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1 OpenAxel THE FIRST OPEN ACCELERATION PATFORM THAT PROMOTES GROWTH FOR ACCELERATORS AND STARTUPS AT THE EUROPEAN LEVEL! This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no

2 OPENAXEL Project overview Objective of opening the accelerators ecosystem by fostering smart cooperation between key stakeholders Generate scale effects at European Level to deliver world class services to highly innovative SMEs, startups & entrepreneurs Virtual one-stop-shop – OpenAxel Portal Platform-based cross border services Contest Cup to select the Top60 Startups in Europe which will receive extra support to guarantee their final introduction into the market by means of world class coaching, cross-border exchange & global funding exposure Creation of ranking of Top European accelerators and methodologies of benchmarking of accelerators 2

3 OPENAXEL Partners 3

4 OPENAXEL Join the community 4

5 OpenAxel Competition, edition 1, June 2014

6 OPENAXEL OpenAxel competition OpenAxel will seek out the best entrepreneurial talent in Europe through two startup competitions (one in 2014 and one in 2015) to select the 60 most promising startups in Europe (30 yearly) OpenAxel contest is looking for applicants who: are early stage startups or projects in their initial phase of development have innovative and disruptive ideas use new technologies in the digital communications space have high growth potential and with a global-scalable focus have a solid business model have the potential for a fast commercial time-to-market deployment have a solid founder’s team fully committed with the project 6

7 OPENAXEL OpenAxel competition details Contest definition: OpenAxel Contest 1st Round (2014 edition) Deadline: 29th June 2014 at 17:00h Brussels time Notification of evaluation outcomes: August 2014 Award ceremony: October 2014 Application procedure: Single stage Language in which proposals should be submitted: English Web address for further information: address for further information: 7

8 OPENAXEL Contest Prizes – top 30 finalists Benefit from high added value cross border services as Top Level coaching, Rackspace’s Startup Program including world class hosting, mentorship, Cloud Tools Marketplace and guidance, Microsoft BizSpark Plus (representing more than € credit of Windows Azure over two years), Membership in AWS Activate, including 180€ in AWS credits provided by Amazon Web Services, Free access to the AWS Essentials 1 day web-based or instructor-led training, AWS Technical Professional Accreditation course, plus 8 tokens for self-paced labs, One month of premium AWS Business Support. Free access to 1:1 virtual office hours with AWS solutions architects. Special offers from other companies that help startups, including Chef, Bitnami, Amazon Payments, SOASTA, Podio, CopperEgg and more. Softlayer’s Catalyst Program (a hosting credit towards dedicated, cloud or hybrid compute environments) in a value of 750€/month for a full year. 8

9 OPENAXEL Contest Prizes – top 9 winners A trip to Silicon Valley, A Personalized Coaching Plan designed for each winner startup, At least 5 face to face meetings with investors for each startup, The opportunity to pitch in front of important stakeholders assisting the event, At least 2 sessions of world class coaching for each startup from Top Level Executives from Global Corporations, Opportunity to have access to the rest of the European funded projects of the Startup Europe Hub (eg. Atalanta, ACE….), Membership in AWS Activate, including 3.600€ in AWS credits provided by Amazon Web Services, Softlayer’s Catalyst Program (a hosting credit towards dedicated, cloud or hybrid compute environments) in a value of 1.500€/month for a full year. 9

10 OPENAXEL Thank you!


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