Accelerator | Winter 2020

APPLICATION DEADLINE
December 6, 2019

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Centech Acceleration
Program

The Acceleration Program is a 12 week intensive program destined to help technology startups lift off the ground. The program aims to bring technology entrepreneurs move from the earliest stages of development to a viable business model with real world validation.


The Program is completely free: no fees, no deposits, no equity, no intellectual property rights.

What cohort is the best fit for you?

The Summer 2019 Accelerate Program  is built around 4 specialized cohorts and each cohort has room for about a dozen projects. Here are the different specializations that we currently accept applications for


Technology

Made for technology entrepreneurs who are ready to validate their business model, develop a viable minimum product and present their project to investors.

Med Tech

The Med Tech cohort is open to all medical innovation entrepreneurs, regardless of their background or academic affiliation.

AI @ Centech

Intended for Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects applied to maritime services, mobility of the future, smart cities, unmanned aerial mobility. In collaboration with Thales Digital Factory.

Aerospace

Designed to help aerospace oriented technology companies taking that next "giant leap for mankind".

Is the program right for my me?

If you can answer “yes” to any of the following questions, this program is likely to be the right fit for you.

  • Are you in the process of validating and measuring the commercial potential of business projects with real potential clients?
  • Are you trying to determining your Minimal Viable Product (MVP)?
  • Are you beginning to lay the foundations of your business model?
  • Are you still trying to understanding the dimensions and challenges faced by winning companies: attitude, legal aspects, management, design, marketing, sales and more?

How do we help you?

When you get accepted we’ll provide you with

Specialized clinics & Coaching

Clinics led by experts in legal, finance, marketing and commercial affairs − Plus, you'll get private coaching sessions.

Work spaces

24/7 access to our modern work spaces and meeting rooms. Wi-Fi and office amenities included.

Workshops

Weekly workshops led by an entrepreneur in-residence.

Propulsion Program

The most promising projects will be invited to join our advanced Propulsion Program

Program schedule

Each week of the program features a unique theme that will be covered with detailed workshops and mentorship.

M1

  1. Inventor or entrepreneur?
  2. Target markets
  3. The product
  4. Sales

M2

  1. Customers
  2. Finances
  3. Business valuation
  4. Revenue models

M3

  1. Financing
  2. Cost structures
  3. Pitching art at Demo Day with la Caisse de Dépôt
  4. Conquering the world

Next steps?

1

Online applications

The program is open to anybody with a great technology idea.


You will have to fill a form and send us a presentation about your project.

2

Pre-selection process (Pitch)

If your idea is pre-selected, you’ll be invited to present your idea in front of a small jury.


Make sure your presentation follows the application guidelines.

Week of December 16, 2019

3

Program starts

If your idea makes the cut, you’ll join a cohort of 8 to 16 other projects in your field of interest to start the 12 weeks program.

Jan 14 - April 8, 2019