After an intense application and evaluation process, BlockStart has selected the 20 lucky startups that will move forward to the Ideation Kick-off Event, that will be held this month. But what lies ahead?
October was an intensive month for BlockStart, as the more than 100 applications for our Open Call #2 for DLT startup developers went through a comprehensive evaluation process from the programme’s committee of experts and external evaluators. Out of these, 20 teams were selected to move forward to the Ideation Kick-off event, that will be held still this month.
Participating at the Ideation Kick-off event
The Ideation Kick-off event is a matchmaking event between the top 20 startup developers and 10 end-user SMEs, that have previously applied to the Open Call #2 for end-user SMEs (1st cut-off date). For the first time, developers and end-users have the opportunity to initiate a conversation on available solutions and existing problems.
However, this online event is also about selecting which startup developers will be part of the 2nd Acceleration Programme and develop DLT/blockchain-based solutions. The top 20 startup developers will thus have the chance to pitch their solution and how they are thinking about implementing it over the next 6 months and the 10 most promising and innovative ones will be selected to enter the Prototype stage of BlockStart’s Acceleration Programme – a 4 months stage in which they will receive business and technical mentorship to achieve product/market-fit.
The maximum amount of funding that each startup developer can receive is €1,000 for participation at the Ideation Kick-off; while an SME adopter may receive €1,500 to compensate for their engagement with developers in this particular event that kicks-off the 2nd BlockStart Acceleration Programme.
Who are the 20 selected startups?
- Motoblockchain (Spain)
- Knowtary (Portugal)
- Traken.co (Serbia)
- Sixphere Technologies (Spain)
- myLime (Italy)
- BITBLOCKS Srl (Italy)
- fakeproof (Germany)
- Stonize (Italy)
- LoanXchain (Italy)
- ComeTogether (Greece)
- DiplomaBlock (Romania)
- Files.fm (Latvia)
- Smart Shaped (Italy)
- d-event (Belgium)
- Lucid Agreements (DoneDeal Today) (Lithuania)
- Defactory (Hungary)
- Sensefinity (Portugal)
- IBISA (Luxembourg)
- Inventori Solutions (Hungary)
- RAAY Real Estate GmbH (Germany)
Stay in touch and follow up
We would like to thank all the more than 100 teams that have applied to BlockStart’s Partnership Programme. Our committee of experts and external evaluators had a tough time deliberating over so many qualified projects. Missing the cut at such an initial stage may hurt, but we will do our best to follow-up all our startups the best we can and there is also another Open Call ready for launch in early next year.
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