Incubators/Accelerators | Region 8

Incubators/Accelerators | Region 8

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Incubator/Accelerator
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EIT Digital Brussels, Belgium Incubator-Accelerator • A scale-up accelerator. The accelerator focuses on access to markets and access to capital on the way to raising a multi-million euro A-round. Since 2012, the EIT Digital Accelerator has supported more than 230 startups from different European countries access new markets and helped them raise more than 80 million euros in investment to date, according to the website.

• There’s also an EIT Digital Startup Challenge. A cohort of 25 scale-ups in five categories will be selected to pitch their product/service in front of an international jury of corporates and investors at the final EIT Challenge event in October. The categories are: industry, cities, wellbeing, infrastructure and finance.

https://www.eitdigital.eu/
LVMH La Maison Des Startups Paris, France Accelerator LVMH is looking for startups in AI, blockchain and anti-counterfeiting technology, AR, IoT, retail personalization, e-commerce, and sustainability. The LVMH program at Station F runs two six-month accelerators, accepting 50 international startups each year for each cohort. LVMH has 89 workstations at Station F in Paris, the largest accelerator in Europe. More as we know more ….. https://lamaisondesstartups.lvmh.com/en/
HighTechXL Eindhoven, Netherlands Accelerator A 3-month result-oriented program run by the experienced HighTechXL Team with focus on customer traction and funding. Hundreds of hours of expert support from not only ASML, Philips and NTS, but also specialists from EY, ABN AMRO Bank and other partners in sales, engineering, manufacturing, IP, supply chain, finance, legal, internationalization and investment https://www.hightechxl.com/
hub:raum Berlin, Germany Incubator-Accelerator hub:raum is an incubator/accelerator linking the digital startup ecosystem to Deutsche Telekom’s expert network, capital, and business opportunities. hub:raum offers various programs in three locations: Berlin (covering Germany and Western Europe), Krakow (serving CEE region), and Tel Aviv (Israel). Various programs range from acceleration and incubation (including seed investments), hackathons and – it appears – internal accelerators both for DT and affiliated companies. https://www.hubraum.com/
Kickstarter Accelerator Zurich, Switzerland Accelerator Kickstart Accelerator is an initiative of Impact Hub Zürich and is one of Europe’s largest zero equity, multi-corporate accelerators. And they just opened their application process last month. Know going in that this 11-week program is focused on deep technologies – science-and-engineering-driven technologies including AI, Big Data, Blockchain, Robotics etc. – in and around the areas of EdTech and education, FinTech & crypto-currencies, food & retail tech, and Smart Cities and Infrastructure. So, if you have an idea for another food-delivery app, this might not be the place. https://kickstart-innovation.com/
Stockholm Innovation & Growth Stockholm, Sweden Incubator-Accelerator Stockholm Innovation & Growth has both incubator (6-18 months) and accelerator programs (4 months). Here are the details about what sort of startups Sting is looking for:

• Business idea based on an innovative technology
• Solves a clear and big problem
• Some early “proofs of concepts”
• Scalable product or service that can become
an international success story
• Team of at least two founders who are strong in
both tech and biz dev.

https://sting.co/en/
TheFamily Paris, France Accelerator The Family is a community of ambitious entrepreneurs. We invest in people, not just startups. Time isn't a big deal for us like it is for a traditional fund, our goal isn't to make a 10x return for our investors in 7 years. We’re long term, we’re creating a space where entrepreneurship is encouraged and individuals are given room to grow, a place with big dreams and huge upside, where serendipity is always possible. If we do that, we'll keep growing and everybody associated with The Family – entrepreneurs, investors, students, startup employees, everybody – will come out of it a winner. https://www.thefamily.co/
Conector Startup Accelerator Barcelona, Spain Accelerator Conector Startup Accelerator is a Spanish startup accelerator that provides mentorship services for startups and entrepreneurs in seed stage. The company provides its services for startups in the fields of telecommunications, media and entertainment, and internet technology. Conector Startup Accelerator was founded on October 8, 2013 and is based in Barcelona, Spain. We have more than 300 mentors, serial entrepreneurs and top executives. https://www.conector.com/
Itnig Barcelona, Spain Accelerator We are a startup ecosystem based in Barcelona that strives to give value and attract the most talented performers in Europe, with whom we want to keep building the Internet companies of the future. Itnig is an ecosystem shared by tech startups such as Camaloon, Factorial, Quipu, Playfulbet, Parkimeter or Gymforless where different activities like workshops, training, tech debates or afterworks take place every week. A multicultural environment that helps to foster collaboration and learning. https://itnig.net/
SEK Lab Madrid, Spain Accelerator SEK Lab is the first EdTech Accelerator in Spain, looking for startups that are innovators in education. The accelerator is based in Spain and accelerate startups not only based in Spain, also from Europe or the US with virtual acceleration program. SEK Lab is powered by SEK Educational Group founded in 1892 with 9 international schools, ages from 0 to 18 years old and 10.000 students per year. Also owners of Camilo Jose Cela University founded in 2000 with more than 8.000 students per year. https://seklab.es/
digihub Düsseldorf, Germany Accelerator digihub Düsseldorf/Rheinland is a matchmaker and accelerator for SMEs, startups, universities and corporations with the aim of developing new digital business models, products and solutions. https://digihub.de/
Health Venture Lab Budapest, Hungary Accelerator Health Venture Lab is a healthcare-focused accelerator helps early-stage healthcare startups reach its full potential. Health Venture Lab is an Industry and Academy backed accelerator, that assists MVP stage healthcare startups gain traction, achieve deep HC and business knowledge and a supportive network, by delivering 6 months of intensive care. Its partners guarantee the support in resources and expertise to make Health Venture Lab a unique Accelerator. Its experienced coaches help bring out the best in the teams. Alumni support is crucial, so it works to keep in close contact with graduated participants. https://www.hvlab.eu/
Founders Factory London, United Kingdom Accelerator Founders Factory was established to help early stage companies rapidly become viable and sustainable businesses. They have a blend of what early stage companies require: expedited pre-seed funding, agile technology development, lean acceleration and world class mentors. They're a little different than your typical startup accelerator, and they're also a little different than your typical early stage fund. Sure, they provide cash and they have a best in class acceleration process, but their real difference are the people making it happen. All their mentors have started companies and sold them; they've experienced the pitfalls and know the challenges. They’ve also have spent the time developing the networks, contacts and industry connections needed to jump start the next good idea in to a great business. That idea could come from you, and that next great business might be the one they help you start. https://foundersfactory.com/
Female Founders Global Vienna, Austria Accelerator Female Founders Global is a hub for entrepreneurial women that empowers, connects and supports. Our three-month program aims to kickstart highly innovative and scalable female-led ventures. This accelerator program focuses on startup development, founder development and one-on-one support. https://www.femalefounders.global/accelerator
MMH Accelerator Nairobi, Kenya Accelerator Ghanaian, Kenyan and Nigerian late-stage healthtech firms — including those solving health challenges facing animals — stand to benefit from up to €50 000 in funding from this year’s Making More Health (MMH) Accelerator programme. The accelerator is an initiative of the social entrepreneurship network Ashoka and German-based pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim. MMH aims to improve health-care access for people, animals and their communities around the world. The 11-month long MMH Accelerator programme supports healthtech innovators with an opportunity to strengthen and scale their work. Applications for this year’s programme close on 15 February. http://www.makingmorehealth.org/media/MMH-Accelerator-2019
HiiL Justice Accelerator The Hague, Netherlands Accelerator If your startup has developed an innovative justice solution, you’ll want to consider applying for the Hague-based HiiL Justice Accelerator. The accelerator provides grant funding, justice sector expertise and networking, as well as access to local mentorship and support. Last year, applications for the accelerator opened in March, culminating in 12 African startups getting selected to participate in its latest cohort, which is currently underway. Last year’s Hiil Justice Accelerator participants will each receive an initial grant of €5000, with additional funding and business service support available throughout the year. https://www.hiil.org/what-we-do/the-justice-accelerator/
Injini Cape Town, South Africa Incubator Twice a year, Cape Town based edtech incubator Injini selects a cohort of startups from across Africa, invests in them as well as provides them with a five-months edtech dedicated support to help them scale-up across the continent. Since launching in 2017, the incubator has held two cohorts of startups from seven African countries. Injini’s most recent cohort (who graduated in November) was selected from a pool of 800 applications from 36 African countries. Each of the eight startups in that group received $40 000, office space, accommodation and a flight to Cape Town as well as a stipend. The accelerator has yet to announce the date when it will open its next call for applications. https://www.injini.co.za/
Startupbootcamp Afritech Cape Town, South Africa Accelerator This Cape Town based accelerator focuses on high-growth tech startups in verticals like fintech, insurtech, and retailtech. Over its three-month programme, the accelerator claims the 10 startups it selects for each of its cohorts will have achieved in three months what would normally take them 18 months. Startupbootcamp Afritech provides each selected startup with €15 000, in addition to access to mentors from the fintech, insurtech and regtech industries, as well as office space. In return, the accelerator takes an eight percent equity stake in each selected company. The programme is held once a year, usually beginning in August. https://www.startupbootcamp.org/accelerator/afritech/
SW7 Johannesburg, South Africa Accelerator Sw7 (Start with Seven) is the largest mentor-led tech innovation accelerator in Africa with over 85 tech founder CEOs mentoring, creating access to market & to funders. The accelerator provides regular meetups in addition to group & individual mentoring sessions. Sw7 has partnered with Microsoft BizSpark & Standard Bank Incubator to offer Sw7 Accelerate for Technology & high growth Innovation markets at Workshop17, The V&A, Waterfront, Cape Town. https://www.sw7.co/
Nest Nairobi, Kenya Accelerator Hatched in 2010, Nest is a full-service, early-stage venture capital firm focused on helping startups and talented founders from around the world build businesses that apply and commercialize innovation. Nest partners with leading corporations to run a series of mentor-driven accelerators. Designed to support the needs of high-potential and fast-growth startups, these programs include a unique mix of resources that enable entrepreneurs to build and scale their businesses rapidly. Nest was founded in Hong Kong and has a presence in Singapore, Nairobi, London, Paris and New York. https://twitter.com/nestnairobi?lang=en
AlphaCode Club Johannesburg, South Africa Accelerator AlphaCode – a collaborative club for entrepreneurs in next-generation financial services based in Sandton, South Africa. Fully funded by the RMI, AlphaCode doesn't charge entrepreneurs for membership. However, there are four membership models for startups of various sizes and stages of development. The memberships range from green entry level up to diamond. The hub provides a platform for members to engage and work alongside experienced entrepreneurs, technology investors and industry experts, resulting in accelerated growth and access to market. https://www.alphacode.club/
Savannah Fund Accelerator Nairobi, Kenya Accelerator Savannah Fund is a seed capital fund specializing in US$25,000–US$500,000 investments in early-stage high-growth technology (web and mobile) startups in sub-Saharan Africa. A key piece of the fund’s overall strategy is to address the skills and experience gap of entrepreneurs in the region through the Accelerator Program. An accelerator program is designed to help emerging entrepreneurs build a company and launch a product. Early-stage companies participate in ‘cohorts’ and be exposed to a program to learn from experienced local and high value and reputable mentors that have built global technology brands that are also very hands on as would be expected by angel investors. http://savannah.vc/accelerator/
Bongo Hive Lusaka, Zambia Incubator-Accelerator BongoHive is Zambia’s first technology and innovation hub. Established in May 2011 and based in Lusaka, the co-founders, all enthusiastic programmers, sought to address the gaps they experienced working within the local technology industry leading to a lack of coordination, skills exposure and productivity. BongoHive has evolved to assist scalable startups of any background by enhancing skills, accelerating growth, strengthening networks, increasing collaboration, providing a forum for ideas exchange and reducing the barriers to entrepreneurship. https://bongohive.co.zm/
Grindstone Accelerator Cape Town, South Africa Accelerator The Grindstone Accelerator is a structured entrepreneurship development program that assists high-growth innovation-driven companies to become sustainable and fundable. Grindstone supplies 10 companies annually with knowledge, networks and funding readiness through growth measurement, gap analysis and deep interventions designed to build a foundation for growth, transfer skills, create relevant business networks and enable these companies to take advantage of market access opportunities. Business support resources and services will include elements of training, corporate advisory, coaching, mentorship and funding. https://www.knifecap.com/grindstone
Passion Incubator Lagos, Nigeria Incubator-Accelerator Passion Incubator provides innovative entrepreneurs with the most critical resources to launch lean startups that can grow fast and where success can be quickly institutionalized. Passion Incubator is open to a wide array of entrepreneurs. Anyone with a clear business idea that solves a large scale problem will be considered. Passion Incubator, and its core product development team, will build the initial versions (Minimum Viable Product) for each founder team; enabling the founder teams focus on business development early so their startups can quickly gain traction. https://www.passionincubator.ng/
Flat6Labs Cairo, Egypt Accelerator With offices in Cairo, Egypt, and recently expanding to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Flat6Labs is an accelerator dedicated to supporting startups in the region over the period of three month cycles. It acquires a 10-20% in the company of a participating team in exchange for $10-20,000 cash. https://www.flat6labs.com/
Oasis500 Amman, Jordan Accelerator Based in Amman, Jordan, Oasis500 is an early-stage investment company focused on tech startups. Participating candidates get approximately $31,000 in cash and incubation in Oasis500 offices for four months – longer if they take on another round of funding. Oasis500 takes a 15-20% equity stake https://oasis500.com/en/
Seeqnce Beirut, Lebanon Accelerator Founded in 2010, Seeqnce is a Beirut-based accelerator launched its first program in 2012. A cycle lasts six months, and funds one batch of startups a year. Seeqnce usually focuses on tech and mobile startups, and provides co-working space. Graduates include Cinemoz, a Hulu for the Middle https://www.linkedin.com/company/seeqnce
Berytech Beirut, Lebanon Incubator Beirut’s Berytech launched in June 2010 is a non-profit incubator. It offers grants from $10,000 occasionally increasingly up to $100,000. Its fund invests in tech companies for a slice of equity. https://berytech.org/
Tahrir Squared Cairo, Egypt Incubator An Egypt-based incubator hoping to engage the country's youth, Tahrir Squared focuses on web and mobile startups. Its list of mentors include Fadi Ghandour, founder and CEO of Aramex, a regional FedEx-like service, and Habib Haddad, founder of Yamli.com, an Arabic-English translation service. https://twitter.com/tahrirsquared?lang=en
Meydan Amman, Jordan Incubator This Jordanian incubator provides training and a small seed fund to its participants. It welcome early-stage startups, and invites applicants who might not have a developed business plan. http://www.meydanjo.com
PALinnO Gaza Strip, Palestine Incubator This new Palestine-based incubator aims to connect Palestine to Silicon Valley through a program called P2SV. Participants and incubated in Palestine, undergo a market validation in Europe, and pitch to investors in Silicon Valley. The initiative will launch in 2013. http://palinno.com/
H-FARM Roncade, Italy Accelerator We are the innovation hub where Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Education are combined together. Established in 2005, we have been the first in the world to adopt a model that brings together investments, business consultancy and digitally augmented educational programs all into one place and now we are the most important innovation center in Europe. The future we have dreamed of is just at the beginning, built it with us. https://www.h-farm.com/en
Techstars London London, United Kingdom Accelerator Techstars is one of the top startup accelerators in the world. Along with its investments, Techstars offers an intensive 3-month mentorship-driven program and an amazing network of mentors and alumni globally. https://www.techstars.com/programs/london-program/
Collider Amsterdam, Netherlands Accelerator Collider is an accelerator dedicated to madtech startups. The startups they invest in help brands understand, engage with and sell to their consumers with innovative technologies. The aim of the game is to help these startups become sustainable, rapidly growing businesses. Collider also partners with brands and agencies to help them work closely with game-changing technology startups and introduce their teams to new ways of working. https://www.collider.io/
next media accelerator Hamburg, Germany Accelerator next media accelerator is a network driven accelerator for startups creating new information experiences and tools. They host batches of five teams over a six months period program in Hamburg. The program is looking for companies that bring innovation to the media industry and look for international markets. https://www.nma.vc/
SpinLab Leipzig, Germany Accelerator SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator supports the growth of entrepreneurial and innovative teams who want to scale up their businesses. Located within Leipzig’s creative and inspiring Cotton Mill (Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei), they provide access to infrastructure (co-working office space and technology), coaching and mentoring, as well as to their international network of successful business founders, established market players and leading investors. https://spinlab.co/
Fintech Boost by L Atelier – BNP Paribas Paris, France Accelerator Fintech Boost is a 4-month intensive acceleration program that connects Fintech startups directly with business lines of the BNP Paribas Group. For startups, it is the best chance to make their business work with the European Leading Bank and the opportunity to boost their business development in a short time frame. https://group.bnpparibas/en/news/part-fintech-boost-season-3
50 Partners Paris, France Accelerator 50 Partners is a french accelerator founded by 50 successful entrepreneurs dedicated to supporting startups. The organization provides the founders with mentoring, offices and connections with an accurate network to impact the development of early-stage tech projects. http://en.50partners.fr/
StartUp42 Paris, France Accelerator StartUp42 is a 4-month non-profit startup accelerator aimed at helping early-stage technology startups go from a good idea to a minimum product and the validation of initial market hypothesis. They provide different services free of charge and do not take any equity. http://www.startup42.org/
TIEC Giza, Egypt Accelerator The TIEC Entrepreneurship Accelerator is a startup accelerator program that supports early-stage, growth-driven companies through education and mentorship. Startups enter accelerators for a fixed period of time.
The accelerator experience is a process of intense, rapid, and immersive education aimed at speeding up the life cycle of young innovative companies, compressing years’ worth of learning-by-doing into just a few months.
https://www.tiec.gov.eg/English/Programs/Accelerator-program/Pages/default.aspx
Falak Startups Cairo, Egypt Accelerator Through our renowned 6-month acceleration program we arm entrepreneurs with the necessary tools, resources, and networks to develop their strategies and expand their businesses. Our program entails equity investment, growth hacking, networking, mentorship, trainings, and a wide variety of perks and benefits. Each cycle culminates in a Demo Day, where founders showcase their startups to potential investors, policy makers, stakeholders, and partners. Our support does not end on Demo Day as we continue to back our portfolio companies throughout their journey. https://falakstartups.com/
Flat6labs Cairo, Egypt Accelerator Flat6Labs is a regional startup accelerator program that fosters and invests in bright and passionate entrepreneurs with cutting-edge ideas. We provide seed funding, strategic mentorship, a creative workspace, a multitude of perks, entrepreneurship-focused business training, and directly support our startups through an expansive network of partner entities, mentors and investors. We create an environment where you can advance your company an incredible amount in a short period of time. https://www.flat6labs.com/
Startup Reactor | Innoventures Cairo, Egypt Accelerator Startup Reactor is a 6-month program entrepreneurship program aimed at supporting and accelerating startups in Egypt with a high potential to have accelerated growth, Selected Startups will receive mentoring, training, support services, and possibly a monetary investment. In addition to itself being an investment program, the Startup Reactor acts as an experimental investment in these new startups, as well as preparing them to be good quality businesses for further investment during the venture stage. https://innoventures.me/reactor
MINT Giza, Egypt Incubator MINT Incubator comes to you in partnership with Cairo Angels, one of the leading startup investment groups in the Middle East and Africa. Our incubator is designed to support startups with no strings attached. We will not take equity and will not provide debt to the startups enrolled in the program. The only thing we expect from startups is their passion and commitment to take their business to the next level. https://mint.eg-bank.com/Home/Incubator/Incubator
Dubai Future Accelerator Dubai, United Arab Emirates Accelerator Dubai Future Accelerators facilitates the collaboration between government entities and private sector organizations with start-ups, scale-ups and innovative SMEs from around the world to co-create and test solutions for bold challenges of tomorrow. https://dubaifutureaccelerators.com/en/
StartAD Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Accelerator startAD is an Abu Dhabi-based global accelerator steering seed-stage technology startups to launch, develop, and scale their ventures.
Anchored at NYU Abu Dhabi and powered by Tamkeen, an Abu Dhabi government owned company, the accelerator equips startups to pilot solutions with industry leaders, while enabling corporates to innovate with startups disrupting their core businesses.
https://sites.nyuad.nyu.edu/nyuadstartad/
Brinc Manama, Bahrain Accelerator We run world leading accelerator programs in Hardware & IoT, Manufacturing, Food Technology, Alternative Protein, and Clean Energy, in which we invest in the best startups from around the world. https://www.brinc.io/accelerators
TechFounders Garching, Germany Accelerator We offer a unique program to our startups – during the 20-week program, you will get intensive trainings and coaching on all kinds of business topics.
You will collaborate with one of our leading corporate partners to further develop your product or service, with a € 25,000 project budget.
https://www.techfounders.com/accelerator-program/
Bind 4.0 Basque Country, Spain Accelerator Bind 4.0 is an acceleration program geared toward tech startups with solutions applied to Advanced Manufacturing, Smart Energy, Health Tech or Food Tech fields. It’s a public-private initiative that promotes the development of innovative Industry 4.0 projects with top-level organizations and that accelerates the startups through training, high-impact mentorship, and connections to the major industrial players in the Basque Country. https://bind40.com/acceleration-program/
AI Incubator Smíchov, Czech Republic Incubator We understand that AI technology and ideas need time and a lot of support to grow into a real business. We also know startups come to us at varying stages of readiness, each with a unique set of challenges. This is why we focus on AI only and don’t support general startups. This is why we don’t offer cookie-cutter packages; instead, we tailor our help to the needs of each and every project. We expect that upon completing our incubation program, a startup will have at least a MVP, stable team, and established basic company functions. In other words, it will be ready to enter global markets. https://www.suincubator.ai/