Wise Guys XR acceleration program

Applications open to the second Wise Guys XR accelerations program starting Feb.

Europe’s leading B2B accelerator Startup Wise Guys has launched applications for the second Wise Guys XR acceleration program for startups building the meta world. It’s a great opportunity to get your first investment and accelerate your startup through a hands-on, 5 months long intensive mentoring program. Applications are open until January 12

Extended Reality has been on the map for a while now. And here at SWG, we do believe it’s the future. So we lend our hand to startups that can get us all one step closer to the metaverse. This is a super intense acceleration program developed for more mature startups.


12+ Focus Areas. 4 Blueprints. Tailored Approach. While the program comes with a fast-paced intensive setup, you will get to have one-on-ones with our mentors, coaches, and guest industry experts.

Sales & traction Building

  • Refining your sales strategy
  • Finding the right target markets
  • Assessing your audience potential
  • Creating a futureproof marketing strategy

Pitch training

  • Learning how to pitch to various investors—from business angels to VCs
  • Perfecting your pitch deck and pitch delivery
  • Learning how to develop a data-driven pitch and handle the Q&A

Company building

  • Building a strong dedicated team
  • Setting KPIs and goals: various frameworks, tracking, company-wide onboarding
  • Customer discovery: how to find the right target market & audience
  • Determining your startup’s key strengths and unique value proposition

Future-proofing for success

  • Defining a 12-month development roadmap across tech, sales, and overall business strategy
  • Ins and out of fundraising: strategy, determining your needs, networking, and investor management
  • Unique exposure to SWG’s wide network of VCs, investors, commercial partners, and alumni

Eligibility criteria

Here’s what you should have in place if you want to be a part of this amazing acceleration journey:

Startups meeting these selection criteria:

  • B2B focus;
  • A team of at least two founders;
  • A working MVP (minimum viable product);
  • Initial traction (can be shown through MRR, paid pilots, one-time payments for product test/usage, etc.);
  • Global ambition;
  • Free spoken English as the entire program will be run in English.

Startups representing these sub-verticals:

  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality
  • Mixed Reality
  • 3D and graphics tools and marketplaces
  • Metaverse
  • Spatial Compute
  • Phygital
  • Visualisation and interfaces for Web3
  • Machine vision and learning within the XR field of implementation


January 12, 2023
Program dates Feb 13 - Jun 30, 2023
Organizer Startup Wise Guys
Website Visit website
Africa, Americas, Antarctica Region, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Micronesia
Sectors Virtual reality



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    Eliud Mungai posted an update on the Acceleration Program page Wise Guys XR acceleration program.

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      Eliud Mungai posted an update on the Acceleration Program page Wise Guys XR acceleration program.

      Extended Reality startups – this is for you! 💥 Startup Wise Guys has opened applications for their second Wise Guys XR acceleration program starting February 2023!

      Selected startups will receive up to 100K EUR convertible investment plus 5 months long, intensive full-time mentoring program, and an opportunity to connect with 350+ international experts. 

      Applications are open until January 12, 2023! 💥 http://bit.ly/3DYI01Q