Building Global Innovators

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Building Global Innovators (BGI) is a deep innovation global accelerator led by the University Institute of Lisbon ISCTE and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology entities, MIT Portugal, Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation and the Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship). Ends 8th June!

BGI is directed at aspiring entrepreneurs, startups and spin-outs with up to 5y old, working on 4 market-application verticals: Medical Devices & Health IT, Smart Cities & Industrial Tech, Enterprise IT & Smart Data and Ocean Economy.

5 Reasons That Make BGI Unique 5 Reasons to Apply!

1 Over 11 ventures out of the batch of 20, get funded every edition. The average round per company is €465.7k. BGI alumni largest unique round to date: 3.5M, smallest: €40k.

2 BGI network of advisers, mentors & catalysts features over 200 individuals spanning across 20 countries, from diverse backgrounds technical, marketing, business development, strategy, sales & venture financing.

3 Every year the accelerator provides mentoring, bootcamps in ISCTE-IUL/Lisbon & MIT/Cambridge, continued support for up to 5 years after graduation and in-kind support valued at € 1million.

4 BGI provides free of charge office space from a number of international partnering incubators, depending on the best location for individual companies, ranging from 6 to 12 months, depending on location.

5 BGI continuously strives to feature one of the smartest networks of informal and early stage angel investors in the world, some of whom act primarily as mentors and catalysts to its alumni network.

With the support of Climate KIC in partnership with Avaesen, the accelerator aims to reach the daring startups, worldwide, and take them globally. If you too are willing to take your startup to the next level, join us!