For Business and Investors, Kaunas city offers friendly, open and creative space for partnerships and cooperation. We can provide you with clear, practical advice and guidance for doing business here, as well as access to a highly educated and skilled labour force and a large selection of premises and buildings or development parks for you to start or grow your business. Kaunas – why wait?
Kaunas, located at the confluence of Nemunas and Neris rivers, with thousands inhabitants is one of the most significant cities of Lithuania. It could be described as a city that never accepted its role as the second city in the country. The number of citizens have reached 292 691 at the beginning of 2017 and Kaunas is the largest city in all Kaunas region.
Kaunas is not only a city of old traditions, but also a large centre of business and industry. It can also lay claim to be a city of young people with over 35,000 students (the largest number in Lithuania) studying at one of the seven universities here. For business and investors, our city offers friendly, open, and creative space for partnerships and cooperation.
We can provide you with clear, practical advice and guidance to doing business here, as well as access to a highly educated and skilled labor force and a large selection of buildings and development parks for you to start and grow your business.
We will help you to register your company, find office space, and introduce you to the local startup ecosystem.
We provide assistance in incorporating legal persons and starting business in Lithuania.
Entry process to the Lithuanian startup ecosystem for innovative non-EU entrepreneurs to build, grow and compete in our booming international community:
Submit your application via Startup Visa website. The online application will require you to fill out a form consisting of three basic parts describing you, your team, and your business idea. You will need to provide basic personal information of each team member, a general review of your team, and an overview of your startup idea and development strategy. Plus, upload any additional information (such as CV, business pitch deck and other related information) would be a plus!
Have an online video interview. If your application meets at the basic requirements, an interview time will be arranged and should take between 30 and 60 minutes. You are expected to pitch your idea, like you would to potential investors for 2-5 minutes, afterwhich we will further ask you to tell us about yourself, your team, and how you plan to develop your idea.
Evaluation Committee. Your application along with your recorded video interview will be sent to the independent evaluation committee formed out of public and private sector members, all of whom have relevant background about startups.
Migration Department. Once approved by the committee, you will receive an official confirmation letter from Enterprise Lithuania, stating that your business idea is suitable. This letter will be required by the Migration department when you apply for a temporary residence permit. You can apply for a residence permit either at the Lithuanian embassy in your home country or submit the documents directly at the Migration department if you are already in Lithuania.
Start a business. Don’t worry! It’s easier than you think and the “Startup Lithuania” team will help you along the way. However you must officially establish the business in 30 days upon arrival.
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Kaunas STP team is ready to help you to grow your business. We will support you and your team with local business advisory, trainings and thematic workshops, and community events. Find out more.
We provide office premises to newly-established and already operating technology companies. Companies with promising ideas are also offered big discounts for the rental price. We have even 4 different locations where you can find your perfect place for work. Find out more.
There is a possibility to rent workplaces in the coworking spaces (two locations). Rental procedures are very simple, the physical bodies are able to rent the workplace. Find out more.
We provide all necessary information and advice to corporations or investors that seek to accelerate, invest or jointly create new startups , innovative enterprises and technologies. Find out more.