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Startups

 From Dreamers To Founders

The fastest way to get from prototype to market.
And from market to hyper growth.

Accelerator

From Prototype to Market

The HighTechXL Accelerator is an elite program designed exclusively for advanced technology and hardware entrepreneurs. We know that hardware is tough.

This is why we translated years of product development and experience in the high-tech hardware industry into a practical blueprint that supports hardware founders from A to Z.

In the Spring 2018 edition, there will be additional focus on robotics companies in the medical domain. Apply by the 12th of February.

Accelerator

How Does It Work

Setting up a new business can be quite chaotic. Our milestone approach will help you in taking baby steps towards getting ready to hit the market in 3 months.

Market-Ready
Validate your business
You’re focused on your business. So are we. During the first phase of the program we challenge you to build a strong business model, validate it, and refine its value proposition to cater to prospect customers.

CUSTOMER-READY
Sell your vision
Sales, sales, sales. The second phase of the program teaches you how to craft a compelling brand that touches on emotional cues, and how to sell it to your target audience.

MANUFACTURE-READY
Scale your technology
Having a fully-fledged product is not enough to be able to ship to the doorsteps of thousands of customers. Design for manufacture and dealing with manufacturers is another chapter we open up for you.

INVESTOR-READY
Get funding
The last stage of the program prepares you for investment. We’ve got finance and legal matters covered for you, including the underpinning of your business case with a robust financial model. We help you navigate the fundraising process, walking you through convertible notes, term-sheet negotiation, and due diligence.

XL DAY-READY
Launch your business
The crowning moment of the program is the XL Day, where you pitch to an audience of 1,000 investors, corporates, and press, to showcase your progress and demo your product. We take extra time to help you during the deal-closing period.

CONTINUED SUPPORT
Driving for succes
After the three-month program comes to an end, the teams will receive an additional three months of support on investment and investor relations.

Accelerator

What Do You Get

The 3 month acceleration program is built to support you week by week. From mentoring to pitch training, it's all included in the deal.

Weekly workshops

Workshops tailor-made to fit your needs

Mentoring

Access to our pool of mentors with 300+ industry experts, entrepreneurs, and partners.

One on one sessions

A one on one session with one of our Entrepreneurs in Residence.

DEDICATED SUPPORT

Your personal acceleration manager: A “right-hand man” to drive your progress.

PITCH TRAINING

Master your pitch with storytelling and stage presence training.

DESIGN & VIDEO PRODUCTION

A team of brand architects: designer, copywriter, and video producer.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT

From legal to financial and supply chain, we help you in building your business from the ground.

STRUCTURED ACCESS TO FUNDING

Get advice and support on what is the best solution for you for investment.

FINAL DEMO DAY

Launch our business to the community and +200 investors.

FREE OFFICE SPACE

Free office space for 6 month on our location: High Tech Campus.

UnlimIted coffe

Startups run on coffee so we made sure your elixir of life never runs out.

Accelerator

What We Look For

Disruptive Techology

Idea is king. You should have a proof of concept, prototype or demonstrator.

Strong team

But team is queen. You'll need at least three founders to join the entire period of the program.

time to market

Time is of essence. Our team should expect to be in the market in less than 2 years.

56

Startups Accelerated

73%

Survival
Rate

€40.5M

Funding
Raised

22%

Alumni
Scaling Up

Grow

Grow Your Business

Starting your business is just the first step - growing it is the real win.

The HighTechXL Launchpad is a program designed to facilitate the collaboration between corporates and startups.

By working with both startups and corporates, we know how different are these worlds. The key is not just in perfect matching but in understanding each others needs and working together to craft a successful deal.

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