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

SPECTRA - Stimulating Performance of Ecosystems in Creative Territories and Regional ActorsRuse Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Business Innovation Center INOBRIDGE invite creative startups to join an intensive sprint session with real investors and a final, culminating in a "pitch" for investments

Who can apply? We are looking for start-ups from Ireland, Bulgaria, Germany and Denmark in the fields of audio-visual technology, music, performing arts, game development, animation and immersive technology that 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;
  • To improve your skills in pitching 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 selected creative startups will be invited to participate in:

Intensive seminar with investment experts from the SPECTRA project on March 27, 15:00 – 16:00 o'clock. 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 in SPECTRA's investment panel of April 23, 15:00 – 17:00. 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. Working language – English.

Important dates

  • Application deadline: 15/03/2024
  • Assessment/Notification: by 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

Subsequent opportunities include access to a global community of creative startups and new skills, challenges, mentors and investors.

The initiative is part of the implementation of a project "SPECTRA - Boosting the performance of regional ecosystems in creative and creative industries", with the financial support of the Horizon Europe programme.

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