- What is PITME Labs?
PITME Labs is a month long stay in the valley where Middle Eastern startup teams will be immersed in the successful formula of the valley. Teams will receive expert training on all aspects of their business, including product development, UX/UI design, marketing, business modeling, the latest customer acquisition strategies, funding, and much more.
Everyday mentors will engage with them and guide them through proven processes to increase revenue, raise money, close deals, and better manage long-term partner relations. Teams will get access to a number of top startup events, networking opportunities and conferences. Intense pitch training will also be provided, and teams will be prepped for a final demo/preview day.
- How long does PITME Labs run for?
PITME Labs is a month long stay in San Francisco where Middle Eastern startup teams will be immersed in the successful formula of The Valley.
- What is Squad 01?
Squad 01 is the first batch of startup teams who will be attending the inaugural round of PITME Labs.
Squad 01 will be given special perks and swag (i.e: T-shirts, stickers, gadgets, etc) representing their batch.
- What does the program cover?
PITME Labs covers accommodation (for up to two team members per team), 24/7 entrance to a co-working office space, one-on-one contact with experienced mentors, networking opportunities, Silicon Valley event access, and the platform to pitch to potential investors at the PITME Catalyst Demo Day Conference.
- How many slots are available for Squad 01?
Our program identifies and targets the best and brightest entrepreneurs. Therefore, there is a limited capacity reserved for the top 15 qualifying teams.
Priority is given to early applications. Only one application should be submitted per team with a cap of two team members participating in the program.
- What is the accommodation situation?
Teams are comfortably housed in the heart of downtown San Francisco's Financial District.
- Where will the program be located?
The program will include a co-working space for the teams to interact and engage with mentors and each other. Conveniently located in the same building as accommodation in downtown San Francisco, the co-working space is accessible 24 hours a day.
- How will PITME accelerate my startup?
Top Silicon Valley mentors, from an array of disciplines, are committed to mentoring our teams on a one-on-one basis. Teams will be provided with intensive product and business model development, product UX/UI design, investment and funding opportunities, cash flow and burn rate calculations, as well as customer/partnership acquisition strategies.
- Will there be any networking events?
Teams will get access to a number of top startup events, networking opportunities and conferences. PITME Labs will include discounted and free tickets for popular events in The Valley.
- What is PITME Catalyst?
Intense pitch training will be provided during PITME Labs, and teams will be prepped for a final demo day. Our program will be followed by PITME Catalyst, a pitch event and conference especially organized to showcase the PITME Squad 01 teams who will present in front of a wide audience of investors, angels, other entrepreneurs and corporate executives.
- What happens after the program?
Some teams will choose to have a more permanent presence here in The Valley and, by becoming an official adviser, PITME can help support them. Other teams will return home to kick ass! For alumni, who have successfully completed our program, we can award further opportunities through our global network and our Ambassador Program in order to stay connected and continue the development of a cohesive and collaborative community.