IMAGINE IF! Top 50 selection in progress. Announcements to follow!

Thomas Bray Written by Thomas Bray
Published on 15 July 2016
3 min. read

UPDATE [19/07/2016]: The IMAGINE IF! Top 50 Finalists have been officially announced!! A full list of all Top 50 finalists can be found under the following link:

The branch based deadline for the IMAGINE IF! Accelerator Programme has officially closed at midnight UK time on the 14th July, with an overwhelming response from all 16 of our branch locations, and local finals taking place across the UK, Europe, Latin America’s and Asia Pacific! If you have already submitted a business plan through our accelerator submission page, your application is currently being processed, and TOP 50 announcements will be made shortly.

An additional five positions are now open in response to the large volume of applications received! These additional competitive placings will join the TOP 50 for individualised mentorship, networking and the potential to pitch for a $30,000 (USD) non-dilutive prize! To be considered, submit your business plan submission alone directly to before midnight, UK time 29th July.

IMAGINE IF! Barcelona Local Finale bought together over 150 innovators for a thrilling evening covered by media outlets across Spain
IMAGINE IF! Barcelona Local Finale bought together over 150 innovators for a thrilling evening covered by media outlets across Spain


IMAGINE IF! is the first truly global competition and accelerator program for deep technology organised by the Innovation Forum across our global branches. If you have a science-based idea, you can participate in ourworkshops, open networking events and pitching sessions with top players in the local and global enterprise ecosystem. The best 15 global teams will pitch at the Innovation Forum – Leaders Conference 2016 in Cambridge (UK).

How does it work?

Local Innovation Forum branches will organize a pre-acceleration program of workshops during the month of June. By the end of the program all teams should have a stronger business plan and pitch in front of the local Dragons’ Den panel. The best teams from the local competition will enter the global IMAGINE IF! where they’ll receive training from the the best international experts and seasoned entrepreneurs.

Apply to IMAGINE IF! and get:

  • Tailored workshops 
  • Mentoring from top local and international industry leaders
  • FREE trip to Cambridge to meet the industry leaders
  • Pitch in front of leading European investors
  • 30.000 USD in prizes
  • The chance to improve the world through scientific innovation!

Workshops will cover:

  • How to pitch your business idea 
  • Alternative financing
  • Development of an effective business plan
  • Intelectual property 
  • and more!

Check out the website to meet our mentors and learn more about the program. The participation is free, don’t miss this opportunity!

Registration deadline for local finals will vary. If you miss your local deadline you can still apply through the independent stream by the 1st of July 2016

Questions? Contact us at [email protected]

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