Brussels, 6 february 2014
ACE Acceleration Programme – Apply until 28 February Only!
Do you have what it takes to grow your ICT business in international markets? Can you convince investors to finance your innovative ideas? If you answered yes, you might be a strong candidate to the ACE competition! So, apply today and take-off with the ACE acceleration programme! Less than one month left for applications!
The ACE Competition is entering its final stage for applications! Final deadline for applications: 28th February at http://www.f6s.com/aceprogram. Don’t miss this opportunity to benefit from targeted coaching and tailored advice with a specially assigned experienced mentor.
As an ACE selected company, 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. This 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.
As an ACE Participant you will have access to our tailor-made acceleration programme. This 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.
After you’ve ACE’d your application, the next step is Brussels! The ACE Competition will bring together the 100+ best applicants for a two-day day Summit in Brussels on 29-30 April. This event showcases the top ICT start-ups, entrepreneurs and SMEs with the potential to grow exponentially in international markets.
Wherever in Europe your company is based, to tap into our network of experienced business support mentors and make the contacts you need to grow your business in new markets, apply today at http://www.f6s.com/aceprogram.
If you have any further questions about your application you can contact one of our local ACE Partners in 12 different countries at http://europeanace.eu/index.php/about-us/partners or just drop us a question @EU_ACE on Twitter. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to accelerate your innovative business ideas!
Launched in September 2013 and funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the EU, ACE is a two-year project involving 15 partners (leading incubators, clusters, living labs and accelerators) from 12 European countries. The ACE programme will provide intensive one-to-one support to ICT start-ups and SMEs to ensure that they rapidly gain entry and grow into international markets. The ACE call for candidates is open until 28 February 2014.
ACE is one of seven projects funded by the EU, under the EUHub (www.euhub.eu) umbrella, to support ICT companies in accelerating their business growth through internalisation and cross-border financing.
Note to mentors and investors
ACE is coordinated by the European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN). An international non‑profit association created in 1984 to co-ordinate the activities of EC Business & Innovation Centres (BICs), at present EBN has over 240 members, including 155 BICs and 75 associate members in the 28 EU member states and in 11 other countries (Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey, Canada, USA, Egypt, China…). Over the last three decades, EBN has become a reference point in Europe on innovation, spin-off, incubation, entrepreneurship, SMEs, and regional economic development.
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