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June 2017

Open Call for the new Sónar+D Startup Garden by RICOH


After 4 years of Sónar+D, the presence of startups evolves into a new concept – the Startup Garden, a space for the promotion and exhibition that gathers the national and international key players of the creative industries ecosystem.

Thirty startup companies will be selected from all the applications received and will be given a booth for exhibiting their project in front of a potential audience of 50,000 people (Sónar+D and Sónar by Day visitors during the three days of the festival). In addition to this, they will enjoy many opportunities and advantages in the inspirational and creative framework of Sónar+D:

  • Mentoring and networking activities with national and international investors and specialised media.
  • Investment opportunities at Meet The Investor, a networking activity for entrepreneurs and potential investors.
  • Talks on challenges and key issues for the sector.
  • Opportunity to be one of the 10 finalists of the Startup Competition. (Not mandatory)
  • Enjoy all shows of Sónar by Day and Sónar by Night, as well as the full programme of Sónar+D

Sónar+D 2016 Startup Garden call will remain open from March 1st until April 15th. The call is open to startups specialised in creative industries –music, video, art, design, hardware or Internet of Things– with an on-going project that has been billing for at least 12 months, and currently looking for a Series A round (200,000-2,000,000€).*

So far, confirmed attendees to Sónar+D 2016 Startup Garden by RICOH include investors like Index Ventures, Reaktor Ventures, Telefonica Ventures, Adeyemi Ajao (Identified, Tuenti, Jobandtalent, Cabify), Active Venture Partners (Ticketbis, Odilo), Kalam Ali de Sushi VC and etventures (Pixtr, Audiotube), Emprendiza (Cooncert, GymForLess, Lanzanos, Luddei) or 360 Capital Partners (Evergig, Doveconviene, Yoox), and many others.**

Startups may submit their applications using this form.

* A 750€ registration fee will apply to the selected startups for taking part at Sónar+D Startup Garden by RICOH. Three Sónar+D delegate passes will be given to each team.

** The complete list of investor attendees and prizes of the Start-up Competition will be announced in the following months. Please, stay tuned.

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