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Take part in a 5 month accelerator program

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Receive €120,000 in investment and acceleration services

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Launch your product, strategy, and business model to the next level by learning from our industry leading innovators, mentors, and experts

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Get access to our global innovation network

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Office space in OGR Torino – one of the most vibrant italian innovation hubs

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Present your product to the finest Aerospace and Advanced Hardware companies worldwide

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Become the “Best in Batch” and procure up to €500,000 in follow-on investment

What We Look For

Le startup saranno valutate da Plug and Play Italy, CDP Venture Capital, Fondazione CRT, UniCredit, Leonardo ed un panel di esperti del settore.

Big picture thinkers with an appetite for exponential growth

Can-do attitude & ability to execute ideas

Dedicated and passionate team with relevant experience

Based in Italy or willing to open a legal entity here

Revolutionary tech, products or services ideas

Plans to target global markets in Aerospace and Advanced Hardware

FAQs

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How will Takeoff Accelerator invest in my startup?

Our Takeoff Accelerator agreement works similarly to the american (simple agreement for future equity) safe model. It involves limited paperwork and legal fees, with the €120,000 investment taking the form of a convertible security of which 46% is comprised of benefits-in-kind.

What is the time commitment required during the program?

Our facilities are state of the art so we encourage you to take advantage of them! Between working hours, mentorship sessions, and workshops you’ll be in the office at least one full working day per week. We know that you’ll be working on your startup a lot more than that so that’s why we provide unlimited access.

Do we have to be in Turin for the acceleration program?

The short answer is yes. The long answer is that we require at least one member of the founding team to base themselves in turin during the accelerator activities. Why? To really take advantage of all the benefits of the program and of our team.

What language will be used during the program?

English is the official language we use for all Takeoff Accelerator program related activities and communications.

Does our company need to be incorporated before applying to the program?

Though recommended, it is not mandatory. If selected, startups that are not already incorporated can still access the program by doing so as an italian legal entity by a pre-agreed date.

Can I apply if I am not based in Italy?

Yes, you can. However, if you are selected then you will need to begin the process of becoming an italian legal entity and select which members of your founding team will relocate to Italy as soon as possible.

We would like to apply. Is the confidential information we are sharing safe?

All applications will be treated with complete confidentiality and shared only within the members of the selection panel.

We have applied, what happens now?

Applications close on may 25th 2022. After this date we will begin the selection process before finally choosing the top 20 applicants. The top 20 will then be invited to present their company on takeoff accelerator selection day. Selection day takes place in front of an audience of investors, advisors and corporate partners who will then choose the 10 startups they believe have the most potential. If your startup makes the final 10 then congratulations! Get ready to takeoff!

We are already in talks with other potential investors (or we have already received funding from other investors). Can we still apply for the program?

Yes! We are open to co-investment opportunities. If this is your case please state this on your application including, if possible, the amount of investment you have already or are going to receive.

Partners and Investors

We are proud to collaborate with such a prestigious group of partners and investors who are shaping the future of Italian Aerospace and Advanced Hardware.
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The program in a nutshell

Weekly Workshops

During our weekly workshops our industry leaders take the mic. You’ll learn how to scale your business, develop your product, protect your intellectual property, get more funding and address classic business challenges and much more.

YOUR VALUE GET FUNDED

If selected, you will receive the funding that allows you to focus on the 5 month accelerator program. Depending on performance, an additional €500,000 of investment will become available for the strongest startups.

Office space

As part of the program you will have 24/7 access to our Torino offices, equipped with ultra-broadband internet and everything else you need to grow your business.

International Network

We go global. As part of the Takeoff Accelerator Program you have the opportunity to connect with VC’s, Angel Investors, Successful Entrepreneurs, and Industry Experts.

Partnership opportunities

You’ll have the chance to meet with our corporate partners to develop a Proof of Concept and establish a relationship that strategically supports your company’s goals and validates your product.

A team you can count on

As your primary investors you can count on us, even after the program ends to support you to develop relationships, build connections, and perfect your business strategy. Get in touch here info@takeoffaccelerator.com

Program Timeline

Call for Applications (open)

April 27th

Submit your application before May 5th to be in with the chance to be selected for the Takeoff Accelerator program.

Last day to apply! (close)

May 25th

Hurry up! This is the last day to apply. If you miss the application window you’ll have to wait until next year.

Selection Day

June 9th

The first opportunity for the 20 shortlisted startups to get to know our partner companies and present their projects.

Launch event

July 11th

We kick-off with an event dedicated to showcasing our Takeoff Accelerator office space to the shortlisted startups, as well as all the services we offer.

Acceleration Program

July-December

Work on your product in our office space with the Takeoff Accelerator team’s support, attend weekly workshops and connect with our corporate partners to explore potential collaboration opportunities.

EXPO Day (program end)

December

All good things must come to an end... but with Takeoff this is just the beginning! As you now form part of one of our portfolio companies, you’ll have our continued support. Not only that, but the strongest performing startups will be rewarded with follow-up investments up to the value of up to €500,000!

2022 Applications are now closed!

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