Are you ready to accelerate?

Our 4 months programme is designed to help impact ventures grow by overcoming the unique challenges they face and equipping them with the resources they need to attract investment, scale their solutions and maximise their impact.

Programme structure

The four-month programme follows a customized approach supported by a sprint work methodology to back each startup in the specific growth challenges they face. It is structured as follows:

• 16 weeks | Acceleration work (remote)

In the months after the end of the acceleration, the startups will participate in the International Roadshow and will enter the ongoing support provided to the alumni.

Cost for the startups: zero. equity-free. for free. no catch.
Maze X is powered by our partners, who believe in their collective role to support early-stage impact entrepreneurs.

What's in it for you?

Access to Corporate Pilot Opportunities

Undivided support

Pro bono legal support

Discover Week in Lisbon

Talented team

International and diverse network of advisors

Alumni Network

Coworking space

International roadshow

GAN membership

Corporate Pilot Opportunities

In each cohort of 10 startups, Maze X's corporate partners will select 2 to design and implement a corporate pilot within their organisations.

Our team will work alongside your startups to help you learn about the challenges of a big corporate and to design the best pilot approach. During the four months of acceleration, we will work together on defining the best metrics to measure the progress of the pilot ensuring that both startups and the corporate extract the most out of this experience and put you on the road for a prosperous relationship in the future.

  1. PLMJ

    Transformative Legal Experts

    PLMJ is one of the leading law firms in Portugal and is looking for startups to help them with challenges such as the democratization of access to legal services, creating more inclusive and diverse workplaces or management of the social and environmental footprint of the firm.

  2. BNP Paribas

    The bank for a changing world

    BNP Paribas is Europe's leading provider of banking and financial services. As part of its CSR strategy, BNP Paribas is actively contributing to Portugal's carbon neutrality. This year they want to find the best startups focused on circular economy, and test a solution internally with their workforce of over 7.000 employees.

We are on the hunt for 10 tech-based early-stage impact startups focused on solving social and environmental challenges while generating attractive financial results. As an impact startup accelerator, we look at metrics that corroborate how revenue and impact are mutually reinforcing. This is what we call the lock-step model.

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