The application process

We accept at any time submissions from individuals or groups with innovative ideas, regardless of their stage, who would like to benefit from the services of the OK!Thess pre-incubator in order to set up a startup business or accelerate the one that they already have set up.

Proposals shall be evaluated at regular intervals, the exact dates are being announced on this website. Current submissions period closes on Sunday, September 22nd, 2019. Proposals evaluation consists of two phases. The first evaluation phase is a phone interview on September 23rd and 26th.

Results will be announced on September 27nd, 2019. All selected teams at this stage will have to attend a compulsory Bootcamp. 

The Bootcamp consists of the following events: 

  • A Bootcamp weekend, that starts on Friday, October 4th afternoon and ends on Sunday, afternoon, October 6th
  • A masterclass on Monday afternoon, October 7th
  • A masterclass on Wednesday afternoon, October 9th

The teams that will complete this Bootcamp, will be eligible for the second evaluation phase. On Thursday, October 10th they will be called to pitch their idea to an evaluation committee. The teams that will be selected after the pitching will be entitled to participate in the incubation. 

Thereafter a series of ~15 compulsory Masterclasses take place some Tuesday evenings and each Thursday evening. Masterclasses are set to facilitate the business visualization for participants of any level and include but are not limited to the following themes:

  • Incorporating a business
  • Market research
  • Negotiations
  • IPR and Legal
  • Digital marketing
  • Branding
  • Investment readiness
  • Product development
  • Product-Market Fit

For the following two months, teams meet with their assigned coach once a week to discuss their progress.

The selected teams that will participate in the full incubation program, will be asked to pay the sum of 150 €, as a contribution OK!Thess.

To participate fill in the following form, hit submit and wait for the confirmation email.

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