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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. 

Online workshops and other recommended materials to revise

Goal setting & weekly deliverables to make sure you accelerate

Joined batch Progress,
Problems, Plans checkpoint

Check-ins and feedback with enterprise presenting the challenge

1on1 mentoring sessions
with Sustainability and Business and Collaboration experts

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.

Sustainable Finance

Evija Tambaka

Sustainability Area Project Manager at Swedbank Latvia

Sustainability

Alise Pizika

Private Label
Brand Manager at Rimi
Baltic Group

Sustainability

Liudvikas Aleliunas

Corporate Responsibility Manager at Rimi Baltic Group

Sustainable 
Finance

Business

Liene Perija 

Digital Development
Director at Rimi Baltic
Group

Content
Startegy

Natalie Novick

Content and Strategy
at PIRATEx

Mentor  open-call 

If startups and the GreenTech community are your passion and you believe you can advise startups on either a sustainability topic or a business domain (legal, marketing, UX, data, etc.), apply for the Future Hub mentor position. If we believe you can add value to the program, we will be happy to welcome you to the Future Hub community.

Lead Mentor,

Product

Viesturs Sosars

Seasoned entrepreneur, Board member at
TechHub Riga

 

Lead Mentor,

Sustainability

Sustainability 

Lubomila Jordanova

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

Marketing &
Branding

Mario Gamper

Experienced Venture Builder and Product Strategist 

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 7-9 hours per week in addition to the time spent developing the solution.

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For Startups interested in program coming Autumn 2021
For Enterprises interested in program coming Autumn 2021
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