The application process

We accept at any time submissions from individuals or groups with innovative ideas, regardless of their stage, who would like to benefit from the services of the OK!Thess pre-incubator in order to set up a startup business or accelerate the one that they already have set up.

Proposals shall be evaluated at regular intervals, the exact dates are being announced on this website. Current submissions period closes on Sunday, September 22nd, 2019. Proposals evaluation consists of two phases. The first evaluation phase is a phone interview between September 23rd and 26th.

Results will be announced on September 27th, 2019. All selected teams at this stage will have to attend a compulsory Bootcamp

The Bootcamp consists of the following events: 

  • A Bootcamp weekend, that starts on Friday afternoon, October 4th and ends on Sunday afternoon, October 6th
  • A masterclass on Monday afternoon, October 7th
  • A masterclass on Tuesday afternoon, October 8th

The teams that will complete this Bootcamp, will be eligible for the second evaluation phase. On Wednesday, October 9th they will be called to pitch their idea to an evaluation committee. The teams that will be selected after the pitching will be entitled to participate in the incubation. 

Thereafter a series of ~15 compulsory Masterclasses take place some Tuesday evenings and each Thursday evening. Masterclasses are set to facilitate the business visualization for participants of any level and include but are not limited to the following themes:

  • Incorporating a business
  • Market research
  • Negotiations
  • IPR and Legal
  • Digital marketing
  • Branding
  • Investment readiness
  • Product development
  • Product-Market Fit

For the following two months, teams meet with their assigned coach once a week to discuss their progress.

The selected teams that will participate in the full incubation program will be asked to pay the sum of 150 €, as a contribution OK!Thess.

To participate fill in the following form, hit submit and wait for the confirmation email.




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