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April 16, 2020 | By wp_admin

Fil Rouge capital is pleased to announce that the September 2019 Accelerator Programme is now open for applications.

Fil Rouge Capital is a venture capital investment fund whose primary goal is to invest in young entrepreneurs, start-up and scale-up companies, as well as establishing a local entrepreneurial eco-system in Croatia.

The selection days will take place on July 15th and 16th at Algebra Lab in 242 Ilica Street, the fund’s headquarters, during which the fund will choose top 20 start-up teams to join its autumn Acceleration program that will take place in Zagreb, Croatia.

Fil Rouge Capital is looking to invest in fully committed and passionate founders with a compelling business concept or innovation. A basic Minimum Viable Product that provides a technical proof of concept is a required, and start-ups with existing users or even paying customers will have priority. Successful applicants will be determined to develop the product and market access to grow rapidly and expand internationally They will have to fulfill the Croatian eligibility criteria detailed in the application, and have a perfect command of English.


The Program will start on September 2nd and will conclude on November 29th with a “Demo Day” for investors a which Accelerator Programme graduates will get a chance to pitch their businesses for investment.


Successful Applicants will receive:

  • An equity investment of €25,000 or €50,000 in cash,
  • Full access to our mentor network, a dedicated mentor from Fil Rouge’s Capital partners and a series of perks from various companies such as Google and AWS.
  • Access to seminars lead by expert coaches, connections to Fil Rouge’s partners, mentors, potential customers and the co-investor network and Fil Rouge Capital exclusive weekly Founder’s dinners.
  • Privileged access to Fil Rouge Capital Venture Capital for future investment.
  • For those that require it: support with incorporation, opening a bank account and all needed support and help with reaching Croatian eligibility criteria as well as other support in Croatian business environment.

After application Fil Rouge Capital will respond with further instructions.