APPLICATIONS

Deadline 7 Oct 2015

The 3 phase program allows us and you to get a better feel of the fit between your startup and the program. It’s an evolutionary program that goes into greater depth as time moves on. Instead of relying only on a one-time pitch, we believe that a process is always better than an event to show your true potential. To do that we will select: 

. 25 startups for the bootcamp

. 15 startups for the acceleration phase

. 5 startups for the incubation phase

At each phase of the program, Deloitte Digital partners and Beta-i experts will assess the fit between the startups and the program in order to invite those that can clearly benefit the most from collaborating with big insurance providers and Deloitte’s Digital reach in the Financial Services sector.

We’ll be looking at how the team works together, how the product delivers value and what value is delivered, how sound is the business model, how the traction is building up and how can Deloitte Digital provide value in terms of market reach, client access, tech solutions and it’s vast in-house know-how on anything from legal, financial, IT, big data and the list goes on.

BOOTCAMP

22 Oct – 26 Oct 2015

The one week Bootcamp is the first stage of the application process and represents a strong and ambitious concept in the literal and inspirational dimension. We are using that week to figure out which of the 20/25 startups selected will exceed themselves, enhance their leadership skills and test their limits and management abilities, overall to see who’s coming UP with us.

This week is not only the first step into Deloitte’s Digital accelerator but it’s also valuable in itself as, even if you don’t go into the next phase of selection process, you will benefit from learning about LEAN innovation process, entrepreneurship tools & methodologies, first validation of product & value proposition and you will take part in 48h Hackathon with Deloitte Digital tech & IT experts. The best 15 move forward to a 2-month accelerator. The top 5 get incubated for 6 months after the acceleration program.

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ACCELERATOR

02 Nov – Dec 2015

A startup accelerator by Deloitte Digital, supported by Beta-i, that’s the best of both worlds: amazing mentoring & program meets the big-money clients, network and industry knowledge. The 15 startups that are going to be part of the accelerator will enjoy 8 weeks of individual coaching & pitch practice sessions, will have several 100+ workshops & mentoring sessions for product-market fit relevant within a week’s specific topic focus. Will also work on a roadmap for integration with Deloitte’s Digital solutions as well as benefit from the Deloitte’s Digital consultants as key partners and mentors of the program, together with Beta-i’s network. This means network of 200+ mentors & 500+ startups, plus access to top events.

In fact, the access to Deloitte’s Digital worldwide network & tap to previously unreachable contacts is one of the most valuable aspects of the program, as it is also the possibility of work with the big-fish and increase your revenue. There are over €150k in perks, you’ll have free office space during acceleration and incubation, right in Lisbon’s business center and there is no equity taken.

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PITCH DAY

8 Jan 2016

Pitch day is the one day that you’ve to present Deloitte’s Digital clients the solution your startup has been working on during 2 months of acceleration. The judges are Deloitte’s Digital partners and the 15 startups are having the opportunity to network between startups and clients.

There are previous pitch training sessions as mentioned before but there is nothing like following one the entrepreneurship world king, Richard Branson on how to deliver a great pitch – “keep it human and let your passion shine through by being yourself and allowing your points to come across naturally”.

INCUBATION & INTEGRATION

11 Jan – Jun 2016

There are 5 startups that will really know how to hit the stars by the end of the program. Those will have the priceless opportunity of integrating Deloitte Digital for 6 months and gain access to support services in order to fine-tune the final product. There is further design and programming support plus technical assessment for production & roll-out waiting for you during this period.

Incubation at Deloitte Digital means way more than having the opportunity of sharing an office space with one of the top companies in the world. It means having Deloitte’s Digital consultants as your mentors, having access to the organization’s resources and tools, not to mention the access to clients and network.