Thank you for your application!
Welcome to the Aceler@Tech in Portugal acceleration program.
Congratulations! You have completed the first step in the program that will accelerate your project.
In Aceler@Tech we really want to help as many entrepreneurs as possible, so all projects are automatically selected to start the acceleration program, regardless their current state or evolution.
In order to do that, the first part of the acceleration program takes place on Dreamshaper, an online platform that will help you review or develop your project, in an accompanied way, through a simple business structuring methodology. On this platform you will have access to documents, videos, online mentoring sessions and other resources that will help you structure the project and grow as an entrepreneur. During this period you will need to think again about all your project components (business idea, market field, the team you have and the team you will need to get, etc) and we will know more about you and what you are doing. It will all start at April 5th and last until April 21th. The amount of time you will need to spend at the program during this period depends a lot on how structured your project already are, but you can safely assume that it will take 1 to 3 days each week.
After that we will select the 20 finalists and announce who they are at April 27th. If your project is select you access the second part of the acceleration program and, between May 3th and May 30th, you will meet a lot of portuguese investors, big companies in the tourism industry that can be interested in making pilots with projects like yours and portuguese startups that are going by the same entrepreneurs journey that you and that you could partner with. You will also get access to more capacitation with some of the best trainers we have in Portugal. It will take you at least 3 days each week, although we recommend you to be full time on this in order to really use all the opportunities the program will bring to you (its not mandatory to be always the same person at the program so you can always split the time needed by your founders).
After that we will select the winner that will receive a 15.000€ equity-free prize, The 2nd place will receive 3.000€ and the 3th one will receive 2.000€. All the participants will also receive perks from our partners that could help you on you entrepreneur journey, including free access to Acredita Portugal incubators during the mouths after the program and our help applying to the Startup Visa Program.
What can I do now?
Despite the acceleration program itself only start at April 5th and you only receive access to Dreamshaper platform then, you can already join the Aceler@Tech participants group at linkedin. Please introduce yourself, say what you are doing and check if there are any other prihects you could help or partner with. Together we are stronger and the more you give, the more you get. Dont loose this opportunity to get to know entrepreneurs from all around the world and analyse with them how you can help each other to achieve each other markets
Any other things I should know?
Yes. If you haven’t done it yet, please dont forget to check all the rules of the program.
Too many things to know and do? Looks like a lot?
You have already started and are in a good position to be the big winner 🙂
See you soon!