The objective is to accelerate and scale up startups that address critical challenges in manufacturing, building European Gazelles – high growth, profitable startups with societal impact.
We address all range of technologies and business models, supporting incremental improvement as well as disruption. We provide “Access to Finance” in addition to business development services (coaching/mentoring, product launch, access to new markets, growth in markets, expertise in IP management and marketing), allowing startups to scale up and decreasing the failure rate. Our goal is to build European “Gazelles”. While Business Creation services are provided to a significant number of startups, only the top ones will benefit from tailored subgranting. Those top startups are assessed via a standard method and selected by a Scaleup Investment Committee (co-investment with Corporates and Private VCs are considered). With this activity, we build a portfolio of Scaleups as Network Partners, and prepare them to become Activity and Core Partners in the future.