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im:pulse - “Women in Fintech – Symposium within re:publica 18

Feb 24, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler


This year re:publica in Berlin (May 2 – 4, 2018) will offer e new feature: Four half-day seminars, for example, on digital food, digital retail and women in fintech.
The im:pulse women in fintech brings together female stakeholders of the financial market; the focus will be particularly on Artificial Intelligence and Big Data within the banking and insurance industry, startups, financial service providers, Blockchain as well as privacy and data protection. “Women in Fintech” on May 4, 9.00 – 13.00 will be a unique setting for exchange within the industry. The conference language is English.

On March 1, 2018 re:publica invites to attend the Community Night at BASSY CLUB. This Town Hall Meeting intends to peek into the future and have a chat with the community. Join the re:publica founders to discuss upcoming projects and new formats, while answering any and all questions in a Q&A session.
For more information and tickets visit re:publica website 

Contact for more information: Re:publica Team
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ICEIRD 2018 – first time outside Europe

Jan 20, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler


Call for Proposals
The 11th ICEIRD will take place in the Middle East Region on October 29 – 31, 2018 in Doha, Qatar, During the past decade, ICEIRD has grown become one of the leading entrepreneurship, innovation and regional development conferences in Europe. Academics and practitioners from around the world attend to discuss how innovation-led growth can be promoted and the role and importance of universities, industry and governments in this process.
The conference this year will focus on how to advance Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Growth for Sustainable Development. The conference is structured around three tracks concerned with Entrepreneurship Research and Projects, Innovation and Research for Economic Growth for Sustainable Development.
Call for Papers: Proposals for papers should be submitted by March 19, 2018 through link
Conference registration is open at website

Contact for more information: ICEIRD Team
Website for more information: http://iceird.eu/2018/
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Hanover Messe is looking for the future digital World Market Leader

Feb 05, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler


The competition “Young Tech Enterprises” is organized by the Association of German Startups in cooperation with Hannover Messe. Now is the time to apply for the startup pitches “Young Tech Enterprises” at Hannover Messe 2018 (April 23 – 27, 2018). The deadline for applications is March 29, 2018.

40 selected startups will be competing not only for prize money, but also for potential investors, customers, partners and media attention. Startups in industrial automation drive and fluid technology, energy to compressed air and vacuum technology, industrial subcontracting and research can apply for one of the 10-minute pitches. The pitches take place daily on the Young Tech Enterprises Stage in hall 17. The winner will be determined by a jury of experts.
Application link

Contact for more information: Carolin Bischop
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"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 intellectual and technical potential of the young elite - for more entrepreneurship, smarter problem solving and a growth spurt. The underlying idea is that Germany needs to further improve entrepreneurship and startup support to master the economic and socio-political challenges.
"Start me up!" is looking for women and men who have the courage to take risks and are ready to use their talents to build a growing company.
BILANZ and its cooperation partners (Deutsche Bank AG, HanseMerkur, Daimler AG, ProSiebenSat1 Media SE and the Maschmeyer Group) support selected founders with money, advice, access to established companies, and media coverage.
The annual startup competition "Start me up!" provided €100,000 in prize money to the winners support by advice and mentoring by business professionals as well as networking access to large industries.
"Start me up!" is open to anyone. After the application phase closed a jury will make a pre-selection to prepare the decision of the main jury that determine who will be chosen as the winner of the award ceremony in June 2018.
Earlier Winners of earlier "Start me up!" Competitions were
In 2017 the start-up company Diamon Tech ("Diabetes Monitoring Technology"), a  spin-off of the Goethe University Frankfurt with its business idea of ​​non-invasively measuring the blood sugar of diabetics.
In 2016: Artiminds Robotics from Karlsruhe won the first round of the start-up competition with its software that allows to program industrial robots easily.
For more information about the conditions and selection criteria visit website and complete the application form

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Innovation in the public sector driven by Startups

Feb 06, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska


Digitalization is moving fast. But the public sector is not keeping up with the speed.Servcies of the public sector still are mostly provided the “good old way” – maybe with the exception of Estonia.
To give an impulse to e-government and a new era of govTech Pioneers si organizing Europe's first GovTech event for leading politicians, public CIOs, startups, corporations and VC’s. The aim is bringing together representatives of the political administration with innovators and startups; to make the innovators behind a $400bn market meet and learn about the latest trends in Citizen Collaboration, Blockchain and Security.
GovTech.Pioneers will be held May 23, 2018 in Vienna (Palais Wertheim). Startups can apply by March 31, 2018 to get a slot in the series of 32 pitch at the event
More information and tickets at website

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