AI & Blockchain Summit Barcelona 2019: The Competition Is On

AI & Blockchain Summit startup competition launches an open call for the tech startups,
aiming to raise capital and be supported by the leading international market players.
InnMind, the first global business ecosystem for innovation driven community, becomes
a host for AI & Blockchain Summit, which will take place at Smart City Expo World
Congress in Barcelona, 19-21 November 2019. One of the most anticipated programs
for startups is an official Startup Competition, that will boost young companies to
become the industry’s “sharks”.

What is the competition about and what are the advantages?

Amongst the jury, participants will be able to find the top leading investors and funds
from the US and Europe, such as FinBit Capital, Draper university and VC, and others,
meaning that all eyes are going to be focused exclusively on the startups. InnMind
launches its own investment engine with syndicated deals and will be evaluating the
startups for being invested during the competition. This will give the founders of
promising tech startups a real chance to personally meet the most active venture
capitalists from Europe and USA and make a successful investment round.
Sometimes the journey is far more important that a destination. That is why competing
amongst the best technological startups on international area is already a triumph!
Every competitor will be “on the radar” of the top European accelerators, which are also
the partners of InnMind!

What’s the prize?

One of the grand prizes organized by Draper University is a partial scholarship of
$2000 for each startup! Apart from that, the winner will receive a fundraising round
using the InnMind investment engine! Moreover, the leading participants should expect
investments from VCs and investors, partners of the AI & Blockchain Competition, as
well as additional mentoring and fundraising support from InnMind together with top
industry experts from Tech Accelerators.
Not only that each participant will get an amazing experience of forming a part of the
Startup Competition, but also have an opportunity to meet industry and business
leaders, academics and politicians, investors and financial institutions, and other
guests for a 3-day dedicated program. Competition participants will get a direct
access to potential strategic partners, industrial and public customers and a real chance
of business development acceleration. Therefore, it is an amazing opportunity for the
establishment of long-term business partnerships with such industry giants like IBM,
Bosch and others, who have already confirmed their status of Summit’s official partners.

What kind of startups should apply? Criteria and assessment focus.

We’re looking for technological startups, implementing artificial intelligence and/or
blockchain technology to solve the existing market problems.
Jury members will focus on the following criteria: strong dedicated core team, clear and
scalable business model, product-market-fit, international market focus. Projects on
ready-to-market stage, with MVP/prototype and first sales will get an advantage,
however, investors in the jury board are also open to consider early stage projects.
Industrial sectors include, but are not limited to: smart cities, fintech, insurtech, gaming
and cyber sports, healthcare, logistics, entertainment.

First-hand feedback from the previous competition winners:

Meet Artur Aslanyan, CEO at CryptoNDX and the winner of BLS Start-up competition of
2018 in Basel, Switzerland!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWz9AgBEK7M&feature=youtu.be

Want to find out more?

AI & Blockchain Summit at Smart City Expo World Congress: 19-21 November,
Barcelona.
More information: https://swissblockchainsummit.com/competition
Spot reservation/partnership: blockchainsummit@innmind.com