The DMS Accelerator launched its third (and last) Open Call aimed at European data-centric startups which, once selected, will receive support in GDPR, intellectual property, investment matchmaking and fundraising, legal training, and many more. Deadline: 3 May 2021.

The DMS Accelerator is a program designed to help startups in the European Union (and associated countries) grow their skills, connect with partners and investors, and gain media and events exposure. It is free to participate, and funded by the European Commission.

In the past two years, DMS has received more than 350 applications from European startups and SMEs.

The 50 lucky selected startups will receive training and mentoring without having to move to another city or country. Additionally, during the six months of intensive online learning and growth, the most active startups will receive invitations to promote themselves in the best European startup events (mostly virtual because of the pandemic) and thus, increase the interaction with potential partners and investors.

The acceleration process will end with a final event in which the most successful startups of the programme will have access to 3 days of networking activities, exclusive mentoring with experts, group training, 1 to 1 sessions on legal issues and GDPR, as well as the possibility of being in contact with investors and pitch in front of them.

DMS Accelerator program timeline:

  • May 3, 2021 – Applications close
  • May 31, 2021 – Program begins
  • November 2021 – Program ends

 DMS Accelerator supports ambitious data-centric companies and paves the way for data transparency across Europe. To keep up to date on the activity of this year’s DMS 2021 cohort, follow DMS on Linkedin, Twitter or check out the DMS Website.

Apply here to take your startup to the next level!


The project is led by ZABALA Innovation Consulting, an international company headquartered in Spain and Brussels, in charge of the planning and execution of a set of defined services oriented to data SMEs and start‐ups benefiting from the expertise of a diverse set of European partners: 1) accelerators and incubators: Bright Pixel (Portugal), Spherik (Romania), Spinlab (Germany), and The Next Web (The Netherlands); 2) communication agency: Ogilvy (Spain) 3) Universities: Southampton University and King’s College of London; 4) intellectual property and standardisation: IPTECTOR (Denmark) and W3C (through ERCIM in France).