The lab immerses startups in a global community of their peers, advisers, experts and decision-makers – also potential clients and investors. Networking among this ecosystem brings insights, feedback from mentors and support from influencers from global financial companies. All of which helps startups fine-tune their propositions and scale faster.
How to get your startup featured in tech news and media publications
Check out EU startups' advice
To help the startups and founders that are keen to get featured in both EU-Startups and other tech publications, EU-Startups wanted to give some advice to help startups get ahead. For this reason, they recorded the 5th episode of their Podcast as a guide on how to get press coverage for your startup.
The 12 most active US investors in European fintech
It's not just local VCs backing European fintechs
It’s no secret that startup deals are comparatively cheap in Europe, while company valuations in the US soar ever higher.
As a result, American funds have not only begun investing more heavily in European startups, but they’re also setting up shop here; most recently in the form of Silicon Valley’s Sequoia opening a London office.
In fact, in 2019, 19% of funding rounds into European startups included an American investor, according to Atomico’s State of European Tech report.
Find out more about which US investors are most active in Europe here.
Meet Europe’s “Green Deal” startup heroes
The EU is investing record money into “Green Deal” startups
Just as the global climate crisis was beginning to capture the world’s attention, the Covid-19 crisis arrived with other ideas.
But as the world starts to return to a new kind of normal, European politicians say they’re committed to an economic recovery with our planet’s health in mind.
Back in March, the European Union announced its first dedicated funding instrument for “Green Deal” startups, via the European Innovation Council (EIC).
With €300m available to invest, it’s the largest ever funding round from the EIC, and now 64 companies have been selected for funding.
Find out more about Sifted’s “green deal” startup heroes here.
MediaMotorEurope Open Call 2
Are you a deeptech innovator with solutions for the media and creative industries? Join MediaMotorEu
MME Open Calls for startups and scaleups
MediaMotorEurope (MME) will support a minimum of 60 startups/scaleups as core beneficiaries throughout a 2-year timeline. There will be three support cycles of the MME programme. The Open Call for the second support cycle is now open!
Who we are looking for? MME is looking for innovative European deeptech startups and scaleups targeting some of the biggest challenges and needs that the media sector faces, such as:
- The fight against misinformation and fake news
- Improved accessibility and inclusion of media services for people with disabilities
- More advanced human machine interaction
- Better protection of personal data through new technologies
- Transition towards a data-driven media 4.0 market
Find out more and apply before 30th October at https://mediamotoreurope.eu/join-us-startups/
OTP Startup Partner Programme
Boost your business and shape the future of the banking industry!
OTP Startup Partner Programme is an international partnership programme seeking later-stage startups with validated products and scaleups from all over the world, with the chance to build goal-oriented, business-focused, and mutually beneficial partnerships with OTP Bank, a top tier player of the financial industry in Central and Eastern Europe.
The programme starts with a 3-month pilot phase, after which the most successful cohort companies are admitted to a 6-month rollout phase aimed at supporting the full-scale, live integration of the tested solutions into the operation of the bank. Take this unique opportunity to refine your product, grow your business, and expand your networks through projects conducted in one of the 12 countries where the OTP Banking Group is present and via bespoke training and mentoring sessions!
Apply for the programme by October 23rd at https://otpstartup.com/
FinTech Accelerator Lab
Calling all FinTechs!
Started in 2012, the Fintech Innovation Lab London is part of a competitive global accelerator programme with hubs in Hong Kong and New York. It offers ambitious startups three months of mentoring, networking and advice, helping them refine and test their value propositions. It’s also free – no fees and no equity taken.