Validation is a 3-month program for early-stage startups that aim to improve their business model and test its viability and scalability on the market. The program follows an intense 5-day Bootcamp and helps startups further develop their innovative business ideas. 


During the course of 3 months, the startups will work on the MVP, validate the business model and test its market potential. During our milestone-based mentoring sessions we help the companies develop and implement their go-to-market strategy and find first paying customers.

The program also offers workshops designed to improve the entrepreneurial skills of the founders. We also cover the important issue of team building and leadership helping the companies to strengthen and expand the core team.


During the Validation program ACE Venture Lab offers the startups the following support:

  • Weekly workshops aimed at development of entrepreneurial skillset
  • Personalized milestone-based mentoring sessions with ACE Venture Lab mentors
  • Coaching from the industry experts
  • Access to the network of professional service providers (lawyers, subsidy advisers, IP experts)
  • Access to the expanded network of investors, corporate partners and academia
  • Opportunity to rent office at the Startup Village
  • Access to the vibrant startup community that enables active exchange of knowledge and best practices


Validation program follows a 5-day Bootcamp that takes place twice a year. In order to start the Validation program you need to be admitted to the Bootcamp and pitch to the jury panel on the final day of the program.

See the Bootcamp selection criteria and application dates here.