Note: The first 4-weeks of the cohort are based in Amsterdam
Are you a data scientist, machine learning engineer, or DevOps engineer with excellent programming skills, strong problem-solving abilities, a leadership track record, and a passion for developing tech solutions using cutting-edge technologies? Have you spent your career building game-changing software/hardware? Most importantly, are you looking to build a disruptive tech venture in the vibrant ecosystem of Amsterdam? If so, we would like to hear from you!
Antler is a start-up generator and an early-stage VC. Our programs bring together experienced and driven professionals from diverse backgrounds to build strong founding teams to launch their own companies. We are present in 14 locations worldwide, have supported 2,000+ founders through our program, invested in 400+ startups, and received over 50,000+ applications.
Antler provides an unrivaled setting for the world’s brightest minds looking to make a mark on the world to make it a better place. It’s where the top 1% of talent comes together, pursues purpose, and works on some of the greatest opportunities and problems of today.
Whether you have built your own company before or are looking to found a company for the first time, tomorrow’s disruptive tech could be built by you.
Details of the program:
1. The program runs for an initial 10 weeks, full-time in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and starting in mid 25th of September 2023.
2. In the first phase (10 weeks), you are required to ideate and find your co-founder(s) from the cohort of 50-70 founders.
3. After two months you will present your team and business idea to the Antler Investment Committee. If accepted, you will receive a pre-seed investment of €100k for 12% equity.
4. If you get an investment, you will continue to be part of the program for another 3 months during which Antler will work closely with you to accelerate your growth. At the end of this period, Antler arranges a demo day where we invite VCs, institutional investors, and local angel investors to help you connect with investors and raise your seed round.
Who are we looking for?
- Startup founders, serial entrepreneurs, and strong business leaders that love building new products and teams
- CTO's, engineering leaders, tech leads, developers, software architects, growth hackers, product managers, designers, and anyone who has built and scaled products from scratch
- Experts in their field
- Excellent communicators
- People who are always on top of the latest tech trends and have a genuine passion to build next-generation products
- Driven and hungry individuals that want to build a successful company
Life at Antler
Our ten-week, full-time program is designed to give you the best possible start for your entrepreneurial journey. Whether you have founded a company before or are just getting started, we will help you find a co-founding team among the 50-70 people that will be joining the program. Founders that join our programs come from a variety of backgrounds and have an assortment of skills and expertise. Our program will facilitate you and your co-founder to quickly build on an idea (either you come with an idea or you will be defining it with your team). If you enjoy a fast-paced, diverse, demanding, and incredibly engaging environment, join us!
- Potential investment at the pre-seed stage
- Help finding your co-founder(s)
- Personalized coaching sessions with business experts
- Shared office space at a premium co-working space with access to various amenities
- Access to a global network of start-up advisors and experts in their field