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26 Pitches at Startup Camp 2018 and 3 Winners: INGA, fragPaul, GHOST

Apr 21, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

More than 200 Startups from 13 countries applied to the Pitch competition at Startup Camp 2018 organized annually by Deutsche Startups in Berlin. 26 of them were selected by a jury to pitch at Startup Camp. 55% of the applications came from Germany and 15% from Austria and 5% from other EU countries. In the group selected to pitch Germany was represented with 21 startups (81%), from Austria came 3... more

Malaysia – Vietnam cooperation to promote Startups

Apr 20, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

MaGIC and SIHUB have announced a strategic partnership with the aim drive collaboration between Malaysian and Vietnamese startups. Another goal is to provide a platform, the Runway to the World (R2TW) program, for startups in both countries to expand their initiatives into both countries.R2TW will help entrepreneurs to make connections with local key ecosystem players. Participating startups also ... more

36 Recommendations for the Austrian Startup Ecosystem

Apr 19, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Austrian Startups, national network of Startups and their support organizations, has asked 50+ ecosystem stakeholders about their view on the nation’s startup ecosystem. The survey summarizes answers to questions like the following. How should the Austrian startup ecosystem develop in future? What are the most important challenges in this process? What steps and measures are necessary to suc... more

Social Impact Award in 19 Countries

Apr 18, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

The Social Impact Award (SIA) is one of the most important programs for the design and development of social enterprises in Europe. Founded in 2009, SIA runs education and incubation programs, according the SIA website in 19 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia to support early-stage social entrepreneurs in developing and implementing innovative business solutions to tackle the most important soci... more

Kazimierz Dolny will host the 24th PBICA Conference

Apr 17, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Scenically located on the bank of the River Vistula and encircled by low wooded hills, Kazimierz Dolny in Eastern Poland offers an impressive number of historic sights. These, together with charming views of the river, the greenery, steep-sided gullies, fresh air and quaint tenement houses, contribute to the beauty of Kazimierz Dolny. Since the end of the 19th century Kazimierz Dolny has been know... more

Singapore becomes Hotspot for Investments in Co-working

Apr 16, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

In December 2017 Wework opened its first co-working location in Singapore. Wework Beach Center offers co-working facilities and services on three floors in Singapore downtown. Two more Wework locations in Singapore are scheduled to open soon (22 Cross Street and 60 Anson Road). To make Singapore a Wework hub for further expansion in South-East Asia Wework end of 2017 also acquired Spacemob. Includ... more

Solar Car Competition in South Africa

Apr 15, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Teams from across the world design and build solar-powered vehicles to drive across South Africa in an eight day event at the biennial competition Sasol Solar Challenge. The journey starts in Pretoria on September 22, 2018. About 15 local and international solar cars from Australia, China, Japan, the Netherlands, the US and South Africa are expected to participate. Returning teams will be aiming t... more

Work where you live - reduce CO2 Emissions

Apr 14, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

VillageOffice started in 2016 (see SPICE News article) as cooperative is promoting flexible working in local Communities committed to ensuring that people can work where they live - also in future. With this aim, the cooperative with its partners is creating a Switzerland-wide network of co-working spaces, called VillageOffices. These are shared workplaces in theCenter of villages, small towns and... more

Three new Startups join Incub’Action of CTIC Dakar

Apr 13, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

INCUB'ACTION is the 3-years incubation program of CTIC Dakar that extends over three (3) years and allows selected startups to benefit from equipped and connected premises, intensive coaching, business development services, support in marketing, communication, in commercial approach, with a gain of visibility and capacity building teams. The Nominating Committee of the program in March 2018 select... more

New Cyber Innovation Centre in London calls Startups to join

Apr 12, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Plexal will host and run London’s Cyber Innovation Centre that is being set up with support from the UK Government. The new center will cooperate with the Centre for Secure Information Technologies at Queen’s University Belfast, the UK’s Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC) for secure information technologies, and Deloitte The mission of the center is to bring innovators, academ... more

Seedcorn Business Competition 2018 for Entrepreneurs in Northern Ireland

Apr 11, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The Seedcorn 2018 Competition now is open for early stage innovative companies that need funding to grow. The InterTradeIreland since 2003 is organizing the Investor Readiness Competition, this year offering cash prize with a total of €280,000 (€100k for the winner) plus advice. The competition aims to help companies get investor ready and introduces them to valuable networks.Last year's... more

UQ IdeaHub – University of Queensland supports Student Startups

Apr 10, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

The IdeaHub program was designed to excite and educate students on what is involved in the entrepreneurial journey. A pilot program, funded by UQ's Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information was run in collaboration with IdeaNetwork over seven weeks in 2015. The pilot was a co-creation process between students, university staff, industry mentors and a facilitator. Multi-disciplinary tea... more

El Space in Tunis - What recently happened

Apr 09, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

On 9 and 10 March, EL Space Social Innovation Hub organized the annual Hackathon "The Night of the Citizen Code", an innovation marathon combining citizen themes and advanced technologies simultaneously in several cities in French-speaking countries. At this event, EL Space had the pleasure of welcoming Mr. Roger Dickey, a Silicon Valley angel investor, who shared his knowledge and expertise with ... more

Startup Fair Lithuania at Vilnius Tech Park

Apr 09, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Conference - keynotes, presentations, discussion panels, 1:1 interviews and other content sessions about the trendiest startup topics. This is what to expect from Startup Fair Lithuania, organized by Startup Lithuania that will be held May 16+17, 2018 at Vilnius Technology Park. Some of the most appreciated local and international speakers will discuss why Lithuania is becoming the European fintec... more

German Chambers are awarding Digital Success Stories

Apr 08, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Deadline for applications is May 14, 2018The WE DO DIGITAL competition of German Chambers of Commerce will award the best digitization stories of SMEs (not more than 500 employees). All such companies with up to can apply, not only startups. The winners will present at the CEBIT Fair in Hannover on June 12, 2018.For example, attendees can describe how to use new digital technologies for developing... more

Hamburg Innovation Summit and Awards

Apr 08, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Since 2015 the Hamburg Innovation Summit (#HHIS) provides a platform for new technologies and innovations, bringing together visionaries, founders and future designers and also showcases Hamburg's research and Innovation Parks. HHIS is the place to network with Hamburg's science and startup scene as well as with politics and business#HHIS 2018 will take place on Thursday, May 17, 2018 this time ag... more

Startup Campus Budapest on World Tour

Apr 07, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The main objective of the Startup Campus V4 Global Tour is to boost visibility of the V4 regional startup ecosystem, specifically highlighting the economic and innovation potential of the V4 countries – Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.At each event, 8 to 10 innovative startup companies operating within the V4 region will be selected and given the opportunity to introduce the... more

INVENT Program in India targets Social Entrepreneurship

Apr 06, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Villgro Innovations Foundation since 15 years is successfully incubating social enterprises and now has become the lead incubator for the INVENT program that is supporting 4 other incubators to create viable social enterprises (for-profit) for impact investments. The program aims to support up to hundreds of entrepreneurs in the eight low-income states of India: Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Mad... more

Airbus BizLab presented graduates of third Batch

Apr 05, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The international accelerator program Airbus BizLab runs in Toulouse, Bangalore and Hamburg. The program already has supported more than 50 startups and internal projects. End of March Airbus BizLab Hamburg at its third Demo Day presented results of the recent six-month program. Here a brief overview;Artisense (Palo Alto) enables dynamic 3D mapping and localization simultaneously and in real time ... more

QBO – Philippines Incubator for Advanced Startups

Apr 04, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Philippines and IdeaSpace Foundation, a leading early stage technology incubator and accelerator in the country, in April 2017 have launched the QBO Innovation Hub in Makati City. With this initiative startups and innovation entrepreneurs are linked with innovators, explorers, investors, academic institutions, start-up mentors, funders and enablers as we... more

Green entrepreneurs are called to present their Projects in Lebanon

Apr 04, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

EU’s SwitchMed program calls green entrepreneur with innovative green business project to pitch to a panel of potential investors. The EU SwitchMed program, the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon and Fondation Diane jointly invite to apply for the chance to attend 4 coaching sessions for free to improve the business model as well as the pitching skills.Selected green projects will p... more

fishburners appointed New CEO

Apr 03, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Fishburners, Australia’s largest not-for-profit co-working space active in Sydney, Melbourne and Shanghai has appointed a new CEO. Pandora Shelley took over the position from Annie Parker who after one year at Fishburners moved on to become Global Head Startups at Microsoft. Pandora Shelley was one of the first employees of Fishburners at its opening in 2011. In January this year she told Sm... more

Rocket on a Turtle

Mar 29, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Students in Karlsruhe have access to a space providing an excellent location and fertile ground for starting a company. PionierGarage is not only providing co-working facilities that also could be found elsewhere in the city, but also “Launchpad” that is targeted at student teams working on their concept to start a new business. The focus is on early stages and teams that are highly mo... more

Emder Founder Center (EGZ)

Mar 26, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

For people who want to start their own business the city of Emden has an address: The Emder Founder Center. Since 1999, this incubator does not only provide rooms of different sizes for rent, but also accompanies (potential) founders from the idea through business planning and financing to starting up and growth. Through excellent connections with the Emden / Leer University access to latest resea... more

Drinking Tea and Creating new Businesses

Mar 25, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Startup Germany in cooperation with Stadtwerke Emden and Deutsche Energie-Agentur organizes the first Startup Weekend in Ostfriesland sponsored by the City of Emden and the Savings Bank Emden. This region in north-western Germany is known for its islands and beaches at the North Sea, especially for drinking tea. The region has the tea consumption world-wide: 300 liters annually per inhabitant.In t... more

Luxemburg to host the EBN Congress 2018

Mar 24, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

“Future of Innovation” is the headline of EBN’s 2018 annual congress. It will be held June 6-8, 2018 in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg. The event will be celebrating 20 years of innovation and incubation in Luxembourg. Co-organized by EBN and Technoport SA, the congress will take place in a post industrial site located in Esch-sur-Alzette: Three days of conference sessions, worksho... more

Nine innovative Companies started in first Cohort of EtriStars

Mar 23, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The very first cohort of EtriStars in Cotonou, Benin started on March 16, 2018 and includes nine innovative startups in FinTech, E-Health, Agritech, Fashion Tech, SaaS, mass personalization, concierge, and the event. Some of them work already since several years, all have great growth potential. Hosted at the headquarters of EtriLabs in Cotonou (Benin), startups will benefit from a shared workspac... more

Luxembourg to host a large Startup Summit

Mar 17, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

10.000 participants are expected to attend the Arch Summit that is scheduled for May 3-4, 2018 in Luxembourg, LuxExpo centre. The organizer of the summit is Tomorrow Street. This accelerator has been established as partnership between Vodafone and Technoport as an innovation center looking for dynamic, business-ready startups in Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and Security that have a... more

Successful Start: EU4Business project launched in Armenia

Mar 15, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

The EU4Business project launched its ‘Successful Start’ program in Armenia to support start-ups, SMEs (three years in business) and job seekers in business managerial positions, in the regions of Armavir, Lori, and Syunik.Target sectors are food processing and tourism in three regions:Armavir region: in Armavir, Vagharshapat, Myasnikyan.Lori region: in Alaverdi, Stepanavan, Vanadzor Sy... more

East Africa: Creative Enterprise Program and Mobility Grants

Mar 14, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Entrepreneurs already in the process of setting up their own creative enterprise are invited to apply for the East Africa Creative Enterprise Program initiated by the British Council in partnership with Nesta (UK innovation foundation). The program targets entrepreneurs from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda; the opportunity is to attend this four-day training in Kam... more

Smart Cities, Startup Ecosystems, Innovation and Digitalization at APW 2018 in Berlin

Mar 13, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The Asia-Pacific Week Berlin (APW) 2018 will be held April 24 and 25 and offer insights into the subject of DIGITALIZATION – the global megatrend of the 21st century. On April 25, the second main topic will be discussed; CONNECTIONG STARTUP CITIES.APW since 2013 is leading the discussion on the main topics smart cities, startup ecosystems, innovation and digitalization; the 4th Industrial Re... more

World-wide Co-working Alliance by Betahaus with a Bonus

Mar 12, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Betahaus Berlin is active since 2009 and has created spin-offs inHamburg, Barcelona and Sofia. Now, Betahaus made another step to offer world-wide services with an alliance covering 30 co-working spaces on 4 continents in 23 countries from Armenia to USA (Africa is missing on the list). Different to other international co-working providers operating under one management or based on a franchise sys... more

A different Way of Co-Working

Mar 07, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

TWO | SPACE is providing workspace in restaurants and bars during the time they are not open for their usual business. This way co-working is an experience different to other purpose-made co-working spaces. Participating restaurants and bars utilize their facilities otherwise unused during the respective time and have another way of attracting clients for their main business. For co-workers facili... more

Copenhagen’s Innovation Business Community will get new Hub

Mar 06, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

In May 2018 Matrikel 1 is scheduled to open at a prominent place in Copenhagen’s center.The Creators Community, a Danish-Norwegian tech association, has been joined by several entrepreneurs and investors in Denmark to create the new innovation hub - Matrikel1. The startup hubs MESH in Oslo and Founders House in Copenhagen have been founded by Anders Mjåset and Tine Thygesen, in 2015 a... more

Start2grow: Celebrating the Winner is starting the next Round

Mar 05, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Pitch & Party: The winners of the competition start2grow # 38 have been announced at “Pitch & Party” on Feb. 23, 2018 at “Wirtschaftsförderung Dortmund”. The best 20 business plans of the competition were pitched and after the jury has done its work the winners of the prize money (1st place €15,000; 2nd place € 10,000; 3rd place € 5,000; 4th &nda... more

Make your Choice - Finding the right the Partners is not a simple Task

Mar 04, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The number of accelerators in Germany is ever growing – despite of the fact that some of them close already after a short time. For example, the SKY accelerator Play Hub in Munich closed operation after only 18 months. The last batch of clients was not even brought to Demo Day. The accelerator “You is Now” of “Immobilien Scout24” had at least a longer life of six year... more

The Winners of Arabnet Beirut 2018

Mar 03, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Arabnet Beirut 2018 was held February 20 – 22, 2018 with the focus Digital Transformation in retail, healthcare, travel and f&b. The event featured a full track of discussions about the best practices for digital transformation across sectors and the opportunities for innovators in different industries.Arabnet Beirut 2018 also offered a Media and Advertising Forum, a Banking Innovation D... more

Hamburg Founders‘ Day on March 24, 2018

Mar 02, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

At the annual Hamburg Founders' Day, experts, entrepreneurs and successful founders share their knowledge with start-ups with. Attendees can met the important partners for starting a business - in one day, under one roof at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce. For the first time this year a speed dating will take place at the Hamburg Founders' Day. Experienced entrepreneurs and young entrepreneurs who... more

YBF Melbourne claims global lead for Web 3.0 Development

Feb 27, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

York Butter Factory, a co-working space in Melbourne intends to make Australia a world-leader. ‘Web 3.0’ is the technology YBF has chosen to launch ‘YBF Mesh” that will become a dedicated advisory and co-working hub for blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, both part of a decentralized approach towards the next version of the internet, Web 3.0.Startups and compani... more

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 serv... more

Merger of Co-working Spaces in Indonesia

Feb 23, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Go-Rework will be the name of the merged new co-working space provider that started operations after the two operators GoWork and ReWork recently merged. CEO of the new company will be Vanessa Hendriadi who founded ReWork and the position of CFO and Chief of Real Estate will be taken by GoWork Co-Founders Richard Lim.The aim of the merger is to offers clients a broader range of different co-workin... more

Social Entrepreneurship in the Arab World

Feb 22, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Impact Hub Dubai is an example of an initiative aiming at promoting especially social entrepreneurship in the Arab region. However, social enterprises also are incubated by other incubators and accelerators that also serve “traditional” and tech start-ups. Those are, for example, Dtec, in5, Startupbootcamp, Turn8, and 1776 Dubai. Through international programs and incubators /accelerat... more

First CrowdCon to be held in Frankfurt

Feb 21, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

The German Federal Crowdfunding Association invited to the first CrowdCon with the main topic "The Future of Crowdinvesting" in the TechQuartier, Frankfurt am Main on March 13, 2018. Innovative businesses models will be presented at this event – applications are possible until February 28 by email (see contact below). The Hessian Minister of Economy, Energy, Transport and Rural Development T... more