ACCELERATE YOUR ICT PROJECT

 

What does Minerva offer?

What is the Minerva Program? 

 

We are a TechBa (Technology-Based Business Accelerator) powered by Junta de Andalucía (the Regional Government of Andalusia) and Vodafone. Our main purpose is to promote ICT entrepreneurship and help companies consolidate their business strategies in Andalusia. In this way, we take part in the Andalusian entrepreneurial ecosystem, contributing to create high quality employment in this region. Projects, startups and companies from all sectors participate in our program as long as the fundamental basis of their business model is technology. Moreover, as a public-private partnership, we are a cost-free initiative for the entrepreneur and we do not participate at all in the capital of the accelerated companies. 

 

If you’re thinking of becoming an ICT entrepreneur or you already have an enterprise established in any of the eight Andalusian provinces, we can also be of assistance to hasten your professional growth so that finally, you can validate, launch and sell your innovative product or any service you may offer to your clients.  

How does it work and what does it offer entrepreneurs 

 

Every year, the Minerva Program launches a new edition to promote entrepreneurial projects. In each call, we select a maximum of 30 projects from among all the applications submitted. The selected participants begin a complete program of entrepreneurship, acceleration and growth with the aim of developing and/or consolidating their technological business. 

 

Every edition of Minerva is different, as we adapt and improve the acceleration itinerary to offer the best program to entrepreneurs. To learn in detail what is done in each edition, we recommend that you consult the rules and requirements of the current edition. Below is a summary table of the common resources and benefits for participating entrepreneurs. 

What does Minerva offer entrepreneurs?

 

Minerva offers a training, mentoring and accompaniment structured in four different blokes:

BUSINESS

The selected projects receive mentoring from professionals that come from the business world in order to validate and develop their business model.

SALES

Vodafone professionals work in the commercial area preparing entrepreneurs for the sale of their different products and services.

COMMUNICATION

Each project receives personalized advice in order to get the best out of the communication, the speech and the company´s brand.

LEGALITY

The projects rely on legal experts which are at their disposal to make legal inquiries and prepare business documents.

Minerva also has workshops and training program to promote skills and business skills in the four previously mentioned blocks (business, communication, sales and legality).

More resources

 

MINERVA CHEQUE

Aid for hiring human resources and professional services. The amount of the cheque will depend on the performance of each project.

TRANSPORT BONUS

Minerva covers the expenses of the project´s displacement when carrying out formations and mentoring outside of its province of origin.

DISCOUNTS AND BONUSES

Access to special agreements with our technological collaborators in their products and services. 

MEDIA COVERAGE

Appearance of the different projects in the Media (press, radio and television) to give them visibility and diffusion.

SERVICES PORTFOLIO

Supporting services such as 3D printer, digital and documentary library, among others.

ACCESS TO INVESTMENT AND FINANCIAL CAPITAL

Network of contacts with public entities, Business Angels and investment funds.

RELATIONAL CAPITAL AND NETWORKING

Management of meetings with entities of interest with the support of the Regional Government of Andalusia and Vodafone.

MINERVA FORUM

When the process of acceleration comes to the end, we will continue to offer dissemination of the project itself, as well as legal advice and support in search for future investors.

CASH AWARDS

In each edition of the program, different economic prizes are awarded. Such prizes recognize the best projects, assessing the effort and performance developed during not only the acceleration but also the traction achieved.

How to participate?

 

If you are interested in taking part in the Minerva Program, you can consult our next call to apply for a place with your business project on our website www.programaminerva.es or contact us 955 54 54 54. You can also contact us via email info@programaminerva.es or through any of our social networks.

A national reference
en business 
accelerator

TOP 9 accelerator companies in Spain

according to IEBS Business School (2020)

TOP 2 best high-level startup accelerator

according FUNCAS ranking (2021)

Best startup accelerator in Andalusia

according to FUNCAS ranking (2021)

European Entrepreneurship Good Practices

according to Interreg Europe

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