EU funding






public grants


VC investments

Equity Free Funding

€785,500 in total, plus access to growth support services and additional resources

Market Validation

A 3-stage immersive program (Ideation Kick-off > Prototype > Pilot), with a customized curriculum, covering everything from prototype, testing, demonstration and pilot

Network & Community

Access to clients and potential investors, plus hands-on mentoring from a world-class community of experts

Our Main Focus




Open Call #3 Timeline

“BlockStart enabled us to leverage a thriving environment of mentors and SMEs to improve our product and pull off a successful pilot. This experience provided us real value for our business, both from a technical and business perspective.”

Mattia D’Alessandra, Co-founder & CEO, LoanXChain

“BlockStart helped Infidia to overcome the reasons that are causing many startups to fail. Having KPIs to meet and a mentor that advises and oversees proved to be of the highest value for our type of endeavor. It is because an incentive to structure the product, and then move fast to acquire users to test and give feedback is the only way up. Therefore, besides support by funding, the added value of BlockStart is of immense importance when building a product”

Dimitar Anastasovski, CTO, Infidia

“We are very excited to have been given the opportunity to collaborate with experienced mentors who provided valuable advice in many aspects of our business. In addition, we got a lot of support/sponsorship for attending industry events, where we increased further our networking. Last but not least, the funding provided by the programme enabled more team members to come back and work full-time once again.”

Efstathios Mitskas, Co-founder & Head of Product, ComeTogether

“The BlockStart programme helped us to find the perfect target customer segment for our product, validate our technology, and test it with European SMEs. Our assigned mentor was a great help along the way, guiding us through all necessary documents and deliverables, making it a much more enjoyable experience.”

Reinis Skorovs, Founder/CEO, Kedeon

“BlockStart is a commercial focused program where DLT startups can prototype new ideas, test and improve them hand in hand with the users. It is a great format to do a full product cycle fast from ideation to commercialization.”

Maria Mateo Iborra , Co-founder, IBISA

“The DV journey really accelerated after we joined the BlockStart programme. The organization and its network are amazing. We have gained really valuable mentorship and experience from the programme as well as partners and raised over 2m since joining”

Evelyn Mora, CEO & Founder, Digital Village

“Like a professional egg incubator, BlockStart knows what they are doing. From the right room temperature (support process, startup ecosystem and mentoring aid), to the follow up process approach that kept our team aligned with the solution development, all was in place at the right time.”

Rui Serapicos, CEO, Knowtary

“BlockFrauds has had an amazing journey with BlockStart. It has been invaluable to plug into such an experienced and truly helpful group of mentors, on everything from technology and regulation to marketing and investment. BlockStart helped us find great growth opportunities with SMEs to complement the big enterprise segment, and the profile helped secure a great new investor.”

Roanna Doe, Co-founder & CEO, BlockFrauds

“Blockstart offered us a huge support in the development of our solution. We received training focus on improving our Blockchain and market knowledge, we were supported with amazing mentorship sessions, we gained access to people able to share their experience with us and to help us in taking the right decision. We also found really useful to work with strict deadline: it helped us in reaching the goal as stated in our roadmap in time. It was decisively a great positive experience that supported us during these four months, and it also leaves to us an established networking that we will use to improve our product and our market penetration”

Simone Brighina, CEO & Co-Founder, Motoblockchain

“Participating in blockstart took us from zero offer on blockchain, to develop a prototype, engage with SMEs and other startups to the final result: an update on our value proposition that led us to 3 new customers! We started as a logistics monitoring company and evolved to an asset certified provenance business! Although the program is finishing this is not the end. The strong network of mentors, cohort startups and SMEs will continue to push us forward in our vision to be the number 1 company for asset provenance based on blockchain.”

Tiago Andrade, CMO, Sensefinity

“Blockstart was a very interesting experience that allowed us to have close contact with several projects that use blockchain in such different ways to generate impact. We are thrilled to have had the opportunity of working closely with one the projects and integrating both our technologies, materialising in a full-working pilot.”

Ricardo Mendes, Co-founder, CTO, Vawlt

“BlockStart’s experience has been fulfilling for us given that it perfectly matches our vision. Hoop Capital aims to guide Italy through the new technological renaissance acting directly on the economy foundation, companies. We helped LoanXchain in understanding and testing their target market and their technological platform. They are now readier than ever to overtake the credit market!”

Antongiulio Marti, CEO & Founder, Hoop Capital

“Blockstart has provided an excellent opportunity for us to implement and test the latest technology solutions. This provides added value to our operations and solves our need for a monitoring solution for our recently launched service. This enables us to become the most innovative grocery delivery service in Latvia!”

Rolands Dzenis, Marketing/e-store manager, Deliv

“BlockStart has made it easier for us to introduce a disruptive technology like Blockchain in our company and apply it to new innovative services that we would not be able to provide without this technology.”

Alberto Ezcurra, CEO, Bersey

“BlockStart has provided us with the unique opportunity to explore the opportunities offered by the blockchain technology and how it could be applied to our business focused on energy harvesting solutions for water and gas pipelines.”

Emanuele Guglielmino, CEO, Advanced Microturbines

Take a look at our 3-year journey: