Business Hive Vilnius
Founded in 2010, Business Hive Vilnius (BHV) is one of the oldest startup incubator and technology hub in Baltics. Primarily focused on hardware, security, blockchain and enterprise software startups, BHV offers its residents mentorship and support from industry experts, investments and investors network, facilities for prototyping hardware devices, conferences, seminars, and networking. BHV partners with the most significant local market players, including Invest Lithuania, Ministry of Economy, MITA, Startup Lithuania, Lithuanian Innovation Center, etc.
CEO and founder
Marius Pareščius is a well-known IT and security expert, a Lithuanian serial entrepreneur and an IT-counselor to the Lithuanian Parliament. In 1999 he founded and launched draugas.lt – one of the first online social networks in the world. Being one of the Lithuanian IT-pioneers and the managing director of Lithuanian Cluster Association, Marius shares his expertise by mentoring startups in Lithuania, EU, MENA and speaking at various industry conferences worldwide, such as Cebit, Login, Casual Connect, GDC, iDate, Sociality Rocks, World Game Expo Dubai, Future Leaders Summit, etc.
Projects and events
In 2017 BHV hosted and organized more than 30 events, including hackathons, cluster events, seminars, master-classes, conferences, etc. In 2018 BHV launches the series of entrepreneurial and IT programs for students in Lithuania and hackathons for hardware/blockchain/security startups from Baltics and CIS.