Gain traction, Get sales, prepare to scale
// WHAT IS IT?
- An intensive four-week acceleration program in Lisbon that will turn fresh ideas into successful businesses
- The best way to discover the potential of your business is by defining, validating and developing the model under the lean startup methodology
- For the hottest tech entrepreneurs in the idea, prototype or launch stages
- Directed to tech-based startups related to tourism (cities, mobility, community).
// WHO IS IT FOR?
- Aspiring entrepreneurs with a tech startup related to the travel & tourism industries
- Startups in the idea, prototype and launch stages who want to prove their business model and build traction
- People who are driven by creating value and want to build great products
// WHAT YOU NEED TO SHOW
- We need to know if you really are ready to make a difference. So, we are going to evaluate your commitment to the project. Also we want to know the technical skills of the team and its implementation capacity
- We will take into account the quality of your business idea, based on it’s technologic or business innovation, market size, scalability and revenue model. The relevance of your idea to the travel and tourism industry will also benefit your application
- We’re looking for startups in the idea, prototype and launch stages. The stage is not in itself a selection criteria but will help to show evidence of commitment and ability of execution.
// IDEA SCOPE
For this edition of Discoveries, we are focused on tech based startups with tourism related acivity. This said, you don’t necessarily need to come up with the next tuk-tuk. Tourism has many angles so if your idea is based on a product or service that is related to one of the following topics, you’re welcome to apply.
// APPLICATION AND SELECTION
You can apply for Discoveries by filling out our form in F6S platform. Fábrica de Startups will be analyzing applications as they are submitted.
If you pass the first online screening phase we will invite you for an interview to which we will give the final selection decision within 5 tentative days.
Since the program has a limit of 15 startups we advise you to apply as soon as possible to guarantee your sport for this amazing opportunity.
NOTE: The evaluation and selection process will happen as applications are submitted. The best applicants will be selected for an interview happening physically or via Skype. The selection decision will be given within 5 (tentative) days after the interview.
// CALENDAR 2016
OPEN April 15th
CLOSE May 1st
June 6th, 9th
June 14th, 17th
June 20th, 23rd
June 27th, 28th
INVESTMENT PITCH July 1st