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Innofest wins European Award in Tallinn

Dec 10, 2017. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

During the SME Assembly the grand award ceremony of the European Enterprise Promotion Award was held in in Tallinn, Estonia. The Dutch INNOFEST was chosen as the very best by a unanimously agreed decision of the international jury. The winner was selected in a Europe-wide competition of hundreds of participants. From 56 participants pre-selected from the results of national competitions, 12 could ... more

Creative Design to boost Small Businesses in Ukraine

Dec 09, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

EU-supported an event attended by more than 100 people that recently gathered for the Creative Economy Days in Lviv, Ukraine. The discussions focused on issues around the theme ‘Design for Competitiveness’ for finding out how Ukrainian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can improve their products and services by working with creative agencies and designers. The Creative Economy ... more

HappyLab now also active in Berlin

Nov 30, 2017. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Since September 2016 Happylab is offering its services as Fab Lab and Makerspace in Berlin. Founded in 2008 in Vienna by Karim Jafarmadar and Roland Stelzer, Happylab since 2014 provides cost-effective access to digital production machines also in Salzburg and now started in Berlin: 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC milling machines, cutting plotters, electronics workstations, a workshop with common... more

Cologne Startup Accelerator - Application for 15th Round

Nov 26, 2017. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

On October 9, 2017, the 14th batch of the STARTPLATZ Accelerator started with the kick-off event at the STARTPLATZ in Cologne. After three days of interviews, the choice fell on 24 teams, which are now supported for 6 months in the STARTPLATZ Accelerator.The 24 international teams from Germany, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Denmark, France, Italy and Guatemala presented themselves to the audience, w... more

"Start me up!" Startup Competition now open for Applications

Nov 25, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The third round of the "Start me up!" competition started and now is open for applications until March 31, 2018. Young founders can apply online with their business idea for the prize money of €100,000 and lots of media attention.The German business magazine BILANZ in close cooperation with business partners has launched this initiative to support entrepreneurship and make better use of the ... more

Lebanese Entrepreneurs gain Access to International Networks

Nov 24, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

On November 17, 2017 Berytech launched THE NEXT SOCIETY in Lebanon, a European Union-funded movement gathering entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, public and private innovation stakeholders in Europe and the Mediterranean. The launch took place in the presence of Ambassador Christina Lassen, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon, who commented “… to make the succes... more

Kraftwerk City Accelerator will host Industry 4.0 Hackathon Bremen

Nov 23, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

With the themes Industry 4.0, CPQ, Logistik, Mobility, Automotive, Manufacturing Industry and the technologies Cloud, Mobile, IoT, and Connected Products the Hackathon Bremen will take place Feb 16-18, 2018 in the Kraftwerk City Accelerator Bremen. The hackathon is organized by encoway, a company for modular software products, with the support of Lenze and logicline. The Industry 4.0 hackathon wil... more

Techcode Accelerator Berlin honored with the BVIZ quality rating

Nov 22, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Following successful auditing by the Federal Association of Innovation Centers (BVIZ), the Techcode Accelerator (Germany) in Berlin was honored on October 13, 2017 at the German Founders 'and Entrepreneurs' Days (deGUT) as " BVIZ Recognized Innovation Center".The Chinese accelerator operates at 15 locations in China and one each in Berlin, Helsinki, Moscow, Seoul, Tel Aviv and United States (Bosto... more

Light your Spark! Jacobs Startup Competition – 5 Days to apply

Nov 22, 2017. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Application Deadline is Nov 26, 2017The Jacobs Startup Competition is an annual startup competition organized by students, for students from all over the world. Our home base is Jacobs University, an international university situated in the charming city of Bremen, Germany.The Jacobs Startup Competition aims to be a springboard “to light your spark into something more!”Ideas can be con... more

Entrepreneurship Festival at five European ESCP Campuses

Nov 21, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The Chair of Entrepreneurship (Chair EEEE) of the world's oldest business school ESCP Europe (est. 1819), this year celebrated its 10th anniversary. Part of the celebrations is this year’s Entrepreneurship Festival at five European campuses (Berlin, Paris, London, Madrid and Turin).The Entrepreneurship Festival at the Berlin Campus on November 16, 2017 after the openinf by Prof. Dr. Ren&eacu... more

Sfax will be the Place to meet for the Salon de l’Entreprise

Nov 20, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Preparations for the eighth Salon de l’Entreprise to be held under the patronage of the Prime Minister Feb 28 to Mar 1 2018 have begun organized by the Sfax Business Center. The event will introduce to the organizations and programs available for supporting the development and finance of startups. The event also will provide an opportunity for investors, business owners, young entrepreneurs ... more

“No boring Keynotes” - Open Air in Turku, Finland

Nov 20, 2017. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

The promise is “No panels, no boring keynotes and no distractions from the real task at hand – engaging in meaningful conversation and building deeper relationships with other participants.” This statement indicates that the concept differs from many of the existing events of this type that are seeking to compete with others by ever growing numbers of participants. It seems that ... more

Brazilian-German Startup Prize awarded for the second time – the Winners

Nov 19, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The winners of the Brazilian German Startup Award were presented end of September 2017 in Sao Paulo at the 5th Brazilian-German Innovation Congress. Also the startups selected for the AHK Startups Accelerator were announced. The prize and the program, together with the AHK Startups Hub module, are part of the Startups Connected initiative of the Brazilian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (A... more

Additional Partner, New Location and new Concept - NBD`17

Nov 17, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

First time not in Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania, but instead in another country kissed by the waters of the Baltic Sea: This year’s “Nordic-Baltic Dynamics” invited to come to Stockholm end of October. The Baltic Association of Science-Technology Parks and Innovation Centers, BASTIC is organizing the annual “Baltic Dynamics” since more than 20 years – for the 22n... more

First AFRCARENA opened new Horizons for Startups

Nov 16, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The first AfricArena, held in Cape Town, South Africa was held Nov 6 + 7, 2017 as an international African tech conference for exploring new global tech trends, discovering the best African innovators in the industry. With more than 450 delegates, 100 entrepreneurs, 80 startups, 22 exhibitors, 42 speakers, 67 investors and more than 40 live startup pitch battles, the events positioned itself as &l... more

ENRICH - Internationalisation opportunities to the US market

Nov 15, 2017. Provided by: Nathalie Marchand

ENRICH - European Network for Research and Innovation Centres & Hubs is a global network of centres and hubs that promotes the internationalisation of European science, technology and innovation (STI).Promoted by the European Commission through Horizon 2020, the ENRICH network currently offers services to connect European research, technology and business organisations with three global frontr... more

Smart City in Focus of Startup Factory Zagreb

Nov 15, 2017. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

"Startup Factory Zagreb" selects its clients through open competitions.  The Development Agency Zagreb with this three-months started this program in June 2016 program providing equity free support including a grant of 150,000 HRK (ca, € 20,000) to selected startups. Additionally, Startup Factory Zagreb" provides office space and up to 100 hours mentoring and up to 300 hours of consultin... more

€ 35 M Equity Investments for SMEs in North Africa

Nov 14, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

To provide equity finance for the growth of SMEs in  Egypt , Morocco and Tunisia, the EBRD has provided € 15 million with the first close of Mediterrania Capital III LP (MC III). This could increase up to €35 million in subsequent closings. Mediterrania Capital Partners is a regional private equity firm focused on growth investments supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SME... more

New FinTech VC Fund in Switzerland

Nov 13, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The Swiss company SIX is owned by its users: ca. 130 banks of various size and orientation. SIX operates the financial market infrastructure of Switzerland and globally offers comprehensive services in the areas of securities trading, clearing and settlement, as well as financial information and payment transactions.One of the main elements of the realignment strategy of the company to adapt to ch... more

Entrepreneurship Festival at five European ESCP Campuses

Nov 11, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The Entreprneurship Festival in Berlin will celebrate on Novmeber 16, 2017The Chair of Entrepreneurship (ChairEEEE) of the world’s oldest business school ESCP Europe (est. 1819), this year celebrates its 10th anniversary. Part of the celebrations is this year’s Entrepreneurship Festival at five European campuses (Berlin, Paris, London, Madrid and Turin).The Entrepreneurship Festival at... more

Venture Day in Gdansk

Nov 09, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Venture Day in Gdansk Venture Day on Nov 16, 2017 in Gdansk was initiated as an opportunity to meet experts and to discuss innovations from the port logistics and e-health sector. This is the fifth edition of the conference that brings together venture capital funds, entrepreneurs, managers, directors of companies / corporations, as well as representatives of the scientific community. This year, ... more

Founders` Garage @Halle16.Berlin

Nov 08, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

On Dec 6, 2017 the Founders' Garage @Halle16.Berlin for the first time was the new home of young hardware companies. They could test their hardware developments at the Fraunhofer IZM lab in an environment of high-tech equipment, research facilities, and the Berlin ecosystem. World-class hardware startups, thought leaders in tech, and a vibrant new environment met with the founders of 25 hardware s... more

10th Anniversary Global Entrepreneurship Week opens in Johannesburg

Nov 07, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The official opening of the 10th anniversary celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week will take place on Nov 10, 2017 at the launch of a new startup campus in Johannesburg, South Africa, 22 on Sloane. This new campus is the first one opened by the Global Entrepreneurship Network. It will offer direct and virtual support services to entrepreneurs throughout Africa as well as access to ... more

InBIA Training: Business Model Canvas

Nov 06, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The InBIA Fall Training Academy in Orlando, FL.) Nov 30 – Dec 1, 2017) will feature "Business Model Canvas/Value Proposition Design Bootcamp". At the Fall Training Academy, participants will experience how to use the Business Model Canvas to help startup founders to describe, design, challenge, and pivot their business model. It works in conjunction with the Value Proposition Canvas and othe... more

Grande Finale of SEC2Africa in Abidjan, Nigeria

Nov 05, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The Grande Finale of the Startup Europe Comes To Africa (SEC2Africa) Road Trip will be held in Abijan, Nigeria on November 25 – 27, 2017.But, before meeting in Nigeria the road trip will have held bootcamps and pitching competitions in Cape Town and Lagos. Participnats have been selected through an open tender that ended Oct 25, 2017. These regional events will add another dimension of local... more

Future in Africa with Focus on in Education, Health, and Territory

Nov 04, 2017. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Moroccan, French and African innovation will be the focus of the first ”Future in Africa” event that will be held in Casablanca on March 1+2, 2018. The two-day conference is organized in the spirit of the great European Digital Event “Futur en Seine”, to bring together large companies, startups, institutions and the general public around the strategic themes: Education, Hea... more

Skolkovo Technopark opened first Co-working Lab for Biomed Startups in Russia

Nov 03, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Life sciences and biotech startups since end of October 2017 have a new home at the Skolkovo Technopark. Sk BioLab opened with the mission to help biomed entrepreneurs testing their theories and turn their ideas into a commercial company.Sk BioLab is designed as a shared space where teams can do their first steps on the way to turn their ideas into viable products.“Most laboratories that ear... more

New National MedTech Accelerator Program in Australia

Nov 02, 2017. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

The Actuator—Australia’s National MedTech Accelerator has the mission to support homegrown talent within their local innovation ecosystems, and build successes.The Actuator has been established with wide support from the industry and is a deeply collaborative program that gives promising early-stage medical technology companies an accelerated pathway to $2.7 million of funding, capital... more

Third Polish Tech Night in Berlin

Nov 01, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

In 2016 Poland became Berlin’s second largest sales market – a good reason to find out what is “in” for Polish startups. With a functioning infrastructure for financing and support by incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces, Berlin provides excellent conditions for entrepreneurs from around the world and is perfectly located as a gateway to the German market.Polish s... more

Successful Turku Future Hackathon – the Winners

Oct 25, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

16 teams worked on the campus of Science Park Turku on developing innovation for urban development during the Turku Future Hackathon, held Sep 29- Oct 1, 2017. The competition attracted an international group of participants, who represented educational institutions as well as companies and experts. All benefitted from the vibes of the Turku campus and its excellent infrastructure.The number and q... more

Jobs at Risk: Berlin Entrepreneurship Summit 2017

Oct 24, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

This year’s edition of the summit that is held annually began with a warning: “Attending this Summit may put your job at risk” informing participants that starting an enterprise is a tempting alternative to being employed or looking for a job. The “Audimax” of the Free University of Berlin was packed with people standing along the walls when the Entrepreneurship Summi... more

Internationalization, Cooperation and Immigration are important for Startup Growth

Oct 23, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The 5th German Startup Monitor was presented in BerlinOn October 16, 2017 the fifth edition of the German Startup Monitor (DSM) was presented. Brigitte Zypries, German Minster for Economy, at this event underlined the importance of the start-up sector for the German economy. DSM 2017 is based on responses from 1,837 start-ups, 4,245 founders and 19,913 employees.Some results taken from the report:... more

1,000 Applications for second MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Oct 22, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

More than US$ 1 million in prize money have been awarded by the second edition of the annual MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) that is hosted by the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. The award is aimed at recognizing and celebrating for-profit and non-profit organizations using technology to improve economic opportunity for base- and middle-level income earners.All 16 top-scoring compe... more

B2B FinTech Company Builder started in Munich

Oct 21, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

After selling majority of a startup (teefin) they had founded together, the team of Reinhard Tahedl, Rolf Henning Hackel and Paul Huber started a new company builder. Located in Munich, Finocomomy focusses on developing B2B platforms.   In Munich, Finconomy has launched a new FinTech company builder, which focuses on the development of B2B platforms. "We want to position ourselves as partners... more

EU|BIC Impact Report 2017 published

Oct 20, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

In September 2017 EBN released its impact report reporting that more than 82,000 clients have been supported by EU|BICs, generating over 75,000 jobs and highlighting the trends of the years 2014-2016.   The EU|BICs  have supported creation of more than 12,400 startups that generated over 75,000 jobs and leveraged more than 1.96 billion euros in funding for innovative small businesses wit... more

We Are Next

Oct 20, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The third European Creative Hubs Forum “We Are Next” will take place between Nov 29 -  Dec 1, 2017 in Sheffield, UK.Over 100 managers and representatives of European hubs and creative and entrepreneurial communities from more than 20 countries as well as all relevant organizations and stakeholders from the UK are expected to attend.The first and second Forums on How... more

New Pre-Seed Accelerator in Edinburgh

Oct 19, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Claiming to be the first of its kind Seed House on September 18, 2017 started as pre-seed accelerator in Edinburgh with the aim to “build Scotland’s next unicorn”.  Out of 165 applications – half of them from overseas - for the six-months program of the accelerator’s first cohort, 5 were selected to benefit from the program with pre-seed investment, mentorship an... more

The latest Ideas and Technologies helping to achieve Zero Hunger

Oct 19, 2017. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Intensive training, mentoring and support is offered by the bootcamp of WFP Innovation Accelerator to help craft the best new solutions to hunger. The accelerator brings together field-level entrepreneurs and promising start-ups to explore lean start-up methodology and human-centered design and integrate frontier technology, hand-in-hand with innovation and tech experts. As par... more

Co-working Spaces will pitch at Coworking Europe Conference 2017

Oct 18, 2017. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

The first ever Coworking Pitching Contest, has been announced to be held at the Coworking Europe conference to be held in Dublin November 8 – 10, 2017. This contest aims at prepare co-working entrepreneurs needing funding to the process of acquiring finance or partners either to launch their venture or to scale up. A maximum of 20 contestants will pitch in front of a jury of p... more

Still 5 Days to apply for Rebuilding Futures Startup Competition 2017

Oct 17, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

October 22, 2017 is the last day to apply for the Rebuilding Futures Startup Completion that is open for applicants from Burundi, Cote d’Ivoire, Jordan, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Kosovo, Lebanon, Liberia, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey or Yemen. People can apply who have a business idea or existing business (less than 1 year old) that can contribute... more

Estonia’s largest Business Idea Competition – still open for Applications

Oct 13, 2017. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

October 29, 2017 is the deadline to apply for Ajujaht, the largest competition of business ideas in Estonia. Since 2007 Enterprise Estonia is organizing this competition annually to provide opportunities for people to challenge themselves in trying to start a business in a supportive environment. The prize fund of the competition this year is 60 000 €. Anyone is welcome to submit an idea to t... more