Your V-Lab Journey

  • Evidence-based Entrepreneurship: expand your mindset though business model prototyping and validation. Make sure you are seeking the right business idea; leverage on our EXPO event to showcase your product/service to the AUC community.

  • Know-How: believe in the power of advanced knowledge and learn about cross-cutting as well as sector-specific topics.

  • Feature: are you pitching your business idea effectively?

  • Demo Day: you made it! Now it’s time to convince your audience why your startup is worth investing in.

  • Stay Connected: remain part of our AUC V-Lab network with continuous access to our mentors, sessions, events, and support. 



Why Join?

  • Extensive business training

  • Business model design

  • Mentor matchmaking

  • One-on-one business coaching

  • Off-site retreat

  • Networking events

  • Investment opportunities

  • Co-working space

  • Access to AUC community and facilities

  • Access to technology and regulatory sandbox

  • Financial grant for validation

  • 0% equity

  • Demo Day


Our Process

  • Apply: fill out our online application, open twice a year before the initial start date of each cycle.

  • Screening Interviews: meet our team and tell us more about your business and why your startup should make it.

  • Bootcamp: be part of our 3-day boot camp where we get to know you better in a work environment while giving you a glimpse of our acceleration activities.

  • Panel: the final stage of our selection process where you pitch your business to our panelists.

What do we look for?

  • Innovative and scalable startup: we look for startups with original ideas and lean models.

  • Working prototype or minimal viable product (MVP): show us how hard you've worked on validating your product or service. The more established your startup, the more you will benefit from our program.

  • Strong and relevant team: we look for teams with the right combination of accumulated experiences. Having a strong background in the field your startup is attempting to venture in empowers you with indispensable insight.

  • Commitment: at least one founding member should be fully committed to the whole duration of our program, which runs for 4 months. 


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