Here are a few opportunities to either submit your idea to a global accelerator program (which provide cash, space and technical assistance) or global pitch events (where you get the opportunity to pitch your idea to a panel of potential investors).
Axis Paris 2014: Axis Paris 2014 is a two-day conference in Paris (17 and 18 June 2014) that serves as a direct platform for global investors to meet promising French startups. The event combines startup pitches with investor feedback and keynote presentations on subjects ranging from the startup future in Paris to mobile monetization and more. When combined with an exclusive dinner and intimate one on one meetings, this action-packed event builds the axis for international development and growth. Axis Paris is for:
– French startups looking to meet strategic partners and pitch to global investors
– Active financial and strategic investors -around the world and in France
– Business executives from France’s startup community
– Individuals interested in seeing what is next to come out of France
Are you a French startups pushing the boundaries of innovation? Are you looking to meet leading international investors? Apply as a presenting company on the event site www.axisparis2014.com.
Berlin Hardware Accelerator: This is a unique opportunity for startups that are making physical products. The Berline Hardware Accelerator supports entrepreneurs by providing mentorship, office space, access to strategic partners and suppliers, and more. There is no charge to participants, and the organization takes no equity. The Accelerator is looking for promising startups that will benefit highly from the program by utilizing the organization’s resources to help startups with issues related to design for manufacturing, part sourcing, partner selection, productization, reliability, legal, marketing, etc. Startups that are selected for the program work at one of Europe’s biggest (and best) coworking space: Betahaus for the duration of the program. While in the program, participants get top notch mentorship from specialists in the areas of Legal Issues, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Prototyping, Business Modeling and many more. The deadline to apply is 30 April 2014. For more information or to apply, visit http://hardware.co/#howitworks
The Bridge, Tel Aviv: The Bridge is a unique Commercialization Program for startups, acting as a bridge between the Israel Startup Community and the US Commercial Market.The program lasts for six months in total and is looking for young early stage or growth companies with a solution that could fit one of five core themes: Consumer Engagement, Consumer Retail, Supply Chain, Marketing Innovation and Health & Wellness.
The Bridge provides startups with the means to gain marketing training from Coca-Cola, have access to experienced internal and external business mentors, a connection to one or more Coca-Coca Business sponsors, an opportunity to pilot within the organization and a chance to market and license their to Coca-Cola and/or it’s partners. In addition Coca-Cola is partnering with a number of leading technology companies and Investors providing access to their products & services for startups in the program, forming a partnership to help the development and ongoing operations of The Bridge.
No equity financial investment is required and startups maintain ownership of IP. However, if requested, startup agrees to grant Coca-Cola an exclusive license for a limited period of time for a reasonable fee. The program runs from June 1 through 31 December 2014. Visit http://www.f6s.com/thebridgeapplication for more information or to apply.