RootCamp – AgriTech and FoodTech Startups Wanted

Join RootCamp for acceleration, mentorship, workshops & funding!

Is your startup tackling the current challenges of the agritech value chain? Are you looking for support via workshops, mentoring, and even funding grants? Then RootCamp could be for you!

RootCamp’s mission is to disrupt the agrifood chain. Founded by SpinLab, one of Europe’s best accelerators from Leipzig, the programme is supported by the corporate partners K+S, a worldwide known company in the mineral and fertilizer industry and KWS, one of the world’s leading plant breeding firms. There are thousands of startup programmes out there, but RootCamp is uniquely focussing on agritech and implementation of technology, as well as offering a tailor-made programme based on your needs.

What are the benefits?

RootCamp offers:

  • 12 weeks intense acceleration programme with the possibility of joining the 2nd phase and implement a project together with their partners 
  • An extensive network of mentors, investors and corporate partners,
  • Weekly individual coaching (overall 100+ hours),
  • Workshops (30+ hours)
  • E-learning platform with 90+ learning units,
  • Financial support in form of an equity-free grant (up to €50k: €10k for the acceleration phase + up to €40k for the integration project),
  • Participation in interesting events (startups will take part in RootCamp Demo Day, SpinLab Investor Day, and they will participate at the Agritechnica, the world’s largest agricultural technology trade fair and is organized by the German Agricultural Society in Hannover). 

How can my startup apply?

For its acceleration program, RootCamp is looking for early stage startups, with innovative ideas to disrupt the agrifoodtech sector. Applicants can be from all around the world, as long as they have a brave and determined team.

In particular for this batch there are 3 focus topics:

  • Digital solutions like marketplaces, decision support systems
  • Agriculture biotechnology including biostimulants, gene editing, biological plant protection, microbiome and seed treatment technologies
  • Carbon Farming solutions and tools

The programme will be split in 2 phases, with the first Acceleration phase lasting 3 months, and the second Project Integration phase to create a marketable solution lasting up to 9 months.

If you’d like to find out more information on applying, you can join their webinar series in July, and the AMA (ask-me-anything) session on August 10th.

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Startup Olé 2021 – Apply Now

At Startup Olé, thousands of attendees, startups, accelerators, corporates, investors, universities and public institutions will meet to develop synergies, secure financing opportunities and boost the digital transformation through a series of activities like matchmaking, roundtables, networking app and of course networking the Spanish way!

  • The event will be opened by Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth of the European Commission and Dubravka Šuica, Vice-President for Democracy and Demography at the European Commission.
  • The 7th edition of Startup OLÉ becomes the first deep tech startup event in Europe.
  • More than 160 corporations, investors and institutions have confirmed their participation to date.
  • REInA, Startup OLÉ’s rural innovation platform, will play a starring role at the event following its successful European launch in April.

Startup OLÉ is becoming the first deep tech startup event in Europe. This ground-breaking event is associated with the fourth wave of innovation on the European continent, as Startup OLÉ is the event for universities and university startups, which are the cradle of science.

This new wave of innovation helps to solve some of the problems that were left unsolved in the previous wave. To do so, deep tech startups focus on three main themes. Firstly, problem orientation, then technology, as it is the driver of innovation, and finally, how the system is built, focusing on design, construction and learning. All of this takes the digital revolution to a whole new and incredible level.

The advantage of deep tech startups is that their technology cannot be replaced as easily as other types of technology. It is not easy to replicate because specific knowledge is needed. For all these reasons, support for deep tech startups is vital for Startup OLÉ to propel Europe into this new wave, placing the event and the continent at the forefront of innovation. In this scenario, Startup OLÉ becomes a vital player, as it will be the first international startup event in Europe to focus on and support deeptech startups, that is to say, those based on verticals and technologies such as biotechnology, artificial intelligence, robotics, drones, space technology, etc.

Startup OLÉ is closely connected to European universities, progress and innovation, empowering university-related startups and spinoffs, some of which are related to deep tech and the fourth wave of innovation that is currently taking place. It will also help with one of the main challenges of deep tech, funding, as it will bring together international investors and corporations from all over the world.

The 7th edition will be the most international.

After the international successes of the launch of REInA and the 3rd LATAM ROADSHOW, Startup OLÉ celebrates its 7th edition from 6th to 10th September 2021 in Salamanca, with the aim of, once again, bringing together the European and international entrepreneurial ecosystem in person and digitally, and to exceed the extraordinary figures of previous years. Let’s remember that Startup OLÉ 2019 gathered more than 20,000 attendees from 120 countries, 850 startups and 660 speakers, with an investment portfolio of more than 50 billion euros. Startup OLÉ 2020, despite having to be held in online format due to the socio-health emergency situation, achieved the participation of more than 260 startups, 304 speakers, more than 120 participating countries, 50 round tables and 320 “1-to-1” meetings.

The relevance that Startup OLÉ has achieved is confirmed, in addition to its high participation figures and institutional support, by the presence in past editions of personalities such as His Majesty Felipe VI, King of Spain, who inaugurated Startup OLÉ 2018 and who chairs again the Honorary Committee of Startup OLÉ, Mr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Republic of Portugal, who also inaugurated the 2018 edition, and the President of the Government of Spain, Mr. Pedro Sánchez, who participated in the 2019 edition. Ms Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth of the European Commission, will participate again in the Startup OLÉ 2021 edition, after her presence in 2020.

For the 2021 edition, Ms. Dubravka Šuica, Vice-President of the European Commission for Democracy and Demography, Mr. Victor Negrescu, Vice-President of the Committee on Culture and Education, Mr José Carlos García de Quevedo, President of the Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO) and Mr. José Bayón, CEO of ENISA, Mr. Carlos Manuel García Carabayo, Mayor of Salamanca, and Mr. Javier Iglesias, President of the Salamanca Provincial Council, among others, have confirmed their participation.

The new edition also has the backing of major corporate and institutional partners, including private and public corporations such as ENAGÁS Emprende, Iberdrola, Acciona, Red Eléctrica (Elewit e Hispasat), BFA (Business Factory Auto), Accenture, RTVE – Impulsa Visión, Caixa Capital Risc, Capital Energy, Oracle for Startups, MONDRAGON, Renfe, Guardia Civil, Spanish Red Cross, ONCE Foundation, and Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME), ICO-AXIS, ENISA, CDTI (Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology), INECO, etc. Funds and investment groups such as Pegasus Tech Ventures, Axon Partners Group, Encomenda Smart Capital, Nexxus Iberia Private Equity, Swanlaab, René de Jong Inversiones SL, InnMind, Blackshiip, Polígono Capital, Redwood Ventures, Grid Exponential, Cometa, Dux Capital, Ricari, Keiretsu Forum will also participate, and venture capital associations like ASCRI, AMEXCAP, ARCAP, ACVC, ColCapital and ABVCAP. The main Latin American startup associations will also be present, such as ASEA, ASEM, Start-up Chile, ABSTARTUPS and the Spanish AES. In addition, the Argentine, Colombian, Chilean, Portuguese, Brazilian and Mexican governments, among others, will be taking part. Institutions and entities like the RTVE-USAL Chair, WA4STEAM Women Angels for STEAM, the National Institute of Intrapreneurship, ELCAMPUS360, the Entrepreneur’s MBA: 360MBA, the Spanish Association of Business Schools, AgroTech Spain, the Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M), the University of Jaén and the University of Cádiz, or business schools such as SMAT Business School and MSMK University will also participate.

From a local, regional and institutional point of view, Startup OLÉ has the broad support of the City Council, the Provincial Council and the University of Salamanca, allowing one more year that the name Startup OLÉ continues to be associated with this city synonymous of talent, history and innovation. All of these means that Startup OLÉ will be held in a central and privileged area, specifically in emblematic spaces such as the Hospedería Fonseca, the Colegio Arzobispo Fonseca, the USAL R+D+i building, the San Blas auditorium and the San Francisco park. These spaces make it possible to meet one of the priority objectives of this edition, which is to maximise the holding of activities in open-air spaces, in order to ensure the safety of the participants attending the event in person. For example, the business rounds will take place in the cloister of the Hospedería Fonseca, as well as the networking meetings, which will be held in the cloister and in the San Francisco park, next to the fairgrounds.

At the same time, it has the assistance of the media, which are essential partners for publicising the startups and amplifying the message of Startup OLÉ. Among them are RTVE, OK Diario, Business Insider, Emprende TVE, Startups Magazine, Irish Tech News, Club del Emprendimiento, MuyPymes, Byzness, PRO Network, Business Insider México,, Negocios de Carne y Hueso, Capital Radio,, Mundoemprende, La Crónica de Salamanca, Visto de Otro Lado, Wildcom, ECOmedios, El Observatorio del Trabajo, Salamanca de Cerca, etc.

The Startup OLÉ 2021 format ensures all its activities

The format proposed by Startup OLÉ 2021 allows the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem to participate in person and digitally. To this end, on 6th and 7th September it will offer an online programme with activities including matchmaking, a fair with virtual stands, round tables and pitch competition, among others. If the socio-sanitary conditions allow it, on 8th, 9th and 10th September there will be an onsite programme with the appropriate security measures and the aforementioned activities, in a face-to-face manner. As in previous editions, sessions such as the Investor/Open Innovation Forum, Accelerator Assembly, Public Administrations and Media, University Pavilion or REInA will be included, focused on providing solutions and answers to the concerns generated by an interconnected, technological and social world.

On 7th September, the online programme will feature the largest Ibero-American Forum to date, consisting of several international round tables with top-level speakers and representatives of the various venture capital associations from six countries, such as AMEXCAP -Mexican Private Equity Association-, ARCAP -Argentine Private Equity Association-, ASCRI -Spanish Association of Capital, Growth and Investment-, ACVC -Chilean Venture Capital Association-, ColCapital -Colombian Association of Investment Funds- and ABVCAP -Brazilian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association-. In the same line, a round table will be held with Ibero-American startup associations such as ASEA -Association of Entrepreneurs of Argentina-, ASEM -Mexican Association of Entrepreneurs-, Start-up ChileABSTARTUPS -Brazilian Association of Startups-, the Spanish AES -Spanish Startup Association- and Startup Portugal.

Technological tools for networking and matchmaking.

As a novelty, the event provides all participants with a comprehensive networking platform, which allows them to identify other participants based on verticals and technologies, as well as the role they play (startups, corporations, investors, etc.) and request meetings, both in person and by videoconference, which ensures a wide level of contacts and return. It also includes a section with digital stands for sponsors and startups. In addition, the organisation provides investment funds and corporations with a tool for analysing and filtering startups, based on verticals, technologies and very useful metrics, to identify and close meetings with the startups that best meet their needs and demands.

Leaders of verticals and technologies.

Startup OLÉ continues to be a leading event in verticals such as energy, sustainability, mobility, automotive, media, social/humanitarian impact or telecommunications/satellites, infrastructures and space. This edition has the confirmation of major references in the world of technology such as Hispasat, leader of the Telecommunications vertical, Impulsa Visión – RTVE at the head of the Media vertical, Acciona as leader of the Infrastructures vertical, BFA (Business Factory Auto) as leader of the Auto-Tech vertical, the European project Go2Space, coordinated by UC3M, leader of the Space vertical and the Spanish Red Cross as leader of the Social vertical. In addition, the offer in the field of rural innovation is extended with the inclusion of REInA, led by the Salamanca Provincial Council and the Guardia Civil. The REInA vertical will include, among other activities, round tables formed by local action groups, under the umbrella of the European Leader Association for Rural Development (ELARD), with the confirmed participation of its president, Ms. Marion Eckardt, as well as other relevant actors such as Repueblo, Rumbo Rural, Ruralízate, Ruralizable, Puebloo or Proyecto Arraigo. For all of the above, Startup OLÉ becomes the largest technology event for startups held in Empty Spain.

To facilitate transport and access to Salamanca, the organisers are working with Renfe as Official Transport for the event.

Startups have until 15th July to register for Startup OLÉ 2021.

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STARTUP3 Sophia Business Angels Tribune

The 30th of June has marked the end of the acceleration for STARTUP3 innovators!

Nonetheless, this does not mean an end to the project’s activities. The startups are now market-ready and well-equipped with all things meaning business. After engaging in the mentorship and workshops aimed at gaining and strengthening tech, business, funding, marketing and legal skills of STARTUP3 innovators, special attention was directed at providing opportunities to meet corporates, investors and other potential clients and fine-tune their respective pitches to perfection.

As part of these activities, in the scope of the last meeting with STARTUP3 innovators a pitching session with Sophia Business Angels (SBA) was organised. The Sophia Business Angels (SBA), based in Sophia Antipolis (one of the leading technology parks in France and Europe) are dedicated to mentoring, developing, and investing in promising startups that will deliver significant financial returns for the group and entire innovation ecosystem.

STARTUP3 innovators had the opportunity to pitch their solutions before Patrick Kedziora of SBA who is a serial entrepreneur, founder and mentor whose superpower is to “get stuff done.” After rounds of pitches, his verdict came in:

I recently had the pleasure of hearing the pitches from the five finalists in the STARTUP3 programme. I hear a lot of pitches as a board member of Sophia Business Angels, and I have to say that the five finalists that I heard pitch, were among the best pitches I've heard in Europe!

Patrick Kedziora

Board Member @ Sophia Business Angels
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This time not only their ideas were put to test but also lessons learned, and concrete progress made during the acceleration process. In particular, the innovators had to reflect on the funding and the clients they have obtained throughout the duration of the project as well as the overall progress on the story development around their products and teams.

Why was this important? It is not only the “idea validation” of a particular investor or business angel but rather the opportunity to regularly fine-tune the pitch until it is the one that hits the right nerve with the observer and potential client/investor. As matchmaking is one of the services STARTUP3 offers, it is one of the goals of the acceleration programme that pitch is directed towards the right audience while effectively communicating the true essence of the solution rather than a generic well-practised speech.

Each of the startups has a unique story and vision. We are proud to have provided the support in their disruption of the deep tech ecosystem. In the following months make sure to stay tuned for more news on their progress and new endeavours!

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COVID-X Open Call #2 – Apply Now

STARTUP3 encourages you to apply for the COVID-X Acceleration Program – looking for Data Solutions with the power to save lives from COVID–19!

The consortium of COVID-X announces the launch of Open Call #2 for a unique acceleration programme in Europe to fast-track to market 15+ European data technology solutions, addressing COVID-19 challenges and facilitating an innovative stack of AI-driven tools in order to defeat the pandemic.

COVID-X Programme, supported by the European Commission under Horizon2020 programme, funds European companies and healthcare providers to boost 30+ data-driven solutions to the markets to overcome clinical challenges in diagnosis, prognosis, and follow-up. The funding is invested in solutions with TRL 7+ and [or in the process of] CE marking, covering two profiles: single solution (EU tech SMEs / Start-Ups) validating their solutions at one of COVID-X pilot sites; or team solution (Tech provider bringing in a healthcare provider that will validate the solution).

In addition to the direct funding, the COVID-X Programme provides the top-ranked solutions access in a tailored acceleration programme organized in 3 sprints of 3 months each. These include technical coaching, business mentoring sessions as well as support in ethical issues and piloting with healthcare organizations. This 10-month programme targets to boost the quick market uptake to defeat COVID-19 with data solutions.

To attract top-notch solutions meeting the set selection criteria, the Open Call#2  has a two-stage application process: In the first stage, the applicant’s eligibility and alignment with the selection criteria are assessed. All eligible applications access the 2nd stage where the complete application form with detailed information about the solution & implementation is required.

The COVID-X Programme Open Call #1 closed on 27.1.2021 gathering 112 applications from data technology companies and healthcare providers coming from 29 different countries in Europe and beyond. 16 selected single and team solutions were selected and are now completing the 1st Sprint of the programme.

The Open Call#2 application is now open and the deadline for the first stage will be on the 22nd of July 2021. (17:00PM CEST).

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MediaMotorEurope Open Call #3 – Apply Now

STARTUP3 encourages you to apply for the MediaMotorEurope Open Call – looking for the brightest deep-tech innovators with solutions for the media and creative industries!

MediaMotorEurope (MME), a mentoring programme supported by Startup Europe, is looking for high-potential European deep-tech innovators who can target today’s most relevant media industry challenges. European startups and scaleups are invited to apply for MME Third Open Call on F6S until 27 May 2021 at 17h00 CEST!

MME is powered by strong media and innovation hubs, as well as key players in the tech and investment scene:  VRT, Media City Bergen, Thermi, Athens Technology Center, Cluster Sofia Knowledge City, FastTrack, and F6S.

The 6-month programme will foster the development of creative and unique deep-tech solutions targeting some of the biggest challenges and needs that the media sector faces, such as the fight against misinformation and fake news; improved accessibility and inclusion of media services for people with disabilities; more advanced human-machine interaction; better protection of personal data through new technologies; and transition towards a data-driven media 4.0 market.

What does MediaMotorEurope offer?
The intensive mentoring programme aims to bring deep-tech innovators from an MVP to a growing company together with candidate clients in the media sector and potential investors.
Selected startups and scale-ups get:

  • Dedicated coaching to support upscaling the business and soft-landing to new markets
  • Tailored support and guidance to the startups’ needs and challenges, improving skills in areas such as product-market fit, legal aspects, pitching readiness, fundraising, product development, strategic management, internationalisation, UX and Design, etc.
  • Matchmaking with media & creative corporations and public procurement support
  • Meetings and networking opportunities with investors
  • Pitching and showcasing at major media events, such as Slush, Digital Media Days and New Radio Day
  • The chance to win tickets to relevant international conferences of high impact
  • Vouchers of up to EUR 600 to support travel costs to events

The second support cycle will take place between July and December 2021. All services are offered for free thanks to Startup Europe.

For more information, please visit MediaMotorEurope on, or follow MME on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 871552.

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BlockStart Open Call – Funding for Blockchain Startups

BlockStart is offering to fund blockchain partnerships targeting SMEs. The funding comes from the EU Horizon 2020 program, which invests in research to improve Europe’s competitiveness!

Until 26 May 2021, startups can apply to BlockStart’s Partnership Programme, partner with end-user SMEs, and receive up to €20,000 to validate and pilot their blockchain solutions.

BlockStart is a pan-European blockchain/DLT acceleration programme. Its main objective is to facilitate mutually beneficial partnerships between blockchain/DLT solution providers and end-user SMEs.

In its 3rd and final Open Call, BlockStart is looking for early and growth-stage blockchain/DLT startups from all over the EU and H2020 Associated Countries. This 3 stage-immersive acceleration programme (Ideation Kick-off > Prototype > Pilot) will manage a fund of at least €265,000 aimed at financing blockchain/DLT technologies in the fields of fintech, ICT and retail, with selected startups receiving up to €20,000 equity-free funding per pilot.

The offer

This programme will provide startups with access to a variety of perks, including equity-free funding, access to piloting opportunities, mentorship, and exposure to investors and advisors.

The selected startups will go through a 6-month programme that starts with the Ideation Kick-off (a match between at least 10 end-user SMEs and 20 or more solution providers), after which the top 10 technology providers are admitted to a 4-month Prototype stage aimed at supporting the blockchain/DLT product/market fit. During the 2-month Pilot stage, the 5 (or more) startup finalists working with blockchain and other DLTs will have a unique opportunity to validate their solutions and refine their products, grow their business, and work closely with potential customers (i.e., end-user SMEs). At the end of the programme, selected startups will have the chance to pitch to a large audience of investors, stakeholders, startups and others at BlockStart’s Demo Day, planned for February 2022.

How to apply

Any European or H2020 Associated Country startup that works with blockchain/DLT technologies in the fields of fintech, ICT and retail is eligible as a participant and should fill in an online application form at F6S platform. Deadline for applications is 26 May at 5pm CET (Brussels Time).

For more information on application criteria and how to apply, you can go to and consult our FAQ section. BlockStart will also organize 2 Q&A Webinars for future applicants on 14 April and 12 May 2021 at 11am CET (Brussels Time) and you can save your seat here and here.

Collaborating with end-user SMEs

One of the main objectives of BlockStart is to encourage collaboration between end-user SMEs and potential blockchain/DLT specialists, as technology providers, and to promote knowledge about the benefits and opportunities of these technologies.

Only SMEs operating in the fields of fintech, ICT and retail are eligible and should through a dedicated open call for SME adopters, by filling in a dedicated online application form.

Selected SME adopters will benefit from up to €4,500 equity-free funding and will have the chance to implement blockchain/DLT pilot solutions with the startups that have gone through the 3rd previously described BlockStart Partnership Programme. Applications for end-user SMEs are expected to have 2 cut-off dates – the 1st one for participation at the Ideation Kick-off and the 2nd one for piloting blockchain/DLT solution at the programme’s Pilot stage. The deadline for the 1st cut-off date is 6 July 2021 at 5pm CET (Brussels Time).

The BlockStart Consortium

BlockStart is run by a team of 3 partners: Bright Pixel, an early-stage VC investor, CIVITTA, a leading innovation management consultancy in Eastern and Central Europe, and F6S, a global tech founders’ community. This project is funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, under grant agreement No 828853.

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Space Hubs Network – Call for Startups

The Space Hubs Network fosters the development and helps excel the most promising entrepreneurs, startups, scale-ups and SMEs in the space technology sector!

The first Space Hubs Network (SUN) Open Call providing mentorship and support services to entrepreneurs, startups and scaleups opens from the 15th April until the 27th May, by 12h CEST. The two-year EU-funded programme, which aims to help start-ups, scale-ups and entrepreneurs develop and excel their technology in the space sector, offers three different stages of support: pre-incubation, pre-acceleration and post-acceleration -, suitable to the needs of applicants.

  • Pre-incubation – aims to support entrepreneurs that have promising business ideas and helping them to reach solutions, preparing and matching them with incubation initiatives. The duration of the programme is three months.
  • Pre-acceleration – provides help to start-ups to reach a market/solution fit, preparing them to the acceleration stage and/or getting in the most reputable programmes or secure pre-seed investment. The duration of the programme is six months.
  • Post-acceleration – the objective is to scout and mentor start-ups and scale-ups that already have significant traction and help them to secure seed or series A investment, or sell their products/services to a large number of customers. The duration of the programme is six months.

During the mentorships programmes, SUN will provide different support such as, assign one mentor throughout the whole programme to participating teams or entrepreneurs, regular sessions (online or face to face), an additional mentor if needed for specific topics and the opportunity to participate in experience sharing sessions. All of the support given is free of charge to all attendees.

SUN is promoted by six organisations experienced in the space sector and start-ups industry community: Axsysnav, Brimatech Services, Civitta Romania, F6S, Science Park Graz and Startup Division.

Applications for the programme are open until the 27th May, 12:00 CEST.

More information can be found on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or

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MPowerBIO Investment Readiness Programme – Call for Startups

The MPowerBIO programme offers training, matchmaking, and pitching opportunities to food and bioeconomy startups and SMEs!

MPowerBIO is a business and investment readiness programme that helps ambitious bioeconomy enterprises to scale and make a greater impact.

The programme is designed to fuel the growth of leading bioeconomy SMEs by supporting their close collaboration with clusters, ecosystem builders, and investors. MPowerBIO offers international expert training, pitching opportunities, networking, and more.

Applications are now open for startups and SMEs in food and bioeconomy until June 10.

All services of the MPowerBIO programme are free of charge thanks to BBI JU.

Selected bioeconomy SMEs get:

  • Intensive coaching and networking
  • Access to investors
  • Access to interactive workshops
  • Opportunity to pitch at MPowerBIO Regional Events and the European Bioeconomy Venture Forum.

The programme is optimised for a complete digital experience without physical attendance to safeguard participants’ safety during the pandemic. A few optional activities may take place locally.

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X-Europe – Smart Cities and Sustainability Open Call

Smart Cities and Sustainability innovators, apply now
to X-Europe!

The X-Europe programme offers training, matchmaking, and promotion opportunities to deeptech startups and unites the network and services of F6S, TNW, Design Terminal, Growth Tribe, and TechChill.

Under the umbrella of the Startup Europe initiative, the EU-funded programme X-Europe aims to foster the growth of leading European deeptech startups by providing top-notch training and mentoring services and guiding partnerships with investors, corporations, and ecosystem builders. The programme is designed and run by five leaders in the startup community: F6S, TNW, Design Terminal, Growth Tribe, and TechChill.


X-Europe has entered its second year, with three cohorts in its pipeline: HealthTech, AgriTech and Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, and now, we are super excited to launch the fourth open call for European startups and scaleups, this time in the Smart Cities and Sustainability domains. The open call is seeking 25 startups to join X-Europe’s Cohort 4, which will take place from May to October 2021. Selected startups will benefit from the programme’s matchmaking, training, and promotional value. Additionally, X-Europe seeks to connect ecosystems across Europe and allow opportunities, companies, and capital to flow freely across the continent.


The programme has been successful, providing growth and a plethora of matchmaking opportunities to 80 cutting-edge deeptech startups. TNW Event has been a pinnacle of the affairs where our startups have digitally mingled among the global business elite, showing a keen eye for developing and commercialising innovative solutions and shining with their flying colours. Design Terminal’s Future of AgriTech Online Summit has shined its light to the AgriTech cohort, providing yet another opportunity for digital knowledge sharing and networking.


All services of the X-Europe programme are provided free of charge thanks to Startup Europe.

The programme is optimised for a complete digital experience without physical attendance to safeguard participants’ safety during the pandemic. A few optional activities may take place locally.


The open call winners will get:
● Free entry and showcasing at TNW Conference in Sept 30 & Oct 1 2021;
● Matchmaking opportunities with investors;
● The possibility to build partnerships with corporations (your idea might be the right solution to their business challenges);
● Online training sessions, including market-leading courses from Growth Tribe and other workshops;
● One-on-one mentoring sessions;
● Talent matchmaking support;
● Media exposure
● The possibility of joining the Acceleration week by Design Terminal and access to TechChill’s and TNW’s community incubators.


For more information, please visit X-Europe on, or follow them on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram.

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IoT Tribe Tech Games: a New Dawn for Space Technologies

STARTUP3 invites you to join the IoT Tribe Tech Games – European space tech panel discussion and exciting startup pitches!

About the Event

Global commercial revenues from Spacetech amount to USD 280-300 billion but the financial impact spills over into markets as diverse as agriculture, transport and the environment.

Join us on the 9th February for the Space Endeavour Tech Games to hear about some of these solutions, from space-tech enabled cybersecurity for complex supply chains to low-earth orbit picosats. STARTUP3 Beneficiary – Latitudo40 – will present their innovative solution based on real-time urban planning data!

The event will take place online 10.00am to 12.30pm (CET) / 9:00 am to 11.30 am (GMT) / 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm (SGT) followed by virtual networking.

Registered attendees: please visit our event platform – Zoom

If you would like to arrange a one to one session with any of our founders during the networking session, please contact

About the Organiser

IoT Tribe is an ecosystem builder. At the heart of our activities is our equity-free acceleration programmes that provide technology startups with the opportunity to build their products, test the market and raise funds for future growth.

With offices in London, Madrid and Singapore, as well as a global network of partners, IoT Tribe is building sustainable global technology ecosystems by helping startups and corporates to work together.

IoT Tribe Space Endeavour Accelerator

The programme intends to expand the impact and adoption of European Space Tech by bringing together Space start-ups, SMEs, entrepreneurs and the IoT ecosystem to increase commercial relevance of the technologies across industrial sectors and accelerate their access to market and/or scaling.

Taking European space tech, integrated surveillance networks, data from Copernicus, satellites, and micro constellations for secure communication, computer vision from fighter pilots, and integrating into market-ready solutions across verticals.

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