EU-XCEL European Virtual Accelerator

EU-XCEL is a new virtual accelerator which seeks out talented, young aspiring entrepreneurs in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) to participate in a unique international entrepreneurship experience focused on creating and supporting European start-up teams to become incubator-ready. The program specifically focuses on six major ICT trends:

  • Internet of Things;
  • Health Informatics;
  • Big Data ICT4Development;
  • Predictive Analytics; and
  • E-/M-Commerce.


Successful applicants, will be grouped into start-up teams of three to five members and participate in an intensive, specially designed entrepreneurship acceleration program over five-months, which includes:

  • One week intensive training named ‘Start-up Scrum’ in one of the six institutions running the program (incl. FREE flights and accommodation!);
  • Access to a bespoke virtual accelerator of continuous supports to further develop a ICT start-up idea;
  • and The opportunity to pitch for investment and win a prize in the EU-XCEL Ultimate Challenge Final.


The Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship together with Munich University of Applied Sciences are the German partner of European Virtual Accelerator, EU-XCEL. The consortium network is formed together with other leading European institutions: University College Cork, Technical University of Denmark, Athens University of Economics and Business. Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena and Poznan Science & Technology Park.