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Craft you Innovation, Transform you community and learn about AI and KPIs

Aug 16, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Time to register for the Baltic Dynamics 2018Do not (only) lean back and listen, get active and involved. First time in Germany: After 21 years in the Baltic States and one time in Sweden the international and highly interactive conference Baltic Dynamics of BASTIC, Baltic Association of Science & Technology Parks and Innovation Centers, will be held Sep 27 – 29, 2018 by and in the Techn... more

Australia: Smart50 Awards 2018

Aug 15, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

In Australia the Smart50 Awards 2018 still is open for application. The deadline is August 24, 2018The competition is held annually since 2016 and comes in 8 categories: Top Franchise, Top Exporter, Top Innovator, Top Retailer, Community Hero, Top Marketing/PR Campaign, Top Regional, and StartupSmart Award.The Smart50 Awards are assessed based on year-on-year revenue growth, and applicants need to... more

New 10 million Venture Fund for Blockchain Startups

Aug 14, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

There are some cities on different continents claiming to be the world-hub for blockchain startups. Singapore now has the possibly first venture capital fund exclusively targeted at blockchain startups: LuneX Ventures, launched by Golden Gate Ventures, will invest in companies around the world that are building services to grow the new crypto ecosystem.LuneX views blockchain as a foundational tech... more

30 Years - German Innovation Center Association celebrates

Aug 13, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

The BVIZ Annual Conference this year also celebrates the 30th anniversary of the association. Hosted by the Campus Berlin Buch, September 9 – 11, 2018 the event on Sept 10 will begin with a festive session looking at the future of BVIZ, German Federal Association of Innovation Centers as well as on its 30-years history. In the evening the anniversary ”birthday party” will offer f... more

Brinc IoT Accelerator Program started in Bahrain

Aug 12, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Brinc IoT accelerators are operating in Hong Kong, China (Guangzhou), Spain (Barcelona) and now also in Bahrain (Mamama). The Brinc-Batelco IOT Hub, the first technology hardware accelerator in the Middle East Region. was officially opened on July 4, 2018 on the 3rd floor of Batelco Commercial Centre, in Manama, Bahrain. The main partner of brinc in Bahrain is Batelco, the leading digital solution... more

Munich Startup Ecosystem enjoys a positive Spirit of Optimism

Aug 11, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The Managing Director SCE, Prof. Dr. Klaus Sailer, in an interview with “Munich Startup” describes the startup ecosystem of Munich in a positive mood of optimism: “Each year, we have about 20-25 great, successful startup start-ups from a wide variety of areas - from high-tech to social ideas.” He continues “to name just a few - among the better known are Freeletics, F... more

Government invests in York Butter Factory’s new Web 3.0 Hub

Aug 10, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

York Butter Factory (YBF) is a successful co-working space and community for Melbourne's early-stage technology entrepreneurs.With a government investment of AU§ 500,000, YBF will expand its innovation hub, to focus on ‘Web 3.0’ technology changing web architecture to connect decentralized technologies to build a Web 3.0 ecosystem of service providers, investors, developers and st... more

Rolling Hackathon Belarus - Lativia

Aug 10, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Only three days left to apply for the Minsk-Riga Startup Train.The Minsk-Riga Startup Train Hackathon will travel August 28 to September 1 2018 and still may have seats available. But, applications are possible only untie August 13, 2018Participants may join an existing team, pitch their own startup idea or just apply as an individual and choose a team on the spot. Future startup builders, develop... more

TuksNovation – a new university based Startup Hub in Pretoria

Aug 09, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The University of Pretoria launched the TuksNovation High-Tech Business Incubator in partnership with Seda and the University of Pretoria. Aimed at supporting commercialization of results of the university’s laboratory research and the development of innovative enterprises with social and economic impact, TuksNovation provides a range of startup related services in South Africa.TuksNovation ... more

AU$ 500.000 for International Startup Experts

Aug 08, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The startup agency of the State of Victoria, Australia aims to support the startup ecosystem.Recently, LaunchVIC announced a new program to internationalize and improve mentoring, guidance and support to startups in co-working spaces. The AU$ 500,000 program will fund up to 20 experts from around the world — with $25,000 apiece — to be based in selected co-working spaces. The co-workin... more

Go East! Destinations are India, Singapore, Indonesia and China

Aug 07, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Connecting with startups hubs in Asia is the aim of the delegation journeys that are being organized by Startup AsiaBerlin, a German-Asian startup platform established as a project by the State of Berlin in cooperation with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Next travels on the... more

New Co-working Space in Vientiane, Laos

Aug 06, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The entrepreneurship ecosystem of the Capital of Laos, Vientiane shows signs of development. The co-working Space TOHLAO since a few years is providing places to work for freelancers and entrepreneurs. More than that, TOHLAO aims at developing a place for innovation and creation where like-minded people can collaborate to grow their businesses. Now, the co-working space Toong operating already at ... more

Finding stolen Cars via SMS

Aug 05, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

There are several Internet based car-tracking options available. But what to do if Internet is not available, shaky or broken? The startup Zouix for Cameroon developed a solution that is already used with success. The solution named Zoomed that easily can be installed (“in less than an hour”) and is tracking cars solely based on SMS commands. A GPS chip installed in the vehicle, allows... more

PowerUp! 2018 Winner is Zubax Robotix from Estonia

Aug 04, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The winner of this year’s international PowerUp Cleantech competition comes from Estonia. Zubax The startup won with its project that provides 10% more energy-efficient electric motor controllers for aerospace applications. Electric vehicles (especially aircraft) travel further using less energy from the battery. Zubax was awarded € 30,000 and a chance to be invited to the prestigious I... more

BITO PROCEED Accelerator Program

Aug 03, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Open since a little more than a year the business incubator BITO CAMPUS offers innovative startup companies space to work, to network and even to live. Accommodation is an option offered to the entrepreneurs. And BITO puts a special focus on collaboration between startups and established enterprises as well as on international networks. On September 1, 2018 BITO organizes PROCEED, a one-day event... more

One Year free Co-working Space in Melbourne

Aug 02, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

All founders, entrepreneurs, startups, and emerging small businesses are called to Pitch for a Spot at Creative.Cubes.Co co-working spaces in Melbourne (Richmond or Hawthorn). The invitation to pitch for one year of free co-working space has been issue by CreativeCubes.Co together with Startup Victoria. More information is available through a video.Application now is open and will close for the Ri... more

Slush Helsinki 2018

Aug 01, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Slush started as a student-driven, non-profit movement originally founded to change attitudes toward entrepreneurship. Now it is one of the largest startup events, held annually in Helsinki, Finland and was held earlier this year in Tokyo, Shanghai, and Singapore. In 2017, more than 2,600 startups, 1,600 investors, and 600 journalists from over 130 countries attended - Slush Helsinki 2018 is on th... more

7th Women Startup Challenge Europe in Paris

Jul 31, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Application deadline is August 7, 2018At “Women Who Tech” innovative women-led startups from across Europe solving problems for people, businesses, and the planet will showcase at the 7th Women Startup Challenge on October 25. 2018, cohosted by the Office of the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, Early stage tech startups with at least one woman co-founder who have raised less than €2.... more

deGUT - 34th German Founders and Entrepreneurs Days

Jul 30, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

The annual event deGUT, German Founders and Entrepreneurs Days will be held for the 34th time in Berlin, October 12 + 13, 2018. The event is one of the most important meeting places for entrepreneurs and founders. An extensive seminar and workshop program is offered as well as advice on topics relevant to founders. This allows participants to fully understand what companies need today for a good s... more

"Innovation Basel“ is calling for Proposals

Jul 29, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Registration deadline for theaward is September 30, 2018This year, the competition for the "Innovation Basel" award is taking place for the third time. Of the 20 finalists in the last two years, 15 have successfully put their projects into action. "Innovation Basel" was launched by the Basel Guilds and the “Ehrengesellschaft” and is supported by, among others, the Christoph Merian Foun... more

10th MedaWomen Forum

Jul 28, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

In Amman, Jordan, the Mediterranean Women Entrepreneurs Forum will be held October 2 - 3, 2018.MedaWomen this year will offer the opportunity to women in technology to take the center stage addressing key opportunities and pressing issues in the Mediterranean region with a focus on influencing future perspectives and planning actions in the STEM sector (Science, Technology, Economics and Mathemati... more

Pitch for 1 Million at StartCon Australia

Jul 27, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

StartCon is Australia's largest startup conference, expo and entrepreneur community. Held annually since 2009 this conference has 3,500 attendees who will find International Keynotes, Expert Workshops, Tech Expo & Startup Alley, Competitions, Awards, and more. Pitch for 1 Million is the live pitch competition of StartCon. This event offers startups the opportunity to showcase their company t... more

Platform for West African Women in Tech

Jul 26, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

No question, there are more women needed to be engaged with technology and entrepreneurship. To help women empower themselves, to encourage female entrepreneurship and to make women’s contribution to the economy effective, Sunu Startups was founded by Azimath Adjassa. This woman from Benin has the vision to help make initiatives driven by African women more sustainable. She believes that sup... more

Applications open for Startup Chile Generation 21

Jul 25, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Application Deadline: September 4, 2018Start-Up Chile is a governmental program offering the S Factory, a 4-months pre-acceleration program for startups led by female founders, the Seed Program, a 7-months acceleration program for companies with a functional product as well as Follow on funds for top performing companies incorporated in Chile and looking to scale.Applications the Startup Chile See... more

Hackathon aboard a Royal Air Maroc Boeing 747

Jul 24, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Royal Air Maroc in April this year organized a Hackathon “Customer Experience” to stimulate the spirit of innovation, encourage initiative and co-create together added value and find more simplified, stress-free tools to support clients of the airline from the inspiration of travel to arrival.120 participants (about 50 of them internally from Royal Air Maroc) from Morocco and several W... more

PepsiCo launches own Startup Accelerator

Jul 23, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

PepsiCo is entering the startups scene. In June, the company announced to partner with “The Hatchery” in Chicago, a nonprofit food and beverage incubator. But, this is not enough for nurturing the most promising new products. PepsiCo also will launch its own acceleration / incubation activity under the name “The Hive” that will be a separate entrepreneurial group outside of... more

Grants 4 Apps invites for the Kick-off Event for the 5th Round

Jul 22, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The Bayer HealthTech Accelerator G4A Grants4Apps, works with startups using science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, for developing new health products and services. On August 30, 2018 the fifth round will be kicked off with an event at Bayer CoLaborator in Berlin. Grants4Apps is an Open Innovation initiative from Bayer AG. The accelerator allocates grants or offers financial support to ... more

Hamburg Founders Award

Jul 21, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Particularly innovative businesses and promising founders will receive the Hamburg Founders Award on September 10, 2018 in the historic Fischauktionshalle Hamburg.The prize, as in earlier years, will be awarded in the categories Entrepreneur, League Climber, and Lifetime Achievement to entrepreneurs of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. The winners do not benefit from cash prizes or in-kind services... more

DEV Camp 2018 to be held in Hamburg

Jul 20, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

DevCamp, organized by Gesellschaft für Informatik, is a tech conference making participants co-creators. The conference gathers developers, computer scientists and IT enthusiasts on November 23, 2018 in the University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg. Interactive workshops organized by participants provide opportunities to discuss with experts and make contacts. Everyone becomes an active partici... more

Victoria got a new Home for Innovation

Jul 20, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The State of Victoria, Australia got a new “home for innovation”. The refurbished Goods Shed North recently has been with the officially launched to bring together leading startups across various sectors including medtech, agtech, fintech and cyber security. The historic 111-year-old building in the heart of Melbourne’s Docklands now has become the “Victorian Innovation Hub... more

New FinTech Hub in Bahrain now is open

Jul 19, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Bahrain FinTech Bay (BFB) has officially opened for business providing an advanced FinTech ecosystem the MENA region’s largest FinTech hub. BFB was established to bring together industry leaders and new companies in FinTech from around the world to drive innovation and create opportunities for growth.The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) and Singapore’s FinTech Consortium (FTC) ... more

Startup Hubs at “Innov Invest Day” in Casablanca

Jul 17, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

An international event organized by the bank Caisse Centrale de Garantie end of June in Casablanca brought together players of the Moroccan finance sector and representatives of international startup financiers. Topics of the event were the dynamics and challenges of entrepreneurship , the acceleration of start-up growth through fundraising, the investor vision and ROI of financing, the role of re... more

Zurich Kraftwerk will get 35 new Tech Tenants in Autumn

Jul 16, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

30 startups from 12 countries and additionally 5 intrapreneur teams have been selected for the Kickstart acceleration program 2018. The selected startups will attend the seven-week Kickstart Accelerator that has been initiated by Impact Hub Zurich and was launched in 2015 by digitalswitzerland. The 35 startups during the program will work in Kraftwerk, a location of Impact Hub Zurich. Kraftwerk is... more

Chicago gets a new F&B Business Incubator

Jul 15, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The 6,200 m² facility of the new food and beverage business incubator The Hatchery Chicago is scheduled to open in late 2018. Hatchery Chicago will serve entrepreneurs, workers, and neighborhood market members by providing private and shared kitchens, meeting spaces, dry/cold storage, loading docks as well as workshops and educational seminars specific to food and beverage businesses. Through... more

Public Services Startup Weekend in Prague

Jul 14, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

For those having an idea how to improve public services, the Startup Weekend in Prague on Oct 12-14, 2018 is the place togo. This event offers a platform for meeting people who are interested in building and launching new digital products. During this action-oriented weekend, participants will be able to design solutions, tools, and learning spaces to address public services and turn an idea into ... more

New Online Hub:

Jul 14, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

As first official online hub for entrepreneurship and startups in the Czech Republic, CzechInvest, the National Investment and Business Development Agency created Partners in realizing this project are IBM Czech Republic, Czech ICT Alliance, Association of small and medium-sized Enterprises and Crafts of the Czech Republic and Rockaway Capital. The website offers information abo... more

The Winners of the EU Sustainable Energy Awards 2018

Jul 13, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

At the annual Policy Conference of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) held in Brussels, June 2-8, 2018 offered over 50 sessions hosted by representatives from the EU institutions, as well as stakeholders, the Policy Conference experienced a lively debate around energy islands, consumers, smart cities and regional development, digitalization, renewables, transformation of the energy system, ene... more

Regional Innovation Facilitators appointed in Australia

Jul 12, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The government of Australia is strengthening efforts to support entrepreneurial development and startups off the big cities. Now, the government has appointed four regional innovation facilitators tasked to help the development of incubators in regional areas. The facilitators will be providing advice to regional incubators, assist building links with business, industry, universities and research ... more

New building for Heidelberg’s high-tech Founders: Shell completed

Jul 11, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Construction of the Business Development Center Organic Electronics (BDC OE) of Technology Park Heidelberg is progressing on schedule. On July 11, 2017 the topping of the nes building was celebrated with participants from politics, science and industry. After construction began in September 2017 startups can expect to move into the new 4,200 m²facility in mid-2019. At that time BDC OE is plan... more

LaFactory in Casablanca started Scalerator program

Jul 09, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

End of 2017 a new hub opened doors in Casablanca: LaFactory is the latest project of SreenDy. The new hub on the eighth floor of Casablanca Technopark is designed as an innovation space with the mission to accelerate collaboration between Moroccan startups and large enterprises. The aim is to lead such partnerships to co-development, joint marketing initiatives and add high value to the new compan... more

The 8 Startups that pitched at Seedstars Harare - Rera is the Winner

Jul 08, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The eight startups that were selected to pitch at the Seedstars pitching event in Harare, Zimbabwe (see article on previous page) wereVoteAfrica aiming to educate, motivate and empower voters to “fully own the electoral process and hold elected officials accountable” by providing the electorate with offline educational material through a mobile app.Wellnescript is a healthtech startup ... more

Transparency and Quality Standards for Swiss Apps

Jul 07, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Application for the award is possible until September 10, 2018 through website  Since five years “Best of Swiss Apps” is annually awarding the Best of Swiss Apps Award is to promote transparency and quality standards in the Swiss app and mobile industry. This year the award ceremony for the sixth edition of Best of Swiss Apps will take place on Nov 7 in Zurich for the categories I... more

Smart Station Zurich – Opportunity for Startups

Jul 06, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Application deadline is July 31, 2018Startups may get the opportunity to test their prototype and market in the main hall of Zurich’s SBB Central Station. The initiative is called “SBB Sandbox” and will take place October 16 – 21, 2018. Train station users can test digital projects and prototypes and the startups get feedback. To prepare for this testing Swill Rail SBB will... more

The sixth Startups @ Reeperbahn is open for Applications

Jul 05, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Application deadline is August 10, 2018For the sixth time Startups @ Reeperbahn in Hamburg will be the place where five young, innovative companies from all over Europe present themselves to over 450 investors, corporates, journalists and multipliers of the German digital and media industry. The winner will take home a media budget of € 150.000 – the WELT Media Prize – and a ticke... more

David against Goliath: How we take Economics into our own Hands

Jun 26, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The Entrepreneurship Summit 2018 in Berlin (Oct 6 + 7, 2018) offers a program with keynotes, impulse groups and workshops focused on “Concept + Components” in including topics like Startup cockpit, Founding with Components, Digitization as a component, Smart Business Concepts and Solo Professionals, Blockchain, decentralization and trust, Makerspaces: opportunity for entrepreneurs, How... more

Startup Village Black Forest, Missing Entrepreneurs and the Promotion of regional Offers

Jun 24, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

The RKW event "Impulses for Strengthening the Founding Culture" on June 4, 2018 in Berlin highlighted results of the current Global Entrepreneurship Monitor for Germany.As strengths, the experts stated the excellent physical infrastructure, appreciation of innovations and the protection of intellectual property. On the downside are a still relatively low level entrepreneurship education (not only ... more

Fertility Tracker: Ava AG wins Swiss Medtech Award 2018

Jun 22, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

In Bern 500+ attendees of the Swiss Medtech Day 2018 event witnessed the selection of this years’s Swiss Medtech Award winner: Ava AG, a company founded in 2014, already has created more than 45 jobs at its Zurich headquarters and plans to grow by further 20 jobs by the end of 2018. Ava AG has branch offices in San Francisco and Belgrade and plans to open in Asia during this year. Ava has de... more

ZGC InnoHub in Heidelberg officially opened

Jun 21, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The Beijing Innovation Zone Zhonguancun Development Group (ZGC) on May 7, 2018 officially opened its German ZGC InnoHub in Heidelberg. The new innovation center is the German offshoot of Beijing's (ZGC), China's first successful innovation zone, also known as the Silicon Valley of China because many global corporations Lenovo, Baidu and Tencent have been founded here. The ZGC InnoHubs are part of ... more

Maritime Accelerator launched in Turku

Jun 19, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

End of May 2018, at the SHIFT Festival in Turku a new acceleration program has been launched in Turku, Finland. The ambitious goal of this initiative is to make Finland the leading region of maritime and manufacturing industries in Europe. The foundation is seen in the strong maritime industry and international leading companies based in southwestern and western parts of Finland. The accelerator w... more

AfriLabs Annual Gathering 2018 together with Sahara Sparks 2018

Jun 18, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Each year the AfriLabs Annual Gathering provides an opportunity for stakeholders in the African tech ecosystem to meet, network and share. Under the theme “Innovation in the Data Age”, member tech hubs of AfriLabs as well as entrepreneurs, corporates, investors, academia and developmental agencies will come together for the 3rd edition of the AfriLabs Annual Gathering on October 11 &nd... more

Vertical in Helsinki launched International Startup Collaboration Program

Jun 17, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Supported by its main sponsor Samsung as well as Pfizer, Folkhälsan, the Helsinki based program Vertical is running an International Collaboration Program aiming to provide a better health care, prevention or rehabilitation to people around the world. Startups from Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland and Switzerland have been selected for the program start: Gonio VR (Copenhagen, Denmar... more