A Deep Dive Week is

a combination of sector-specific “softlanding”, acceleration and internationalization. It provides support and guidance from local ecosystem leaders and gives know-how & access to ecosystem resources. A Scaling Manager identifies each startup needs and ambitions before the DDW, facilitating contacts during and after the week. Deep Dive Weeks are most beneficial for startups that are ready to scale. Startup Lighthouse will organise 8 Deep Dive Weeks in 2018 and 2019.


Ready to scale? Enter new markets fast with hands-on support from local ecosystem gurus.


We are acceleration and networking machines. Whoever you would like to meet – we got it.


Packed agenda ensures you become familiar with all key players in the ecosystem.

A Deep Dive Week is

Select the DDW that best fits your business

Each Deep Dive Week is vertical-specific, providing matchmaking with corporates & procurers looking to co-develop solutions in your field. The programme is 100% free of charge and travel expenses are reimbursable up to 500€. Startups are welcome to bring 2 team members.

TravelTech – Dublin

Organised by Ryan Academy, 21-24 May 2018. Applications close on 22 April.

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Blockchain – Baltics

Organised by Startup Division, 12-15 June 2018. Applications close on 9 May 2018.

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Industrial IoT – Berlin

Organised by etventure Startup Hub, 10-13 Sept. 2018. Applications close on 31 July.

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Analytics – Lisbon

Organised by FastTrack, 16-18 October 2018. Applications close on 31 July.

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The Healthcare Deep Dive Week will be organised in 2019 – stay tuned.


The FinTech Deep Dive Week will be organised in 2019 – stay tuned.

Are you eligible?

Application is done on F6S. Please read before applying. These criteria are merely indicative – high potential startups are always considered! If you have a question – drop us a message. The team is at your disposal should you have any questions.


Must have at least functional MVP, ideally already with recurring revenue in one market.

Fit with Deep Dive Week

Must be relevant to the topic / vertical of the Deep Dive Week being applied to.

English proficiency

Must be able to communicate well in English, including pitching and Q&A.


Raised 50-250k€ and/or has significant revenue / growth.


Strong technological component, scalable internationally.

Relevant Traction

Significant number of users, growth of revenue or strong commercial agreements.


Looking to raise for a Round A+ (1 million €) or equivalent.


Priority given to startups from Germany, Ireland, Baltics and Portugal.


Balanced with both business and technical demonstrated competencies.


What you get


AccelerationQualified introductions to get leads for your new local clients
Soft LandingPacked agenda so you become familiar with the key players in the ecosystem
Industry specificMatchmaking with corporates & procurers looking to co-develop solutions in your field
Tailored supportOur local partners will be your Scaling Managers
Lighthouse communityOur network & Scaling Managers remain at your disposal
Travel costs supportReimbursement of up to 500€ of travel expenses


Beyond the Deep Dive Week

By joining our DDW, you will qualify to receive:

  • An Europass: access to top 6 EU events & invite-only pitching opportunities
  • A ticket to our Scouting Missions beyond the EU: Silicon Valley, New York and Israel
  • Access to the Top 10 Lighthouse Awards event and a place in our Hall of Fame