Who’s supporting us:
Let’s take your idea to the next level
Entrepreneurship can be confusing. We’ll help you get clarity on your potential, current skills and what you need to do to reach your goals.
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, Slovakia, Rep. Moldova 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 a total of 15.000 EUR prizes for the best start-ups and the possibility to expand on that amount after the investment pitches. Besides the prizes, we have a total of 15.000 EUR in benefits from our global partners.
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 45 start-ups, 70 international mentors & experts, and over 200 alumni.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A short future trends report is a brief document that draws on current market research and analysis to predict emerging technologies, consumer preferences, market growth rates, major players, and other factors that will shape the industry's future.
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 2023 Edition
Future Makers Health
Mission-driven: improving people's health and wellbeing, while also creating economic opportunities.
Application Period: March - May 2023
Future Makers Open Innovation
Tech-driven: exploring new technological innovations through business development.
Application Period: March - May 2023
Why is Future Makers so awesome?
What other participants say:
”The passion and the dedication that the team has to actively help each entrepreneur succeed in their vision. I know that whatever help I may need, the Future Makers team will always be there for me to reach out to.”
”The program was very well designed and delivered. All content and presenters were on a high level. The program organizer Ioana was exceptional and Corina and Paul were also very helpful and supportive.”
”Building and growing a start-up is more complex than I expected, but now I know more about it.”
”I loved the quality of the materials and the online course, they were very helpful to follow up after the workshop and it is very good that we can have access any time. Thank you!”
Sabina Ioana Poenar
”You are great! You should be proud. And keep it up, in a few years, Future Makers could become one of the best programs for early-stage startups in this part of the world.”
”I loved the opportunity to work with a mentor at the very end of the program when the stress levels are higher and timeframes - shorter. Overall, my experience with Future Makers was great and gave me the structure and timeframe to do my homework. I will be forever thankful for what you did for me.”
”Future Makers connected us with wonderful people who helped us and our idea grow, and at the same time exposed us to investors.”
winner Future Makers 2018
Tzitzi Poc Adventures, Romania
”Our participation in the FutureMakers incubator got us working on our niche and our positioning, creating valuable connections and getting us ready for our upcoming seed round.”
"So many important things happened during our Future Makers incubator, but the most important was the fact that we had the opportunity to have access to a large network of entrepreneurs, peers, mentors, corporates and investors and to learn from them."
"This was a great validation that we are on the right path. It was the jumpstart for us at the right time."
Veltra Bikes, Romania