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!

First cohort will be free and online, in collaboration with Withco Coworking

Why Choose our PROGRAM?

Validate - Build - Go and Conquer

Join us 2 times per week in the evening, over a 4-week period. We will go from an idea to a product ready to pitch to an investor. We created a hands-on program that includes Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Business Model Canvas and Customer Development. You will be guided by our seasoned instructors and professional mentors. You have already an MVP or even a fresh startup? We will get you to the next level. What makes it a top Pre-Accelerator in Türkiye? 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 are NOT a vertical nor stage startup accelerator

At whatever stage you are, or whatever tech or market, we can support you 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.

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 dates: 2nd of JUNE 2020

Where? Online through Zoom

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

Program:

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

Week 3 B        MVP. Share and Discuss

Week 4 A        Financial Plan

Week 4 B        Create your Pitch Deck

Demoday: 2nd following Saturday

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 Balkan Countries, Central Asia and East Africa.

PRICING

Our First Cohort will be online and free!

Normal Pricing, NO Equity!:

One team member: $250

Second team member of the same project: $180

Third team member of the same project: $130

Not including VAT 18%

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

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