Startupbootcamp launches Scale innovation programme for start-ups
Startupbootcamp has unveiled the launch of Startupbootcamp Scale, an innovation programme for growth stage start-ups in emerging markets.
As an addition to the traditional Startupbootcamp programme, it will target start-ups post-accelerator stage (pre-Series A funding) looking for a customised approach to solve challenges in areas such as business development and expansion.
According to Startupbootcamp, Scale is backed by key players in each market and industry and will provide companies with the opportunity to develop in collaboration with corporates within a specific industry and region over a period of six months.
Nektarios Liolios, CEO and co-founder, Startupbootcamp, says: “An innovation programme like this doesn’t exist, that is targeted at working with companies looking to scale up their businesses, specifically in regions that are emerging as hubs in a particular industry.”
The programme will target and scout relevant start-ups based on their stage, area of interest and regional focus, including those looking to expand. Those accepted into the programme are provided with a cash grant of $30,000 to get going.
The first programme will take place in Mexico City, following the inaugural fintech accelerator. Startupbootcamp says the corporate partners onboard in Mexico City include: Visa, Fiinlab powered by Gentera, BanRegio, HSBC Mexico, EY Mexico, Ignia, and White and Case.