BGI ACCELERATOR

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About BGI Accelerator

BGI Accelerator is a 11 year deep tech international Accelerator - Spin out of MIT Portugal Entrepreneurship Initiative. The accelerator provides to the startups:

 

  • 2 Bootcamps with expert coaching 

    • Training and Workshops (60 Hours) covering the following topics; FundraisingBusiness ModelingMarkets and MarketingSales and DistributionHuman Resource, Legal and Regulations , Intellectual PropertyPreparing Go-to-market strategy

    • Pitch Clinics (30 Hours) - practice sessions with expert feedback and peer reviews

  • 1 additional Bootcamp in Boston (Optional)

    • 20 1:1 Meetings with Investors, clients and/or other key opinion leaders. Depending on the specific needs of the startup

  • 2 Demo days - Pitch to Investors, Clients and the General public

  • 8 Weekly training and meetups focusing on cohort needs   

  • Business Development support

    • 20 1:1 Meetings with Investors, clients and/or other key opinion leaders. Depending on the specific needs of the startup

  • 8 Weeks of Mentorship 

    • Weekly Meetings with a mentor 

    • Completed Go-to-Market Plan 

    • Completed Pitch Deck

 

*We take 3% equity via SAFE, as a success fee when we help you reach a valuation of €3 Million Post Money valuation.

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Our numbers

1064
Applications Received

2128
Entrepreneurs

76

Countries Of Applicants

€216M

Total Dilutive Funding

€264M

Capital Raised

€48M

Total Non-Dilutive Funding

59%
Survival Rate

12
Editions

40%

International Applicants

5

Exits

874
Highly-Qualified Created Jobs

155
Startups Accelerated

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Who can apply?
  • Tech-based solutions working on solving global challenges.

  • Startups with less than 5 years.

  • Need of considerable human and financial resources to achieve full commercialization.

  • Revenue < €2.5M

  • With a working MPV in one of 4 verticals:

    • Medical Devices & Health Care;

    • Smart Cities & Industry 4.0;

    • Blockchain Applications & AI;

    • Water Economy.

When?
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