KATANA supports European SMEs and start-ups. Apply now!

maandag 23 januari 2017


Are you a start-up or SME operating across the agrifood value chain, ICT sector or raising emerging technologies? Or perhaps an individual with a good idea?

KATANA aims to boost innovation in the agrifood sector by supporting European SMEs and start-ups. In addition, KATANA invites investors and policy makers to get involved.

Easy application for individuals, start-ups and SMEs
Taking part in KATANA is easy: Shooting & uploading a 2-minute video pitch is all you need to do as a first step.

Why join this pan European accelerator program?
Companies can get access to capital via gift and crowdfunding, knowledge, technologies and markets to respond to the competitive global environment. Expand your international network and find your partners to grow your company.

Participants can upload their video until February and evaluate each other in March, which determines the 100 winners of this first phase. The 100 winners will receive training and a grant to cover costs. In April, these winners will team-up with other companies who work in a different part of the agrifood value chain and/or in another country.

At this stage, everybody is welcome to join the matchmaking events which are held across Europe. Perhaps you can team-up with a winner and join the KATANA competition from this stage on. The newly formed teams ‘consortia’ will then attend a 3-days bootcamp and get free access to a crowdfunding platform to raise money for their product/service. The 10 consortia which raise the most money will then be granted 100.000 euro and benefit from additional services. They will join an investment readiness program and launch their product/service successfully on the market before the end of December 2018.

Benefit from the financing and services offered by one of the most innovative European accelerators!

Join with a pitch
When? 1st December 2016 till 28th February 2017
Who? Individuals, start-ups or SMEs who have idea for innovation in the agrifood value chain
Where? Upload a 2-minute video on the KATANA website: http://katanaproject.eu/apply-now/
Difficult? We will help you shoot your video on the spot if you like. Contact Marielle.

Join the matchmaking events
When? April 2017
Who? Everyone, including the companies/individuals who were not amongst the top 100.
Where? Many countries across Europe, but for sure in Germany, Serbia, Spain, Denmark, Italy, Greece and the Netherlands/Belgium.

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