THIS IS THE START FELLOWSHIP
Empowerment & Impact
Our vision & Mission
We strive to create a world of equal opportunities, enabling and empowering young entrepreneurs to bring their visions to life. We do this by fostering interdisciplinary exchange between driven entrepreneurs to build purposeful startups and bring innovation to the ecosystems of emerging markets.
what we do
The START Fellowship is an accelerator program that is entirely free and consists of two parts, an online and an offline part. The program provides you with the necessary knowledge, practices and connections needed to bring your venture to the next level. For a more detailed description have a look at the program page.
The application is split in two parts. The first part takes about five minutes . This part will then be reviewed within 3 business days and you will be accepted for the second part. You will receive an email with the instructions for the second part, which you must complete until the 13. September 2021. If accepted you will then receive a final acceptance mail with your login data for our educational platform.
Our ten week online program starts at the 20. September 2021. It focuses on preparing you for challenges that entrepreneurs face in the early stage. Through various workshops and input sessions the program will equip you with a basic skillset that will help you to accelerate your startup. The startups that show the best traction during the online program are later invited at to join our offline program in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Once you have been selected to join the offline program you will fly to and live in Switzerland for free. The offline program will take place from the end of January to the end of May. We will provide you with individual support to find partners as well as launch pilot projects with potential customers. Individual coaching and mentoring sessions will serve the development of your personal skills as well as the improvement of your product's market fit.
START Summit 2022
After having shown traction throughout the program and after extensive networking with our partners, this last stage will be your stepping stone in establishing your startup as a serious market player. At the START Summit - Europe's leading conference for technology and entrepreneurship - you will be able to connect with various investors and have the opportunity to pitch in front of a large audience.
Tailored workshops on relevant
Inspiring input-sessions by
Business courses at the University
of St. Gallen
Exchange with our network of
Access to START Global's
international start-up network
Connect to business students from
Personal Mentor for each Fellow
Individual Coaching Sessions
Continuous support in specific
LECTURES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ST.GALLEN
A COMMUNITY OF FELLOW ENTREPRENEURS
Regular exchange with successful entrepreneurs and experts
ALL EXPENSES COVERED
Office Space provided
Valentina is a Colombian mechanical engineer from Uni Andes and passionate about Renewable Energies. She founded Inoverte to revolutionize the way renewable solutions reach communities out of the grid. Inoverte allows customers to invest in renewable projects while having a social impact.
Founder & CEO Contler
Mateo founded his first company at the age of 17. He is Co-Founder and CEO of Contler and aiming to build the future of guest communication for hotels around the world.
Co-Founder Purify City
Colombian entrepreneur. Bachelor in Industrial Engineering and Economics from Los Andes University. Ceo & Co-Founder of Purify City, a startup building a hardware-software solution to improve the quality of air that people are breathing in polluted cities.
Open-minded Automation engineer turning to be an entrepreneur. George has been part of innovation teams in big corporations and now the CEO of LAB7, a start-up willing to help people live better. For this, LAB7 created Kim, a smart seat pad that acts as the personal sitting coach of any office worker.