Funded by: The Ventures Thrive Action
Duration: May – November 2023
Anteja has been awarded a Ventures Thrive programme for the VCG.AI solution – Transforming waste into resources with big data analytics and AI.
Ventures Thrive is a pioneering initiative aimed at accelerating the development of deeptech startups across Europe. Sponsored by the European Innovation Council, Ventures Thrive offers a comprehensive support package, including a €1.5 million grant distributed over two years. This support is crucial for up to 32 selected startups, including Anteja, focusing on tackling some of the most pressing global challenges. The project’s primary goal is to minimize market entry hurdles for deeptech companies, providing a blend of equity-free funding, access to specialized investors, and real connections with corporate partners to promote open innovation.
The Ventures Thrive program spans an 8-month period, featuring two distinct phases: Build and Growth. During the Build phase, Anteja will refine its business case with expert coaching, focusing on product development, commercialization, and forming strategic corporate partnerships. This phase concludes with a pitching opportunity to industry leaders. In the subsequent Growth phase, Anteja will receive tailored mentoring, participate in innovation strategy workshops and masterclasses, and engage in investment readiness programs. This phase is designed to solidify Anteja’s business case for addressing real-life corporate challenges, culminating in a Demo Day at Wolves Summit, with potential additional prizes for outstanding achievements.