Pilot Program 11 starts on Oct. 18The only incubation program dedicated to those creating experiences in sports, arts, culture and science outreach
The Pilot Program is Apical's incubation program, created to help anyone with a good idea to turn it into a concrete project and achieve their goals
The Pilot is dedicated to those who are in the stage of laying the foundation for their project; anyone who creates or wants to create happy experiences, adventures or places can nominate their project.
Tell us your idea and start growing with us.
10 completed editions
About 100 projects supported
A unique community
Pilot Program recipe:
how we support your idea
For 12 months you are part of our Pro community. You have all the time you need, all the services and our support for a year, at the end you can decide to continue to grow and work with us or continue independently
We connect you with altr3 Creators
We work in groups to learn and grow faster. The Pilot starts every 2 months with a group of up to 10 projects that in the first 4 months follow a common work program divided into 16 stages to prepare their idea and figure out how to grow it
Create, we'll take care of the rest
We are a licensed tour operator, we do administration, and we also have our own e-commerce platform for you. So you don't have to think about anything or invest money. You work well with us from day one
Learn all about what's new in the 11th edition of the Pilot Program
Who we are looking for
By experiences we mean activities of a few hours or a day, for example, hikes, nature dives, sports activities, workshops, events, discussions, and so on.
We are particularly interested in experiences that manage to condense strong educational and transformative value in a short time
Happy places are the places that transform people. They can be of many kinds, we can think of eco-villages, mountain refuges, educational farms, permaculture farms, all the way to table sports "houses," and so on. A Place can also be understood as a community, a hamlet for example
By adventures we mean multi-day experiences, such as walking, hiking, bikepacking, or sailing. We look for adventures that are slow, active, and responsible to places and people, and that can inspire those who experience them to care for the world and themselves.
Apical is first and foremost a community of people committed to a more equitable, inclusive and balanced world for all3
You can join our community even if you don't have a clear project right now or if you have something in mind that doesn't fit into the 3 categories
How the program works
Our established and up-to-date method to best support you
4 editions per year
Max 10 projects per edition
Registration on application
Some important things
about our method
What we do in the first 4 months together
Working in groups accelerates learning and builds relationships. Thanks to this method, we are able to work well and quickly together
What you get by doing the Pilot
Each project has its own story but there are certain benefits that through our experience in 10 editions of the program we know are always worthwhile
You learn a method
You can access Apical Accelerator
The services we make available to you
We give you everything you need to work well, professionally and safely right away
Tour Operator License
Landing page and site
Find out the stories of some Pilot Program participants and their opinion of the program
HerzLand - The Oasis of ChangeThe Herzland team believes in the value of small conscious actions. Actions that may seem like drops in the ocean, but which, born of a free heart, know how to move from heart to heart without boundaries.
Etical - People at the heart of destinationsEtical wants to bequeath a world to visit to future generations. It wants to innovate from traditions and educate from experiences.
TTU - To places we've never been, as we've never seen themTravel The Unwritten's trips are designed for people with a common mindset on issues of sustainability, human and environmental, and supporting development, not welfarism
Way of St. Francis CaraccioloThe goal of the project is to create and nurture an extraordinary virtuous network of relationships in the area and beyond, so as to contribute to the cultural, social and economic growth of the inland areas of the Apennines
How do I know if it is the right time to participate in the program?
Is the Pilot suitable only for new projects or also for mature companies?
How long does it take to follow the program?
I am sol*, can I still participate?
I don't have a VAT number, can I still participate?
What happens at the end of the program?
Submit your project to us
Fill out the form and tell us about your project in a few words before scheduling a meeting with our team