iCBA Business Accelerator for Innovative ICT-enabled startups

Creation of a smart Cross-Border Accelerator

for new companies in the ICT sector in the cross-border region of Greece and Northern Macedonia.

iCBA Business Accelerator is part of the iCBA project activities

Alexander Innovation Zone participates as a Lead Partner in the project “Intelligent Cross-Border Accelerator for Innovative ICT-enabled start-ups”/ INTERREG IPA CBC PROGRAM “Greece the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2014-2020” with the following partners: South East European Research Center (SEERC), Technopolis Thessaloniki SA, the University of Information Science and Technology “St. Paul the Apostle”Ohrid (UIST), the Association National Center for Development of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Learning Skopje (NCDIEL) and the Youth Entrepreneurial Service Foundation (YES).

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iCBA Business Accelerator for

Innovative ICT-enabled start-ups

Intelligent Cross-Border Accelerator for Innovative ICT-enabled start-ups

Goal

The iCBA project aims to help create a smart Cross-Border Accelerator for ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) businesses in the cross-border area of Greece-Northern Macedonia.

Target Group

The main target groups are aspiring entrepreneurs with priority in the fields of tourism, agri-food and ICT who are very promising in both countries and are particularly suitable for cross-border business-to-business cooperation activities.

What we provide

Business training and mentoring to help people from across the border create their own startups through dedicated workshops and webinars which can enable them to start their own businesses or find employment in existing businesses more easily.

Participants

Authorities, stakeholders and investors from across the cross-border area. All participants and the general public throughout the cross-border area are also expected to benefit, as new innovative startups can help strengthen the problematic economy of the area (Thessaloniki, Kilkis, Edessa, Florina, Pella and Vardar, Pelagonia, Southeast and Southwest).

Services and benefits through iCBA

Business training and mentoring project to help people from across the border create their own startups through dedicated workshops and webinars, which can enable them to start their own businesses or find employment in existing businesses more easily.

Μάθετε περισσότερα

How to Build a Business

Promotional material including an online guide: “How to Build a Business”.

Collaboration Platform

An online communication platform for collaborating working groups within an accelerator.

Developed and Processed Business Ideas

50 developed and processed business ideas for ICT-based startups in the Cross-Border Area.

ICT Study Report

Report on ICT-related topics in the Cross-Border area for the identification of the most beneficial moves for new businesses. Useful reference for the development of cross-border policy.

Training Needs Analysis

An analysis to identify training needs and the goals of young entrepreneurs in the area.

Detailed Investment Plans

30 detailed investment plans created in collaboration between young people with business ideas and mature start-ups or high level experts.

Specialized Courses and Online Seminars

11 trilingual specialized training courses on topics from developing business ideas to attracting investors, including online seminars that have been recorded for future reference.

Training

Training of 180 people in the 7 largest cross-border cities on the creation of new businesses from the development of ideas as well as financing and market aspects for business development.

Event for Presentation of Investment Ideas

Presentation of 15-20 investment ideas in order to attract funding presented in an event with the participation of VCs and international investors.

Partners

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Events

The 15 teams that qualified for the finals of the Next Stage Challenge 2021

In the final phase of the Next Stage Challenge competition 15 start-ups from Northern Greece…
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The Best Project Management Tools in a Startup Business

Starting a startup business is not a simple matter as it is necessary to face…
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7th Technology Forum

The 7th Technology Forum will take place virtually at 1/12/2020 In the modern economic environment,…
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Webinar “Teaching my grannies coding”

On October 17, 2020, and time 11:00-12:00, Alexander Innovation Zone S.A. and the GREEK COMPUTER…
POWER project
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Alexander Innovation Zone participates in 6 online sessions with more than 100 participants within POWER project