Starting as a non-profit program for start-ups and businesses under our own civic association, #accacelife, our original idea established back in 2019 soon grew into a complex accelerator. As of 2023, we are excited to join forces with a VC family office and other start-up enthusiasts, exceptional mentors and speakers to create a brand-new accelerator, AceOn. Our accelerator is divided into two rounds: a spring pre-accelerator and an autumn accelerator, nurturing start-ups and exceptional ideas to success within two dedicated programs during the year, with the opportunity to receive investment.
Our mission continues with AceOn as we help founders fulfil their aspirations by giving them the chance to nurture their businesses and promote the spirit of entrepreneurship. Furthermore, we offer an inside look at valuable topics surrounding start-ups, including fundraising, valuation, marketing, business development, founder vesting, utilizing design thinking – and beyond.
PROGRAMS FOR START-UPS
The spring edition of the accelerator lasts 1 and a half months, available online, offline or in a combined hybrid format. The program is tailored to help entrepreneurs with their initial ideas and pre-seed stage start-ups. It offers free mentoring, workshops and lectures from both local and global experts in various fields such as business management, finance or marketing. This program is ideal for those who are just beginning and need the knowledge, direction, and resources to create their prototype or MVP.
The most promising start-ups will have the chance to participate in the autumn edition of the accelerator and receive investment.
The autumn edition of the accelerator lasts 3 months, available online, offline or in a combined hybrid format. The program is designed to assist idea and pre-seed stage start-ups to develop into successful businesses. A maximum of 5 start-ups will be selected in the autumn round, which will then receive an intensive one-on-one mentoring and lectures tailored to their needs. The accelerator is best suited for ambitious founders of visionary start-up ideas with a potential to scale up in the future.
More details coming soon.