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A DECADE

OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

ON CREATIVE DESIGN

BUSINESS • COMMUNICATION • ENGLISH

THE EXPERIENCE
THAT WILL ROCK YOUR WORLD

Empowering young talents

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CREATIVITY AND IDEAS WITH M ACCELERATOR IN LOS ANGELES

a model to bring your idea to life

YOUR IDEA

OUR METHOD

It is an innovative learning experience for young internationals talents. The program is taught by professionals and teachers from the most excellent American universities. All classes involve interactive, hands-on learning.

Business

Shape, test and structure your idea. Gain knowledge in each aspect of starting a new business.

  • From Idea to Business
  • Team Creation
  • Business and Marketing Plan
  • Financial Statements
  • Funding Strategies

Communication

It is a great component of our course, learn how to communicate effectively your project.

  • Technical Requirements
  • Successful Pitch for Investors
  • Visual Design
  • Pitch Deck

Skills & Tools

Too often overlooked, Hands-on experiences are fundamental for skills development.

  • Wordpress Website
  • Landing Page
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Graphic Design
  • Digital Marketing
  • Presentation Skills

Kaplan

Improve English skills at Kaplan a world renowned method with more than 40 schools around the globe.

  • Pre-arrival test
  • Pre-arrival Online Program
  • Conversation and Pronunciation
  • Writing
  • Vocabulary and Grammar
  • Business english

INNOVATION & ENTERTAINMENT

Our focus is on innovative projects in the fields of technology, art, culture, entertainment and 4.0 industry, including media productions and smart buildings.

EXTEND YOUR NETWORK

With more than 2,300 startups in Los Angeles, one of the best take aways of our program is the international network.

INTENSE CURRICULUM STUDY

200 hours + individual coaching

Get Ready!

Through our partners we will send you a pre-arrival package full of great gifts. Some of those will be useful during your experience others you can start using right away, for example the Netflix membership and much more. Contact us to know more.

You will also attend our webminars where you will get to know our team in Los Angeles and you will start getting ready for your trip: logistics, how to get around, how to avoid surprises and enjoy local culture. Also some background readings very useful before you land in L.A.

The English course begins at your home!
As soon as you confirm your participation you start the Kaplan English program online. The sooner you confirm the sooner you can start, up to 2 months before your arrival in Los Angeles.

A pre-arrival English test by Kaplan International to check your English level and enroll in the right class.

Welcome participants! This session provides an overview of the programs, services, policies and benefits offered by the course.

Students who need to improve their knowledge of English will enroll in one of the English classes offered by Kaplan, based on their level of proficiency. The program has 55 lessons organized into weekly modules from Monday to Thursday: Conversation and Pronunciation. Vocabulary and Grammar, Business English, Conversation and Pronunciation, Writing.

The English course begins at your home!
As soon as you confirm your participation you start the Kaplan English program online. The sooner you confirm the sooner you can start, up to 2 months before your arrival in Los Angeles.

ENTREPRENEURS SERIES profiles successful entrepreneurs that are changing the world. From tech to food industry, our testimonials will share with m-accelerator's students how they build companies, inspire the team, envision change, and perhaps make it through the day with enthusiasm.
The series follow a Q&A format.

The key to reducing the risks and increasing the chances of success in business is to develop a business model that delivers unique value.

The course teaches participants how to define a business model and strategy that equips their company to thrive, even in intensely competitive industries. Topics include competitive analysis, creating and defining a unique selling advantage, identifying the customer, and honing a strategy. Real-world situations are used for examples of application.

The class will explore the entrepreneurial process from opportunity definition to strategy planning, organizing and starting a new business venture. Students will have the opportunity to identify a business opportunity and develop the idea, applying the principles learned in class, from idea generation to value proposition, feasibility assessment, environmental scan and industry analysis, market positioning and segmentation, life-cycle use case, distribution / marketing channels, testing, sales forecasting, financials and investor pitch.

How international business strategies relates to  international law. This class begins with a overview of the US Legal System and follows with case studies from different fields with a focus on Contract and Litigation Management. It is a interactive class that provides students with basic understanding on methods that prevent and resolve disputes.  

This course guides the students through the basic of preparing the required documents that investors expect to find in a pitch: sales forecast, profit and loss statement, and cash flow forecast.

Showcase of case studies including Italian and other relevant startups backed by US investors. The presentations describe the journey of startups in the fundraising process.

The lessons will provide students with real case scenarios and solutions. At the end of the course the participants will have an understanding of the required steps to follow in order to present their projects to US investors.

Students learn techniques, tools and practical steps for integrating social media within their marketing plans. The course also presents a series of case studies on successful advertisement campaigns.

A great idea is only as good as the way it is communicated. Knowing the right keys for investors can mean the difference between success and failure for your business. This workshop teaches how to take your valuable business or idea to the next level. Taught by national pitch competition winner, this class provides practical information any entrepreneur can use to create the pitch.

It is a quick and intensive workshop on how to build presentations that really engage. Storytelling and Graphic Design are the focus of this course that provides students with examples, templates and ideas for their presentations.

In this workshop students learn how to setup simple but effective landing pages used for testing a business or product idea. At the same time the participants also create visually pleasing websites with an emphasis on current design considerations that emphasize user experience. Participants use this course to create a first version of a landing page for their project using Wordpress CMS. Topics include: themes research and installation, layout customization, plugins, A/B testing, Call To Actions, Search Engine Optimization for Wordpress.

This class is a combination of practical workshops and presentations of case studies from different fields. Through a series of real projects from different fields, the main goal is to show the many aspects involved in the transformation of an idea into a digital or physical project. Case studies include ideas that became products and others that failed. Topics include: Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Planning, Scheduling, User Personas for your MVP, Product Market Fit, Mockups and productivity tools. This interactive course stimulates participants to brainstorm about common mistakes and how to find tech co-founders.

MULTI-MODAL APPROACH

An effective method to transform your ideas into entrepreneurial projects.

Our experience comes from accademia and public and private sectors in: Technology, Arts, Communication and Entertainment, backed up by a strong professional network.

The overall goal of our program is to extend individual skills from your experiences or curriculum study, and develop transversal skills (soft skills).

These skills are those that make the difference among individuals or teams with the same titles.  

The multi-modal approach is a trigger for a multitude of skills: relational, communicative, organizational, and solving / team work oriented.

ABOUT

US

With a decade of experience with international programs for young creatives we have created a multidisciplinary curriculum study to face the biggest challenges for new entrepreneurs.

THE TEAM

Alex Marianantoni

DIRECTOR

Federica Bertini

MANAGER

Pingting Wei

ASSISTANT MANAGER

Marina Morozova

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Valeria Buldini

COMMUNICATION

INSTRUCTORS

Some of your teachers in Los Angeles

C. Scott Hindell

FROM IDEA TO BUSINESS

UCLA professor, Principal of Hindell Consulting where he specializes in human-centered business model design.

Gianluca Paci

INT'L. BANKING AND BUSINESS DEV.

Assistant Vice President per l’International Banking Group a Bank of the West – BNP Paribas Group.

Barbara Chiodo

FINANCING

International finance executive, and INSEAD MBA, with a 14 years impressive record in developing media and financial services businesses.

Sassan Masserat

INTERNATIONAL LAW

Layer at Masserat at Law, International Business
click for full profile

Ryan Off

Marta Soligo

ENTERTAINMENT DESTINATIONS

MENTORS

Entrepreneurs that you will get to know in Los Angeles

James C. Roberts III

GLOBAL CAPITAL LAW GROUP

Emanuele Ponzo

CEO CRATEFUL

Karim De Martino

VP INSTABRAND

Stefano Fiorito

CEO La Maison du Savon de Marseille

PARTNERS

PROCESS

Enrollments are open for the Fall Session: October - December 2017, the Winter Session: January-March 2018 and Spring Session: April-June 2018.

Start
1

Submit Your Application

We receive hundreds of applications, we highly recommend to apply as soon as possible, your chances to be selected will increase. Like other accelerators in Los Angeles, our evaluation criteria are as follows:

    1. Talent - in every field
    2. Team - if you have one (but it is not required)
    3. Resume 
    4. Idea - if you have already one (but it is not required)

The selection process also includes a conference call.

2

Selection

Awesome! You have been selected, now you can reserve your spot!

While waiting to be confirmed as a participant in our program, you can attend our webminars and meetings, if necessary we will recommend some options to have your program financed.

 

3

Reservation (free)

Congratulations for confirming your reservation! You are about to start a unique learning experience. At this point of your journey with us we will define the contract, the terms of payment and the financing.

Through our partners you will have some benefits during the program and before arriving in Los Angeles. Including a Netflix membership if available in your country.

The English course begins at your home!

As soon as you confirm your participation you start the Kaplan English program online. The sooner you confirm the soon you can start, up to 2 months before your arrival in Los Angeles.

 

4

Before Departing

You are almost there!

In this phase, if you need, we can recommend options for you stay: multiple rooms, double rooms, single rooms or homestay.

You will receive our Guidelines for Departure, you will also have the opportunity to attend our meetings and webminars. The meetings will cover both didactic aspects and logistics of a metropolis like Los Angeles.

You will also take a pre-arrival English test with Kaplan International.

 

WELCOME TO LOS ANGELES!
YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS HERE!

200

HOURS

9

INSTRUCTORS

6

TEAMS

22

NETWORKING EVENTS

2

CERTIFICATES

LOGISTICS

The school is located in Westwood Village few steps from UCLA Campus

WHERE

TO FIND ACCOMMODATIONS?

During the enrollment process, if requested, we will help you to find convenient short term accommodation for your stay.

WESTWOOD - HOLLYWOOD - SANTA MONICA - CULVER CITY

FAQ

There’s plenty of good ideas out there, but just a few have the knowledge or the expertise to turn an idea into a business. When you make the decision to become an entrepreneur, first you have to ask yourself if the idea is competitive, if the consumers can actually appreciate it and how you can make it happen. Our program will teach you to do all this and not to lose touch with a key point of being an entrepreneur: to make sure that your product, whatever it is, is able to satisfy the consumers’ needs and the objectives of the business itself.

Also, among our testimonials and tutors who on a daily basis work with investments and startups and who know how to help you move in a quite chaotic system.

The participants in our program do not need to already have an idea. It is required to be willing to develop one and work on it throughout the course.

There are several outcomes:

  1. Structure a business plan starting from an idea
  2. Effective pitch
  3. Understanding of investors’ expectations and requirements
  4. Building and managing a website with Wordpress
  5. Improve the knowledge of the English language
  6. The social and cultural enrichment in an international environment
  7. Stand out in an international environment

According to a Los Angeles based study, the participation in an accelerator enhances the following aspects:

  1. The ability to get funds
  2. The ability to become a great a team player
  3. The ability to develop a network of contacts in and out of the program
  4. The entrepreneurial mindset
  • Make a business plan
  • Make a financial plan
  • Build a website with Wordpress
  • Create a powerpoint presentation
  • Structure a pitch
  • Improve your presentation techniques

Our team has more than a decade of experience in the organization of international exchange programs. Many of our students come to the United States for the first time. Before your departure, you will have the opportunity to attend a series of meetings and webminars to get ready for your American experience. We will also send you our Guidelines for Departure.

THE ONLY PROGRAM WITH 2 CERTIFICATES

Like the best accelerators in the U.S., M ACCELERATOR is an effective and hands-on program, tailored for internationals, that includes an English course.

HEADQUARTERS

M ACCELERATOR

SCHOOL
1133 Westwood blvd, Los Angeles CA 90024

Tel: +1 (310) 579-2495

 

HEADQUARTERS
824 S Los Angeles St., Los Angeles CA 90014

Email: apply@maccelerator.la

OFFICE
214 1/2 S Gale Dr., Beverly Hills CA 90211

Web: www.maccelerator.la

 

Corso M Accelerator | Corso Finanziabile Torno subito
Westwood Village

Westwood is a commercial and residential neighborhood home of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The 2000 census found the forty-seven thousand people living in the neighborhood were generally young and moderately diverse ethnically, with a generally high level of income and education. (wikipedia)

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REQUEST A CALL

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GET THE SYLLABUS

The complete syllabus with instructors, mentors and courses.

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