Europe’s first growth acceleration program

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We bring growth and human capital to startups

APPLICATIONS
Applications open for everyone

JUNE 27TH

SELECTION
Shortlist startups are invited to meet the jury

SEPTEMBER 30TH 

ACCELERATION
Selected startups start 4-month program

NOVEMBER 1ST

DEMO DAY
Startups pitch to investors & journalists at 4YFN event

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FEBRUARY 27TH

WHAT IS NUMA BARCELONA?

NUMA Barcelona is Europe’s first growth acceleration program for tech startups.

NUMA is an acceleration program made by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs.

During 4 months, you will be mentored by experienced experts and successful entrepreneurs coming from around the world to work with you and find your product market fit. Your start-up will find there the right resources and expertise to sustain your growth over the long term.

WHY NUMA?

In exchange for a 5% equity stake NUMA provides each accelerated start-up with:

 

GROWTH & SALES

Expertise on Growth Hacking and user acquisition, on Sales Operations, Pricing Strategy and much more.

 

LEGAL ADVICE

Free consultation with partnering lawyers to advise your start-up on incorporation, IP, shareholder agreement, tax and labor law.

 

PRODUCT & TECH

UX/UI advisory, mentoring product management , training to agile methodologies, access to 70+ perks with amazing partners such as AWS, Mixpanel, Dataiku, Algolia and many more.

 

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

30.000€ in convertible notes and access to a 1,5M€ follow-up fund to support your growth during and after the program. Pitch deck preparation, introductions to venture and angel investors.

 

INVESTMENT

Deck and pitch preparations, meet venture and business angels plus build your cap table, etc.

 

FREE OFFICE SPACE

Minimum 5-month free working space in our offices ideally located close to Barceloneta, in the very heart of the Tech City.

THE PROGRAM

Step 1

Washing Machine

Review and validation of founding assumptions: value proposition, user experience, business model and roadmap 

Step 2

The Acceleration

Validation product market fit, acquisition channel and unit

Step 3

Money Time

Preparation of an institutional seed round and connexion

NUMA HAS 5 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE ACCELERATING

STARTUPS

109

startups accelerated

65%

raise funds after the program

1.06M€

average post-program funding

8

exits

6

cities
Paris, Casablanca, Moscow, Bengaluru, Barcelona
and México

HOW TO APPLY?

No business plan, just an application form.

We are looking for exceptionally talented and ambitious founders looking to build unique and ambitious businesses

FAST LEARNING FOUNDERS
SCALABLE BUSINESS MODELS
UNFAIR ADVANTAGES
TECHNOLOGICAL LEADERSHIP

THEY COULD BE YOUR MENTORS

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NATALIA MARTOS  

Legal Expert and Business Angel
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JORGE CARULLA 

MD at eDreams, Co-Founder at ShakeUp
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ALI PARTOVI  

Advisor at DropBox, FacebookAirbnb
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LUIS KRUG 

Founder at Redcoon
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Chief Operating Officer at Lengow, Business Angel
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GARY SHAINBERG 

Former Innovation Director at British Telecom

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GEORGES SANS 

Entrepreneur & Advisor at Lastminute

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AMIT SHAFRIR 

Co-Founder & COO of lert.ly, Former Badoo President & Board Member
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MICHAEL BAYLE 

Head of Mobile at Amadeus IT Group

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GREG KIDD 

3taps.com and Message.me Founder. Twitter First Round Investor, Square adviser.

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ODED LAVIE 

CEO & Co-Founder at Gistit

 

WHO ARE YOU GOING TO WORK WITH?

MENTORS WITH SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPERIENCES

You will have access to successful entrepreneurial insights and tips plus the dos and don’ts that they learnt from their own experiences. We believe these entrepreneurs are the best people to help you build your business and execute the strategy.

CORPORATE WITH PROBLEMS AND INSIGHTS TO SHARE

Have access to some of the major european players to work with, understand the landscape your start-up operates in, get customer validation, meet potential customers.

FELLOW ENTREPRENEURS LIKE YOU

Each batch includes 10 start-ups. During your 4 months with us, you will work alongside up to 40 founders with whom you will share ups and downs, hacks and best practices.

EXPERTS WITH GAME CHANGING SKILLS

To get the right results, you need movers and shakers around you to boost your business.

At NUMA Barcelona, we work with highly experts from the best companies who will spend one-to-one time, working on Growth Hacking, UX/Design, Sales Operations, Customer Care, and Finance with you.

INVESTORS WITH CASH ON THEIR HAND AND APPETITE FOR SEED START-UPS

Over the years, NUMA has built longstanding work relationships with Europe and US best early stage investors who have demonstrated strong interest in our alumnis . You will meet with investors at different times during the program providing you with insights on how the venture community may approach your company. Over 300 investors will travel Europe to meet at the program’s demo day which will take place at 4YFN.

WHY IS BARCELONA AN AMAZING PLACE TO START?

Despite from being an incredibly pleasant city , Barcelona has seen a fresh and dynamic startup ecosystem expand over the last few years.
Located within less than two hours of all Europe’s business hubs, the city has a number of assets to offer, including an attractive legal and tax environment, cost competitive resources, major tech events such as the Mobile World Congress and abundant funding and interest from Europe’s venture community to help your next financing.

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SOME OF OUR ALUMNI

  • "NUMA Acceleration is the best program to transform early-stage projects into businesses and smart people into high achieving entrepreneurs. The mindset, network and support were invaluable at the stage of our company!"

    Quang Hoang
    Quang Hoang CEO of Birdly

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YC Alumni

THIS IS OUR TEAM

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PEP GOMEZ 

Chairman of NUMA Barcelona and Serial Entrepreneur
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MARTINA LUCKANICOVA 

Program Director

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JORDI COLLELL 

Partner, Communications
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ENID CHOFFEL 

Junior Program Manager

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LAURA MATUKEVICIUTE  

Community Manager

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SILVIA ARGILAGA  

Graphic Designer

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ENEKO KNORR 

Enterpreneur in residence

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GARY SHAINBERG  

Enterpreneur in residence

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GERARD COMPTE 

Growth – Expert In Residence

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LLUIS FONT 

Sales & Growth- Expert In Residence

PERKS THAT ROCK!

With our program you can enjoy more than 70 perks including productivity tools, free consultations with partnering accounting and law firms.

NUMA

We bring growth and human capital to startups

WHAT DOES “BEING ACCELERATED” MEAN?

ACCELERATION IS HARD

An acceleration program consists in impelling the rhythm that enables your startup to grow faster, in order to reach a momentum which will attract investors’ interests. You will launch your product, conduct experiments, gather user feedbacks, build traction to validate product-market fit and grow your start-up into a VC bankable company.

A NUMA COMPANY FOR LIFE

After these intense 4 months, you won’t be left in the wild. You will join the brotherhood, our community of 130 alumnis who meet and share tips and contacts. As a NUMA company, you’ll also have access to our network in other countries and be able to participate to our investor days wherever they are.

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