But you have to hustle.
The deadline is June 22.
I recently connected with Martin Weber who heads the Berlin-based, eight-month program and he shared the details with me.
The objective of the program is to accelerate the development of SMEs and web entrepreneurs in the media and content sector in Europe. Focus is on startups in the areas of Smart City, Gaming, Education and Connected Screens.
Israeli startups are encouraged to apply.
If you are accepted, you will not only receive up to €250,000 – with no equity taken – but you will be connected to the platform and technologies of FIWARE –that will help you in your product development.
There is no physical co-working space. And you don’t have to move to Berlin to apply and be accepted. You can stay in Israel, take advantage of the program, and infrastructure and programming they are offering. You’ll join the physical accelerator every 6-8 weeks for very intense training days, which includes mentoring, coaching, business modeling and support with entering the German market.
EuropeanPioneers was funded by the European Commission and is run by company builder etventure. Successful startups of the first cohort are TobyRich (launching Germany’s first Kickstarter Campaign) and Livecoding.tv, who gained amazing traction on Mashable and VentureBeat.
This Friday, I am headed to Berlin on behalf of the Rackspace Startups program. I am looking for ways to further align Israel and Germany’s startup ecosystems.
EuropeanPioneers is just an example of what is available to our ecosystem – and one that is geographically more aligned where we are.
I hope you will consider applying and sharing this story with friends in the startup ecosystem of Israel.