EIT Digital Venture Program: €25K for early-stage deep tech startup ideas from Romania and countries from CEE, Southern Europe and the Baltics


The EIT Digital Venture Program, a pre-accelerator for startup ideas in Romania and 19 other countries from CEE, Southern Europe and the Baltics, supports entrepreneurs with deep tech business concepts to develop and finalise their Minimum Viable Product (MVP), establish their startup company, and find a first investor. Teams receive financial support of up to €25,000 in 3 stages, from MVP to incorporation up to finding a first investor.

Applications for the Digital Venture Program will be accepted until 26 April 2020. For more information, visit: www.eitdigital.eu/venture-program 

“At EIT Digital, we believe in innovators who set out to break down barriers and change an industry, no matter where they come from. Through our Venture Program we invest in individuals who may well come from locations other than usual but have the energy to become future global entrepreneurs,” says EIT Digital’s Jasmina Popovska.

Applicant teams can come from one of these 20 countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, or Ukraine

EIT Digital is a leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation driving Europe’s digital transformation. It delivers breakthrough digital innovations to the market and breeds entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and improved quality of life in Europe. It does this by mobilising a pan-European ecosystem of over 250 top European corporations, SMEs, start-ups, universities and research institutes. 

As a Knowledge and Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, EIT Digital is focused on entrepreneurship and is at the forefront of integrating education, research and business by bringing together students, researchers, engineers, business developers and entrepreneurs. This is done through our pan-European ecosystem located in Amsterdam, Berlin, Braga, Budapest, Brussels, Eindhoven, Edinburgh, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Milano, Munich, Nice, Paris, Rennes, Stockholm, Trento, and San Francisco.

EIT Digital invests in strategic areas to accelerate the market uptake of research-based digital technologies focusing on Europe’s strategic, societal challenges: Digital Industry, Digital Cities, Digital Wellbeing, Digital Finance and Digital Tech.

EIT Digital breeds T-shaped entrepreneurial digital talent focused on innovation through a blended Education Strategy that includes a Master School, Doctoral School, Summer School and Professional School. 

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