Call for participation: Starters International Business (SIB) Program @ #MWC2018 Barcelona

11 jan 2018
Auteur: HSD Foundation

Are you that Start-up or company in the mobility sector with international ambitions? Or do you know one in your network?


The Netherlands Business Support Office (NBSO) Barcelona offers a group of 10 SME’s or Start-ups International Business to participate to a special Starters International Business (SIB) Program at the Mobile World Congress 2018 (#MWC2018) from 26 February – 2 March 2018 in Barcelona. There are 10 slots available for this selected group to participate to world's largest gathering for the mobile industry.


SIB Programs are an initiative from the ministry of Foreign Affairs and gives companies the opportunity to make the next step abroad for growth. Participation to the Starters International Program (SIB) at the Mobile World Congress 2018 (#MWC2018) in Barcelona implies:



Participating SIB companies can present themselves on a joint SIB booth at the Holland Pavilion, where a loop of videos will expose their company and potential customers or partners can be invited. In addition, all SIB companies will get the opportunity to pitch their company in the Pitch room of the Holland Pavilion.



New contacts and networks will be an essential part of the program. NBSO Barcelona will host a networking event on Sunday February 25th for the Dutch delegation to kick off the event.



By means of an intake NBSO Barcelona will identify the needs of the participating SIB company and jointly work on a tailor-made program and matchmakings, apart of the brokerage event offered by the event.

*2 Entrance tickets + participation to the above program elements are free. Travel, accommodation and all other costs are at own charge.


Participation Criteria and Judging criteria

Interested to make the next step abroad? See which requirements you need for your application to this SIB program. You will also find here the judging criteria.



When your company complies to the requirements you can apply before January 26th 2018.