Nitro: the extreme acceleration event - Open call announcement


Startup Europe proudly launches Nitro: the extreme acceleration event. 20 European startups are invited to work with expert consultants, corporates and investors to gear up for the next episode in their development.

During the event, 20 international mature startups will work together with consultants from Capgemini Consulting, Europe Unlimited, Inovamais and INTRASOFT on a wide range of topics receiving 1:1 coaching tailored to their specific needs. Some of the topics that will be covered are:

  • Business Model Redesign
  • Investment Readiness
  • Organizational Design in Startups
  • Innovation Management
  • Access to European Public Funds


The event is organized in such a way that startups take control by choosing which topics they want to work on before, during and after the event as follow-up support. To maximize the value of these topics, the startups will have the opportunity to learn from the knowledge and experience of these four groups of consultants.

Even more so, delegates of large corporations and investors are present, creating the opportunity for the startups to present their products and receive feedback from representatives of their actual target group and customers. In short, a great opportunity to apply the new insights from the consulting sessions against the standards of the market. All of this will be set up in a truly interactive way, no long presentations but real working sessions to create value for startups

Nitro will take place on the 25th and 26th of May 2016 in the framework of the Startup Europe Fest in the Netherlands. Interested startups can apply for Nitro on F6S from the 21st of March untill the 24th of April 2016. After being selected the startup will be contacted for the pre work on their chosen topics


Nitro is open for startups that have the following profile:

  • You are a mature startup that already has a (small) customer base in your domestic market and is on the brink of international expansion
  • You can be classified as a web-entrepreneur
  • You have a good understanding of your needs to make the next stage



Submission Deadline

Results Announcement

21st March


April 24th

(at 23:59 CET)

April 29th


Nitro is totally free of charge thanks to the support of the European Commission. Furthermore candidates can also applied for a Micro-Grants to cover part of their travel costs. More information on how to apply can be found in the “Guide for applicants”.