Accelerator

What we offer

The acceleration program is the core vehicle of our efforts. Activities have been designed according to the needs of the startups which will join the program as well as the need to connect and involve all stakeholders of the ecosystem. Our main objective is to offer a rich content which will address the business needs of the participating startups, provide hands on learning opportunities and tools for their ventures as well as guidance on how to scale up their business in the travel & hospitality market.

The duration of the acceleration program for each cycle will be 3 months with the option for startups to stay as a resident additionally for 3 months and continue to use the facilities for free. Apart from workshops and mentoring sessions, the program is enriched with local events, pitching opportunities, meetups, industry site visits and networking activities. Moreover, extrovert activities through learning and networking sessions, participations at trade shows and delegations abroad are also a key element of the program, in order to connect Greek teams with the rest of the world.

The program is offered to the selected candidates free of charge and without any financial requirements (equity or stocks from your company) but with the prospect that you will support our efforts once you become a successful business!

CapsuleT startups accelerator

Program Structure

  • 1

    Step 1: Application

    Read the eligibility criteria, prepare and submit your application by filling up the form before the deadline

  • 2

    Step 2: Evaluation

    Your application will be reviewed by our judging panel and if you are qualified you will be invited to an interview

  • 3

    Step 3: Acceleration

    Once you are selected, enter a 3-month acceleration program including workshops, mentoring, residence and networking opportunities

  • 4

    Step 4: Completion

    Complete the program, compete for the final awards/financial support and become an official member of our community!

Eligibility

Eligible candidates to secure a place in the program must be tech startups with a completed business proposal, must have at least a working prototype to showcase live and a team with at least 2 founding members to support the venture.

The startup must have incorporated less than 4 years and has received funding less than 500.000 euros.

Applicants must be over 18 and have Greek nationality or residency (this regards the founding team).

If you meet all the criteria, then the next step is to have the time to commit to our program for a period of 3 months. Commitment includes regular weekly attendance at the accelerator’s premises, attendance to all workshops & events when invited with at least one team member, time to work with your mentors and the enthusiasm to collaborate with the rest of the residence of the program.

Apply

Are you interested in applying to our Acceleration Program? At CapsuleT, the first accelerator in Greece for startups working in the tourism sector, our primary goal is to scale up tech startups focusing on travel and hospitality innovative solutions. What are you waiting for? Join our community!

Application period for the 2nd cycle of the Acceleration Program is expected to start on December 2019, so stay tuned! Kindly note that the selection will be based on “a first come first served” process, which means that once we reach the number of candidates that we are able to support during our our program, we will end the application period. Before applying please read the eligibility criteria, the rules & conditions of the program as well as prepare all the necessary content to include in your application (facts, individual/team’s bios, links to any relevant work you have done in the past, video, executive summary).