LaunchSphere 2023

Igniting your business into a new orbit

Presented by Open Solutions Global and Creatella

Application deadline: 21 May 2023


LaunchSphere 2023 is a Pre-Acceleration Programme for idea or minimum viable product (MVP) phase startups. Entirely free (no payment, no equity), the programme will be fully remote and will offer tools, resources and opportunities to entrepreneurs and help them turn their ideas into businesses to advance in the startup ecosystem.

Are you a disruptive entrepreneur, with a mission to drive change?

Don’t miss the chance to apply!


Programme overview


  • 100% online
  • 20 startups selected
  • 2 weeks
  • Lectures
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Mentoring

Demo Day

  • 100% online
  • 20 startups
  • Pitch to investors
  • Networking

Pre-Acceleration programme

Prizes and Perks

$20,000 subsidy in Dev
Subsidy of 50% of tech venture building cost, up to 20,000 USD, for up to 3 startups
$10,000 in Freshworks credits
Get $10,000 in credits and create customers-for-life using the right tools, mentorship and resources
20% off Carta
20% discount on the base price for up to 25 stakeholders
Entry to Techstars
Entry interview to Techstars Startup Accelerator (global)
$82,000 savings with HubSpot
Up to $82,000 savings in the first 12 months, up to 90% off for qualifying startups.
$20,000 subsidy for pilot launch with Open Solutions Global
50% off pilot launch services for the top two startups in the programme
$50,000 in Segment credits
Up to $50,000 in credits over 200 marketing, analytics, and data warehousing tools
Design workshop by Styliff Tech
2 hours of Strategic UX Design mentoring by senior app creators and entrepreneurs
Fee-free processing with Stripe
Get fee-free processing with Stripe.
£100 discount with SeedLegals
Get £100 discount on your first SeedLegals purchase.

Application deadline

Submit your pitch and application online

21 May 2023, 23:59 CEST


Top 20 teams are selected for Pre-acceleration

1 June 2023


Top 20 teams begin the 2-weeks
pre-acceleration program

5 June - 15 June 2023

Demo Day

20 pre-accelerated startups pitch at our online Demo Day

16 June 2023


Presented by

Open Solutions Global is a team of dedicated consultants and venture specialists who help technology companies scale. We offer venture growth strategy services including 360-degree business analysis, benchmarking, competitor analysis, SWOT analysis, and more. Our global ecosystem of companies, investors, and key industry players ensures successful product launch and growth in the marketplace.

We have a keen interest in projects that involve blockchain, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, MedTech, Biotechnology, Fintech, and other areas where technology can have a positive impact on society. Our philosophy is centered on knowledge sharing, collaboration, and giving back to our community. Our services are tailored to technology startups, scale-up companies, and international companies looking to expand.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What are rules of participation?

In brief, your startup needs to be in the idea or minimum viable product (MVP) phase, indicating that you do not yet have a product or only have a basic MVP that may be a no-code solution or a small MVP in need of reconstruction, and have secured a minimum of 50k GBP in funding. Your startup product/services must focus on the Western or Northern European market.

Please refer to the Rules of Participation for the exhaustive list of eligibility criteria.

Do I have to be incorporated to apply?

No, but you should have clear development project and goals. In the case that a non-­incorporated project wins the competition, the funds will be transferred or prizes will be given once the company is incorporated.

What are the evaluation criteria?

The team, problem identification and value proposition, innovation, timing, market opportunity, execution plan and go-to-market strategy, business model viability, investability and pitch quality.

What language will the programme be conducted in?

The application, the online pitch and talkings with advisors and investors will be held in English.

How much time will I have to spend on the programme?

It will take about 15 to 30 minutes to apply. If you are among the 20 selected to join the pre-acceleration program, the pre-acceleration will last for 2 weeks, x hours per day. 

What are the rules for the pitching?

If you are selected into the pre-acceleration program, you will also join the demo day, during which you will have 5 minutes to pitch in front of investors.

How many winners will be chosen?

Twenty startups will be selected as top 20 and will then move to the pre-acceleration program. After pre-acceleration, all 20 teams will be selected to pitch at the Demo Day.

Who will be evaluating my application?

Our team will be going through each application and select the best 20 to participate in the pre-acceleration. Considerations will include completeness of application, fit within category, team, market, product.

Is there an application fee?

No, applying to the programme is completely free.

Are there any costs associated with the competition?

No, neither money nor equity are requested for the participation.

Who can participate in all the rounds?

Only the startup founders/co-founders can participate in the programme. We suggest that the same people participate in each plenary session/ workshop/ panel.

What is the pre-acceleration program and who will get access to it?

The top 20 startups will be invited to the pre-acceleration round. It is a 2 weeks workshop led by industry experts/facilitators specially designed to support and provide opportunities for the pre-product founders to grow their team and product.

Will Covid-19 related restrictions affect my participation?

Not at all! All sessions are online.
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