eLab Complete

Come with a dream. Leave with a solid business strategy.

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All it takes is 12 weeks at eLab Complete. 

If you want to learn all you can about launching and scaling a business to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls many founders make, this is the program for you! eLab Complete combines our eLab Emerge and Advance programs for total preparation. 

During the first six weeks, draft a business plan as you learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Then get the next-level expertise you need to prepare for successful fundraising in the second six weeks. 

You can even divide your time between Berlin and London by completing in eLab Complete in one city and eLab Advance in the other. That way, you get to experience two of Europe’s most vibrant startup ecosystems and learn different approaches while you build your global network. 

This is the life-changing program you’re looking for!

Program Apply by Program Start Program Fee
eLab Complete Spring Feb 3 Feb 17 $7,500
eLab Complete Summer Apr 27 May 11 $7,500


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Leave eLab with:

  • A solid business plan & pitch deck

  • An international network

  • The experience of making two pitches to investors and mentors

Is eLab Complete right for you? 

eLab Complete is designed for people who like to think things through before acting and be prepared for any situation. It’s for people who dream of becoming entrepreneurs, have ideas about what they want to focus on, and want to move quickly to scale and find funding. It’s also for people who want to devote 12 weeks to setting the best foundation for starting and scaling their business for the long term. Learn more about eLab Emerge and eLab Advance.  

eLab participants come with varying levels of experience and a range of cultural backgrounds. Some join us as soon as they graduate from college or university. Others have more than 20 years of experience and want to do something completely different. This diversity gives our alumni the advantage of a unique and wide ranging global network.


Join Us

Join eLab Complete and advance from idea to investment-ready pitch in three months!

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Choose Your Location


    Get a royal jump on your startup plans in this mighty financial capitol. London has a healthy supply of venture capital and industry events keep fueling the market for new ideas. 


    Entrepreneurs, thought leaders, venture capitalists, and creatives have flocked to Berlin. Tap the city’s youthful vibe and get inspired by successful startups of every size.

Program Fee: $7,500

(Save $2,000 on fees when you enroll in eLab Complete instead of taking our Emerge and Advance programs separately.) Get more for your money with CIEE’s eLab.

Your fee includes:

  • 90+ hours of intensive seminars and workshops
  • Guest lectures by experienced business founders
  • Visits to successful startups in London and/or Berlin
  • Personal on-site mentoring with experts
  • Networking events
  • Two pitch events attended by founders, investors, and potential customers

There are no hidden charges or disappointing surprises when you arrive.



We want to help as many people as possible benefit from eLab. 

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Upcoming Program Dates

All Programs are offered in Berlin and London

Program Welcome Date Pitch day Apply by
eLab Complete Spring Feb 17 May 6 Feb 3
eLab Complete Summer May 11 Jul 29 Apr 27

Meet Our Alumni

  • Silvia, UK

    “eLab is so far a great experience overall: dynamic and very relevant field visits to companies and start ups.”

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  • Garret, USA

    “eLab has offered me the opportunity to put myself in a position to make my dreams of building a start-up come true.”

  • Awani, UK

    My time with e-Lab was everything I hoped for - and more.  It was amazing to be able to start building a network almost from the very first day as well as soaking up knowledge and advice from the excellent teachers and mentors.

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What People are Saying

  • “I’m completely wowed – so much value in six weeks!“

    Cristiane, Brazil
  • "The Design Thinking module gave me the mindset I need to grow my business."

    Rex, France
  • "Elab offers me a unique opportunity to give the knowledge necessary for my entrepreneurial journey."

    Leonidas, Greece
  • "eLab has helped me to grow a precision mindset as an entrepreneur as enthusiasm will only get you so far."

    Aeysha, UK
  • “I’m only 2 weeks into the program and elab has already been a game changer in terms of testing and validating my idea.” 

    Erin, US
  • "eLab is so far a great experience overall: dynamic and very relevant field visits to companies and start ups."

    Silvia, UK

More eLab Opportunities

  • eLab Emerge

    Generate and develop a viable business idea, then take it from concept to complete business plan and investor-ready pitch. 

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  • eLab Advance

    Prepare your investor-ready sustainable idea for market or, gain the support you need to develop and grow your newly launched business.

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Ready to Apply?

The application form requires you to register and will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. 

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