Startup Porto Accelerator boosts startups with disruptive and technological profile. It is a hands-on programme, focused on empowering entrepreneurs for a quick process of growth hacking and for an efStartup Porto Accelerator boosts startups with disruptive and technological profile. It is a hands-on programme, focused on empowering entrepreneurs for a quick process of growth hacking and for an effective communication and promotional strategy, aiming at a double accomplishment: sales and fundraising. For that reason, the pitch is one of the key-instruments of this innovative programme, whose final prize is assessed to sum up 17.000 EUR.
Organised by the consortium formed by ANJE - National Association of Young Entrepreneurs and INESC TEC - Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas de Computadores, Tecnologia e Ci?ncia, the Startup Porto Accelerator benefits from the experience of two renown entities of Portuguese entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The 252-hours (7 weeks) of acceleration of Startup Porto Accelerator programme will take place at one of the most privileged sightseeings spots in Porto. We are referring ANJE - National Association of Young Entrepreneurs headquarters, a multidisciplinar bulding where all the windows, balconies and gardens benefit from an unique and genuine scenario: the convergence of the Douro river with the Atlantic ocean.
Porto is the ecosystem homeland of this new startup programme, but the acceleration will also take place in Silicon Valley, besides the contribution of worldwide mentors, investors and partners.
1 | Call For Entrepreneurs
Call open period: 23/05/2017 to 7/07/2017
Announcing the results (25 applicants): 20/07/2017
Workshop (16 hours) introducing the Lean Startup methodology to the 25 selected applicants: 11 and 12 September 2017
Selection and announcement of the 15 teams/projects moving on to phase 2: 12/09/2017
2 | Acceleration in 3 steps
13th September - 23rd November
Tune //Build// On stage
Demo Day at 23/11/2017.
3 | Scale Up
23rd November - 30 November
After the incubation period, the entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to join an immersive experience (during a week) in Silicon Valley ecosystem.
1. Final prize is assessed to sum up 17.000?;
2. Creation of company and 6 months of free incubation;
3. 252 of acceleration hours at ANJE (Porto), but also in Silicon Valley with the contribution of worldwide mentors, investors and partners;
4. Access to free services from partners like Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Biz Spark