The new “Access4SMEse-community has been launched and already gathers more than 400 members.

This initiative is dedicated to those companies who have received the Seal of Excellence from the EU Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Programme. Matchmaking activities and support services will be provided in order to facilitate their access to risk finance and enhance their visibility, through a specific on-line community based on the EuroQuity platform.

Thanks to Access4SMEs and EuroQuity, “Seal of Excellence” SMEs and investors looking for a pan-European quality deal flow (including EU-backed venture funds, Horizon 2020 SMEs and Access to risk finance “National Contact Points” as Business support structures) will be brought together.

Each “Seal of Excellence” SME will gain in this way instant visibility among different actors: the main EU business angels’ networks, VCs, corporate investors and new business partners, at the same time investors will be guarantee on the quality of SMEs’ projects and their innovation potential.

Free services will also offered to these companies allowing them to grow on a European level:

  • Visibility and access to European investors
  • Possibility to pitch online in front of investors during e-pitch sessions
  • Connections with National Contact Points of your Country