Partner Incubator: Ekito

About Ekito:

Ekito is a private accelerator as a "Company Builder". We select startups, entrepreneurs and changemakers.

Ekito helps to build businesses that matter, bringing on each project a dedicated team and offering a TRUE FOCUS. Ekito works in an authentic lean startup way, to fastforward your project. Ekito brings the right team of 40 people, experts in design, storytelling, branding, lean startup, hack, metrics, tech, business development, strategy, funding and more... Ekito is the right place to experiment, validate, build and groooooooooooooooow.

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Ecosystem: Toulouse
More information about Toulouse
Creation: 2005

Startups incubated: 51

Currently incubated: 10

Maturity stage:
#Proof of concept
#Business development

#Creative & Cultural Industries

Services included with the incubation


  • Mentoring sessions will happen at least once a week.
    • The Grand Builder building is designed to favor meeting, sharing and discussions between the startups, and between the startups and mentors.
    • The structure of a mentoring session is a 360 overview of the business models and current metrics of the startups.
    • Each session, we check with them the state of their finances, to anticipate any needs or change of strategy required.
    • At the end of each session, we (startup + mentor) imagine a challenge to help them to validate or reject their current hypothesis.
  • Startups will have access for informal discussions with Ekito’s experts.
  • We have three main areas:  lean startup and innovation (lean startup, hack, metrics, business development, strategy, and finance), computer dev. (mobile and web, in all modern stacks and languages), and brand identity (design, storytelling, branding)...


Business services

  • We have a meeting room which welcome up to 30 people, two rooms with video projector, creativity spaces with walls converted to black boards for easy and on the spot brainstorming
  • Ekito hosts many conferences every week, on tech, society evolution, economy and politics.
  • The shop windows of the Grand Builder can be used to test in live the communication, positioning and messages of our startups.
  • The shop windows of the Grand Builder can be used to test in live the communication, positionning and messages of our startups. This way, we can adjust the marketing of our products based on metrics and feedback of users and lambda people, every day. Wash, rinse, repeat... and succeed!