Do you have an innovative business idea or developed a minimum viable product already? Then our start-up programme Fit 4 Start might just be the right asset for you! The programme is based on the lean start-up methodology, and shall grant your business venture the full range of opportunities the Luxembourg start-up ecosystem has to offer.
Join our Fit 4 Start Programme and watch your business take off
Days to go until closing of applications for Fit 4 Start Spring 2019 Edition
What we offer
Take advantage of:
16 weeks of expert coaching
Free access to co-working space
Grants of up to €150,000
Valuable networking and financing opportunities in Luxembourg’s dynamic start-up ecosystem
Providing you the opportunity to then:
Access the European market of 500 million consumers from a multilingual and business friendly location
Benefit from an ongoing support structure to help your business grow, even beyond the borders of Luxembourg
Leverage government supported R&D partnerships with public research institutions and industrial players
Discover in our short video what is Fit 4 Start
Fit 4 Start pre signup
Hear from participants and experts
Learn about the experiences of three entrepreneurs who successfully completed the programme and graduated in October 2018.
Fit 4 Start Graduates - Cofounders of Univize“We applied for the mentorship and the very nice opportunity to receive equity free funding.”
Fit 4 Start Graduate - Tom Michels, CEO of Salonkee“The Fit 4 Start progamme was perfect for us to really accelerate our development.”
Fit 4 Start Graduate - Galo Vargas, CEO of Inkspired“Luxembourg is a very interesting ecosystem and it is easier to connect with high profile investors.”
Hear from organisers and jury
Fit 4 Start - Diego De Biasio, Technoport“Luxembourg is a great place for start-ups because it is centrally located in Europe and you have easy access to international customer bases and can expand quite quickly abroad.”
Fit 4 Start - Laurence Hulin, Luxinnovation“Luxembourg is really a great place for start-ups because it provides real help and funding and has this multicultural and multilingual aspect.”
Smart choice to launch or scale up a business
Luxembourg offers numerous support measures for its vibrant community of start-ups from incubation to success and acceleration.
Expert coaching is key to success of the programme
Fit 4 Start: A customer discovery journey
Interview with Michel Blumenthal
“I have been coaching start-ups for almost 20 years, and I have noticed that very few entrepreneurs really know their clients,” says Mr Blumenthal. “They often have a hypothesis on what clients want and build a complete business on this conviction without ever having validated it with potential customers. If they are wrong, the whole enterprise can easily become a failure.”
Outstanding digital infrastructure
Did you know that Luxembourg has an outstanding digital infrastructure perfect for high-tech start-ups:
- Ranks 2nd in 2018 for connectivity in the EU’s Digital Transformation scoreboard
- Is home to the EU EuroHPC Agency (high performance computing initiative to interconnect world-class supercomputers)
- Houses 40% of all European Tier IV data centres in an ultra-modern park
It is easy to set up a business in Luxembourg
Preparing your application
If yes, please read programme details and start to prepare your application. Please don’t forget to include a one minute video presentation of your business.
Fit 4 Start performance programme
In addition, business networking constitutes an important value as well! You will be supported in finding suitable investors and other players from the start-up ecosystem.
Applications can be made as of 21st December 2018.
Stay up to date
Luxinnovation will shortly launch a new call for applications for its successful accelerator programme Fit 4 Start. Discover how previous participants have benefited from the programme.
Luxinnovation and Maison Moderne are proud to announce the publication of the second issue of Happen29-11-2018
Happen is an annual business magazine that unveils the technological excellence and innovative spirit of Luxembourg and its companies to an international audience.
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After the successful third edition, the Mind & Market in Luxembourg Annual Forum - the quintessential rendezvous for innovation in the Greater Region - will open its doors again on 13 December 2018. Do not miss this opportunity to network with professionals and project holders! Read more