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for Startups

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Challenge format

During the 2-month fast-track program, we match startup solutions with enterprise challenges. Startups tackle a challenge presented by a market-leading enterprise and explore potential pilot or market alliances in target technologies and industries. Our enterprise-startup matchmaking approach will enable you access to enterprises to build a pathway to sustainable partnerships.

 

How does it work? 

Future Hub will kick off with startup-corporate matchmaking where startups will be introduced to specific challenges of enterprises and given an opportunity to learn more about them. Then teams will enter eight weeks of acceleration along the explore-build-test-refine pathway.

 Explore 

Gaining in depth insights on the challenge from the enterprise presenting the challenge

 Build 

Defining a solution for the challenge, developing  its critical functionality

 Test 

Undergoing initial validation of the proposed solution with the enterprise

 Refine ​ 

Iterate and fine-tune the solution further

What  support  to expect?

To ensure successful co-creation throughout the explore-build-test-refine pathway, startups will undergo various activities to strengthen the knowledge and understanding of each week's collaboration phase. 

1

Online workshops and other recommended materials to revise

1

Goal setting & weekly deliverables to make sure you accelerate

4

Joined batch Progress,
Problems, Plans checkpoint

2

Check-ins and feedback with enterprise presenting the challenge

5

1on1 mentoring
with Sustainability, Business & Collaboration experts

3

Open and scheduled
Q&A sessions and 24/7 support

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 Mentors 

We have a network of mentors who are experts in sustainability and business fields or founders of startups themselves. Every week you will receive guidance & mentoring from a global mentors pool through 1:1 executive coaching on sustainability, corporate collaboration, and various business topics. Meet some of our mentors:

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Sustainability,
Energy

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Product & UX

Reinis Paulins

Senior Product
Designer at Bolt 

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Sustainability

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Innovation

Karolis Mirinavicius

Innovation Development Expert at Ignitis Group

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Lead Mentor,
Product

Viesturs Sosars

Seasoned entrepreneur, Board member at
TechHub Riga
 

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Lead Mentor,
Sustainability

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Sustainability, ESG

Lubomila Jordanova

Co-Founder & CEO of PlanA.Earth and Co-Founder of Greentech Alliance

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Marketing &
Branding

Mario Gamper

Experienced Venture Builder and Product Strategist 

Program  timeline 

SEP 20

Applications close

SEP 27–29

Pre-acceleration for Hosts

OCT 11–DEC 12

Acceleration weeks

JUL 20

Startup applications open

SEP 27

Selected startups announced 

OCT 4-6

Kick-off week

DEC 16

Demo Day

Who are we looking for? 

#GreenTech

Startups that operate in either Food and AgroTech, Mobility, Energy and Smart Cities, Supply Chain, and Logistics, or Sustainable Business and Circular Economy.

Early traction 

We look for game-changing startups with confirmed market traction and product-market validation. There is no better proof of product-market fit than your solution having customers and providing your team with valuable feedback. 

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 Interested  in Future Hub?

Team is everything 

B2B, B2C, and B2B2C startups with a vision in mind, flexible business model, and a balanced skill-set among co-founders. The average time commitment for a startup is about 4 hours per week in addition to the time spent developing the solution.

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For  Startups  interested in program coming Autumn 2021