BlockStart 2nd Open Call – A New Funding Opportunity for Blockchain Start-ups and End-user SMEs
Until September 30th 2020, start-ups can apply to BlockStart’s Partnership Programme, partner with end-user SMEs, and receive up to €20,000 to validate and pilot their blockchain solutions.
BlockStart is a pan-European DLT/blockchain partnership programme. Its main objective is to facilitate goal-oriented, business-focused, and mutually beneficial partnerships between DLT/blockchain solution providers and end-user SMEs.
In its 2nd Open Call, BlockStart is looking for seed-, early- and growth-stage DLT/blockchain start-ups from all over the EU and H2020 Associated Countries. This 3 stage-immersive partnership programme (Ideation Kick-off > Prototype > Pilot) will manage a fund of €265,000 aimed at financing DLT/blockchain technologies in the fields of fintech, ICT and retail, with selected start-ups receiving up to €20,000 equity-free funding per pilot.
This Partnership Programme will provide start-ups with access to a variety of perks, including equity free funding, access to piloting opportunities, mentorship, and exposure to investors and advisors.
The selected start-ups will go to a 6-month programme that starts with the Ideation Kick-off (a match between end-user SMEs and solution providers), after which the most successful technology providers are admitted to a 4-month Prototype phase aimed at supporting the DLT/blockchain product/ market fit. During the 2-month Pilot phase, start-ups working with blockchain and other DLTs will have a unique opportunity to validate their solutions and refine their products, grow their business, and work closely with potential customers (i.e. end-user SMEs) – to identify the DLT/blockchain solutions that best meet market demand.
How to apply
Any European or H2020 Associated Country startup that works with DLT/blockchain technologies in the fields of fintech, ICT and retail is eligible as a participant and should fill in an online application form at F6S platform.
Deadline for applications is September 30th, 2020 at 5pm CET (Brussels Time).
For futher information via BlockStart website.