€15,000 for Great Ideas

By Building Global Innovators Apr 17, 2019

We are searching for entrepreneurial minds who want to launch their tech venture and get up to 15k € in addition to mentoring.

€15,000 for Great Ideas

Entrepreneurs have a natural urge to go against the norm and find their own path. BGI and EIT Digital believe in innovators who set out to break down barriers and change an industry, no matter where they come from. Through our ARISE Venture Program 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.

The ARISE Venture Program supports entrepreneurial teams from 19 countries with digital business ideas to finalize their MVP and start their venture. With financial support and a Pre-Acceleration Phase executed by four regional partners in Greece, Latvia, Portugal and Slovenia, all working to launch new digital tech businesses and strengthen Europe in their path to innovation leaders.

So, what is in it for the startups?

1. Up to 15000€ (5000€ guaranteed in the first stage and 10000€ in the second as Final Prize upon meeting milestones)

2. Expert support in the development and finalization of their MVP & business development

3. Training to develop entrepreneurial skill sets through a two-day Bootcamp

4. Six week-long 1:1 Mentorship program by an experienced top-notch network of corporate and investors

The program is equity based, meaning that on completion, all participants shall be obliged to transfer 5% of the equity of their newly established legal entity to EIT Digital.

Here are some of the testimonial from startups who went through this program and are now established and running:

"Every session the startup gets is tailor-made. The benefits are huge, and the program can help startups find the right path for growth." - Andrej Evtimov, KIIMO

"It is the only program we found that actually understands early-stage startups. We needed money before our incorporation, specific mentorship for our startup and the investment afterwards. ARISE has it all!" - Miloš Jokić, Gradoid

Application Deadline: 5th May, 2019

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP? Apply with the following link


For more information. Send an email to otito.dosumu@bgi.pt or call +351210464030