WISE GUYS SAAS - MILAN

Join Wise Guys SaaS acceleration program starting in October 2021 in Milan, Italy

Why SaaS accelerator?

Software as a Service is our flagship vertical, which we have been investing in and accelerating since the beginning. SaaS is also, without a doubt, one of the hottest software models in the world. We have invested in more than 235 companies and our portfolio has a success and survival rate above 77%.

So if you have a B2B SaaS company with initial traction, a passionate and solid team, and most of all – a great ambition to go global, join our Wise Guys SaaS program starting October 2021.

The program will be run from Milan, Italy, with online and on-site modules. Apply until September 8, 2021!

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Equity Investment

Up to 55k € investment for up to 9% equity
(30k € cash + 25k €  program)

Network

200+ investors and 250+ mentors

Knowledge

Intensive 5 months long accelerator program

Office space

Free modern co-working space

Program Outline

Startup Wise Guys has launched a new hybrid format of acceleration program that is a better fit to meet the needs of today’s startups and apart from intensive mentoring offers implementation time. The program is run with 9 content modules to cover all aspects of accelerating product, sales, company, and founders.

Applications Open

Startups can apply online and catch the Wise Guys SaaS team for a chat, office hours, and free mentoring at events. Follow our Facebook or LinkedIn page for updates on upcoming events.

Selection Bootcamp

Our selection committee, consisting of investors, mentors, and Wise Guys Fintech team, will select up to 25 startups who will be invited for the 3-day Selection Bootcamp.
Program Starts

Setting the Fundamentals

The program begins with clear KPI and goal setting and work on the team itself.

Customer Discovery

A module on the target market and customers follows to find out where to focus the team’s attention.

Product Alignment and Sales Acceleration

First product sprint of the program to answer the big product-related questions.

Market Engineering

A module on defining the startup’s strengths and characteristics that make it distinctive.

Sales and Marketing

Development of marketing and sales strategies as well as pitch upgrade.

(Product) Build

Implementation time of the knowledge gained and for the growth of the business.

Business Development

Business and sales development combined with the second product sprint.

Startups 12 months road map

A module on the future of the startup’s journey within tech, sales, and business.

Fundraising

Fundraising strategy and broad exposure to Business Angels and VCs.
Post-Program Support

After program care

Continued on-demand help will be provided from the Startup Wise Guys team and mentors, as well as a never-ending journey as a part of the Startup Wise Guys alumni community will follow.

Benefits

Access to our follow up funding and network
Dedicated mentors tailored to the startup needs
Dedicated coaches within more than 12 focus areas
Support for registration and licensing (if required)
Ongoing portfolio support after acceleration
Free modern office space during the program
Yearly alumni gathering – SWG Getaway
Perks (AWS, Google for Startups, AirTable, Notion, Pipedrive, Hubspot, etc)

Accelerating in Italy

With 235+ investments in early-stage startups, we are one of the top investors in the broader CEE region and Nordics. Our Portfolio has had already two major exits – VitalFields and Stepshot, and the overall startup survival and success rate is above 77%. We strive to find the hidden treasures at overlooked markets by helping founders build successful and international businesses and boosting the local ecosystems. We see Italy as a country with huge potential to become a digital-savvy nation.
We impact Italy and its startup ecosystem through our program in Milan by bringing new resources and enthusiasm. In recent years, the Italian ecosystem has grown and matured significantly, both in terms of the number of startups and volumes of investments. Startup Wise Guys want to enhance this capital of talent and skills and help it take a further leap in quality, facilitating access to an international perspective and creating an opportunity for development and internationalization.
Our first program ended up in April 2021. 10 awesome teams from 7 different countries ranging from Italy to Turkey, Hungary, Ukraine, Lithuania, United Kingdom, and India met with more than 80 mentors and boosted their knowledge through 240 office hours and 140 workshop hours.

Do you want to try out what they went through? If the answer is “yes” and you have a B2B Software as a Service startup, solid team, and the power to execute, apply and become a part of the Startup Wise Guys family.

Awesome Mentors

We have a deep network of 250+ mentors who are experts in their fields or founders of startups themselves. Here are some of our top Fintech mentors you will get the chance to meet and learn from at Wise Guys Fintech accelerator program.

Ginny Radmall

Public Speaking & Storytelling

Gleb Maltsev

Pitch Coach

Anna Kainova

Sales Objections

Katrin Kiviselg

Account Management

Mario Krivokapic

Sales Discovery and Demos

Stoyan Yankov

Productivity and performance

Rogier Van Willigen

Entrepreneurship

Eddy Fioretti

Entrepreneurship

And 250 more… Take a look

Team

Running an accelerator is a bit like running a sports camp! This is the kick-ass team that will keep you on track with KPIs, give constructive feedback and make your stay in Milan a life-changing experience!

Andrea Orlando

Managing Partner – Startup Wise Guys Italy

Giovanni Khoury

Program Managing Director

Cristobal Alonso

Global CEO at Startup Wise Guys

Dag Ainsoo

General Partner and CFO at Startup Wise Guys

And 10 more… Take a look

Apply Now

With more than 235 startup investments behind our back and a solid team of serial entrepreneurs and passionate mentors – we for sure have what it takes to help you speed up your business and scale internationally! Hit the button to the right and apply to the waiting list for the next program.

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