EIT Digital Venture Programme

EIT Digital venture programme

Talent is equally spread across the world but opportunities are not. Entrepreneurs have a natural urge to go against the norm and find their own path.

We at EIT Digital believe in innovators who set out to break down barriers and change an industry, no matter where they come from. Through our Venture Programme we invest in individuals who may come from less expected locations but have the energy to become future global entrepreneurs. As we know that entrepreneurial talent is everywhere, we bring opportunity to where talent is. Join us on this journey and help us to champion the unexpected!

The EIT Digital Venture Program supports entrepreneurial teams from 19 countries with deep tech business ideas to finalise their MVP and start their venture. With financial support of up to EUR 15 000 and a six-week Pre-Acceleration Phase executed by four regional partners in Greece, Latvia, Portugal and Slovenia, we’re helping to launch new digital tech businesses. 

  • ABC Accelerator in Region 1: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia 
  • Foun.ation in Region 2: Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Romania 
  • Startup Wise Guys in Region 3: Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia
  • BGI in Region 4: Malta, Portugal 


Benefits

The EIT Digital Venture Program helps entrepreneurs with deep tech business concepts to:

  • Develop and finalise their Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
  • Establish their startup company

The EIT Digital Venture Program offers everything you need to start up your deep tech business:

EIT Digital benefits

Who should apply?

We are looking for enthusiastic, entrepreneurial teams with strong value propositions and an existing prototype or Proof of Concept  (PoC). You should be eager to finalise an MVP during an intensive six-week Pre-Acceleration Phase and be operating in one of the following focus areas:

Requirements

  • Multidisciplinary teams of at least two individuals with an innovative business idea, PoC or prototype in the fields of Digital Industry, Digital Tech, Digital Wellbeing, Digital Finance or Digital Cities.

  • Non legal entities only.

  • Residents of any of the following 19 countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, North Macedonia, Greece, Malta, Montenegro, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania.

  • Note: each team will be assigned an EIT Digital Venture Program partner depending on its members’ country of residence and the regional distribution of countries among all partners.

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  • Develop and finalise their Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
  • Establish their startup company

The EIT Digital Venture Program offers everything you need to start up your deep tech business: