Cleantech ForEst opened applications for its Climate-KIC Accelerator. For the third year in a row we are glad to support innovative businesses that are looking for funding, mentoring, networking and international cooperation.
The Climate-KIC RIS Accelerator programme starts in June 2018 and has been designed for 6 months consisting of grants of up to 50 000 € (depending on startup stage), individual coaching sessions, workshops, national and international bootcamps. The program takes place in Estonia.
Our programme is divided into 3 stages depending on the level of the startup. The accelerator program is designed for pre-seed startups, that are not older than3 years. We are currently taking applications to all 3 stages:
Stage 1 – Business Model Development
The first stage of the Accelerator is intended to help early-stage startups refine and develop their specific unique selling proposition and business model. Here the first prototype can be finalised and assistance is provided to obtain industry feedback. This stage critically provides access to more mature startups in later stages of the Accelerator as well as to expert coaching, 1-2-1 mentoring and workshops, the Climate-KIC European contacts network and events.
Stage 2 – Business Model Validation & First Customers
The second stage of the Accelerator helps move startups with a well-formulated business model to the next phase: validation and customer acquisition. Teams can now focus on acquiring their first customers and an iterative process of business model validation whilst receiving continuing support from expert coaches and mentors and participating in programme activities and workshops. These more mature startups will be able to display their ventures in internal and external showcase events growing their individual network.
Stage 3 – Onwards to Investments and Scaling
The third and final stage of the Accelerator prepares businesses for a future of investment rounds and scaling. Teams get continued access to events, coaching, mentoring and workshops. Startups in this stage of the programme are supported in preparation for negotiations with potential investors and partners and can tap into a network of investor contacts and partners.
Read more about the program and criteria here: http://www.climate-kic.org/ris/accelerator
Application deadline EXTENDED TO APRIL 5th at 12pm CET.
For more information, please contact Climate-KIC Estonian Accelerator Manager Erki Ani: firstname.lastname@example.org