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Beginning of application is announced for a free consultation program for business idea authors and start-ups in IT field with the goal of receiving further funding (6)

Acceptance of applications has been started for the free consultation program organized by the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) and Smart Continent LV Ekoterm. Idea authors and team members of entrepreneurship projects in information technology (IT) field are welcome to apply. Besides the free consultations, also a matchmaking event with investors will be organized. All successful program graduates will receive certificates, the best will also receive awards.

A number of consultation days in Riga are planned (exact location will be announced) in convenient times, as well as individual consultations will take place in separately mutually agreed times. Presentations, trainings and meetings with investors will also take place.

Consultation days: 31 October, 4 November,12 November,16 November.

Pitch training day - 23 November.

Final pitches, matchmaking with investors, awards ceremony and presentation of certificates will take place on November 24.

Individual consultations will take place throughout the duration of the project at individually agreed times. This counseling program is designed as an intensive training and business development program, in which many experienced experts will share their knowledge and experience on the following topics:

  • initial technological validation;
  • intellectual property;
  • marketing;
  • presentation skills;
  • market research;
  • practical application research;
  • initial consultations in the development of industrial design;
  • business development process;
  • business plan preparation;
  • investment negotiation skills;
  • legal issues.

Attention will be directed to each project idea individually, recommending and allowing to choose an optimal work schedule.

Applications are welcome from both individual idea authors and teams. If a special purpose company has been created for carrying out the project in question, it may not be older than one year. Also individual applicants who do not yet have a ready idea can apply by sending an application in a free form to email address:

Application will be open online  until October 19, 23:59.

Participation is free of charge!

Contact information:

Gints Turlajs

Smart Continent LV Ekoterm SIA, Managing Director

Phone: 29409509

Fax: 66002144


Sarmīte Karlsone

Project Development Division

Investment projects department

Investment and Development Agency of Latvia

Pērses street 2, Riga, LV-1442

Phone: 67039469

Fax: 67039401


The project is organized by LIAA in the framework of the "Innovative business motivation program" program, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Union.



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