Shape, build and launch to market in 4-8 months

Telenet Idealabs is a vertical accelerator of 4-8 months that boosts tech and media ideas through seed-funding, intensive mentoring, a creative workspace, professional services and leverage of the Telenet network.

During the first four months you shape, build and launch a working prototype of your idea. If successful and validated by the market, we will provide follow-up funding to explore the growth and internationalization phase of your startup together. Apply now


The Program

What do you get

  • Initial funding of 25K to start your business. You remain 100% owner of the startup.
  • Follow-up funding of 50K as a convertible note if the startup qualifies for the growth stage.
  • Mentorship from topic experts, seasoned entrepreneurs and industry professionals
  • Inspirational workspace in centre of Antwerp
  • Support in business modelling, legal, design, marketing, biz dev, sales and fundraising
  • Leverage of the Telenet network and other perks

Who can apply

  • You can give a full-time commitment to the programme
  • You are a team player
  • You have a startup idea that fits within the Innovation Domains:
    • Media / Entertainment
    • Video/Digital Home
    • Smart Cities
    • Security
    • Social Innovations
    • M2M/Internet of Things
    • Network and Systems
    • E-Commerce
    • Advertising
    • Industrial Big Data
    • Apps and Games


  • Applications Open:

    15th May, 2014

  • Applications Close:

    31st July, 2014

  • First Round of Pitching:

    6th August, 2014

  • Second Round of Pitching:

    12th August, 2014

  • Accelerator Begins:

    24th September, 2014

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