Accelerate your AI / ML startup

Up to 5 AI / ML STARTUPS SELECTED
in MVP or in the prototyping phase

In the global economy, AI technology is expected to enhance the economic output by $13 trillion, by 2030. According to McKinsey, companies that fully absorb this technology could double their cash-flow at that time, while companies that don’t could see a 20% decline.

Through this program, with highly specialized partners, we are targeting startups developing high-tech products making use of technologies like AI, ML & Deep Learning, Big Data, Advanced Analytics.

While we are looking for feasible digital products, with a validated market need, an internationally scalable solution, we are mostly looking for solid & passionate teams with global ambitions having the power and drive to execute!

From 2018, we implemented 4 award-winning accelerator programs in Romania to the benefit of 40+ startups, and now, we are heading up to a new program designed specifically for AI technology products.  Apply until October 15th!

Key program partners

MVP ready to launch

achieve up to 5K € montly revenues

access UP to 100k € investment

EARLY TRACTION PRODUCT

achieve 5 to 10K € montly revenues

access UP to 200k € investment

Rounds conducted together with our strategic investment partners: GapMinder VC, SeedBlink, TechAngels, and regional co-investors

Based on your business progress and traction, we implement the pre/Seed rounds through equity investment (for up to 10% from the company) or mixed with a convertible note mechanism

Key program benefits

AI DESIGN THINKING & TRENDS
Dedicated bootcamp and know-how on AI Trends & Frontiers, Category Design, and Data Strategy

Google Cloud AI

make use of the latest technologies and expert support to build your high-tech product

PRODUCT MARKETING

we help you translate your product into your targeted public understanding

INVESTMENT READINESS

sessions & access to our inhouse VC and investors network for follow up funding

LONGTERM ASSISTANCE
intensive 8 weeks of world-class knowledge and an additional 6 months of business development assistance

GO-TO-MARKET & SOFTLANDING

we support your company to globally scale beyond your initial market

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

drive growth through partnerships with our corporate network and key stakeholders

TAILORED PROGRAM

1 on 1 sessions, dedicated AI / ML mentors, personalized knowledge to each startup needs

PARTNERS PERKs

150.000 euro

worth of benefits

PUBLICITY & COMMUNICATIONS
support in effectively communicate your startup externally

SUPPORT TO REGISTER

your company/IP in Delaware – USA or other international spots

FOUNDERS CLUB

access to the regular meetings between all our alumni startups

AI & HIGHTECH STARTUPS FROM OUR COMMUNITY

TOGETHER WITH GAPMINDER VC WE WORK CLOSELY WITH TEAMS LIKE
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Are you ready to become a succes story ?
Get ready to activate the accelerator TIMELINE
  • Prototype stage and a winning business case is needed
  • You need to be a team, so no solo founders
  • You have global scaling potential or at least regional focus
  • A business role or product manager in the team is needed
  • AI / ML knowledge is required
  • Client testing is most welcomed, early traction is a plus

Timeline

with long term commitment for your SUCCESS

AI Use Cases Event
24 Sept

October

Selection & on-boarding
17 Oct

Program
Phase 1: 8 weeks

Design Thinking & AI Advances
Bootcamp 27-29 Oct

Mentoring Sessions

Mentoring Sessions

November

Product Marketing Bootcamp
10-12 Nov

Investor Readiness Bootcamp
24-26 Nov

December

Graduation & DemoDay
10 Dec

Follow-on Program
Phase 2: 6 months

Growth LAB Bootcamp

Mentoring Sessions

Mentoring Sessions

International Soft-Landing

ML Bootcamp

Alumni Founders Club

Promotion & Visibility Opportunities

Continous Matchmaking & BizDev Support

International Scale-Up

We continously identify for you the right investors to support your next fundraising rounds

You will always be part of our community and benefit from the awesome benefits & resources we share in our Alumni Founders Club

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Raul Popa
CEO & Data Scientist
TypingDNA
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Radu Ionescu
CTO & AI Researcher
SecurifAI
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Irina Raicu
AI Product Manager
Sustainalytics
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Alex Burciu
Applied AI Research
RIST.ro
Rudradeb Mitra
Rudradeb Mitra
Founder
Omdena | 7 startups | 12 yrs in AI
RaduStefan MSFT
Radu Stefan
Head Of Research And Development
Avaelgo
Remus Pop
Remus Pop
Co-Founder
Neurolabs. Computer Vision. Simply. For all.
Malin Stefanescu
Mălin Ștefănescu
President
Techangels Romania
Dan Oros
Dan Oros
Head of Marketing
Google Romania
cosmin ochisor
Cosmin Ochisor
Advisor
GapMinder VC
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JULIAN LEHR
Startup Growth & Partnerships
Stripe
Marius Baisan
Marius Baisan
CTO
Softbinator Technologies
Alexandru Petrescu
Alexandru Petrescu
AI MVP | MCT | MTA | MSA Gold & RO Country Lead | Teaching Assistant | AI Research
Microsoft

About Us

40+STARTUPS ACCELERATED IN 2 YEARS

5M € RAISED BY OUR PORTFOLIO SINCE 2018

200+ CORPORATE EXPERTS AND MENTORS IN THE NETWORK

86% SURVIVAL RATE

50+ VCs IN OVER 30 GLOBAL LOCATIONS & IN HOUSE REGIONAL VC

2019 BEST REGIONAL ACCELERATOR BY CESA

16 COUNTRIES IN WHICH OUR STARTUPS HAVE LAUNCHED

WE ARE DEDICATED TO HELPING STARTUP TEAMS TO HAVE THE ROCKET FUEL TO TAKE OFF, BOOST SALES, AND RAISE THE SEED ROUNDS. EVEN IF THIS MEANS TO FIND LOCAL INVESTORS, REGIONAL VC’s, OR INTERNATIONAL CO-INVESTORS, WE ARE FULLY COMMITTED TO THE JOB.

WE CONTINUOUSLY WORK ON DEVELOPING OUR PROGRAMS, OUR NETWORK OF MENTORS, INDUSTRY EXPERTS, INVESTORS, AND SOURCES OF FUNDING FOR STARTUPS.

We are passionate about the digital transformation and opportunities taking place at the global level during these challenging times
This is why we decided to run the current programs putting our energy and expertise towards directing local startups for market validation, fast sales growth, and successful fundraising rounds.
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