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Answer. Yes, you can contact us with your questions anytime. ...more...

Go ahead and contact us with any of your questions anytime.

You can also use the "Search" box, at the top of every page, to search for answers to any of your questions.

 
Answer. Yes, you can visit anytime. ...more...

Feel free to visit Vesti.ge at our main office. If you want to set an appointment, go ahead and contact us.

 
Answer. Yes, solo founders can also be accepted. ...more...

Vesti.ge accepts solo founders, but strongly recommends having a co-founder.

Starting a successful startup is hard. Having someone to help you along the way dramatically increases your chances of success.

 
Answer. If you're accepted, you'll get a phone call. ...more...

Accepted startups will get a person phone call within two weeks of the application deadline. You'll have 24 hours to confirm you're interested.

 
Answer. Apply, then online interviews, then acceptance phone call. ...more...

The application deadline is the Friday eight weeks before the batch starts.

The application is submitted online at: vesti.ge/Apply

The application includes:

  • Written answers to about 20 questions.
  • An upload area for screen shots.
  • A section to record a private YouTube video of you explaining your application in your own words.

All application content is saved. You can come back and edit multiple times, before doing the final submit.

You'll get an automated email notifying you that your application's been received.

Someone from Vesti.ge will call you for an online video call (video is required). There may be more that one call.

If you do get accepted to the accelerator, you'll get an phone call. You'll have 24 hours to confirm that you're still interested.

If you don't get accepted, you'll get an email. You're still welcome to re-apply for the next batch.

 
Answer. Vesti.ge accepts startup teams from over 100+ countries. See the list. ...more...

With Vesti.ge, you get a FREE fully renewable 12 month Startup Visa for everyone on your team, provided they're from this list of accepted countries.

Vesti.ge accepts startups all the 106 countries (below) in green.

Here's the full list of accepted countries (including flights to Georgia):

 
Country Flight USD (one-way) Flight hrs Pop.
Germany $ 71 4 hrs 0 M
Ireland $ 186 8 hrs 0 M
Russia $ 55 2 hrs 0 M
Sweden $ 157 6 hrs 0 M
Ukraine $ 103 2 hrs 0 M
United Kingdom $ 33 5 hrs 0 M
United States of America (USA) $ 388 14 hrs 0 M
 
# Country Flight USD (one-way) Flight hrs Pop.
1 Albania $ 99 5 hrs 0 M
2 Andorra $ 134 0 hrs 0 M
3 Antigua and Barbuda $ 1485 28 hrs 0 M
4 Argentina $ 1001 21 hrs 0 M
5 Armenia $ 97 0 hrs 0 M
6 Aruba $ 902 30 hrs 0 M
7 Australia $ 682 22 hrs 0 M
8 Austria $ 124 3 hrs 0 M
9 Azerbaijan $ 90 1 hrs 0 M
10 Bahamas $ 988 31 hrs 0 M
11 Bahrain $ 316 6 hrs 0 M
12 Barbados $ 1115 29 hrs 0 M
13 Belarus $ 116 3 hrs 0 M
14 Belgium $ 128 6 hrs 0 M
15 Belize $ 761 23 hrs 0 M
16 Bosnia and Herzegovina $ 101 5 hrs 0 M
17 Botswana $ 421 17 hrs 0 M
18 Brazil $ 1359 34 hrs 0 M
19 Bermuda $ 1008 24 hrs 0 M
20 British Virgin Islands $ 1643 21 hrs 0 M
21 Turks and Caicos Islands $ 1000 23 hrs 0 M
22 Gibraltar $ 1079 27 hrs 0 M
23 Brunei $ 1050 27 hrs 0 M
24 Bulgaria $ 106 5 hrs 0 M
25 Canada $ 593 20 hrs 0 M
26 Cayman Islands $ 1231 25 hrs 0 M
27 Colombia $ 498 22 hrs 0 M
28 Costa Rica $ 678 17 hrs 0 M
29 Croatia $ 123 7 hrs 0 M
30 Cyprus $ 65 5 hrs 0 M
31 Czech Republic $ 101 7 hrs 0 M
32 Denmark $ 100 10 hrs 0 M
33 Dominica $ 1772 30 hrs 0 M
34 Ecuador $ 943 25 hrs 0 M
35 El Salvador $ 777 25 hrs 0 M
36 Estonia $ 145 8 hrs 0 M
37 Falkland Islands (Malvinas) $ 0 [0 hrs]() 0 M
38 Faroe Islands $ 1323 11 hrs 0 M
39 Finland $ 163 5 hrs 0 M
40 France $ 160 7 hrs 0 M
41 French Polynesia $ 2341 36 hrs 0 M
42 Georgia $ [0 hrs]() 0 M
43 Germany $ 71 4 hrs 0 M
44 Greece $ 123 5 hrs 0 M
45 Greenland $ 0 [0 hrs]() 0 M
46 Guernsey $ 270 14 hrs 0 M
47 Holy See (Vatican city) $ 151 6 hrs 0 M
48 Honduras $ 823 28 hrs 0 M
49 Hungary $ 57 3 hrs 0 M
50 Iceland $ 492 12 hrs 0 M
51 Isle of Man $ 497 16 hrs 0 M
52 Ireland $ 186 8 hrs 0 M
53 Israel $ 100 2 hrs 0 M
54 Italy $ 150 7 hrs 0 M
55 Japan $ 472 19 hrs 0 M
56 Jersey $ 270 13 hrs 0 M
57 Jordan $ 319 11 hrs 0 M
58 Kazakhstan $ 219 4 hrs 0 M
59 Kuwait $ 197 7 hrs 0 M
60 Kyrgyzstan $ 201 11 hrs 0 M
61 Latvia $ 123 3 hrs 0 M
62 Lebanon $ 293 7 hrs 0 M
63 Liechtenstein $ 10 10 hrs 0 M
64 Lithuania $ 30 3 hrs 0 M
65 Luxembourg $ 133 9 hrs 0 M
66 Malaysia $ 608 19 hrs 0 M
67 Malta $ 152 6 hrs 0 M
68 Mauritius $ 883 13 hrs 0 M
69 Mexico $ 868 25 hrs 0 M
70 Moldova $ 121 7 hrs 0 M
71 Monaco $ 171 14 hrs 0 M
72 Montenegro $ 124 5 hrs 0 M
73 Netherlands $ 125 6 hrs 0 M
74 New Caledonia $ 1211 34 hrs 0 M
75 Netherlands Antilles $ 825 25 hrs 0 M
76 New Zealand $ 629 27 hrs 0 M
77 Norway $ 126 9 hrs 0 M
78 Oman $ 220 6 hrs 0 M
79 Panama $ 972 31 hrs 0 M
80 Poland $ 52 3 hrs 0 M
81 Portugal $ 212 8 hrs 0 M
82 Qatar $ 361 3 hrs 0 M
83 Romania $ 101 8 hrs 0 M
84 Russia $ 55 2 hrs 0 M
85 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines $ 2832 30 hrs 0 M
86 San Marino $ 348 19 hrs 0 M
87 Saudi Arabia $ 305 10 hrs 0 M
88 Serbia $ 107 5 hrs 0 M
89 Seychelles $ 707 18 hrs 0 M
90 Singapore $ 541 18 hrs 0 M
91 Slovakia $ 96 11 hrs 0 M
92 Slovenia $ 118 5 hrs 0 M
93 South Africa $ 358 15 hrs 0 M
94 South Korea $ 387 17 hrs 0 M
95 Spain $ 135 8 hrs 0 M
96 Sweden $ 157 6 hrs 0 M
97 Switzerland $ 98 6 hrs 0 M
98 Tajikistan $ 320 9 hrs 0 M
99 Thailand $ 383 15 hrs 0 M
100 Turkey $ 61 5 hrs 0 M
101 Turkmenistan $ 256 8 hrs 0 M
102 Ukraine $ 103 2 hrs 0 M
103 United Arab Emirates $ 161 3 hrs 0 M
104 United Kingdom $ 33 5 hrs 0 M
105 United States of America (USA) $ 388 14 hrs 0 M
106 Uzbekistan $ 180 8 hrs 0 M
Avg. $ 452 13 hrs
Tot. 0 M

Some flights are cheaper through Kutaisi airport. Traveling from Kutaisi to Tbilisi is a 3 hour mini bus ride. Cost USD $ 10.

 

Unfortunately, Vesti.ge can't accept applicants from any of these countries:

  • Middle east: We can't accept Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Jordan.
  • Africa: We can't accept most of Africa (except Botswana, South Africa).
  • Asia: We can't accept Afganistan, Pakistan, India, China, Mongolia, North Korea, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Taiwan.
  • Americas: We can't accept Venezuela, Cuba, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay.
  • Europe: We can't accept Macedonia.
  • Pacific: Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Philippines.
 
Answer. Yes. Female founders get equal treatment. ...more...

Vesti.ge doesn't give any special treatment to male or female. What counts is how well you make a product people want. That's really the only thing that matters.

 
Answer. Yes, you can reapply. ...more...

Your application will be permanently and securely stored in the Vesti.ge portal.

If you're not accepted for one batch, you can easily re-apply by simply updating your previously saved application.

 
Answer. No, there's no fees for you to pay to get accepted. ...more...

There's no fees for you to pay. Everything you should need to pay for is provided by Vesti.ge for FREE, including:

  • FREE application.
  • FREE acceptance.
  • FREE one way flight for all your team.
  • FREE accomodation.
  • FREE food.
  • FREE office space.
  • FREE legal assistance.

In exchange for everything Vesti.ge offers, we request a 7% equity stake in all startups that go through the accelerator.

No other payments or conditions are attached.

 
Answer. No, there's no fees for you to pay to apply. ...more...

There's no fees for you to pay. Everything you should need to pay for is provided by Vesti.ge for FREE, including:

  • FREE application.
  • FREE acceptance.
  • FREE one way flight for all your team.
  • FREE accomodation.
  • FREE food.
  • FREE office space.
  • FREE legal assistance.

In exchange for everything Vesti.ge offers, we request a 7% equity stake in all startups that go through the accelerator.

No other payments or conditions are attached.

 
Answer. Basic spoken and written English is required. ...more...

English is the main language of the accelerator.

In order to be accepted, at least the CEO must have basic spoken and written English.

If you're not sure, apply anyway.

 
Answer. Vesti.ge focuses on small, early stage, software startups from outside the U.S. ...more...

Vesti.ge is focused on startups that are:

  • Small.
  • Early stage.
  • Mainly a software product.
  • Some or all of the team aren't U.S. citizens.
  • Potential for fast growth.

Examples include: social apps, business tools, AI, fintech, marketplaces, and many others.

If this is you, then:

Apply now

If you're not sure, send us a two sentance email about your product and we'll give you a quick reply.

(Sorry, we don't accept non-software startups)

 
Answer. There's no hidden costs. ...more...

The goal of the 3 month Vesti.ge accelerator is to remove all the distractions so you can get focused on your product.

That's why Vesti.ge gives you:

  • FREE application.
  • FREE acceptance.
  • FREE one way flight for all your team.
  • FREE accomodation.
  • FREE food.
  • FREE office space.
  • FREE legal assistance.

 
Answer. Read on for important 2018 application dates. ...more...

The application deadline is the Friday 8 weeks before the accelerator starts.

You'll be notified that you've been accepted within 2 weeks.

 

Each batch runs for 3 months.

Apply Select Starts Runs Ends
Fri, Feb 16 ...8 wks... Mon, Apr 16 ...12 wks... Fri, Jul 6
Fri, May 11 ...8 wks... Mon, Jul 9 ...12 wks... Fri, Sep 28

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