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Road to Success

Premium support to take your startup to the Champions League

Any company can go anywhere. The most ambitious and most special startups know, however, that there is a specific place where only the best can play: the Champions League. If you dream of crowning the Alpe d’Huez, succeeding at Maracaná or winning the New York Marathon, this service is a must for you.

Check whether your startup’s business model really is the right one to compete in the Champions League. Tell us about your project and find out how the Road to Success service can help you save time and money.

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The call is open until September 15, 2019

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Road to North Europe

What does it offer?

Are you ready to grow? Are you looking for investment to help your startup scale up?  Do you think a large corporation may be interested in your innovative solution? If you already have an MVP or a validated business model, the Road to North Europe offers a roadmap to promote your startup to the continent’s most powerful ecosystems.

If you are one of the 10 startups chosen, you will enjoy three days of bootcamp in Barcelona to work on your value proposition and receive the best training and mentoring by experts in the markets of Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. Everything you need in order to learn about the characteristics, regulations and peculiarities of these ecosystems in depth!

The bootcamp ends with a Pitch Competition to decide which 5 startups will receive a customized roadmap. With this work plan you will be able to succeed in the most appropriate North European market for your solution, which you will be able to visit during the first quarter of 2020. Are you ready to connect with the ecosystem’s most important contacts?

The customized roadmap will define your contacts, investors, open innovation opportunities and other services that you will need to address; it will identify the key actions to climb in the market and will mark out the path to access funding, all with the support and monitoring in the field by ACCIÓ’s foreign offices in Berlin, Stuttgart and Copenhagen.

Also, if you are one of the 5 finalist startups, you will receive a cheque for €1,500 to cover expenses directly related to your roadmap.

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Road to North Europe
Join the Road to North Europe!

The call is open until September 15, 2019

Methodology

The Road to North Europe Service starts with a bootcamp for 10 startups in Barcelona on 2, 3 and 4 October 2019 at which you will work on your value proposition through individual meetings with mentors and investors as well as through workshops to discover the key markets in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.

Johan Danielsson, a mentor-consultant who is well connected to the ecosystems in northern Europe, ACCIÓ consultants who are experts in these markets and those of the Enterprise Europe Network will also help you decipher all of the practical issues necessary for your startup to fly high!

At the end of the bootcamp, a pitch competition will decide the 5 finalist startups that will receive the customized roadmap and travel to the chosen market during the first quarter of 2020.

Partners

The Road to North Europe service is implemented in collaboration with Johan Danielsson, Interim CEO/VD of XBUS-Excellent Business Service; a consultant with extensive experience and knowledge of the main ecosystems of northern Europe. He has amassed a wealth of experience as CEO and board member of several high growth companies in Scandinavia. In the past 15 years he has developed a wide network of contacts and knowledge of the public and private sectors in the Nordic markets.

The Road to North Europe also enjoys the collaboration of ACCIÓ consultants who are experts in these sectors and markets, as well as those of the Enterprise Europe Network.

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Recipients, costs and application

The Road to North Europe service targets startups that have an MVP or validated business model that are ready to grow and have solutions in some of the sectors with the most opportunities in Northern Europe: e-health, mobility, smart cities, industry 4.0, IoT, telecommunications, ICT, e-commerce and fintech.

The Road to North Europe service has a cost of 100 euros to participate at the bootcamp, which has 10 places available for startups. The five startups that pass the pitch competition will receive a cheque for €1,500 to cover expenses directly related to their roadmap that cannot be used to cover flights to travel to the markets nor accommodation.

The call to apply to participate in the Road to North Europe will be open from 5 July to 15 September 2019.


Road to Silicon Valley

What does it offer?

Are you a digital world technology startup? Would you like to soak up the dynamism and competitiveness of the world’s most innovative digital ecosystem? Prepare your startup to fly high with the Road to Silicon Valley!

The Road to Silicon Valley service offers intensive preparation adapted to the Mecca of entrepreneurship. 16 startups will participate in a Boot Camp in Barcelona where the 5 finalists will be selected. They will carry out an intensive exchange with US·MAC, which will consist of 4 weeks of preparation and a 2-week trip to Silicon Valley.

With this service you will enjoy training, mentoring and direct connections with some of the ecosystem’s most prominent players. If you have a startup with a global ambition and mentality, get it on the map with the Road to Silicon Valley!

Road to Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley

How it works?

This edition of the Road to Silicon Valley will run from 11 to 15 February 2019 with a Boot Camp in Barcelona where up to 16 startups can participate. It will consist of a variety of activities to explore the mentality of Silicon Valley and will end with a Pitch Competition. All this led by top-level experts of the Californian ecosystem. The team of US·Mac, ACCIÓ and the ACCIÓ International Office in Silicon Valley will select the 5 finalist startups at this Boot Camp.

If you are one of the 5 selected startups you can enjoy an intensive exchange of four weeks of preparation and a 2-week trip to Silicon Valley. During the first few weeks in Barcelona, you will receive the support of expert mentors from the Californian ecosystem to work on your value proposition, your business model and your pitch. Once in the United States, this experience will mushroom by connecting with the local ecosystem.

Would you like to know all about the Road to Silicon Valley? Download all the information!

Partners

The Road to Silicon Valley enjoys the collaboration of US·MAC, an institution specializing in helping startups to climb in various ecosystems of the United States, including Silicon Valley. Its Think Big, Start Smart, Scale Fast strategy will allow you to prepare your startup to tackle as demanding a market as Silicon Valley.

Recipients, costs and application

The Road to Silicon Valley service targets technological and digital startups with a product on the market, especially companies in the Enterprise, Digital Health, Big Data, Advanced Applied Technology and B2B sectors.

The cost is still not confirmed, but does not include flights or accommodation.

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Road to Boston

What does it offer?

This service is specifically for companies specializing in: eHealth, biotechnology, pharma, bioinformatics, life sciences, medical technology and ICT

The Road to Boston service offers 50 hours of specialized consultancy with mentors of the ecosystem over six months. You can also make two stays in Boston thanks to an advanced support service designed for companies and startups that need to validate their business model at the sector’s world capital of innovation: the state of Massachusetts.

The region around Boston has major universities, the most innovative companies and the world’s largest investors in the health sector. If your company aims to play in the Champions League of biotechnology, pharmacy and health, this is where it should be.

The Boston area is one of the most competitive ecosystems. Under normal conditions, you would to persist for years and a lot of quality contacts, and to make a great many mistakes before achieving tangible results in a place like this. With the Road to Boston service you will save a lot of time, energy and resources by speeding up this process.

Road to Boston

Boston

Methodology

The Road to Boston service is fully tailored to your needs. For six months, mentors with in-depth experience in the Boston ecosystem will accompany you in preparing your market strategy, working to open doors for you and getting all the necessary materials and presentations ready. They will also meanwhile prepare you to be able to communicate and make a pitch in line with the standards of this city. In addition to all this, you will have access to the necessary contacts to receive expert legal advice within the local context.

50 hours of custom consultancy and two stays in Boston to initiate contacts. Validate your business model at the world capital of innovation in just six months!  

Find out about the experience of the company Bicosome in the previous edition of the Road to Boston.

Partners

 

The Road to Boston service offers you training and advice from ecosystem experts. These are some of the consultants and advisors who will help you:

Christa Bleyleben

Christa Bleyleben
Massachusetts Office of International Trade&Investment
Former executive director

Robert Gottlieb

Robert Gottlieb
MIT's Venture Mentoring
Mentor

Nancy J. Levy

Nancy J. Levy
Bostonlanding.us
Managing Partner

Robert Schultz

Robert Schultz
Experiència en digital health i patient advocacy
Executive

Mercè Balcells

Mercè Balcells
MIT - Institute of Medical Engineering&Science
Principal Research Scientist

Abigail Barrow

Abigail Barrow (Advisor)
Office of Technology Commercialization and Ventures
Interim Executive Director

 

En funció de les característiques del teu projecte també podràs comptar amb el consell d'altres experts de l'ecosistema de Boston com Juan Carlos Serna, Don Hawthorne, Nova Diop o Hemmie Chang.

Apunta't al Road to Boston!

 

Recipients, costs and application

The Road to Boston service specifically targets innovative startups of the eHealth, biotech, pharma and bioinformatics sectors.

The service has a cost of 1,000 euros, which does not include flights or accommodation for the two stays in the city.

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