DMS Accelerator is a consortium comprised by several companies (Zabala, TNW, Spherik, Ogilvy, SpinLab, BrightPixel, Southampton University, King’s College London, IPTector, ERCIM) that aims to help SMEs and startups specialized in data to overcome existing barriers in markets.

This is the second year of the project and its new open call is about to start. The general purpose of this open call is to support a generation of startups and SMEs based in Europe, giving access to free support services. Further main objectives of this call may be open the most promising companies in the EU driving the new world related to the collection and processing of data.

How they help the 50 selected startups? With a series of free services in 5 categories: investment, acceleration, legal training, standardization and data skills, taught by the companies participating in DMS Accelerator. The aim of these services is the startups can increase their sales capacity by 20% in order to create up to 200 jobs.

Which requirements does your startup need to apply?
Be specialized in data and belong to the European Union, complete the registration form with all the required data, and submit it from March 16th to May 31st.

Which were the actions accomplished in the first call? Over the past year, the selected startups accessed a sort of diverse services:

– A variety of webinars in different fields.
– Promotion in events such as TNW, South Summit, Smart City Solutions, EBDVF or Pixels Camp.
– Mentoring and coaching sessions with specialists.
– Mobility programmes.
– Matchmaking with investors.

See below the aftermovie video of this past year.