Founded in 2010, Business Hive Vilnius (BHV) is one of the oldest startup incubator and technology hubs in the Baltics. Primarily focused on hardware, security, blockchain, AI, fintech and enterprise software startups. BHV offers its residents: introductions to investors and financial networks, mentorship, events, and support from leading industry experts.
CEO and founder
BHV was founded by Marius Pareščius - a well-known Lithuanian IT and security expert, serial entrepreneur, and IT-counselor to the Lithuanian Parliament. Being one Lithuania's IT pioneers and the managing director of the Lithuanian Cluster Association, Marius shares his expertise by mentoring startups from Lithuania, the CIS and European Union states, along with participating in industry workgroups within the EU Institutions, and speaking at various industry conferences worldwide. See Marius' profile for more details.
BHV office building
The modern central headquarters where we have established a welcoming and highly effective startup ecosystem is the BHV home building - opened in 2015. The headquarters are comprised of over 2,000 sq.m. specifically designed for office space, conferences and seminars, networking, plus facilities for prototyping hardware devices and product design.
BHV manages continuous cluster activities of UCC and Lithuanian ICT Cluster.
UCC - "Užupis Creative Cluster" is a non-profit limited liability public entity established in 2010. Cluster operates in Information and communication technologies (ICT), creative industries, cyber security, research, and other fields. On 2018 06 08 UCC changed its name to Lithuanian ICT Cluster.
Our Cluster's Mission is to create and implement value-added national and international projects, technologies, and solutions in ICT, creative industries, cyber security and startups. Furthermore, we grow cluster activities to compete in global markets, combining and developing the potential of Lithuania.
The Cluster's Vision - to become the most successful cluster in Lithuania, the leader in ICT, creative industries, and cyber security projects management in Europe.