Pre-Accelerator Program getting you investor ready*

Join us 2 times per week in the evening, over a 4-week period. We will go from an idea to a product ready to pitch to an investor. We created a hands-on program that includes Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Business Model Canvas and Customer Development. You will be guided by our seasoned instructor and professional mentors. You have already an MVP or even a fresh startup? We will get you to the next level. We are preparing the webpage but if you are interested as a startup, investor or mentor you can contact me.

*the result can also be that your idea or market etc don’t make sense and it is good to know that before you go further.

What makes it a top Pre-Accelerator in Türkiye?

No equity asked

Do not waste equity on programs unless you have traction and a serious investment on the table. Do not give up ownership at the start. An investor should invest in your next round based on value for value and what you need is money and/or a sales network.

We are NOT a vertical nor stage startup accelerator

At whatever stage you are, or whatever tech or market, we can support you detecting the missing elements and work on them with our instructors and mentors.

Company Startup Program

For companies, we evaluate whether you can join a regular program or we create a bespoke program matching the company needs.

Investors in-house

We have investor partners on board but as we know the Angel and VC ecosystem very good so we can bring you in contact with the best match.

Global Accelerator Programs

Once you go through our Pre-Accelerator program we will select the startups with great progress and connect them to Global Accelerator Programs in Europe or the US. No promises of course as the international level is very high, so you really need to excel.

Program dates: April 7–9–14–16–21–23–28–28 — From 18.30 to 21.30h

Demo Day: May 2nd (dates can change, and we will do this regularly)

Where? Withco Coworking, İzmir

Program Manager: Startup Akademi Stage-Co Masters: Patrick Bosteels


  • Week 1 A Design Thinking. Define your researched problem.
  • Week 1 B Pitch Problem and Market. Discuss
  • Week 2 A Define your Value Proposition
  • Week 2 B Finalise Business Model Canvas. Share and Discuss
  • Week 3 A Customer Development
  • Week 3 B MVP. Share and Discuss
  • Week 4 A Financial Plan
  • Week 4 B Create your Pitch Deck


Mentors are involved face to face or through Skype based on the needs we define together. They can join at any stage in the program after the 2nd week.

Our Values

  • Focus on Women entrepreneurship
  • The selection is based on your entrepreneurial drive, your collaboration with your team members, creativity and knowledge of your product, service or market.


Atanova Ventures, Telos Angels, TR Angels, StartupFon, MotionLab Berlin and Branka van der Linden, an international legal expert for startups.


  • One team member: 1400 TL
  • Second team member of the same project: 1000 TL
  • Third team member of the same project: 800 TL
  • Not including VAT-KDV

We are planning to repeat this call and have 4 to 5 cohorts per year. We invite partners and mentors to join us as we need to get the Startup Ecosystem in a higher gear. Listening to investors, Angels as well as VCs, the number of startups is declining and the quality is behind the international level. I know there is always the glass half empty or half full but I prefer to have a full glass. The only way to achieve this is to work hard with the emphasis on professionalism and the right environment. After 7 years of Stage-Co, we have seen and understood the challenges. We can complain or ignore but our take is simple: ACTİON. That is why “Now Sprint!” saw the light with a big thanks to Atakan Atalar, founder of Atanova Angel Investor. We can not do this alone so please join us!

Patrick Bosteels

cofounder Stage-Co; UrlaCoworking; hiGİ NGO

Stage-Co, Urla Coworking, Now Sprint! Accelerator and Creative Academie co-founder, Facilitator, Accelerator Program Manager and Mentor