Following a successful first edition completed earlier this year, KPMG Romania and Spherik Accelerator are launching an open call for the next generation of tech startups.
The KPMG Startup Grow Pad program focuses on startups on which KPMG can help in the go-to-market strategy for joint client approach or products/solutions to be added to KPMG’s own services portfolio.
The program is aimed at startups focusing on B2B area, in industries in which KPMG has expertise and clients. The main goal of KPMG Startup Grow Pad is to facilitate the development of local startups and help them become competitive at a regional level.
Technologies and solutions of interest are: Process Automation, Robotic Assistance, Augmented Analytics, Marketing for Services Firms, Cybersecurity, Intelligent Apps and (Data) Analytics.
Focus industries (although list is not exclusive) are IT and Telecom, Fintech, Real Estate, B2B Professional Services, Retail and Consumer Markets, Legal, Compliance and Regulatory.
Interested startups can apply by October 13, on the program webpage.
During the collaboration period, startups will meet with experts from KPMG Romania and Spherik, and work on improving various aspects of their business model and the overall go-to-market strategy.
Participants will access experienced mentors, who can help them plan the next steps to grow their business, as well as assistance in identifying potential clients. In addition, they will receive the help they need to find and obtain financing.
At the beginning of the project, a set of objectives will be agreed upon, with the aim that, by the end of the program, startups will have gained important knowledge and access to potential investors, which will put them in a better position to succeed.