Logo Rubik Garage v11

 International & Equity-Free Accelerator
for Startups with an MVP in CEE

Starting on May 18th, 2022 | Hybrid | English

Logo Rubik Garage v11

 International & Equity-Free Accelerator for Startups with an MVP in CEE

Starting on May 18th, 2022 | Hybrid | English

Strategic Partners:

RocaX Logo
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Global Kinetics
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Together with

ROCA X and SeedBlink from Romania, Global Kinetics from Silicon Valley, and Startup Wise Guys from Estonia, we embarked on a mission to support and accelerate startups with disruptive or highly innovative ideas/business models to get their first investment or their first customer.

Looking for

Early-stage tech startups with a prototype

or

MVP stage startups with an experienced team,

based in Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) and Southeast Europe (SEE).

Focused on

Verticals: MedTech, EdTech, Climate, Tourism, Impact, Fintech, Smart Cities, Automation, and more.

Technologies including SaaS, IoT, AI, VR, XR, AR, Deep Tech, Big Data.

Together with

ROCA X and SeedBlink from Romania, Global Kinetics from Silicon Valley, and Startup Wise Guys from Estonia, we embarked on a mission to support and accelerate startups with disruptive or highly innovative ideas/business models to get their first investment or their first customer.

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Global Kinetics
startup wise guys

Looking for

Early-stage tech startups with a prototype

or

MVP stage startups with an experienced team,

based in Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) and Southeast Europe (SEE).

Focused on

Verticals: MedTech, EdTech, Climate, Tourism, Impact, Fintech, Smart Cities, Automation, and more.

Technologies including SaaS, IoT, AI, VR, XR, AR, Deep Tech, Big Data.

We Are In This Together

We worked with over

250 startups

that change the way people live,
interact and buy.

The Rubik Hub community has over 150 experienced founders & mentors from over 40 growth startups & scaleups, including

4 unicorns:

UiPath, Branch, Front, Deel.

We provide the infrastructure
to support our exceptional founders
who’ve gone on to raise over

€4 million

in follow-on funding
from leading global investors.

We Are In This Together

We worked with over

250 startups

that change the way people live, interact and buy.

The Rubik Hub community has over 150 experienced founders & mentors from over 40 growth startups & scaleups, including

4 unicorns:

UiPath, Branch, Front, Deel.

We provide the infrastructure to support our exceptional founders who’ve gone on to raise over

€4 million

in follow-on funding from leading global investors.

A Three-Phase Acceleration Program

*selection-based phases

1. Accelerator

(May 18th - End of August)

We are not a one-size-fits-all program. We will collaborate closely with our experts to tailor the workshops based on your needs and your level of development. 

  • Overall, you’ll get over 60 hours of practical workshops and 1:1 feedback sessions focusing on a wide range of topics including building sustainable business models, go-to-market, pricing and sales strategies, building scalable operational flows, and mastering the fundraising process.
  • Founders Bootcamp – May 18-20, on-site, in Piatra Neamt, Romania
  • Meet the investors session
  • Access to our Rubik Hub Startup Community
  • Free co-working space & partners’ perks

2. Demo Day

(September)

You get the chance to pitch your startup in front of a community of over 100 investors, VCs, partners, and mentors.

But don’t worry, you’ll have help: over 40% of our 150+ mentors have been involved in startups that scaled internationally.

We’ll meet on-site, in Piatra Neamt, Romania.

3. Raising Your First Investment

We become your investment department for the next 6-18 months.

  • Workshops for investment readiness: early-stage startup valuation methods, how to get funded, cap table, Termsheet & conditions, expanding to other markets, how to grow your team
  • Match-making and exclusive sessions of private pitching to investors, tailored support for your startup, feedback on pitching, data room
  • The most focused and committed founders will be selected to receive continuous support to raise an investment round.

Over €100K worth of Grants, Prizes, Investments, and Other Benefits

A Three-Phase Acceleration Program

*selection-based phases

1

Accelerator

(May 18th - End of August)

We are not a one-size-fits-all program. We will collaborate closely with our experts to tailor the workshops based on your needs and your level of development. 

Overall, you’ll get over 60 hours of practical workshops and 1:1 feedback sessions focusing on a wide range of topics including building sustainable business models, go-to-market, pricing and sales strategies, building scalable operational flows, and mastering the fundraising process.

Founders Bootcamp – May 18-20, on-site, in Piatra Neamt, Romania

Meet the investors session

Access to our Rubik Hub Startup Community

Free co-working space & partners’ perks

2

Demo Day

(September)

You get the chance to pitch your startup in front of a community of over 100 investors, VCs, partners, and mentors.

But don’t worry, you’ll have help: over 40% of our 150+ mentors have been involved in startups that scaled internationally.

We’ll meet on-site, in Piatra Neamt, Romania.

3

Raising Your First Investment

We become your investment department for the next 6-18 months.

Workshops for investment readiness: early-stage startup valuation methods, how to get funded, cap table, Termsheet & conditions, expanding to other markets, how to grow your team.

Match-making and exclusive sessions of private pitching to investors, tailored support for your startup, feedback on pitching, data room.

The most focused and committed founders will be selected to receive continuous support to raise an investment round.

Over €100K worth of Grants, Prizes, Investments, and Other Benefits

We Help You
Get International Fast

  • A week-long immersion in an international ecosystem to help you validate and develop your startup/ideas in international markets, such as the USA, the Netherlands, the UK, Portugal, Spain, Germany
  • Free booth at an international startup conference
  • Free ticket to an international startup conference (e.g., WebSummit, Slush)

We Help You Get International Fast

A week-long immersion in an international ecosystem to help you validate and develop your startup/ideas in international markets, such as the USA, the Netherlands, the UK, Portugal, Spain, Germany.

Free booth at an international startup conference.

Free ticket to an international startup conference (e.g., WebSummit, Slush).

Experts You Will Work With

Alexandru Bogdan

Alexandru Bogdan

Andrei Dudoiu

Andrei Dudoiu

Managing Partner SeedBlink, Romania

Irina Obushtarova

Irina Obushtarova

CEO & Co-founder The Recursive, Bulgaria

Razvan Suta

Razvan Suta

Program Managing Director & Business Development Lead Startup Wise Guys, Estonia

Zornitsa Stoilova

Zornitsa Stoilova

Editorial Director & Podcast Wizard The Recursive, Bulgaria

Paul Kallmes

Paul Kallmes

Investment Expert, Silicon Valley, USA

Roger Osorio

Roger Osorio

Reinvention Coach & Founder The School of Reinvention, New York, USA

Liviu Cadariu

Liviu Cadariu

Program Director StepFWD, Romania

Adina Simionescu

Adina Simionescu

Project Manager RO Startup, Romania

Vlad Gliga

Vlad Gliga

Experts You Will
Work With

Alexandru Bogdan

Alexandru Bogdan

Andrei Dudoiu

Andrei Dudoiu

Managing Partner SeedBlink, Romania

Irina Obushtarova

Irina Obushtarova

CEO & Co-founder The Recursive, Bulgaria

Paul Kallmes

Paul Kallmes

Investment Expert, Silicon Valley, USA

Razvan Suta

Razvan Suta

Program Managing Director & Business Development Lead Startup Wise Guys, Estonia

Zornitsa Stoilova

Zornitsa Stoilova

Editorial Director & Podcast Wizard The Recursive, Bulgaria

Roger Osorio

Roger Osorio

Reinvention Coach & Founder The School of Reinvention, New York, USA

Liviu Cadariu

Liviu Cadariu

Program Director StepFWD, Romania

Vlad Gliga

Vlad Gliga

Adina Simionescu

Adina Simionescu

Project Manager RO Startup, Romania

Mentors
Investors

Partners

Hubspot
AWS -
Miro
Notion -
Typeform
teQatlas

Partners

Hubspot
Miro
Typeform
AWS -
Notion -
teQatlas

Investors We Are Connected With

We are connected with 50+ pre-seed and
seed investors open for match-making, including:

Investors We Are Connected With

We are connected with 50+ pre-seed and seed investors open for match-making, including:

Logo Roca X
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testimonial

The Rubik Hub team has provided a large, qualitative amount in our fundraising process. Throughout the process, they have been assisting us not only with feedback on how our pitch and materials were structured but also with much-needed operational help, by getting in contact with investors both from their network and outside of it.

Fundraising can be a draining and eroding task for the founders – I feel like Rubik Hub’s assistance can definitely make the process easier, both mentally and operationally.

Ștefan Iarca, XVision

Raised €1.4 mil. investment

For me, Rubik Hub is a community of passionate and dedicated people, and the main advantage is the support they are offering and the long-term dedication, no matter the challenges or the stage of your startup. I wholeheartedly recommend them.

Ovidiu Stegari, Helperz

Raised €98K total investment

We are pleased to be part of the Rubik Garage program and look forward to working with participants as they explore and advance key solutions to market entry challenges in CEE & SEE. We will bring our investment expertise and experience to help startups structure and build a solid roadmap for their high-growth journey, helping them multiply their impact and become more resilient.

Andrei Dudoiu

Managing Partner SeedBlink

We are delighted to support Rubik Hub in their upcoming program, knowing that they are such an integral and active part of the Romanian early-stage startup ecosystem. We feel that we are driven by the same founder-centric principles and values, fueling us to grow and to impact for the better the local startup ecosystem.

Razvan Sutu

Program Managing Director & Business Development Lead Startup Wise Guys

At ROCA X, we believe that Romania has a lot of ideas with international scaling potential but there is a need for partners to sustain these initiatives. We support Rubik Garage in offering the first validation for startups through accessing a community of experts, mentors, and investors, helping founders in developing their entrepreneurial skills and giving them access to financing. For the entire startup ecosystem to grow sustainably, we need this kind of acceleration program in Romania and venture capitals working together in helping founders achieve their dream.

Alexandru Bogdan

CEO ROCA X

testimonial

The Rubik Hub team has provided a large, qualitative amount in our fundraising process. Throughout the process, they have been assisting us not only with feedback on how our pitch and materials were structured but also with much-needed operational help, by getting in contact with investors both from their network and outside of it.

Fundraising can be a draining and eroding task for the founders – I feel like Rubik Hub’s assistance can definitely make the process easier, both mentally and operationally.

Ștefan Iarca, XVision

Raised €1.4 mil. investment

For me, Rubik Hub is a community of passionate and dedicated people, and the main advantage is the support they are offering and the long-term dedication, no matter the challenges or the stage of your startup. I wholeheartedly recommend them.

Ovidiu Stegari, Helperz

Raised €98K total investment

We are pleased to be part of the Rubik Garage program and look forward to working with participants as they explore and advance key solutions to market entry challenges in CEE & SEE. We will bring our investment expertise and experience to help startups structure and build a solid roadmap for their high-growth journey, helping them multiply their impact and become more resilient.

Andrei Dudoiu, Managing Partner SeedBlink

We are delighted to support Rubik Hub in their upcoming program, knowing that they are such an integral and active part of the Romanian early-stage startup ecosystem. We feel that we are driven by the same founder-centric principles and values, fueling us to grow and to impact for the better the local startup ecosystem.

Razvan Sutu

Program Managing Director & Business Development Lead Startup Wise Guys

At ROCA X, we believe that Romania has a lot of ideas with international scaling potential but there is a need for partners to sustain these initiatives. We support Rubik Garage in offering the first validation for startups through accessing a community of experts, mentors, and investors, helping founders in developing their entrepreneurial skills, and giving them access to financing. For the entire startup ecosystem to grow sustainably, we need this kind of acceleration program in Romania and venture capitals working together in helping founders achieve their dream.”

Alexandru Bogdan

CEO ROCA X

In-House Team

Valentin Toc

Startup Program Manager

Simona Brian--

Startup Program Specialist

Robert Cotuna-

Investment Expert

Alexandra Hutanu

Marketing Specialist

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In-House Team

Valentin Toc

Startup Program Manager

Simona Brian--

Startup Program Specialist

Robert Cotuna-

Investment Expert

Alexandra Hutanu

Marketing Specialist

Garage (2)
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Are you ready to

get international fast?

Join the successful startups that started in a garage!

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Are you ready to

get international fast?

Join the successful startups that started in a garage!

Keep It Balanced

Who Says You Can’t Have Fun
While Building a Successful Startup?

Creativity comes when being in a space that encourages it. Rubik Hub is That space!

Our 1200 sq co-working hub offers space for your team to focus, build and grow your startup in large, open-space rooms. Use our recording studio to engage with your audience, take smart decisions in our intimate meetings rooms and enjoy working in the sunshine on our terrace.

Our massive kitchen has a dedicated table for team bonding, and our relaxing area is the perfect place to unwind on a hammock or challenge other startup teams over the foosball.

The forest and the lake surrounding the Hub offer you space to relax or go on adventures that build a stronger team: rock climbing, cycling, riding, off-roading, bouldering.

See you there!

Keep It Balanced

Who Says You Can’t Have Fun While Building a Successful Startup?

Creativity comes when being in a space that encourages it. Rubik Hub is That space!

Our 1200 sq co-working hub offers space for your team to focus, build and grow your startup in large, open-space rooms. Use our recording studio to engage with your audience, take smart decisions in our intimate meetings rooms and enjoy working in the sunshine on our terrace.

Our massive kitchen has a dedicated table for team bonding, and our relaxing area is the perfect place to unwind on a hammock or challenge other startup teams over the foosball.

The forest and the lake surrounding the Hub offer you space to relax or go on adventures that build a stronger team: rock climbing, cycling, riding, off-roading, bouldering.

See you there!