European Startup Programs

Startup Ecosystem EU offers this European Accelerator Deadline calendar as a resource to startups.

Our goal is to bring together startups, investors, and innovators to learn about cutting-edge innovations and foster dynamic conversation addressing how technology is transforming Europe.

European Accelerators

European Startup Programs

European Innovation CalendarEuropean Accelerator DeadlinesEuropean Digital Health Conferences

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JAN – JUN | JUL – DEC


Jul

  • METRO Accelerator is a highly selective mentorship program for technology-first startups targeting the Hospitality and Retail industries. Berlin, Germany; Deadline – TBA
  • Overkill Ventures – a Nordics based angel fund that invests in pre-seed b2b software startups across CEE and Nordics. We invest as early as angel investors do; however, we have the resources, know-how, and network to help startups get to product-market fit and scale from there. Riga, Latvia; Deadline – July 1, 2020
  • Blue Bio Value – the first accelerator that scales up marine biobased solutions to global market applications in different industries, resorting to science-based and biotech innovations while tackling important societal challenges. They believe that new, innovative marine bioresources industries are emerging, changing the old maritime economies of the past into a new paradigm of a natural resources friendly blue economy. This economy will be critical to the sustainability of the oceans and seas, preserving them for the next generations, and this Program is a contribution to accelerate its development. They are seeking innovative projects that represent a business opportunity along the value chain of marine bioresources, including, but not limited to, biotechnology-based projects. Lisbon, Portugal; Deadline – July 1, 2020
  • LegalTech Challenge – Santalucía Impulsa, the Santalucía group’s open innovation ecosystem, launches InsurChallenge de Santalucía Impulsa Startups, an acceleration program for innovative ideas for entrepreneurs focused on the Insurtech ecosystem and startup that meet the following requirements: have less than 5 years of incorporation, have a minimum viable product that contributes new approaches, develop new innovative business models and provide differentiating value in the insurance market. This challenge aims to find tools that also facilitate the Santalucia Group’s legal and contractual operations with a special focus on Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Legaltech Solutions, Blockchain, and Smart Contracts. Madrid, Spain; Deadline – July 7, 2020
  • Conector Startup AcceleratorConector Startup Accelerator is a Spanish startup incubator that provides mentorship services for startups and entrepreneurs. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain; Deadline – Ongoing
  • CyLon is the world’s leading cybersecurity accelerator and seed investment program. London, UK; Deadline – TBA
  • Rockstart Accelerator supports startups in becoming scalable by providing them with access to the market, capital, expertise, and community. Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands; Deadline – TBA
  • Salzburg Innovation Challenge – Austria’s Salzburg AG calls for startups innovating in the areas of affordable and clean energy, industry and infrastructure, sustainable cities and communities, and climate action to join its fourth Innovation Challenge. Salzburg, Austria; Deadline – TBA
  • SAP.iO Foundry Berlin Data & Analytics Cohort – In September 2020, we will kick off our three-month, equity-free startup accelerator program for B2B startups in Berlin that are developing software solutions in the data & analytics space. Our team will work closely with selected startups to help them build innovative solutions on top of SAP platforms and support them in engaging SAP clients globally. Berlin, Germany; Deadline – Jul 16, 2020
  • Ageas INsure – Ageas INsure is an Open Innovation program aiming to develop and validate innovative solutions to impact people’s quality of life, protection, and customer experience. The program connects startups worldwide with Ageas Portugal Group to test and validate their solutions with a paid Proof of Concept. Successful PoCs have the opportunity to be scaled up, both nationally in Portugal and internationally. Lisbon, Portugal; Deadline – July 20, 2020
  • Tech Nation Net Zero – Our Net Zero program is tailor-made for tech companies that create a greener, cleaner, and more sustainable future by helping the UK end its contribution to global warming by 2050. We’re aiming to support a wide variety of companies operating in different industries. The six-month-long program is designed to help founders and the wider leadership team overcome specific scaling challenges within this sector. United Kingdom; Deadline – July 20, 2020
  • Tech Nation Fintech – Our fintech program is aimed at company founders and consists of insights sessions delivered by some of the most established fintech entrepreneurs, investors, and partners. During these sessions, they cover topics such as sales, partnerships with incumbents, and international expansion. Most importantly, they give companies and founders the tools and knowledge they need to avoid pitfalls and successfully scale. United Kingdom; Deadline – July 20, 2020
  • Tech Nation Applied AI – As part of the UK Government’s AI Sector Deal, Tech Nation is continuing their peer-to-peer growth program for applied AI companies that aim to solve real-world problems after the first cohort’s huge success. Applied AI 2.0 will kick off in October 2020. The free, non-residential, six-month program is a practical network for founders that facilitates peer-to-peer learning on the core, scaling challenges across the C-suite (CEO, CTO, COO, and more) through values of honesty, intimacy, and trust, as well as providing opportunities to learn from later-stage founders, meet investors and potential clients, and an international trip. United Kingdom; Deadline – July 20, 2020
  • HutZero – the leading early-stage entrepreneur Bootcamp, helps you gain all the tools you need to get your idea off the ground. London, UK; Deadline – TBA
  • Female Founders GlobalFemale Founders Global is a hub for entrepreneurial women that empowers, connects, and supports. Our three-month program aims to kickstart highly innovative and scalable female-led ventures. This accelerator program focuses on startup development, founder development, and one-on-one support. Vienna, Wien, Austria; Deadline – July 31, 2020
  • World Startup Factory (WSF) – acceleration programs to startups with impact-driven solutions and convincing business models. WSF aims to create value for all involved stakeholders by the accelerated growth of the selected startups. They believe impact-driven startups are of increasing importance to develop successful solutions for societal and environmental challenges. Therefore, they accelerate the growth of startups who are passionate about solving these challenges. They do this by providing access to funding, mentorship, an extensive international network, and expert support. The Hague, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands; Deadline – TBA

Aug

  • EnergySpin – They spin the energy companies to the next level. EnergySpin started as an innovative platform to share ideas and trends and developed into a multi-corporate accelerator program, supporting startups to grow, connecting them to corporates, and challenging the industry’s status quo. We believe in a clean and sustainable future. And that is why we want to help startups and enterprises reach their goals, and together build a world where clean and affordable energy is provided for everyone. Vaasa, Western Finland, Finland; Deadline – August 1, 2020
  • Women Startup Challenge Europe HealthTech – Launched in partnership with Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the Women Startup Challenge is on a mission to close the funding gap and shake up a culture and economy that’s made it exceedingly difficult for women to launch startups and raise capital. We provide funding, mentoring, and other resources for women who create the most innovative tech companies to help scale their products. The ten finalists will pitch our distinguished jury of investors on October 7 in Paris. Our distinguished jury has included investors from Mozilla, GV (Google Ventures), Techstars, Illuminate Ventures, OneRagtime, Techstars, and more. Paris, France; Deadline: TBA
  • Kubide Accelerator  – In the Kubide Entrepreneurial Talent Incubation Program, we help you move your project from 0 to 100 in three phases. Madrid, Spain; Deadline: Aug 14, 2020
  • NCA – Become part of Europe’s leading commerce accelerator network.We are backed by ten different investors from banking to software and e-commerce, ready to test-drive your service or product. Hamburg, Germany; Deadline: August 16, 2020
  • Health2B – Health2B is a lean startup accelerator with a focus on MedTech and healthtech. You may call it digital health, mobile health, e-health, Internet of Things, Wearables, LifeLog, Bio Hacking or Quantified Self – the goal is the same: to improve people’s wellbeing and health. Based in Lund, Sweden – the center of the most exciting health, life science, and mobile cluster in Europe. Health2b is among the 15 best health tech accelerators in Europe. Lund, Skane Lan, Sweden; Deadline: August 18, 2020
  • Digital Health London – We are looking for innovative companies addressing patient demand through technology, intending to fund those with significant potential. Are you an early-stage company that’s addressing health and care needs through digital health? Are you looking for £250k – £5m investment to take your company to the next level? London, UK; Deadline: TBA
  • Climb @ The Camp – a four-month program in the south of France for early-stage entrepreneurs, co-produced with the Village by CA. Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, France; Deadline: TBA
  • Accelerate Skellefteå – an accelerator program operated jointly by EIT InnoEnergy, Skellefteå Kraft, and Skellefteå Science City. It’s a three-month focused effort aimed at long-term collaboration with established actors. The program allows your ideas to be brought to life with the support of a broad competence base and financially strong partners. Skellefteå, Sweden; Deadline: August 23, 2020
  • Bridgeway Company Europe Startup Accelerator – Categories Big Data, Gamification, Machine Learning, Robotics, Virtual Reality. Bridgeway brings in many experts in organizational culture, accounting, marketing & sales, product design, user experience, mobile & user testing, and more. We’ll work together to help you create your strategy, understand key metrics, ensure growth, and deliver a pitch that will bring your startup to life! Belgrade, Serbia; Deadline: TBA
  • KWORKS Entrepreneurship Research CenterWe accelerate the momentum of innovation by enhancing the path for entrepreneurs to build sustainable, scalable, technology-based ventures and strengthen the growth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem at the Koç University Şişli campus in Istanbul, Turkey; Deadline: TBA
  • Growth Train Accelerator – Growth Train is a non-profit, international accelerator program supporting startups of all levels. We take zero equity and aim to attract startups who are open to establishing their business in our region. Nykøbing, Sjelland, Denmark; Deadline: TBA
  • Sony Startup Acceleration Program – Sony Startup Acceleration Program invests in early-stage startups. は、起業のノウハウと環境の提供を通じてクリエイターのビジョンを実現し、イノベーションエンジンとしてより良い社会を創っていくことを目指します。Lund, Skane Lan, Sweden; Deadline: TBA
  • NEOMA EdTech AcceleratorFast and Good Growth: transforming student experience and innovative pedagogy, Mont-saint-aignan, Haute-Normandie, France; Deadline: TBA
  • Dream Assembly – a fashion and retail tech accelerator that offers the world’s most promising startups a program of education, mentorship, networking opportunities, early-stage funding, and access to investors. Lisbon, Portugal; Deadline: TBA
  • Merck’s HQ Program – We are not classic accelerators. We are collaboration-makers. At our headquarters in Darmstadt at the futuristic Innovation Center, we will support you from the very beginning. Get the right connections at Merck KGaA Darmstadt, Germany, and end up with a visionary partnership. Together we will explore the unexplored and welcome your startup as part of our community of curious minds. Darmstadt, Germany; Deadline: TBA
  • Microsoft’s AI Factory in Station F – Microsoft France focuses on helping AI-based startups contribute in five key areas: health, environment/energy, transportation, financial services, and agri-food. The first accelerator in this new program – AI for Green Energy – has launched in partnership with Schneider Electric and is focused on finding new ways to use AI to decrease consumption and increase energy efficiency. Paris, France; Deadline: TBA
  • EY Start-up Academy – The EY Start-up Academy aims to support startups in the early stage to be ready for securing the needed financing. Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany; Deadline: August 31, 2020
  • enpact international mentoring program – West Africa and Europe edition. Gain access to a network of experienced mentors and join a growing community of accomplished entrepreneurs. Berlin, Germany; Deadline: TBA
  • Superangel – a community of successful founders taking you to the next level. We offer early-stage investments from entrepreneurs to entrepreneurs. Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia; Deadline: TBA
  • Facebook Accelerator: Commercea 12-week non-equity program supporting innovative commerce startups who renew shopping experiences for buyers and sellers. Deadline: Aug 31, 2020
  • The Startup Executive Academy (SEA) – a three-month Go-to-Market program for executives and founders of early-stage (seed, A, or B phase) technology startups that have been taking place annually since 2017. Salzburg, Austria; Deadline: Aug 31, 2020
  • The Open Innovation service can help you gain momentum with your project, whether you are a project initiator, start-up, micro-business or SME, or a public research body. It is a unique opportunity to organize meetings and present your innovations to major companies in the fragrance and cosmetics industry. It allows you to exchange with the relevant, qualified people directly. Deadline: Aug 31, 2020
  • Impact Academy 2020 – OPEN CALL FOR Swiss-based IMPACT ENTREPRENEURS. A flexible, free, one-on-one coaching program offering targeted support in crucial areas of your business development. Deadline: Aug 31, 2020

Sept

  • WorldStartupAre you an innovative food, tech, or agri entrepreneur? A future-maker with a promising idea about how UNMANNED GROWING CONCEPTS in horticulture can be made possible? If this sounds like you, you are an ideal candidate for the Top Sector T&U Innovation Prize! The Hague, Netherlands; Deadline: September 1, 2020
  • KQ Labs – an intensive accelerator program for startup teams with high growth potential in the area of data-driven health. London, UK; Deadline: September 1, 2020
  • Activate – We have refined our programs to help founders hone their strategies, clarify their value proposition, start designing their products, and raise the capital necessary to launch a successful product. London, UK; Deadline: September 1, 2020
  • Levelup – a startup accelerator based in the Kotka Region of Finland. They bring together startups worldwide to participate in a 15-week program that empowers entrepreneurs to develop game-changing opportunities in Finland – home to the globally renowned Slush Conference and Startup Sauna. Kotka, Southern Finland, Finland; Deadline: TBA
  • Soundtech Accelerator – Soundtech accelerator customized to your specific needs and challenges to help you in the best possible way! Struer, Midtjylland, Denmark; Deadline: TBA
  • Starburst Ventures – The world’s first and only global aerospace startup accelerator and venture capital fund.
    Paris, Ile-de-France, France; Deadline: TBA
  • ABC Accelerator – the largest private accelerator in South-Eastern Europe with an award-winning acceleration program for startups and scaleups designed to grow your business and increase your valuation, combined with a 25k€ convertible loan and an option for 100k-250k€ investment as the way to scale; Deadline: Sept 7, 2020
  • Fit 4 Start – To maximize your business’s chance of becoming successful and sustainable, Fit 4 Start offers intensive coaching, attractive pre-seed capital up to €150,000, and access to the best networks. The program is open for selected startups in ICT, HealthTech, or Space with innovative ideas, strong motivation, and high development potential. Luxembourg; Deadline: Sept 7, 2020
  • Startup Wise Guys – one of the most active early-stage investors in the broader CEE region and Nordics. To help techy startup founders become true entrepreneurs, we are running a world-class startup accelerator since 2012. We have accelerated more than 145 startups in 15 cohorts, focusing on B2B SaaS, Fintech, and Cybersecurity. Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia; Deadline: TBA
  • THINK to Accelerate – We are specialized in helping early-stage startups build their prototypes and get the first important users. At the end of the program, you will be ready to talk to investors to take your startup to the next level. Did we mention that the program is for free and doesn’t take any equity in your startup? Helsingborg, Skane Lan, Sweden; Deadline: TBA
  • GovTech Lab Lithuania – GovTech Lab Lithuania is an innovation ecosystem in which entrepreneurs deliver technology products and services, often using new and emerging technologies, to public sector clients. Do you have an idea of how to solve one of the challenges? The solution should meet the challenge owner’s criteria and the expectations expressed during the workshop day. Make sure that you can continue working on this solution if your idea is selected, and the challenge owner wants to buy the finished product. Vilnius, Lithuania; Deadline: TBA
  • Bind 4.0 Acceleration Program – Bind 4.0 is an acceleration program geared toward tech startups with solutions applied to Advanced Manufacturing, Smart Energy, Health Tech, or Food Tech fields. It’s a public-private initiative that promotes the development of innovative Industry 4.0 projects with top-level organizations, accelerating the startups through training, high-impact mentorship, and connections to the major industrial players in the Basque Country. San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain; Deadline: Sept 11, 2020
  • The Kaspersky Innovation Hub (iHub) is announcing a new call for startups that are developing cybersecurity solutions, as part of its Open Innovation Program. Winners will be offered to launch a pilot project with leading international cybersecurity company Kaspersky. Moscow, Russia; Deadline: Sept 13, 2020
  • Futurepreneurs Dutch Open – To deal with society’s challenges, we need impact-driven entrepreneurs. The Futurepreneurs Dutch Open program supports students in taking the first steps toward impact entrepreneurship. This pre-acceleration program started in Lithuania and had several successful editions so far. WorldStartup and our partners Thrive, and Pure Birds bring the concept to The Netherlands, with an even stronger focus on impact. Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Deadline: Sept 14, 2020
  • RAPID Challenge – created with the specific aim of helping early-stage hardware businesses. Therefore, applicants must have or are in the process of developing a hardware product to be eligible. Software only businesses are not eligible. The business must have a desire to or are in the process of commercializing their product. Banbury, UK; Deadline: TBA
  • TechItalia: Lab – TechItalia: Lab is a London based accelerator with an intensive 10-week mentor-led program supporting Italian-speaking startups. London, England, United Kingdom; Deadline: TBA
  • TechFounders – a 20-week international accelerator program that brings startups together with leading corporates and venture capitalists. Munich, Germany; Deadline: Sept 20, 2020
  • SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator supports the growth of entrepreneurial and innovative teams who want to scale up their businesses. Leipzig, Germany; Deadline: Sept 22, 2020
  • enpact – Over the past two years, we have driven +130 ambitious entrepreneurs to overcome obstacles, acquiring new tools, gain new insights to strengthen their management skills, and develop a strategy to scale their businesses. You will be part of an 8-month mentoring journey and 29 other highly-motivated and successful entrepreneurs: 10 from Europe and 20 from West Africa. Deadline: TBA
  • FinTech & CyberSecurity Amsterdam -The FinTech & CyberSecurity program in Amsterdam is looking for FinTech, InsurTech & CyberSecurity companies seeking to improve the customer journey and increase operational efficiency B2B and B2C space. Amsterdam, Netherlands; Deadline: TBA
  • STATION F – Our program is open to early-stage startups with big ambitions. Get a full-time desk in our one-of-a-kind campus and join our unique community of hand-picked entrepreneurs. Our program is built for founders with access only to startups-recommended resources. Paris, France; Deadline: TBA
  • SEK Lab EdTech Accelerator – The first EdTech Accelerator for Startups that innovate in education based in Spain with a global focus. Part of SEK Educational Group. Madrid, Spain; Deadline: TBA
  •  Janssen Startup Accelerator – a nine-month EMEA-wide acceleration program that aims to help healthtech startups expand their capabilities further than they ever thought possible. Deadline: Sept 27, 2020
  • MyGalileoSolution Competition – With a prize pool of almost €1.5 million, MyGalileoSolution is the largest competition ever organized by the GSA, targeting European innovators and entrepreneurs ready to develop location-based solutions, such as mobile applications, wearable-based solutions, asset management, and tracking solutions, or robotics, leveraging Galileo as a source of positioning, navigation and/or timing. Deadline: Sept 30, 2020

Oct

  • MAN Accelerator – Access to mobility is the single most important driver to alleviate poverty. The MAN Impact Accelerator is built to scale social ventures in transport and logistics, with a considerable impact on society. It takes you on a journey through 4 cities in Europe, Brazil, and South Africa. Get access to a pool of more than 300 mentors, become inspired by social entrepreneurs, and learn from your industry leaders! Munich, Germany TBD
  • BioAccelerate 2020 – a business accelerator program designed to help you bring your innovative idea to fruition. We are seeking applications from individuals or groups who wish to develop a new product or service in the bioscience, healthcare, agri-tech or food and drink sectors. The program delivery will be led by Nurture Ventures and take place at AberInnovation with 12 selected start-ups, innovators, and entrepreneurs in the 2020 cohort, starting in October 2020. Aberystwyth, Wales
  • Open Up 2020 – a £1.5m prize fund to unlock the power of open banking for UK consumers. If your app or fin-tech product is selected, you will receive up to £300,000, equity-free, plus a powerful program of non-financial and marketing support. Deadline – October 2, 2019
  • EIT InnoEnergy HighwayDo you want to join the most dynamic innovation ecosystem in the field of sustainable energy? Deadline – TBD
  • AtomLeap – (Berlin) a high-tech startup accelerator and business intelligence provider. We offer highly personalized analyses of technology and startup trends to help our corporate clients represent a wide range of sectors, understand and evaluate potential partners and competitors. We also support daring, scientifically grounded product ideas and provide their creators with everything they need to make people’s lives more sustainable, more connected, and healthier. Thanks to our own experience working with large companies and startup ventures, we are uniquely positioned to foster the cooperation between corporations and startups to bring out potential synergies and shared interests. At AtomLeap, experience and infrastructure meet fresh ideas and flexibility, enabling both sides to reap collaboration benefits. Deadline – TBA
  • LUISS ENLABS – LUISS ENLABS facilitates a startup accelerator program that assists startups in their process of growth and development. Rome, Lazio, Italy; Deadline – October 2, 2020
  • ABC Accelerator – ABC Accelerator is a private acceleration group with an award-winning acceleration program for startups and scaleups. It is designed to grow your business and increase your valuation, combined with a 25k€ convertible loan and an option for 100k-250k€ investment as a way to scale. Ljubljana, Slovenia; Open Call
  • SELLALAB – an innovation platform for startups and companies created to support their growth, open innovation processes, and digital transformation. Biella, Piemonte, Italy; TBD
  • FK Accelerate – FK Accelerate is an investment firm focusing on innovating the building and construction sectors. Altrincham, Cheshire, United Kingdom; TBD
  • Hello Tomorrow – A global non-profit on a mission to accelerate the transfer of breakthrough technologies into real-world solutions. Paris, Ile-de-France, France; TBD
  • ACE Venture Lab – (Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship) is a startup accelerator that actively supports researchers, scientists, students, and entrepreneurs with tech-driven ideas looking to transform their concepts into a feasible business. Today the accelerator is home to young entrepreneurs who develop world-changing concepts in industries like Advanced IT, Medical & Health Technology, Chemical & Advanced Materials, and Sustainable Technology. Offering tailored programs, startup facilities, entrepreneurial networks, and mentorship from the best startup experts, ACE Venture Lab supports ambitious science and high-tech entrepreneurs across every stage of starting a business. TBD
  • Antenna Hungary – The accelerator program of Antenna Hungária is waiting for the applicants again. Deadline – October 7, 2020
  • Techstars Berlin Accelerator – As one of the most inclusive, diverse, and fastest-growing early-stage entrepreneurial ecosystems in the world, Berlin welcomes entrepreneurs who want to access capital, talent, and opportunity. In 2021 Techstars Berlin will run virtually. Berlin, Germany; Deadline – October 11, 2020
  • The Collider – We strongly believe that when scientific talent and entrepreneurial initiatives are united together, they generate an impact on the marketplace and people’s lives. That is why we team you up with the best scientific talent to bring your tech-based pioneering startups to life together. Deadline – October 14, 2020
  • W2 Labs – Wincanton’s W2 Labs have been designed in partnership with L Marks. This ten-week program will enable you to trial your products at scale and receive expert mentoring and funding from Wincanton and L Marks. Deadline – October 18, 2020
  • Rising Stars – Tech Nation’s pitch competition for early-stage, innovative tech companies from across the UK. Now in its third year, the third iteration will see the competition expand and (due to the global pandemic) go 100% virtual. Deadline – October 20, 2020
  • OTP Startup Partner Program – an international partnership program seeking later-stage startups with validated products and scaleups from all over the world, with the chance to build goal-oriented, business-focused, and mutually beneficial partnerships with OTP Bank, a top tier player of the financial industry in Central and Eastern Europe. Deadline – October 23, 2020
  • Green Tech Challenge – (Copenhagen) an accelerated growth program for small and medium-sized companies. Together they can create a greener and a richer planet! Deadline – TBA
  • Launchpad – Run by Accelerator, Launchpad is London Met’s flagship business startup program. London, England, United Kingdom Deadline -TBD
  • Look Forward –  (La Plaine-saint-denis, Ile-de-France, France) the innovation hub for startups willing to change the way we produce, distribute, and consume fashion and beauty. Deadline – TBD
  • The Transport for Wales Innovation Programme – This 12-week accelerator program offers workshops, mentoring, and the potential to land a contract with Transport for Wales at the end. Newport, Wales; Deadline – TBD
  • Initiatives Portugal Ventures – Early-stage funding for Portugal startups focused on Green Economy, Agrotech, and Tourism. Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal; Deadline – TBD
  • Upscale – Tech Nation’s growth program for mid-stage tech companies, helping the UK’s fastest-growing companies scale faster, together. Selecting the UK’s most promising tech companies, Upscale helps them accelerate their growth and unlock key scaling challenges. Upscale has a seriously impressive list of scale coaches and experts and is meticulously designed to reflect tech companies’ scaling journey. Deadline – Oct 27, 2020
  • The Aggregator 2020 – an International Start-up vs Covid-19 Matchmaking Competition between Europe, Africa, and India. Inspired by the molecular start-up concept, this competition is designed to identify, reward, and promote innovative start-up and SMEs interested in expanding to Europe, India, or Africa while joining forces across regions: the same maturity in terms of development, similar or complementary products or services, or same targeted market! Deadline – Oct 30, 2020
  • Alchemist Europe Alchemist Accelerator partners with the best founders worldwide. We focus on accelerating the development of their enterprises, including those working in SaaS, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Industrial IoT, AR/VR, Mobility, and other deep technology. Deadline – Oct 31, 2020

Nov

  • Founder Institute Barcelona – Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 185+ cities worldwide, the Founder Institute provides high-potential entrepreneurs and teams with the devoted support network and structured growth process needed to get traction and funding. Participants in the 4-month core program also get access to a lifetime of support through the Founder Institute’s industry-leading post-programs. The Barcelona program is led by some of the region’s top startup leaders, including Oriol Bes, Raphael Jardim, Spain Admin, Urs Rothmayr. Some of Barcelona’s top investors, entrepreneurs, and CEOs will be participating in the program, providing them with expert feedback and evaluation. Deadline – Nov 1, 2020
  • Fast Track Malmö – a startup accelerator that helps teams launch their product, meet mentors, get investment & enter the international market. Deadline – Nov 1, 2020
  • GoingVC Demo Day 2020 – The goal of GoingVC Partners’ demo day is to help early-stage founders raise money. We’re looking to invest in early-stage startups solving problems we care about. We are sector agnostic and encourage any and all startups that are currently looking for their first money to apply for demo day. This means any startup that is pre-seed. Deadline –  Nov 10, 2020
  • Imagine IF!  – provides early-stage science startups with extensive opportunities to take your venture to the next level: tailored mentorship, the potential to secure non-dilutive capital, free advice from leading professional service companies, and rapid networking across the Innovation Forum’s platform. Deadline – Nov 15, 2020
  • Future Fifty – the UK’s leading late-stage growth program, designed to support founders and leadership teams address the unique challenges faced by the most successful tech companies in the country. When tech companies reach late-stage, the stakes are high, and tailor-made guidance from those who’ve been there and done it can be the key to unlocking vital answers. Deadline – Nov 16, 2020
  • Vitosha Accelerate – Introducing the new standard for new ventures. EUR 25k or 50k, equity or convertible. Over 50 world-class mentors. Individually tailored programs, 2x weekly touchpoints, in-person, or online. Daily support for strategy, team, business development, and follow-on funding. Bulgaria; Deadline – Nov 20, 2020
  • Katapult Accelerator, the global impact accelerator – There is no shortage of talent out there, but they lack the proper support needed to bring their dreams to life in many cases. So, we have created the ultimate platform to turn the passion of talented and mission-driven founders like you into something great. We know early-stage startups can learn more effectively with proper mentorship and deep access to industry experts, and they need the right software tools to grow. We also know this talent lies in every corner of the globe, so we’re agnostic about where you call home. Oslo, Norway, Deadline: TBD
  • Startupbootcamp FashionTech Milan – During our intense 3-month accelerator program, up to 10 carefully selected startups will collaborate with 150+ mentors, partners, and investors to build world-class products, services, and business. Their ultimate goal is to become industry-leading FashionTech companies in the future. At the end of the program, all startups will pitch their innovative ideas to hundreds of investors, partners, and mentors on our grand finale: Demo Day. Deadline: TBD

Dec

  • Seed Haus Edinburgh is a community of entrepreneurs, values-driven investors, and makers. They invest in early-stage founders. Deadline – TBA
  • next media accelerator – initiated by the German Press Agency (dpa) and founded in 2015 in Hamburg by several independent partners to offer media-related startups a place to succeed. Hamburg, Germany; Deadline – TBA
  • Maze X – a startup accelerator program designed to put ambitious impact start-ups on the road to becoming impact unicorns. Lisbon, Portugal; Deadline – December 20, 2020
  • APX by Axel Springer & Porsche – Six years of experience with our sister company Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator means your Tailormade plan is shaped by our experience with hundreds of investments, hundreds of financing rounds, hundreds of founders, and hundreds of investors with whom we have done follow-on rounds. Berlin, Germany; TBA

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