STARTS IN MOTION takes your STARTS project to the next level.

Programme outline

Since 2016, more than 100 sensational collaborations have been supported by the STARTS initiative, especially through WEAR SUSTAIN, STARTS PRIZES and STARTS RESIDENCIES.

Many of these teams have managed to create prototypes and innovative solutions that have the potential to develop further and scale up.

STARTS in Motion has been designed to empower artists and technologists in pursuing their STARTS project by exploring the business side of the creative work. Mixing online (readings, individual and group mentoring, lectures) and on-site (2-day workshop in  Barcelona and showcase at  SONAR+D) sessions, they will learn key aspects for bringing their innovative and promising project to the next level.

Under this programme, we don´t want to just focus on the business side, but aim at leading with each of the team an overall analysis of their needs and expectations to further develop their project, in terms of type of funding, access to new audiences, or IP concerns. We intend development not just as economic growth, but as a process to reach out more people and create more impact in the society. 

Overall, STARTS in Motion aims to unleash the full potential of the talents and changemakers who contribute to the development of an innovative STARTS ecosystem at European level.

Only 10 teams will be selected this year, don´t miss the opportunity!


  • 4-month online individual and group sessions
  • 2-day intensive workshop in Barcelona (June 15-16) hosted by Espronceda, including a half-day exchange with the start-ups incubated by Barcelona Activa (CREA MEDIA programme)
  • Participation and showcase at Sónar+D 2020, June 17-20, Barcelona
  • A 6-month booster period to follow-up and enlarge network

Learning modules

Business model

& vision

IP &


Fundraising &


Pitching &



All teams who have received a STARTS fund within STARTS RESIDENCIES, STARTS PRIZE and  WEAR SUSTAIN, and whose funding has ended. The concerned teams  receive direct emails with more details on the programme and application conditions. 

This is the first edition of the programme. If you are not eligibile now, you will have a chance in the next years!