Stage2 opens a call for its program to find 10 industrial startups

The industrial startup accelerator, Stage2has opened a new call at European level for its startup acceleration program, Industrial Techlocated in Barcelona.

The initiative, which aims to support emerging companies that are in the pre-production phase, through a sweat equity system, will host 10 startups in this second edition, achieving more than double the number of participants in the first call in which four emerging companies attended. In this case, projects dedicated to the creation of hardware and with proprietary technology from various fields such as mobility, robotics and automation will be prioritized, in addition to Energy Tech, Food & Agro Tech and Clean Tech.

Stage2 co-founder and CEO, Oriol Pascual, explain what “we are happy with the results obtained in the first pilot edition and today, less than a year after the launch of Stage2, we have the ability to extend the reach of our acceleration program. Our objective is to continue promoting industrial entrepreneurship, a pending issue in our country, to minimize the existing gap in terms of financing and aid that entrepreneurs suffer”.

Specifically, the accelerator fosters the growth of industrial startups that need support and resources to move to the industrialization, market validation and growth strategy phase. In this sense, the organization offers an accompaniment program with a duration of six months, which is carried out both online and online. its operational headquarters in the neighborhood of La Verneda, in Barcelona, ​​where it has a 560m2 warehouse located in the TMDC industrial workshop, one of its strategic partners. The space has machinery and industrial equipment, thus facilitating the manufacture of prototypes and industrial parts for the members of the chosen startups.

Our mission is to help Barcelona recover its tradition in the industrial field, becoming a benchmark city in Europe for the birth and development of cutting-edge and innovative projects”. remember Pascual.

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Six months of training, workshops, events, mentoring and coaching

The program will take place between May and October of this year and will focus on four pillars: product industrialization, market validation, team, and growth strategy. The members of the 10 chosen startups will participate in training courses, hands-on workshops, industry events and mentoring encounters with innovation managers from large consolidated companies. In addition, unlike the last edition, coaching sessions have been added for the teams, whose objective is to offer the necessary support not only to the technical part of the projects, but also to the human aspect.

After an initial phase of receiving applications, valid until February 26, Stage2’s committee of experts and collaborators will announce the ten selected projects on April 11.

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