Microsoft Innovation Centre,
On Wednesday 11th December 2019 all the six startups from the fifth edition of the MITA YouStartIT accelerator programme pitched their companies to investors during Demo Day, a closed event held at the MITA Data Centre. More details about this event can be found on our blog.
YouStartIT#5 kicked-off on Monday 2nd September 2019 with the following startups:
For the first time the cohort was recruited from two separate calls. The Validator Call which opened on 25th February 2019 and the YouStartIT#5 Call which
opened on 18th March 2019.
What did each selected Startup get?
- A pre-seed investment of up to €30,000, of which €20,000 is a cash grant, all equity free
- Additional pro bono services and technology perks
- Access to MITA network of mentors and business partners to help them achieve their goals
- An opportunity to research, develop and create their own marketable Intellectual Property to kick-start your business and scale up
When did the YouStartIT#5 Call open?
Applications for YouStartIT#5 opened on Monday 18th March 2019 and closed on Sunday 19th May 2019 at 00:00 CET.
How was the evaluation done?
The evaluation process started on Monday 20th May 2019 and ended on Monday 17th June 2019. The evaluators shortlisted 15 startups who were all invited for an online interview for a further in-depth assessment. Eight startups successfully made it to the final shortlisting phase and participated in the intensive three-day bootcamp held at the MITA Data Centre between the 1st and the 3rd of July 2019. After two days of hard work, the eight finalists concluded their bootcamp activities by pitching to a panel of three judges during a closed-door event.
The startups who participated in the YouStartIT#5 Bootcamp are: