Equity-free incubator for early stage startups from CEE

We support & transform your ideas into viable go-to-market products or services.

10 weeks of learning and development

20,000 Euro total prizes & awards

All-in-one workbook to shape your business

Who’s supporting us:

Let’s take your idea to the next level

Learn how to be an entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship can be confusing. We’ll help you get clarity on your potential, current skills and what you need to do to reache next level.

We’ll do that through workshops and masterclasses, where you’ll learn how to model your business, set up the pricing for your products, market them successfully and have the right mindset along your journey.

If you are from any of these countries - Greece, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine or Romania, you are eligible to apply for Future Makers.

Earn your first investment

You know you became an entrepreneur when you pitch for your first investment. We offer two prizes worth 20,000 Euro to the best of you and the possibility to expand on that amount after the investment pitches.


But we won’t let you do that by yourself. You can earn the money by learning how to convince us in the investment pitch practice sessions.

If you are from any of these countries - Greece, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine or Romania, you are eligible to apply for Future Makers.

Find your tribe

You’ll do greater things with the right people beside you. Get feedback, meet new people and learn from the ones who have already succeeded or failed.


You’ll interact with peers from other 35 start-ups, 50 international mentors and over 200 alumni and experts.

If you are from any of these countries - Greece, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine or Romania, you are eligible to apply for Future Makers.

What else you’ll get

At the end of the program, no matter the results, all the participants to Future Makers will receive the all-in-one workbook. This will help you build upon any business idea in the future.

Business Model Canvas

You’ll learn how to create value to your customers and you’ll be able to replicate the process for any new business idea using this template.

One Pager Template

Any pitch, no matter how you deliver it, is based on a one pager. We live in a digital world and you’ll need it to present your business briefly via email or chats when talking won’t be possible.

Business Plan

Working with goals means translating “I want to get 3 clients” into “I will contact 10 new brand managers by the end of November to win 3 clients.” At the end of the program, you’ll get a plan for your business and you’ll be able to create one from scratch.

Pitch Deck

Learn how to create a compelling presentation to pitch your business plan to investors. Creating a pitch deck will help you transform your business plan into a real deal for investors.

Elevator Pitch

We know it’s hard to explain the value of your business in 30 seconds. That’s why, we’ll show you how to do it and we’ll give a template to use anytime you need to pitch an idea..

Timeline for 2022 Edition

July - Nov 2022

The Trained Ones

Who can apply: start-ups between 1 and 2 years old. Get 30% off when an ex-Future Maker recommends you. The fee will be 450 euro before the discounts.

Phase 1

July - Nov 2022

Phase 2

Incubation Period

Teams: 20

Awards: €15.000

July - Nov 2022

The Beginners

Who can apply: idea stage start-ups (under 1 year old). Get 30% off when an ex-Future Maker recommends you. The fee will be 350 euro before the discounts.

Phase 3

July - Nov 2022

Phase 4

Incubation Period

Teams: 30

Awards: €5.000

End of Nov 2022

Future Makers Final

Selected teams from both groups will pitch their business ideas in front of the Future Makers Finals. A few will be selected for an investment pitch session

Phase 5

Why is Future Makers so awesome?

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Romania National Finalists 2020 Central European Startup Awards

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