The program is divided into two stages: the ZFunction and ZReady stages


1. ZFunction Stage
4 Months. The 1st month takes place in your home country and for the next 3 months we bring you to Silicon Valley. We use a Lean Startup approach to grow your startup without wasting time. Core training, working with mentors, SV networking dinners and events, introductions to investors and demo day.

2. ZReady Stage
6 Months. Startups that successfully complete the ZFunction stage proceed to the 6 month ZReady stage, which takes place in your home country. Product and startup shaping, preparing to scale and investment networking for additional rounds of funding.

APPLICATION PROCESS

1. APPLICATION

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2. SELECTION

Panel of judges

3. ACCEPTANCE

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TUITION AND EXPENSES

We do not take equity from startups that participate in our program.

Tuition is paid by your institution, a scholarship from our program or a grant from your home country.
Living and travel costs are not included.
Living in Silicon Valley can be expensive. We have negotiated some special packages with entrepreneur communities for you to live in.





WE ARE SELECTIVE

We admit only 8-10 teams per program and have 2 programs per year.



WE ARE SELECTIVE

We admit only 8-10 teams per program and have 2 programs per year.



WHAT WE WILL DO FOR YOU

Month 1
We will prepare you in your home country to make the best use of a 3 month stay in Silicon Valley’s highly competitive and dynamic environment.
Month 2 – 4
We will provide you with essential ingredients to build a successful startup: a structured program, a passionate community, an effective workspace and proximity and access to capital.
Month 5 – 10
We will get you ready to scale your startup, and prepare you to raise additional capital.