Pre-Acceleration - Center for Entrepreneurship


Pre-acceleration program is a viability validation of innovative ideas and their subsequent transformation into early-stage products using simple and efficient tools. This program demonstrates that any idea has the right to exist if it is well developed. The program focuses on customer validation and the value proposition of the product/service you want to offer.



June 6, 2022


6 weeks

Deadline for Applications

June 3, 2022, 6:00PM



During the Pre-acceleration program, we teach participants to validate the viability of their innovative ideas in a market environment, build prototypes and test them with users.

CfE Mentors guide teams along the way and work with them throughout the program to make an effort visible. Yet, the most important part of the program which the result depends on is the work of the team and its willingness to devote time to practical tasks for developing the idea.

After finishing the program, the team comes out with an understanding of their client/customer, a prototype vision, and a pitch deck. Furthermore, each team has an opportunity to move to the next level – The Acceleration program, which aims to transform MVP into a profitable business.

Program Structure

Pre-Acceleration includes:

  • 2 studying days per week (2-2.5h evening lectures and workshops)
  • Homework
  • Mentoring sessions

The program consists of the following modules:

  1. Pitch Deck Basics
  2. Customer Validation
  3. Business Model
  4. Competitors Analysis
  5. Market Analysis
  6. Early Sales & Go-to-Market Strategies 
  7. Understanding Prototyping

The program is online.

*The Program is in Ukrainian

Who can participate

The program is aimed at teams at the idea stage or early MVP and will be useful for entrepreneurs who want to try a new business, as well as for teams from academia who need knowledge and opportunities to turn their ideas into business projects.

Requirements for teams:

  • The minimum number of people in a team is 2.
  • The startup is in the idea stage or early MVP.
  • English – Intermediate (to understand English terminology, prepare pitch deck and communicate with mentors)
  • Readiness to spend at least 8 hours per week working on your startup

Teams that have finished New Venture Launchpad will be prioritized in the selection process.

Still, have a question? – Contact us:


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79000, Ukraine, Lviv
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+38 (096) 417 81 31