How far can you go?Aim high, accelerate fast and make your vision come true.

The EY Start-up Academy is a 6-week program in which selected start-ups are given the unique opportunity to improve their business model and its main components through structured help and advice from EY experts. The program runs from September to the end of November 2019 and is free of charge.

Bring entrepreneurial drive to your business

Knowledge & Experience

Gain an immense amount of condensed experience through hands-on mentoring, and exposure to industry experts.

Collaborate & Network

Build a network that goes beyond the usual and get connected to extremely targeted industry insiders.

Present & Celebrate

A day to celebrate your achievements with investors, corporates, mentors, press, and the local ecosystem.

The Academy at a glance

During the eight-weeks challenge, the newcomers will meet numerous mentors from EY, banks and other companies as well as FinTech experts, start-up supporters, investors and financing partners. In more than 30 workshops and training sessions, founders will receive detailed information on topics including business planning and management, financing and subsidies, corporate and tax law, supervision and IT.


Possibility to defend the business model and receive feedback

Fireside Chat

Informal discussions with selected investors and successful founders

Investor Readiness

Preparation to the relevant facets of the financing process

Pro Bono Advisory

Pro bono consulting sessions by EY on several business topics

Public Events

Events with business topics highly relevant for startups


Discussions in smaller groups with experts from different industries


Interactive sessions dedicated to problems typically affecting startups

Investor Matching

Introduction to investors from the EY network

Ey Academy Award

Award for the best start-up of the program

Comments from previous participants

Interested? Apply today!