LVenture Group’s Acceleration Program opens its first call of the year: the most promising early-stage digital startups can apply within the 10th of April to the challenging path that foster tomorrow’s companies’ growth
Rome, 18th February – LUISS EnLabs kicked off its first annual call for startups: the startup accelerator owned by LVenture Group, born from a joint venture with LUISS University and supported by Wind, BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas, Accenture and Sara Assicurazioni opens its doors to the most promising early-stage digital startups. There is time until the 10th of April to apply for LUISS EnLabs summer batch, starting in June.
All the selected startups will be backed with an investment up to 160K euros by LVenture Group, a holding company listed on the Italian Stock Exchange and one of the main European early-stage VC operators, as stated by current international rankings (PitchBook, Global League Tables 2019).
LUISS EnLabs Acceleration Program, now in its 16th edition, with more than 100 accelerated companies and a success rate of 80% (in terms of investments collected by those startups that have successfully completed the Program), will lead the selected startups to compete on the market and to achieve growth business goals, thanks to its results-driven methodology.
“We are looking for talented teams, ready to launch new business models. We offer a challenging results-driven path, as demonstrated by the recent investment rounds closed by startups like 2hire and BigProfiles, launched thanks to our Acceleration Program. The offer, among the highest pre-seed funding in Europe, the team expertise and the large network of alumni developed through the more than 100 investments made by LVenture Group, represent a unique opportunity for all startups with the ambition to create value”, said Giulio Montoli, Head of the Acceleration Department of LVenture Group.
REQUIREMENTS – The selection is open to all digital startups, especially those dedicated to competitive solutions in emerging market sectors, such as: corporate welfare, cybersecurity, software for businesses, fintech, retail, Industry 4.0, health and wellness, Urban Tech, or capable of using new technologies such as AR/VR, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and blockchain. In order to attend LUISS EnLabs Acceleration Program, startups must provide a working product prototype or a validated idea and a team willing to move to Rome or Milan to work on the project full time, showing different skills, in particular those necessary for technological product development.
THE PROGRAM – The Acceleration Program lasts 5 months under the guidance of a team of experts from LVenture Group and a selected network of more than 50 technical advisors. The selected startups will be supported in the development of their product, business model, technology, communication, marketing, legal assistance and fundraising activities. Great perks and discounts will be also available for all participants (cloud credits, support in SEO prototyping, facilitation and e-payments) for 2 million euros worth.
LOCATION – The selected startups will attend the Acceleration Program in the LVenture Group and LUISS EnLabs Hub at Termini Station in Rome or in the Milan venue at the Milano LUISS Hub, in a workspace adaptable to every operational need and with hundreds of events, a source of constant inspiration and networking opportunities for innovators.
APPLICATIONS – Applications for the Acceleration Program must be submitted online by accessing accelerationluissenlabs.lventuregroup.com.
Startups can also book a slot for a one-to-one call with the LUISS EnLabs Acceleration Team, who is always ready to counsel new innovative projects during the application process.