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Are you a visionary entrepreneur who is driven to co-found your own disruptive startup?

We co-create world-class high-tech companies with co-founders like you.

Are you a visionary and experienced entrepreneur who is driven to co-found your own disruptive startup?

We co-create world-class high-tech companies with co-founders like you.

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By leveraging our venture builder model, our 4-month Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) program is an opportunity for you to co-create with us from scratch world-class companies to unleash the full potential of advanced connectivity like 5G and more.
Opportunity development areas

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High-tech products to enable and accelerate advanced connectivity solutions like:
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5G, 6G, WiFi 6/7, IoT.
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Non-terrestrial networks.
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Metaverse ready networks.

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Use cases enabled by these technologies, such as:
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Industry 4.0, like manufacturing, advanced mobility, smart city or heath.
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Immersive experiences, like gaming, metaverse uses cases, XR/VR/AR, etc.
What we offer

Co-creation

We offer a methodologic approach to business problem selection, opportunity validation, funding and go to market strategy.
During our 4-month EiR program, you’ll get a monthly compensation to work on your idea (€40k yearly salary – pro-rata).

Co-founding

We provide our capital, experience, methodology, core resources to reduce entrepreneurial risk and make our ventures successful.
At the spin-out phase we will be acting as first investors offering up to 300K€ pre-seed investment. Majority of the ownership will be kept by entrepreneurial team.

Ecosystem

We offer our extensive network to reduce entrepreneurial risk and make our ventures successful. You will get access to industrial partners, advisors, investors as well as talent, marketing, sales and legal partners.
Timeline and structure of our EiR program

01 Application

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If you want to join our EiR program you will find the “Apply now” link at this web page. Candidates are asked to provide both their professional experience, background and a description of the idea or opportunity they would like to develop with us.

Timeline and structure of our EiR program

02 Admission and onboarding

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We evaluate each submission based on several factors with emphasys on your entrepreneur talent and background. We also evaluate how well the idea fits in our venture builder’s scope, how it guides an industry problem, a preliminary analysis of viability and the overall quality of work.
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If we find it interesting we conduct an interview with the candidate to check his/her ability and personality as a prospective founder and to understand in more detail the business case.
Timeline and structure of our EiR program

03 Idea / opportunity validation

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Congratulations ! you have been admitted in our EiR program. During 2 months (4 sprints) we will work with you to:
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Conduct a market research around the idea, including market positioning map, ecosystem mapping and customer profiles.
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Define the problem, the opportunity, market-fit and value proposition.
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Define the business model and high-level product solution based on feedback received from potential customers and/or industry experts.
Timeline and structure of our EiR program

04 Business validation

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If the phase 3 is successfully validated the EiR will work on the business validation during 2 months (4 sprints) to:
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Define low-level solution, MVP and product roadmap.
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Verify the viability of your design concept through interviews with our industry experts.
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Define go-to-market strategy.
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Create a detailed financial model as part of your business plan.
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Pitch your business plan to the investment and experts committee
Timeline and structure of our EiR program

05 Spin-out and formation

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Congratulations ! You are now CEO of your own start-up. In this phase we will help you to recruit and establish a core team, the first version of the product, the initial customers, and a legal entity.
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We provide pre-seed formation capital up to 300K€ potentially including a strategic co-founder from our network of industrial partners.
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With the foundation of the company, the CEO and C-level team will keep majority ownership (up to 70%) to allow VSOP options for future employees.
Timeline and structure of our EiR program

06 Grow and scale-up

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During this phase 5G Ventures will be involved in business design, internationalization, legal assistance, product management and marketing.
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Our network of corporate partners and ecosystem will offer the start-up access to key decision-makers and expert recommendations and business opportunities to reach the market. We will also help the start-up to get access to funding opportunities.

EiR profile

We look for skilled and talented founders regardless of their background or geography but there are some specific traits we specifically look for:

Entrepreneurial
skills

Eager to start-up your own company with experience in implementing and designing strategic plans, go-to-market and financial plans.

Technical
knowledge
and expertise

Engineering background with +8 years of experience facing and leading complex technology challenges.

Experience
in talent
management,

people management and leadership skills to achieve the challenge of building and growing the team.

Fundraising
experience

Experience in spotting fundraising opportunities and strategize and successfully execute fundraising campaigns.

We look for skilled and talented founders regardless of their background or geography but there are some specific traits we specifically look for:

Entrepreneurial
skills

Eager to start-up your own company with experience in implementing and designing strategic plans, go-to-market and financial plans.

Technical
knowledge
and expertise

Engineering background with +8 years of experience facing and leading complex technology challenges.

Experience
in talent
management,

people management and leadership skills to achieve the challenge of building and growing the team.

Fundraising
experience

Experience in spotting fundraising opportunities and strategize and successfully execute fundraising campaigns

Benefits

Funding and CAP table

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Capital seed: up to 300K€
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Majority of ownership to entrepreneurial team (up to 70% equity).

Methodology

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Ideation and validation guided methodology with industry experts.
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Mentoring and support with opportunity validation, product development and go-to-market.

Start-up support

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Talent recruiting support.
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Legal advice.
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Internationalization support.
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Funding support: Seed round advise and preparation.

FAQs

No, you will be working remotely and online with our team during the EiR program. You will need to be in Barcelona for the spin-out and formation phase in case the opportunity is approved after the EiR program.

Your profile will be added (if you’d like) to our co-founder pool and you will be notified if a new opportunity opens up.

Yes, we can evaluate it although it is not our preference.

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