We are a Startup Europe initiative which aims to strengthen the capacities of high-tech startups and innovative SMEs in the Central and Eastern European region to become better connected, gain higher market exposure and have improved, streamlined access to funding opportunities and talent.

  • Access to networks

    Access to networks

    Selected startups will attend tech and startup events, meetings and workshops to create new synergies across the ecosystems.

  • Access to finance

    Access to finance

    By meeting potential funding suppliers from different European countries, startups will learn how to better position themselves and diversify their income.

  • Access to talent

    Access to talent

    By developing a collaboration between startups-students-universities, startups will have the opportunity to employ people with right skills.

  • Capacity building

    Capacity building

    Selected startups will be trained on private and public funding opportunities across Europe.

Our project’s goal is to expand and implement all gained knowledge to the Western Balkans. Together with the startups from the region: Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia and Bosnia Herzegovina, we will adapt the project results to improve the ecosystem and help them to grow.

Our target countries

Central and Eastern Europe retain a great potential to become an active and valuable participant in the European startup ecosystem.

Learn more about our target countries and their ecosystems!

News & Events

Who'll come to Slush with us? 19 August, 2019 Who'll come to Slush with us?

Find out who the eleven winning startups who will join us in Helsinki are!


The European Startup Monitor 12 August, 2019 The European Startup Monitor

Startups, spare 10 minutes of your time to answer this 10-minute survey. Let Europe know what's startups current status and win the chance to go to Slush!


Access2Finance arrived to Bucharest 14 June, 2019 Access2Finance arrived to Bucharest
On 14th Friday most of MY-GATEWAY delegation will be in Bucharest for UPGRADE100, a graet tech festival which is undergoing a name change – in fact you may know it as iCEEfest.
iCEE fest 13 June, 2019 iCEE fest
The digital transformation festival of Eastern Europe

iCEE fest first started as a team back in 2009 as RoNewMedia – a local event held in Bucharest, Romania -, that later evolved and became a regional festival as iCEE.fest (2012) and, starting 2019, UPGRADE 100.

MY-GATEWAY team will be there with startups from Romania (of course!), Slovenia and Czech Republic. During the 2 days of the event we'll be organising the third and last Access2Finance conference.