Private accelerator StartYard accelerated totally 44 companies since its establishment in 2011. Totally 66% of them remain in business. StartYard’s director Cedrix Maloux has told ČIANEWS that 95% of start-ups generally fail in the first 15-18 months. StartYard acquired in 2016 15 new mentors from the top managements of various corporations, incl. Citibank, E-ON, EY, Pražská energetika and AVG Technologies CZ.