Join our dynamic 6-month hybrid accelerator explicitly designed to empower early-stage deep-tech startups and research-to-business projects. Our mission is to fuel your innovations and support you to build thriving businesses.
We are an industry-agnostic hybrid accelerator.
We Build, Accelerate, and Invest.
We help you get on the right path to product-market fit and fundability.
We're not just an accelerator but a mentor-heavy program invested in your success. We don't just hand you a playbook; we challenge you with real-world confrontations. We guide you to become stronger through interactive workshops and may join you as venture builders. Moreover, when you join Deep Rising, you're not just entering an accelerator but becoming part of an international network of mentors and partners.
Let’s not sugarcoat it:
It is Not About the Technology.
Every year, countless technological marvels are unveiled, yet only a few survive the reality of the business world. Far too often, deep-tech startups need help in their quest to address a market where they can truly make a difference. We're here with you to confront your challenges head-on. To be your mentor to mastering the science of building great products and navigating the right funding path.
Discover If You Match the Criteria.
If you meet these criteria, Deep Rising is your ideal partner on this part of your journey:
You represent a university, research lab, or a company R&D spinoff.
You've recently launched an independent startup or are in the late stages of a research-to-business project.
You've completed an early-stage incubator program from your organisation (if it applies).
Your team includes members with diverse roles beyond research or engineering.
The primary founders or project owners can commit to full participation within the Eastern Europe Time Zone.
You have a budget of €10k for the program fee or can access an innovation voucher to cover it.
6 month program for unlocking success:
It's all about the Team, Focus, and Resources.
Virtual program | 1 session/week | 100+ mentors
Meet the Faces Behind the Program
These are just a few incredible individuals who make Deep Rising possible to bring you the guidance, network, and support you need to succeed.
Investor Relations Lead
Director, Business Platforms, Solita
Mentor Relations Lead
Business Growth Specialist
Senior Marketing Manager, Fluido
Market Analysis Advisor
EU Funding Advisor
VC Investment Advisor
Partner, Voima Ventures
Private Investments Advisor
Deal Flow Manager, FiBAN