Accelerator and Seed Programs for Tech Startups in Europe 2011
It’s a new year and you got an idea or are currently working on a new technology that will revolutionize your industry, but you need the final piece of the jigsaw: Funding.
You don’t really want to move to Silicon Valley or London, but are interested in Early Stage Seed Funding in UK and Europe.
Build on the same concepts as Y Combinator and TechStars in the US, these funds and organisations aim to give early stage start-up a boost, they are in no particular order nor is it a complete list, if you have know of any additional programs please do not hesitate to contact up and we will be delighted to promote it .
Seedcamp connects next-generation devel- opers and entrepreneurs from across EMEA with over 400 mentors. Its micro seed fund invests in start-ups mainly through its annual Seedcamp Week and mini-programmes that run throughout several start-up hubs in Europe. Seedcamp’s standard investment is €30k-50k.
For further information visit http://www.seedcamp.com/
Pronounced “Start Six”, this virtual incuba- tor for early-stage Northern Ireland-based companies operates out of an old garment factory building in the city centre. Staying true to its name, it provides six months of free space to six potential start-ups in return for 6% of their equity and 6% of their income.
For further information visit http://startvi.com/
HackFWD is a pre-seed fund focused on supporting and investing in “Europe’s most passionate geeks”. The company is looking for new ideas for consumer facing, scalable products. In return HackFWD offers funding for year 1 up to €191,000 for 27% of the company. This compares with around 6% for other programmes like Seedcamp, which are generally shorter at around 3 months.
For further information visit http://hackfwd.com
Springboard is a UK based, European focused, mentors led accelerator program for startups. Springboard is an intensive mentorship-led acceleration program located at Cambridge University. Applications for the Spring 2001 program are now open.
For further information visit springboard.com
Dublin Propeller Fund
Dublin City University’s Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship is delighted to announce the establishment of an initial seed venture fund of €1 million for early stage technology startup companies. The seed accelerator program will be called Propeller and aims to fund and incubate up to twenty-four early stage technology companies over 24 months starting in January 2011. The aim of the venture fund is to jump-start a number of high technology start-ups in Ireland with an emphasis on software and biotechnology hardware ideas such as medical devices and diagnostics.
Sunderland The Difference Engine
The Difference Engine is a full time 13 week acceleration programme which combines investment capital of £5,000 for the idea plus £3,200 per founder (to a maximum of three founders) for 6% of the business with mentoring, support and office accommodation with various other services provided by our partners.
For further information visit http://thedifferenceengine.eu/
Openfund is a pan-European early-stage seed fund based in Greece focused on mobile apps, Internet and software industries. Ideally the cases should be positioned at the intersection of those three industries, without any restictions in terms of B2C or B2B services or products. Openfund invests 30 000 – 50 000€ for 15% equity into teams of 2-4 passionate entrepreneurs.
For further information visit http://theopenfund.com
If you are interested in Early Stage Seed Funding in the UK and Europe and you know of any additional programs please do not hesitate to contact up and we will be delighted to promote it .