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The Accelerator programme brings biotechs to the US

13.09.2010

Prague – CzechInvest has called on Czech high-tech companies in the field of ICT, bio­technology, clean technology and micro­electronics to apply for the Czech Technology Accelerator programme. Under the third call, which was published by the agency in mid-August, two to four companies can win a three-month stay at the Plug&Play Center in Sunnyvale. The competition is designed to attract companies with a self-developed product that are looking for US technology partners or venture capital, or are planning to establish a US distribution network or office.
“The CzechAccelerator programme makes it a much easier to reach the North American market,” says Hynek Cihlar,

Director of BoldBrick, a Prague-based start-up that recently opened a US office. To apply, companies have to send a business plan, a description of the product under development and its prospective market to accelerator@czechinvest.org. Deadline for applications is September 30th, 2010

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