What is BizzMatcher Accelerator Conference?
BizzMatcher Accelerator Conference is an international online platform that brings together ambitious Entrepreneurs seeking for Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A and B funding and investors looking for innovative projects to invest in. During the online conference, each Start-up is given 5 minutes to pitch their business idea/venture to the board of investors and advisors. During each entrepreneurs presentation, investors will ask question(s) and challenge candidates offer(s) if they feel any interest.
Is it a Competition / Contest?
No, each and every startup / scale up that participate to the show can secure an offer from the investors , even after the show is done. The organizers will ensure a proper follow up and help entrepreneurs find the funds they need to operate / expand their business if they fit the investors requirements.
Do I need to download BizzMatcher Mobile to attend the Show?
No. All you need is to download Zoom application in your smartphone or install Zoom software on your laptop. Shorlisted start-ups, viewers and investors will receive a zoom link with a meetingID a password to connect to the online show.
Will BizzMatcher Accelerator Programme provide funding?
BizzMatcher Accelerator brings high-profile investors to review profiles of existing and running businesses during and after the conference. The investments/funding is negotiated directly between entrepreneurs and the investors and will be subject to the investors’ terms, conditions, criteria, and selection.
Is BizzMatcher Accelerator Programme Show open to only UAE nationals?
No, BizzMatcher Accelerator Conference programme is open to submission from all nationalities.
What if our business is not established and did not start generating income ? Is BizzMatcher Accelerator Show appropriate for us?
No, admission to BizzMatcher Accelerator is only accessible for running businesses. However, the most suitable option for you in that case is BizzMatcher Incubator Programme.
What other services does BizzMatcher Accelerator Conference provide?
- Access to Investors
- Access to co-working space, flexi-desks and private offices at preferential rate thanks to our WeWork Dubai One Central
About our conference(s)
What does the conference expect from us?
The BizzMatcher Accelerator programme expects you to contribute to entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem through success of your business.
Will you accept to host start-ups teams working on a similar idea?
How should the applications be submitted?
Submissions may be done online only through the registration process.
How are applications judged?
Applications will be screened by a panel of experts on identifying ideas / companies who will add value to the industry.
What criteria do the Application Committee consider when judging applications to be part of BizzMatcher Accelerator Conference?
- Level of innovation of the proposed solution
- Profitability of the business(es)
- Market potential of the project (Go-To Market readiness)
- Due Diligence Report(s) / Financial – Funding Background
- Economic impact on the community in the form of job creation potential and contribution to the growth of the economic base
Is it necessary to have a completed business plan to apply?
Yes and participants should provide a complete investment deck.
What happens if the application submitted lacks the complete information required by the BizzMatcher Accelerator Committee?
If the committee feels that it requires further information or clarification of any points, the applicant will be contacted to submit additional documents to assert their innovation. However, panel’s decision is deemed final.
What is the next step after being selected by the committee?
After receiving acceptance to join the BizzMatcher Accelerator Conference, the team will contact you to complete your registration by making an online payment ($800 flat fee) to attend and pitch in front of our investors.
Is it possible to submit more than one idea at the same time?
No, only one submission is acceptable at a time.
If we have already funding can we still apply?
Yes, please explain in your application the funding you have received in the past and the reasons it was insufficient.
Do we need to be in UAE to apply?
No. Applications can be submitted online via https://www.signature-network.com/start-ups-registration/
How will we know if we have been rejected or accepted?
You will receive a response from the BizzMatcher Accelerator team on the result of your submission.
Who will have access to my submission?
BizzMatcher Accelerator support staff and application evaluation committee will have access to documents.
Can we apply for BizzMatcher Accelerator Show while visiting UAE on a visit visa?
Yes. Provided you meet the Federal Government rules and criteria.
Can a single person apply to BizzMatcher Accelerator Conference?