Develop your idea and build solutions

Become an exclusive member of the Explorer Lab pre-incubation pilot program. During 12 weeks you will be able to structure, build and validate your business idea with us. Only 225 projects will enter this digitalization and international expansion phase of the largest global community of university entrepreneurship.

Explorer, young people with solutions

12

weeks

225

available places

100

mentors

5

countries

12 weeks of entrepreneurial journey

Learning by doing

Follow your training itinerary with your team in real time and we will help you structure, develop and validate your business solution.

Mentoring

Our Explorer global network of mentors will guide you through the pre-incubation process in tailored sessions.

Explorer Community

Access our Explorer community and stay connected to every participant in the current edition and also previous editions of the program.

Global network

Enter SantanderX, the platform with the resources, talent and financing that connects you with young entrepreneurs from all around the world.

And your idea, which issue does it solve?

Apply for Explorer Lab and be a member of the community of young people with solutions who want to contribute with their startups towards the SDGs 2030.

Explorer Spaces in 5 countries

Explorer Roadmap

January 2020

Enroll now!

You can now put your idea and your team forward to Explorer Lab. Become an Explorer and access the program that will allow you to pose solutions to the main global issues. 5 countries and 17 Explorer Spaces take part in this Explorer Lab pilot experience. Hurry, because there are only 225 seats available globally!

February 2020

You’ve been admitted to Explorer Lab!

Our evaluation team has received and assessed all profiles. We will let you know if you have been selected to participate by the end of February.

March 2020

It’s time to explore!

Explorer Lab program kicks-off. You will work on the entrepreneurial skills you need to give shape to your project so that you can create a solid, viable solution. You will meet your Coordinator, your Xcout (mentor) and your roadmap in detail.

April 2020

Structure, build and validate your idea

The following 12 weeks will be demanding for you and your team. You will receive training through the interactive digital platform where you will find the tools to structure, build and validate your idea. You will work with your teammates and receive real time feedback from the mentor we have connected you with. You will also be in touch with our support team and with your Explorer Space coordinator any time.

May 2020

Submit your project

After this first stage of training and pre-incubation of your project, we will provide you with a document that will include the main elements of your idea. You will have to upload it into SantanderX and, if yours is selected as one of the best projects, you will become “Explorer in Residence” for another 12 weeks! The Explorer Space with the best results will also be awarded with an experience for all its teams. The “Explorer Influencer” award will be given to the team who best disseminates and shares both the project and Explorer program on social media.

July 2020

Explorer in Residence

Congratulations and welcome! During 12 weeks we will guide you and cover all your travel and accommodation expenses while you live the “Explorer in Residence” experience, an itinerary through Banco Santander with an ad hoc agenda, tailored to each project in collaboration with our partners. Your team members will get consultancy services in different areas of your business, high-value connections to keep on going, and support in your communication and marketing campaigns.

Explorer Roadmap

  1. Enroll now!

    You can now put your idea and your team forward to Explorer Lab. Become an Explorer and access the program that will allow you to pose solutions to the main global issues. 5 countries and 17 Explorer Spaces take part in this Explorer Lab pilot experience. Hurry, because there are only 225 seats available globally!

  2. You’ve been admitted to Explorer Lab!

    Our evaluation team has received and assessed all profiles. We will let you know if you have been selected to participate by the end of February.

  3. It’s time to explore!

    Explorer Lab program kicks-off. You will work on the entrepreneurial skills you need to give shape to your project so that you can create a solid, viable solution. You will meet your Coordinator, your Xcout (mentor) and your roadmap in detail.

  4. Structure, build and validate your idea

    The following 12 weeks will be demanding for you and your team. You will receive training through the interactive digital platform where you will find the tools to structure, build and validate your idea. You will work with your teammates and receive real time feedback from the mentor we have connected you with. You will also be in touch with our support team and with your Explorer Space coordinator any time.

  5. Submit your project

    After this first stage of training and pre-incubation of your project, we will provide you with a document that will include the main elements of your idea.  You will have to upload it into SantanderX and, if yours is selected as one of the best projects, you will become “Explorer in Residence” for another 12 weeks! The Explorer Space with the best results will also be awarded with an experience for all its teams.  The “Explorer Influencer” award will be given to the team who best disseminates and shares both the project and Explorer program on social media.

  6. Explorer in Residence

    Congratulations and welcome! During 12 weeks we will guide you and cover all your travel and accommodation expenses while you live the “Explorer in Residence” experience, an itinerary through Banco Santander with an ad hoc agenda, tailored to each project in collaboration with our partners. Your team members will get consultancy services in different areas of your business, high-value connections to keep on going, and support in your communication and marketing campaigns.

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