We just finished the first cohort with 11 teams from 9 countries. 8 teams will pitch online in front of 6 investors. The selection of the teams at the start was taking SDGs as a lead, and giving the first choice to female founders and refugee finders. We focus on making the teams better in order to increase their success rate.
WHY CHOOSE OUR PROGRAM?
VALIDATE – BUILD – GO AND CONQUER
No equity asked
Do not waste equity on programs unless you have traction and a serious investment on the table. Do not give up ownership at the start. An investor should invest in your next round based on value for value and what you need is money and/or a sales network.
We are NOT a vertical nor stage startup accelerator
At whatever stage you are, or whatever tech or market, we can support you detecting the missing elements and work on them with our instructors and mentors.
Company Startup Program
For companies, we evaluate whether you can join a regular program or we create a bespoke program matching the company needs.
We have investor partners on board but as we know the Angel and VC ecosystem very good we can bring you in contact with the best match.
Global Accelerator Programs
Once you go through our Pre-Accelerator program we will select the startups with great progress and connect them to Global Accelerator Programs in Europe or the US. No promises of course as the international level is very high, so you really need to excel.
JUST LIKE A STARTUP, WE NEED TO BE AGILE AND RESPONSIVE!
Now Sprint! Accelerator Program:
We plan to give 2 workshops per week after business hours. Each workshop will take a maximum of 3 hours in the most interactive way possible. All workshops will be given in English and you can expect homework.
Program dates: Start September 8th, 2020
Where? Online through Google Meet
Program Manager: Startup Akademi Stage-Co Masters: Patrick Bosteels
Week 1 A Design Thinking. Define your researched problem.
Week 1 B Pitch Problem and Market. Discuss
Week 2 A Define your Value Proposition
Week 2 B Finalise Business Model Canvas. Share and Discuss
Week 3 A Customer Development by Guest lecturer Eren Kocyigit – NBT (Next Big Thing)
Week 3 B MVP. Share and Discuss
Week 4 A Financial Plan
Week 4 B Create your Pitch Deck
Demoday: 2nd following Saturday
PARTNERS AND INVESTORS
The investors are part of the Demo Day and the partners help us in reaching out to potential teams and are involved in the program. We focus on Eastern Europe, Balkan Countries, Central Asia and East Africa.
Domain Specialists and Startups that went through at least one round will be connected to the teams based on their specific needs.