ABC Accelerator and EIT Digital are continuing their mission to support young innovative companies entering the dynamic but challenging entrepreneurial market. With comprehensive assistance in the frame of their acceleration programs they make sure that the path from the idea to the established company is clearly defined and the companies ready to face any challenge.
Špela Jovanovič Gaberšek, head of coordination for EIT Digital program at ABC Accelerator, said that last year’s pilot ARISE Venture program turned out to be a big success. In her opinion, this shows that early startups usually don’t have enough support available. “This is an excellent opportunity for early startups to get the support to develop their product and enter the market faster and easier. Being part of ARISE Venture program means utilizing all of the benefits of ABC’s twice awarded acceleration program and EIT Digital’s extensive network,” adds Jovanovič Gaberšek.
Personalized support and funds are the most valuable help young companies can get. EIT Digital ARISE Venture and ABC Accelerator provide all that and much more. In the stimulative environment of BTC City, Slovenia’s trade and business center, ambitious teams are welcomed by experienced mentors. With them, the teams work, learn and grow every day. ARISE Venture helps companies to enter the market confidently, while € 15,000 of financial support enables them to transform their idea into an actual prototype. With the best acceleration program in the region, ABC then makes sure that this prototype matures into a successful product which will leave its mark in the world.
Teams from Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia, which have an innovative idea backed by a MVP, can apply for ARISE Venture Program until 5 May, 2019. Startups wishing to speed up their growth can apply to ABC Accelerator throughout the year.
With EIT Digital ARISE Venture in ABC acceleration programs, success has never been within such easy reach.
We’ve heard all about your startup:
you are enthusiastic, your entrepreneurial team has a strong value proposition 💪, you are ready to develop an MVP 🚀, and some of you have a really strong proof of concept 💡. You are eager to launch your startup, but are lacking funds, your company is not registered yet and your team is great, but a senior mentor would be heaven-sent. If you are nodding to all of the above, save the date for the “Rise with Arise” workshop! Arise Venture Program, powered by EIT Digital & executed by ABC Accelerator, is coming to Zagreb to give your early-stage startup the chance to:
✅ Get up to € 15,000 financial support
✅ Develop your MVP
✅ Establish your deep tech venture
✅ Get business development advice from top experts
✅ Join Europe’s leading innovation ecosystem
Finalize your MVP with us during an intensive six-week pre-acceleration phase (online!)
If you are in one of the following digital areas: Digital Industry, Digital Tech, Digital Wellbeing, Digital Finance, or Digital Cities – hop on the website and apply now: https://www.eitdigital.eu/venture-program!
ABC, with its twice awarded acceleration program, is collaborating with EIT Digital and is now accepting applications from Slovenia🇸🇮, Croatia🇭🇷, Bosnia and Herzegovina🇧🇦, Montenegro🇲🇪, North Macedonia🇲🇰 and Serbia🇷🇸.
Come meet us in Zagreb📍 and find out first-hand everything you want to know about the program, and get an early start with our help. On our workshop you will learn how to kick-start your business on a shoestring budget (and more to be announced!).
⚡⚡ Reserve your free ticket here (limited quantity) ⚡⚡: https://bit.ly/2IjoAtB
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In the meantime, read 📚 some of our success stories from the startups themselves. 6 out of 7 companies, which participated in our program, have developed a fully functional company with our assistance:
“It is the only program we found that actually understands early stage startups. We needed initial capital, specific mentorship the investment to continue growing, and the ARISE program has it all!” – Miloš Jokić, Founder of Gradoid.
“We saw an amazing opportunity for a startup like KIIMO to gain extensive experience from such a resourceful program and experienced mentors.” – Team Kiimo
“It is a very well conceptualized program which helps develop an idea into an MVP. ABC Accelerator and EIT Digital will always go the extra mile to help in product development and raising funds. Without the comprehensive support given to our team we surely wouldn’t have succeeded.” – Celina Brumec, Founder of Paraklito.