WE HELP STEM STUDENTS BECOME FOUNDERS
Talent knows of no borders.
Disruptive startups may be born everywhere.
Absence of investment, capital and networks limit entrepreneurial potential of disruptive impact startups especially in developing economies.
Tech startups crave for relevant talent.
While very few entrepreneurial ecosystems flourish, most cities and countries are left out of the new knowledge economy.
WAF Accelerator is an online bootcamp program focused on high-impact high-risk startups willing to raise seed investments and reach the market. The program is focused on early stage startups or University spin-offs having developed a disruptive technology and looking for a go-to-market.
We don’t work as a usual accelerator, in batches. We cherry pick the best projects and accompany the company in the first steps. In order to select these projects we publish vertical challenges to which the best startups are invited.
Disruptive technology that leverages previous research or unique knowledge. Prototype or PoC ready.
Early-stage company or even team with a firm plan to found the company in less than 6 months. We are especially looking for technologists, researchers and visionaries.
Scalable business model and aligned with SDGs. Projects with ambition to deploy in developing economies are specially welcome.
Early stage. Looking for seed funding (250-500k€) or willing to enter the market.
WHO WE ARE
We are entrepreneurs
We share a vision of a borderless world
We believe in people
We love startups
We are founders
WHAT WE DO
WAF focuses on helping STEM students, phDs and post-graduates transform the technologies they have developed during their studies into feasible businesses.
In order to attract the best developments and teams, WAF publishes “challenges and prizes”.
WAF platform has three strategic foundations:
and access to capital.