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Programmes for startups with business schools

Time for your startup to mature!

Do you have a technology startup? Make it more competitive with the business schools acceleration programmes promoted by ACCIÓ.

Consolidate your technology project so it stands out from your competitors and meanwhile verify your business model to help your company to mature. If your project is less than three years old, choose the programme that best suits your needs: validate the business idea, accelerate growth or take your prototype to manufacture!  

Merge technology with the knowledge of business schools and let your startup reach maturity!

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MAP programme (EADA): validate your business idea

Do you have a technology- or science-based project? The MAP programme (Market Assessment Program) will help you to put your business idea to the test! For six months you will work side by side with the participants of various international EADA master’s programmes, led by an expert teacher, with the goal of making a business plan that will allow you to approach the market and funding.

You will enjoy 1,500 hours of working together with a committed multicultural team and more than 20 hours of practical and specific training for entrepreneurs. At the end of the programme, all participating projects will present their proposals at a Demo Day to potentially interested investors and companies. In addition, prizes of 3,000 euros for the winner and 2,000 euros for second place will be awarded for the “Best Project”.

The MAP Programme specifically targets professionals from public and private research centres, as well as entrepreneurs in the field of science and technology who intend to create a technology-based company. Already-established companies in their early stages of development whose business models are yet to be validated or that need to define a market and evolve with the market test may also take part.

Click here to talk to ACCIÓ and request our advice (in catalan) or enter the business school website to find out further details.



Next Tech programme (IQS): take your prototype to manufacture

The IQS Next Tech is the first startup acceleration programme with an industrial focus and with the premise of taking prototypes to manufacture. The 10 selected industrial startups must have developed a physical product and will receive assistance for six months throughout the industrialization process. The goal is to create a first production series.

To achieve this, they will receive individual sessions with experts from industrial companies who will guide them to define the best way towards industrializing their product. They will also work on the conceptualization and the development of the prototype with professionals from the production departments of industrial companies and together will define the essential requirements to take the prototype to manufacture. All this features the support of 15 specialist mentors in different areas of industry.

The startups will meanwhile receive training sessions on business development, legal matters, marketing and other subjects related to business management.

At the end of the programme, they will be able to present their results to potential investors and partners. In addition, a panel of prominent figures from the field of industry will choose the most promising IQS Next Tech startup.


Click here to talk to ACCIÓ and request our advice (in catalan) or enter the business school website to find out further details.



Empenta programme (ESADECREAPOLIS): speed up the growth of your startup

EMPENTA is an acceleration and incubation programme that will allow you to enhance your startup’s growth speed. Over six months you will work on three basic aspects in three modules: team, business model and funding. This will all involve 18 hours of individual mentoring with specialist tutors.

In each module, you will have a mentor to hold individual follow-up meetings that you will complement with group sessions and case studies on the cross-cutting issues that affect every startup: team, partnership agreement, marketing and sales or elevator pitch.

The EMPENTA programme utilizes the streamlined methodology designed by the ESADE Entrepreneurship Institute that enables adapting the programme to the needs of each startup. In addition, during the course of the programme, you will have the chance to stay for free at the coworking facility for entrepreneurs of the Rambla de la Innovació in Sant Cugat del Vallès.

Click here to talk to ACCIÓ and request our advice (in catalan) or enter the business school website to find out further details.



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