It’s that time of year again: the applications for our next Acceleration Program are now open!

Do you have an amazing startup and are you ready to take a chance, put yourself on the line, work hard 24/7 and live one of the most engaging experiences of your life? Well, we've got great news for you: today we've opened the Call for Applications to join the batch of the Acceleration Program starting in Summer 2018. Hurry up, you have until March 3rd to write the future with us!

To begin, let's see if you've got what we want to see:

  • Do you have digital startups and having at least a working prototype of the product or a validated idea (Minimum Viable Product)?
  • Do you have a team with a full set of skills, especially tech development skills, willing to move to Rome for the duration of the program and commit to working on the project full-time?
  • Do you propose a competitive solution in a strongly growing market sector?

If the answer to these questions is yes, you're ready to apply!

What will you get? The most promising startups will have the opportunity to access an intensive 5-months path aimed at transforming projects in the early stages of life into companies generating revenues on the market. The program will begin in June 2018 and will take place in our headquarters: a 5000sqm innovation hub in the heart of Rome, in the historic wing of Termini Station.

You will participate in seminars and workshop and you will be supported in business development, investor networking, management, and technology development by a team of experts and a Board of Advisors of over 50 prominent members with various sectoral responsibilities. In addition, you will receive an investment from LVenture Group of 80 thousand Euros, of which 30 thousand in cash and 50 thousand in services, in return for a 9% equity[1].

The selection process begins by applying online through LUISS ENLABS' website by March 3rd, 2018. Applications will be evaluated in March and an initial selection of startups will participate in the "Selection Day", a meeting with LUISS ENLABS' Team and part of the Board of Advisors.

[1] The investment is carried through Participatory Financial Instruments (Strumenti Finanziari Partecipativi, SFP) issued by startups themselves, that can be converted into equity at the end of the Acceleration Program if the startup has proven to be able to achieve significant results on the market.