Welcome to the first Startup Lab in the Czech Republic!
Through hard work, sustained effort and top tier mentoring you will learn to overcome the most crucial and important phases in achieving your business ideas, giving them real practical structure and gaining potential clients!
Prague Startup Lab (PSL) is Prague’s boutique, independent Startup Training Center. In an intensive 2-months drill, with a 2 day/week program involving Prague’s most experienced trainers and speakers. PSL helps turn an idea into a killer startup with existing potential clients and brings entrepreneurial drive to your enterprise. Follow us and don’t miss the next call for applications!
Unlike other accelerators, PSL accepts founders who may or may not have a complete team or prototype yet, helping you with team completion, idea evaluation, and access to the market ecosystem.
Our independence from corporate funds allows us to challenge the status quo and accept all ideas, no matter how challenging.
The home of Startup Lab is K10 Cowokring situated in Vinohrady
- one of the most beautiful parts of Prague
The lab is all about the people: hard working, devoted and ambitious entrepreneurs who create innovative solutions and bring added value to the lives of millions.
The aim of the 5 milestones is to deliver the students all the necessary tools to succeed in the terms of motivation, discipline, killer marketing, knowledge, sustainability, endurance and sales skills. After graduation, the startups should have their own launched product, potential clients, partners on the b2b level, market feedback and corporate culture fellowship. Together we will build your brand and launch the project to the customers as effective as possible.
The 2-month PSL program consists of weekly mentoring sessions, workshops, work assignments(Thursdays and Fridays from 18:00 to 20:00), and individual mentoring, covering the entire startup story arc. In a nutshell, you arrive as an individual/team with an idea – and you leave as the CEO of your own dream company.
PSL is a lean operation with permanent and no permanent teaching staff apart from the directorial team. Instead, it is carried by a growing network of mentors, some of who are also business owners:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.”
The key to success has been and always will be motivation, discipline, love what you are doing and persistency. Using your mind and reprogram your thinking can bring a lot of ideas into something big. The eyes always see the reality, sending your brain negative impulses avoiding you from taking that step forward, towards the unknown. The hands are the working element. Listen to your hands rather than believing you should take the easy way out. Evgeny worked for ŠKODA AUTO a.s., venture capital companies cooperating with startups and travelling often to India, Russia and living in Israel for more than 20 years.Close
Professional speaker and presenter
“I help business leaders and highly motivated individuals become memorable speakers, who know how to inspire and positively influence others to bring their vision to reality.”
Alena is a communication strategist, speaker and trainer. She has a professional background in sales, marketing and communication in a variety of sectors including IT, travel and tourism, wellness and beauty. After more than 15 years working in corporate business and living in 5 different countries across Europe and Asia, she embarked on a quest to discover her mission. Diving into entrepreneurship, she developed an online portal to promote healthy living. Later she built a team of 50 sales consultants in the beauty sector and became a star salesperson. Working with hundreds of people and overcoming her own struggles as an entrepreneur/introvert, inspired her to start her communication business, which has turned into lifelong passion.
Today she coaches corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and small business owners how to speak to inspire and shake things up so that they can bring their vision to reality. She also acts as a mentor for startups helping them design and deliver powerful business pitches.
With the topics Speak to Inspire, Speak to Get a Yes! and Master the Art of Seduction in Business, Alena is regularly asked to speak at industry events and conferences. She participates at The International Board of Entrepreneurs, Entreps.org, runs The Public Speakers, Trainers and Coaches Club in Prague and is an active member of Toastmasters International, regularly participating in public speaking contests.Close
“Turning ordinary people into extraordinary individuals”
Bogdan’s strength as a Trainer comes from his vast experience in Telco and IT, with over 1,500 people trained, in excess of 5,000 hours oftraining delivery and over 200,000 sales and customer service calls. People attending his trainings agree that Bogdan has unique delivery methods being able to adapt, capture the attention and involve the audience to convey expertise. In over 15 years of multi-national corporate experience, Bogdan has worked with organizations like Orange, HP Inc, Actavis, IKEA, Heineken form either an inside position or an outside consultant.
A memorable trainer, a true native communicator Bogdan is the perfect combination of teaching ability and firsthand experience.Close
CEO and co-founder at Crowdholding.com
“Turning ordinary people into extraordinary individuals”
Ethan Clime is CEO and co-founder of crowdholding.com, an application where early stage business can offer future revenue shares to the public to help co-create their new service or product. He sees a future where people can work from anywhere for anyone they choose to support. The next wave of disruption will be from businesses, who learn from the crowd, co-created by the crowd.Close
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Course language: English and Czech
There will be mandatory attendances 2 days per week (Tuesday and Friday 18:00- 20:00) on the K10 Coworking space premises, in the most colorful, vibrant and cosmopolitan of Prague’s districts - Vinohrady, on Koperníkova street number 10, Praha 2.
The goal is to support all necessary marketing activities and campaigns such as: Project preparation, branding, idea testing, UX and design, customer acquisition, research and analysis, emailing, feedback workout, all types of advertisement (such as social media, banner, content, browser) and go-to-market strategy implementation. The strategy is clear – to get as much as possible attention and clients for your projects.
All teams will be eligible for investment on a crowdfunding platform and those who graduate have a chance to get investment from other entities (i.e bank, investor, Venture Capitalists or other PSL partners). Therefore it pays off to make an effort.
We'll be very happy to meet with you, but we kindly ask you to give us some information in advance so that we're able to prepare for our meeting. Fill out this application form and we'll get back to you within a few business days.