Cleantech start-up? Join Climate-KIC Accelerator!

About Climate-KIC Accelerator

Technology start-ups seldom fail on technology, they fail on commercialization. We can help you solve real customer problems. We help you think, act and grow big, so you can reach global domination in your chosen market niche. In three stages, our 18-month program brings you the knowledge, resources, tools and coaching cleantech start-ups need for succes. Enroll now in the Netherlands and get the international perspective you need.

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Stage 1: Fundamentals

Get the basics right

Focus on your customer and how to get your product into their hands. Which niche are you serving? Which problem are you solving? Figure out how to make money and scale up your business using a solid financial model. Fundamentals gives you a clear vision of how to create highest value with limited resources.

Stage 1 consists of a 2-day boot camp and 6-8 sessions filled with workshops, peer-2-peer sessions and start-up stories. Fundamentals comes with a €10,000 grant.


Stage 2: Validation

“No business plan survives first contact with a customer.” (Steve Blank)

Get out there and validate your business assumptions. Talk to at least 100 (potential) customers across borders. We provide you with the skills and tools you need to conduct good interviews, to see through all the false positives and to build your business on real insights. After Validation you’ll be better able to choose your markets and grow by addressing real customer needs.

Stage 2 takes about 6 months. We kick off with a 2-day boot camp which is followed up by monthly meetings with interactive workshops and peer-2-peer sessions. Participants in Stage 2 receive a € 15,000 additional grant.


Stage 3: Delivery

Ready for takeoff.

In this stage, you use insights from the previous stages to develop a full-grown business plan in which all foreseeable failure factors are fixed. You are ready to pitch your business case to investors and launch it to your customers. Delivery helps you find the partners that enable you to grow fast.

Apart from intensive 1-on-1 coaching, we offer workshops on valuation, investor strategy, financial structuring, deal making and strategic partnering. Convertible note in stage 3, details upon request.


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