In 2016, high potential start-ups from across Europe travelled to Belfast, a culturally diverse city full of opportunity and an appetite for growth and change. The start-ups battled for a £50k prize in front of a panel of globally recognised judges.
This year, upSTART will allow start-ups from across Europe to apply again for an incredible prize and a chance to transform their business.
The theatre of upSTART will again take place within a boxing arena with boxing ring, lighting, judges, bells and stiff competition.
The two-day competition will play out across a number of rounds, with one eventual winner.
Startup applications are especially welcomed for the following categories:
IoT / Wearables
Wildcard (Innovative startups from other specialists verticals)
The champion of upSTART Belfast will receive a whopping £150k package of financial and support prizes that will include a Cash Prize of £10,000. Full list of prizes can be found here: digitaldna.org.uk/upstart/prize
Startups that apply can be at the concept, MVP or launched and trading stage. and both pre-investment and post-investment startups (who have raised less than £1 Million will be suitable to apply). Full criteria and terms can be found here: digitaldna.org.uk/upstart/terms
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