CALL | Acceleration programme

BlockStart – supports blockchain / DLT startups & developers with big ideas and the passion to make them happen

Over an agile piloting program we’ll help you fine-tune, test and demo your solution with innovative SMEs (adopters) willing to approach blockchain & other DLTs.

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What is BlockStart?

Connecting top DLT/ blockchain startups and SMEs with great and challenging real case scenarios is our priority and focus. What’s more, you’ll meet some of the most thoughtful investors, corporates and likeminded entrepreneurs and gain valuable exposure. And that’s not all. Selected companies receive funding (no equity) and are offered business coaching/ mentoring to scale up their solutions.

Through BlockStart, you are part of a thriving community that can get support, share experiences and grow together. You’ll receive hands on mentoring and intensive training within your specific industry vertical, as well as coaching and investor connections from BlockStart’s partners to make the most of your interactions with new partners and potential customers.

Countries

 EU or H2020 associated countries

Expected call opening date

17 March 2021

Deadline to submit applications applications

26 May 2021

Starting of projects

July 2021

Total EU Budget for the year

Average budget per project

Each selected start-up will benefit from:
Up to €20k equity-free grant;
Mentoring from BlockStart and external experts;
Pilot implementation with potential clients;
Promotion at BlockStart and external events;
Matchmaking with investors and communities.

Number of projects to be funded

BlockStart supports blockchain/ DLT startups & developers with big ideas and the passion to make them happen

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) 2003/361/EC*.

● Located in a EU or H2020 associated countries.
● Be a technology provider or adopter able to develop or adopt solutions framed within one of the following sectors: fintech, ICT and retail.

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