Free trip to Silicon Valley
First up is a FREE trip (including travel) to Silicon Valley for 2 tech-focused Irish startups followed by an EU Roadshow giving your startup the opportunity to meet investors, corporates and international media.
You’ll spend 3 weeks in Silicon Valley at the Mind the Bridge Startup School to immerse your company into the Silicon Valley tech community. And when you get back – you’ll visit 4 EU cities – Milan, Berlin, Madrid and Salamanca and pitch your startup to leading members of their tech ecosystems.
2 major European tech events
Next up we are offering Europass places to 3 lucky startups. Winning companies will attend 2 major European tech events for FREE (including travel) – events like South Summit, Madrid in September and Slush, Helsinki in November.
Special Silicon Valley Package
Last but not least, if you are a later stage tech startup (raised €50k+) we are offering a Silicon Valley package tailored for you.
We’re looking for 2 Irish startups to join our partners Mind the Bridge for a week in Silicon Valley where you will pitch, network and attend the MTB Startup School as well as taking part in European Innovation Day – a unique event designed to expose European startups to American investors. Startups will need to fund their own travel to Silicon Valley (for this trip only) but the value of the prize is €5,000 per startup.
All of these initiatives are supported by the Welcome Project – a Startup Europe Initiative and funded by the European Commission.