Smart Content

ACCELERATION LED BY

CORPORATE PARTNER

IMPACT GROWTH SMART CONTENT

IMPACT Growth Smart Content is the new project from IMPACT Accelerator, one of the top ten accelerator programs in the world.

In partnership with DOCOMO Digital, we are looking to select growth-stage startups working to address the content needs presented by electronic media, telecommunication, gaming, leisure, tourism, culture, education, entertainment, advertising, video and social networks, and others.

The startups that are selected for the program will receive €100,000 equity free — up to €250,000 for the best projects — as well as training and mentoring and the option to receive private investment from one of our partner investors and VCs: Kibo Ventures, Accelerace, INVESDOR.

€100k+

equity free

fiware ecosystem

to boost your startup

global network

of investors, corps & entrepreneurs

Training & mentoring

with international experts

corporate engagement

to help your startup flourish

venture capital

from committed investors

€100k+

equity free

fiware ecosystem

to boost your startup

global network

of investors, corps & entrepreneurs

Training & mentoring

with international experts

corporate engagement

to help your startup flourish

venture capital

from committed investors

Our three-month acceleration program, led by ISDI and Accelerace, is de-localized, which means that startups can receive training, mentoring, and funding without having to move to another city or country. This means that startups don’t need to go through the hassle of establishing themselves in a foreign place, but can rather focus their efforts on expanding their business, attending the world’s top startup events, training camps, and networking events in Madrid, Copenhagen, London, Tel Aviv, and more.

The best startups will move on to a second phase of internationalization. The best projects will be awarded up to an additional €150,000 in equity free funding.

Finally, the four top startups will have the opportunity to receive private funding of up to €1.5 million, led by Kibo Ventures.

This acceleration program is powered by FIWARE, an open-source technology that is enabling a new generation of smarter applications which exploit large scale, real-time ‘context information’.

Learn more about FIWARE here.

MENTORING

IMPACT Growth connects startups with mentors, top experts from  all around the world. Each startup has its own Follow Up Mentor, who helps startups with all aspects of their business. Startups also can request mentoring sessions with specialists from fields such as strategy, digital marketing, legal, and more. Meet our mentors here.

Additionally, each vertical has a special partnership with an international corporation. Smart Content is partnering with DOCOMO Digital to offer startups specialized mentoring, commercial partners & further opportunities.

TRAINING

IMPACT acceleration kicks off with a week-long, face to face bootcamp taught by internationally renowned “teachers” (founders, investors, hackers). Startups also receive courses in subjects such as internationalization, founding strategy, growth hacking, and more.

SMART CONTENT

Smart Content looks for startups operating in the mobile content sector as content provider and/or content distributor, dealing with innovative products in the domain of electronic media, telecommunication, gaming, leisure, tourism, culture, education, entertainment, advertising, video, VR, and more.

The partner for this vertical is DOCOMO Digital. DOCOMO Digital is part of NTT DOCOMO, a leading global technology innovator. With over 15 years of expertise in mobile content, distributed through its proprietary platforms to manage customer acquisition and mobile payments, thanks to the connection to over 200 mobile network operators in the world. DOCOMO Digital will bring its international experience and know-how, supporting the startups in the Smart Content sector to grow and succeed.

STARTUP CRITERIA

IMPACT Growth is designed for startups in the growth stage. The ideal startup:

  • has a product already on the market
  • already has initial investment
  • has established partnerships with corporates or strategic partners
  • is looking to open in new territories in the short term
  • is looking for investment to grow the business
  • is established in Europe or willing to open in Europe before entering the program

Have more questions? Check out our FAQ.

IMPACT Growth is not currently accepting applications. Check back for our next Open Call before the end of 2017!

COLLABORATORS

IMPACT Growth is a project directed in a joint effort by the consortium partners listed below. IMPACT is a public-private partnership, being funded in part by a grant from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement number 732480.

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