Open Call: SPECTRA Investment Sprint and Pitch

The consortium of partners of the EU project SPECTRA is inviting startup companies in the audio-visual, music, and performing arts sectors based in Ireland, Denmark, Germany, and Bulgaria to take part in investor events.


If you’re relatively new to investor engagement, we invite you to learn from real investors about investing in creative sectors and to receive valuable feedback on your pitch. By participating, you will:

  • Improve your pitching skills
  • Make new connections
  • Accelerate your fundraising journey


Submit your application before March 12, 2024. The applicants should be at the pre-seed or seed stage and look to raise €250,000-750,000 in the next round.


12 selected creative startups will be invited to:

  • Sprint workshop with SPECTRA investment experts on March 27, 14:00 – 16:00 CET. During the online workshop, you will receive practical tips and recommendations on what to improve, change, and consider in your pitch decks. Get to know investor mindset: what are they looking for, what success looks like on both sides, long-term thinking on fundraising.
  • Pitch in front of the SPECTRA investor panel on April 23, 14:00 – 16:00 CET. This pitching event will provide an opportunity to present your business, be challenged by investors, and make new connections.

All events will take place online.

Key Dates

  • Opening of Call: 20/02/2024
  • Closing of Call: 15/03/2024
  • Evaluation/Notification by 21/03/2024
  • Sprint workshop with SPECTRA investment experts 27/03/2024 2-4pmCEST
  • Preparation of pitch decks by participants
  • Pitches in front of SPECTRA investor panel & feedback 23/04 2-4pm CEST

Apply here