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Learn more about EDI & EDN’s newest initiative ‘Now Sprint! Accelerator Program’

FOR STARTUPS

What ever stage you are or vertical, we will accelerate you!

ABOUT MENTORS

We only have domain specialists or startup founders who went through a first successful round!

FOR INVESTORS

We have already a great team of investors but you can still join!

We just finished the first cohort with 11 teams from 9 countries. 8 teams will pitch online in front of 6 investors. The selection of the teams at the start was taking SDGs as a lead, and giving the first choice to female founders and refugee finders. We focus on making the teams better in order to increase their success rate.

WHY CHOOSE OUR PROGRAM?

VALIDATE – BUILD – GO AND CONQUER

 

Now Sprint! Accelerator Program Online takes 1-month with intensive training trough workshops, guidance by the excellent Now Sprint! mentors ending in an online Demo Day reaching over 100 investors. Now Sprint! Accelerator prepared 8 workshops, 2 per week at the end of the day online. We will go from an idea to a product ready to pitch to an investor. using a hands-on program that includes Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Business Model Canvas and Customer Development. You have already an MVP or even a fresh startup? We will get you to the next level. We have the same program for Corporates who believe in Innovation and intrapreneurship! Get in contact with us for a bespoke program, on-premise or online. What makes Now Sprint! Accelerator a top Pre-Accelerator in the region? And unique at the same time:


No equity asked

Do not waste equity on programs unless you have traction and a serious investment on the table. Do not give up ownership at the start. An investor should invest in your next round based on value for value and what you need is money and/or a sales network.

We are NOT a vertical nor stage startup accelerator

At whatever stage you are, or whatever tech or market, we can support you detecting the missing elements and work on them with our instructors and mentors.

Company Startup Program

For companies, we evaluate whether you can join a regular program or we create a bespoke program matching the company needs.

Investors in-house

We have investor partners on board but as we know the Angel and VC ecosystem very good we can bring you in contact with the best match.

Global Accelerator Programs

Once you go through our Pre-Accelerator program we will select the startups with great progress and connect them to Global Accelerator Programs in Europe or the US. No promises of course as the international level is very high, so you really need to excel.

PROGRAM DETAILS

JUST LIKE A STARTUP, WE NEED TO BE AGILE AND RESPONSIVE!

 

Now Sprint! Accelerator Program:

We plan to give 2 workshops per week after business hours. Each workshop will take a maximum of 3 hours in the most interactive way possible. All workshops will be given in English and you can expect homework.

Program dates: Start September 8th, 2020

Where? Online through Google Meet

Program Manager: Startup Akademi Stage-Co Masters: Patrick Bosteels

Program:

Week 1 A        Design Thinking. Define your researched problem.

Week 1 B        Pitch Problem and Market. Discuss

Week 2 A        Define your Value Proposition

Week 2 B        Finalise Business Model Canvas. Share and Discuss

Week 3 A        Customer Development by Guest lecturer Eren Kocyigit – NBT (Next Big Thing) 

Week 3 B        MVP. Share and Discuss

Week 4 A        Financial Plan

Week 4 B        Create your Pitch Deck

Demoday: 2nd following Saturday

PARTNERS AND INVESTORS

The investors are part of the Demo Day and the partners help us in reaching out to potential teams and are involved in the program. We focus on Eastern Europe, Balkan Countries, Central Asia and East Africa.

OUR MENTORS

Domain Specialists and Startups that went through at least one round will be connected to the teams based on their specific needs.

Adil Zehir Founder BlindID

Ahmet Polat Founder & CEO – LOKI

Bilgehan Yılmaz Co-founder, CEO DüğünBuketi.com

Branka van der Linden Compliance Specialist and Administrator

Çağrı Selçuklu CEO & Co-founder – DUCKT

Didem Altop Co Founder 2C Project House

Mustafa Özer Director at imece

Neşen Yücel Cofounder Stage-Co

Ozan Sönmez Founding Partner YellowX Innovators

Özlem Yalım Head of Brand Strategy TEPTA Lighting

Patrick Boostels Cofounder Stage-Co

Selinay Filiz Parlak Bluedot Technologies/Co-Founder&COO

Yasemin Gürsel Founder / HR Consultant, Employee Experience Designer @Taleant.tech

Abdurrahman Kocak Co-Founder, Tarboosh Games & Rotatelab

Ebru Elmas Gürses Tonguç Akademi

Eren Koçyiğit Founder, NBT (Next Big Thing)

Valentina Primo Founder & CEO at Startups Without Borders

Ahmad Sufian Bayram Techstars EMEA Regional Manager

Prof. Dr. Murat Özgören Near East Research Innovation Technology Area, Director, Lefkosa, Cyprus

Umut İlhan CEO of WUFWUF and HAVHAV

Felix Lee Founder Catalyst Consultants

Shannon Eastman Creative Director Teach a Brand to Fish

Ayşe Topçu Co-founder Telos Angels

Maria Calafatis Co-founder The Cube Athens

Sertaç Yakın Investor and Connector Connected2.me

Ali Rıza Ersoy Co-Founder ION Academy

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