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Elevate Program – take your startup to the market

Are you a researcher or student at the end of your studies? Is your startup past the ideation phase and ready to accelerate? LU Innovation and VentureLab have designed the Elevate program for startups who are willing to invest resources in getting investment-ready.

The program is free of charge and consists of lunch meetings, workshops, coaching and office space in VentureLab's incubator.

The program starts in Lund on 14 September 2022 and runs until 14 December 2022.

On 14 September, we will start with an introduction during lunch. After that, we will kickstart with three afternoon sessions, on 20-22 September between 14:00-18:00. The afternoon sessions will consist of workshops around the investor view on startups, and we will start building your pitch decks.

After that, we will meet once a week during lunch, to deep-dive into relevant topics with a focus on creating an excellent business story for dialogues with investors, funding organizations, and incubators, with the aim of elevating your startup and making it investor-ready.

Elevate will increase your knowledge in:

  • creating a great pitch deck
  • how to build a company, and do’s and don’ts on board and stock share distribution
  • legal advice and how to protect your company
  • practical aspects of running a company
  • how to present market, competition, and business model
  • sustainability in your business .

To qualify for Elevate you need to:

  • at least one in your team has to be a student or researcher at Lund University, now or within the last 6 months
  • be ready to work full-time with your startup
  • be past ideation phase
  • have a proof-of-concept
  • be able to attend the majority of the sessions during the program.

After Elevate you will:

  • have a pitch deck
  • have pitched to investors
  • have increased knowledge of what it takes to get an investment
  • have increased knowledge of the practical aspects of running a company
  • have an extended network of e.g investors, business angels, incubators
  • be ready to accelerate your startup.


Ready to accelerate your startup in our Elevate Program?

Apply to the Elevate program here. (External link, opens in a new window).

The last day to apply is 2 September 2022.