Startup Leiria, together with the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hubs: Sampo (Finland), BizMaker (Sweden), Patras Science Park (Greece), Arca (Italy), have created Forest Starter – a Forest Tech Acceleration Program, designed to support innovation and internationalization of companies, to build a more sustainable future. Forest Starter will propel forest technology into the future. Our goal is to discover and help the next generation of forest technology-focused startups achieve long-term success through processes and mechanisms from the tech startup culture with enthusiasm from the startup world.
Forest Starter is a two-week accelerator program that supports everything from idea creation to the creation of an entry-level solution.
Participation in the program is completely free of charge and without any costs. This program is aimed at startups that want to do a pilot project in an EU country, have a proven solution working in their home country and work in forestry related fields. Participants will have access to the business and forestry experience of all mentors from the different organizations, as well as forestry data and insights to help address the current challenges of one of the biggest forestry players in the region.
At the end of the program, companies will be able to present themselves to investors.