Anthology Ventures Clinic in Energy, Climate and Mobility

Apr 7 - Jun 7 | Sofia, Bulgaria
We are a venture studio for early-stage teams & business angels. Let’s build something great...

About this Program

Application Deadline until 31st March 2021 (extended).

About our Studio

Anthology Ventures is an Angel-funded incubator and venture studio for startups. We combine a 60-day clinic (no-obligation) with a longer incubation period (equity). The clinic is completely remote based. We join your team as co-founders and work alongside you to define and meet your goals, including growth strategy and investment (either by our own Angel shareholders, or outside investors, organizations, and funds).

How this works

Our Studio has two phases - Clinic and Portfolio.
The Clinic is an intense 60-day program that tests our chemistry and ability to work together. Think of it as a personalized mini-accelerator. First, we identify 1-2 key addressable issues that can be tackled within a short time span - 60 days. And we help you get them done as we also test our chemistry. Although we expect (and offer) complete dedication to your project, this is a trial period and there is no obligation - financial or otherwise - to continue.
The second phase - Portfolio - is more long-term. Based on 60-days of working together, we decide that we want a deeper relationship and can bring value to building your company. Here we refine the goals and work that needs to be done in order to reach Investment readiness and specify a timeline. After that, we join your team as co-founders in exchange for a small equity stake (4-6%).
Because we began in 2018 as a digital-native studio, our operations haven’t changed much during the Pandemic. We know how to form close, productive relationships while working remotely with all our teams. All meetings are conducted virtually, although we hope to resume in-person contact when health and safety conditions allow this.

Sectors of interest

Anthology Ventures’ Clinic will focus on the Climate, Energy, and Mobility Sectors. The consequences of climate change represent a fundamental threat to humanity, and this clinic aims to benefit clean technology founders and researchers who are working to reduce CO2 emissions and increase efficiency in the energy and mobility sectors.
We are looking for teams with solutions for climate change, and/or improving the competitiveness of the building, energy, and transport industries and the quality of the services that these sectors bring to society. Solutions should focus on making energy and mobility systems climate- and environmentally-friendly, smarter, safer, more resilient, inclusive, competitive, and efficient.
Indicative solutions could address:
• Climate Change/Collapse challenges & remediation
• Energy systems and grids
• Sustainable communities and cities
• Smart mobility & transport: Clean, safe, competitive, and accessible
• Energy supply and storage
• The built environment in energy transition: commercial, residential, and industrial

Who Can Benefit from the Clinic

Technological solutions can vary either with state of the art energy generation, decarbonisation technologies, monitoring and controlling of systems utilizing ICT/IoT industry applications, or solutions that combine the offering of energy and non-energy services i.e. energy management, user comfort, waste and water management.
We support the start-up process from invention to demonstration, assisting in identifying opportunities in EU programs (i.e. Horizon Europe, InvestEU, SME Instrument etc) for financing research and development and demonstration costs, to deployment and commercialization (financing the new venture with start-up capital), and growth of the business (with VC capital).

What to expect from the Clinic

You can expect engagement on a range of things that may include:
• Challenge of your business and entrepreneurial approach
• Exploration of the tactics to deploy the product/services
• Alignment of tasks until they follow a first-things-first approach
• Semi- due diligence on:
• Business potential and possibilities
• Direct and indirect competition
• Financial aspects
• Present Human Capital
• IP rights and patentability
• Preliminary Assessment of Funding and Financing Options

What not to expect during the Clinic

• Funding or premature financing recommendations
• Encouragement to deploy unnecessary inventions/solutions
• Promises to make you a unicorn

Program Sponsors

MYTILINEOS is a leading global industrial and energy company with a strong presence in all five continents. The company operates four Business Units, the Power & Gas BU, the Metallurgy BU, the Renewables & Storage Development BU and the Sustainable Engineering Solutions BU. In 2019, revenues exceeded $2.2 billion. The company’s workforce is more than 3,600 direct and indirect employees. MYTILINEOS with its activity generates added value of €1.06 bn., equal to 0.6% of the country’s total GDP. The company, that started as a family business in 1908 as a metal trading business and became a corporate entity in 1990. Established In 1995, the company was listed in the Athens Stock Exchange, while today is a constituent of the FTSE LARGE CAP Index. In 2017, MYTILINEOS combined its subsidiaries Aluminum of Greece, METKA and Protergia, into a new single business entity, enhancing operational flexibility and further boosting its purchasing and financing capacity.
With the corporate transformation of 2020, MYTILINEOS established a new business unit the International Renewables & Storage Development (RSD) Business Unit, while transformed the EPC BU - METKA into a new, modern and innovative Business Unit; the Sustainable Engineering Solutions BU (SES BU), The company's focus on sustainability is strengthened by the subsidiaries EPALME, which is the largest independent producer of recycled aluminum (secondary) and Zeologic, a startup specialized in the provision of innovative solutions in the field of liquid and solid waste management. MYTILINEOS pursues its development through its business model, responding to the global challenges of Sustainable Development. The company's path to sustainability is characterized mainly by its conscious commitment to responsible entrepreneurship and the alignment of its strategic priorities with the Global Sustainable Development Goals, as well as by its leading role in the evolving national energy transformation and decarbonization.

PATENT MIND NETHRLANDS: PatentMind Netherlands is the brainchild of Yannis Skoulikaris, an IP professional with over 30 years of experience in the patenting business. As a former Director Patent Granting Process with the European Patent Office (EPO), Yannis has co-drafted the EPO guidelines for examination in software and artificial intelligence technology. LawMind Law Office, a strategic partner of , looks after the legal and procedural aspects and provides representation in front of the EPO. PatentMind Netherlands has also a network of cooperating entities, securing the IP aspects of our cli nts’ international operations. Its partners, Anthology Management and Anthology Ventures, support IP-related issues with established commercial entities and start-ups/spin-offs respectively. Anthology Management supports IP activities in consulting, training and asset valuation. Anthology Ventures looks after start-ups and/or spin-offs during their initial steps. They also provide support and advice for actuarial and/or fiscal matters. PatentMind Netherlands, LawMind, Anthology Management and Anthology Ventures, acting in synergy, cover the full spectrum of your IP assets. We value close communication with our clients, we focus on our clients’ business objectives, and we make sure we are available exactly when our advice, guidance and presence is needed. PatentMind Netherlands is a legal entity under Dutch law, registered with the Chamber of Commerce in The Hague, the Netherlands, under KvK number 76780570. . PatentMind Netherlands will be mentoring participants on IP appropriateness and IP procedures on a general, introductory level. After getting acquainted with the team and the tech, we will be explaining the basics of patenting and assessing whether the tech developed could be protected with a patent. If the tech is implemented mainly in software (which is a very particular case form an Intellectual Property point of view), we will be explaining the protection requirements in different jurisdictions (Europe, USA, Asia) and the basic procedural steps toward applying and later extending the geographic region where the tech will be protected. On top of that, PatentMind Netherlands will select one startup from the Clinic whose tech is mainly implemented in software and is assessed, at least in principle, to be eligible for patenting and mature to apply for a patent according to European standards. For the selected startup PantentMind will offer an in -kind award of up to 10K euros value. The award will be the professional support in drafting (but not filing) the initial patent application. PatentMind Netherlands will be more than happy to sign an NDA with participants, if they deem it appropriate in order to feel comfortable when discussing technical details.

Funding Information

  • Funds up to €100k per team
  • Takes up to 6.0% equity
  • Accepts 10 companies


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