Startup Lighthouse provides support in acceleration and scaling up abroad. The initiative is based around Deep Dive Weeks in one of four ecosystems: Berlin, Lisbon, the Baltics and Dublin, in which participants enjoy an immersion week with key investors, industry experts and community leaders. Each startup is assigned a scaling manager for tailored support before, during and after the Deep Dive Week. The best startups receive acceleration services, including invite-only pitching opportunities, tickets to major EU events, and participation in missions beyond the EU (Silicon Valley, New York and Israel). Project coordinator: Vilabs OE.
etventure Startup Hub
DCU RYAN ACADEMY
fast track vc
The Startup Europe Partnership (SEP) is a pan-European innovation platform that helps the best scaleups grow by linking European startups with large and medium corporates who are committing capital, seniority and procurement channels. Initiatives within the Startup Europe Partnership include its Scaleup Summits and Investors Fourm. Project coordinator: Mind the Bridge.
The Scale EUp2 Programme works with startups in the fields of deep tech through the DeepTech4Good initiative and the internet of things. It helps them by facilitating access to finance, market access, market partnerships and the recruitment of talent. Project coordinator: Opticsvalley.
Soft-Landing connects startup ecosystems by facilitating exchanges between ecosystem builders, building knowledge on the startup scenes in the EU, US and India and creating strong networks. It also provides soft-landing and scaling up support to European startups in the target destinations. Project coordinator: Open Coffee Club Vilnius, VSL
GTEC German Tech Entrepreneurship Centre
MY-GATEWAY is a Startup Europe initiative which aims to help high-tech start-ups and promising SMEs in Romania, Slovenia and the Czech Republic to grow and scale up on a pan-European level. MY-GATEWAY’s strategy is based around facilitating streamlined access to networks, finance, talent and capacity building. Project coordinator: Europa Media
eyIF EUROPEAN YOUNG INNOVATORS FORUM
STARTUP OLÉ accelerator
Access2Europe provides a support system to help startups enter and scale up in other EU markets. To do so, four consortium partners representing Germany, France, Spain and Estonia, all major European startup hubs, have come together and designed customised programmes for startups to accelerate their entry into the respective markets. Project coordinator: Cube GmbH.
The Nordic Angel Program (NAP) is an international training and investing programme for business angels that facilitates cross-border angel syndicates and shares investment best practices. Led by experienced local angels, NAP offers a unique opportunity to invest as a group in promising companies in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, and Norway, helping high-tech startups to grow and scale up on a pan-European and global level. Project coordinator: Civitta Estonia AS