The Vigo Programme is seeking ongoing new independent
The new Vigo accelerators must be privately owned for-profit limited companies, able to invest themselves in the young innovative enterprises within their portfolios. Accelerators should have a specific focus, and be run and substantially owned by at least two managers with relevant experience in establishing, nurturing and internationalizing young innovative enterprises, or investing in such enterprises.
International interest in participation in the Vigo Programme is welcomed. Accelerators should be able to provide their services in English and Finnish. The accelerators will also be required to set up their own seed or pre-seed funds, or build alliances with such funds and angel investors so as to ensure early stage funding for the young innovative enterprises they will be working with.
Each accelerator will maintain a portfolio of 5-12 young innovative enterprises, who will also be eligible for public funding in the form of grants, loans or equity. Public equity funding is also available for accelerators wishing to set up their own funds.