Startups selected within the IMPACT Accelerator 1st Open Call have just ended the FIWARE Training Programme held in Barcelona. Their next step is participating in a 6 month specialized mentoring programme organized by the EU accelerator IMPACT – whose members are Buongiorno (via its accelerator b-ventures), ISDI, Seaya Ventures and Teknologiudviking ApS (via its acceleratorFundingBox.com).
The 19 startups come from a cross-section of EU countries, namely: 11 from Spain (8fit, Notegraphy, Bastly, Inevio, Conductr, Chronobook, Healthia Salud Inteligente, Shopping Leeks, BridgeMedia Service, Njoy, Smartsea), 3 from Italy (Intoino, Goal Shouter, Mivoq), 2 from the Netherlands (Revisely and Coffeestrap) and 1 from each of the following countries: Denmark (Onomondo), Poland (Dlaodmiany) and Slovenia (Olaii Payments).
All teams participated in an 11 days’ Training Programme: “Digital Entrepreneurship”. The 6-month acceleration path consists of an intensive mentoring and training programme provided by key digital business ecosystem experts and entrepreneurs. All teams will be trained on tools and skills required in order to exist and thrive on the market thanks to all the possibilities that FIWARE brings. They will also benefit from face to face advisory sessions with mentors who are specialists in strategic areas such as entrepreneurship, FIWARE technologies, marketing and financing.
Each finalist team will receive a grant of 100,000 Euros, without equity consideration. The funding will be disbursed in three installments linked to the attainment of pre-defined business milestones over the 6-month period.