ACIE Global Accelerator is a Lebanese online accelerator program initiated at USEK with American affiliations. It supports student and faculty entrepreneurs from various universities and provides them with hope and opportunities during these dire and challenging times. The program is built around:
This intercollegiate program is sector agnostic and limited to 10 of the brightest teams.
USEK will receive a 2% success fee* from the accepted startups in exchange for the services offered during and after the accelerator program.
*Terms and conditions apply
By joining the ACIE Global Accelerator, you get access to the following:
Who is this Program for?
ACIE Global Accelerator welcomes undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students and faculty members looking to accelerate the development of their ventures. Applicants should be multidisciplinary teams working on the validation of their ideas, the development of their prototypes/MVPs or having a product and are striving to enter the market.
|Application Deadline||June 27, 2021|
|Accelerator Start||July 8, 2021|
|Marketing Fundamentals||Week 2|
|Organic Marketing||Week 3|
|Sales & Biz dev||Week 4|
|Product development||Week 5|
|Finances, Legal & Team management||Week 6|
|Monetization & fundraising||Week 7|
|Pitch preparation||Week 8|
|End of Program/Pitch Day||August 30, 2021|
The presentation is not mandatory to consider the application for selection. However, teams with solid presentation or explanatory videos have better chances to communicate their project.
Teams are requested to commit their attendance during all trainings and workshops to optimize their learning for the best interest of their ventures.
ACIE Accelerate will make available all its resources such as trainers, mentors, experts and lab access upon request to ensure the teams are meeting their growth milestone.
There is no legal liability if a team withdraw from the program at any moment. However, the resources and program networks will no longer be provided to the team leaving the program.
Being a solo applicant is not a disqualifying criterion. However, multidisciplinary ventures have better chances to accelerate the development of their projects and get funded.
Multiple ideas are always welcome in separate applications. Yes, we encourage you to fill your different ideas in different applications.
Applications are reviewed by industry and business experts and seasoned entrepreneurs from the ACIE network.
The potential of the venture is in the potential of its founders who can transform their brilliant ideas into successful businesses.
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