Your Gateway to the U.S. Market and Venture Capital
The BADideas.fund Accelerator Program is an 6-week intensive program designed to help Latvian startups achieve revenue generation, U.S. expansion and funding. We are looking for 2-3 high performing startup teams.
If your startup is pre-seed or seed stage, post-angel, and focused on revenue generation, apply now to be part of this exciting program. To be considered, please fill out our application form and provide all necessary documentation.
- post MVP launch startups
- Focused on revenue generation
- Seeking seed-stage or series seed funding
- Interested in U.S. expansion
A. Weeks 1-3: Offline in the EU: U.S. Immersion
The program kicks off with 1-2 in-person mandatory orientation sessions. These first three weeks are focused on laying the foundation for your startup's growth to US - diving into US specifics of sales, marketing, and U.S. business culture. They will also learn about the differences between U.S. and EU VCs.
B. Week 4: 500's Hellweek and Flexibility
This week will be an intense period of growth hacking and strategy. The week after is unprogrammed, allowing startups to focus on pitches, networking, and hiring.
C. Weeks 5: Virtual Programming
In the final two weeks, startups will finalize their learnings and apply them to their Latvian operations. Remote sessions and check-ins will be conducted during this time.
D. Demo Day and Awards
At the end of week 6, there will be a Demo Day where startups present their progress. A top startup will be recognized for added competition, and cash prizes and additional support will be awarded.
Team from BADideas.fund community as facilitators.
Plus 150+ other community members available as experts on demand.
Sponsorship and Support
Sponsors will help offset trip costs, and benefits for sponsors will be provided. Alumni of the program will have lifetime access to the Slack channel and receive continuous support and connections.
Find answers to common questions and concerns in our FAQ section:
A: The BADideas.fund Accelerator Program is an 8-week intensive program designed to help Latvian startups achieve revenue generation, pre-Series A funding, and U.S. expansion. We are looking for 4-6 innovative startup teams with no more than 2 members per team.
A: To apply for the program, fill out the application form and provide all necessary documentation. Ensure that your startup meets the eligibility criteria, which include being pre-Series A, post-angel, revenue-focused, and interested in U.S. expansion.
A: The program consists of 8 weeks divided into four main phases:
- Weeks 1-3: Offline in the EU (orientation and foundation building)
- Weeks 4-5: U.S. Immersion (NYC and SF, focusing on sales, marketing, and U.S. business culture)
- Week 6: 500's Hellweek and Flexibility (intense growth hacking, networking, and pitching)
- Weeks 7-8: Virtual Programming (remote sessions and check-ins)
Demo Day takes place at the end of week 6.
A: Corporate sponsors will help offset trip costs, and alumni will have lifetime access to the Slack channel, providing continuous support and connections. Our programming focuses on sales, marketing, and U.S. business culture, and we will help you connect with potential customers, investors, and hires in the U.S.
A: Startups are selected based on their potential for growth, innovation, and compatibility with the program's goals. Eligible startups should be pre-Series A, post-angel, focused on revenue generation, and interested in U.S. expansion.
A: Demo Day is a crucial event at the end of week 6 where startups present their progress and achievements. A top startup will be recognized for added competition, and cash prizes and additional support will be awarded.
A: The program is supported by sponsors, which help offset trip costs. However, there may be a need for the startup teams to cover part of the costs.
A: If you have more questions, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't miss this opportunity to take your startup to the next level. Apply now by clicking the button below:
Deadline and notification dates will be announced soon.