Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February fundraising - acceleration programs and competitions



In the winter new editions of acceleration programs and competitions arise. Don't miss the opportunity to apply to the ones that suit the best start-up for you. Check out the list we prepared for you in February!



Microsoft Accelerator Berlin

You have a great idea, a fantastic team and grand aspirations? We have the creative environment and first-class coaching that will help you take your startup to the next level. Apply now for the Microsoft Accelerator in Berlin! 

Location: Berlin, DE
Closing date: 20th February, 2017

Fashion Technology Acceleration 2017

Fashion Technology Accelerator Milan organises a tailored 6-month long acceleration program for upcoming startups coming from all over the world.

We offer support in numerous fields relying on our team and a broad set of advisors (30+) coming from the fashion and the technology world. Moreover, our network is also composed by skilled partners that can help the startups to overcome various technological brakes to their development.

Location: Milan. IT
Closing date: 28th February, 2017

CUBE Challenge

CUBE is Berlin-based global innovation ecosystem that promotes, creates and fosters partnerships between industry players and startups in the key industries of life sciences & digital health, machinery & manufacturing as well as infrastructure & connectivity.

CUBE Connects is a network of exclusive partners curated among the industry experts and influencers. The brightest minds and most relevant institutions.

Location: Berlin, DE
Closing date: 15th February, 2017

Dublin Tech Summit - StartUp100 Track

Everyone has to start somewhere. Taking the leap to form a startup is a courageous move and one we want to celebrate. Our StartUp100 program is about creating a unique opportunity for 100 startups that that we think are special. Within this will be a wide selection of companies spanning all the various elements of the tech landscape. Having an idea that will change the world is one thing, however meeting the people who will accommodate it is another. We want to provide the opportunity that links the two.

Location: Dublin, IRL
Closing date: 11th February, 2017

Global Startup Ecosystem

The First Europe Startup Digital Accelerator: We accelerate 100 companies to market each year. Our 2-day accelerator program is open to all small businesses, startups, and freelancers connected to Europe. Each application round is rolling admission until we select our top 100. We then select the top 10 companies from the applicant pool to pitch investors on demo day. Top 3 are announced the next day and proceed to get capital investment with our investor network.

Location: Europe
Closing date: 1st October, 2017

UPRISE Festival INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES

THE PRIZES
Each winner of our teams gets a free Growth Stand Stand and 4 tickets to UPRISE Festival Europe 5. Details of our finale Cash prize is yet to be released.

HOW TO ENTER
Submit a quick video pitch (on your phone is fine) then post it to Youtube (max 3mins). It’s open for companies with a working prototype and a pitcher who can think on their feet. It’s is a Pitch Battle.

Location: Amsterdam, NL
Closing date: 28th February, 2017

ABC Accelerator

Our experts will choose up to 30 'Intelligent things' startups ranging across the whole spectrum of the field. We are looking for startups with a product or service ready to grow. Those, which already have revenue or users, have a better chance of persuading our strict jury that they are THE ones that should be accepted.

We'll provide funding as well as access to our global mentorship network with experts of the industry. Offices in Munich, Silicon Valley, and starting in 2017 –Bangalore India are on our startups disposal. TOP 30 selected startups will be invited to spend 3+3 educational months in our intensive program in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Location: Ljubljana, SI
Closing date: 5th March, 2017

THINK Accelerate

THINK Accelerate is a tech startup accelerator based in Helsingborg in southern Sweden.

THINK helps promising, early-stage technology startups to grow through business coaching and mentoring, an international advisor network, a great co-working space and access to investors. 

THINK guides early-stage tech ventures through the ideation process and developing prototypes in preparation for launching their products and finding customers and/or acquiring funding.

At the end of the 3-month program, startups have the opportunity to participate in Demo Day, where they pitch their startups to an exclusive group of investors and business leaders. 

THINK does not invest or take equity in selected startups, the program is 100% free.

Location: Helsingborg, SE
Closing date: 12th February, 2017

The Yield Lab Ireland 2017

The Yield Lab Ireland invests €100k in 4-6 companies each year. Each portfolio company attends programming in Galway for 2 days each month for a 6-month period and is mentored by an industry expert.

The Yield Lab was originally designed as a 9-month accelerator program, meeting 2 days every month because plants and animals need to grow. One of the positive externalities of a 9-month accelerator program is that high-potential start-ups have substantial time to continue to run their business and take advantage of resources introduced to them during Yield Lab programming.

Location: Gaillimh, IE
Closing date: 13th February, 2017