Maze X

Impact unicorns in the making

Maze X is a startup accelerator program designed to put ambitious impact start-ups on the road to becoming impact unicorns. It is focused on hard-working founders who have the grit to test new ideas and aim for innovative outcomes.

The programme is based in Lisbon - Portugal - it is 3-months long followed by 6 months of ongoing support and includes an equity-free cash stipend.

The challenge

Ensuring positive social and environmental impact today is both a major challenge as well as a key opportunity to develop market-based solutions, where technology will play a critical role to provide scale and accessibility

This unique accelerator hopes to become a reference in the industry as the starting point of some of the most impactful European projects the world has ever seen by tapping into the potential of a pool of outstanding impact entrepreneurs.

Our ambition

Maze X is a 3-month accelerator programme which provides impact entrepreneurs who are solving the world’s most pressing problems with the capital, skills and networks they need to achieve their vision.

It focuses on developing corporate pilot testing opportunities, so that startups use large corporations as a testbed for their products, providing invaluable customer feedback and market traction.It is designed to help impact startups to overcome the unique challenges they face, and equip them with the resources they need to attract investment, scale their solutions and maximise their impact.

Our solutions

Personalized Acceleration

Each cohort of 10 startups gets 3 months of acceleration and 6 months of follow-u upport

9 months of coworking space

with our partner Casa do Impacto ensuring synergistic exchanges

Corporate pilot testing opportunities

and a dedicated team of experts, entrepreneurs-in-residence and mentors, as well as a network of impact investors

European roadshow

to showcase impact ventures in other high-growth European start-up ecosystems.

Stipend

7,500€ equity-free cash-stipend to cover expenses during the entrepreneurs' stay 

Talented Team

experts in product, tech, sales, entrepreneurs-in-residence, investors-in-residence and a managing team fully dedicated to accelerating your business and the rate at which we address some of the world’s most pressing issues

Results

9

impact ventures accelerated in 2019 in circular economy, inclusion and sustainable development

1500000 € 

raised by the first cohort between August and December 2019 

2

corporate pilots implemented in partnership with the law firm PLMJ and BNP Paribas 

1

European roadshow in 4 cities: Paris, Lisbon, Hamburg and Barcelona 

The way forward

  • Become a reference in Europe as THE accelerator for impact unicorns 
  • Accelerate the growth of these new economic models joining societal impact, economic value creation and cutting-edge technology
  • Strengthen the impact ecosystem in Europe and build a powerful transnational network of investors, entrepreneurs and impact-focused initiatives
  • Foster implementation of pilot projects in partnership with large corporates - PLMJ, BNP Paribas and the Hospital da Luz Learning Health - through 3 key thematics: health, mobility and employees well-being