The Gymnasium focuses on the development of viable venture ideas. It is a preparatory stage, featuring a series of educational and hands-on workshops on business and entrepreneurship as well as skills development sessions. Participants are guided to develop and structure their initial idea in terms of a business and to assess its feasibility, while evaluating their keenness towards entrepreneurship. At the end of this 2-month-long phase, Metavallon organizes a Demo Day where participants present their developed ideas before a panel of experts and investors. Their performance coupled with their business plan blueprints decide which participants are selected to move on to the next stage, the Academy.
Participation to the Gymnasium (and the subsequent stage, the Academy) is subject to an initial application selection process and is free of charge. Applications are open to anybody wishing to pursue their business idea and is able to demonstrate a level of innovation and scalability as well as a passion for venturing. The dates for each application cycle are posted on this website, and on the application page.