G-ACCELERATOR
IMPACT CALL 2020

Supporting next generation
entrepreneurs with Innovative and
impact ideas

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

The G-Accelerator Program Impact Call 2020 is looking for next generation entrepreneurs with
innovative and disruptive ideas that are intent on launching a business with social impact
.

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What do we understand ABOUT
next generation
entrepreneurs?

These are individuals with a call or yearning to transform perspectives, approaches, or processes. These creative and resilient individuals are ready to face challenges and difficulties head on. People that want to own their own businesses, manage their own professional lives developing something sustainable and profitable that will impact the world and better society.

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What do we understand ABOUT
Innovative and disruptive
ideas?

In this current call, we focus on supporting innovation and disruption through digitalization, recognizing innovation can arise from other industries not just that of technology. We are happy to discuss innovative and disruptive ideas on business processes, modeling, positioning, and more.

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What do we understand ABOUT
Social Impact

Operating a good business is not enough for us. We want to engage with individuals concerned about bettering the world and society through sustainable business models that are socially responsible.

Our Program current verticals are:

  • CIRCULAR ECONOMY
  • PROXIMITY ECONOMY
  • SUISTANABLE BUSINESSES
  • POST COVID BUSINESS SOLUTIONS FOR A BETTER WORLD
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WHAT WE OFFER YOU

G-Accelerator training
Training

(166 hours)

G-Accelerator mentoring
Mentoring

(192 hours)

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Networking

Access to the local (Barcelona - Spain) and International (Europe – World) entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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Financial support

Up to 3.000 euros budget to dedicate to additional mentorship hours after the accomplish of the G-Accelerator program

TRAINING

5-month training program divided into 3 blocks that encompass ideation, go to market planning,
business readiness, and funding.

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IMPACT AWARENESS

What is it about?

  • The social and impact dimension of your business
  • Including sustainability and social responsibility on your business model

What is it for?

  • Raising the social dimensions of your business
  • Using impact metrics to assess the social and sustainability performance of your business
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IDEATION BLOCK

What is it about?

  • Methodology and tools to define your value proposal and business model

What is it for?

  • Check the opportunity you are addressing and the customer discovery process
  • Identifying your key customers and the addressable market
  • Clear overview of the key aspects of your business model
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MARKET TESTING

What is it about?

  • Defining the go to market strategy
  • Integrating the feedback from your customer

What is it for?

  • Checking your business proposal with the real market
  • Being efficient on your product development strategy
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MANAGEMENT SKILLS

What is it about?

  • Business and management resources to develop your business

What is it for?

  • Getting the know -how of the management on a holistic approach
  • Planning the resources needed on your business development

MENTORING

Up to 20 hours will be allocated per start up with accredited professionals intent on helping you with the development of your business idea.

THE MENTORSHIP WILL BE DIVIDED IN TWO BIG CATEGORIES:

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All Process Mentorship

One specific mentor will support you throughout the whole duration of the program

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Specific Mentorship

Expert mentors will be assigned temporarily according to the specific needs that every startup could face (Funding, Technology, User Experience...)

ALL THE MENTORS WOULD BE APPOINTED WITH A CONSENSUS PROCESS BETWEEN THE ENTREPRENEURS / THE MENTORS AND G-ACCELERATOR

NETWORKING

G-Accelerator promotes the networking in three levels:

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Between the beneficiaries of this Program. There are different profiles and development stages between the entrepreneurs and startups in this program. Exchanging insights, concerns, and results are a definite value.

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Between the program beneficiaries and local entrepreneurs in Barcelona. GBSB Global G-Accelerator is an associate member of Barcelona Tech City, and you will have access to the training assets and same preferred conditions as GBSB Global has as a member of The Impact Call 2020.

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Between the program beneficiaries and the international entrepreneur community. GBSB Global G-Accelerator has an agreement with enpact.org to present and elect specially selected startups for their international programs.

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FINANCIAL SUPPORT

UP TO 3.000 euros for the best project to dedicate to mentorship hours after the completion of the program to support:

Access to public and private funding

Customer development strategy

Product development strategy

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WHAT IS THE PROCESS?

The Impact Call is a roadmap of 20 weeks from the first steps of ideation to the market, from product development to managerial skills and acquaintance modules. The roadmap and the three stages of the program are:

PROJECT PROGRESS

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IDEA PITCH

Deliverables 1st Stage

Lean Canvas
Empathy Map / Buyer Persona
Ocean Blue Canvas
SWOT analysis
Value Proposition Canvas
Business Model Canvas
Social Canvas / Impact Metrics Board

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SALES PITCH / SOCIAL PITCH

Deliverables 2nd Stage

Market research: TAM SAM SOM
Market Test Validation
Prototype / MVP
Team Design
Market Test - Customer Development Roadmap
Product Development Roadmap

BP 2nd DRAFT

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INVESTOR PITCH

Deliverables 3rd Stage

Marketing Plan
Operation Plan
Economic And Financial Plan
Funding Plan
Investor Deck

BP Final Version

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After every stage some deliverables, A pitch and a Business Plan progress is required

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Every week you have training sessions according the roadmap designed and the stages of the program

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Mentors through mentorship sessions will follow you throughout the process

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At the finalization of the program, it is going to be a final presentation (investor pitch) at the G-Accelerator Demo-day and the final Business Plan presentation should be delivered.

WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU

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YOUR OUTCOMES

Gain all of the competencies and knowledge needed to develop your business project through:

  1. A proper and complete Business Plan
  2. A proven prototype (MVP desired)
  3. A Market Test validation done
  4. Resource Planning to face the next development stage, specifically,
    1. Team
    2. Funding Strategy
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YOUR COMMITMENT

  1. Full commitment to the Program
  2. Not engaging in other accelerator programs during the training period
  3. Be an active member of the G-Accelerator community

OUR PARTNERS

G-Accelerator partner uvic

Local partner that will focus on two main aspects:

The go to market strategy though their partnership networks (companies and institutions) in Catalonia

Prototype development through technological faculty expertise

G-Accelerator partner university of northhampton

International partner focused on:

The Social Dimension of the startup and its expertise on social entrepreneurship

The measurement of social impact through the experience of the Institute for Social Innovation and Impact

G-Accelerator partner GBSB Global

Project coordinator with expertise on:

Ideation through innovation and managerial skills training

G-Accelerator partner enpact

International partner focused on:

Enpact as an international partner to the G-Accelerator is supporting its startups with access to international ecosystems.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP TESTIMONIALS
AND MANAGEMENT TESTIMONIAL

Meet - Kelly De Clercq, Natalia Betancourt, and Hind Abboud. During their studies at GBSB Global they became residents of G-Accelerator, the school's mentoring program designed to help young entrepreneurs bring their innovative startup ideas to life. Kelly, Natalia, and Hind pitched their bright idea of SAVE - an app that would provide a solution for people with an active lifestyle who want to improve their ecological footprint on the world. In this interview, the SAVE team talk about the mentorship at G-Accelerator, focus on the benefits and challenges they had to undergo during the whole process and share what else they have in store for their business endeavor.

G-Accelerator is an innovative program that seeks to help and assist current GBSB Global students & graduates who aspire to launch an entrepreneurial endeavor. Whether the idea is in its infancy or has already received partial funding, GBSB Global invites individuals to apply to the program in order to get expert mentorship and guidance in seeing their dreams become a successful reality.

Watch our interview with Xavier Arola Pérez, an expert CEO with over 20 years of experience, a professor and a managing director of the G-Accelerator Program here at GBSB Global. Visit our website to get more insights on the services provided.

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A PROGRAM OF:

G-Accelerator sponsor GBSB Global
G-Accelerator sponsor UVIC

SPONSORED BY:

G-Accelerator sponsor Generalitat de Catalunya
G-Accelerator sponsor Catalunya Empren
G-Accelerator sponsor Unio Europea