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.
Europe's first growth acceleration program
in Partnership with Mobile World Capital Foundation
We bring growth and human capital to startups
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.
In exchange for a 5% equity stake NUMA provides each accelerated start-up with:
Free consultation with partnering lawyers to advise your start-up on incorporation, IP, shareholder agreement, tax and labor law.
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.
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.
Review and validation of founding assumptions: value proposition, user experience, business model and roadmap
Validation product market fit, acquisition channel and unit
Preparation of an institutional seed round and connexion
NUMA HAS 5 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE ACCELERATING STARTUPS
raise funds after the program
average post-program funding
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
They could be your mentors
Natalia MartosLegal Expert and Business Angel
Michael BayleHead of Mobile at Amadeus IT Group
Oded LavieCEO & Co-Founder at Gistit
WHO ARE YOU GOING TO WORK WITH?
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
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.
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.
“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 - CEO of Birdly
Birdly is a Slackbot for expenses management
We bring growth and human capital to startups
WHAT DOES "BEING ACCELERATED" MEAN?
ACCELERATION IS HARD
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.