IoT accelerator programme Arena42 launched

Arena42 provides technology and business support to entrepreneurs and early stage startups with an IoT based business idea. In a 3 month acceleration programme, startups receive software development services and business mentoring at a value of 30.000 Euro allowing them to come from the idea to the prototype stage. Application is open until 20 December 2015. 10 startups will be invited to the pitching day on 24 February 2016 out of which three teams will be selected for the acceleration phase.

 Startup Europe and the ePlus Project are cooperation partners of Arena42. This means that applicants may use one of the ePlus micro grants to travel to the pitching day to be held on 24 February 2016.

So if startups from your ecosystem plan to apply to Arena42 and they want to make sure that  – if selected for the pitching day – they can use the ePlus micro grants, they should first of all apply for the micro grants until 20 October and afterwards for Arena42 until 20 December.

Alexandra Rudl
Head of Innovation Programs at the German business development agency bwcon.