Startup Next Madrid

    Tuesday, November 4 - December 23, 2014


  1. Program Overview
  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers and Mentors
  4. Facilitating Team

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Startup Next
Madrid

Tuesday, November 4 - December 23, 2014



Tuesday, November 4 - December 23, 2014
Program starts at 6:30 pm

Wayra C/ Gran Vía, 28
Madrid, Spain 28004


Applications have closed

Startup Next is the #1 startup pre-accelerator in the world

Our program has helped graduates get accepted into Techstars, 500 Startups, Wayra and many other top accelerators. If you are looking to apply for and get accepted into an accelerator, we can help. Startup Next will get your team focused on the progress needed to stand out from others applying through our framework of top-quality mentorship, content, and referrals to accelerators or investors.

During Startup Next, teams will:
  • Test their startup idea and team 
  • Get weekly hands-on mentorship & pitch coaching
  • Be held accountable and held to focus on important growth metrics
  • Grow their network of startup experts and other founders
Startup Next is an intense mentorship program consisting of 3 hour weekly (once a week) sessions for five weeks. Teams are expected to hustle outside the sessions and complete a small set of reporting deliverables each week in preparation for the mentorship.

What happens after the program finishes?
Following the program, Startup Next teams that have demonstrated their readiness and progress will have access to a number of value-added resources from the Startup Next global team.

The value-adds for alumni will be:
  • 2 day trip to Silicon Valley, that includes investor pitch events, networking events and learning sessions
  • Exposure through demo days & special events
  • Introductions & referrals to accelerators or investors partners of Startup Next
  • Continued mentorship from successful entrepreneurs or domain experts in the startup space
  • Connections to potential customers looking to work with high quality and scaling startups
What is the cost to participate if accepted?
  • This program does not take any equity
  • There is a program fee of €200 per team member. Teams will only need to make a payment only after being accepted into the program
  • The program fee helps us cover the local logistics and support of volunteer mentors & facilitators. 
What are the application requirements?
  • Well Rounded Teams
    • 2-4 founders on team  (No solo founder teams accepted)
    • Teams must have a hacker/hustler combination
  • Big & Unique Idea
    • Startups must be working on a unique technology-enabled startup idea and attacking a big market
  • Progress or Current Traction
    • Evidence of execution - Some proof of an MVP needed as we want teams at more than just an idea stage
    • Problem/solution fit - Some level of previous customer validation already done and usage validation (users, revenue, LOIs, etc). We want teams we can help focus on getting closer to product/market fit
  • Team video
    • Video submissions are a good indicator of startups looking at this as an opportunity and will be willing to invest the time needed during the program




Program Schedule

Tuesday November 4th


6:30 pm
Opening Remarks
Startup Next opening presentation and program expectations


6:40 pm
Icebreaker
Fun icebreaker game to get everyone to know each other!


7:30 pm
Team Pitches
Teams presenting their elevator pitch and get feedback from peers, facilitators, and mentors.


8:15 pm
Guest Speaker


8:45 pm
Networking

Tuesday November 11th


6:00 pm
Lessons Learned Scrum
All teams quickly share lessons learned during the week and ask for help


6:10 pm
Speaker Series + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Customer Development, followed by a Q&A session


6:50 pm
Team Presentations
Teams practice their final pitch in prep for the Local Demo Day and get feedback from mentors


8:00 pm
Mentorship Breakouts
Time for teams to meet with their mentors


9:00 pm
Wrap-up
Wrap up, learnings and expectations for next session

Tuesday November 25th


6:00 pm
Lessons Learned Scrum
All teams quickly share lessons learned during the week and ask for help


6:10 pm
Speaker Series + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Market Sizing, followed by a Q&A session


6:50 pm
Team Presentations
Teams practice their final pitch in prep for the Local Demo Day and get feedback from mentors


8:00 pm
Mentorship Breakouts
Time for teams to meet with their mentors


9:00 pm
Wrap-up
Wrap up, learnings and expectations for next session

Tuesday December 2nd


6:00 pm
Lessons Learned Scrum
All teams quickly share lessons learned during the week and ask for help


6:10 pm
Speaker Series + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - MVPs, followed by a Q&A session


6:50 pm
Team Presentations
Teams practice their final pitch in prep for the Local Demo Day and get feedback from mentors


8:00 pm
Mentorship Breakouts
Time for teams to meet with their mentors


9:00 pm
Wrap-up
Wrap up, learnings and expectations for next session

Tuesday December 9th


6:00 pm
Lessons Learned Scrum
All teams quickly share lessons learned during the week and ask for help


6:10 pm
Speaker Series + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Product/Market Fit, followed by a Q&A session


6:50 pm
Team Presentations
Teams practice their final pitch in prep for the Local Demo Day and get feedback from mentors


8:00 pm
Mentorship Breakouts
Time for teams to meet with their mentors


9:00 pm
Wrap-up
Wrap up, learnings and expectations for next session

Tuesday December 16th


6:00 pm
Lessons Learned Scrum
All teams quickly share lessons learned during the week and ask for help


6:10 pm
Speaker Series + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Fundability, followed by a Q&A session


6:50 pm
Team Presentations
Teams practice their final pitch in prep for the Local Demo Day and get feedback from mentors


8:30 pm
Mentorship Breakouts
Time for teams to meet with their mentors


9:00 pm
Wrap-up
Wrap up, learnings and expectations for next session

Tuesday December 23rd


6:00 pm
Opening Remarks + Welcome


6:15 pm
Final Presentations
Teams will present a 3-5 minute pitch + answer questions from the crowd


8:00 pm
Networking and Celebration


Speakers and Mentors


David Casas Zapico
Strategic Project Management at Grupo Vips

David es probablemente el mejor Mentor que un emprendedor puede cruzarse en la vida cuando se trata de articular una estrategia coherente con un modelo de negocio... y, si no tienes modelo de negocio, nadie mejor que él para ayudarte a definir uno viable, escalable y competitivo.  En serio, no sabéis la suerte que tenéis de que contemos con él como Mentor.


Carlos Romero
Manager, European Space Agency BIC Madrid Region

Carlos dirige la aceleradora de startups de la Agencia Espacial Europea en Madrid.  Se me ocurren pocas cosas que puedan molar más en este planeta.  Ser Elon Musk, tal vez.


Consuelo Verdú
Senior Innovation Builder Customer experience consultant and expert at Nestor & Co, EOI, Ufv

Consuelo tiene un oscuro pasado financiero, pero lleva más de una década trabajando en Innovación, especialmente en el ámbito del diseño de servicios y en la mejora de la experiencia de cliente. 


Gustavo Bermejo
CEO, LEVEQUEIC

Gustavo tiene experiencia como CEO de empresas 'tradicionales' y como promotor y fundador de Startups y en todos los casos su trabajo ha sido generar ventas por un tubo.  Junto con Carlos, es uno de nuestros mejores mentores cuando se trata de hablar de ventas de productos tecnológicos, especialmente en entornos B2B.


Néstor Guerra
CoFounder & CEO at IEC, Professor Business Design & Lean Startup at EOI (Venture Lauchpad)

Diseñador de negocios, emprendedor y profesor en escuelas de negocio. Mentor y consultor de innovación. Referente en el enfoque Lean Startup.


Javier Criado Nesofsky
Leading Partner en Square Lean

No dejéis que os engañe su dulce apariencia: Javier viene del Lado Oscuro, del mundo del Capital Riesgo y de los grandes fondos de inversión en USA.  Graduado en Kellogg, que además de una marca de cereales es una de las mejores escuelas de negocio del mundo, lleva más de una década trabajando con emprendedores desde organismos como Madri+d, CDTI o la Comisión Europea. Además prepara unos gin tonics de escándalo.


Facilitating Team

  • Mario
    López de Ávila Muñoz
  • Manuel
    Cano Gomez


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