ARISE VENTURE PROGRAM

Here is a chance to establish your venture in Europe with top
experts support from the EIT Digital network.

The ARISE Europe Venture Program is a two-stage competition that
supports the establishment of deep-tech- based ventures in East and Western Balkans.

Apply before 15 th May 2018 to get a chance to participate in ARISE Europe Venture Program.

Why apply

 

Here is a chance to establish your venture in Europe with top
experts support from the EIT Digital network.

The ARISE Europe Venture Program is a two-stage competition that
supports the establishment of deep-tech- based ventures in East and Western Balkans.

Apply before 15 th May 2018 to get a chance to participate in ARISE Europe Venture Program.

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

Key milestones of the program

15th  May 2018 – Submissions Deadline
18th  May 2018 – Selections Interviews for Shortlisted teams
21st May 2018 – Announcement od winners
9-10th June 2018 – Bootcamp in Ljubljana for selected teams
6 week – Long virtual Mentoring Program provided by experienced mentors
12th/13th  July 2018 – End of Program and Pitch Day
1st September 2018 – Venture Incorporation

Who may participate?

ARISE Europe Venture Program is in search of strong value propositions from enthusiast entrepreneurs based in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina Croatia, Montenegro Serbia, Slovenia, with an existing prototype or Proof of Concept (PoC) or who are eager to finalize an MVP during an intensive 6 weeks program.

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:

  • Digital Industry
  • Digital Cities
  • Digital Wellbeing
  • Digital Infrastructure
  • Digital Finance

How to apply?

 

All applications must be submitted in English in writing using
https://www.f6s.com/ariseventureprogram-westbalkans/apply – no paper submissions will be considered.

(By submitting the requested information, teams represent and warrant that they have all rights, title and/or interest in it and that it is accurate and complete and that by submitting to the ARISE Europe Venture Program, they are not and will not be likely to be violating any contract or third party rights, including any patents, copyright, trade secret, proprietary or confidential information, trademark, publicity or privacy right.)

By applying to the Venture Program, teams participate in a two stage competition. In the first stage teams have the chance to win a “Growth Package” consisting of a cash prize and the participation in the Acceleration Phase. Admission to the second stage requires the
successful completion of the first stage and the incorporation of the venture, and gives the chance to applicating ventures to win the “Final Prize”, a cash prize of 10,000 €. Established ventures will provide EIT Digital with 7% equity.