Accelerating Cross-border Engagement
ACE is hiring again!
Have you got what it takes to rapidly grow your ICT business in international markets? Can you convince investors from other countries to finance the next stage of your growth? IACE is hiring again!
Have you got what it takes to rapidly grow your ICT business in international markets? Can you convince investors from other countries to finance the next stage of your growth? If you answered yes, then let ACE acceleration programme help you on this journey!
We offer a tailor-made acceleration programme that may include, among other services:
- living lab validation in other countries
- hands-on assistance in finding partners and clients
- office space
- introductions to investors
- coaching on pitching for transnational investment.
Only the top 120 ICT start-ups and SMEs in Europe will be selected to participate in this new tailor-made acceleration programme. Successful companies will be assigned an experienced mentor in their own (or nearest ACE partner) country. This ‘local’ mentor will analyse their internationalisation strengths and weaknesses, develop an individual internationalisation action plan with them and put a customised internationalisation support team and package of support measures in place for them.
Unsuccessful applicants will be provided with customised feedback and encouraged to prepare for internationalisation by engaging with other companies, investors and mentors through the ACE Open Innovation Platform.
***The first cut-off date for ACE applications was 28 February. Now we are giving the opportunity to 50 more startups to be selected as the most innovative companies in Europe with potential to grow internationally. more