Innovative companies – call for applications open


In less than a month, the SARIO agency will be selecting a new batch of innovative companies to join the Slovak Start-up Development Program. The four selected projects or companies will get an opportunity to take part in a three-month program in California’s Silicon Valley. The first two companies will depart in July and, assisted by a number of experienced and successful entrepreneurs, will continue to develop their projects and search for investors in the global hub of innovative business.  

Based on the experience of last year’s winners and first graduates of the Slovak Technology and Innovation Center (STIC) at the Plug and Play Tech Center, Nicereply and Coverpage, the stay in Silicon Valley gives young Slovak innovators a chance to gain invaluable know-how on how to build companies with regional and global impact.

For  more information about SSDP 2012 selection process and criterias please click here.

The roadshow will visit all major Slovak universities and technology centers. SARIO will use this campaign to raise awareness about innovative entrepreneurship and various related opportunities within the Program and outside of it.

has been selected as the official administrator and knowledge partner of the Slovak Start-up Development Program in Slovakia. Plug and Play Tech Center is SARIO’s partner in the United States.

The goal of the Slovak Start-up Development Program is to enable transfer of innovative ideas from Slovak companies to global markets, as well as to accelerate inflow of innovative know-how from abroad into Slovakia. Selection of the first four companies was organized last November in cooperation with the Startup Awards competition.


To hear more about SSDP and other opportunities for innovative companies in Slovakia, as well as to learn about how to build a startup with a global impact, please join us during the information roadshow at Slovak universities and start-up events. For more information about the roadshow please click here.

For up-to-date information on each session, please check SARIO and Neulogy websites and follow SARIO, Neulogy and Startup Awards.SK on Facebook and Twitter.