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Open call for creative startups "SPECTRA Investment Sprint & Pitch"

Business Innovation Center INOBRIDGE invites creative startups to join an intensive sprint session with real investors and a final culminating in a "pitch" for investment.

Who can apply?

We are looking for start-ups from Ireland, Bulgaria, Germany and Denmark in the field of audio-visual technologies, music, performing arts, game development, animation and immersive technologies, which offer creative solutions and innovative products for both business (B2B) and end customers (B2C).

What will you get?

The sprint and pitch to investors are aimed at companies that are relatively new to funding. The initiative aims to:

  • Learn from experienced investors what they are looking for in these sectors.
  • To receive valuable feedback on your pitch propositions.
  • Improve your pitching skills to investors.
  • To create new business contacts.
  • To speed up the fundraising process.

The program is suitable for companies in the pre-seed or seed stage of development that plan to raise between 250,000 and 750,000 euros in their next round of financing.

What's ahead?

12 creative startups will be selected and invited to participate in:

- Intensive seminar with investment experts from the SPECTRA project on March 27, 15:00 - 16:00. During the online training you will receive practical advice and recommendations on what to improve, change and consider in your presentations (pitch decks). You'll learn more about the mindset of investors: what they're looking for, what success looks like on both sides, fundraising strategies.

– Pitch deck at the SPECTRA investment panel on April 23, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. This will provide you with an opportunity to present your business, be challenged by investors and make new contacts.

All events will be held online. The working language will be English.

Important dates

Application deadline: 15/03/2024
Assessment/Notification: to 21/03/2024                 
Intensive training seminar with investment experts from the SPECTRA project: 27/03/2024 from 15:00 to 17:00
Preparation of presentations (pitch deck) by the candidates
Presentation to investors "SPECTRA investor panel & feedback": 23/04/2024 from 15:00 to 17:00.

How to apply?

Submit your application for participation in the open call by 03/15/2024.

Subsequent opportunities include tapping into a global community of creative startups and accessing new skills, challenges, mentors and investors.

The initiative is part of the implementation project "SPECTRA - Stimulating the effectiveness of regional ecosystems in the creative and creative industries", with the financial support of the Horizon Europe program.

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