Are you looking for an effective acceleration program that will help you develop your startup, acquire the knowledge necessary to run your business, and establish important international business relations? We are implementing the MIT Enterprise Forum CEE program for people like you. We have helped to develop over 120 tech startups and now we can help you. Check our guidelines and apply today. We are waiting for your application by July 7. Remember that the participation in our program is free of charge. You have got nothing to lose and you can radically change your future and the future of your startup!
- Before you apply, make sure that our program is for you!
As the proverb goes, do not buy a pig in a poke. Before you apply, check whether the MIT Enterprise Forum CCE program is for you. You will find the most important information about the acceleration on our website. Read the Q&A section carefully, you will find answers to the frequently asked questions there (READ_HERE). Check whether your solution fits the technological areas of our startup support (READ_HERE), and read the rules and regulations concerning the conditions to be met in order to participate in the program (READ_HERE) Might seem a lot, but you need to make sure that the MIT Enterprise Forum CEE program is just what your startup needs.
- Apply! Perhaps you will prove to be our first unicorn!
If you have already broken through the tangle of information related to the program and realized that there is nothing to lose and a lot to win… (APPLY HERE). It’s worth taking the time to answer all the questions in meticulous and comprehensive manner, and to prepare a short, engaging video about your startup. The recruitment platform itself is simple and intuitive tool, but in case you experience any problems, you can use the Application Manual (READ_HERE). Remember that you can send your application by July 7, 23:59:59 CEST.
- Keep your fingers crossed and wait for contact!
Already applied? Now, keep your fingers crossed and be patient! Several hundred startups apply to each edition of our program and we need time to analyze their applications in reliable and meticulous manner. Several dozen international judges are involved in the whole application evaluation process, which makes it a bit time-consuming. At this stage, we choose startups whose applications have engaged us the most. If you are in this group, we will contact you and invite you to an individual meeting or videochat, during which we will be able to get to know each other and talk about your technology, expectations or plans. Soon afterwards, we will inform you whether your startup has qualified for the program.
- Hurray! You made it! You are starting the acceleration with the MIT Enterprise Forum CEE!
We must warn you though, our program is not a game or Sunday school. We make a lot of effort and the same or even more will be expected from you. You will undergo six weekend workshop sessions, including 24 steps of disciplined entrepreneurship led by Prof. Bill Aulet from MIT, meetings with lawyers, patent attorneys and sales coaches, or the Pitch Academy, led by Linda Plano, an international expert specializing in sales presentations. Remember that your commitment and hard work could help you elevate your business to a much higher level.
- Cooperation with mentors and program partners
We will involve at least two mentors with extensive knowledge and business experience to cooperate with you. They will provide your startup with substantive support on its way to achieving market success. What’s more, the cooperation with program partners (large enterprises) is aimed at providing pilot implementation and verification of the effectiveness of your solution in real market conditions. It will be a great opportunity to verify your own business assumptions, as well as a chance to establish commercial cooperation with the leaders of particular industries not only in Poland, but also on international markets All in all, we will help you win the reference clients.
- Show yourself during DemoDay … and fly to Boston
The culmination of each edition of the program is DemoDay, during which startups present their technologies to investors and representatives of large enterprises and public institutions. At the event, we announce five startups that will take part in the weekly Bootcamp in Boston. This not only allows startups to learn about the innovation ecosystem cantered around the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but also the opportunity to establish important business relationships with local entrepreneurs and present their technology to investors from the USA. For many of them, this is the first major step to develop their business on the US market.