18 teams were chosen to join the first phase of the Agrytech Accelerator program. As a first step into the entrepreneurial world, the 18 teams will be given all the tools necessary to validate their startups in these first 2 months.

The Validation Phase kicked off with a 5-day Design Sprint Bootcamp, led by trainers Margriet Buseman, Robert Westerhuis co-founders of Orange Minds, and Hany Rizk founder of No BS- Innovation Studio accompanied by mentors from the Berytech team.

The five-day program was designed to understand the situation, focus on the customer, individual brainstorm, bringing the team together, sketch solutions, make decisions, build a prototype, and to finally test with potential customers. Learn more about the Design Sprint Bootcamp https://berytech.org/10-tips-to-learn-from-your-customer-through-design-sprints/

From the 18 teams, 12 teams will be given the possibility of moving to the next phase – the acceleration phase, which will allow them to launch their startup giving them an additional 4 months of business support and an extra $15K in funds. From there, up to 8 teams will be granted access to the third and final phase, the post-acceleration phase, where founders will work on growing their startups, receiving 5 months of incubation and $20K in matching capital.

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