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Lean LaunchPad (LLP)

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META Academy

An experiential learning program meant to direct and
guide early stage entrepreneurs


META created the Lean LaunchPad (LLP) to help entrepreneurs and start-ups in the ICT industry succeed. 

Through a series of training courses, early stage entrepreneurs learn how to navigate the ever-changing and unpredictable landscape of ICT startups. 

The Lean LaunchPad Project is specifically designed for beneficiaries of EU-funded projects (startups and high-tech Small and Medium Enterprises and researchers in the ICT domain) from the following targeted areas: 

  • Open Disruptive Innovation topic of the SMEs Instrument 
  • Future and Emerging Technologies “Open” as well as “Proactive” and eHeatlh and Active & Healthy Ageing. 

Key Points

Turn your innovative idea into a customer-validated startup venture in just a few weeks. 

Entrepreneurs and startups will: 

  • acquire the valuable skills needed to increase the success rate of a company. 
  • get a better understanding of the ICT startup world through experiential learning opportunities 
  • learn how to use market intelligence to establish a product’s or technology’s commercial viability 
  • gain in-depth knowledge of market segmentation, positioning, targeting, value proposition 
  • design a plan to take their innovative technology to the market

The Lean LaunchPad Methodology

The Lean LaunchPad methodology is structured as follows: 

  • up to 6 days of on-site training in dedicated classes, located in a relevant hub for each startup and entrepreneur (2 visits over 2 days and 2 visits in 1 day) 
  • on-line coaching throughout the entire duration of the course 
  • iterative experimentation outside the company with prospective clients and stakeholders. During the training, participants will go through all the phases of a startup and the challenges they will face along the way 
  • Cost structure: LLP training program covers all the necessary steps of cost structure analysis
  • Customer relationships, channel selection: participants learn how to build and maintain good customer relations, and how to better target the channels where their startups will operate
  • Revenue streams: participants will learn to identify revenue streams and the key role they play in a successful startup 

The costs of the coaching and training courses are covered by the EC, with costs for time investment and traveling covered by the participating companies. 

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