Why did we develop Selecteev? Since launching France’s first startup acceleration program back in 2011, we have received more than 5000 applications from all around the world. As I speak, NUMA runs 6 accelerators worldwide: Paris, Bengaluru, Casablanca, Moscow, Mexico City and Barcelona. Running a successful startup acceleration program has nothing to do with magic. It is first and foremost about selecting the best startups. “How do you select your startups?” is always the very first question our partners, investors and competitors ask us when we meet.
Though there is no recipe, here are a few tips that we have learned about startup selection over the years: