Imaguru is a Pan-European Startup HUB
Imaguru is tailored to drive corporate innovation, accelerate and invest in startups, and support tech talent. Imaguru has become one of a few partners of Google for startups in Europe, intending to develop a European startup community. Imaguru has HUBs in Vilnius, Warsaw, and Madrid.
Our mission is to empower entrepreneurs to change the world. We believe when people have access to right tools and resources, they'll be able to generate extraordinary things. For this reason, we work tirelessly to support our international community of entrepreneurs, developers, and tech leaders. Our mission compels us to provide an exceptional platform of knowledge sharing. A place where innovation, self-determination, and commitment to exchange global ideas are valued and encouraged.
Imaguru was launched in November 2013 in Minsk. Imaguru has become one of the most powerful startup hub in Eastern Europe, where business professionals, startups and investors meet together to share knowledge, ideas, and ambitions. For more than 7.5 years, Imaguru in Minsk has helped create startup ecosystem in Belarus, developed a community of business angels and taught a huge number of companies, leaders and entrepreneurs in innovation. In 2021 during the political crisis, Imaguru in Minsk was shut down by the regime in Belarus. After that, Imaguru continued to develop a Belarusian community online, as well as open new hubs in European capitals. Such hubs are already operating in Madrid, Vilnius, and Warsaw; in the future, Imaguru will start operations in other European cities. Imaguru has become a partner of Google for Startups.
Imaguru Pipeline is consisted of mostly tech founders. Imaguru Hackathons have proven to be a successful platform for creating new tech ventures by giving birth to a series of global products, such as MSQRD acquired by Facebook in 2015, and many other talented startup companies from Belarus. Imaguru startups raised $ 160M + investment. Our community has grown a lot, we currently have more than 5,000+ top-level developers, designers and founders. Imaguru Hackathon is the ideal place to meet the best talents and highly motivated technology professionals.
Imaguru is the first ever relocated startup HUB. We had to relocate long before the war started in Ukraine. We have a solid experience on how to help relocated startups from Belarus, Ukraine, and other countries founders adopt to new circumstances. Imaguru provides relocated startups dedicated acceleration and education programs, bootcamps, investment and growth opportunities.
How Imaguru Helps Relocated Startups
Imaguru and our residents are growing rapidly. This is an important quality of a startup companies to grow rapidly and show progress. The Imaguru atmosphere is created for efficient fast work, Imaguru trainings are intensive, and Imaguru investments provide with opportunities for company growth. In order to bring even more value to startup companies, Imaguru offers a residence program where you can get mentoring, tools, coworking and networking in one place.
Giving Back Culture is the specific culture of the startup community all over the world. For us Belarusians, it means even more. Situation after August 2020 unites us around the idea of building a new Belarus wherever we are located today. That is why today Imaguru is implementing a Solidarity Hub program.
The word "guru" is a term for "teacher" or "master". A guru is a respected individual who possess a vast wealth of knowledge. Gurus inspire others, acquire followers, and often wear several hats. Master. Mentor. Advisor. Rest assured, our mentors are trained gurus who will master your coding and entrepreneurship skills. They will inspire you to believe that nothing is impossible.
Giving Back Culture
Join us if you share our values.
Follow Your Dream
Imaguru like many companies, residents and startups came from a dream. The dream guides us and drives our progress. Entrepreneurs dream all over the world drives a scientific and technological progress, industries development, the comfort of living and a healthy lifestyle. The era of companies or businesses with a positive impact on human life is developing more rapidly. Imaguru is pursuing a dream of creating a community of free-minded and talented entrepreneurs around the world.
MSQRD was founded at a hackaton at IMAGURU
The success story of MSQRD brought glory to Imaguru from the world start-up community, attracted the attention of key experts and leaders of the world startup movement.
MSQRD was acquired by Meta (Facebook) in 6 month after the team won a hackathon at Imaguru.
PandaDoc Team among best Imaguru Accelerator Alumni
PandaDoc is a legendary startup, founded by Belarusians Mikita Mikado and Sergei Borisyuk.
PandaDoc, which offers a comprehensive document management solution, announced the closing of round B with an investment of $100+ million and becoming a unicorn. It was one of the unicorns accelerated by Imaguru.
IMAGURU is an epic start point for TrackDuck
TrackDuck is a tool that allows web designers and developers to receive feedback from clients on a mockup or live website. Imaguru's hackathon was a great start for the startup, so that the major prototyping and testing service InVision acquired it in 2017. Ex-President of Lithuania Ms. Dalia Grybauskaite has mentioned TruckDuck among the best startups in Europe at the opening of the International Conference Login.
Infogr.am among Belbiz Battle winners
International startup competition Belbiz Battle is organized every year during Global Entrepreneurship Week. Startups from over 15 countries have ever participated in it, and there were such leaders of the global startup movement as Marvin Liao (500 Startups), Hrish Lotlikar (Superworld), Tak Lo (TechStars), Rick Rasmussen (Concordia Ventures), Burton Lee (Stanford University) among the jury members. Legendary startup from Latvia Infogr.am was among Belbiz Battle runner-ups in 2013. Infogr.am was acquired by Prezi.
SplitMetrics launched from a hackthon organized by Imaguru & Garage48
SplitMetrics, a global software company offering an ecosystem of products and services that enable mobile-first businesses and brands worldwide to simplify their way to business success, started at Imaguru hackathon.
Y Combinator Alumni, GiveAway, is one of the startup competitions at Imaguru
GiveAway, community driven marketplace for used things and hot deals, won a startup competition at Imaguru. GiveAway is among alumni of Y Combinator.
FriendlyData was among Imaguru residents and met one of their investors at Imaguru. Latter on the company was acquired by ServiceNow.
DEIP.world was created at a hackathon in Imaguru Madrid
DEIP.world, a web 3.0 protocol for intangible assets helping creators to achieve greater recognition and reward, was created at a blockchain hackathon in Imaguru Madrid
Belarusian regime's thugs shut down Imaguru, the country's key startup hub