Teams learn by facing real challenges and gain insights from top experts. They validate all aspects of the lean canvas business model and learn how to apply it in the future. The key principle is that a good idea must be validated by a paying customer before product development.Our program provides practical business development knowledge and hands-on experience to get your first customers. This program has been developed in collaboration with EAS, specifically designed to bolster the creative technology sector.
We accept 2 teams every 2 months! Apply Now!
This program has been developed in collaboration with EAS, specifically designed to bolster the creative technology sector. Creative tech combines art, digital product design, digital media, or software-based advertising and media. It's where technology meets creativity, with entrepreneurs using digital design and coding instead of traditional art tools. This sector includes innovative solutions and technologies used in advertising, marketing, media, entertainment, and creative industries.
We believe in a balanced blend of sprinting for immediate results and marathoning for long-term vision. Our methodologies are designed to guide, support, and accelerate startups, ensuring they not only reach their destination but also enjoy the journey and learn from it.
Learn from Jaak Ennuste, an experienced angel investor. This program is all about making you and your business ready to attract first investors. With our help, you'll learn how to improve your business plan, make a great pitch, and understand the financial details that investors care about. Our program gives you real-world know-how and special tips, making you confident to handle the tricky world of investment.
Elevator Startups' Marathon Approach combines sprints for immediate wins with a long-term vision for sustained growth. This method fosters discipline and focus, breaking the journey into iterative sprints that keep startups aligned with their overarching goals. Marathons last 2-3 months, depending on the team.
Our program's key mentors guide participants through innovation and lean experimentation, helping them create a marathon plan and run it. They support role distribution, hypothesis validation, and provide resources and advice for achieving the first customer sale. Additionally, they choose supporting mentors with sector-specific expertise and offer a concluding summary with recommendations for independent continuation.
In our mentor pool we have 150+ experts. We collaborate with the industry's leading experts, ensuring that our partners and clients receive guidance from the very best in their field.
We accept 2 teams every 2 months! To be in the first round, apply by 28.02!
Idea Potential: The scale of the problem, the size of the problem's sector. Idea validation is not a criterion for program entry.
Team Potential: members' skills and experience; readiness to commit.To be ready to join the program, a team must consist of at least two founders.
To be ready to join the program, a team must consist of at least two founders.
Send us a short introduction video describing your team and the problem you’re solving and why you are applying.
We will reply with our feedback.
Teams with most potention will have a call with our Program Manager.