EuropeanPioneers brings the best of Europe and Israel to Tel Aviv – October 19 -22.

A select group of 13 startups from England, Germany, Spain, Denmark, and yes — Israel — are coming to Tel Aviv as part of a three-day tour and one day pitch event.

The startups coming are part of the latest class from the EuropeanPioneers Accelerator (see previous story here). EuropeanPioneers Accelerator is part of the European Commission’s FIWARE program

These startups have received up to $200,000.00 in funding, without having to give up any equity.   When they arrive to Israel, they will be in the third of what will be an eight-month program.

Martin Weber, who’s in the video above, is looking for mentors and investors who want to take part in the opportunity to share their knowledge and insights with what are more mature companies than what are considered to be traditional, early stage companies.

In many cases, these companies have product, and even some initial traction.  With regard to potential investors, Martin is looking for feedback on pitches, making sure the business case is there, and helping to make sure their messages resonate.

During the first three days of the tour, the companies will be hosted by MindCET Educational Accelerator at Tel Aviv University, GKH Law, and Google Campus – Tel Aviv.

A Pitch Event of a Different Sort

On October 22, there will be a pitch event at the Google Campus in Tel Aviv 9:00 to 11 AM.

This will be a pitch event of a different sort.

Remember, these companies will be into month number three of the program, and they still have a long journey ahead.

They are not raising money — yet. But they are looking for help and insights as to what investors and possible partners would like to see from the startups five months from now when they are ready to make their final demo day presentation.

I personally worked with one company, Viorama, during my stay in Berlin, and worked with them for their introduction at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco and Oculus Connect in Los Angeles.

If you want to take part, learn more, or to help with mentoring, reach out to Martin:

About the Author
Alan Weinkrantz is a Tech PR / Startup Communications advisor to Israeli and U.S. companies, and is the Brand Ambassador and Senior Advisor for James Brehm & Associates, one of the leading IoT (Internet of Things) strategy and consulting firms.
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