We embrace all good ideas
We’re lookg for startups with a great idea, skilled team and determination in effort. Your idea doesn’t have to cover field of telecommunications. There are lots of possible synergies we can discover together and if we do, we can help you like no one else.
We’re no ordinary startup incubator
BOLT is no ordinary startup incubator. BOLT is a business initiative directly connected to O2 Czech Republic, which provides not only the necessary funding to startups, but also an access to unique competences of telecommunication operator.
Investments and coinvestments are evaluated on an individual basis without any predefined limits.
More than 150 different shops, 800 call center operators and 400 sales representatives are prepared to present and offer your product.
7 mil. customers
We’re able to reach not only 7 milion resident customers, but also companies in our network.
O2 experts have broad knowledge, experiences and skills, therefore we’re able to give you good feedback on your product or service.
We‘ll enable you to test new technologies, services and hardware. We will help you gain a technological competitive advantage.
We can make more than 50 API and number of O2 backend systems accessible to you.
We can provide you with suitable working place if neccessary, with fast internet included.
We are able to connect you with major companies in the Czech Republic.
Tapito - mobile app for comfortable newspapers reading
Tapito allows you to read the latest news, interesting magazines or blogs from all over the Czech Internet in one place, in one application. The more you use Tapito, the better it understands your interests and adjust the content accordingly to what you really want to read. You'll get tailored content just for you. News, rags, sport news, news about cars, lifestyle, or even biathlon. In Tapito, you will find all Czech content categorized into 80 categories by more than 800 publishers. www.tapito.cz ›
Taxify - Your Click-n-Ride app
Mobile app Taxify connects taxi drivers with customers who can choose their drivers based on driving time, costs, and standard of service. The selected vehicle can be tracked on the map in real time and you can pay for the ride both in cash or by card in the application. Taxify is the fastest growing passenger transport company in the Baltics and Eastern Europe. Established in 2013 in Estonia, Taxify currently operates in 20 countries. www.taxify.eu ›
Dateio - linking payment cards with commercial offers
Dateio enables customers to reach clients with targeted marketing offers. Retailers will achieve higher sales, accurate targeting of their offers, and better measurement of the marketing campaigns results. For banks, the Dateio solution is a unique loyalty program connecting credit cards and merchant offerings. www.dateio.cz ›
Mluvii - online communication
Mluvii is a tool for effective online communication between a company and its customers. Website of a company gets a human face thanks to the unique combination of features such as video chat, video meetings, document and screen sharing. This way it is possible to transfer the elements of interpersonal interaction common in a store or a branch office to the online environment. Mluvii improves customer care, creates long-term relationships with clients and brings new acquisition channels. Site visitors are converted to loyal customers. www.mluvii.com ›
IP Fabric - Platform for comprehensive global IP network management
Software products by IP Fabric cover the needs of nation-wide management of large IP networks of large enterprises, multinational corporations and telecom providers. IP Fabric enables network infrastructure managers and engineers to gain a unique insight into the network's operating parameters in the context of events, detect hidden risks, identify sources of performance gaps, and create the necessary documentation for change processes. Unique algorithms and advanced product architecture allow for easy control, unparalleled speed, and scalable solutions into hundreds of thousands of active network infrastructure features. www.ipfabric.io ›
Pygmalios - Detailed analysis of the movement and consumer behavior of retail customers
Pygmalios brings the digital revolution to the stores. The platform, which includes sensors, intelligent algorithms, and analytical applications, enables owners and store managers to better recognize trends in customer behavior. The application provides information on trends in traffic, workload and traffic potential, as well as detailed information on customers movement in the shopping area. www.pygmalios.com ›
CROSS - a modern solution for documenting and managing telecommunication and utility networks.
CROSS is a modern solution for documentation and management of telecommunication and engineering networks. It focuses on support for the operation of multi-technology networks, IT, ICT, Cloud and IoT technologies. It changes the understanding of network documentation and management from a static approach into an online, on-site system that helps reduce operating costs and improve service quality. The company immediately receives information about what network costs are spent inefficiently, where there is free or unused network capacity and which customers are affected by the planned downtime or network failure. www.cross-ni.com ›
Misterine - virtual and augmented reality not only for industry 4.0
Misterine is dedicated to a virtual and augmented reality that it can adjust to any client order. It creates training and security programs, "smart factories" systems within Industry 4.0. Misterine applies virtual and augmented reality to the development of new products, marketing activities, or entertainment for the broad masses. Misterine works with a variety of technologies and debugged imaging devices to create any virtual environment for you. The client has a choice of several types of smart goggles. Augmented and virtual reality can be run on your mobile phone, tablet or computer. www.misterine.cz ›
What kind of startup are you looking for?
We welcome anyone with a good idea. We prefer startups to which we can provide more than just a funding. We are part of the unique O2 ecosystem and we believe that those ideas, that this ecosystem can utilize and that can also benefit from possible synergies, should primarly get our help.
Do you accept startups in their early stage?
Yes. While we're trying to focus on startups that are already finalizing their product and are in the go-to-market stage, we are also open to discussion with startups that have a great idea and are starting to work on the product. Individual projects and possible cooperation are always evaluated individually.
How to apply?
How does the selection process look like?
After you send us the initial information, we will organize a small workshop with you to discuss your idea, expectations and possibilities for mutual cooperation. We will present a summary of this workshop to our startup committee, which meets approximately once a month. After that, we'll get back to you, and if we want to continue in the discussion with you, we'll tell you what the next steps are.