European Startup Programs

Startup Ecosystem EU offers this European Accelerator Deadline calendar as a resource to startups.

Our goal is to bring together startups, investors and innovators to learn about cutting-edge innovations and foster dynamic conversation addressing how technology is transforming Europe.

European Accelerators

European Startup Programs

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  • METRO Accelerator is a highly selective mentorship program for technology-first startups targeting Hospitality and Retail industries. Berlin, Germany; Deadline – July 1, 2019
  • Conector Startup AcceleratorConector Startup Accelerator is a Spanish startup incubator that provides mentorship services for startups and entrepreneurs. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain; Deadline – July 7, 2019
  • CyLon is the world’s leading cybersecurity accelerator and seed investment program. London, UK; Deadline – July 14, 2019
  • Rockstart Accelerator supports startups in becoming scalable by providing them with access to the market, capital, expertise, and community. Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands; Deadline – July 14, 2019
  • Next Floor TACC – Next Floor Accelerator for Tourism! We connect the best startups with academic know-how from our partner universities, we push them forward with the experience of our mentors and finance them through our investment partners. When the startups are ready, we connect them with the worlds largest corporations. Salzburg, Austria; Deadline – July 14, 2019
  • Salzburg Innovation ChallengeAustria’s Salzburg AG is calling for startups innovating in the areas of affordable and clean energy, industry and infrastructure, sustainable cities and communities, and climate action to join its fourth Innovation Challenge. Salzburg, Austria; Deadline – July 18, 2019
  • HutZero – the leading early-stage entrepreneur bootcamp which helps you gain all the tools you need to get your idea off the ground. London, UK; Deadline – July 21, 2019
  • Greater Manchester Future of Health Challenge in partnership with Novartis – A 12-week program where startups are required to attend one day per week. The program offers a fantastic opportunity for startups and entrepreneurs to gain unrivaled access to the HealthTech ecosystem in the GM area through our close partnerships with industry, the NHS and engaged investors. Deadline: July 25, 2019
  • DayOne Accelerator -Day One, the Swiss innovation hub for precision medicine and digital health managed by, launches its second acceleration run to support ventures targeting the improvement of the wellbeing and health of children and young people.We are seeking brilliant ventures, healthcare innovators, startups as well as intrapreneurs that combine digital technologies, healthcare expertise and entrepreneurial spirit. Companies from low and middle-income countries are also welcome. Basel, Switzerland; Deadline – July 26, 2019
  • Kaspersky Open Innovations Program – Kaspersky Open Innovation Program is inviting innovative startups to support the growth of new joint business activities. For startup teams and individual projects. We are looking for the most advanced projects working at the edge of cybersecurity. Milan, Italy; Deadline – July 26, 2019
  • Female Founders GlobalFemale Founders Global is a hub for entrepreneurial women that empowers, connects and supports. Our three-month program aims to kickstart highly innovative and scalable female-led ventures. This accelerator program focuses on startup development, founder development, and one-on-one support. Vienna, Wien, Austria; Deadline – July 28, 2019
  • World Startup Factory (WSF) – acceleration programs to startups with impact-driven solutions and convincing business models. WSF aims to create value for all involved stakeholders by the accelerated growth of the selected startups. They believe impact-driven startups are of increasing importance to develop successful solutions for societal and environmental challenges. Therefore, they accelerate the growth of startups who are passionate about solving these challenges. They do this by providing access to funding, mentorship, an extensive international network, and expert support. The Hague, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands; Deadline – July 31, 2019
  • Start Alliance Berlin– With around 40,000 business registrations per year and more than 500 startup companies, Berlin is undisputedly Germany’s founder capital and is expanding its nationwide lead. The capital is particularly appealing for founders in the creative sectors and technology. Berlin, Germany; Deadline – July 31, 2019


  • Women Startup Challenge Europe HealthTech – Launched in partnership with Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the Women Startup Challenge is on a mission to close the funding gap and shake up a culture and economy that’s made it exceedingly difficult for women to launch startups and raise capital. We provide funding, mentoring, and other resources for women who are creating the most innovative tech companies to help scale their products. The 10 finalists will pitch our distinguished jury of investors on 7 October in Paris. Our distinguished jury has included investors from Mozilla, GV (Google Ventures), Techstars, Illuminate Ventures, OneRagtime, Techstars, and more. Paris, France; Deadline: August 1, 2019
  • Health2B – Health2B is a lean startup accelerator with a focus on MedTech and healthtech. You may call it digital health, mobile health, e-health, Internet of Things, Wearables, LifeLog, Bio Hacking or Quantified Self – the goal is the same: to improve the wellbeing and health of people. Based in Lund, Sweden – the center of the most exciting health, life science and mobile cluster in Europe. Health2b is among the 15 best health tech accelerators in Europe. Lund, Skane Lan, Sweden; Deadline: August 4, 2019
  • Digital Health London – We are looking for innovative companies that are addressing patient demand through technology, with a view to funding those with significant potential. Are you an early-stage company that’s addressing health and care needs through digital health? Are you looking for £250k – £5m investment to take your company to the next level? London, UK; Deadline: August 5, 2019
  • 2019 Hangzhou International Startup Competition – If you are interested in starting up or expanding your business into China, participating in this competition is one of  great venues and opportunities to get knowledge about business and living environments of one of the most beautiful cities in China, Hangzhou as well as China in general, and furthermore to extend the circle of entrepreneurial friends globally. The competition will accept applications from a wide range of fields, such as Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Virtual Reality, eCommerce, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Medical device, Creative Industry, New Material, New Energy, Environmental Protection Technology, Business Management, Semiconductor, Advanced Manufacturing, Robotics, Modern Agriculture, Modern Service Industry, and others. Deadline: August 7, 2019
  • Climb @ The Camp – a four-month program in the south of France for early-stage entrepreneurs, co-produced with the Village by CA. Aix-en-provence, Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, France; Deadline: August 10, 2019
  • Bridgeway Company Europe Startup Accelerator – Categories Big Data, Gamification, Machine Learning, Robotics, Virtual Reality. Bridgeway brings in many experts in the fields of organizational culture, accounting, marketing & sales, product design, user experience, mobile & user testing, and more. We’ll work together to help you create your strategy, understand key metrics, ensure growth, and deliver a pitch that will bring your startup to life! Belgrade, Serbia; Deadline: August 13, 2019
  • Fit 4 Start – To maximize your business’s chance of becoming successful and sustainable, Fit 4 Start offers intensive coaching, attractive pre-seed capital up to €150,000 and access to the best networks. The program is open for selected start-ups in the domains of ICT, HealthTech or Space with innovative ideas, strong motivation and high development potential. Luxembourg; Deadline: August 16, 2019
  • NCA – Become part of Europe`s leading commerce accelerator network.We are backed by ten different investors from banking to software and e-commerce, ready to test-drive your service or product. Hamburg, Germany; Deadline: August 18, 2019
  • KWORKS Entrepreneurship Research CenterWe accelerate the momentum of innovation by enhancing the path for entrepreneurs to build sustainable, scalable, technology-based ventures and strengthen the growth of entrepreneurial ecosystem at the Koç University Şişli campus in Istanbul, Turkey; Deadline: August 18, 2019
  • Growth Train Accelerator – Growth Train is a non-profit, international accelerator program supporting startups of all levels. We take zero equity and aim to attract startups who are open to establishing their business in our region. Nykøbing, Sjelland, Denmark; Deadline: August 19, 2019
  • Sony Startup Acceleration Program – Sony Startup Acceleration Program invests in early-stage startups. は、起業のノウハウと環境の提供を通じてクリエイターのビジョンを実現し、イノベーションエンジンとしてより良い社会を創っていくことを目指します。Lund, Skane Lan, Sweden; Deadline: August 20, 2019
  • NEOMA EdTech AcceleratorFast and Good Growth: transforming student experience and innovative pedagogy, Mont-saint-aignan, Haute-Normandie, France; Deadline: August 23, 2019
  • Dream Assembly – a fashion and retail tech accelerator that offers the world’s most promising startups a program of education, mentorship, networking opportunities, early-stage funding, and access to investors. Lisbon, Portugal; Deadline: August 25, 2019
  • Merck’s HQ Program – We are not classic accelerators. We are collaboration-makers. At the futuristic Innovation Center at our headquarters in Darmstadt, we will support you from the very beginning. Get the right connections at Merck KGaA Darmstadt, Germany, and end up with a visionary partnership. Together we will explore the unexplored and welcome your startup as part of our community of curious minds. Darmstadt, Germany; Deadline: August 28, 2019
  • Microsoft’s AI Factory in Station F – Microsoft France is focusing on helping AI-based startups contribute in five key areas: health, environment/energy, transportation, financial services, and agri-food. The first accelerator in this new program – AI for Green Energy – has launched in partnership with Schneider Electric, and is focused on finding new ways to use AI to decrease consumption and increase energy efficiency. Paris, France; Deadline: August 31, 2019
  • EY Start-up Academy – The EY Start-up Academy aims to support start-ups in the early stage to be ready for securing the needed financing. Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany; Deadline: August 31, 2019
  • enpact international mentoring program – West Africa and Europe edition. Gain access to a network of experienced mentors and join a growing community of accomplished entrepreneurs. Berlin, Germany; Deadline: August 31, 2019
  • Superangel – a community of successful founders taking you to the next level. We offer early-stage investments from entrepreneurs to entrepreneurs. Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia; Deadline: August 31, 2019
  • Soft-Landing Zoetermeer – An immersive, fully-organized, 3-5 day program for mentors, investors, accelerator/ incubators representatives to learn how to scale a startup in a new market and expand their network. Zoetermeer, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands; Deadline: August 31, 2019


  • Levelup – a startup accelerator based in the Kotka Region of Finland. They bring together startups from all over the world to participate in a 15-week program that empowers entrepreneurs to develop game-changing opportunities in Finland – home to the globally renowned Slush Conference and Startup Sauna. Kotka, Southern Finland, Finland; Deadline: Sept 1, 2019
  • Startup Wise Guys – one of the most active early-stage investors in the broader CEE region and Nordics. To help techy startup founders become true entrepreneurs, we are running a world-class startup accelerator since 2012. We have accelerated more than 145 startups in 15 cohorts, focusing on B2B SaaS, Fintech and Cybersecurity. Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia; Deadline: Sept 9, 2019
  • THINK AccelerateWe are specialized in helping early-stage startups build their first prototypes, and get the first important users. At the end of the program, you will be ready to talk to investors to take your startup to the next level. Did we mention that the program is for free and we don’t take any equity in your startup? Helsingborg, Skane Lan, Sweden; Deadline: Sept 9, 2019
  • GovTech Lab Lithuania – GovTech Lab Lithuania is an emergent innovation ecosystem in which entrepreneurs deliver technology products and services, often using new and emerging technologies, to public sector clients. Do you have an idea of how to solve one of the challenges? The solution should meet the criteria set by the challenge owner and the expectations expressed during the workshop day. Make sure that you are able to continue working on this solution, in case your idea is selected and the challenge owner wants to buy the finished product. Vilnius, Lithuania; Deadline: Sept 10, 2019
  • Bind 4.0 Acceleration Program – Bind 4.0 is an acceleration program geared toward tech startups with solutions applied to Advanced Manufacturing, Smart Energy, Health Tech or Food Tech fields. It’s a public-private initiative that promotes the development of innovative Industry 4.0 projects with top-level organizations and that accelerates the startups through training, high-impact mentorship, and connections to the major industrial players in the Basque Country. San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain; Deadline: Sept 13, 2019
  • RAPID Challenge – created with the specific aim of helping early-stage hardware businesses. Therefore, applicants must have or are in the process of developing a hardware product to be eligible. Software only businesses are not eligible. The business must have a desire to or are in the process of commercializing their product. Banbury, UK; Deadline: Sept 15, 2019
  • FinTech & CyberSecurity Amsterdam -The FinTech & CyberSecurity program in Amsterdam is looking for FinTech, InsurTech & CyberSecurity companies seeking to improve the customer journey and to increase operational efficiency in the B2B and B2C space. Amsterdam, Netherlands; Deadline: Sept 23, 2019


  • Open Up 2020 – a £1.5m prize fund to unlock the power of open banking for UK consumers. If your app or fin-tech product is selected, you will receive up to £300,000, equity-free, plus a powerful program of non-financial and marketing support. Oct 2, 2019
  • AtomLeap – (Berlin) a high-tech startup accelerator and business intelligence provider. We offer highly personalized analyses of technology and startup trends to help our corporate clients, who represent a wide range of sectors, understand and evaluate potential partners and competitors. We also support daring, scientifically grounded product ideas and provide their creators with everything they need to make people’s lives more sustainable, more connected, and healthier. Thanks to our own experience working with large companies and startup ventures, we are uniquely positioned to foster the cooperation between corporations and startups, in order to bring out potential synergies and shared interests. At AtomLeap, experience and infrastructure meet fresh ideas and flexibility, enabling both sides to reap the benefits of collaboration. Deadline – TBA
  • Look Forward –  (La Plaine-saint-denis, Ile-de-France, France) the innovation hub for startups willing to change the way we produce, distribute and consume fashion and beauty. Deadline – TBA
  • ABC Accelerator – ABC Accelerator is a private acceleration group with an award-winning acceleration program for startups and scaleups, designed to grow your business and increase your valuation, combined with a 25k€ convertible loan and an option for 100k-250k€ investment as a way to scale. Ljubljana, Slovenia; Deadline – Oct 7, 2019
  • Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars – This unique partnership between Barclays and Techstars brings two networks together into one accelerator program that offers entrepreneurs unprecedented access not only to a world-leading bank but also to Techstars international mentor and investor relationships. The London program is nestled in the heart of the Financial Services and FinTech capital of the world, within a few miles of banks, government and Europe’s largest VC ecosystem. London, UK; Deadline – Oct 13, 2019
  • ACE Venture Lab – (Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship) is a startup accelerator that actively supports researchers, scientists, students and entrepreneurs with tech-driven ideas looking to transform their concepts into a feasible business. Today the accelerator is home to young entrepreneurs who develop world-changing concepts in industries like Advanced IT, Medical & Health Technology, Chemical & Advanced Materials and Sustainable Technology. Offering tailored programs, startup facilities, entrepreneurial network and mentorship from the best startup experts, ACE Venture Lab supports ambitious science and high-tech entrepreneurs across every stage of starting a business. Deadline – Oct 14, 2019
  • Green Tech Challenge – (Copenhagen) a rapid growth program for small and medium-sized companies. Together they can create a greener and richer planet! Deadline – TBA


  • The Madeira Startup Retreat – promoted by Startup Madeira, Turismo de Portugal and Nova School of Business and Economics, takes place from the 4th February to 29th of March 2018 on Madeira Island, Portugal. It aims at welcoming and working with 8 Tourism & Travel related Startups over a period of two months. Not only does it imply relocation, but also working and sharing business experience on Madeira Island. Deadline – TBA


  • ABC Accelerator ABC Accelerator is a private acceleration group with an award-winning acceleration program for startups and scaleups, designed to grow your business and increase your valuation, combined with a 25k€ convertible loan and an option for 100k-250k€ investment as a way to scale. Ljubljana, Slovenia. Deadline – TBA
  • Seed Haus Edinburgh is a community of entrepreneurs, values-driven investors, and makers. They invest in early-stage founders. Deadline – TBA
  • next media accelerator – initiated by the German Press Agency (dpa) and founded in 2015 in Hamburg by several independent partners in order to offer media-related startups a place to succeed. Hamburg, Germany; Deadline – TBA

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