BEFORE THE PROGRAM
Do you have a list of companies that have participated before in the program?
Learn about the startups: 2019 Startups portfolio
Where can I follow the agenda during the program?
Only if you take part in the program will you have access as a user. If selected to participate, prior to starting the program, you can check the latest updates on the daily agenda on .decelera.app
What should I bring to Menorca in case I am selected?
➔ Official Dress Code: Swimsuit, flip-flops and towel (… yes, we’re serious) + we’ll give you a cool t-shirt as well as some sunscreen 😉
➔ 1-2 outfits fit for an evening of cocktails and networking – think summer dress or white linen button-up.
➔ A good set of trainers and some athletic apparel.
➔ One or two sweaters/jumpers – the evening can still get a little chilly.
➔ If you are coming from outside of Europe, outlet adapters!
➔ Keep in mind that there are mosquitoes on the island. Bring along a mosquito repellent with you, just in case.
How is the process? Will I be asked to fill out a lot of documentation when I apply?
We know how many different programs are out there, therefore we want to make the selection process lighter. Nowadays, we also have to make sure that the group of selected guest startups that will make it to the island are changing the world for the better. Here is how the selection process will work.
➔ Step 1. Regular application form- 7-10 questions + deck
➔ Step 2. If you make the first cut, we will call you a couple of times to have a video.
➔ Step 3. All is fine!. You like us and we like you. Dates and visa work for you. Then you have to adopt our terms. We do not charge anything for the program but you will have to buy your plane tickets and give us the right to invest in your company up to 250k€ with a convertible note.
To attend a program, do I have to pay or give equity from my company?
No. If you are selected, you are our guest. You will have to prepare your luggage, buy your plane tickets, arrange your visa (if necessary), and give us the right to invest in your company up to 150k€ with a convertible note.
If I applied to the program in the past, can I apply again?
Yes. We’ve had the same founders applying in different years previously.
DURING THE PROGRAM
Will I have assistance on my arrival?
Once you touch down on the island you are our guest and we will take care of you.
We will pick you up at the airport (so make sure you tell us your flight # and arrival time)! – Contact us if you have any issues.
When you exit the baggage area, you will see a member of the Decelera team with a sign waiting for you. If for any reason you don’t see amember of our team, please wait, the terminal is actually tiny and we will see you straight away.
At the resort, your driver will direct you to the Decelera team member responsible for your housing and we will get you checked in and ready.
In case you want to rent a car and pick it at the airport, we have a deal for you with a local provider.
Are Food and Drinks included in the package?
If you are staying on campus, all your meals are included – eat as often/much as you want. We will eat at the campus buffet.
If we are off-campus, don’t worry, we won’t leave you hungry!
We will have bag lunches or catered meals.
FYI tap water in Menorca is a bit hard (it has calcium) but it is okay to drink. Keep your bottle with you if you prefer to drink from the tanks located within Campus.
Alcoholic beverages are not included in the package, they do not help to keep the brain activated.
We will have our own wifi setup in addition to the resort’s and also in your rooms. Network: DECELERAMENORCA and password: Decelerator
Are there other things you need me as a program guest to do?
In the app you will find Daily Guidelines regarding each day’s activities. We recommend you check it out for the days you are attending!
We will require a bit of your time to interview you, but it won’t take more than 5-10 mins. We will let you know when your interview is scheduled and you can check the location in the campus map (scroll up).
If you want to purchase additional snacks, beverages, or anything you forgot to pack, there is a store close to the campus.
Do you have Perks for the Decelera Community?
Yes! Once you have been to one of our programs you belong to the Decelera Community and we have several Alliances with powerful companies that want us to help you to grow! You will receive updates on this info as a member of our Community.
Is Decelera a Family friendly program? Deals and Discounts
YES, we love to have families with us. Especially if you are a female founder with little kids, being away for 10 days is very demanding. Therefore we will do our best to support you when moving the family. The program cost will be covered just for the founders, but your family can benefit your from our rates and discounts.
Menorca is a paradise for families.
Will I have assistance on my arrival?
➔ Once you touch the island you are our guest and we will take of you.
➔ We will pick you up at the airport (so make sure you tell us your flight # and landing time)! – Contact us if you have any issues.
➔ When you exit the baggage area you will see a member of the Decelera team with a sign waiting for you. If for any reason you don’t see our member of the team, please wait, the terminal is actually tiny and we will see you straight away.
➔ At the resort, your driver will direct you to a Decelera team member responsible for your housing and we will get you checked in and ready.
➔ In case you want to rent a car and pick it at the airport, we have a deal for you with a local provider.
AFTER THE PROGRAM
Is Decelera a one-shot program?
No! Being in Decelera is a life-changing experience and this is the secret sauce of a solid community!
We have an amazing community which is growing day by day. What you get by being active:
Keep in touch with the startups, other guests and the team!
Reinforce your network with top notch successful founders
Learn about investors’ behaviour, appetite, and more.
Attende friendly only by invitation events organized by Decelera.