This is a pre-acceleration program based on a proven methodology of startup acceleration.
The team of Protechting will deep dive into the founders’ solution and technology, helping them define their roadmap for product market fit.
After the Pre-Acceleration Program, the participating startups will be able to present a validated Minimum Viable Product.
26 June – 20 September
20 September – 21 October
18 Nov – 23 Mar 2020
23 Mar 2020
Perks of the program
PEOPLE CENTRIC APPROACH
Having a startup is probably the toughest business there is. You’ll be constantly challenging your own assumptions, facing inconvenient truths and constant “no’s”. Our methodology is focused not only on growing your business but also in preparing you to transform difficulties into learnings and to see problems as opportunities.
Get feedback and inspiration from the people that already did it. Learn with their successes, avoid their mistakes and take advantage of their established network.
MOST DEVELOPED INNOVATION METHODOLOGIES
A better understanding of the problem you’re solving and the solution you’re building will bring you closer to product market fit.
Proteching is focusing on developing a strong ecosystem where entrepreneurs, startups, corporations, investors, institutions, and governments are working hand-in-hand. Our alumni are an important part of our family and constantly encouraged to be part of it.
Imagine that you can role out a pilot in one of the biggest international financial group. Networking makes it happen!
MENTORING & COACHING
Protecting promotes a collaborative culture of innovation, providing all of the participants with a unique knowledge exchange experience. Access to the best network of top mentors. A full team of expertise people will be focused on giving you the right tools, ideas and motivation to rock in the market!
What is Protechting - Acceleration track elevator Pitch?
We will deep dive into the founders’ solution and technology, helping them define their roadmap for product market fit. After program, the startups will be able to present a validated Minimum Viable Product.
In which stage should startups be in order to apply?
Protechting is taking applications from startups with a product with no customers, prototype or MVP.
Who needs to be present? And when?
Mandatory presence is needed from 18 to 22 November, 2019.
Are there any expenses covered by the program?
An allowance will be provided to help with the expenses.
Do you take equity of the participating companies?
Protechting does not take equity.
Will you be investing in startups?
This is not a program focused on investment. If investments occur, they will be made by the partners and after the program.
Where will the program take place?
Protechting will take place in Lisbon, Portugal.
If my startup is selected, what are the next steps?
After the applications are closed, the selected startups will join the 4 months of pre-acceleration program.
What are the selection criteria?
The selection will be made by the Beta-i team and experts of all Partners of Protechting. The team of evaluators will be focusing on your product, your team, market, business model, fit with each Partner and focus on sustainability. They will even be counting on their gut feeling and experience from previous programs.
What does my company have to gain specifically from this program?
By joining with the pre-acceleration track of the program startups will have the opportunity to challenge their assumptions, grow as individuals, build their vision and the team behind it, get feedback and inspiration from the people that already did it. Learn with their successes, avoid their mistakes and take advantage of their established network.
Can I apply with more than one project/companies?
Yes, definitely. You can apply with as many projects you believe would fit and benefit with the program.