XCEL open call for hospitality and retail startups
A unique accelerator programme for start-ups in hospitality and retail technology
Xcel is the first-of-its kind program specifically designed for tech start-ups in the hospitality and retail sectors who are looking to scale, expand into a new geography, or into a new industry. The programme is built on years’ of collaborating with startups, corporates and independent businesses.
Unlock access to incremental sales opportunities, and a global network; the Xcel scaleup programme is based on years of experience, and is the the first of its kind to make your company enterprise-ready. Continuous recruitment, focus on business development, access to METRO, and its partner network are all key components to delivering incremental value to the leading startups of the hospitality- and retailtech industries.
Find out more and apply at https://www.metroxcel.com/
Singapore-Europe Innovation Partnership Forum
Looking to expand in Southeast Asia?
The Singapore x Europe Innovation Partnership Forum (SEIPF) is a pitch competition conducted 100% online, proposed by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), the lead government agency in charge of industry development in Singapore and co-developped with Actavia, Co-Creation Lab and Pufferfish Partners.
The SEIPF of 5 days online pitch sessions, where 50 innovative European tech startup finalists will get to present their solutions to close to 20 leading Asian corporates represented by innovation and investment decision makers in Singapore.
Unlike other startup programmes, this is a demand-led innovation programme where the Asian companies’ votes determine the top 50 startup finalists, and not the programme organisers.
Apply to be one of the startup programmes by September 25th at https://innovationforum.sg/
SPINLAB: The HHL Accelerator
Apply to SPINLAB before 22nd September
SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator supports innovative founding projects with the implementation and growth of their ventures. In addition to intensive coaching, the founding teams will also benefit from a high-caliber mentoring program as well as numerous contacts to investors, established companies, and other founders. They can use a co-working office with state-of-the art equipment on the premises of Spinnerei, an old cotton mill now serving as a center for creativity and innovation in the city of Leipzig, and will gain access to various technologies offered by partners.
The accelerator is funded through contributions from investors and established companies such as AOK Plus, The Leipziger Gruppe, VNG, arvato Bertelsmann, Deutsches Rotes Kreuz, Porsche, EEX, Sächsisches Staatsministerium für Soziales & Verbraucherschutz, envia M, Helios, LEAG, seecon, PYUR, CMS Hasche Sigle, Dell Technologies, con | energy, Deutsche Bank, Grazia Equity, High-Tech Gründerfonds, KPMG, Madsack Mediengruppe, Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Sachsen, Quarton International, The City of Leipzig, taskforce – Management on Demand, tilia and Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen.
Apply today and get up to 15,000€ in free funding for your startup, free accommodation during your time in the program, and optional venture capital investments.
Apply by Tuesday 22nd September at https://www.spinlab.co/apply-now
Join X-Europe's European Innovation Community
X-Europe aims to boost the connections of actors within deeptech startup ecosystems, with a focus on forging stronger ties between developed and developing European regions.
Towards this goal, we’re creating a European Innovation Community focusing on 6 different areas: HealthTech, MedTech, BioTech; AgriTech; AI & ML; SpaceTech; Smart Cities & Sustainability; Blockchain and cybersecurity
In the upcoming 24 months, 150 leading European startups will be connected to investors, corporates, and ecosystem builders as a part of the goal to establish Europe as the leader in deeptech. Framed under the Startup Europe initiative (H2020), this program is delivered by 5 partners – F6S, TNW, Growth Tribe, Techchill, and Design Terminal – and backed by €1.5 million to achieve its goal.
Sign up today at https://www.xeurope.eu/ecosystem-builders
IOT Tribe Space Endeavour
Calling all space-related startups!
- Access the latest in space technologies
- Design new technological solutions and commercial models
- Reinforce and improve your value proposition
- Receive strategic advice from expert mentors
- Develop new synergies with other teams and founders
Find out more and apply by 20th September at https://www.iottribe.org/space/
IoT Tribe SG: Deeptech Accelerator
Apply to IoT Tribe SG: Deeptech Accelerator by 18th September
Find out more and apply by 18th September at https://www.iottribe.org/deeptech/