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The 6 Best Accelerators and Incubators from Bucharest

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Bucharest has seen an increasing number of accelerators, incubators and entrepreneurship programs emerge for startups and entrepreneurs to gain exposure, become more productive, or make connections.

It is still hard for Bucharest startups to get noticed by VCs, but these programs are proving to be extremely useful for startups looking for capital and other help.

That's why we've compiled a list of the 6 best accelerators and incubators in Bucharest.


6 Accelerators and Incubators in Bucharest

1) InnovX BCR

1) InnovX BCR

InnovX BCR is a call-up program for outstanding technology businesses in Central and Eastern Europe, supported by Banca Comerciala Romana, which is part of the ERSTE Group.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Romania
  • Started in: 2019
  • Industries: Assistive Technology, Biotechnology, CleanTech, E-Commerce, EdTech, Education, FinTech, Information Technology, Robotics, Social Network
  • Number of investments: 97
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 66

You can find their website here.

2) The Spinoff

2) The Spinoff

The Spinoff is a project that assists entrepreneurs who are just getting their firms off the ground.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Romania
  • Started in: 2021
  • Industries: Business Development, Education, Incubators
  • Number of investments: 26
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 7

You can find their website here.

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3) Innovation Labs

3) Innovation Labs

Innovation Labs is a Romanian pre-accelerator for businesses and young digital founders.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Romania
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Andrei Pitiș, Bogdan Iordache, Răzvan Rughiniș
  • Industries: Business Development, Enterprise, Incubators
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

4) Carbon

4) Carbon

Carbon is a video game development-focused startup incubator.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Romania
  • Started in: 2016
  • Industries: Financial Services, Gaming, Incubators, Video Games

You can find their website here.

5) Young Leaders Club Entrepreneurship

5) Young Leaders Club Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is a focus of the Young Leaders Club.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Romania

You can find their website here.

6) StepFWD

6) StepFWD

StepFWD is a pre-accelerator program that lasts six weeks.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Romania
  • Started in: 2019
  • Industries: Finance, Financial Services
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 6

You can find their website here.

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