5 Weeks


The fastest way to develop and evolve your early-stage startup.

2018 INFINITI Startup Lab Validate

What Happens at Validate?

Build Traction
Plan a Viable Roadmap
Learn from Industry Experts and Investors

What to Expect

Validate is the fastest way to develop and evolve your early-stage smart city or IoT startup. Over five weeks of testing and refining, we will give you the tools you need to build a solid business foundation.

More About Validate

Throughout the program, you will have intensive 1:1 mentorship from INFINITI and external experts – all while getting introductions to investors. You’ll also have the chance to pitch to Alliance Ventures, a strategic venture capital fund of up to $1 billion over the next five years, operated by Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi. If you make waves, there is a chance to claim a spot at the next Elevate program based out of INFINITI headquarters in Hong Kong.

Curriculum Snapshot

Week One

Business model canvas deep dive and customer validation.

Week Two

Building sales teams and getting attention.

Week Three

Getting early customers and scaling the company.

Week Four

Fundraising and market sizing.

Week Five

Pitch coaching and Demo Day preparation.

Previous Mentors

Test and validate your business with help from respected subject matter experts and entrepreneurs who have done it all before.

Infiniti Labs Chris Kay

Chris Kay

CEO & Co-Founder at Multiplicity

Chris built the INFINITI LAB Toronto IoT accelerator. He can offer you plenty of knowledge when it comes to startup success.

Infiniti Labs Darren Plested

Darren Plested

Head of Business Development & LAB

Darren leads the LAB and business development teams. He’ll be your advocate, connecting you with the right people at INFINITI and the Alliance.

Infiniti Labs Alain Ballu

Alain Ballu

Head of Financial Services

As chief cruncher of numbers, Alain will help to get your financials in order, and make sure your business case is bullet proof.

Infiniti Labs Raphael Huegli

Raphael Huegli

Head of Accounting

Raphael will help you turn creative energy into a structured value proposal.

Program Partners

Our partners can offer expert advice and powerful resources to give your startup a boost.

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