Brussels, 27 April 2015: The ACE Creative accelerator launches its first ever call for companies aiming at selecting the 2015 TOP 50 ICT driven Creative start-ups in Europe. Companies are encouraged to apply and gain a customised support package to grow internationally.
ACE Creative is the next generation of the ACE Acceleration Programme coordinated by EBN. Building up on its founding father, ACE Creative is aimed only at creative start-ups and SMEs developing and working with the latest technologies (e.g. 3D printing). ACE Creative will support Europe’s most innovative SMEs through its European network of expertise in training, investment and business coaching, ensuring these companies rapidly gain entry and grow into international markets.
Robert Sanders , Head of International Projects at EBN, stated “This project will support the development of high tech creative industries in Europe. By leveraging the strengths of our European partners’ working with the local creative economy, we aim at directly engage and support these companies to grow in Europe and beyond. “
During the next two years, this Horizon2020 funded project will select 100 companies in Europe, connect them with each other and set them up with a support team across Europe. An international team will then help identify and introduce them to the clients, investors and contacts they need to grow their business in new markets. Parallel to this, the project will provide an online resource centre via www.acecreative.eu to help 1000 creative entrepreneurs’ access training programmes and support to develop their venture.
Note to business support organisations: ACE Creative is aiming at creating a pan-European support network for innovative creative businesses. If you are interested in joining the ACE Creative support network please contact Margaret Mulligan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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