Scalerator #8

Scalerator Emerges the Innovative Entrepreneurs!

Are you a Moroccan startup active in fintech, agritech, healthtech, creative and cultural industries? Or do you enable access to energy, goods, and services for underserved segments of the population?

Then don’t miss this incredible opportunity to make a difference in your startup!

Scalerator by LaStartupStation is the flagship coaching program that takes place twice a year. As you can imagine, we are in the second batch of the year 2022 and with a new vision.

The goal of the Scalerator program is to bring young African entrepreneurs’ projects to fruition through the deployment of their solutions to the point of obtaining a purchase order/funding release for B2B, or the adoption of their solutions by the general public for B2C.

Overview

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November 3, 2022
Organizer LaStartupStation
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Targets Morocco
Sectors
Agritech, Business services, Clean technology and energy, Creative, media and entertainment, E-commerce, EdTech, Fintech, HealthTech

About the program

8th edition of the SCALERATOR #8 in partnership with Creact4Med Project and VC4A, part of the activities under the FMO Ventures Program is launching a call for applications dedicated to entrepreneurs with startups that operate mainly in the field of cultural and creative industries (CCI) while developing technological solutions that focus on FinTech, AgriTech, Greentech , Healthtech or any other solutions that aim to improve access to goods and services to the under-served segments of the population 

We want to support your startup’s momentum and build new value-creating opportunities and participate in the sustainable rebound of the Moroccan economy.

Let’s go for the SCALERATOR adventure!

Program benefits

By joining SCALERATOR #8, you will have access to

Personalized “world class” coaching: 

  • LaStartupFactory commits to accompany you from start to finish in 8 intense sprints (trainings, expert talks, one-to-one coaching, mentoring).
  • This offering will respond to your direct needs and challenges of the business.

Direct access to business: 

  • B2B: LaStartupFactory supports you to get in touch with its 50+ corporate partners to explore business partnerships.
  • B2C: LaStartupFactory will make sure to accompany you in your journey to expand your consumer base and convince consumers to adopt your solution.

Access to funding opportunities

  • LaStartupStation will support you in your development and deployment process for up to 50,000 euros of funding through our network of business angels and investment fund partners.

Eligibility criteria

Our criteria are very simple and pragmatic in order to accompany you in your acceleration.

Field of activity: Your startup operates in the field of energy access and cultural and creative industries (CCI), Fintech, and Agritech,Mobility, Greentech,E-Commerce, EdTech, Fintech, and HealthTech.

Innovative Solution: A technology startup whose proposed solution presents a technological, usage, or any other kind of innovation.

B2B or B2C Startup: Bringing a B2B or B2C solution that meets the needs of corporations or the general public.

Functional prototype / MVP: Have a prototype, an MVP, or an operational solution.

Our support features

Acceleration takes place at LaStartupStation, a place of creativity and innovation and excellence, a space equipped with the latest technologies, a community of experts, coaches, passionate mentors and a team ready to give you all the tools that will lead you to your success.

A training platform in e-learning mode 100% free:

The process of accompanying the program has been revised to be completely digitalized in the form of MOOC thanks to CREACT4MED Academy.

Training and talks in the form of videos are accessible from anywhere in order to have from start to finish your own path as an entrepreneur.

Visibility for your startup:

LaStartupStation stands out for being open to the community. To inspire the community and create strong links to foster continuous networking, we regularly organize:

  • Innovation events
  • Bootcamps in partnership with large corporations
  • Visibility with influential national and international media
  • Visibility like you’ve never had before because LaStartupStation is co-producer of the Moroccan version of Shark Thank Marocain “Who will invest in my project? Special startups”.

Third-party tools :
In addition to the above, we offer you access to third-party solutions such as:

Microsoft Azure: Up to 30 000$ of free cloud for one year.

Human Resources: Access to intern profiles from top business and engineering schools.

Program phases

The Scalerator program includes a set of steps: a pre-selection, a pitch in front of a jury, a training phase and then a matchmaking phase that allows to deploy the solution on the market.

1/ Selection of startups by LaStartupStation – (From October 24 to November 07)

All applications received are reviewed to identify viable solutions for further analysis of the projects.

The most promising and relevant projects are selected using experts in the field.

2/ Bootcamp & pitch to the committee – (November 11 – 13)

The Scalerator program starts with a 3-day bootcamp that will allow the selected entrepreneurs to get started with intensive training. Right after the bootcamp, candidates will present a pitch in front of the funding committee.

You will be accompanied by coaches, trainers and experts on different themes such as: soft skills, design thinking, computer graphics, software development, the objective being to transform prototypes into functional MVPs.

LaStartupStation will also help you obtain financing to deploy your solution to your first customer and to conquer new opportunities.

3/ Preparing to meet decision-makers and top management – (November 13, 2022 to May 13, 2023)

You will benefit from 08 Sprint sessions, one per 3 weeks. Each sprint includes a training session, an inspiring talk/dinner with a public figure, a one-to-one coaching with an advisor who will follow your progress during the 6 months of the program and finally a mentoring with experienced people (CEOs of large groups, entrepreneurial serials…).

4/ Demo Day in front of more than a hundred personalities – (31 May 2023)

The Scalerator#8 Demo Day is an opportunity for startups to showcase their potential via their growth to a range of stakeholders including corporates.

It’s a chance for you to showcase all the work you’ve done since the beginning of your entrepreneurial journey. You will have the opportunity to speak in front of large corporations, investors and the media! All you have to do is show what you can do by making “the perfect pitch”!

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