Project EU-XCEL

UAS involved: SCE (Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship) at Munich University of Applied Sciences, Bavaria (Germany) – among others

EU-XCEL (Accelerating Entrepreneurial Learning across European Regions) is a Horizon 2020 and Startup Europe initiative which supports aspiring young tech entrepreneurs interested in co-founding new multi-national information, communication and technology (ICT) startups through a new startup scrum training and mentored virtual accelerator initiative. Ultimately, the EU-XCEL European Virtual Accelerator is 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 intensive training and mentoring in one of the EU-XCEL start-up scrums across Europe where EU-successful EU-XCEL applicants participate alongside some of the most promising and talented aspiring tech entrepreneurs 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 in October 2016 in Munich, Germany.

The EU-XCEL consortium comprises tech entrepreneurs, tech industry experts and talented entrepreneurial educators from six of Europe’s leading organizations with proven track records in successful incubation: University College Cork (IE), DTU Skylab (DK), SCE (Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship) at Munich University of Applied Sciences (DE), Athens University of Economics and Business (GR), Poznan Science and Technology Park (PL), and Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (ES).