Scale Your Deep Tech Solution with the Pan-European EIT Digital Challenge 2023
EIT Digital Challenge, one of Europe’s weightier deep tech innovation competitions, is when with its tenth edition. If you are a deep tech scaleup, apply here for a endangerment to win self-ruling ticket into the EIT Digital Accelerator.
The EIT Digital Accelerator provides tailor-made support for high-growth European deep tech scaleups by helping them raise wanted and secure international customers — thanks to a pan-European, distributed team of merchantry developers and fundraising experts. Since 2012, the EIT Digital Accelerator has supported startups and scaleups from 20 countries that have raised over 900 million Euros in investment.
Explore the Benefits of the Challenge
Since its launch in 2014, the EIT Digital Rencontre has attracted increasingly than 1.800 entries. Most of the winning scaleups have gone on to wilt internationally successful companies. And you could be next! Check out the lulu benefits of the EIT Digital Challenge:
- Up to 10 winning companies will receive a full year of tailored international growth support worth 50,000 by the EIT Digital Accelerator to scale up their business.
- Raise your next Series A or B round from international investors with the support of an experienced Wangle to Finance team.
- Get coached on your market readiness and go-to-market strategy to support your international ambitions.
- Leverage EIT Digital’s 300 Pan-European network of top European corporations, investors, SMEs, universities, and research institutions.
- Gain international visibility through EIT Digital liaison channels.
- Challenge Finalists will be invited to a Pitch Competition in June which coincides with the EIT Grow Digital conference.
- Network with dozens of deep tech startups, scaleups, VCs, and Corporates.
Discover What’s new in 2023 with Fabrizio Della Pace, EIT Digital’s Challenges Lead
We spoke to Fabrizio Della Pace, EIT Digital’s Challenges Lead to learn increasingly well-nigh the Challenge.
How is this year’s rencontre variegated from previous editions? Anything new or heady for the participants?
There are two big changes to this year’s version of the Challenge. First of all, we have increased the number of winners from five last year to ten this year. This gives us increasingly flexibility to reward quality scaleups in what we expect to be a crowded field of highly qualified competitors.
The second notable difference is that the Final Event pitch competition will be held in conjunction with the EIT Grow Digital yearly conference. This ways that when finalists come to Brussels to pitch they will be part of an plane worthier event, with increasingly exposure, increasingly publicity, and increasingly chances to make important connections.
How will EIT’s pan-European network help the winning scaleups? Also, what are the highlights of the international growth support worth 50,000?
First and foremost, the winning scaleups will be invited to join the EIT Digital Accelerator without having to pay the 50,000 ticket fee. This gets them wangle to a whole year of fundraising and market expansion support. In particular, our fundraising specialists will work hand in hand with the scaleup founders to prepare for calls with investors.
VCs are going to ask a ton of tough questions, so we are there to make sure you know what to expect. Once the scaleups are ready, our team will reach out to their network of 1000 investors wideness Europe. They will facilitate introductions and set up investor calls, helping our scaleups land the perfect strategic investors.
What can the Rencontre finalists expect from the Pitch Competition scheduled in June?
The Rencontre Final Event is unchangingly a really heady day. The scaleup finalists will be invited to Brussels, with travel expenses covered by EIT Digital. In wing to the typically intense pitch competition, there are plenty of chances to network with the VCs and Corporates in attendance.
Likewise, there will be a VIP dinner afterward, unshut only for finalists and investors. This is yet flipside endangerment to pitch your merchantry and solicit investor feedback but in a increasingly laid-back setting.
Finally, since the event is happening meantime with the Grow Digital conference. We will signify the winners on the main stage at the end of the day. So, that is a huge opportunity for some well-deserved publicity.
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