Owned by DOCOMO Digital, b-ventures is a startup acceleration program which supports and develops the next generation of mobile innovators. Formed in 2013 following Buongiorno’s acquisition by NTT DOCOMO, the program focusses on early and seed stage startups operating in the mobile payment, advertising and content sectors.
By leveraging DOCOMO Digital’s professional experience and international network, b-ventures offers startups the opportunity to work with leading mentors and industry experts, as well as a fast track to strategic partners, industry investors, business angels and venture capital funds.
Following the huge success of the first call, the startup acceleration programme IMPACT Growth launches its second open call, with a fund of €3.6 million and a final aim of identifying four European super startups.
IMPACT, the accelerator program backed by DOCOMO Digital through b-ventures since 2014, has been highlighted among the global top ten in Gust’s Global Accelerator Report, after evaluating 579 programs from five continents.
IMPACT Growth, the new acceleration program backed by DOCOMO Digital, announces the 14 startups selected. Each of the selected startups will receive at least €100,000 in equity-free funding, alongside acceleration and mentoring services.