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Deadline: September 16, 2020 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
Eligibility: Tech startups

HightechXL Accelerator 2020

Get in the Ring is partnering with HightechXL, a venture builder accelerator that builds teams of entrepreneurs and tech talents around the most advanced technology in the world.

HightechXL has sourced top-notch technologies and IP from organizations like European Space Agency, CERN, TNO and Philips.

HightechXL’s venture-building approach is the fastest way to build strong teams with everything they need to get deep-tech to market

HightechXL starts with sourcing and evaluating next-gen technologies from different research organisations.

After identifying the technologies and IP with the most potential, a team will be shaped around it carefully and strategically to successfully build the venture.

Get in the Ring is looking for entrepreneurs and tech talents that build a venture based on these technologies

The team is the strongest asset a business can have, we are looking for founders that are interested in developing a deep-tech venture and build a business model around the sourced technologies/IP.

  • Step 1: Tech Sourcing

HightechXL sources and identifies the highest potential technologies from research organizations such as European Space Agency, CERN, TNO and Philips.

  • Step 2: Core team scouting

Get in the Ring is looking for the right entrepreneurial people that can bring these technologies to the market.

  • Step 3: Fastrackathon

A gathering of entrepreneurs, industry experts and mentors in a 1-day idea generation session to create business cases of where can the technology bring most value.

  • Step 4: Venture building

Selected teams formed at the Fastrackathon will enter a 9-month program to validate and build the business proposition with the support of HighTechXL.

What’s in for you

  • 9-months Venture building program
  • Office space
  • Access to HighTechXL’s network of investors, corporates and industry mentors & advisors
  • Initial funding of €30,000
  • 60% Equity reservation for founders

Additional criteria

  • Must be willing to set up headquarters of a new venture in Eindhoven
  • Technology savvy and able to learn from specialists like Philips, ASML and TNO

Interested in applying for the L’Oréal Innovation Runway Challenge 2020? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.


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