You’ll spend your days on the island narrowing in on your company’s challenges, getting the tools to prepare you for future growth, and sharing 1:1 and group experiences with international investors, mentors, and connectors like these:

Gerd Leonhard
Futurist Human and Tech
Maria Raga
CEO Depop
Martin Varsavsky
Founder and Chairman of Prelude Fertility | CEO of Goggo Network
Di-Ann Eisnor
CEO of Core | Ex-CWeO Cities of WeWork | Ex-Director of growth of Waze (Google)
Manel Adell
Former CEO at Desigual
Silvia Bocchiotti
Advisor to the Institute de France | Ex-Director of Amundi
Lucas Carne
Co-Founder of Privalia | Co-Founder of 011h
Carlota Mateos
Founder of Rusticae
Mario Alonso Puig
Natasha Lytton
Head of Marketing and Communications at Seedcamp
LJ Erwin
Chief of Staff at YouTube TV (Google) | Ex- A16Z Partner
Anastasia Dedyukhina
Chief Inspiration Officer at Consciously Digital
Jason Eckenroth
Lead Director and Board of Wineshipping | Founder of ShipCompliant
Bianca Bonetti
Founder of Girls Went Out
Emmanuel Lagarrigue
Managing Director BeyondNetZero at General Atlantic
Philippe Gelis
CEO and Co-Founder of Kantox
Olga Kotsur
Co-founder of Mercaux
Pablo Rabanal
CEO and Founder of | Lecturer at IE Business School
Adrián García-Aranyos
President at Endeavor | Board of N Capital and Thune Eureka
Sam O’Keefe
Operating Partner at Gradient Ventures
Verne Harnish
Entrepreneurs and Gazelles Founder
David Goldberg
Co-Founder and CEO of Founders Pledge
Leandro Sigman
Chairman and ex-CEO of Chemo | Founder of Doctor24
Alicia Stewart
Media entrepreneur, speaker, journalist
John Keagy
Founder & Chief Ambassador of SErtified | Founder and ex-CEO of GoGrid
Paul Ford
VP, Developer Relations at Redis
Chiara Massironi
Director at Twilio Education
Coss Marte
CEO of ConBody
Tim varner
Co-founder at Roost
Tammy Beaulieu
Business Mentor

What does it mean to join Decelera?


Free of Charge 

That's right, at Decelera we are invested in your success. The program is free to attend for selected startups, no hidden costs, no equity required.

Investment up to €2M

€150K initial investment for selected startups and potential follow-ons for best performers of up to €2M

10-day program

Improve your personal and professional skills by being part of unique and creative workshops and validate your business with the help of 30 successful founders.

Time to think

Disconnect from your daily activities, slow down and strategize before your next phase of growth.

Successful founders 

It's all about the community. Spend your days with purpose-driven founders just like you. Share insights, lessons learned, and build lifelong friendships.

It only takes a few minutes to apply. The island is waiting for you.


Decelera is on a mission to help the best purpose-driven founders become tech unicorns while having a positive impact on the world. Some of the most successful decelerated startups include:

Spanish Company that developed a SaaS solution that combines video streaming with AI and machine learning human identification from any device (in seconds).

Allread helps intermodal platforms to control their gate in-gate out, ship-to-shore and Rail transport container handlings

Fintech SaaS that helps restaurants improve their margins thanks to real-time cost control

All-in-one Environmental Management Solution to gain control of your Sustainability

Payments technology platform that allows you to share payments easily and to choose whether your transactions are private or public.

Designing innovative cities thanks to the deployment of Smart Points of Interaction, which allow to create a multi directional communication channel among citizens, visitors and cities

Italian digital health SaaS Company that uses facial recognition and intelligent deep learning analytics to monitor vital signs and activity parameters of nursing homes’ residents

Agri-tech company that is revolutionizing smart water management through the development of IoT devices and an online platform hosted in the cloud.

Bioo generates electricity from nature, transforming gardens, green roofs, farms and forestsspaces to fulfil our energy needs with the creation of the cleanest and greenest electricity ever seen.

PLD Space develops space technologies to provide suborbital and orbital commercial launch services to payloads and nanosatellites.

UK-based company established a B2B SaaS system to equip retail stores with tools to enhance the customer experience, improving store efficiency and increasing sales.

Tele rehabilitation and monitoring application for healthcare professionals.


Decelera was first launched in Menorca in 2015, as we enter into our 8th edition of our Deceleration Program, these are the numbers from the last 7 years:

per year

Increase YOY on number of applicants

Startups from 26 different countries

Survival ratio in Decelera Program Alumni

Euros raised post program


Meet some of the team members that make the program possible

Marcos Martín
CEO of Decelera
Maribel Llufriu
Off-campus Manager
Valentina VillaGómez
Experience Manager
Lorenzo Hurtado de Saracho
Investments Manager
Emilio Fernandez Lezcano
Social Media Manager
Gorka Etxebeste
Investment Analyst
Alejandro Pérez
Investment Analyst jr
Kamil Saab Dávila
Guest Manager
Miquel Quintana
Human Research Lead
Javier García Abril
Logistics lead

Say no to FoMo

Apply now and join us in Menorca this spring.


Day 1 and 2: Breathe phase

Disconnect from daily activities to reconnect with the purpose and oneself.

  • Kick-off program, team presentation and method unwrap
  • Inspirational talks about Purpose, People and Business culture
  • Business and Human Pitch
  • Creative Workshops
  • Welcome dinner

Inspirational talks, physical activity and networking.

Validate the business and the idea with successful founders and develop new professional and personal skills.

  • Inspirational talks about Technology trends, Sustainability, Product Market Fit, Marketing Strategy and long term Scaling
  • Challenge Based Workstations
  • 1:1s with EMs
  • Creative Workshops
  • Alumnis Arrival

Final validation with investors, where investment opportunities will present.

  • Investors and Startups intro
  • Investors reverse Pitch
  • 1:1s with Investors
  • Alumnis experience
  • Method Wrap up
  • Welcome to the Community Farewell Party




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