BlockStart is a European partnership programme looking for startups and SMEs – from all over the EU and H2020 associated countries – working with blockchain and other DLTs. Its main objective is to facilitate goal-oriented, business-focused, and mutually beneficial partnerships between blockchain/DLT solution providers and end-user SMEs.
BlockStart is launching its third and final Open Call for applications in fintech, ICT and retail. This 3-stage intensive mentor-led acceleration programme starts with an Ideation Kick-off event, after which the most successful blockchain/DLT solution providers are admitted to a 4-month Prototype stage aimed at supporting the product/market fit of their solutions. Finally, during the Pilot stage that lasts 2 months, startups working with blockchain and other DLTs will have a unique opportunity to validate their solutions by piloting their innovations with end-user SMEs.
Apart from mentoring, training and networking opportunities, each blockchain/DLT developer may receive up to €20.000, while an SME adopter may receive up to €4.500. Submission for the Open Call #3 for blockchain/DLT developers closes on the 26th of May 2021 at 5pm CET (Brussels time). The first cut-off date for SME adopters willing to participate at the Ideation Kick-off event closes on the 6th of July 2021 at 5pm CET (Brussels Time).