The Data Market Services Accelerator is a program designed to help startups in the European Union (and associated countries) grow their skills, connect with partners and investors, and gain media and events exposure. It is free to participate, and funded by the European Commission.
Over 6 months, 50 data-centric startups will receive training in key topics such as GDPR, intellectual property, investment matchmaking and fundraising, legal training, and more. Startups will also add cutting-edge training in data science and trust building in today's data economy to their company’s toolkit. The training will be delivered by leading experts in the field.
As a participating startup you can expect access to interactive webinars, one-on-one support, free entry to accelerators and incubators in four European countries, and direct connection to investors. Selected startups will also get a sponsored booth at the TNW2021 flagship conference in Amsterdam!
The Data Market Services Accelerator is now entering its third year. Apply below to take your startup to the next level!
The European Commission’s strategy for the European Data Economy has identified the value of the data industry to be €739 billion in 2020. This represents 4% of overall EU GDP, with the global big data economy seeing annual compound growth of 23% over the last 5 years.
Scrutiny and regulation in recent years has been focused on the proper collection, storage, and usage of personal and large-scale data; driven by political scandals, mass collections, and increasing awareness of the emerging predictive and AI-driven world. This landscape provides strong impetus for the Data Market Services Accelerator, providing new and growing startups with access to training and support in using data responsibly, effectively, and accurately.
In addition, DMS (Data Market Services) will help startups address the slow adoption of advanced big-data technologies – reducing the skills gap between Europe and the US and China, and helping startups navigate the challenging terrains of privacy, compliance, and standardization.
The partners behind the program
We are a team of accelerators, investors, and corporations across Europe with the same objective: give free support and services to boost European data-centric SMEs and startups.
Zabala Innovation Consulting - Experts in training programs for startups and SME’s
TNW - Flagship conferences and global media to showcase your company
University of Southampton - Leaders in data science and training
King’s College London - Training in big data and AI
Bright Pixel Accelerator - Builders and investors transforming the way companies address innovation and new ventures
SpinLab Accelerator - One of the top 20 accelerators in Europe
Spherik Accelerator - Winner of the Best Accelerator And Incubation Program in Romania for 3 years in a row
IPtector Consulting Aps - IP consulting based on decades of international corporate experience
ERCIM/W3C- Leaders in info, data, and privacy law and training for European data landscapes
Ogilvy - Global advertising, marketing, and PR
Are you a data-centric European startup looking for training, exposure, and investments? If so, we welcome you to apply.
Data Market Services Accelerator program timeline:
- February 15 2021 - Applications open
- April 30 2021 - Applications close
- May 31 - Program begins
- November 2021 - Program ends