Join Ventures Thrive — a new venture incubator for startups in the field of high technology

Our partner, which is one of the first pan-European venture capital funds in the field of high technology, which helps startups to quickly scale their developments — Acceler8 (A8) is implementing a new project!

Join Ventures Thrive — the new venture builder for deeptech climate founders from CEE & Widening Countries

€1.5 Million for up to 32 startups

Scale your business and address the world’s most pressing climate tech problems with mentoring, corporate connections, fundraising, and more.

The project focuses on the following key industries to build collaboration between startups and large organisations

If your startup impacts these themes, opportunities and challenges we would like to hear from you.

Who can apply for Ventures Thrive?

We are committed to improving opportunities for deeptech founders who are addressing  some of the world’s most pressing problems.

 Deeptech solutions

(BigData, AI, Blockchain, IoT, Bio-Tech) addressing pressing challenges in our focus areas.

 Minimum Marketable Product

Product/service and technology that has passed the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) stage (TRL-6, technology demonstrated in a relevant environment).

 Widening Countries

Based in Central Eastern Europe or in the widening countries.

Note: To be eligible, your company cannot be self-sustained with public funding only!

Ventures Thrive is one of the first pan-European deeptech venture builders committed to helping startups quickly scale their development. We are delivering on our mission by providing equity-free funding and a curated growth programme, which will connect startups with investors and corporations to test their solutions in real-world scenarios.

Funded by the European Innovation Council (EIC), the €1,500,000 grant will be deployed over two years to invest in up to 32 deeptech startups focused on addressing some of the world’s most pressing problems.

More information about the project, training program and application stages can be found here.

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