December 11th 2013
ACE Acceleration Programme Open for Application
Have you got what it takes to rapidly grow your ICT business in international markets? Can you convince investors from other countries to finance the next stage of your growth? If you answered yes, then apply today and let the ACE acceleration programme guide you on this journey!
Our tailor-made acceleration programme may include, among other services: living lab validation in other countries; hands-on assistance in finding partners and clients; office space; introductions to investors, and; coaching on pitching for transnational investment. If you are among the top 100 applicants, you will be assigned an experienced mentor in your own (or nearest ACE partner) country. This ‘local’ mentor will analyse your internationalisation strengths and weaknesses, develop an individual internationalisation action plan with you and put an internationalisation support team and package of support measures in place for you with ACE partners in other markets. Unsuccessful applicants will be provided with customised feedback and encouraged to prepare for internationalisation by engaging with other companies, investors and mentors through the ACE Open Innovation Platform.
So if you are a Swedish start-up or SME looking to expand into the UK and Czech markets, for example, our partners there will personally introduce you to relevant contacts from customers through suppliers to potential investors and vice versa. Wherever in Europe your company is based, to tap into our network of experienced business support mentors from across Europe and make the contacts you need to grow your business in new markets.