Best startup accelerator programs in Europe

Luckily, there are more emerging startup initiatives in Europe that aim to promote entrepreneurship and nurture more successful company founders on the European continent.

Accellerator

According to the research conducted by CB insights, funding (or running out of funds) is the second most common reason why startups fail.  Thus, it is critical for startup founders to raise funds. How?  One of the proven ways to do so is by joining a startup accelerator program.

What are startup accelerator programs?
A startup accelerator program is an intensive business and personal development program which supports a small team of founders, usually with a business idea of their own.

The support comes in a form of mentorship, affordable office spaces, and some starting capital.

In a nutshell, a program consists of the following core elements:

An application process that is open to all, yet highly competitive.
A provision of pre-seed investment, normally in exchange for a single-digit equity.
A focus on small teams, not individual founders.
Time-limited support comprising programmed events and intensive mentoring.
A final event – “A demo day” – when startups pitch their ideas to raise first big funding.
At the same time, it is important to realize that startup accelerators are ultimately investment management companies.

They look for the most promising companies at the very early stage and then invest into them.  Yet, they expect companies to raise the next rounds of funding and ultimately (and hopefully) make an exit – either through companies’ acquisitions or IPOs (Initial Public Offering).

Best startup accelerator programs in Europe
AlphaGamma has compiled a list of the most prominent accelerator programs based in Europe to help you keep with the latest program deadlines in one place.  

Click Here for the best startup accelerator programs in Europe sorted in alphabetical order:

Source: AlphaGamma



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