Richi Entrepreneurs, in partnership with ACTION Innovation Network, is looking for startups from around the world with outstanding products in sectors such as Biotech, Medtech, Digital Health and Cleantech to participate in a 2-months acceleration program in Boston, one of the world's most advanced innovation ecosystems.
The 2-months program includes 2 stays in Boston (Phases 1 and 2):
From October 7th to 11th 2019, startups pitch to investors and key stakeholders. They learn about the Boston innovation ecosystem and how to make the most of it. The best startups participating in phase 1 are selected to continue to phase 2.
From December 2nd to 13th 2019, selected startups travel back to Boston to participate in the second phase. They meet relevant stakeholders, investors and potential partners, explore collaborations and define their action plan to thrive in the US. They are assigned a main mentor and an intern who will work with them during 1,5 months. Startups compete for free incubation in one of ACTION Innovation Network’s accelerators.
Between the 2 phases, startups go back to their countries of origin, work on assignments and receive online follow-up and mentoring.
Learn practical information like specific ways to raise funds for your project, legal aspects in the US, or how to deal with american leads.
Explore collaborations with renowned local stakeholders such as investors, potential customers or partners, key market players or academia.
Receive feedback from professionals in your specific area, build your network in Boston and bring potential advisors on board.
Pitch your project to investors and other Boston-based experts, sharpen your speech to catch their attention.
Boston-based university graduates join your team to support you in specific tasks, helping you take the most out of your stay.
Explore incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces to find your next stop in Boston. Attend a curated selection of events and network with first-level players.
2019 Edition takes place from October 7th to December 13th, 2019
Organizations sponsoring the participation of startups in the Boston Immersion Program will be announced soon.
Regular fee: $9,000 for enrollments* until June 30th, 2019
* Enrollment happens once a candidate is accepted into the program and a retainer of 30% is paid. The rest of the fee is payable before July 15th, 2019. Fee includes the program participation (Phases 1 and 2) for up to 2 team members. Housing, flight tickets and meals not included.
Early-stage and early-growth.
Innovative or disruptive solution.
Unaddressed global challenges.
Potential to create a positive social/environmental impact.
Scalable business model.
Sectors: Biotech, Medtech, Digital Health or Cleantech and Sustainability.
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