3S Landing Pad

3S Landing Pad is an intensive 6-month scale program to expand your business into the USA, the most competitive startup environment in the world. 12 startups with solid traction will have an immersive experience of working with world-class mentors, attracting customers, partners and investors.

2018 Cohort

17 January 2018
20 April 2018
3-4 May 2018
21 May 2018
12 November 2018

17 January 2018

Applications open

20 April 2018

Applications close

3-4 May 2018

Selection Days

21 May 2018

Program Begins

12 November 2018

Demo Week

Key Focus Areas

Digital Health

Big Data & Analytics

AI & Machine Learning

IoT & Connectivity

Travel & Logistics

FinTech

AdTech & Marketing

Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

InsurTech

AR/VR

RetailTech

SalesTech

HRTech

About 3S Landing Pad

3S Landing Pad is a new scale program for post-revenue startups from all over the world, launched in San Francisco by StartersHub, Startupbootcamp, and Starcamp. It provides access to the U.S. market and assists startups to become global market players.

3S Landing Pad empowers high-potential tech startups to successfully enter the U.S. market. We provide hands-on mentoring and free office locations in 3 different co-working spaces in Bay Area, along with immediate access to a top-notch network and vibrant community. It connects startups with the right people, offers them marketing, PR support and organizes sales and investor demo days.

A wide range of corporate partners engage with startups and leverage their business through their in-kind supports, brand alliances, collaboration and industry expertise. We are accepting 8 startups for each batch. Selected teams will receive a nominal amount of funding, financial services, legal support and multiple office spaces in Silicon Valley to grow their business to attract investors. During or after the program, StartersHub, together with various investors co-invest up to $250,000 to outstanding startups.

Our Requirements

3S Landing Pad’s startup selection will be based on the following characteristics;

  • Technology-driven companies that fall into our sphere of interest, with solid founders or co-founders, proprietary intellectual property and a well-developed produst, will be evaluated.
  • Sufficient team bench strength to support ongoing operations while the founders/executives join the 3S Landing Pad in U.S.
  • Sufficient cash flow to support expansion into the U.S. market and sustain ongoing operations in current locations.

Scaling Partner

3S Landing Pad is partnering with Global Scaling Academy, created to spread the Blitzscaling methodology and share the scaling experience of Silicon Valley with founders in ecosystems around the world.  

Global Scaling Academy offers programs designed to help startups discover and execute the strategies that will allow you to achieve your company’s maximum growth potential while preparing you to sustain it.

Learn the business model innovations, master the frameworks and implement the management strategies and techniques necessary in critical areas of your company in order to attain and sustain accelerated scaling while working 1:1 with proven scaling experts-no matter where you are in the world.

GSA scaling programs are built around the Blitzscaling methodology, a company-building and investment philosophy developed by Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh, based on their direct experience as founders and investors, and research performed with dozens of leading scale-ups in Silicon Valley.  Prepare your company for Blitzscaling!

3S Landing Pad 2018 FastTrack World Tour

Between February and April, we will visit the startup ecosystems in our FastTrack World Tour, supported by key partners at each city. The main goal of the tour is to deliver “real” value to the selected teams, including connections to investors and business partners.

*Please note that these are provisional dates and are subject to change.

DAY MONTH CITY VENUE
20 February Istanbul StartersHub Thank you
01 March Barcelona Ironhack Thank you
02 March Berlin etventure Thank you
05 March Izmir Originn Thank you
06 March Ankara Cyberpark Thank you
20 March Haifa hiCenter Ventures Thank you
22 March Tel Aviv Sarona Towers Thank you
29 March Dubai Step Conference Thank you
06 April Istanbul StartersHub Thank you
11 April Warsaw Palace of Culture and Science Thank you
16 April Kiev iHub Thank you
17 April Tallinn LIFT99 Thank you
19 April Amsterdam Zero-in Conference Thank you


If you’re interested in a fast track event in your city, please contact us through; hello@3slandingpad.org