Applications open for IoT acceleration programme
IoT Tribe are launching our next equity-free accelerator programme for early-stage IoT start-ups. Are you interested in joining us?
We will be supporting 10 startups in a 12+12 week intensive acceleration programme based out of the North of England where you will power up your product development, market testing and investment readiness with engineers-in-residence, access to a prototyping and testing lab and joining in on supply chain missions to South East Asia.
- An early-stage, UK registered IoT company?
- With an existing prototype and some evidence of product-market fit?
- With 2 or more founders?
- And the ambition to scale?
If so, apply to IoT Tribe North, the equity-free IoT accelerator. We’re offering 10 early-stage IoT start-ups a package worth over £100,000- and yes, its equity free!
More information at: http://bit.ly/IoTSupsAI
Startup Ole Accelerator co-organises the CEE Acceleration Summit
Startup Ole Accelerator, along with PwC Poland, Business Link and Hardgamma Ventures is a co-organizer of the CEE Acceleration Summit – the region’s largest event dedicated to entrepreneurship, corporate- and university acceleration. The event will take place in Warsaw on Oct. 26th and will gather the most influential innovation and acceleration ecosystem builders.
CEE Startup Ecosystem is one of the most rapidly developing ones, with a room and prospects for countless investment opportunities. Warsaw, as the CEE’s innovation hub, linking the western and central-eastern European cultures and capital, is a modern symbol of successful transformation into the center of innovation.
The event will be divided into three paths: Corporate Acceleration, University Acceleration and Social Innovations, so that all the potential target groups will find the crucial information on how to develop businesses to foster innovations within the companies, or how to manage investment portfolio effectively, in a sustainable and responsible manner.
Moreover, during the Summit the key representatives of the Public Sector, including the European Commission’s agendas and Polish Development Fund’s representatives will also introduce the accelerators and investors to the support instruments aimed at facilitating startup-related investments and ecosystem building activities.
Key representatives of various innovation initiatives from all over Europe will share their knowledge and experience with the CEE’s stakeholders to create bridges between various ecosystems and engage in potential cooperation.
To find out more, please visit the event’s website.
ePlus Ecosystem – a retrospective
ePlus connects three local ecosystems (Lisbon, Nice/Côte D’Azur, Baden-Württemberg) to prepare European businesses and potential entrepreneurs for the changing global digital market, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to offer new products and services by digital means, to compete, thrive, and to create new jobs. This is achieved via a unique combination of talents, tools and services of a European scale, in all key elements: team, concept, technology and capital.
In this past 2 years, ePlus has been offering tailored serviced to startups, including mentoring, meet-up with relevant investors, training, networking or funding support for attending relevant events.
Ultimately it is about supporting web entrepreneurs go global. Through a combination of the partnership own experience with external experts, a successful experience is offered to startups helping them reach higher.
HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2017
ePlus work will continue to offer its services until June 2017 to support the startup ecosystem:
Nitro acceleration programme:tailored and high level training for startups this time taking place in Lisbon during May! Applications will be available soon.
Micro-grants: financial support for startups to participate in events that are useful for their growth strategy. Final round is now open – http://epluseurope.eu/blog-entry/open-call-announcement-mg-round-4
eMentoring: an on-going process to match mentors with startups – join-in now – http://epluseurope.eu/basic-page/ementoring
eTalent:want to grow your business through direct knowledge transfer from a researcher? Join this on-going service http://epluseurope.eu/basic-page/etalent
Nitro the extreme acceleration event
Startup Europe proudly launches Nitro: the extreme acceleration event. 20 European startups are invited to work with expert consultants, corporates and investors to gear up for the next episode in their development.
Nitro: the extreme acceleration event
Startups in the Growth phase can apply for Nitro: the Extreme Acceleration Event. The event is tailored to the specific needs of startups and will be taking place on the 1st and 2nd December 2016 in Sophia Antipolis, France. Interested startups can apply for Nitro on F6S until November 6 2016 (new Deadlne).
After being selected the startup will be contacted for the pre work on their chosen topics.
During the event, 20 international mature startups will work together with consultants and business angels from Capgemini Consulting, Europe Unlimited, Inovamais, INTRASOFT International, the European Crowdfunding Network, and the European Business Angels Network on topics ranging from customer journey to investment readiness, from sales to innovation management.
Topics Summary (see the extended description and the trainers profiles)
- Investment Readiness
- Pitching Session
- Growth & Internationalisation through European Funding
- Growth & Internationalisation Strategies: Sales
- Customer Journey Design
- Intermediaries to Innovation Management in the Digital Era
- Innovation Governance
- Negotiating a Technology Agreement
- Grow with the Crowd
The key is that the startups themselves choose which topics they want to work on before, during and after the event. They will have the opportunity to use the knowledge and experience of these groups of consultants.
Even more so, delegates of large corporations and investors are present, creating the opportunity for the startups to present their products and receive feedback from representatives of their actual target group and customers. In short, a great opportunity to apply the new insights from the consulting sessions against the standards of the market.
All of this will be set up in a truly interactive way, no long presentations but real working sessions to create value for startups.
Nitro: the Extreme Acceleration Event is open for startups that have the following profile:
- Mature startup that already has a (small) customer base in the domestic market and is on the brink of international expansion
- Can be classified as a web-entrepreneur
- Have a good understanding of the needs to make the next stage
Interested startups can apply for Nitro on F6S until the 6th of November 2016 (New Deadline). After being selected the startup will be contacted for the pre work on their chosen topics. Apply here
Nitro is totally free of charge thanks to the support of the European Commission. Furthermore candidates can also applied for a Micro-Grants to cover part of their travel costs.
More information on how to apply can be found in the “Guide for applicants”.