SaaS Accelerator Program: Bilbao
Elevate your SaaS startup to the next level, transform your business and discover your potential.
Startup Wise Guys SaaS acceleration Bilbao program will provide an optimized approach that delivers tailored guidance and support from world class mentors and experts. Our accelerator program will help you navigate the bumps in the company building road, revolutionize your go-to-market strategy and encourage you to bring your A game.
We know you’re passionate about what you do and this program will provide you access to an constantly expanding network of like minded founders, practitioners and investors and encourage value driven partnerships with people who see the world just like you do!
This booming region in northern Spain is the perfect place to grow your business. There is the potential to secure governmental non-refundable grants of up to 125K in the first year of your operation and when your business takes off (we know it will), there is possibility of receiving additional sums of up to 160K directed at startups in the later stages of R&D projects and opening up of international markets.
Get up to €200K convertible investment (170K cash + 30K program) with a €300K follow-on possibility.
Learn from the best
Learn top sales and product development tricks from leading SaaS mentors and experts.
Meet the people
Access a community +350 mentors, +200 investors and collaborate with 600+ fellow visionary founders growing in the same industry as you.
About the program
Applications open on January 10, 2023. The deadline to apply is March 23, 2023. Our team will carefully review all applications and once we identify potential candidates that fit our requirements we will reach out to schedule an interview!
Note: applications are checked on first come first serve basis.
Week 1-5 / Module 1
Setting KPI’s, Company Building, Get together, and Market Engineering Sprint
Meet your lead coaches, introduce your business idea, set KPI targets and brush up on the essentials. This unit is all about equipping you with the foundations to build your business.
Week 7-10 / Module 2
Communication, Sales, and Product Sprint
Refine your pitch deck prep and storytelling skills, prepare product demos and test your product-market fit validation in our product sprint. Benefit from the support and expertise of our internal stakeholders.
Week 12-15 / Module 3
Sales, Marketing, Growth and Progress Day
Boost your sales and marketing solutions with one on one mentor meetings who tailor their support to the needs of your growing startup.
Week 17-20 / Module 4
Fundraising, Investor Readiness and Graduation Day
Program Ends: September 15, 2023
Learn the ins and out of fundraising, revamp your strategy and networking approaches. Gain unique exposure to business angels and VCs and prepare your company for investment.
Don’t think that the after the program we stop working together. You can still benefit from the support of the Startup wise guys community channels and get fundraising support for your future investment rounds.
A typical week in the Startup Wise Guys Bilbao SaaS accelerator program might look like…
Well truth be told there’s no such thing as a typical week in our Bilbao SaaS accelerator program.
Apart from weekly one-on-ones with your personal mentor, you won’t find any two weeks the same! You’ll be developing your skills and transforming your startup at a supercharged pace. Your experience, over the course of 4 months, will include intensive training and personal development opportunities like never before.
We want to get the best out of you, so you’ll constantly be challenged in what you do and how you do it. Doing things the way you always have won’t cut it this time !
In program activities:
What kind of activities can you expect?
- Workshops and masterclasses delivered by industry experts on specialized topics like product development, fundraising, tech solutions, pitching, marketing strategies….. The list goes on !
- Networking sessions with our mentors and investors.
- Chance to learn from the founders. Successful entrepreneurs will share exactly how they built their company and tell you the good, the bad and the ugly ! It’s not all sunshines and rainbows building startups!
- Intensive pitch practice, in preparation for Demo Day and fundraising.
- Every batch and experience is different. Our mentors tailor the content to your businesses’ individual needs so you can develop specifically with your vertical in mind.
And when you think it’s all over… it has only just started. Once you have completed the program we don’t stop working together…
You will still benefit from the support and program aftercare of the Startup Wise Guys community channels, expert mentors and continue to achieve fundraising support for your future investment rounds.
It would be a great match if you are…
Goal orientated, ambitious and aspiring to build your business for the long term future.
This Bilbao accelerator program is designed for teams who meet one or more of the requirements listed below.
- You are an early-stage B2B SaaS startup working in
- Industry 4.0
- Computer vision
- Deep learning algorithms
- 5G technologies with initial traction
- You have a working MVP
- Your startup has at least 2 co-founders or team members
- You are building initial customer traction, MRR or revenues.
Meet the great minds behind it all. We have a network of over 200+ experienced mentors, industry experts and first rate founders who you will have the chance to learn and grow from.