Are you an entrepreneur struggling to support your venture due to the pandemic-induced crisis?

Check out 22 great funding opportunities to support your venture in 2020

Even though the majority of the world is on lockdown, there are still amazing opportunities out there.

From online events and remote accelerators to programs scheduled for the second part of the year with their deadlines this spring, we selected 14 opportunities worth applying for.

For your convenience, we listed them in chronological order. Let your venture thrive with the most promising opportunities this spring!

14 awesome opportunities for startups worth applying for this spring

1. Extreme Tech Challenge 2020

Deadline: May 1, 2020 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
Eligibility: Open to all product or service submissions based on a new technology or an innovative application of an existing technology built by the submitting company. Applicants must be legally incorporated – or registered – in their country of origin.

The Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) is a nonprofit devoted to elevating the next generation of entrepreneurs creating new technologies and innovations to benefit humankind.

Inspired by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the XTC supports and showcases the innovators harnessing the power of technology to address the greatest challenges facing humanity and our planet.

2. Outlier Ventures Base Camp 2020

Deadline: May 1, 2020 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
Date: June 15, 2020
Eligibility: The program provides early-stage funding, as well as providing support via relationships, introductions, and access to specialists from across the venture platform
Location: Remote

Outlier Ventures Base Camp is recruiting, financing and providing the launchpad for pre-seed projects anywhere in Europe, providing product support, hub services, and partnering with you on your Web 3.0 concept. Join this five months in a bespoke Convergence Accelerator to define and build your project.

3. Virtual RVC Hyperaccelerator 2020

Deadline: May 15, 2020 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
Dates: June 22-29, 2020
Eligibility: Ideally, companies should have been formed and have completed some business planning work and perhaps have a draft pitch deck. You will develop all of these things during the program, but companies are most successful in the program when they have created a first rough draft so they have something to work with.
Program Cost: The full week program cost is USD 2995,- for the first attendee from a company and USD 995,- for each additional team member.

Sure, you’d like to attend a twelve-week accelerator, but you don’t have time or big chunks of equity to spare. The RVC HyperAccelerator may be the solution for you.

The Hyperaccelerator is a one-week ultra-intensive boot camp program where you’re drinking from the fire-hose the whole time. The critical elements of venture capital preparation have been taken and condensed into a super-intensive program that gets you from zero to sixty in the shortest possible time.

4. hackCOVID 2020

Deadline: May 16, 2020 04:00 (GMT+0100)| Register here
Eligibility: The global community of data scientists, entrepreneurs, social workers, designers, and engineers

hackCOVID is calling in the global community of data scientists, entrepreneurs, social workers, designers, and engineers to join hands and serve society during this crisis.

Developers across the globe are invited to build prototypes that will help industries mitigate and administer the Coronavirus outbreak and its implications.

5. UN SDG Action Awards 2020

Deadline: May 25, 2020 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
Eligibility: People and organisations everywhere are encouraged to submit their outstanding SDG Action and nominate to become one of the UN SDG Action Award winners

UN SDG Action Awards are shining the spotlight on the most creative and transformative initiatives accelerating action for the sustainable development goals from around the world.

The winning initiatives will be honored at the UN SDG Action Awards Ceremony at the UN Headquarters in New York City, and widely amplified throughout the year to inspire the growing global SDG Action community to accelerate change for people and the planet.

6. CivStart Startup Program 2020

Deadline: June 1, 2020 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
Dates: August 1, 2020 – July 31, 2022
Eligibility: CivStart is a stage-agnostic accelerator, but it is not working to accelerate startups who are still in the product development and ideation stage. They do seek startups that have proven solutions and teams in place.
Location: Washington DC, the United States

CivStart guides and accelerates the adoption of cutting-edge technology solutions at the local level by connecting governments, startup companies, and corporate partners to steward good ideas and address the needs of local communities through a technology lens.

7. South Summit Startup Competition 2020

Deadline: June 1, 2020 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
Dates: October 6-8, 2020
Eligibility: The most disruptive startups
Location: Madrid, Spain

South Summit Startup Competition brings together the most innovative startups regardless of their industry, development stage and country. The most promising ideas and teams will be found in this edition’s pitching session. Sign up and prove you can be one of them!

8. Digital Attraxion MoveUp Program 2020

Deadline: June 7, 2020 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
Dates: September 8 – December 30, 2020
Eligibility: Top innovative startups that have at least a prototype or a Minimum Viable Product
Location: Charleroi, Belgium

Digital Attraxion’s MoveUp Program is a 20 weeks acceleration program based in the heart of Europe. It is directed to startups from around the world who are looking to target the European Market.

The program offers an introduction to customers and investors, a European commercialization roadmap, funding, access to shared office space, coaching and workshops/training days.

9Target Takeoff 2020

Deadline: June 8, 2020 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
Dates: September 28 – October 30, 2020
Eligibility: A qualified team with a passion for retail and a willingness to learn; Product/business alignment with the cohort theme; A product or service with market traction and the potential to scale.

Target Takeoff is an opportunity to deepen your retail know-how without having to make the 3–4-month commitment of a traditional accelerator. With both virtual and face-to-face workshops and mentoring, you’ll work on launching and scaling to help your brand accelerate its market readiness.

10. European Data Incubator 2020

Deadline: June 17, 2020 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
Dates: September 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Eligibility: SME/start-up legally established in the Member States (MS) of the European Union (EU), including their outermost regions and The Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) linked to the Member States

The European Data Incubator (EDI) is an Innovation Action project co-funded by the European Union. You can now apply to European Data Incubator, the 8-month Big Data programme that will take your startup to the next level.

11. Startup Extreme 2020

Dates: June 22-23, 2020| Register here
Prices: starting from EUR 245,-
Location: Voss, Norway

When we put away formality, band together, and leap into challenges without our screens—something magical happens. Are you ready to build lifelong relationships with investors, founders, community members, and more!?

12. Collision from Home 2020

Dates: June 23-25, 2020 | Register here
Prices: starting from USD 79,-
Location: Online

Collision from Home attendees will participate from wherever they are in the world, live streaming talks from tech CEOs, international policymakers and global cultural figures. They’ll chat and connect with each other through the bespoke Collision from Home app and they’ll engage with some of the world’s most influential companies and fastest-growing startups.

13. Hatch CoLab 2020

Deadline: June 30, 2020 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
Eligibility: Impact Tech Ventures working in the following areas: HealthTech, Future of Education, Agri/Food Tech, Smart City/Urban Tech, eGovernment, Water Innovation, Crisis Relief, Security & Cyber Security, AIForGood, Planet+ Tech, EnergyTech/CleanTech
Location: Genève, Switzerland

Hatch CoLab empowers entrepreneurs to build impact tech ventures that solve Humanity’s Grand Challenges and drive sustainable change.

It is driven by a desire to be a positive force in the world, measuring success through collective sustainable impact towards Humanity’s Grand Challenges (HGCs).

14. CodeLaunch 2020

Deadline: June 30, 2020 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
Eligibility: If your startup software technology concept has not reached the MVP stage and you need a software development to get there
Location: Frisco, TX, the United States

CodeLaunch provides seed services that are invaluable to early-stage startups. Sponsors and partners help guide winning startup ventures down the path of success while minimizing their financial risk.

 Are there any other promising events that we should feature? Let us know by leaving a comment below or get in touch with us via our contact form.

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