GREEN LIGHT is a business support program
We will help you and your idea to succeed, you just have to choose one of two options - Start or Accelerator
Do you have a business idea in mind?
Come to us for advice!
Does your project already have specific outlines?
The Accelerator will launch your project!
One step closer to innovations - we are starting the 11th year of the Green Light Accelerator.
For several years, we have been helping startups and budding entrepreneurs turn ideas into functional businesses. During that time, almost 150 projects from many different spheres of business took turns in our program. And that's why we're happy to ann...
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Do you have a business idea but don't know how to bring it to life? We know how to do it, and we will help you with it - from an idea to a functioning business!
What you get when you sign up for Green Light:
- Support – experienced mentors will guide you through the shortest path to a successful business start-up. You are not alone!
- Knowledge – at our workshops with top lecturers, you will learn everything you need to know to make your project successful and better than the competition. And what you don't know, you can ask!
- Help and advice – successful Green Light graduates will share their experience and advice with you in closed meetings. You don't have to repeat the mistakes made by someone before you, you can learn from them!
- Useful contacts – whether you are looking for additional team members, customer contacts or help in solving a professional problem, our experts will be happy to help you. Power is in connection!
- Promotion – the experienced Green Light PR team will help make you and your project visible. We stand behind you!
Green Light is the most comprehensive acceleration program in the Moravian-Silesian region, which is organized by the Vysoká škola báňská - Technical University of Ostrava and which has been operating for the tenth year. The program is FREE for all participants. If you are from the Moravian-Silesian region or would like to do business here, be sure to apply! We would love to get to know you and your idea.
Depending on what phase you are in, you can choose from two variants of the program - Start or Accelerator. START is for those who have an idea and would like to find out how to take it further. In the ACCELERATOR, we would like to welcome everyone who has already verified their idea with potential customers and has a team working on it. The accelerator traditionally ends with the StartUp Show, where selected projects are presented to the public and investors. Take a look at the after-movie of the last show and soak up the startup atmosphere.
We create the best start-up conditions
for connecting with investors and companies
- 10 years of existence
- 484 evaluated projects
- 139 GL participants
- 62 million invested
We would warmly recommend the GL Accelerator to both budding entrepreneurs and already started projects that want to develop further.
And that final - which we won - was spectacular!
Lecturers and mentors
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.
Miloš manages and invests in small and medium-sized companies, including startups. He is mainly interested in B2B startups, to which he can meaningfully help within their group and find partners. He provides angel, pre-seed and seed money, while preferring the "hands-on approach", where he tries to help the founders as much as possible in everyday corporate life. During the development, he focuses mainly on German-speaking markets.
Lukáš helps excellent people and companies to excel. He is the founder of Presenation.com, cultivating public speaking, and works as a presentation skills lecturer. He trained hundreds of people in companies such as Microsoft, LEGO and Konica Minolta and prepared speakers for world conferences and startup competitions in America, Europe and Asia. He shared his experience at TEDxEAL in Denmark and more than 15,000 very satisfied participants went through his online courses.
Adam has many years of experience in leading business teams and business development, both from the environment of international corporations, as well as from small companies and his own business. He has been involved in startups for 10 years and focuses on verifying ideas, developing strategies and developing the personal potential of startupists.
Honza was at the birth of GREEN LIGHT, invented the program, participated in its further development and led it for several years. As an experienced mentor, he currently supports GL and networKING. You can meet Honza in the popular Ostravian club DOCK, of which he is a co-owner, as well as at various events aimed at reviving public space in the city center. He participates in many of them organizationally, other times he sells goodies which he cooks and bakes himself.
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.
Jaroslav, together with companies and their leaders, strives to build an agile and innovative culture where it makes sense and where people are in favor of it. He has gained experience for over 15 years in various roles from IT developer to product manager in several companies and his projects. His approach is a lot about team building, coaching, mentoring, shading and simulations. He co-founded two startups: QuickJOBS, the mobile marketplace for recruiting young people, and the technology SimplyIT.cloud. He also co-founded a business incubator, is a mentor in other incubators and competitions, and organized business activities and taught for university students in Ostrava. He co-organized and created conferences inAgile, Product inAgile, HRin, Conferences on talent, and Ostrava TEDx. He also likes to share his experience in books, e-books and articles on LinkedIn and his blog www.differ.cz.
Financial plans, accounting and taxes are her living, because together with her partner she founded a company focusing on accounting and tax consulting. Pavlína is a certified tax advisor, she specializes in the accounting of capital companies. She is also constantly educating herself in all areas so that she does not miss any news that can help her clients. The area of finance is something very important in Pavlína's presentation, but at the same time quite understandable, and not only because she very much makes point of a personal approach.
Founder and director of a software company with more than 15 years of history and a number of awards. Honza is primarily an innovator. Although he has experience in running a classic company, his heart beats especially for startup projects. He gained interesting experience with his startup while working in San Francisco and Boston. Jan is a GL mentor and his motivation is to help projects avoid unnecessary mistakes and accelerate their progress.
Agile coach, mentor and trainer working in the development studio ProRocketeers from Ostrava which deals with the development of custom web applications in the form of team-as-a-service and the development of its own startups in the field of medicine and the forestry industry. Matěj went on a career in IT, from business on his own to the role of CTO. He has experience as a developer, technical leader and as the head of the development department with two hundred people. He led several agile transformations - internally and externally. He has long focused on meaningful management of people and products in IT. From the startup area, we can mention the development and launch of the WOODR product for the forestry industry. Furthermore, within ProRocketeers, he participates in a startup in the medical field, with a combination of his own HW and mobile devices of the client and a doctor, significantly expanding the possibilities of remote neurorehabilitation. Matěj will be happy to provide his rich experience in the development of IT products and a network of contacts for the most meaningful direction of your idea.
Kristýna is the co-founder of the unconventional marketing agency We Are Signature. Besides other things, she is also a mentor and consultant of online marketing. She specializes in the field of social networks. She helps brands, non-profits organizations and startups find a way to integrate social networks into the entire marketing mix. To manage content strategically, find the right target group, build a community and take care of customers. She has already trained hundreds of people in companies such as L'ORÉAL, the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, the PR Academy for non-profits popularization of science, the cultural organizations under the Moravian-Silesian Region, Feedo.cz, Košík.cz, ImpactHub, Czechinvest and others.
Creative, capable, experienced and enterprising woman, manager, mediator and guide for budding entrepreneurs. She says she loves opportunities and always chooses the right one. She likes to move people and activities further and develop their potential. Renáta Valerie is the president of the Ostrava regional club and the 1st vice-president of the Czech-Moravian Association of Businesswomen and Managers, a fashion manager of a designer brand, she is dedicated to consulting, lifelong learning, fundraising, fashion and art and also has considerable experience in the academic environment.
Experienced PR manager, event organizer and enthusiastic supporter of business, local creators and ecology. For the past 5 years, he has been actively building a community of small traders around the Sdílko Poruba event. She newly organizes educational programs for small traders under the name Progresko. They believe that brick-and-mortar stores and small merchants are the heart of every city and they need to be given a helping hand (get educated, connected with each other and with city representatives, and also get inspired). Kamila can offer projects systematic project management, a great marketing strategy, but also a large number of contacts.
Young lawyers who are passionate about new technologies and do not hesitate to help start-up entrepreneurs. The law in their presentation is not a mess of incomprehensible paragraphs and sentences, but quite fun. They can help with the establishment of the company and all the documentation around, but of course they also deal with other legal areas. As they claim, they started in a slightly startup way, so they understand all enthusiasts and are proud to be able to celebrate business success with them.