Apps for Europe is a support network with a mission to turn data based apps into viable businesses. By implementing Business Lounges at local app contests and hack events across the continent, Apps for Europe is accelerating the relationship between developers and investors. The culmination of these events is an International Business Lounge at Future Everything where the best apps, either invited after a local Business Lounge, or selected from the online competition, will have the opportunity to pitch their idea to win investment for the future development of their product.The competition is open to everyone and there are great prices to win including:
Free travel, accommodation, and a ticket to our International Business Lounge @FutureEverything (26/27 Feb. 2015).
- Networking opportunities with the most interesting startups using open data in Europe.
- The opportunity to pitch your app to an international audience of investors, government agencies, companies and individuals.
- A prize of 5.000,- Euro and an invitation to Brussels to pitch for network partners and European Commission representatives.
Join the online competition and win 1 of the 13 exclusive spots at the International Business Lounge at FutureEverything in Manchester in 2015. If you win your local Business Lounge you are automatically invited. You will receive a ticket to Future Everything as well as travel and accommodation for one person. There you willÂ get the chance to exhibit your app to the entire Future Everything audience throughout the day, along with the other winning innovative apps from all over Europe.
But that’s not all! You also get the opportunity to pitch your app to an international audience of investors, government agencies, companies and individuals keen to share their skills, experience, resources and money to help scale your app into a successful international business. For more information on what’s in it for you, have a look here.
Why open data?
Neelie Kroes, who strongly supports Apps for Europe, estimates the value of open data to be billions of Euros. By helping you scale your idea into a successful business that could reach across Europe, we progress potential of open data, with you!
Finodex (Future Internet Open Data EXpansion), is co-funded by the European Union to support SMEs and Web Entrepreneurs to develop products, services building upon FIWARE technologies and using Open Data. Finodex will launch 2 open calls, select and support up to 100 SMEs and web entrepreneurs with a total grant of 4.640.000 EUROS. The first open call was launched on 7 October 2014 and will be closed on 19 December 2014. The second call will be open in the spring of 2015.