NEWTON Business Accelerator

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Who can apply?

The NEWTON Business Accelerator is for you if you have both the desire and the drive to get started in business, whatever stage you’re currently at. On the incubation programme you’ll learn the basics of business, and on the accelerator programme you’ll be supported by a mentor to develop your entrepreneurial idea into an initial business plan or, if you’re already further along, to take your strategy to the next level.

If you already have customers and need funding to grow, you can try your luck by presenting your business to investors in the NEWTON University Angel Fund.

You can apply to the accelerator with a project in any sector (except weapons, gambling, and sextech & sexual wellness).  The final decision on whether a project is eligible for participation in the programme is at NEWTON’s sole discretion.

Student mentors

Managed a successful campaign with his OneCup project on the crowdfunding portal HItHit. Are you going to raise funds for your project in crowdfunding? Vojta can advise you on what works, how to prepare a campaign, and how he managed to raise 24% more than his target amount on HitHit

Vojta Toman

Product Specialist with over two years of experience in UX Design and Product Management. Currently working at ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab. You can talk to Vojta about UX Design, Product Management, Product Discovery, Product Strategy and Prototyping.

Vojta Pavelka

Want to know more?

For students, alumni and members of the NEWTON Family. But those who are not yet part of the NEWTON Family can also try their luck. Starting in 2024, several spots in the NEWTON Business Accelerator are open to those who are neither students nor alumni of NEWTON University.

You can apply to the NEWTON Business Accelerator with a project in any industry (except weapons and gambling).

The NEWTON Business Accelerator programme runs from October to April and culminates in a Demo Day, during which accelerated projects are presented to mentors and investors.

Applications for the upcoming NEWTON Business Accelerator programme will be open on the website from May 15 to August 30, 2024

The next 4th run of the NEWTON Business Accelerator starts on 14.10.2024

Not at the moment. Participation in the NEWTON Business Accelerator is currently free for students, alumni, and NEWTON Family members. However, we plan to introduce charges for projects in the accelerator outside of the NEWTON Family in the future.

Yes, both individuals and teams are eligible to apply for the NEWTON Business Accelerator.

All events and consultations will take place either online or offline, scheduled by appointment between mentors and NEWTON Business Accelerator participants.

What are the participants saying?

It is absolutely unique to NEWTON to have this kind of opportunity to learn and receive support beyond the classroom. It is exactly the reason why I chose to study here. Having the opportunity to not only learn how things work in the business world, but to directly apply everything to my own business is priceless.

Klára Lošková

For me, the NBA is where I turn to for the answers to all of the questions I have regarding my projects and ideas. I don’t have to try things that don’t work, because I can learn what works and what doesn’t work from experienced people in the field. This is something that can save years of time and it’s certainly not possible at every school.

Štěpán Hartl

The NBA is great. When a person goes into it with some initiative of their own, the value it can have for them is huge. I don’t know where else I could talk to experts in their fields without them asking me for a lot of money and not really caring about my progress! Hopefully these relationships will last a long time, and gain even more momentum. Anyway, I’m already looking forward to the next NBA events.

Vojtěch Toman

NBA Partners


Project Leader NEWTON Business Accelerator in Prague
Margareta Křížová, MBA
Project Leader NEWTON Business Accelerator in Brno
Karel Novotný