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Data Pitch Newsletter - September 2018

Don't delay - apply today!  

 

There are just two weeks to go until the second open call for Data Pitch ends. Startups have until Tuesday 2 October to submit proposals for one of 16 challenges, which will see successful applicants benefitting from up to €100,000 equity free funding plus training, mentoring and opportunities to meet investors.

Throughout the summer we hosted a series of webinars providing support and advice for those applying to the programme.  If you missed out, you can still view them here, or you can look at our FAQs on the website or get in touch with us if your questions have not been answered.

Find the webinars here
Celebrating Success 

Companies from the first round of Data Pitch are already reporting significant successes.  So far these businesses have attracted €1,547,479 in sales and investment, and have created over 40 additional jobs. Furthermore, their final products and services are expected to create significant value from sales, investments and efficiencies and result in powerful new data-enabled business models.

One of the successful startups from the first set of 18 graduates from the accelerator programme is Italian healthcare company Pharmawizard.  

With funding and support from Data Pitch, Pharmawizard has expanded into new European markets, providing a comprehensive information and comparison service for Spanish patients and healthcare providers.  We spoke to the Pharmawizard team to find out more and you can read about their accomplishments on the ODI's website.

Read more about Pharmawizard
Out and About - Venturefest 
The Data Pitch team travelled to Venturefest in Oxford this month to attend the pitch competition and meet startups interested in our open call. We spoke with a number of interesting companies that fitted in with our challenge areas and were keen on submitting applications, so we’re looking forward to hearing from them in the next couple of weeks.
Come and meet us 

 

We are also planning more outreach activity this Autumn and will be attending the 100 Pitches event at  Oslo Innovation Week on Tuesday 25 September and Connected World Summit and AI Tech World in London on Wednesday 26 September. 

The ODI’s startup programme manager Ryan Goodman will also be speaking at the Blockchain and Digital Innovation event Delta Summit on Thursday 4 October in Malta. Startups and investors will meet up to explore new technologies and further business opportunities.  Ryan will be speaking about Data Pitch and answering any questions about the programme.

If you are attending any of these events and would like to get in touch while we are there please contact us.

Get in touch

Don't miss the deadline!

Don't forget to complete those applications by Tuesday 2 October.  We look forward to seeing your proposals!  
Apply now
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