XPRENEURS is a 3-month program for high-tech start-ups. We support you to validate your business model, find first customers and secure your first investment.

Get notified for our next application phase

Our main focus

We are keen to work with early-stage start-ups with a strong high-tech focus. Specific technologies of interest are:

  • Software and Hardware
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
  • Robotics
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR)

However, if you are working on a technology-based business that is not included in this list, don't hesitate to apply! We are looking forward to seeing creative and groundbreaking solutions in all technology fields.

Our program is completely free and we do not take any equity!

Get notified for our next application phase

Batch #11 is running from March until June 2022. The application phase for Batch #12 is open from May 30, 2022 - July, 10, 2022.

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Industry 4.0 / PropTech

AgTech / Food

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  • Intense review and development of your business model

  • Weekly 1:1 sessions with the XPRENEURS program team

  • Ongoing exchanges with other founders participating in the program


  • Matched personal companion supporting your journey

  • Individual mentorship during and after the XPRENEURS program

  • Access to our industry partners and VCs


  • Bi-weekly founder insights provided by experienced entrepreneurs

  • Insights on Sales, Marketing, Operations, Finance, Team etc.

  • Learn by doing approach


  • Intensive pitch and presentation training

  • Making your business understandable for anyone – easy as 123

  • Getting you prepared for the Demo Day where you will meet with potential customers and investors

Q&A Session
Recording and Slides

Have a look into our previous Live Q&A to learn more about our program.

You can find the slides here.


Example Curriculum

Start ups
Week 1

Batch Offsite & Kick-off

Calibration Sessions

Week 2


Leadership & Team
Week 3


Investor Relations
Week 4

XCHANGE Networking

Week 5Sales
Week 6

XCHANGE Networking

Week 7


Product Development
Week 8

XCLUSIVE Investor Pitching

Week 9

XCHANGE Networking

Personal Development
Week 10Legal
Week 11Legal
Week 12


Investor Readiness
Week 13Investor Readiness
Week 14
Week 15

Batch Closing


How to apply

  • Applications for the XPRENEURS program are currently closed. Batch #11 is running from March until June 2022. Get notified for our next application phase here and be part of XPRENEURS Batch #12.

    The application phase for Batch #12 is open from May 30, 2022 - July, 10, 2022.

  • First, we check if your application fulfills the minimum selection criteria for the XPRENEURS program.

    Then we will rate the different aspects of your application (e.g. product/service, team, or business model).

    The best 35-40 start-ups will be invited to pitch in front of the team.

    Finally, we will select 10-20 start-ups to participate in our program.

  • We generally accept start-ups from a wide range of fields.

    As minimum criteria, we require that your business model is based on a technological innovation, and that you already have a committed founder team with at least one full-time founder (no single founder).

    You do not need to have an incorporated company yet, but with a strong intent to fund a company.

  • We ask you for some information on the basic cornerstones of your business (e.g. your team, product/service, business model, market).

    In addition, we also ask you to submit a short informal video introducing your team (max. 3 minutes).

    Please also upload your up-to-date pitch deck (max. 20 slides).

  • The next application phase for XPRENEURS Batch #12 will start on May 30, 2022.

    Get notified for our next application phase here!

  • Selection pitches for Batch #12 will take place in the beginning of August.

    We will send out acceptance and rejection messages by August 12 at the latest.

About the program

Our partner programs

XPRENEURS is hosting 5 partner programs, providing access to a total of 100 start-up teams per year across Europe.

Sponsor eit urban mobility
Sponsor eit food
Sponsor scaleup4europe
Partner program weconomy
Partner program deeptech alliance

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Ly Nguyen

Ly Nguyen

Working Student