Alfabeat is an accelerator and a capital fund supporting, by means of mentoring and financing, those companies from the technology sector which realize projects based on research and development works. The cooperation should result in developing or improving products, processes or services and their subsequent commercialization.
Alfabeat investments are realized with the support of the BRIdge Alfa scheme held by the National Center for Research and Development whose aim is to develop R&D based projects which are in the seed phase. It is a stage at which the risk of failure is the greatest, yet verifying it does not incur enormous costs. The BRIdge Alfa scheme should result in developing projects toward commercialization, as well as creating long-lasting connections between originators of ideas and investors.
Cooperating with Alfabeat means staying in permanent contact with eight team members specializing in various areas. We cannot assure that we will solve every problem, but we will try to suggest possible solutions to each. The experience of Alfabeat creators will be of much help as each of them enjoyed their own successes and faced their own failures connected with developing their own companies.
Extensive network of contacts
Cooperating with Alfabeat also offers the possibility to make use of a network of contacts which have been obtained by the team whose members have been working for years with various sectors. We stay in permanent contact with over a dozen specialists who form our Board of Experts. On many occasions they will be the ones who will suggest the right direction for the project to develop in. Additionally they can play the role of „a link” – a person who according to the six degrees of separation hypothesis will link you with the appropriate specialist using their own network of contacts.
The six degrees of separation hypothesis assumes that between any two strangers there are other five people thanks to whom the former may be connected. In other words we are able to reach an unknown person who we wish to contact through a network of acquaintances formed by the other five. The first of these five is our acquaintance, the second is their acquaintance, the third is the acquaintance of an acquaintance… and so on. This way we can reach the sixth person who is exactly the one we needed to connect to.