Impulse, a best-in-class startup acceleration program, developed by Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) in partnership with MassChallenge. The program benefits from the support of OCP Group, one of the world-leading companies in the fields of phosphate and phosphate-based fertilizers, and its subsidiary OCP Africa.
We think that Impulse could be of interest to entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship & innovation experts belonging to CIC’s network.
Entrepreneurs that are interested in joining the Impulse Startup Accelerator can find out more about the program by visiting our website: www.impulse.ma or by registering for one of our weekly webinar sessions.
Impulse is a 12- week acceleration program for innovative startups that have a prototype or a marketable product in the fields of Agtech, Biotechnology applied to Agriculture, Mining Technology or Materials Science & Nanotechnology.
All start-ups participating in the Impulse program will benefit from numerous advantages to strengthen their innovative projects:
- Mentoring and coaching offered by OCP experts, UM6P professors and mentors from the international network of MassChallenge
- Access to business opportunities via the networks of OCP Group, OCP Africa and UM6P
- A cash prize of $ 250,000 to be shared between winning startups on the Demo Day
- Access to UM6P infrastructure: Fablab, experimental laboratories and living laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art equipment enabling startups to develop and test prototypes of their products and services
- Study trips to the ecosystems of Boston and Lausanne
- Access to a 430 m² co-working space, equipped with the necessary facilities and equipment to enable startups to work on their business
- Access to financing through a set of national and international investment funds and business angels
- Entrepreneurs that are interested in joining the Impulse Startup Accelerator can follow us on Twitter, Linkedin or Facebook to get regular updates about the program.
Program key dates:
- Applications open: June 26, 2019
- Applications deadline: October 1, 2019
- Start of the acceleration program: January 15, 2020
- Demo Day: April 08, 2020
Call for experts:The Impulse program is also open for entrepreneurship & innovation experts from all over the world to join as a mentor, jury or keynote speaker. Experts can register their interest in joining the program by filling this form.