For end-user SMEs
Field: Field: Blockchain, SMEs, Fintech, ICT, Retail
BlockStart has launched its third and final Open Call for applications in fintech, ICT and retail. This 3-stage intensive mentor-led acceleration programme starts with an Ideation Kick-off event, after which the most successful blockchain/DLT solution providers are admitted to a 4-month Prototype stage aimed at supporting the product/market fit of their solution. Finally, during the Pilot stage that lasts for 2 months, startups working with blockchain and other DLTs will have a unique opportunity to validate their solutions by piloting their innovations with end-user SMEs.
Apart from mentoring, training and networking opportunities, each blockchain/DLT developer may receive up to €20.000, while SME adopters may receive up to €4.500 for their participation at the Ideation Kick-off event and 2 months engagement with a developer to test, validate and implement a blockchain-based solution during BlockStart’s Pilot stage (that will take place between December 2021-February 2022).
Submission for the 1st cut-off of the Open Call #3 for SME adopters closes on the 6th of July 2021 at 5pm CET (Brussels time). This 1st cut-off aims at selecting at least 10 end-user SMEs willing to participate at the online Ideation Kick-off event of 27-28 July 2021. They are expected to present their company, their blockchain/DLT needs and match with potential solution providers.