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Novel and Innovative Seed-Stage Life Science Funding - Alexandria Seed Capital Platform launched

Jan 16, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Alexandria Venture Investments, focused on collaborative life science and technology campuses in prime innovation cluster locations, on January 7, 2018 formally announced the launch of the Alexandria Seed Capital Platform. This innovative funding model brings together life science community leaders to catalyze seed-stage investment in the most promising life science startups. The Platform will be ... more

Arabnet Beirut 2018 - Application for Competitions closes soon

Jan 16, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Deadline for Applications for the competitions of arabnet Beirut 2018 is Jan 19, 2018Arabnet Beirut 2018 on February 20 – 22, 2018 will focus on Digital Transformation in sectors such as retail, healthcare, travel and f&b through solutions that help enhance customer experience, improve services and products, and optimize performance and efficiency. The event will feature a full track of ... more

Collaboration and Synergy – Key for Incubation Success

Jan 15, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Collaboration of parties with a variety of potential is needed reach an increasing number of startups, especially in agribusiness and agro-industry. This is one of the common threads of a focus group discussion (FGD) held in the Incubator Center for Entrepreneurship Business and Development (IncuBie) Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) in Bogor. The meeting, supported by Ministry of Research and H... more

Tech Open Air in Berlin

Jan 15, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Super Early Bird Tickets (2 for one) are available until Jan 18, 2018Tech Open Air is an interdisciplinary technology festival. The 2018 edition opens June 19 - 22, 2018 TOA’s mission is to connect, grow and inspire the human spirit through interdisciplinary knowledge exchange and is the best parts of the festival, made digital: TOA AAA. Unique storie... more

Hamburg’s Health Startups get first Innovation Hub

Jan 14, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

In the beginning of 2017 Health Innovation Port (HIP) on the Philips Campus in Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel was founded and in early October HIP way officially opened by the city’s First Mayor Olaf Scholz. 200 invited guests celebrated the start of Hamburg’s first collaboration space for health sector startups. At this ceremony the center could report on nine start-ups that have joined the... more

Portal Terreno - Winner of 18th Generation Program of Startup Chile

Jan 13, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The best 13 startups selected from 80 candidates from the 18th generation of the seven months Start-Up Chile Seed Program presented at the Demo Day on Jan 11, 2018. This event closed the program with the Winner: Portal Terreno. The company provides the first platform specialized in buying and selling land in Chile. Besides details of the terrain users find a reference in the map to inform where t... more

Entrepreneurship Summit Berlin 2018 - Early Bird Ticlets available

Jan 13, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The annual Entrepreneurship Summit in Berlin, organized by Stiftung Entrepreneurship, is one of the largest startup events in Europe. More than 100 experienced entrepreneurs and experts will mingle with 1,500+ attendees. Workshops and competitions offer insights for different target groups – from beginners to experienced entrepreneurs. Contact: ES Team email The ... more

New Co-working Space in Vilnius created by Liberty TV

Jan 12, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

March 4, 2018 is the day Vilnius, Lithuania will get a new co-working space created by Liberty TV together with Ogmios Centras, a most prominent Lithuanian Youtube channel. AltSpace will be “… aiming at creating a real community. A place, where people from different creative industries collaborate and create new products.”, - founder of Freedom TV Andrius Tapinas says.AltSpace i... more

2,600 Attendees at sTARTUp Day 2017 in Tartu, Estonia

Jan 11, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

At the official opening the President of the Republic of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid emphasized the need for free spirit to keep up with artificial intelligence and develop new technologies. Introducing to the topic of the day “From Zero To Hero”, she warned that not all ideas succeed at first.At sTARTUp Day 2017, 2600 attending investors, innovators, entrepreneurs and startups got motiva... more

Startup Camp Berlin 2018

Jan 10, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The roots of Startup Camp Berlins reach back to 2004. Startup Founders were invited to share their experience, stories and failures with young Entrepreneurs aiming to build new businesses. In 2005 the first one day, single track conference named Startup Lounge took place with 56 attendees. In 2010 the event was reinvented & restarted with the new Name Startup Camp Berlin. Since 2010 the annual... more

Bavaria starts the Year 2018 with Business Plan Competitions

Jan 10, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The deadline for applications is Jan 22, 2018The Bavarian Business plan Competitions for founders and startups offer the chance to compete three phases. All submitting teams receive extensive written feedback on their ideas and business plans from an honorary jury of investors, entrepreneurs and other experts of the start-up ecosystem. Top teams get the chance to win a place in the BayStartUP coac... more

First Startupbootcamp in Cape Town successfully concluded

Jan 09, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Ten startups were selected from the 519 applications from 43 countries for the first Startupbootcamp in South Africa. The selected teams received €15 000, a free working space, from mentorship by industry experts access to investors and opportunities to attend industry events. In return Startupbootcamp got an 8% equity stake in the startups. The focus of the accelerator was block chain, conne... more

Award winning Startup Programs of SAP

Jan 08, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

The SAP IoT Startup Accelerator Berlin accelerator already was opened on December 12, 2016, the Day before the German-French Digital Conference. Now, from February 2017, the start-ups will work together with customers and SAP teams on IoT solutions. With this accelerator SAP for the first time offers a physical workplace and meeting place combined a structured co-innovation program for start-ups. ... more

Mushrooms growing on Coffee grounds

Jan 07, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

The Hague, Capital of the Netherlands, is a hub connecting startups with governments, international companies, research centers, studios, and thousands of creative entrepreneurs. Whether it’s a United Nations organization, one of the many NGOs, art schools, or start-ups: The Hague, as international city of peace and justice, works on social and global challenges and builds solutions that wor... more

SAP Startup Focus Program wins European Award

Jan 06, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Startup Europe Partnership (SEP) “Europe’s Corporate Startup Stars,” recognizes Europe’s top startup-friendly companies. The awards 2017 were presented in Brussels on December 18, 2017. The first place went to the SAP Startup Focus program. The Judging Committee called out SAP’s holistic approach and global presence, along with the company’s strong commitment to... more

Ways out of Destruction - Sint Maarten Smiles Again

Jan 05, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

The Caribbean island Sint Maarten was hit severely by the Hurricane Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. In early September 2017 this hurricane caused the loss of lives and 91% of the buildings suffered damage (with one third was completely destroyed).Although infrastructure to re-start tourism is largely restored (see Smile Again), much is left to be done. To kic... more

More than 200 new Startup Hubs in rural Israel

Jan 04, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Developing local industry not only the main cities, but in the periphery is the aim of an initiative the Israeli Ministry for the Development of the Negev and Galilee has taken. An investment budget of NIS 90 million (ca. € 21.5 million) was earmarked to establish 45 co-working spaces in peripheral areas, scheduled to be operational by the third quarter of 2018. These “tech hubs” ... more

Building Blocks made of Waste Plastic Bottles

Dec 30, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The Winner of the “Green Start-ups meet Investors”Eight Green Entrepreneurs were listed for making it to the final pitches at the “Green Start-ups meet Investors" event that took place in Beirut Digital District on Nov 27, 2017. Eco-innovative ideas were invited to apply and the SwitchMed Program in partnership with Foundation Diane, accompanied the entrepreneurs preparing for th... more

G&G Meeting No 8 (1): Hardware Incubator, Fab Lab and grilled Salmon

Dec 29, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The eighth SPICE G&G event on December 7 + 8, 2017 was different to earlier such meetings. This time no one-day workshop with a pre-set agenda was brining participants together, but a short informal meeting to discuss actual matters (like preparing the Baltic Dynamics 2018 conference), attending the opening of a new harware accelerator, and a tour to visit a fab lab were on the agenda.A highli... more

G&G Meeting No 8 (2): Hardware Incubator, Fab Lab and grilled Salmon

Dec 29, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The eighth SPICE G&G event on December 7 + 8, 2017 was different to earlier such meetings. This time no one-day workshop with a pre-set agenda was bringing participants together, but a few components of different kind: An informal meeting to discuss actual matters (like preparing the Baltic Dynamics 2018 to be held in Warnemünde), a tour to attend the launch of the new hardware incubator ... more

Incubation by Daimler: Lab 1886

Dec 28, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Lab1886 was launched already in 2007 – however under the name Daimler Business Innovation. Lab1886 “stands for the promise and the commitment to always develop the best products and services for the customers of Daimler AG”. The name “Lab 1886” refers to Gottlieb Daimler who in the year 1886 reinvented mobility in a garage.To develop “Mobility of the next dimens... more

Business Angels’ Role in Australian Startup Development is growing

Dec 27, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Data about Business Angels and their investments is not easy to obtain. This business is based on trust and confidentiality; the partners are not too eager to publish information. Sydney Angels, however, took initiative to put some light into this sector important for developing startups. Being ten years in the market Sydney Angels has invested a total of AU$ 10 million from members in 50 startups... more

Innovation Spirit of Africa

Dec 26, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Deadline for submission for the Innovation Prize for Africa is Jan 10, 2018To increase the prosperity of Africans by catalyzing the innovation spirit in Africa is the purpose of the African Innovation Foundation. The goal is to see needs-based innovation and change happen. The areas of activity encompass innovative programs in the fields of access to technologies, law and governance, and social im... more

Women’s Startup San Silicon Valley: Applications Open

Dec 25, 2017. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

The Silicon Valley Immersion Program of Women's Startup Lab, Menlo Park, CA has opened applications for their new program. Starting on March 4, 2018, The twelve months acceleration program takes takes an equity to Women’s Startup Lab of 3% and a $ $2,700 administrative fee, The program offers a 2 week Silicon Valley immersion (March 4-17, 2018) in residence at Women’s Startup Lab&rsquo... more

"Africa, our Time has come" - SA Innovation Summit 2018

Dec 23, 2017. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Deadline to apply for the IDC MeetUp is Jan 10, 2018In the year to come, all efforts of the organizers will go towards enabling the Tech Entrepreneur as they will be the only entity able to leapfrog systematic change to alleviate poverty, drive inclusiveness whilst meeting Industry 4.0 head-on. Large business, curricula in the universities and government policies cannot move fast enough to keep up... more

Startups in Lithuania evaluate Governments Role „neutral“

Dec 23, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Beginning December 2017 Startup Lithuania held a wrap-up event at Vilnius Tech Park to summarize important developments of the recent 12 months . At this event, Donatas Smailys, General Manager of Lithuanian Startups presented important findings from the actualstartup survey that was answered by 104 startups. A surprising finding was that the main age segment of startup founders is 30-40 years. As... more

New three States Startup Online Magazine

Dec 22, 2017. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Startup Mitteldeutschland is the start-up online magazine for the heart of Germany. It is committed to effective networking and information exchange in the start-up scene. The blog reports on news, events and trends around the start-up scene in Central Germany, gives practical tips and tricks on relevant topics and introduces young companies. In addition, magazine provides a platform for transpare... more

CTIC takes Initiative to Strengthen International Collaboration

Dec 22, 2017. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Les Rencontres de Bond'innov (Bond’innov meetings), a unique event dedicated to entrepreneurship coaching professionals was held in Paris October 16 – 20, 2017. It was the 5th edition of the "International & South" Innovation Meeting and consisted of 5 days of workshops and training at 3 locations for 40 representatives of incubators from 20 African countries. The team of CTIC Daka... more

Startup Gladiator – Investments for Startups in Saxony-Anhalt

Dec 21, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Start-ups in the seed and early stage companies in the German Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt now get access to a new source of finance. The Startup Gladiator program provides investment into such companies, for example, for technical development of a prototype, building up a team or marketing and sales structures.The program will provide a total of € 350,000 euros (for a 10 per cent share) fo... more

New Board for StartinLV

Dec 21, 2017. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

The Latvian Startup Association “Startin.LV” just has become two years “old” and recently could register eight startups as new members. The creation of LatinLV has made a noticeable impact on the local ecosystem; it is. not just few people, the association is all our members standing behind and cooperate to make positive changes.After two years the time had come to elect a ... more

Cocoa and Honey from Liberia – Entrepreneurs pitch at BSC Monrovia

Dec 20, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

20 innovative entrepreneurs from the agriculture, transport, ICT, and fashion sectors pitched at the finals of the 2017 Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition of BCS Monrovia. The pitches were presented by the entrepreneurs at the office of Business Startup Center (BSC) Monrovia on the main campus of the University of Liberia. The interested audience also could watch the competition live on Fa... more

Future Mobility Camp Dresden 2018

Dec 19, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

“Future Mobility Camps local” have been organized since 2013 with the first one in Dresden. Meanwhile held in Berlin, Dresden, and Frankfurt - in 2013 and 2014 for coming spring another edition is being planned to be held in Dresden again.The idea behind these vents is that the future of mobility to a large extent is depending on local conditions, potentials and drivers. Therefore the ... more

WeWork opens Co-Working Space in Melbourne

Dec 19, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Not long ago, in March 2017, WeWork has entered the Australian market in Sydney. In November the first WeWork space in Melbourne was opened by Balder Tol, Managing Director of WeWork Australia. Another office is in Collin Street Melbourne is planned to be opened shortly. Despite of the minimum price of AU$ 730 per months (ca. €475) already more than 700 members have signed up for the new WeWo... more

The new Dresden Startups come from Aachen, Dresden, Munich and Zürich

Dec 18, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The Future Mobility Accelerator of Volkswagen selected the new cohort of startups through pitch events in Munich at the semiconductor exhibition SEMICON EUROPE Munich and in Volkswagen’s “Gläserne Fabrik” (transparent factory) in Dresden. The six startups moving into the “future mobility accelerator” in March next year will befrom Aachen S O Nah integrating smart... more

Start Alliance opens the World’s Leading Ecosystems for Startups

Dec 17, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Launched in 2016 by “Berlin Partner” the program “Start Alliance” acts as a springboard for startups with international ambitions. With the aim to help startups to internationalize more quickly and to professionalize scaling, the initiative does not only bring German startups across the ocean, it also invites promising international start-ups to Berlin to take advantage of ... more

The Future of Maintenance - Tenth Round of DB Accelerator

Dec 17, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Deadline for Application is Jan 21, 2018What will be mobility in the future? What role will smart maintenance play? The concepts for mobility become more and more sophisticated and complex. Therefore ingenious and technically experienced ideas for maintenance and servicing become more important. On this background, Deutsche Bahn has been committed "Smart Maintenance" for many years. DB mindbox is ... more

New Initiative to boost regional Development in Southern Italy

Dec 16, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

GrowLab in Barletta is a new ambitious project promoted by young people for young people. The project won the "Giovani per il Sociale" Award, funded by the Prime Minister's Office - Department of Youth.GrowLab is a real social incubator of arts, crafts, professionalism, knowledge and new technologies with the aim of enhancing entrepreneurial talent and social innovation through a gradual, systemat... more

Especially for CTO’s: Techs Rocks 2017 Paris, December 21, 2017 in Paris

Dec 15, 2017. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska is a day of high-level conferences, given by and for CTOs (and more broadly TechsLeaders), which will be held on Dec 21, 2017 in Paris. This day will be animated by recognized speakers, privileging feedback and exchange between peers. The organization of the day is made to allow participants to expand their network, CTOs and partners. For this, long breaks are planned in the morning, t... more

Australia`s premier creative, Tech and Business Event: Pause 2018

Dec 14, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Eight years ago, Australia’s Pause Festival founder George Hedon saw an opportunity to bring together thinkers, makers and doers in Melbourne’s creative and digital hub. He wanted to inject a dose of international innovation into local tech culture.Today, Pause is a catalyst for change uniting all industries and providing a platform for the future draws. Pause has become the leading co... more

Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2018 in Istanbul

Dec 13, 2017. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

The Global Entrepreneurship Congress every year brings together thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and other startup champions from more than 170 countries to identify new ways of helping founders start and scale new ventures around the world. At the weeklong GEC, delegates make connections, gain insights, learn about new research, and leave ready to renew their progr... more

The most active Startup Accelerators and Incubators in Australia

Dec 12, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Based on a study by the venture capital fund Artesian (Sydney), a list of the 24 most active accelerators and incubators in Australia has been published by “Startup Smart”. The study was based on publicly available data about the number of startups that have passed through these accelerators since their openings and compiled a list of Australia’s most active accelerators and incu... more

All Public Admin Services now available on-site at STATION F

Dec 11, 2017. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The “World’s biggest Startup Campus”, STATION F in Paris, beginning of November 2018 officially inaugurated “French Tech Central”. Located in the Share zone of STATION F (first and second floors), this new initiative provides the full range of administrative support for all the paperwork entrepreneurs and startups need. This makes STATION F a gathering place for the e... more

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