The pre-acceleration program has started accepting CUnicorn third-stream applications

25 March 2024

The pre-acceleration program has started accepting ,,CUnicorn'' third-stream applications.


Startup teams will be selected based on preliminary applications. Participation in the program is free of charge.


It is open to teams of Caucasus University students, graduates, and administrative and academic staff (at least one team member) with early-stage startups that create or are based on tech and have Minimum Viable Product (MVP) or an established action plan for its implementation. Preference will be given to innovative startups demonstrating the potential to enter the global market.


The pre-acceleration program "CUnicorn" will be carried out in a hybrid format (online and physical meetings), cover 10 working weeks (April 2024 - July 2024), and consist of 5 main components:


  1. Thematic working sessions
  2. Individual meetings with mentors
  3. Networking – P2P meetings, experience-sharing, guest speakers, weekly stand-ups
  4. Use of co-working space at Caucasus University
  5. Demo Day – Participating startups will present in front of a jury and have the opportunity to win financial prizes/and other resources for growth and development.


The startups participating in the program will deepen their knowledge in several areas:


  • Product development and validation
  • Team creation, development, and management
  • User segmentation
  • Value proposition
  • Marketing, branding, advertising, and sales
  • Growth Marketing
  • MVP, technical product creation 
  • Business model and financial model
  • Pitch Deck and fundraising


After completing the pre-acceleration program, the startups will have ready:


  • Business plan/business model
  • Financial Plan
  • Communication Strategy
  • Product Prototype or Technical Plan for its Implementation
  • Pitch Deck
  • Investment Proposal to Seek Funding Sources


 Important Dates:


  • February 26- March 18- Receiving applications;
  • March 19 -24- Selection of participating startups and interviews;
  • March 25– Official presentation of the program’s third batch.



In case of questions, please contact