ABOUT CHALLENGE UP!
What’s in for startups? The biggest value for participating startups is the support to accelerate the go-to-market preparation and commercialization of the projects. Access to expert networks all around the world offers startups the technology and business know-how need to succeed. The startups that are best at executing their solution while in the program are eligible for potential co-investment from Cisco, Intel and Deutsche Telekom also from leading corporate venture funds. Last but certainly not least: Challenge Up! has no strings. The program is free to start-ups, no equity is required for participation, and startups keep their Intellectual Property. Challenge Up! will even cover travel and accommodation costs incurred through the program. Each corporation will bring significant value to the program: Cisco brings IoT and Big Data/analytics expertise as well as networking, platform and product know-how. Intel provides smart connected solutions for the IoT from devices to data centers including software and hardware architecture and engineering, data analytics and security. Deutsche Telekom brings connectivity, business integration and sales know-how. This unique combination gives you access to one of the best global mentoring networks offering industry know-how and advice in all stages of the IoT value chain. You can also accelerate your go to-market readiness by leveraging the combined customer bases, sales channels and technology assets of Cisco, Intel and Deutsche Telekom. No strings attached – take your startup to the next level!