BlockStart Open Call #3 SME Adopters
Open Call #3 for end-user SMEs - Apply until 6 July 2021 5pm CET
BlockStart is a European partnership programme looking for startups and SMEs – from all over the EU and H2020 associated countries – working with blockchain and other DLTs. Its main objective is to facilitate goal-oriented, business-focused, and mutually beneficial partnerships between DLT/blockchain solution providers and end-users SMEs.
BlockStart is launching its third and final Open Call for applications in fintech, ICT and retail. This 3-stage intensive mentor-led acceleration programme starts with an Ideation Kick-off event, after which the most successful blockchain/DLT solution providers are admitted to a 4-month Prototype stage aimed at supporting the product/market fit of their solution. Finally, during the Pilot stage that lasts for 2 months, startups working with blockchain and other DLTs will have a unique opportunity to validate their solutions by piloting their innovations with end-user SMEs.
Apart from mentoring, training and networking opportunities, each blockchain/DLT developer may receive up to €20.000, while SME adopters may receive up to €4.500 for their participation at the Ideation Kick-off event and 2 months engagement with a developer to test, validate and implement a blockchain-based solution during BlockStart's Pilot stage (that will take place between December 2021-February 2022).
Submission for the 1st cut-off of the Open Call #3 for SME adopters closes on the 6th of July 2021 at 5pm CET (Brussels time). This 1st cut-off aims at selecting at least 10 end-user SMEs willing to participate at the online Ideation Kick-off event of 27-28 July 2021. They are expected to present their company, their blockchain/DLT needs and match with potential solution providers.
BlockStart is run by Bright Pixel, CIVITTA and F6S, and is funded by the EU H2020 programme for Research and Innovation under Grant Agreement 828853. more