Getting ready to reach your market?

Accelerate towards your first product, clients and investors at a global scale

Who should apply?

Teams with nanotech based solutions prototypes looking for further develop a product

Teams with nanotech based product looking to reach their clients and markets globally

4 months to help your startup develop

Market Validation

  • Use the Business Model Canvas and Lean Startup and approach clients to validate the market interest and the business model.
  • Support from program experts and mentors .


  • Move from prototypes into Minimal Viable Products and run first pilots with clients to test and gather feedback.
  • Prepare lean strategies for manufacturing, market access and global scale.

Business Development and Investment

  • Identify and contact partners and clients.
  • Prepare startup for looking and receiving investment to scale.
Timeline Acceleration Program 2018
Apply until Nov. 20

Apply with your nanotech business

Nov. 27

Applications Screening Deadline

Our committee will review your application and we will invite some teams for an interview.

Starting Jan

Kickoff Event 

Kickoff a 16 weeks program with weekly workshops with mentors and experts. Get ready to meet your clients and develop your product.




Pitch to Investors

Best Training to Develop your Product and Business

Product Development

  • UX/UI
  • Scrum & Agile
  • Hardware: product development and manufacture

Growth and Communication

  • Growth Hacking & Metrics
  • Digital Marketing
  • Sales for Startups
  • Distribution and business development
  • PR & Communication
  • Reaching international markets
  • Pitch Training

Business / Company Definition

  • Business Model Canvas
  • Lean Startup
  • Company Legal Affairs
  • Venture Capital & Term Sheet Overview

Industry Compliance and Business Dev.

  • Customer Experience Design
  • Regulation and Compliance
  • Reimbursements and Health Economics
  • Distribution
  • Intellectual Property

Joint program with flagship Startup BragaAcceleration Program

Startup Nano Acceleration program allows your team to be also part of Startup Braga Acceleration program, with all its exposure, training, business expertise and perks.

Acceleration program participants can


  • free incubation during the program


  • Eligible for SBS Fund.
  • A final Demo in front of investors

Network and Partners

  • Connection to a network with over 70 entrepreneurs, investors, industry experts and executives and more than 70 startups and scaleups
  • Perks provided by a network of startup providers worth more than €100k

International Roadshow

  • Become eligible to join Roadshow to USA and UK with Startup Braga

No fee, no equity taken

Apply to the 2018 Acceleration Program

Deadline: November 20

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