Support for You
This is a key innovative aspect of KATANA, since it goes into a staged and agile model that enables the community to choose its most promising members, supports these members in co-creation by establishing either cross-border or cross-sectoral collaborations and motivates consortia to rapidly launch minimum viable products (MVPs) in the market and attract funding from early adopters among potential customers, through reward crowdfunding
KATANA will support the most successful 10 European start-ups/SME consortia by providing them additional funds – up to 50K per start-up/SME – and provide them with the opportunity to attract equity funding on the top of that, by delivering tailor made investment readiness training and providing access to the community of professional investors through an equity crowdfunding platform.
KATANA accelerator aims to support all European start-ups and SMEs in the agrifood value chain, ICT sector or raising emerging technologies to simultaneously access knowledge, technology, capital and markets in order to respond to the global competitive environment. We will follow steps that ensure a sustainable road-map for the establishment of cross-sectoral and cross-border collaboration.