VentureBattle: Sustainable Tech Accelerator

Grab the opportunity and grow your sustainable tech startup into global scale company through VentureBattle.

We have a unique network of mentors, accelerators and investors spread over Europe, Central Asia and America on a mission to enable the transfer of sustainable breakthrough technologies like yours into real world solutions by empowering and connecting you with the right enablers.

We are looking for innovations in hospitality, foodtech, education, healthcare and philtech fields to disrupt current practices through creating more sustainable solutions.

Ready for the battle?

How it works

VentureBattle is the place for you if you have an innovative idea in hospitality, foodtech, education, healthcare and philtech fields to disrupt current practices through creating more sustainable solutions.

The program includes 10 weeks of acceleration program where you'll learn the essentials of building a business around your disruptive idea. Your idea will be refined into a strong sustainable business to be funded and launched.

After the acceleration program, you will pitch your idea in your National Final and the top 3 of each national final get a chance to join VentureBattle Day to compete at international stage.

We encourage you to apply with your idea even if you have not started to work on it. We will make sure you make hell a lot of progress during the accelerator program and be ready to rock in the National Finals.

Eligibility:

VentureBattle is organized and run by our local partners in following countries: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Lithuania and Moldova. Check out our partners in your local ecosystem.

However, if your country is not listed above, we still encourage you to submit your application if you have a great idea and what it take to realize it. We may use our network in your local ecosystem to support you and this way enable you to be part of VentureBattle program.

Before you apply, check if you fit into these eligibility criteria:

  • You have not raised more than $100,000 in investment;
  • You have started a business yet or you have started it less than two years ago;

Note: there is no restriction on age for the participants. We believe that great ideas require diversity of all ages, shades, genders, and nationalities.

The structure of the program.

After the announcement of the successful applications, the journey to VentureBattle starts:

Step 1: Coaching and training on the best battlefield tactics
The program takes off with 8 weeks of acceleration program where you will learn essentials of building a business on your disruptive idea. Through the hands-on workshop series you will learn the most up-to-date tools, techniques and methodologies to validate your idea, define your value proposition and build it into a sustainable business model.

No matter how brilliant your idea, it is of no use if it doesn't resonate with the end user's needs. You'll learn how to articulate your business model into a perfect pitch and communicate it to your audience clearly. We'll also make sure you have built a working prototype of you product before the National Final.

Step 2: National Finals
After 10 weeks of intensive training to validate and solidify your idea and build it into a real business case, it's time to showcase what you're made of in the National Final.

Lots of fun and excitement! Our Jury of experts will select top-3 of your National Final to represent your country in Global Final of VentureBattle.

Step 3: VentureBattle Day
In VentureBattle Day top-3 of each national finals come together to fight for the seed investment and take their sustainable business to the next level. Top-3 of the VentureBattle day will be offered access to some of Europe's finest startup accelerators where billion dollar businesses are built. The top 2 startups in each track (Hospitality & Foodtech and Edtech tracks) of the VentureBattle Day are entitled to total seed investment of $20,000 shared equally:

Hospitality & Foodtech Track:

  • The Winner: $5,000,
  • The Runner up: $5,000

Edtech & Healthcare Track:

  • The Winner: $5,000,
  • The Runner up: $5,000

Philtech Track:

The top 3 startups win fully sponsored travel to GSVC Regional Final in Turkey and the top two teams from each Regional Semi-Final Round will be selected to compete at the Global Finals in the US.

The winning startups in the Global Final get over $80,000 in prizes distributed as:

  • First Place Award: $40,000
  • Second Place Award: $25,000
  • Third Place Award: $10,000
  • Priya Haji Memorial Award: $2,500
  • People’s Choice Award: $1,500
  • Quick Pitch Award: $1,000

On top of all, we ensure that you will have an unforgettable learning journey, you'll gain essential knowledge and hands-on experience of building a sustainable business as part of VentureBattle program at national level or in global finals. Most importantly, lot of fun!

Timeline:

The program kicks of on February and ends on June annually.

1 Feb 2018
31 July 2018
10 Aug 2018
20 Aug 2018
3 Nov 2018
4 Nov 2018

1 Feb 2018

Applications Open

Startups from partnering countries submit their applications online at www.venturebattle.com.

31 July 2018

Applications End

Applications end on 31st of July, 2018 and reviewing process of applications starts.

10 Aug 2018

Announcements of Selected Startups

Successful applications are announced for each participating country.

20 Aug 2018

Acceleration program starts

Selected startups go through an acceleration program by the experts in a physical training sessions for 10 weeks.

3 Nov 2018

Acceleration program ends

Startups finalize the acceleration program with a solid business model, early traction and a perfect pitch.

4 Nov 2018

VentureBattle Day – Final

Startups pitch their progress and products to the Judges and investors in the VentureBattle Day to compete for the Seed Investment!

Got questions? Read Frequently Asked Questions Here.

Ready for the battle?

Grab the opportunity and grow your disruptive startup into a global scale company!