Until 1o November, innovative SMEs willing to adopt blockchain solutions that can help grow their businesses can apply to BlockStart, partner with blockchain developers, and receive up to €3,000 to validate and pilot blockchain solutions

This 3 stage-immersive acceleration programme (Ideation Kick-off > Prototype > Pilot) manages a fund of €795,000 aimed at financing blockchain technologies in the fields of fintech, ICT and retail, with selected startups receiving up to €20,000 equity-free funding per pilot. After an intense selection and evaluation process, the top 10 blockchain developers from BlockStart’s Open Call #3 have been selected to further develop their Minimum Viable Product (MVP) for the next 4 months (between August and November 2021), with the support of BlockStart. After this, only 5 will be selected for the programme’s Pilot stage, and partner with innovative SMEs willing to adopt the blockchain-based solutions developed in the scope of the acceleration programme.

What do we offer?

One of the main objectives of BlockStart is to encourage collaboration between end-user SMEs and potential blockchain/DLT specialists, as technology providers, and to promote knowledge about the benefits and opportunities of these technologies. This collaboration is of utmost importance in the Pilot stage of BlockStart’s Partnership Programme, where startups will have the chance to test their solutions together with end-user SMEs.

SME adopters will benefit from up to €3,000 equity-free funding and will have the chance to implement blockchain/DLT pilot solutions with BlockStart’s top 10 startups that have gone through the previously described programme.

Meet our top 10 DLT/blockchain startups with whom you can partner


As a final effort to promote our top 10 DLT/blockchain startups and find perfect matches with innovative SMEs, F6S will organize a showcase Webinar that will be held on the 20th of October, between 3pm and 5pm CET/Brussels Time, through Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87459646574. Registration is free-of-charge, but mandatory due to seats limitation and you can register here.

How to apply

Any European or H2020 Associated Country SME operating in the fields of fintech, ICT and retail is eligible as a participant and should fill in an online application form at the F6S platform. Deadline for applications is November 10th at 5pm CET (Brussels Time).

For more information on application criteria and how to apply, you can go to blockstart.eu/adopters, read carefully our Guidelines for Applicants and consult our FAQ section.

The Pilot stage is expected to take place between December 2021 and February 2022.


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Please make sure that you submit your application before the end of this 2nd cut-off-date! For more information on this cut-off date, please contact us through the F6S BlockStart page Follow BlockStart on F6S