The Nature-Accelerator, developed by ECOSTAR and powered by Fledge, selects and invests in early-stage impactful startups that are creating sustainable solutions to innovate the agriculture, forestry and natural resource sectors. Startups that focus on business models/solutions that integrate social innovation and new technologies, while improving, marketing, and financing ecosystem services and biodiversity are particularly welcome!
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KEY CONCEPTS OF BUSINESS MODELS
The challenge of The Nature-Accelerator is to improve the provision, access and market of the services provided by nature. Therefore, we would like to receive applicants that incorporate one or more of the following aspects:
Startups that focus on business models/solutions that are impact-driven, they can integrate social innovation and new technology within the context of the circular and bio economies, while startups that are improving, marketing and financing ecosystem services and biodiversity are particularly welcome!
The Nature-Accelerator will provide 8 selected startups with an “All-Inclusive” Investment Package made up of € 15.000 seed funding and € 25.000 service value (working facilities and acceleration services). For a total of € 40.000 investment.
The package includes:
> Entrepreneurial online training provided by Fledge, based on The Next Step series of books, this is an MBA level curriculum in entrepreneurship covering all the key topics needed to build a viable business plan and operate a successful business.
> 8 weeks acceleration services. 1-to-1 mentorship sessions, workshops & seminars, perks from technical partners, meetings and other activities with Industry & investor Partners. Find more about the location!
> Access to impact investors and scientists and business mentors’ networks provided by ECOSTAR and Fledge (+550 mentors worldwide).
> A series of social events: investors Cocktails, field trips and team building activities.
> A demo day where the teams are on-stage telling stories of their impact.
> Follow-on investments: startups will also have the chance receive follow on investments with a range of 50-200k
Funds8 startupsper year
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