Apply now for Fit for Start autumn 2016 edition

Date: 13/07/2016

Fit for Start offers Luxembourg-based ICT start-ups 16 weeks of coaching and a public grant of €50,000 to help increase their chances of success. Interested entrepreneurs are welcome to apply for participation in the next edition of the programme. Applications can be submitted until 7 September 2016.

The intensive Fit for Start programme targets start-ups in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT) with a strong innovative idea and high development potential Using the “Lean Start-Up” methodology that provides a structured approach for new companies to develop products and services faster, Fit for Start helps start-ups get on the right track for establishing a successful and sustainable business.

International participants welcome

Developed by Luxinnovation in cooperation with the Ministry of the Economy and the Technoport incubator, the programme is open to start-ups that will be or have been set up in Luxembourg less than a year ago and consist of a team of at least two people. International participants are welcome to apply, provided they are prepared to set up a company in Luxembourg in case they are selected for participation.

The programme offers each participant a grant of €50,000, provided by the Ministry of the Economy, to help them achieve their objectives. The founders need to match the grant with a private contribution of €10,000. An additional €100,000 is offered by the Ministry of the Economy to start-ups that have both successfully graduated from Fit for Start and managed to raise at least €50,000 private equity.

Apply online

Applications can be submitted online on until 7 September. The best candidates will be invited to present their projects to a jury composed of experienced entrepreneurs who will select the five most promising start-ups for participation.

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