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NEC X Venture Studio Program "Elev X! Ignite Batch 12"

Calling for all early-stage founders in the ideation and prototyping phase!

Deadline extended by July 14th 

NEC X is more than a venture studio; we are your co-pilot in innovation. We fuse your game-changing ideas with NEC's groundbreaking technology, while providing vital resources and hands-on support to help transform your vision into a seed-ready startup. 

Webinar recording: Watch this before your submission! 
Slides  Tech seeds



  • Cutting-Edge Technology: Leverage world-class AI/ML, analytics, and more  
  • Funding to Grow: Gain up to $200K in equity funding  
  • Revolutionary NEC X's Product Engineering: Fast-track your product R&D 
  • Unparalleled Partner Network: Access NEC group companies and our robust ecosystem of partners like Alchemist Accelerator, ERA and SVG Ventures | THRIVE  
  • Hands-on Support & Mentorship: Co-work with experienced innovators and industry experts 
  • Exclusive Workshops & Learning: Engage in structured sprints with subject matter experts 


  • Be an early-stage solo entrepreneur or a team of founders in the early stages of your venture. This includes working on a new business idea, developing problem-solution hypotheses, interviewing customers, or prototyping an MVP. 
  • Your startup must be incorporated in the US or Canada, or you must be legally capable of incorporating in the US.
  • Generating revenue or raising funds is not required


  • June 3 - July 7 14th PT 11:59 pm,  2024 
  • Please watch the webinar BEFORE submitting your application. Register from here 
  • The application typically takes around 30 minutes to complete if you already have a pitch deck. 
  • We begin the review process as soon as we receive the application on a rolling basis, so please be sure to submit it after you have completed the application. 



Jun 12, 20, 28   Webinar Register from here
Jun 3 – Jul 14 Application  
Jun 17 – Jul 20 Pitch Sessions 15 minutes pitch presentation
Jul 30   Notification  
Aug 5 – Sep 6   Phase 1 4 weeks online sprint
Sep 23 – Nov 15 Phase 2 1 week intensive in the Bay Area + 7 weeks online workshops & mentorings
Dec  – Phase 3 6 - 8 months MVPdevelopment