Thursday, November 19, 2015

November - What's up for fundraising startups?

Do you know, there are more than 5000 startup programs in the world, providing early stage funding? Yes, that's a lot! At InvestHorizon we want startups to become investment ready and a good chance of doing so is by getting into one of those programs.

Same way as October, we'd like to give you a shortlist of what's happening in November. Hope it helps!

LUISS EnLabs The Startup Factory, accelerator based in Rome, Italy. The program is managed by an Italian VC fund LVenture Group. The Startup Factory alumni companies raised over €3.8M follow-on funding from the LVenture Group and over €9.6M from other investors. Selected startups receive €30k cash investment.

Location: Rome, Italy
Closing date: 25th November
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Fast Track Malmö Accelerator - 5 month accelerator program for tech startups, offering $25k investment. Malmö is currently considered as one of the preferred cities in Northern Europe to set-up a company in, this is also attributed to the proximity of the universities in Copenhagen and South Sweden, affordable housing, and active angels investors in a culture with supporting networks.

A difference between Fast Track Malmö and other initiatives is the demand on focus from a complete team and speed; all accepted companies shall within five months be investor ready and will be meeting investors in both one-on-one meetings and on Demo Day.

Location: Malmö, Sweden
Closing date: 30th November
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Blockchain Space - Barcelona 2016, Block Chain Space is a focused startup accelerator for talented visionaries creating disruptive solutions to real-world problems using blockchain technology. Selected teams (a.k.a. ‘Crews’) are eligibile to receive funding from Seedcoin and the support from industry experts and mentors versed in a wide range of topics such as regulations and compliance, cryptography, information technology, public speaking, branding, client acquisition and channel activation, finance and fundraising. Funds up to $75k.

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Closing date: 30th November
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Startup Next, Startup Next prepares startups for accelerators and seed investment, by providing high quality mentorship and leveraging a global network of investors, mentors and founders.

The program is designed in such a way that founders are able to continue building their product, since it's a part time program, that consists of 3-hour weekly sessions for 6 weeks. The program is free of charge and no equity is taken.

Location: London, UK / Lisbon, Portugal
Closing date: 23rd November
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Startup Weekend - Global Startup Battle: London, GSB was created by the community and serves the community. It's your chance to stand up and show the world what you're all about. Rep your city, rep your region, bring home startup glory, and join a legacy of amazing GSB winners. During the weekend prior to and following Global Entrepreneurship Week, hundreds of Startup Weekend events are hosted around the world and winning teams from each event move forward to compete with one another via a global video competition.

Location: London, UK
Closing date: 21st November
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