1st of July - 20th of September 2019
The Grinders Cohort addresses successful technology entrepreneurs using emerging technologies such as, but not limited to: Artificial Intelligence, Automated Learning, Robotics and Automation.
If you are a startup at the beginning of the road or you've established a few years ago, or if you are an experienced entrepreneur from abroad returned to the country to contribute to the development of the economy through innovative projects, or you are a student with a bright ideea, now you have the resources to turn your tech services into solutions that will inspire confidence in the future!
INNOVX GLOBAL BUSINESS
InnovX is an non-equity business accelerator structured as an intensive program that scale your business or business idea, compressing years of learning from experience in just a few months! Imagine a unique business ecosystem where you constantly test what works and what needs to be changed in your business. Moreover, you are constantly interacting in an innovative and competitive environment. Throughout the program, you benefit from permanent educational resources, networking, specialized guidance and mentoring from leading executives. As a Grinders Cohort accelerated company you will have the opportunity to present your revolutionary tech idea at the Startup Grind Regional Conference.
We'll help you develop competencies needed for seizing the opportunities and network offered by
InnovX Business Accelerator
EUROPEAN GRANTS ACCESSION
LEADERSHIP & RESPONSIBILITY
SCALABILITY OF BUSINESS
RAISING RISK CAPITAL
2019 GRINDERS COHORT
How do I participate in the program?
20 April - 20 May
Apply online through the signup form. Complete the data carefully as required and shortly after the selection process, a InnovX representative will contact you if you are preselected to become one of the 10 eligible participants.
FAST TRACK DAYS & SELECTION DAY
May - June
If you are pre-selected, you will participate in the Fast Track Days where you will have to present your pitch and have an interview with InnovX team members. The final 20 companies will be invited to the Selection Day to pitch and respond to the questions of our Jury. The best 10 grinders will be selected.
1st July - 20 September
The bootcamp program takes place in Bucharest for 3 months between the 1st of July and the 20th of September. During this time, you must be present in all activities within the program to graduate and access exit opportunities.
CONFERENCES & DEMO DAYS
September - November
After completing the bootcamp successfully, you will be given the day and location for the Demo Day, the day your project is presented. You will have the unique opportunity to attract investors and venture capital in Bucharest, Barcelona or Tel-Aviv.
Whill you be the next Entrepreneur of the year?
This Summer, InnovX Business Accelerator will scout for the best tech businesses that can change the world through their brilliant innovation and continuous ambition. We will award 10 scholarships of 3 months intensive program in Bucharest followed by a participation at the Startup Grind Conference in Bucharest and Barcelona or Tel - Aviv.
What are the eligibility criteria?
To get one of the 10 places in the InnovX Accelerator, you must meet all eligibility conditions for the Grinders Cohort:
You have registered, or intend to register a micro-enterprise, a social enterprise or an association / foundation on the Romanian territory (legal person or authorized natural person) in any technological sector.
If you are accepted in the program but did not incorporate yet your entity, you have to do it in the first month of the Grinders Cohorts (until 31st July).
The incorporated entities must have a turnover or attracted a financing / investment under 100.000 Euros. The turnover may be cumulated with that of other companies with which it forms a group in the sense of the SME Law (in the case of companies).
Technology readiness level-TRL is ideally situated between TRL 1 and TRL 2 where:
o TRL 1 represents the basic principles observed
o TRL 2 is a formulated technology concept
TRL 5 represents validated technology in the relevant environment