Memberships open today for A-Road, Growth Capital’s elite acceleration program dedicated to scale-ups more promising who want to embark on a path to quickly get to the Serie A round. The acceleration and fundraising program will last six months and will be structured in two batches of 5 scale-ups each year.
The scale-ups will be supported by high-profile CEOs as mentors, such as Milena Mondini, CEO of the Admiral Group, the CEO of Alkemy Duccio Vitali, Marco Ariello, former President of Moleskine, the emeritus directors of McKinsey Roger Abravanel and Andrea Zocchi. Growth Capital – one of the Italian leaders in extraordinary finance and fundraising operations in the startup sector – will guarantee a personalized approach by identifying the investors and the most appropriate investment structure and minimizing the timing to get to the Serie A round.
In addition to fundraising assistance, the program includes training verticals and dedicated services by leading companies in their sector such as McKinsey, Amazon, Legance and the scaleups will be able to apply until 17 September 2021 on the website www.a-road.com, while the program will start in October 2021. At the start of the program, the scale-ups they will receive an investment of up to a maximum of 500,000 euros. Scale-ups can be submitted by uploading the Pitch Deck, Business Plan, Cap table and a presentation video on the A-Road website www.a-road.com. The program is scheduled to start in October 2021.
The five selected scale-ups will receive an investment of between € 200,000 and € 500,000 on the first day of the program by the investment vehicle dedicated to the program. The scale-ups will receive the support of a CEO who will cover the role of mentor and a challenger who will cover the role of ‘devil’s advocate’. As a networking opportunity, events with exceptional speakers from the innovation ecosystem will be held. During the program they are planned more than thirty workshops and technical seminars which will cover all the issues functional to acceleration thanks to partner suppliers such as Sisvel, Legance, Carter & Benson, Amazon and a pool of professionals in the sector.