Logo Culttech

The intersection of culture and technology for the benefit of society

Our Focus

We are advancing innovations and building sustainable businesses that make culture more accessible, engaging and financially rewarding for all.

Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Performing Arts

Performing Arts

Music & Audiovisual

Music & Audiovisual

Film, TV & Broadcasting

Film, TV & Broadcasting

Content, Gaming & Publishing

Content, Gaming & Publishing

Cultural Heritage & Architecture

Cultural Heritage & Architecture

The Program

Join our 6 month program!

We support early-stage startups to become an attractive business proposition for securing the right type of fundraising

01.

Networking & Communications

Networking & Communications

  • Founder fundamentals
  • Pitch development & practice
  • Storytelling & networking skills

02.

Business Validation

Business Validation

  • Go to market strategy
  • Technical & IP
  • Business model sustainability

03.

Investment Readiness

Investment Readiness

  • Fundraising strategy
  • Investor relations
  • Investor due diligence

Program Timeline

The program duration is 6 months and will require a time commitment from each team of 3–5 hours a week. This includes weekly training sessions, up to 20 hours of mentorship, and in-person meetings at a European destination in June and November

COHORT SELECTION

MAR & APR

NETWORKING & COMMUNICATIONS

MAY & JUNE

INVESTMENT READINESS

SEPT & OCT

PROGRAM LAUNCH

MAY

BUSINESS VALIDATION

AUG

DEMO DAY @ THE CULTTECH SUMMIT

NOV

COHORT SELECTION

MAR & APR

NETWORKING & COMMUNICATIONS

MAY & JUNE

INVESTMENT READINESS

SEPT & OCT

PROGRAM LAUNCH

MAY

BUSINESS VALIDATION

AUG

DEMO DAY @ THE CULTTECH SUMMIT

NOV

Program Benefits

COMMUNITY

By joining you gain lifelong access to a supportive community of startups, cultural organisations and investors passionate about the creative sector

EXPERTS

Receive practical, hands on training from experienced professionals, and
be tailor matched with Culttech mentors, providing valuable industry insights and business advisory to ensure you achieve investment readiness

CONNECTIONS

We exclusively invite you to participate in exciting Culttech industry talks, thought provoking panels, and networking events

Are you the right fit?

If you fulfill this criteria, we would love to receive your application to join our next Culttech cohort!

You have a registered legal entity with an MVP, and your mission is aligned with Culttech’s vision and values

You are looking for support with market, technical and business validation for your startup

You are a first time founder with little or no experience in fundraising, and would like to become a credible Culttech investment

Not ready to apply yet but you’d like to keep in touch? Submit your info here.

COMMUNITY

Join Our Community

We are a pioneering community of like-minded founders, experts, partners and investors each aligned to make a huge impact globally in Culttech.

Culttech Alumni

Culttech Alumni

Mentors & Experts

Mentors & Experts

Culttech Partners

Culttech Partners

Investors

Investors

What our startups have to say…

The CultTech Accelerator programme is a must for any business working at the intersection between culture and technology. 

It’s a highly valuable opportunity to deep dive into accelerating the growth of a startup with a whole army of domain and industry experts giving you access to knowledge which would take decades to learn otherwise. 

From the start of the programme you are supported, coached and encouraged by a team dedicated to pushing your business and you as founders to achieve at a highest levels. 

I’d recommend this for anyone working to change the world with culture connected technologies.

Flow Collingwood

Flow Collingwood

Business Development Lead at
Metawalls

Metawalls

Being part of the cult-tech accelerator means contributing to the rise of a cult-tech movement with thriving founders who work to create a society where culture and creativity thrive. The cult-tech accelerator provided us with an international network of like-minded founders and professionals through meet-ups, panels, and tech conferences, which has been crucial to my personal and professional growth.

Pasquale Marino

Pasquale Marino

Founder & CEO at
MAE

MAE

Being part of the Culttech Accelerator provided crucial support, insights, and connections, expanding my expertise and enhancing our startup’s progress and my professional development

Vera Grablechner

Vera Grablechner

Founder & CEO at
myCulture

myCulture

The network of partners is incredible and can really bring your project to the next level.

Gianluca Boccadifuoco

Gianluca Boccadifuoco

Muro

Muro

As a founder, I could not be more grateful to the Culttech Accelerator team, specially to Sarah and Ale that make us feel home all of the time. The whole team took the right time to share with us their values and mission in the world, which I consider extremely needed. Culttech is kind of a miracle. An paradise island in the landscape of tech accelerators. They are a unique group of educated people decided to make an impact in tech and culture. I feel pretty much committed to the program and aligned with their vision. I would never forget the performance of the X-Tet. Such an amazing gift to the listeners. I feel so privileged to be part of Culttech.

Bruno Muñoz

Bruno Muñoz

Singulive

Singulive

The take part of Culttech is to be engulfed by inspiration and extremely relevant content, presented by the bright experts on the peculiar culture industry.

Renata Bueno Tavares

Renata Bueno Tavares

Puimosso

Puimosso

Even though we have only been an official part of CultTech for a few weeks, the program has fully lived up to our expectations. The team surrounding the association is great, and the experts and mentors they have managed to get onboard is very impressive. If this is how they kick it off, I look forward to 5 months of this!

Mathias P

Mathias P

Upsound

Upsound

It’s been a fantastic experience to be part of a unique environment of likeminded people who build for culture from all over the world

Luis Martínez

Luis Martínez

Staxe

Staxe

Our team

Samanta Peña

SAMANTA PEñA

Program Lead

Sarah

SARAH LUIZ

Community Lead

Alejandra Prieto

Alejandra Prieto

Program Manager

Galina Fellenegger

Galina Fellenegger

Event Manager

Ulrike

Ulrike Stevens

Investor Relations

Interested to apply?

You could be one of the ambitious startup teams in our next cohort!

We often get asked...

  • Applications are open from September 2024 – end of February 2025.If your submit your application in advance of the deadline, we have an ongoing process, meaning our evaluators can provide feedback, giving you the opportunitiy to make application revisions, to be more eligible for selectionThe pre-selection is carried out by an external & internal jury selection, who will select the top candidates for interview rounds.If selected, you will be invited to a 40-min interview with our team who will assess if you are the right fit for the accelerator program and the community.If accepted: You will be required to sign a participation agreement, and pay a commitment deposit to reserve your place in the cohort. We also do our best to provide helpful feedback if you aren’t accepted, so you can reapply successfully the following year.

Our global community and the program is fully remote & accessible from anywhere. During the program, we do however require you to travel to a European destination for our 2 day kick off meetup and for the demo day at the end of the program, so please ensure you are able to travel in the months of early June and November.

1000 EUR commitment deposit to take part in the program

We will return the deposit back if you successfully complete the following:

  • Attend a 2 day Kick-off meeting in person (at least 1 co-founder)
  • Attend a 1 day Demo Day in person (at least 1 co-founder)
  • Attend at least 75% of the program courses
  • Complete your mentor sessions

Success fee of 5%

  • Up to 18 months after the accelerator program has ended. The 5% success fee is only applied if the startup is able to successfully raise after the program
  • Preferential investment option for NR.VC
  • If you have received a LOI from investors before the program starts, the success fee will not be applied to funds received from these investors
  • The fee is capped at 30,000€ and applies to 1 round of fundraising only

NOT Included – Startup team cost

  • Travel and accommodation to the 2 x in person events in June and Nov

  • Be clear and concise: We need to understand who your target customer is and the transformation you are offering to serve their needs in a viable market.

 

  • Highlight your cultural impact: What value does your product or service add, and how does it align with Culttech’s vision and values?

 

  • Articulate your purpose: Explain why you are passionate about your startup for us to understand how determined and resilient you will be to grow your business successfully

 

  • Last but not least, ensure your pitch deck is accessible! Please provide an open link or grant access via email

Our dedicated team evaluate each application using the following criteria:

 

  • Strength of the Team 
  • Cultural Impact
  • Industry Knowledge
  • Innovation Level
  • Business Model
  • Vision for Scalability

 

We’re not necessarily looking for teams that “have it all”. Rather, we seek Founders with the right attitude and openness to be a good fit for our community, and who show high potential to succeed in the culture and creative industries

 

The connections and expert support you receive during the program continues beyond our accelerator program. With an ever growing number of mentors, partners and investors joining our community we are always looking at new ways to bring people together to collaborate with each other. You will be invited to many more talks and  industry events to grow your business beyond Seed investment. Enjoy the journey with us!

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