Synthesis Start-Up Incubator Program

Synthesis Start-Up Incubator Program

Make a FUTURE-PROOF impact

The Startup Incubator Program is an 8-week entrepreneurial program designed to nurture
early-stage startups from ideation to execution. Empowering you to become a future-proof entrepreneur.

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Who we are

About Synthesis

Synthesis is THE hub for young changemakers like you to innovate and build solutions to global challenges. We are dedicated to nurturing the most international community, guiding them on a transformative journey to become Future-Proof entrepreneurs. 

Our mission is not just about building successful ventures, it's also about making a positive impact on the world.

Aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), we strive to create a better future by fostering innovation, diversity, and impact-driven entrepreneurship.

Our Values
Empowering entrepreneurs
Creating impact
Constructing the future
The Synthesis Startup Incubator

Consider these statistics: a staggering 90% of all startups meet failure, while the odds for success as a first-time founder hover at a modest 18%. Moreover, the advent of the AI revolution amplifies the challenges. In the face of these circumstances, how do you plan to distinguish yourself and rise above the competition?

Fun fact: If you ask ChatGPT the question, "How can I increase my startup's chances of success? Speed and Agility stand out as the first strategy to consider.

Of course, all incubator programs preach it, but most face challenges that can hinder the development of the speed and agility crucial for startup success. From rigid curriculums and lack of personalization to a lack of focus on soft skills and practicality. 

We at Synthesis, however, not only preach it, we redefine it.

Over an 8-week period, we shape early-stage entrepreneurs like yourself, placing a distinct focus on assisting migrant startup founders. Our approach integrates theory, hands-on agility, and a mindset shift to cultivate resilience, adaptability, and sustainability, empowering participants to evolve and become FUTURE-PROOF.

We delve deep into the skills needed not just to succeed today or tomorrow but also for the next decades to come. Our program is meticulously designed to empower you to learn, adapt, and innovate consistently, regardless of the shifting landscape.

All this, free of charge. 

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Take part in Europe’s most Impact-focused Incubator
Global Focus: Purpose-Driven Ventures
We help you craft, or realign, your venture with a meaningful impact by aligning with one of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Personalized Approach: Tailored to make you Future-Proof​
We assess your startup and founder skills, tailoring guidance throughout the 8-week program to address your specific challenges and ensure holistic development towards mastering the entrepreneurial mindset.
Comprehensive Guidance: Navigating Startup Stages
We connect you with mentors, potential investors, and a dedicated mentor for continuous support. From ideation to global impact, we guide every step for success.
Knowledge Exchange: Learn from Visionaries
We provide you with the opportunity to engage in weekly sessions with VCs, founders, and experts to foster collaborations and gain valuable insights.
Strategic Topics: Mastering Startup Essentials
We dive with you into crucial topics like MVP building, fundraising, sales, and marketing—the building blocks of your successful startup.
Investment Opportunities: Shine on Demo Day
We provide you with the chance to secure vital investments for your startup on Demo Day.
Statistically Speaking, in 2 years
Don’t trust our words, look at the numbers
youth changemakers inspired
students incubated
Ranked 16th on Startup Radar, Startups founded on 17 UNSDG
countries represented
Who we are looking for

Disclaimer: This program is designed to transform you, and no transformation is comfortable.

We are ONLY looking for people who are driven enough to pursue their goals, curious enough to learn new perspectives, patient enough to endure the pain of things not working out, humble enough to recognize their shortcomings and adapt along the way, and grateful enough to share the knowledge they gain. 

If you believe you have what it takes, the following are the application requirements: 

  • You must be 18 years old and above.
  • Your startup must align with one of the 17 UNSDGs.
  • Your team must be composed of 3-4 people.
  • If you only have an idea, you are welcome to apply as well, we will then match you on the Kick-off day with other co-founders.
  • You must have at least one founder enrolled at a university.
  • You must be willing to commit at least 25 hours a week.
Program structure & offerings

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • Entrepreneurial Mindset: You get to develop a growth mindset and leadership skills for future-proof entrepreneurs
  • Team Collaboration and Vision: Foster effective collaboration and define startup vision.
  • Design Thinking and Business Model: Apply design thinking and craft compelling business models.
  • Product Development and Prototyping: Conduct market analysis, agile development, and MVP creation.
  • Marketing and Customer Acquisition: Strategize customer acquisition and achieve product-market fit.
  • Scaling Operations and Emotional Intelligence: Plan for scaling and enhancing emotional intelligence.
  • Legal, Fundraising, and Pitching: Navigate legal considerations, explore fundraising and perfect pitching.
  • Demo Day and Graduation: Showcase startups, network with investors, and celebrate success.
Synthesis start up incubator program

Teaching Approach

  • Flip-workshops/masterclasses with active learning focus.
  • Gamified experience with weekly milestones, biweekly challenges.
  • Data-driven approach to capture your progress and adapt the teaching method.
  • Interdisciplinary Approach integrating multiple disciplines to provide you with a holistic understanding of complex issues.
  • Iterative Learning encouraging you to revisit and build upon concepts over time.
  • Active Feedback loop to provide you with immediate feedback on your performance.
  • Active Participation so you can take ownership over your learning.

Perks for you

  • Hands-on, gamified learning focused on future-proofing.
  • Holistic skill development tailored to your needs.
  • No equity: your idea stays in your hands.
  • Access to Constructor Ecosystem network. (9000+ science, education, business, and technology industry leading professionals with a scientific network of 100+ professionals including Nobel Laureates, Turing Award, and Fields Medal winners as well as a business network of 1000+ entrepreneurs business leaders, and investors including Unicorn founders)
  • State-of-the-art co-working space. (includes the biggest 3D printer in Europe)
  • Access to investors, VCs, and startup funds. (up to 5m in potential funding for software tech, deep tech, and edu tech founders )
  • Personalized 1:1 mentorship from 30+ industry leaders.
  • The program offers a team value of 150,000 EUR, and you have the opportunity to avail of this benefit for free.
Program mentors

Here are some of the industry experts who will be guiding you in your incubator journey:

  • 30+ mentors and coaches committed; more expected until March.
How to apply

Phase 1.

  • Application opens January 30th 
  • Deadline: March 30th
  • Results for the first phase: April 2nd

Phase 2.

  • Challenge and interviews: April 5th 
  • Announcement of accepted participants: April 9th
  • Kick-off day: June 14th
  • Demo-Day: August 12th
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(Deadline is March 30th)

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Meet our startups

Our startups have been featured in Forbes, become Hult Prize Finalists, and have been mentored by Microsoft CEO.

ExoHeal is an accessible, inexpensive and effective method of treating hand paralysis using an exoskeleton, a robotic support structure. They have raised over 100,000 K via Microsoft and have been mentored by Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft.
Iris-Stefania Petcu
Iris-Stefania Petcu
Iris is a budding fashion entrepreneur and recently competed in the Hult Prize Challenge of Redesigning Fashion. Over the winter break, she came up with a groundbreaking idea: The Fashion Particle, a centralized marketplace for the fashion industry that connects eco-conscious and sustainable suppliers with manufacturers who share the same ideals.
Seekom digital
Seekom Digital
Seekom Digital is a digital services agency specialized in lead generation. Social media advertising, online store creation, and brand management are some of our areas of expertise; all of them adding up to our ultimate goal of skyrocketing our clients' revenues.
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Frequently asked questions

Yes, the Synthesis Startup Incubator program is entirely free of charge. For migrant founders, all expenses will be covered, except for transportation and food. Housing is available at a highly subsidized cost. Early applicants can secure their place at a discounted price of 3,500 EUR for the first 10 seats. Constructor University Students and BRIDGE Partner University students cost are covered by their tuition fee.

Yes, a decent understanding of English and the ability to clearly communicate your startup idea are necessary before applying.

No, to participate in the Synthesis Startup Incubator, your startup must align with one of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, ensuring a focus on social and environmental impact.

No, the incubator program is open to individuals worldwide who have a startup idea and a willingness to learn. We encourage a global community of future-proof entrepreneurs.

Continue learning, iterating, and actively engage with and support the community. We connect you with investors, accelerators and help you scale up 1-1.

No, we don’t take any equity. The program is provided free of cost to you, you only cover, accommodation, food and transport.

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