Hardware accelerator Buildit opens a new application round

The Estonian hardware accelerator, Buildit, has opened a call for a new batch, investing up to 20,000 per team in the new round. The three-month programme starts on 15 September; applications are open until 20 July for hardware startups from the whole world.

Buildit, the first hardware-focused accelerator in Northern and Eastern Europe, takes in up to 10 teams at a time. The startups receive funding of maximum €20,000 per team and help with prototype development.

Buildit focuses explicitly on providing extensive hardware-related support during the programme – the teams can use on-site prototyping facilities and testing platform, free office space and discounted services from partners to minimise development, design, testing, marketing, legal and financial costs.

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“Most valuable for the startups though is a network of 80+ high-profile mentors. We bring startups together with industry professionals, successful serial entrepreneurs and investors and prepare them to raise the next round,” Aleksander Tõnnisson, the co-founder and CEO of Buildit, said.

Buildit´s first round earlier this year attracted applicants from over 20 countries.

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Cover photo: Buildit’s base in Tartu/Photo by Ove Maidla.

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