BlockStart 2nd Open Call for SME adopters of blockchain technology – a new piloting opportunity
Until March 11th, innovative SMEs willing to adopt blockchain solutions can apply to BlockStart’s Partnership Programme
In its 2nd Open Call, BlockStart was looking for seed-, early- and growth-stage DLT/blockchain startups from all over the EU and H2020 Associated Countries.
This 3 stage-immersive partnership programme (Ideation Kick-off > Prototype > Pilot) manages a fund of €795,000 aimed at financing DLT/blockchain technologies in the fields of fintech, ICT and retail, with selected startups receiving up to €20,000 equity-free funding per pilot.
After an intense selection and evaluation process, the top 10 DLT/blockchain developers have been selected to further develop their Minimum Viable Product (MVP) for the next 4 months, with the support of BlockStart. After this, only 5 will be selected for the programme’s Pilot stage, and partner with innovative SMEs willing to adopt the blockchain-based solutions developed in the scope of the Acceleration Programme.
SME adopters will benefit from up to €3,000 equity-free funding and will have the chance to implement DLT/blockchain pilot solutions with BlockStart’s top 10 startups that have gone through the previously described programme.
Our top 10 startups
Polaris Tx, by Sixphere, is a distributed blockchain-based service where users design data schemes, and register and sign any kind of business data transactions using them. Sharing and open-data access are allowed.
MyLime supplies a platform for the registration of product information and media contents, stored in blockchain. Data visualization and updating are possible through interfaces for companies and an app for product owners.
LoanXChain is the first digital secondary loan marketplace, where resources smoothly flow from savers and investors to families and corporates thanks to revamped lending capability.
IsLucid brings the benefits created by the blockchain to online meetings, enabling the creation of traceable agreements and connecting widely distributed information on the essence of agreements to the blockchain.
ComeTogether gives control of the entire ticket lifecycle to event organizers, with the power of blockchain. They have also developed BackTogether (Covid-19 passports), a health component integrated into ComeTogether, enabling safe restart of events.
How to apply
Deadline for applications is March 11th at 5pm CET (Brussels Time).
For more information on application criteria and how to apply, you can go to blockstart.eu and consult our FAQ section.
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