With innovative thinkers.
We make founders successful
We create attractive investment opportunities
Our programs are sponsored by carefully selected partners. These organisations design and shape the accelerator with us and are granted a first right to invest at pre-seed or seed stage before the start-ups access our broader investor network.
Together with our partner Aschendorff NEXT we built LAB 1720. This program is end-to-end, covering the disciplines of an incubator and accelerator. It supports entrepreneurs with the resources they need to build scalable digital businesses - including joint investments by Aschendorff NEXT and 1648 Factory. LAB 1720 is industry agnostic; our current portfolio includes start-ups in PropTech, recruiting, sustainability and future of work.
Our blueprint to innovation
1. Idea funnel
Following a data-driven approach to developing ideas
Completing an initial validation of prioritised ideas, focused on the biggest risks
3. IdeationConducting rigorous research and testing to validate problem-solution fit
4. InceptionTurning ideas into validated venture concepts.
5. Incubation & launchBuilding the venture and bring to market
6. ScaleScaling and commercializing the venture
We put founders first
We believe talent is the key ingredient in a successful start-up. If an idea doesn't make it through our rigorous stage gates, founders can repeat our process with other ideas. Founders can join us with their own ideas or be matched with one in our idea funnel.
End-to-end supportWe meet founders where they are on their journey. You are welcome to join the program whether you have only a first spark of an idea or if you have already built your first prototypes. We will partner with you all the way form ideation to launch and scale and anywhere in between.
KPI-driven processOur rigorous process has been tested with partners and start-ups across industries. Our goal-oriented process tracks KPIs in every phase to increase the success rates for our founders and the ROI for our sponsors.
We share the riskFrom day one of the program, founders receive all the support they need to turn their idea into a successful digital business. We provide Design, Venture Architecture and Engineering resources as well as dedicated coaching and financial support, so you can focus all your energy on your start-up.
Remote-working communityWe are a remote-first program but it doesn't mean that we miss out on the community. As digital natives, we nurture both our ideas and our diverse network. Regular virtual community events, peer to peer exchange and our hubs keep us connected.
Hall of fame
Looking to find the perfect fit for both talent and business? SkillReveal matches the two based on an open-source knowledge base. The start-up maps out skills and checks them against the needs and expectations of businesses that search for these talents. With a community knowledge base, SkillReveal provides feedback with recommendations for both parties.
The digital platform simplifies the process of raising and investing capital quickly and transparently as well as accessing networks and bright minds. This includes a careful assessment of the product, team, market, competition, and traction to focus on impact and leveraging a powerful network.