Hub:raum runs its incubator program that supports startups with seed financing, mentoring, co-working and Telekom’s leverage to build and launch their products, but alongside it, it also offers super-charged Warp accelerator program, created specifically to help entrepreneurs sharpen their business ideas and to develop a sound business model in a record time.
Just in case you missed 40 years of television history, Warp is, in the words of Scottie, USS Enterprise Chief Engineer:
…A hypothetical faster-than-light (FTL) propulsion system. A spacecraft equipped with a warp drive may travel at apparent speeds greater than that of light by many orders of magnitude.
What Is This WARP Program You’re Talking About?
The WARP program by hub:raum does that in terms of business idea development, helping you bring your disrupt (space-time continuum) the market your aiming for in just 8 days. Unlike the sci-fi drive it was named after, the WARP program you will attend is not propulsed by matter–antimatter annihilation, but by things much less futuristic and much more concrete: knowledge, know-how and connections you need to build your product.
Projects accepted into the WARP program will participate in an intensive 8 day experience where they will raise money, develop their concept and business model, learn customer development lean methodology, PR, marketing, mull over legal issues, hack into user driven innovation and train pitching and selling their idea to others.
Pitch and sell well, and you just might top all that with a place in the hub:raum incubator and an investment to help boost your business. After the WARP program, your startup can get an 80,000 euro investment, as well as partnerships with various DT operators.
It should be noted that the WARP program is no strings and no equity attached, no small print, but it offers:
- Access to different markets through the DT marketing campaigns.
- Possibility to sell hardware products through DT distribution channels
- Pre-installing your solutions on T-Mobile mobile phones
Who Can Benefit Most From This?
Hub:raum is looking for founding teams with 2 to 4 people, with an exceptional or disruptive project, prototype or idea, especially if they are developing a B2C solution for communication, e-commerce, internet services, smart home, advertisement, digital media, payment, cloud, energy, automotive and eHealth, or a B2B project in the domain of m2m, mobile enterprise, collaboration, data analytics and computer security.
The team must be able to participate in the whole 8 days of the program in Krakow, the heart of Poland, but fear not, because all expenses are covered by the WARP program.
If you found yourself in this description and want to try out a new career as a disruptive entrepreneur, with a little support from a global mobile giant, you can apply for the WARP program by November 16th, and jump on board for the next super-acceleration track taking place from 2nd until 9th December 2014.