ARISE Venture Program - Call for

Publication date
April 1, 2018
May 15, 2018
Short description

Part of the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme, the ARISE Europe Venture Program is a two-stage competition that supports the establishment of deep-tech-based ventures in East and Western Balkans.

ARISE Europe Venture Program is designed to help entrepreneurs :

  • Develop and finalize their Minimal Viable Product
  • Establish their startup company

ARISE Europe Venture Program offers to participants:

  • Up to 15,000 € (5,000 in the first stage and 10,000 in the second) per applicant from EIT Digital,
  • Expert support in the development and finalization of their MVP,
  • Training in entrepreneurial skillset through a two-day Bootcamp,
  • 6 week-long Acceleration Phase provided by experienced mentors.

The program is equity based (7%).
The program is executed in two Regional Editions and will be delivered by selected Innovation Partners of EIT Digital.

The Acceleration Phase will be executed by ABC Accelerator and Found.ation.

Why you should apply

The program is looking for strong value propositions from enthusiast entrepreneurs, with an existing prototype or Proof of Concept (PoC) or who are eager to finalize an MVP during an intensive 6 weeks program.

Depending on regional edition, Entrepreneurs can be based in Croatia, Slovenia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. 

Only teams who have not yet established their company as a legal entity can apply.

The venture program focuses on deep innovation: new deep-tech-leveraged by global solutions requiring consistent human and financial resources to achieve commercialization.

The program focuses on 5 market verticals:

Find more information here

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Geographical focus
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Admin on April 26, 2018
Modified on April 26, 2018