvard or Stanford about new trends in education (XR) came.

Adam Liška
Adam Liška ALC Group more

GL Mentor, who will support the next generation of new ideas through his years of experience in top management of international companies, strategic and project management, his empathetic approach to teamwork and startup experience. Executive manager of international companies, Manager of the Year in the Czech Republic, visionary, strategist, producer and project engineer who can enrich the GREEN LIGHT teams with his years of experience. He has also gone through leading global development project teams, expanding production plants, setting strategies, investments, increasing efficiency or operational excellence, and cementing teams. A mentor that offers a helping hand and support in your project. A mentor that will help you come to the end with your thought.

Miloš Lukačka
Miloš Lukačka PRAEGON more

Miloš is dedicated to managing and investing in small and medium businesses, including startups. He is especially interested in B2B startups, to which he can meaningfully help and find partners within their group. He provides seed money, preferring the "hands-on approach" where he seeks to help founders as much as possible in everyday business life and to provide advice or contacts. He focuses primarily on German-speaking markets.

Lukáš Hrdlička
Lukáš Hrdlička Presenation more

Lukáš helps people become great speakers. He is the founder of the Presenation.com platform for cultivating public speaking and also the founder of Flipslides.com for outsourcing graphic work. He works as a presentation skills lecturer and international “Pitch Coach”. He has trained hundreds of people in companies like DHL, Microsoft and PwC, prepared speakers for world conferences and materials for innovative companies to get investments. He shared his experience at TEDxEAL in Denmark and his courses at Seduo.cz are among the most popular with over 12,000 participants.

Jan Adam Plaček
Jan Adam Plaček Centrum podpory inovací VŠB-TUO more

Adam has many years of experience in leading sales teams, developing customer relationships, incl. foreign ones, consulting in the area of business, but also from his own business. Within the VSB-TUO Business Incubator he develops relationships with companies, interconnects and seeks new opportunities.

Jan Jůzl
Jan Jůzl Centrum podpory inovací VŠB-TUO more

Mentor of business support and Green Light program. He motivates and helps students to realize their own business plans. Every year, he runs the Green Light acceleration program and actively introduces his own business opportunities to students. He also does business himself.

Andrea Šimoníková
Andrea Šimoníková Centrum podpory inovací VŠB-TUO more

Andrea focuses on leading project teams in the private and public spheres. She is engaged in supporting the development of business ideas and is able to seek opportunities for their financial and non-financial support from interesting partners. She believes that every idea deserves attention, but also time to mature.

Daniel Kudláček
Daniel Kudláček CZ testing institute s.r.o. more

Mentor and consultant focusing on quality management systems, product conformity assessment, testing, preparation of technical documentation and marketing. A unique specialization are medical devices. After more than 15 years in many managerial roles within medium-sized companies, he is now Managing and Executive Director of the CZ testing institute. He helps start-up companies to go through the frequently complicated process of certification, registration and authorization, processing of expert analyses and correct testing.

Zuzana de Korver
Zuzana de Korver Úřad průmyslového vlastnictví more

Zuzana de Korver works at the Industrial Property Office and currently holds the position of President of the Chamber of Appeal, focusing on designation rights. She graduated from the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague. She specializes in the field of industrial property, especially in the area of trademark rights and bilateral trademark proceedings. She publishes and lectures for the non-professional and professional public, regularly performs at conferences focused on intellectual property. She gives lectures for patent attorneys and for the Czech Bar Association.

Jaroslav Procházka
Jaroslav Procházka more

Jaroslav is a freelance business and IT mentor and corporate culture changer who enjoys supporting people in finding the right place for themselves, and companies in innovation, delivering real value to customers and changing internal culture. He also supports and mentors companies and individuals in the field of startups. He has worked in several small and medium-sized Czech companies, large international corporations and Czech institutions. He co-organized and created conferences Quality in Education, Conference on Talent and Ostrava TEDx and presents at professional international conferences. He is a co-founder of the technology companies QuickJOBS Part-time Jobs Mediation and SimplyIT.cloud. He also likes to share his experience in books, e-books or as a guarantor writer of HRkavarna.cz.

Projects

Projects 2020
KYBERNETICKÁ AKADEMIE
KYBERNETICKÁ AKADEMIE more
WATERPIN
WATERPIN more
THE INDEPENDENT
THE INDEPENDENT more
PROFIL 365
PROFIL 365 more
ULLMANNA
ULLMANNA more
Projects 2019
Urbido
Urbido more
VIRTUAL REAL LIFE
VIRTUAL REAL LIFE more
EXPRESS JUICE BAR
EXPRESS JUICE BAR more
StoRest
StoRest more
FreeCross
FreeCross more
BEZCHYB
BEZCHYB more
SenSei Resonance Space
SenSei Resonance Space more
Projects 2018
Dustee
Dustee more
WAPS TECHNOLOGIES
WAPS TECHNOLOGIES more
Quine Engine
Quine Engine more
Bellemed Innovations
Bellemed Innovations more
DMKey technologies s.r.o. (Domiro)
DMKey technologies s.r.o. (Domiro) more
Joystree
Joystree more
Eddie
Eddie more
EL STYLO
EL STYLO more
Projects 2017
Zero Waste University
Zero Waste University (lokální) more
Vesper Light
Vesper Light more
Troopito
Troopito more
ApuTime
ApuTime more
Quido
Quido more
Tike
Tike more
Twibe
Twibe more
Hlavou, srdcem
Hlavou, srdcem (lokální) more
ChemLight
ChemLight more
Gym4You
Gym4You more
I am coach
I am coach more
Projects 2016
Evidis
Evidis more
MIR-D (Nový typ objektu k bydlení)
MIR-D (Nový typ objektu k bydlení) more
Gloffer
Gloffer more
Fyziomáma
Fyziomáma more
Sliders.cz
Sliders.cz more
lookie
lookie more
EnLog
EnLog more
Projects 2015
4 visison
4 visison more
Tomorrow Magic
Tomorrow Magic more
Buildeo
Buildeo more
Conbri
Conbri more
Copycat
Copycat more
Equriosity
Equriosity more
Kosheek
Kosheek more
GoPreview
GoPreview more
Dobrehodnoceni.cz
Dobrehodnoceni.cz more
Projects 2014
XTND (dříve DRIWHEL)
XTND (dříve DRIWHEL) more
Fairbox
Fairbox more
Transparent City
Transparent City more
Find Somebody
Find Somebody more
Linda formátuje
Linda formátuje more
Petkoš
Petkoš more
CIMETY
CIMETY more
PresentiGo
PresentiGo more

Partners

Organizers
Centrum podpory inovací VŠB - TU Ostrava
Main partners
SDE - Software Solutions Moravskoslezský kraj Moravskoslezské inovační centrum
Supporters
TietoEVRY ESN VŠB - TU Ostrava Presenation Lighthouse Ventures Up21 LoveCoWork Vysoká škola podnikání a práva Patrioti MSK Slezská univerzita v Opavě Ostravská univerzita CzechInvest Media Tenor Praegon Capital PRESENTIGO 3advokati.cz Younie CZTesting
Media partners
Mámnápad.cz Sokolská33 POSITIV Business & Style
Start business

Start up a business

Do you want to consult your idea? Make an appointment with us. We will be happy to discuss your idea and advise you on the next steps.

Contact us

Contact

GREEN LIGHT Coordinator

Tereza Mučková
+420 597 329 215 tereza.muckova@vsb.cz

Business Support Team Leader

Andrea Šimoníková
+420 731 663 328 andrea.simonikova@vsb.cz

PR manager

Lenka Kolarčíková
+420 597 329 190 lenka.kolarcikova@vsb.cz

Address

Innovation Support Centre
Studentská 6202/17
708 00 Ostrava-Poruba