For Startups

What ever stage you are or vertical, we will accelerate you!

About Mentors

We only have domain specialists or startup founders who went through a first successful round!

For Investors

We have already a great team of investors but you can still join!

Now Sprint! Accelerator Online is Free until end of 2021. Pricing on demand for corporates and at your premise.

Patrick Bosteels, co-founder and Program Manager Now Sprint! Accelerator. Patrick has 35 years of bootstrapping in his backpack after he finished Art School as Filmmaker and Photographer in Gent, Belgium. He moved to Türkiye in 2013 and cofounded Stage-Co with his partner and wife Neşen Yücel. Together they organised and facilitated numerous Startup Weekends, Hackathons, Bootcamps and Acceleration program, including on-demand programs for corporates. They use the SDGs as their guidance and focus on East Europe, Balkans, Africa and Central Asia. In 2019 they opened Urla Coworking and in March 2020 announced the start of Now Sprint! Accelerator
 

Alumni May, 2020 Program

Why Choose our PROGRAM?

Validate - Build - Go and Conquer

Now Sprint! Accelerator Program Online takes 1-month with intensive training trough workshops, guidance by the excellent Now Sprint! mentors ending in an online Demo Day reaching over 100 investors. Now Sprint! Accelerator prepared 8 workshops, 2 per week at the end of the day online. We will go from an idea to a product ready to pitch to an investor. using a hands-on program that includes Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Business Model Canvas and Customer Development. You have already an MVP or even a fresh startup? We will get you to the next level. We have the same program for Corporates who believe in Innovation and intrapreneurship! Get in contact with us for a bespoke program, on-premise or online. What makes Now Sprint! Accelerator a top Pre-Accelerator in the region? And unique at the same time:

No equity asked

Do not waste equity on programs unless you have traction and a serious investment on the table. Do not give up ownership at the start. An investor should invest in your next round based on value for value and what you need is money and/or a sales network.

We provide horizontal programs and vertical programs

At whatever stage you are, or whatever tech or market, we can support you in detecting the missing elements and work on them with our instructors and mentors.

Company Startup Program

For companies, we evaluate whether you can join a regular program or we create a bespoke program matching the company needs.

Investors in-house

We have investor partners on board but as we know the Angel and VC ecosystem very good we can bring you in contact with the best match.

Global Accelerator Programs

Once you go through our Pre-Accelerator program we will select the startups with great progress and connect them to Global Accelerator Programs in Europe or the US. No promises of course as the international level is very high, so you really need to excel.

● The selection is based on your entrepreneurial drive, your collaboration with your team members, creativity and knowledge of your product or service. Involving 1 or more SDG topics is a must.

Stage-co MAsters Team

PROGRAM DETAILS

Just like a startup, we need to be agile and responsive!

Now Sprint! Accelerator Program:

We plan to give 2 workshops per week after business hours. Each workshop will take a maximum of 3 hours in the most interactive way possible. All workshops will be given in English and you can expect homework.

Program 12th of October, 8 Workshops in 4 weeks starting at 6 pm Istanbul Time

Program dates: October 12th, 14th, 19th, 21th, 26th, 28th, Oct 2nd, 4th and Demo Day Oct 13th

Demo Day: 2nd Saturday after the last workshop

Where? Online, Google Meet

Program Manager: Startup Akademi Stage-Co Masters: Patrick Bosteels

Program Overview:

Week 1 A Design Thinking. Define your researched problem.

Week 1 B Pitch Problem and Market. Discuss

Week 2 A Define your Value Proposition

Week 2 B Finalise Business Model Canvas. Share and Discuss

Week 3 A Customer Development

Week 3 B MVP. Share and Discuss

Week 4 A Financial Plan

Week 4 B Create your Pitch Deck

Demoday 2nd Saturday after the last workshop

Mentors:

Mentors are involved face to face or online based on the needs we define together. They can join at any stage in the program after the 2nd week.

Our Values

  • Focus on Women entrepreneurship
  • The selection is based on your entrepreneurial drive, your collaboration with your team members, creativity and knowledge of your product or service. 

Pricing

Free until the end of 2021

  • One team member: USD 1200
  • Second team member of the same project: 800 USD
  • Third team member of the same project: 600 USD

Not including VAT

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Program: Agro4.0, start  September 27th, end October 3rd

IoT Agro 4.0: A data science-based information system for sustainable agroecosystem management using IoT and AI. In order to handle all data related to the sustainability of an agroecosystem is the use of Information Systems and Internet of Things.

During a 7-days FFW (FastForward) Acceleration Program, startup teams will follow several workshops in order to validate their project, acquire additional knowledge from specialists and ending in a Demo Day in front of Investors. Teams need to be present at the venue for 7 days.

Main Partners

 

 

Partners:

Where? Ion Village, Barbaros, 7039 Sokak No. 4, 35430 Urla/İzmir, Turkey

Program Manager: Startup Akademi Stage-Co Masters: Patrick Bosteels

Program:

Introduction, Get to know each other.

Design Thinking. Define your researched problem.

Introduction to IoT by NetOP

Pitch Problem and Market.

Testimonial by an expert in Agro 4.0

Define your Value Proposition

Finalise Business Model Canvas

MVP Status – IoT tech validation

Mentor sessions 

Customer Development by Guest lecturer Eren Kocyigit – NBT (Next Big Thing)

Finalise Validation 

Create your Pitch May 29th    Deck and MVP

Last check on the Pitch

Demo Day

Cocktails and networking

By applying you acknowledge the following:

Participating in the program is free of cost. You are expected to be there for 7 days and follow the mandatory workshops with your team members.

You can stay at the farm in 2 ways if you wish or come every day: 

  • Shared Room:per person, breakfast + 2 meals -> 220 TL/day
  • Single Room, 1 person, breakfast + 2 meals ->330TL
  • Tent accommodation Free
  • Breakfast + 2 meals -> 130TL/dayRooms are limited.

 

 

Partners and Investors

The investors are part of the Demo Day and the partners help us in reaching out to potential teams and are involved in the program. We focus on Eastern Europe, Balkan Countries, Central Asia and East Africa.

Our Mentors

Domain Specialists and Startups that went through at least one round will be connected to the teams based on their specific needs.

Adil Zehir

Founder BlindID

Ahmet Polat

Founder & CEO – LOKI

Bilgehan Yılmaz

Co-founder, CEO DüğünBuketi.com

Branka van der Linden

Compliance Specialist and Administrator

Çağrı Selçuklu

CEO & Co-founder – DUCKT

Didem Altop

Co Founder 2C Project House

Mustafa Özer

Director at imece

Neşen Yücel

Cofounder Stage-Co

Ozan Sönmez

Founding Partner YellowX Innovators

Özlem Yalım

Head of Brand Strategy TEPTA Lighting

Patrick Boostels

Cofounder Stage-Co

Selinay Filiz Parlak

Bluedot Technologies/Co-Founder&COO

Yasemin Gürsel

Founder / HR Consultant, Employee Experience Designer @Taleant.tech

Abdurrahman Kocak

Co-Founder, Tarboosh Games & Rotatelab

Ebru Elmas Gürses

Tonguç Akademi

Eren Koçyiğit

Founder, NBT (Next Big Thing)

Valentina Primo

Founder & CEO at Startups Without Borders

Ahmad Sufian Bayram

Techstars EMEA Regional Manager

Prof. Dr. Murat Özgören

Near East Research Innovation Technology Area, Director, Lefkosa, Cyprus

Umut İlhan

CEO of WUFWUF and HAVHAV

Felix Lee

Founder Catalyst Consultants

Shannon Eastman

Creative Director Teach a Brand to Fish

Ayşe Topçu

Co-founder Telos Angels

Maria Calafatis

Co-founder The Cube Athens

Sertaç Yakın

Investor and Connector Connected2.me

Ali Rıza Ersoy

Co-Founder ION Academy

Ezgi Ada

Growth Marketing Consultant

Selena Le

Founder WSAFE

Yagmur Nur Dolek

Senior Growth Marketing Specialist NBT

Tunjar Asgarlı

Managing Partner
Trigger Innovation Consulting

Begüm Savaşan

Senior Partner
Trigger Innovation Consulting

Mehmet Gençer

Professor
Izmir University of Economics

Nilüfer Aktaş

Impact Advocate 
Corporate

Karen Stephen

Virtual CFO for intentional Enterprises & Social Impact Organisations
Independant

David Kabata

Founder
Kenya Startup Foundation

Reha Yurdakul

CTO
Trade Stream Digital

Ferda Tarakçıoğlu Erdem

Customer Strategy & Marketing Consultant
Optdcom

Bereket Kefyalew

Coordinator, Center for Innovation and Modernization

Blog Posts

September 8th our next program starts. Now Sprint! Accelerator is ready. Press Release.

 

Team Coaches partners with Now Sprint! We could not be more excited.

Now Sprint! Accelerator kicked-off with amazing partners and mentors!

Now Sprint Accelerator Partners and Mentors — Press Release 2

Our online program is free until the end of 2020!

A startup that illustrates perfectly the setup of  Now Sprint! Accelerator

Join our program and get investor-ready without losing equity!