Take your startup to the
next level

Accelerate Colombia is currently accepting applications from technology focused startups who have product and revenues and a track record of growth for the upcoming cohort.

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Teams

Accelerate Colombia believes in the importance of team work to achieve success. Therefore, we require all startups to have a minimum of 4 people on their team to apply.

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Language Proficiency

Accelerate Colombia’s programs are run in English. Applicants will need to have English proficiency to participate in the cohort.

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Deadline

We run a rolling application process.  To apply for the 2021 cohort, please submit your application online by 12 pm COT on July 1, 2021. Startups that apply early have an advantage because we have more time to read your applications. You can submit after the deadline – though keep in mind that the later you apply, the harder it is to get in.

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Interview

We will invite the most promising startups to a video interview with the selection committee.

THE TEAMS WILL JOIN THE BEST EXPERIENCE OF THEIR LIVES.

What's next

Filter 1

We will decide what startups are accepted to Accelerate Colombia after the interviews.

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To keep in mind

Accelerate Colombia does not provide office space.  Your startup will continue to work out of your current accommodations.  Key events like meetups, pitch events, expert speakers, etc. will be conducted virtually or in our space as conditions allow.

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Meet ups

During the 4 month Accelerate Colombia accelerator we will have regular meetup events every 3 weeks in alignment with the key milestones of the acceleration process.  The startups will be working with their assigned mentors and coaches weekly between these events.  During these events we will invite an expert to speak on some key aspect of startups.  The startups will also showcase their progress and be required to do a practice pitch

We will also hold weekly training events on the  key topics  regarding preparation for internationalization.  Each event is on-line and will include a subject matter expert to speak on the topic.

 Participation in all events is mandatory.

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Demo day

The accelerator will culminate in an Demo Day at which the startups present to a carefully selected, invitation-only audience of potential investors.

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Mentors

Mentors and coaches will meet with their startups on a weekly basis.

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Networking

During and post the accelerator we will endeavor to introduce startups individually to people and companies that can help them.

How do we choose which startups to invite?

We will consider companies from anywhere inside or outside of Colombia.  Companies do not need to be located in Colombia but should be prepared to travel for some key events.  We will consider  technology related startups with a proven track record in their home markets.

When considering startups we will look at:

Original idea

Qualifications and strength of the founding team

Demonstrated commitment to the startup

Solving a problem with international potential

Potential to scale internationally

Probably to attract international investment