About us

We cooperates with scientific and research institutions, incubators and innovators assisting them to look for the utilization of their ideas, and to succeed in the market.

Our team consists of managers experienced in starting start-ups, co-creating and implementing successful innovations. Each team member is an expert in a specific area, e.g. in management of small and large companies, tax, law, financial management, marketing or utilization of science and research results in practice.

We will provide you with comprehensive service for the utilization of innovative ideas in the market, their establishment and management or development beyond the borders of the country. We have a wide network of contacts to investors and industry representatives in the Czech Republic and abroad.

START IT UP! Endowment Fund was founded by Konektor inovací s.r.o., a company providing the endowment fund with a background.


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Our services cover the business phases from the initial idea, through the development and implementation of the plan, up to the entry to the global markets.

Within the individual phases of the project, we can help with the following activities:

Ideas and inventions

Searching for and evaluating innovative ideas

  • We mediate contacts with scientific institutions
  • We find innovative ideas
  • We will examine it and evaluate its market potential
Development of the project

Consulting and financing

  • We will check the market applicability,
  • help to build business relationships,
  • plan the development,
  • get funding from the Seed Fund,
  • use the Kickstart money,
  • develop cooperation with industry.
Start up

Accelerator of innovations

  • We will provide for Coaching a Mentoring,
  • discuss the possibilities of subsidies,
  • create a business plan,
  • provide legal and corporate services,
  • plan the development of the company.
Growth and global market

Finding of capital sources

  • We will make capital investments possible,
  • help to find investors and co-investors,
  • provide for financing,
  • elaborate the strategic development,
  • prepare the entry to new markets.
Investment conference


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START IT UP! Endowment Fund supports the largest beneficial e-sports tournament GG Prague 2017 (Game 4 Good)...

Czechs succeeded in the European Grand Finals of the contest CESAwards

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Our team


Michael Broda, MSc., MBA

Chair of the Board
Michael Broda is engaged as an expert in the area of management and financial management. He is experienced in managing concerns...


PhDr. Robert Terrich

Robert Terrich is engaged as an marketing expert. He specializes in subsidy consultancy, mainly in the area of ...


Ing. Michal Vodrážka

Michal Vodrážka is specializing in the TOP management of corporations and holding structures with high turnovers. He drew his experience in managing financial...


Implementing team

Peter Koždoň, MSc., MBA

Peter Koždoň focuses on controlling, taxation and planning, drew his experience in a multinational corporation. He is modeling business plans...


JUDr. Hana Šmidrkalová

She is working as attorney-at-law, having 10-year experience in the area of commercial law, she specializes particularly in the of area M&A, corporate law and project financing.

Jana Karglová

Jana is supporting the promotional and organizational activities in the endowment fund. She is responsible for the start up events coordination.

Advisory board

prof. Ing. Rudolf Haňka, MA, Ph.D., FEng.

He graduated from ČVUT. Since 1968, he is working abroad, since 1972, at the University of Cambridge.


Ing. Jan Mühlfeit

He graduated in the information technology at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech University of Technology in Prague.


RNDr. Petr Nečas

He graduated in physics at Masaryk University in Brno and worked as a researcher in the field of semiconductor technology.


Ing. Dana Bérová

She graduated in Automated Management Systems at the Prague School of Economics.


Dr. Alex von Frankenberg

He is the CEO of High-Tech Gruenderfonds.


Radim Pařík, MSc, MBA, Ph.D.

Radim worked as Vice President of Board of Directors at Kaufland Polska Markety.

GENLABS s.r.o.
Implementation of start-up

GENLABS is one of the start-ups successfully introduced to the market by the team of START IT UP!. The company managed to gain all the necessary accreditations to be put into operation and is currently applying for several European grants.

SPM - Security Paper Mill, a.s.
Innovation needs solution

In cooperation with the Academy of Sciences, for SPM we have developed innovative process. The project was supported by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic. Today the project is at the stage of the implemented research.

Akademie věd České republiky
Finding an investor

For the scientific community, the team of START IT UP! developed a concept for introducing a new product to the market. The trial operations were successfully launched at a multinational corporation, a thereafter we successfully introduced the project to a strategic investor.

101 touch
Finding an investor

The team of START IT UP! prepared a joint-venture, and within its network it is searching for a strategic investor for the project of a revolutionary 101touch keyboard.

Scientists, inventors, innovators

Do you have an original and perspective idea or a scientific result to be commercialized? We provide you with our experience, legal and corporate services and contacts for implementation. Of course there is a commitment to confidentiality and legal protection of ideas.


Are you looking for an investment into start-up companies that are prepared for the entry of an investor? START IT UP! Endowment Fund gives you access to promising ideas, projects and start-up companies.

Large companies

Dou you wish to increase your competitiveness in the international market through smart innovations and the latest scientific knowledge? START IT UP! Endowment Fund will find individual solutions for your needs.


START IT UP! Endowment Fund

Americká 340/31, Vinohrady
120 00 Prague 2

ID: 034 31 801
Registered at the Prague Municipal Court, File no. N 1171

+420 222 524 310
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