The Birdhouse accelerator program is for ambitious start-ups hungry for growth. The programme provides intensive guidance and offers access to expertise, capital and a very extensive network. After a successful first edition, applications are now being launched for the second programme, which will start on 4 April 2022.
Birdhouse helps start-ups to grow from start-up to scale-up. With more than five years of experience, various success cases, and the right partners, Birdhouse knows how to take start-ups to the next level!
It doesn’t matter what industry your start-up is in. Our program and mentors assist each start-up. But your product or service needs to be used by some customers already. Or at least you have a prototype, proof of concept or MVP. The goal is to experience explosive growth in a short period of time. If you’re still in the concept phase, we think it would be better to wait for a future edition to get the most out of Birdhouse.
What can you expect when you participate?
- A personalized growth trajectory and program tailored to the needs of your start-up.
- You receive biweekly guidance from your dedicated mentor.
- Tailor-made Advisory Board
- 50K funding
- Matchmaking with national and international experts
- Intensive workshops on three pillars: Leadership, Strategy execution & Funding
- During the accelerator program, you are welcome in the offices in Antwerp, Ghent and Brussels. Next to that you’ll have access to the different facilities MeetDistrict has to offer.
- Access to numerous events
Does that sound like something for you?
A total of 15 will eventually be admitted. The next cohort will start in April 2022 and you can apply until the 2nd March, 2022!
the selection process
Registration: from 17th January to 2nd March. Leave your details by filling in the form on the registration page. You'll get a second form to provide Birdhouse with more information about your start-up and its founders. Your registration isn’t complete until both forms have been received.
Jury: from 7th to 12th March. After an extensive screening, you will be notified whether you’ll be invited to pitch or not. You’ll do this in front of a jury, made up of experienced mentors and members of the Birdhouse team. Your pitch will last 15 minutes and will be followed by a Q&A of another 15 minutes.
Due Diligence: on 17th and 18th March. Did you convince Birdhouse? Then you’ll be invited for a final check-up in order to get a better picture of your start-up. This way wBirdhouse can find the ideal composition of your course during the program!
Announcement: on 21st March. The moment of truth! You’ll hear if you’ve been selected for our accelerator. Birdhouse welcomes a total of 15 brand new start-ups.
Start of the programme: on 4th April