ChallengeUp! - joint IoT Accelerator with Cisco and Intel

ChallengeUp! - joint IoT Accelerator with Cisco and Intel

Challenge Up! – Find a way or make one

We are happy to announce today (at the Mobile World Congress) the joint Internet of Things (IoT) accelerator  “Challenge Up!” by Cisco, Deutsche Telekom and Intel  that offers it’s program to early-stage startups from Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The main objective of this program is to help innovative IoT/IoE startups to go-to-market faster through joint projects, mentoring, high-value networking and corporate assets. Selected companies may also receive strategic investments and support commercializing their product or service for global markets.

Challenge Up! is designed for early-stage startups creating solutions for the Internet of Things/Everything (IoT/IoE) and related areas, including:

  • Connected and Smart solutions (Smart home, Smart city, Smart energy, Connected Cars, Wearables, Industry 4.0),
  • Information Security,
  • Big Data,
  • Analytics,
  • Connectivity,
  • Cloud Computing.

Key elements of this program are:

  • TURBO Acceleration Week (to be held June 22-26, 2015)
  • A tailor-made, 4-month incubation program (July to October), taking place in Krakow, Berlin and Vienna.

No strings attached: selected startups do not have to worry about fees, they participate for free with no equity required and keep their own intellectual property.

The founding fathers of this initiative are looking forward to the creative ideas for new products and services from across the region to improve people's life and work processes. By giving startups access to the complimentary resources of three global companies we want to help young innovators accelerate their ideas into commercial success.

Apply for Challenge Up! here, we are waiting for applications till May 25th.

Find a way or make one: to build ground breaking startups with Challenge Up! by Intel, Cisco and hub:raum powered by Deutsche Telekom.

Stay tuned!

Published on Tuesday, March 3, 2015