Online IoT accelerator, Startup Scaleup, open for applications

14 Apr 2016

Applications for the online internet of things (IoT) accelerator, Startup Scaleup, are now being accepted for the six-month Europe-wide programme, with no cost-of-entry for the start-up.

The IoT accelerator, created with the help of Startup Europe and the European Commission, is designed to be largely based online, with start-ups able to access mentorship from across Europe with the added advantage of it being a no-strings-attached, no-cost programme.

However, before the online mentoring with fellow IoT start-ups begins, four IoT weeks will be held towards the end of June, the first two taking place in Vilnius, Lithuania, and Zoetermeer, Netherlands, between 20 and 24 June.

DCU Ryan Academy to host IoT week

The second week from 27 June to 1 July will see start-ups descend on the DCU Ryan Academy in Dublin, as well as Madrid in Spain.

These face-to-face weeks are expected to be an intense schedule of activities and workshops that will cover all the basics for scaling up an IoT business in an increasingly competitive field.

Once the week is finished and start-ups go back to their respective HQs, the entire accelerator will move online, with further workshops as well as ‘ask me anything’ sessions with experienced mentors, popularised through the popular Reddit series, which has previously included Intel’s VP of IoT, Philip Moynagh.

This marks the second batch of applications open to IoT start-ups, with the organisers of the accelerator saying applications are now open until 13 May.

IoT concept image via Shutterstock

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic