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 September 30th to October 4th 2019 (1 week), startups pitch to 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. Selected startups will be assigned a lead mentor and an intern who will work with them to prepare phase 2.
From November 12th to 22nd 2019 (2 weeks), selected startups travel back to Boston to participate in the second phase. They meet investors, key opinion leaders, potential partners, and other key stakeholders to explore collaborations and define their action plan to thrive in the US. 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. During this time, they work on a few assignments and receive mentoring remotely.
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 September 30th to November 22nd, 2019
Organizations sponsoring the participation of startups in the Boston Immersion Program will be announced soon.
Apply by April 30th, 2019
Admitted startups will be communicated on May 31st, 2019. Admitted startups will enroll and pay a retainer of 30% of the program cost. The rest of the fee is payable before July 31st, 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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