The ENTRANCE project offers an opportunity for innovative companies and startups in the Inland Waterway Transport (IWT) sector to benefit from a unique, free personalized coaching program on alternative finance. Through this program, developed by CrowdfundingHub, you can explore a variety of funding sources and models, connect with relevant stakeholders, and maximize your chances of securing the capital you need to propel your business forward.

Personalized Coaching for Funding Success

In the frame of the ENTRANCE project, CrowdfundingHub, one of its trusted partners, developed a unique coaching program exclusively for eligible companies. Normally priced at €950, this program is now available for a limited number of qualifying businesses at absolutely no cost.

So, what can you expect from this personalized coaching experience? When you sign up for ENTRANCE’s Alternative Finance coaching program, you will be assigned a dedicated consultant who will guide you through the entire process. Here’s how it works:

  1. Inspire: Your consultant will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the alternative finance landscape. They will introduce you to different funding sources and models, helping you grasp the diverse possibilities available.
  2. Guide: Based on your specific funding needs, your consultant will help you create a comprehensive overview of potential funding combinations that align with your goals. They will work closely with you to develop a tailored financing strategy that makes sense for your business.
  3. Connect and match: Whenever possible, your consultant will leverage their extensive network to introduce you to individuals and organizations that can potentially assist you in securing the funding you require. This personalized matchmaking process can open doors and bring you closer to your financial goals.

Eligibility and timing

To be eligible for this coaching program, your company must meet the following criteria:

  • Offer a sustainable transport solution, whether it be a product or service.
  • Be an innovative small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) or startup with a maximum of 250 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees.
  • Have a product on the market or at a high Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of 7-9.
  • Require funding between €50,000 and €5 million.
  • Possess a pitch deck or business plan that outlines your funding requirements.

Interested in seizing this opportunity? ENTRANCE will be providing its services in batches, with a maximum of 10 companies per batch. Here are the application deadlines:

  • July/August Batch: Apply before July 15
  • September/October Batch: Apply before August 15
  • November/December Batch: Apply before October 15

If you are among the fortunate companies selected for the coaching, you will receive confirmation within five days of the respective deadline.

Apply Now

To apply, simply send your application to and include a brief summary of your funding requirements (loan, equity, or grant) along with your pitch deck or business plan.

This is a limited opportunity for companies in the IWT sector to access free coaching on alternative financing. Don’t miss your chance to leverage ENTRANCE’s expertise, network, and support to accelerate your sustainable transport solutions.

The ENTRANCE project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under Grant Agreement N°101006681.