Entrepreneur Futures Network (EFN) is an international nonprofit based in San Francisco that is dedicated to helping develop entrepreneurial leaders by tapping the power of mentoring and a global ecosystem. Since our launch in 2003 at UC Berkeley, we have served more than 5,000 entrepreneurs, over 100 universities, 40 accelerators, and has the privilege to have over 500 mentors. EFN startups have raised more than $2B.
In September 2022, EFN partnered with the ScaleUp & Growth Strategy Center of the Esade Entrepreneurship Institute to execute a mentor-based accelerator for 40 women entrepreneurs in Spain with scalable businesses. This project is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Madrid and the U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona.
Apply below by February 12th or add your name to our interest form for reminders and updates on the process.
Questions? Contact Program Director, Cassie Coravos at firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are frequently asked questions and our answers about Jump Startup Women Spain.
When does Jump Startup Women Spain occur?
Jump Startup Women Spain will run March through June. Specific dates and program activities will be announced in February.
Approximately, how many hours should participants plan for in an assignment?
Over the 4 months, founders should expect to attend an onboarding session, 4 training webinars, 6 meetings with their mentor, a virtual pitch practice and final presentation. We estimate about 20 hours for this virtual component plus attending our in-person events.
What tools are used to facilitate founder and mentor collaboration?
We utilize a collaborative platform that allows easy messaging for all founders and mentors. The platform has 800 members including many of EFN’s mentors. Participants can use this platform to collaborate and share documents among the founders and mentors.
How are mentors and teams expected to work together?
Mentors are expected to work together consistent with EFN’s Mentor Guidelines and teams with EFN’s Entrepreneurs/Mentee Guidelines
They use a variety of EFN tools and frameworks including our Venture Assessment Tool to help plan and execute their work together.
They establish mutual commitments for their work together. A mentoring relationship is a formal commitment for both mentor and entrepreneur/mentees. We take this very seriously. A brief, simple, informal written agreement (in an email or document) is recommended.
How are mentors and team members matched?
Matches are made by the EFN team based on the information provided in the application.
Who is eligible to be an entrepreneur with Jump Startup Women Spain?
Women entrepreneurs currently residing in Spain or Spanish citizens temporarily abroad from all backgrounds and industries are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to established technology-based startups that are currently scaling or ready to scale. Preferred industries: biotech, health, clean technologies, information, and communications technology (ICT) industries, artificial intelligence, and “Internet of Things” fields. For questions around eligibility, please reach out to our team.
How can I learn more about past programs?
This is the first year of Jump Startup Women Spain. To learn about our our most recent mentor-based accelerator program, visit Empower Queensland.