Let´s accelerate your startup!
SportUp Start falls under the umbrella of the imec.istart service offering for startups. imec.istart offers support for mid-stage startups that already have a proof-of-concept product and have international ambitions.
Promising startups can apply for the imec.istart program, to receive support over a period of 12 to 18 months with advanced startup workshops, mentoring and events. Our Boost program should help you get prepared for the jury of the imec.istart program.
For startups at proof of concept stage
12-18 months (customized to each start-up)
50,000 EUR pre-seed funding in return for 6% equity
Imec.istart – imec’s business accelerator – is there to help you launch your business idea successfully! The imec.istart program offers an initial financial injection, professional coaching and mentoring, access to technology and working facilities, and access to a broad network of partners and investors.
In addition to general support, you will receive market specific coaching and the opportunity to request additional investment.
Since its launch in 2011, imec.istart has helped more than 160 tech startups in diverse fields – ranging from multimedia and logistics to the sports and healthcare sector – to develop into sustainable ventures.
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HOW CAN SPORTUP START HELP YOU?
The imec.istart program was a tipping point for our startup. During one year and thanks to their funding, several workshops and an entrepreneur-in-residence, we were able to grow our sales and turn survival mode into growth mode.
- OCTAVIAN SUSNEA, FAN ARENA
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