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

The EY Start-up Academy is a 12-week program, where the start-ups enjoy the unique opportunity to improve their business model and its main factors with the structured advice and help from industry experts. The program is addressed to Tech- or FinTech start-ups, who have gone through the Alpha-Phase with a minimum viable product or proof of concept and wish to do a round of financing within the next 12 months.

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


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