Beginning of September –
End of November 2023
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April – October 2024
End of October 2024
The project must be addressing the space of CultTech. Within this space, there are no further limits.
When applying for the CultTech acceleration, there already needs to be a team that is working on the project. A team consists of at least 2 people that divide their responsibilities in an efficient & effective way.
The minimum requirement in terms of product stage is an MVP, a minimum viable product, that can be demonstrated during the selection process.
To qualify for the program, a legal entity of any kind (incl. NPOs) must be established.
At the time of the application, the team must have at least an idea of the future business model and the corresponding revenue streams. This serves as an indication of whether the project is going to be sustainable from a financial perspective (this also applies for NPOs). We will in principle have a preference for models that show a perspective of self- sustainability.
The founders and their ideas should be driven by the aim of having a positive impact (wider access, fairer distribution of revenue, etc.)
CultTech is the application of technology to the benefit of culture and society. It has the potential to empower creators and consumers, enable massive access to culture and foster new economic models.
In the past years we’ve witnessed the transformation of many industries: from the financial sector to healthcare, from agriculture to travel; technological innovation has changed the way we work, live and love.
But one very important part of life has not yet seen the full power of technology come to play yet: The world of culture.
Follow our Alumni page to get more examples of CultTech startups.
A three-month programme that takes place twice a year.
CultTech startups with legal entity at the MVP stage or later.
A startup should have an aspiration to make a positive impact in CultTech space.
For now, it’s free, but it might change in the future.
There are 2 in-person events in the programme.
Travel and accommodation costs covered by the startups, in exceptional cases the need-based travel grants can be considered.
The program will take 5–7 hours a week. This time includes:
– 2 sessions on average a week.
– mentor session once a week.
– extra time for workshops and other calls with CultTech team if it’s needed.
In order to review and evaluate all of the applications we follow a two-step selection process.
Round 1: we have composed a jury panel consisting of international, experienced individuals from our trusted investor partners as well as internal members of our team, which analyse each applicant according to standardised criteria. Each startup is given between 1-5 points for each of the following categories:
Next, the jury gives us valuable insights, involving detailed comments about potential opportunities and risks involved and the applicants are narrowed down to a shortlist.
Round 2: is a 1-hour video call with all startups, to understand more about their businesses, ask critical questions, get to know the founder team, give the applicants a better understanding of how they can benefit from the CultTech Accelerator and ask us any questions they have.
We then finalise selecting 8-10 startups who will participate in the CultTech Accelerator!
up to 10 startups
Demo Day is a celebratory moment for the founder participants after successfully completing the program: the opportunity to pitch and showcase their businesses in front of investors, the media, and a variety of networks at a hybrid event, highlighting their idea and applying all they learnt and reached in the last 3 months.
Watch Demo Day Batch#1 here.
Watch Demo Day Batch#2 here.
If you want to ask a question or arrange a meeting with the organizers, please, write an email to the Head of the Accelerator firstname.lastname@example.org or text us on LinkedIn.
We would be extremely happy to consider your support on the program as a mentor or as an expert – fill in the form here!