We accept music-driven ideas and startups (less than two years of establishment). We are looking for great projects in the fields of New radio & Broadcasting Experiences, Marketing & e-Commerce, Rights & Royalties, Creation & Collaboration, New Music Experiences, Artist Discovery & Curation, Music Education and New Instruments. It may be tech, software, hardware, service, etc.
We will choose great founders who are working on early stage ideas that solve real problems or create a meaningful change to our current technological state. It’s all about the team and the market opportunity. The best ways to strengthen your application are: round out your team with business, technical, and other necessary skills, make progress on your prototype or product and reference it in the application, and show us that you are passionate and that you’ve really thought about your business.
We are mainly looking for teams and we prioritise that; however, if you are able to show that you can take your startup to the next level on your own and find co-founders in the process, then we're happy to consider you.
If you have angel, seed or first round funding, then yes! If you already went beyond this, Beta Sound System might not be the best place for you.
Yes. Global startups from all around the world are welcome to apply.
Yes, we do. Recently many startups decide to go through more than just one accelerator since different accelerators work with startups in different phases. As long as you feel that our programme is what you need - go for it!
Yes. At least part of the team is required to be present and work in Porto during the programme. Short occasional trips outside Portugal are fine.
No, you can’t. We are looking for projects that wish to go all the way. Of course, 2nd stage is much more connected to the worls, so that might mean more trabeling and less office hours. Bu tour two-step model i sone single program, so you have to take it all.
No. However, there is a better chance to get selected if you have some (even little) traction and/or prototype.
We take in and consider all applications. Selecting the final teams will take us 2 weeks from application deadline closing.
No, but we help you with finding a place.
Yes. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t keep your currently registered company in your country. We will help you with registration and legal settlements.
We are not your babysitters, so it’s you run your time. Sessions, meetings and workshops organised under the Tailor-Made Education program are mandatory.
None. And we also don’t invest. We support, train, inspire and connect. You do the magic.
Yes. We also have mentors specialised in IP protection to help you.
You can get various perks, from software to prototyping hours. However, we will tell you about it after you are selected. That should not be your main motivation.
We provide you basic legal docs, such as NDA, employment contract, convertible note agreement, sample term-sheet. We also connect you with lawyers. We partner with PRA, a great law firm with offices in Porto and Lisbon.