Happy Farm is now accepting applications for the 4th cycle of the acceleration programme!

We are happy to share Happy Farm latest news and events!

1)   We accept applications for our 4th cycle until the 15th of January, hurry up!

The acceleration programme will start on the 20th of January, 2014. You can submit your application using Happy Farm website or through Angel List. The deadline is evening of January, 15th.

2)   A new format of the acceleration programme for the new year!

A two-month program in Ukraine will now be in Hub&Spoke format. Mentor and coaching sessions will now consist of 3 stages, each is one-week long:

1) Check-in – sessions on mission and vision of the company, lean approach, market/competitor research;

2) Growth – sessions on interim monitoring of company progress, customer acquisition, go to market strategy, PR;

3) Get ready – sessions on getting ready for the American networking visit, fundraising and working with investors/angels, pitching, Demo day with international and CIS investors.

During these 2 stages the team consisting of 2 founders will live and work at Happy Farm.

The rest will stay the same: following the 2 months in Ukraine, the accelerator’s international Board of Directors will select startups for a month long trip to the US. The teams will then come back and keep working distantly with the incubator for 2 more months.

Happy Farm invests up to $70K in services and cash. Happy Farm may provide cash to the teams only after they complete a two-month long program in Ukraine according to the decision of the Board.

3)   Meet our new mentors!

The number of Happy Farm mentors has significantly increased thanks to speakers of the Startup AddVenture international conference that was held by Happy Farm on the 4th and 5th of December in Kyiv. Here are the names of the new mentors of Happy Farm: Mike Sigal (CEO at Agile Credit, USA), Max Gurvits (Partner at Teres Capital, Bulgaria), Kristoffer Lawson (Founder of Holvi.com, Finland), Mike Reiner (CEO at Startup Wise Guys, Estonia), Matteo Rizzi (General Partner at SBT Venture Capital, Belgium – Great Britain), Ziv Gillat (Founder of Eye-Fi, USA), Kaushal Chokshi (President of Cross Border Angels, USA) and Paul Papadimitriou (innovations&digital intelligence consultant, Great Britain). Sridhar Solur (Director - Mobility and Cloud Services at HP, USA) will join the Happy Farm Board of Directors in the new year.

4)   We have introduced additional opportunities to access the programme!

There is now an opportunity to join Happy Farm acceleration program without the need to go through the selection process, but on a paid basis. In this case a startup would not be invested in by the Accelerator; however, it won’t have to give a share of the company to the Accelerator. There will also be an opportunity to join Happy Farm residents internship in the US for additional fee.

5)   New services and programs for entrepreneurs and investors in the new year!

Happy Farm introduces additional training programs and opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors in February, 2014. Entrepreneurs’ programs will include the following topics: Growth Hacking, Pitching, UI/UX, How to be a good CEO.

“Becoming an Angel” programme for investors will give a basic understanding of venture capital investing into projects at early stages of development, reveal the existing trends of venture investment in the CIS and the United States, teach to recognize potentially successful projects.

All programs will include both theory and practice on real cases.

For more information, please, contact:

Applications for the 4th cycle, terms and conditions of the acceleration program –Alyona Sergienko +38 097 629 77 48 alona.sergiienko@gmail.com

Paid services and training programs – Alena Novgorodskaya +38 067 679 54 20 alena.novgorodskaya@gmail.com