Are you ready to develop and finalize your product and receive funding of €15.000?


The ARISE Europe Venture Program is a new program that supports the establishment of deep-tech-based ventures in East and Western Balkans (Greece, Romania, Bulgaria).

Get a chance to further develop your company in Europe with top experts support from EIT Digital network!


img_545858Why you should apply:

ARISE Europe Venture Program is designed to help entrepreneurs:

  • Develop and finalize their Minimal Viable Product
  • Establish their startup company

ARISE Europe Venture Program offers to participants:

  • Funding up to €15,000 per applicant from EIT Digital for the period of the program
  • Expert support in the development and finalization of their MVP
  • Training in entrepreneurial skillset through a two-day Bootcamp

The program will be executed by Found.ation.


development-skillStructure and key milestones of the program:

  • Deadline for submissions will be 15th May 2018
  • Shortlisted teams will be required to take part in a videoconference interview on 18th May 2018
  • The 10 selected teams will take part in a 2-day Bootcamp in Athens, on the 4-5th June 2018
  • The teams will go through a 6 week-long virtual mentoring phase provided by experienced mentors
  • On the 10th July 2018 the teams will have to present their progress and pitch on a Demo Day
  • The 10 teams will receive €5.000 upon selection. Those who complete the program, will receive an additional €10.000.


Who can apply:

Entrepreneurs can be based in Greece, Bulgaria, Romania.

Only teams who have not yet established their company as a legal entity can apply.

The venture program focuses on deep innovation: new deep-tech-leveraged by global solutions requiring consistent human and financial resources to achieve commercialization.

The program focuses on 5 market verticals: icons


How to apply:

Submissions are expected to be done by multidisciplinary teams with both technology & management skills.

  • All applications must be submitted in English in writing – no paper submissions will be considered.
  • Submissions must be received no later than 15th May 2018, 23:59:00 CEST
  • Please read carefully the Rules and Regulations of the EIT Digital ARISE Venture Program before submitting your application.
  • The program is equity based and participating teams commit to give 7% of shares of any established venture resulting from the program.

Applications are now closed

(By submitting the requested information, teams represent and warrant that they have all rights, title and/or interest in it and that it is accurate and complete and that by submitting to the ARISE Europe Venture Program, they are not and will not be likely to be violating any contract or third party rights, including any patents, copyright, trade secret, proprietary or confidential information, trademark, publicity or privacy right.)