1 — Academy
You’re at the very beginning of your startup journey but we believe in the pair “Entrepreneur-Idea”. Before joining our incubation programme, you’ll collaborate with The Machine to set the foundations of your project.
Our team will give you the keys to do your homework, bring structure to your idea, define a first version of your value proposition and validate the main building blocks upon which your idea is based.Apply Now Upon application only. We take no equity at this stage but we get a priority if there is a further investment round (“right of first refusal”). Paid track possible non-selected projects.
2 — Incubation
During this stage of the process, we transform ideas into strong business cases in order to make the project fundable. Here's a recap of what we will do together.
Bring structure to your ambitious idea
Identify the riskiest parameters that need to be validated
Define ways to test these parameters on the market and actually test them
Make sure there is a real market traction and that people are ready to pay for your solution
Identify the real value your project brings and define the “must-have” features that really need to be developed
Collect all the data from this stage in order to prepare your business case and start raising money to launch the next phases
Do no expect to spend days playing with sticky notes and business canvas. At Make it, we build businesses and our playground is the market. Not a whiteboard.Apply Now Upon application only. We take no equity at this stage but we get a priority if there is a further investment round (“right of first refusal”). Paid track possible for non-selected projects.
3 — Funding
While the earliest stages of a startup journey are critical, only a few organizations take the risk to invest at that stages. We do. Our unfair competitive advantage? We don’t just invest. We roll up our sleeves with entrepreneurs and provide a team of 25 startup professionals to help the startup grow better and faster.
Whether you have validated your project's assumptions by yourself or by joining our incubation programme, Fund it is the stage where we invest in your project to help you build your solution and grow to a Series-A fundraising.Apply Now Upon application only.
4 — Engineering & Development
Whether your project requires software and/or hardware development, we have a dedicated team to build the solution your target market wants. Our engineers and developers know the startup-related challenges better than anyone.
Whether you need a first MVP or a scalable solution that will help you go to your Series-A, our team will build it for you.Apply Now Upon application only. Paid collaboration possible for non-selected projects.
5 — Growth
We believe at Make it that growth is not applying magic tricks (read Growth Hacking) but a smooth execution process in which we tackle each challenge and business goal, one by one.
From your first fundraising to your Series-A, we’ll grow your business by killing every bottleneck and achieving milestones using our team's Tech, Business, Marketing & HR skills.Apply Now Upon application only. Paid collaboration possible for non-selected projects.
Apply now to build your startup better and faster together with our Startup Studio. Feel free to do it in EN, NL or FR.