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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 is joined by a corporate with a sustainability challenge. Our team scouts for the best matched and startup-corporate matchmaking takes place for each challenge. Startups will be introduced to specific challenges of enterprises and given an opportunity to learn more about them. Then teams will enter ten 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 co-creation activities to strengthen the knowledge and understanding of each week's collaboration phase. The main focus and goal of the program is the startup-corporate collaboration.

1

Weekly co-creation
sessions with the enterprise presenting the challenge

1

Kick-off - goal setting sessions & weekly deliverables

4

Joined batch Progress,
Problems, Plans checkpoints

 

2

Demo Day preparation - pitch drills, workshop, dry run

5

1on1 mentoring 
with Lead Mentors

3

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

6
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Program  timeline 

AUG 25

Startup
Applications
Open

OCT 4-6

Pre-acceleration for Hosts

OCT-DEC

Acceleration weeks

SEP 30

Selected startups announced 

OCT 10

Kick-off week

Demo Day

JAN 2023

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 programs coming in 2023