Our Startup Program

The Startup Program is IDEA’s cornerstone: a two-stage Accelerator - Incubator programme that hosts startups for a transformative 9-month journey. It serves as the pivotal platform for nurturing participating startups, to facilitate the transformation of their innovative ideas into thriving businesses.

Our Startup Program is meticulously designed to provide unparalleled opportunities for growth. We offer a comprehensive business support package to each participating startup, including €20,000 in seed capital. Startups also gain access to top-tier business-creation training and workshops, tailored mentoring, one-to-one business consultations, and extensive networking opportunities. Additionally, our Program offers strategic advisory sessions and access to a suite of professional services from our esteemed partners, ensuring startups receive a holistic support framework geared towards empowering entrepreneurs.

As a non-profit entity, IDEA operates on a rigorous selection process throughout the Program, based on stringent criteria and milestones. We take pride in ensuring that only the most dedicated and hardworking startups progress to successful graduation from our Program. We prioritize commitment, perseverance, and a drive for innovation as pivotal factors in selecting and nurturing startups within our Program.

At our core, we are committed to equipping entrepreneurs with the essential tools and support necessary for their success. Our Startup Program serves as a catalyst, providing the fundamental pillars upon which startups can build and scale their ventures.