Do you have an idea
and do you want to do business?
Submit your idea to the ICKK accelerator

During our acceleration program, you will learn how to turn your idea into a successful business with international business potential. Cooperate with business experts, test your idea and show it to investors. 

Our mission

We turn ideas into successful business projects

Košice region Startup factory is a unique regional program in which you can enter either with just an idea or with a functional product. As part of the regular accelerator program, you will receive comprehensive support for your idea. Our goal is to create projects that have strong market and innovation potential. As part of the program, you will meet interesting people, innovators and business experts who will be ready to develop and test your idea. We will help you verify your business plan and prepare your pitch deck so that it is as interesting as possible for investors.

The course of the Startup Factory


Meet your Founders

In the first part, we will help you supplement your idea with missing skills. As part of the campaign, we will connect you with enthusiasts who will expand your team and help you create your first prototype.


Accelerator - Startup Factory

A three-month program aimed at preparing your team or startup for a presentation in front of an investor. We focus on the specification of the market potential, the financial model


Incubation of startups

Our cooperation is long-term, within our Startup campus you can get a job or an office where you can further develop your business in cooperation with us.

Cooperation that makes sense

Why cooperate with us?

Our network of partners

We can connect you with our extensive network of international partners who can help you improve your business results.

Strong support of the region

In cooperation with our founding members, we can deploy and test your solution on the infrastructure within the Košice self-governing region or the City of Košice.

Access to investors and investments

We will connect you with investors who can provide you with capital to develop your business. Investors directly cooperate in the selection of startups that enter the Startup Factory program of the Košice Region.

Experienced business mentors

You will have access to a network of our mentors who are either domain experts or have significant business experience. They will advise you on the correct setting of your solution and prepare a competitive and profitable business model with you.

Startup factory timeline

Portfolio of startups

Our startups are the output of the first year of the entrepreneurial and innovation program, which was launched at secondary schools in the Košice region. In addition, they are supplemented by companies that have decided to cooperate with us.

Startup campus - coworking and startup center

A place in the very heart of Košice where you can find support for your idea, a place where what you do makes sense.

Our experts

We use experts from various fields, our extensive network of partners allows us to streamline cooperation and continuously support your projects so that they reach the best possible business level.

Our community

We form a community of people who have the word innovation in their DNA. We create targeted programs to support and collaborate with this community so that everyone has equal opportunities to develop their project.


Vlado Eliáš

CEO, Eatster

"ICKK is an organization that supports me and connects me with new partners and business opportunities,,

Marian Kušnír

Head of VISSIm

"At ICKK, every idea has the same potential for success. Our cooperation is long-term and based on a common vision - to make the Košice region a better place to live"

Zuzana Želinská

CFO, Ness Digital Engineering

"It is essential that we have a place in the Košice region that is a home for innovation and entrepreneurship. We really appreciate that we can be one of the main partners of the ICKK."

Frequently asked questions

Anyone who wants to take their startup or project to a higher level and prepare for a presentation in front of investors. Our experts will have a separate meeting with you, where you will talk in detail about the possibilities that our accelerator offers.

Through the registration form published on

You will focus on how to prepare your pitch-deck to a level that will be appreciated by investors and increase your chances of getting an investment that may be necessary for the development of your startup. In addition, you will work with top mentors and listen to many interesting lectures.

We will use a hybrid method, i.e. online, but also face-to-face. Each startup gets a mentor from its domain. The goal will be to focus on your team, market potential, financial model, business model and we will improve your skills to present your idea. In addition, we will connect you to local and international business networks.

The accelerator itself will last up to three months.

Your way to success

Are you ready for new challenges?

The new year of the program is starting soon, don't hesitate to apply through the registration form and turn your idea into an excellent project.

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