Data Market Services Accelerator opens its 2nd call to boost the European Data start-up ecosystem

16/03/2020
50 European data-centric SMEs and Start-ups will be selected to enjoy this support and accelerate their businesses

With the aim of transforming the European Data Market, the Data Market Services (DMS Accelerator) project has launch its second call to boost the European Data start-up ecosystem offering the best emerging companies free support and to select the most promising data-centric SMEs and Start-ups. These start-ups will be benefit from different support services in the fields of fundraising, acceleration, data standardisation, legal and GDPR, marketing, promotion and data skills among others.

About the Open Call

The program, that in its first edition received more than 200 applicants from all corners of Europe, will select the 50 most promising companies of 2020 from all the applications received from March 16 to May 31 through the official application form. After that, these start-ups will be contacted by the different partners of the DMS accelerator programme in order to adapt the trainings and services according to their real needs.

DMS Accelerator programme is 60% online, which means that start-ups can receive training and mentoring without having to move to another city or country. Additionally, during the six months of intensive online learning and growth, the most active start-ups will receive invitations to attend to the best European start-up events (TNW Conference, South Summit, EBDVF, Pixels Camp…) to promote their business. Finally, they will have the opportunity to apply for mobility programmes (The Netherlands, Germany, Portugal or Romania) designed to promote and support the European internationalization of start-ups.

The acceleration process will end with a final event in which the most successful start-ups of program will have access to 3 days of networking activities, meet-ups with project partners, group trainings, 1 to 1 sessions on legal issues and GDPR, as well as the possibility of being in contact with investors and pitch in front of them.

The project is led by ZABALA Innovation Consulting (international company headquartered in Spain and Brussels) that will oversee the planning and execution of a set of defined services oriented to data SMEs and start‐ups with the collaboration of different partners: accelerators and incubators: Bright Pixel (Portugal), Spherik (Romania), Spinlab (Germany), The Next Web (the Netherlands); communication Agency: Ogilvy (Spain); Research Universities: Southampton University and King’s College of London; Intellectual property and standardisation: IPTECTOR (Denmark) and W3C (through ERCIM in France).

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