EU-XCEL is a new virtual accelerator which seeks out talented, aspiring entrepreneurs in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) to participate in a unique international entrepreneurship experience focused on creating and supporting European teams to become incubator-ready entrepreneurs.

Successful applicants, will be grouped into teams of four and participate alongside some of the most promising and talented aspiring tech entrepreneurs in intensive, specially designed entrepreneurship training and mentoring programme over five-months.


Are you a budding entrepreneur? Interested to travel across Europe?
STARTIFY7 is a Horizon2020 project from the European Commission aimed at training young future ICT entrepreneurs in Europe. It organizes 7 thematically focussed Summer Academies in 7 different European cities that follow a lean-training structure and emphasise strong team-building as well as learning-by-doing processes.
This summer, three thematic Entrepreneurship Academies will be held in
Sheffield (UK), Trento (Italy) and Nuremberg & Munich (Germany).
We invite you to benefit from a state-of-the-art curriculum, an integrated network of companies and start-ups and strong synergies with existing entrepreneurship initiatives by participating in one of the academies.


Would you like to start your innovative (tech) company in the creative industry? Enroll in the Utrecht Summer Academy to gain a solid and hands-on introduction to the entrepreneurial dimensions of technology driven innovation in the creative industries.
You will study theories and practices that demonstrate the value of creative thinking, innovation and entrepreneurial behavior in the creative industries, such as the gaming and interaction industry. The goal is to start and support fresh entrepreneurial teams who combine technological development and creativity to influence social change and innovation. For this startup, you will study topics like business model generation, social innovation, service innovation, business planning, design thinking, ICT and entrepreneurship theory.