ACE goes Creative!

#ACECreative is the next generation of ACE, targeted only at companies mixing ICT and Creativity. 

We are proud to announce the #ACECreative accelerator launching its first ever call for companies to select 2015’s TOP 50 ICT driven Creative start-ups in Europe. Companies are encouraged to apply for their chance to win (as always!) a customised support package to grow their business internationally, and to benefit from targeted coaching and tailored advice with a specially assigned experienced mentor.

Coordinated by EBN and building on the ACE Acceleration Programme for innovative ICT SMEs, #ACECreative is designed specifically for creative start-ups and SMEs developing and working with the latest technologies (e.g. 3D printing) and ICT SMEs innovating in the creative sector. ACE Creative will support Europe’s most innovative SMEs through its European network of expertise in training, investment and business coaching, ensuring these companies rapidly gain entry and grow into international markets.

Robert Sanders, Head of International Projects at EBN, stated “This project will support the development of high tech creative industries in Europe. By leveraging the strengths of our European partners’ working with the local creative economy, we aim to directly engage and support these companies to grow in Europe and beyond.

During the next two years, this Horizon2020 funded initiative will select 100 companies in Europe, connect them with each other and set them up with a pan-European support team. An international team will then help identify and introduce them to the clients, investors and contacts they need to grow their business in new markets. Parallel to this, the project will provide an online resource centre via www.acecreative.eu to help 1000 creative entrepreneurs’ access training programmes and support to develop their venture.  

 

Contact info: For more information about ACE Creative please visit www.acecreative.eu or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Note to business support organisations:  ACE Creative is aiming at creating a pan-European support network for innovative creative businesses. If you are interested in joining the ACE Creative support network please contact Margaret Mulligan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


 

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Webinar Financing Overview for ICT Entrepreneurs - Part 1

This introductory webinar is brought to you by Go Beyond and European Investor Gate (EIG) o 21 April.  EIG is a two-year project funded by the European Union with the objective to stimulate investor interaction with ICT researchers and innovative SMEs and to facilitate investment readiness.


In order to attend Part 2 and other unique training opportunities, attendees must register and become a member of the EIG community at www.eig-project.eu

When

Tuesday 21 April 2015, 15:00 - 16:30

Who should attend

Researchers and entrepreneurs who want to seek financing for their start-up.

What will be covered

Part 1 - this session:

  • Introduction
  • Developing your financing strategy
    • Defining
    • Refining
    • Tips
  • Launching the campaign
    • Investor readiness
    • Managing the financing round
    • Tips

How the event is delivered

  • A visual presentation is used
  • An active Business Angel describes their own investment strategy and experience
  • Group discussion, Q&A and networking opportunities are availale if time permits

 European investor gate

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Webinar Financing Overview for ICT Entrepreneurs - Part 1

This introductory webinar is brought to you by Go Beyond and European Investor Gate (EIG) on 21 April.  EIG is a two-year project funded by the European Union with the objective to stimulate investor interaction with ICT researchers and innovative SMEs and to facilitate investment readiness.

In order to attend Part 2 and other unique training opportunities, attendees must register and become a member of the EIG community at www.eig-project.eu

When

Tuesday 21 April 2015, 15:00 - 16:30 

Who should come

Researchers and entrepreneurs who want to seek financing for their start-up.

What will be covered

Part 1 - this session:

  • Introduction
  • Developing your financing strategy
    • Defining
    • Refining
    • Tips
  • Launching the campaign
    • Investor readiness
    • Managing the financing round
    • Tips

How the event is delivered

  • A visual presentation is used
  • An active Business Angel describes their own investment strategy and experience
  • Group discussion, Q&A and networking opportunities are availale if time permits

 In partnership with:

European investor gate

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Second ACE e-pitch! 2 April 2015

6 COMPANIES, 6 SECTORS, €3.5 MILLION INVESTMENT SOUGHT

ACE is hosting its second e-pitch where 6 selected ACE companies have the opportunity to pitch online to investors around the Europe.

Investors from across Europe are invited to take one hour on 2 April at 17:00 CET to watch pitches from six of Europe's top 100 ICT start-ups with the potential to grow globally. Participants can engage directly with the entrepreneurs via the online Q&A session immediately after each pitch.

Read about the six companies pitching on 2 April - from Belgium, Germany, Ireland and Portugal - here and register now to guarantee your place here

Feedback? Write us at @EU_ACE

   

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