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You have the dedication, the eagerness and the experience to make a difference. We are here to help you go that extra mile. Successfully driving a startup requires more than just a good idea and cool technology.

We believe that what differentiates the best from the rest is a passionate, well-rounded team, a super disruptive technology and an innovative idea created for a larger market. Other factors that play into creating a successful venture are access to outside resources such as mentorship and raising funds. The Accelerator Program can help take your business to the next level through our weekly active coaching sessions and through access to our established network of VC’s, Investors, Corporations and other players in Silicon Valley and Spain.

The Plug and Play Accelerator Program is a 3-4 months program designed to immerse startups and entrepreneurs into a Silicon Valley inspired environment in Valencia. Through a combination of structured workshops, speaker series, mentorship sessions as well as active coaching, startup founders will crystallize their ideas and business plans, build out their startup’s business model and prototypes as well as present their refined pitches to the venture capital community.

Qualified Accelerator Program participants are eligible to receive an investment of up to €60,000 upon acceptance and they will be able to attend the program free of charge at our facilities (the program is valued at €15,000). In addition, all selected companies will receive more than $200.000 in services and products from our service providers (Softlayer, Rackspace, Zendesk, Amazon Web Services, Mailchimp, etc.).

You have more information about our conditions here: download PDF.

The Accelerator program takes place at our headquarters in Valencia, Spain.

Plug and Play Accelerator Program will conclude with the EXPO Day, a demo day that will connect the venture capital and angel investor community with Accelerator Program companies and provide additional exposure for them.

Plug and Play Accelerator Valencia 2014 – Spring

Important: We will open the registration process in the next few days.

For this edition of our program we have decided that we will evaluate a maximum of 300 projects. Therefore, when we reach those 300 projects we will close the registration process, which will stay open otherwise until the designated deadline. We want to avoid most people sending their application when the deadline is about to end because they believe that they will have better chances this way. Quite the contrary, we want to take our time to evaluate all projects we get and that is why we encourage people to apply as soon as possible.

Qualification and Review Until January 10th 2014 (or until we get 300 projects)
Presentation Day January 20th 2014
Accelerator Kick-Off February 24th 2014

 

  • Qualification and Business Review: University startups are invited to submit an online application before the deadline. Ideal projects are those in IT/ICT in sectors such as consumer internet, software, mobile, wireless, gaming, social media and cloud computing.
  • Presentation Day: The 20 finalist projects will have to go to Valencia to make a presentation before a review committee. That committee will then select the 10 projects that will be part of the acceleration program.
  • EXPO Day: Plug and Play Accelerator Program will conclude with a demo day where VCs, angel investors, media partners and other stakeholders will be invited to review the final pitches and progress of the graduating companies.