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Missions for Startups and Scaleups

With Soft-Landing Missions, startups and scaleups have the chance to dive into a 1-week experience in a foreign ecosystem to help them grow their business internationally. In the EU ecosystems, startups can extend their stay for up to 1-month and benefit from soft-landing and scaling support.

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Final round of Soft-Landing Missions

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

Get access and connect with the destination ecosystem network
Gain knowledge of the ecosystem's establishment conditions, incentives, tax and legislation
Receive hands-on support from local mentors
Participate in local events and conferences

HOW IT WORKS:

Choose your destination and apply on F6S
Get selected among a group of high profile startups
Participate on a 1-week Mission to one of our destination ecosystems
Share the insights learned with your local community and be ready to scale to a new market

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Startup and scaleup indicators: Funding to date, revenues, traction, strength of the team.
Geography: Startups and scaleups can be from any European Union country or H2020 Associated country. Participation in a Mission within the ecosystem where the startup is based at is not allowed.
Motivation: Motivation to scale to and benefit from the destination startup ecosystem.
Capacity of scaling up: Capacity of scaling to the destination startup ecosystem.
Number of applications to the Soft-Landing Open Calls: 1) Each applicant may participate only once (1 time) in a Mission within the EU under the Startup Europe grant. Multiple participations is a disqualification factor. In case an applicant participates in more than one open call within the EU, all associated applications will be automatically excluded from the evaluation process. 2) Soft-Landing Alumni (startup/ecosystem builder) are encouraged to apply to other Missions but will not be eligible for the Startup Europe grant.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR TRAVEL COSTS

Participation in the programme is free of charge thanks to Startup Europe. In addition, startups/scaleups joining the Soft-Landing Missions are entitled to have their travel and accommodation expenses reimbursed up to 400 EUR in the destinations within the EU, and up to 950 EUR in the destinations outside the EU. Participants need to follow the reimbursement procedures shared by the Soft-Landing team.

Our Ecosystems

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Open Calls for Startups

Open

Mission to Silicon Valley

For Startups and Scaleups

DATE: 11-15 November 2019

DEADLINE: 8 September 2019

Open

Mission to Berlin

For Startups and Scaleups

DATE: 4-8 November 2019

DEADLINE: 20 September 2019

Open

Mission to New York

For Startups and Scaleups

DATE: 14-18 October 2019

DEADLINE: 2 August 2019

Open

Mission to The Netherlands

For Startups and Scaleups

DATE: 23-27 September 2019

DEADLINE: 31 August 2019

closed

Mission to zoetermeer

For Startups and Scaleups

DATE: 3-7 June, 2019

DEADLINE: 15 April 2019

closed

Mission to berlin

For Startups and Scaleups

DATE: 13-17 May, 2019

DEADLINE: 31 March 2019

closed

Mission to paris

For Startups and Scaleups

DATE: 13-17 May, 2019

DEADLINE: 31 March 2019

closed

Mission to vilnius

For Startups and Scaleups

DATE: 27-31 May, 2019

DEADLINE: 31 March 2019

closed

Mission to zoetermeer

For Startups and Scaleups

DATE: 15-19 October 2018

DEADLINE: 17 September 2018

closed

Mission to berlin

For Startups and Scaleups

DATE: 22-26 October 2018

DEADLINE: 17 September 2018