Piloting of Danube and Ionian Youth Entrepreneurship Acceleration

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EY Accelerating Entrepreneurs

Name of Programme/Fund: EY Accelerating Entrepreneurs

Country: International, based in various locations

Priority Sectors for Funding: artificial intelligence
augmented reality
virtual reality
customer interface
Internet of Things

Range of services offered: - All expense paid trip including a roundtrip flight (economy class) to Amsterdam, three nights’ accommodation at a hotel designated by EY as well as food and beverage to attend:
- EY Accelerating Entrepreneurs Program
- Innovation Realized event
- Access to a dedicated EY advisor to provide guidance and advice on your growth plans
- Participation in an EY Growth Navigator™ session
- EY Growth Navigator is a unique, interactive experience that enables you and your leadership team to assess your company’s capability to deliver your growth plans. It uses the EY 7 Drivers of Growth, which is the product of years of working with hundreds of the most dynamic companies and growth leaders.
- Promotion through EY’s channels, events and relevant publications
- Access to one of the strongest and most connected entrepreneurial ecosystems in the world
- The opportunity to meet and network with industry-relevant attendees from across Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas
- Mentoring and coaching from growth coaches (global entrepreneurs, business leaders and EY professionals at Innovation Realized)

Terms of funding: - You must be a founder and/or CEO of a private company and be primarily responsible for the recent performance of the company.
- Your startup must have a technology enabled innovative product, service or business model that solves a big challenge (most relevant technologies: artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, customer interface, analytics, robotics and Internet of Things).
- Your startup must be high-growth. You must be able to demonstrate this, through either one or a combination of the following: revenue growth, evidence of funding, market distribution channels, wide customer base or market profile (e.g., promotion).
- Your startup must be looking to expand internationally as part of a growth plan.
- You will need to attend the entire EY event.

Google Launchpad

Name of Programme/Fund: Google Launchpad Accelerator

Country: International

Priority Sectors for Funding: IT

Range of services offered: As part of the Accelerator, startups receive:
- Equity-free support
- Two weeks of all-expenses-paid training at Google HQ in Silicon Valley
- Personalized mentorship from Google and Silicon Valley experts
- Credits for Google products
- Global media and marketing spotlight opportunities
- Ongoing support for six months after program completion
- Access to a global community of growth-stage founders and mentors

Fashion Accelerator

Name of Programme/Fund: Fashion Accelerator Program

Country: International, Central Europe, based in Budapest, Hungary

Priority Sectors for Funding: Fashion Industry

Range of services offered: - business mentoring,
- media coverage,
- networking opportunities, helping participants to succeed in brand building and sales on international markets

Terms of funding: - Primary design business must be based in Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland or Slovakia
- Designer should have at least 3 collections launched on the local market
- Designer must have a professional team. It can be paid or volunteer
- Brand needs to have substantial and recent editorial coverage
- Designer and the team need to commit to further sustain and scale the business
- Designer and the team need to commit to the program and attend all workshops and seminars

StartupToken Hyper Acceleration

Name of Programme/Fund: StartupToken Hyper Acceleration Program

Country: International

Priority Sectors for Funding: Blockchain technology
Crypto products

Range of services offered: - Connecting startups to the blockchain community
- Mentors and networking
- Funding tips

Elevator Lab

Name of Programme/Fund: Elevator Lab – Acceleration Program of Raiffeisen Bank International AG

Country: International

Priority Sectors for Funding: FinTech:
• Big Data Analytics
o Credit rating or fraud detection
o Predictive analytics
o Sentiment Analysis
o Data security & privacy
• Branch of the Future
o Augmented / Virtual Reality
o PoS Solutions
• Investing and Trading Tech
o Artificial intelligence (Robo Advisory)
o Social Trading
o Crowdfunding
• Payment & Transaction
o Peer-to-peer Payment
o Transaction processing
o Blockchain
o Biometrics
o Machine-initiated Payment
o Internet of Things (Wearables)
• RegTech
o AML & KYC solutions
o Optical Character Recognition
o Blockchain
• SME Banking
o Digital lending and investment
o Digital cash management
o Digital Invoicing
o Factoring

Range of services offered: Over 20 mentoring sessions (either on site in Vienna or remotely) from all fields of our RBI expertise
Expand the start-up network within the industry but also get introduced to international investors
Participate in the kick-off bootcamp, the three co-working weeks in Vienna and the Demo Day – all travel and accommodation (hotel & flight) expenses of the finalists for the program sessions are covered by the Elevator Lab

Terms of funding: The program is equity free. During the program, they might discuss investment options on an individual basis.
Mutual pilot project is funded out of a budget of up to €200,000. Funded project will have access to their IT sandbox.


The DSPF project DIY-ACCEL is part-financed by the European Union and the city of Vienna

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