The applications for the 4th edition of Orange Fab are open till the end of the year. If you’ve got a startup and you’re ready to scale, this accelerator might be just a thing for you.
Orange Fab is a 12-week acceleration programme, where you can work on your startup. There are over 20 events, workshops, and lectures with well-known mentors. If you get in, you’ll be able to talk to managers from over 32 countries and 40+ engineers and analysts.
Of course there are a few ground rules. You need to have a working business. You also need to have a product, service or at least its prototype; just a vague idea isn’t enough here. And, probably most logically, what you offer has to be something that Orange and its clients can benefit from. Which means that if you’re into New Media, B2B services, cloud gaming or E-commerce just to name a few, you’re good to go. If you’re into medical research, you might not necessarily fit their criteria.
What can you do right now? Apply till 31st December. Orange will contact those who will catch their eye. If they’re interested, they’ll want to meet you for Deep Dive Session. If you present your company favourably, you’ll be in for 12-week acceleration programme in Warsaw.
The programme will give you access to Orange’s resources. For 12 weeks, you’ll be able to use their office space and tech and marketing resources. You’ll also be able to meet up with mentors and experts in business, marketing, etc. as well as have a chance with Venture Capital funds, VAs and investors. Those are just a few of the perks you get.
The Acceleration programme ends with Demo Day in Paris, where you’ll be able to show the progress you’ve made with your startup. The winner gets PLN 40,000 and Orange as a partner in developing their project further.
10.10 – 31.12.2016: Applications
15.01 – 15.02.2017: Demos, Deep Dive Sessions, Finalists list
15.02 – 30.05.2017: Acceleration programme, Demo Day in Paris
So, if you’re interested, don’t hesitate to sign up here now.