Present your project
What we are looking for:
Zinc Shower have opened a new invitation for proposals so that you may present your business projects with potential, or those which are already innovating and transforming any of the Creative and Cultural Industry sectors all over the world.
The international invitation for proposals is open to all projects relating to the following sectors: Performing arts / Visual arts / Crafts / Architecture / Cinema and Video / Design / Fashion design / Publishing / Gastronomy / Music / Advertising / Cultural tourism / Television and Radio / Software / Video games
You can present you project or startup whether it is in its early phases of development or creation, or if it is an already established business and in a phase of growth, expansion or internationalisation.
What we offer:
TRAINING / FINANCING / PROMOTION / NETWORKING
The selected projects will have access to a training programme before the event to strengthen its management capabilities and develop the proposal. They will be assessed in crucial areas such as viability, marketing and sales as well as internationalisation and they will receive guidance in order to make the most of the contacts, the exchange and the collaboration that Zinc Shower provides.
Each selected project will follow an analysis process for the type of financing it requires, with Zinc Shower acting as brokers to put each project in touch with the different types of finance we will gather at the event. In addition to the agreements with AEBAN, CVBAN and the collaboration with ENISA, Zinc Shower is closing different agreements with business angel, capital risk and professional investor networks as well as financial entities, crowdinvestment platforms, and crowdfunding in order to offer the projects all the different types of financing.
The projects will be widely visible and promoted through the Zinc Shower channels, different professional forums and a variety of media partners such as Sol Música, Yorokobu, Radio 3, Revista Emprendedores, Deezer, Vice, Anoche Tuve un sueño, Vicious Magazine, El Duende, Cinco Días and Ágora News.
As well as at the event itself with a “No Stand” and a significant presence in the official programme.
In addition to participating in a unique event to promote the project, find partners, capture customers and find out about the different options for internationalisation.
Zinc Shower Awards 2014:
Among the new elements for the 2014 meeting are the #showers awards 2014, granted by a variety of institutions and companies collaborating in this edition.
ICEX España Exportación e Inversiones will select a technologically based project from among the #showers2014 with the potential for internationalisation in the United States to form part of its one month acceleration programme in San Francisco.
The programme includes various master classes, presentations in front of investors, visits to companies and the option to increase the stay for up to another three months depending on the objectives achieved.
The Rafael del Pino Foundation will award the best technological project with a special recognition and the award will be in the shape of participation in the TR35 Week Meeting Programme, which will be held at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in October.
This is a week-long immersion programme which includes entrepreneurial and innovation activities, international networking, interviews with MIT lecturers, investors and potential partners, suppliers or customers and the assistance of EmTech International, the main meeting point for technology in the world.
Sónar, the new media advanced music and art festival of Barcelona will select a project from amongst the #showers2014 for public presentation at Sónar Barcelona on the 12th, 13th and 14th of June 2014.
It will have a shared exhibitor, Market Lab, the exhibition area dedicated to creation laboratories and CCI startups. In addition to the three accreditations, it will have the opportunity to explain its project first hand to both accredited professionals as well as the public attending the festival.
Utopic_US, will award one of the 100 selected projects at the 2014 meeting with six months of free coworking at Colegiata, 9 (Madrid).
In addition to being able to participate in all the networking activities and the benefits of this space, the project will have a subscription to the utopic_Us virtual community.
More new prizes will be added to these over the next few months. We shall inform you via our online communication channels.