Nifty Learning, iFactor, Jobful and Box2M are the 4 startups that were accepted into the KPMG Startup Grow Pad program, launched by KPMG Romania and Spherik Accelerator at the beginning of May.
Over 100 startups have applied to join the program, 4 of which have passed the interview stage and will enter the acceleration stage, that will end near the end of this year.
Meet the startups that were selected into the program:
Each startup will receive customized assistance based on the objectives that were agreed for the following stage of the program. KPMG Startup Grow Pad offers access to experienced mentors, who will help startups plan the next steps for the development of their businesses, as well as assistance in identifying potential customers. They will also be assisted in finding and securing financing.
René Schöb, Tax Partner at KPMG in Romania explaines: “We are excited about the high quality of startups that have applied to join our acceleration program. Romania’s entrepreneurial environment is exceptionally dynamic, fueled by new and innovative generations of future business leaders. The complex evaluation process that followed filtered applicants that we believe KPMG can add the highest value to, from our regional and global know-how pool. The purpose of our program is to help enhance their development and provide excellent opportunities after the acceleration phase.”
The program is a supported by KPMG Romania, developed by Spherik Accelerator and aims to facilitate the local startups development, to help them become competitive in the region. KPMG Startup Grow Pad addresses the startups that focus on Process Automation, Financial Services and B2B services, in the industries that KPMG has expertise and clients. It was designed in partnership with the Spherik team, who has experience with acceleration programs, working with startups in their early product validation stage, as well as in more advanced growth, marketing and sales stages.
Other startups that are interested to join can apply on the program webpage.