EU-XCEL was a Horizon 2020 and Startup Europe initiative which supports aspiring young tech entrepreneurs interested in co-founding new international information, communication and technology (ICT) startups through a new startup scrum training and mentored virtual accelerator initiative.

Ultimately, the EU-XCEL European Virtual Accelerator was seeking to identify and empower aspiring young tech entrepreneurs to become ‘incubator ready’ with real products of promise in the areas of Internet of Things, Health Informatics, Big Data, ICT4Development, Predictive Analytics, and E-/M-Commerce.

EU-XCEL has created an intensive, specially designed entrepreneurship programme which includes:  :

  • One week FREE intensive training and mentoring in one of our start-up scrums across Europe this summer (including FREE flights and accommodation) where EU-successful EU-XCEL applicants participate alongside some of the most promising and talented aspiring tech entrepreneurs in and commence the process of co-founding new startup ideas;
  • Access to online technical and business development supports through the EU-XCEL virtual accelerator where teams further develop their startup ideas over a 12 week period passing milestones and submitting key deliverables en route;
  • The opportunity to pitch for investment and win a prize in the EU-XCEL Challenge Final

EU-XCEL was funded by the European Commision from 2015 to 2017.


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