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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 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

Arabnet Startup Battle in Casablanca

Feb 20, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

ArabNet's Startup Battle is coming to Casablanca for its 2nd edition taking place on March 27, 2018 of March in Technopark Casablanca. Startup Battle is the signature competition of ArabNet and gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch on stage to a crowd of investors, incubators, media and digital professionals. It also gives them the opportunity to network and connect with the digital world, ... more

Annual Competition for Syrian Entrepreneurs and Startups

Feb 19, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Jusoor is an annual entrepreneurship competition for Syrian entrepreneurs that has been held annually since 2014 and during these four years supported 65 startups as well as 130 entrepreneurs, This year’s competition will conclude with a public Demo Day on March 3, 2018 at the Beirut Digital District, the strategic partner of Jusoor and hub for digital and creative industries in Lebanon. At ... more

Accelerator in Vilnius for Creative Industries Startups

Feb 17, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Powered by Enterprise Lithuania, the Estonian accelerator Storytek is open for applications for the second cohort that is planned to kick-off in March 2018.Founded in July 2017, Storytek is a mentor-driven accelerator, for startups in audiovisual sector knowledge and technology. The accelerator is a challenging 10-week industry focused accelerator program that aims at helping creatives, producers,... more

Mauritania got a new Initiative to support Startups

Feb 16, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Two young Mauritanians, Mariem Kane and Dahaba Djibril Diagana, started an incubation and acceleration initiative to begin building an entrepreneurship ecosystem for Mauritanian tech entrepreneurs. The two founders have an ICT related education with university engineering degrees from France and Senegal respectively – a good basis for their successful MauriApp Challenge. This is a core activ... more

e-Estonia Flagship event Latitude59

Feb 14, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

The flagship startup & tech event of e-Estonia, Latitude59, will be bringing together the Baltic, CEE & Nordic tech ecosystem on May 24-25, 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia at Lift99 Hub. The event provides a platform for entrepreneurs, investors and leaders to learn, connect and network. Entrepreneurial minds, inspiring leadership, lean companies and pro-active governments will work together for ... more

11 Graduates from successful Pre-Incubation Program in Armenia

Feb 12, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

In early February 2018 the first eleven graduates of the Armenia Startup Academy (ASA) presented their businesses at the program’s first the Demo Day. ASA is co-funded funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and supported by the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ); it is implemented within the frame... more

Innovation Village Kampala joins Global Initiative

Feb 10, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

130 startups and more than 2,000 entrepreneurs are part of the iHub, Innovation Village community in Kampala, Uganda. 40 percent of these entrepreneurs are young women, a ratio higher than in most other places and possibly an effect of the highly entrepreneurial society of the country. .However, the entrepreneurship ecosystem of the country is quite young and still needs development. Especially, l... more

Nominate inspiring Australian Women

Feb 09, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

United Nations is supporting the annual “International Women’s Day” that is held every March 8 for “advocacy, activism and support” to create a more gender inclusive society. “Startup Smart”, Australia, intends to take advantage of the world-wide attention of this day receives to “ensure Australian women in business get the visibility they deserve&rd... more

Start2grow: Celebrating the Winner is starting the next Round

Feb 08, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

start2grow Pitch & PartyThe winners of the competition start2grow # 38 will be announced at “Pitch & Party” on Feb. 23, 2018 at “Wirtschaftsförderung Dortmund”. Registrations can be made under link. The best 20 business plans of the competition will be pitched and after the jury has done its work the winners of the prize money (1st place €15,000; 2nd place... more

Science4Life Venture Cup - open for Applications

Feb 07, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Phase 3 of the annual competition 2018 is still open for applications until April 13, 2018. Participation in phases 1 (idea) and 2 (concept) is not mandatory to compete in the actual business plan phase. Additionally, the winner of the Science4Life Energy Cup gets € 10,000 and an individual workshop,Science4Life since 1998 is an independent German initiative to support founders of start-up co... more

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&rsq... more

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 ... more

20 Startups pitch at Global 1776 Challenge Cup Finals

Feb 04, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

On March 22, 2018 the 1776 Global Challenge Cup Finals will present 20 startups in Washington DC. This is the event concluding the competitions that have been held during recent months around the globe and bringing the winners together for the finals. The global winner will go home with the grand prize of US$ 100,000. Participating startups come from 12 countries: Ecuador, Dubai, India, Israel, Ja... more

TechBoost by Deutsche Telekom open for Applications

Feb 03, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Start-ups with a cloud-based business model now can apply for the next round of the TechBoost program of Deutsche Telekom. If selected the startup receives a €100,000 credit for the Open Telekom Cloud, providing a flexible resource for the new business. In addition, the program also offers discounts on mobile phone, landline and data plans as well as individual consulting on the best OTC arch... more

H2O Hackathon by Startupbootcamp Cape Town

Feb 02, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Cape Town is experiencing a severe shortage in water supply. Startupbootcamp Cape Town (SBC) is inviting people with entrepreneurial spirit to a hackathon searching for contributions to help overcoming such shortages.#DEFEATDAYZERO HACKATHON on February 9 + 10, 2018 is a water-saving hackathon organised by Startupbootcamp (SBC) Cape Town and RCS Group, to commission technology from the wider Cape ... more

Echelon Asia Summit 2018 in Singapore

Feb 01, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The Echelon Asia Summit 2018 is the annual technology and business exhibition and conference that engages 5,000+ industry leaders and professionals in Singapore. Echelon is a platform providing Insights through 100+ speakers, connections through 300+ exhibitors, talent growth with hiring & training partners, and access to funding with 500+ active APAC investors and corporates.Startups selected... more

All in One?

Jan 31, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The importance of the role of politics in creating and maintaining a vibrant ecosystem for tech startups often is questioned. “Let business do what they want to do and keep your hands off” is often heard advice representatives of the business sector give to politicians. However, recent examples again illustrate the important role politics play when the aim is building and developing an... more

Plexal started operations at “Here East”

Jan 29, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Billions of pounds were spent on the London Olympics. Now, this investment becomes beneficial for the local community. As part of “Here East”, the name of the full complex, Plexal has opened in 2017 to become “one of the biggest tech hubs in Europe”Plexal offers space for the innovation community - a total floor plate of 6.300 sqm (68,000 sq ft) Plexal. Being one of the lar... more

Rural Startup Weekend in Belarus – Winners repair Cars and Trucks

Jan 28, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The winners of a Startup Weekend held at the rural business school in in the Belarusian village of Kamarova will receive EU funding between €2,000 and €10,000 to start their business.Local entrepreneurs competed for financial support from an EU-funded local development project “Development of Rural Localities in the Republic of Belarus: Boosting Rural Entrepreneurship in Belarus an... more

BuildIt Lativa will be starting soon

Jan 27, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

In Estonia the hardware accelerator BuidIt in Tartu already is well established.Founded by the three partners, Rene and Aleksander Tõnnisson (buildIt Tartu) together with Matiss Neimanis who ran the Green Industry Innovation Center in Riga now, BuildIt Latvia is at the start. In March/April this year it is planned to start acceleration with the first batch of 10 companies. The program has b... more

Rural Co-working in Serbia – revitalizing a Village

Jan 26, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Remote places can offer opportunities for focused work and relaxing experiences at the same time. Mokrin House in Serbia is just about 1.5 hours’ drive from Timisoara airport in Romania and little more than two hours from Belgrade or Budapest. Although located in a rural area this co-working space offers an urban setting with an international crowd. Mokrin House even offers the right environ... more

Innovating for a better tomorrow - Nairobi Innovation Week 2018

Jan 24, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Nairobi Innovation Week (NIW) has been held annually since 2015 and grew steadily from 700 participants at the first event to more than 2,500 in 2017. Under the headline “Innovating for a better Tomorrow”, the fourth edition is scheduled to be held March 5 – 9, 2018 at the University of Nairobi that, with organizing NIW, underlines its understanding of the critical role at the ce... more

VIVA Tech in Paris with special Focus on Africa

Jan 23, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

The annual VivaTech event in Paris (May 24 – 27, 2018) will offer insights about tech business potential of Africa, a continent with 362 million people using the internet and a huge growth potential for product and services. This special focus is founded on offers that also can be found at other places: 300 speakers from startups, industry and academia presenting their experiences and views ... more

Pioneerz ’18 “Blurred Frontiers”

Jan 22, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Deadline for startup applications is March 31, 2018 Pioneerz ’18 will be the meeting point for 2,500 pioneering entrepreneurs to look into the future and beyond. A global community of selected startups, executives and investors will join forces under the roof of the 500-year-old Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna to redefine human tech frontiers on May 24-25, 2018.Selected Startups have the c... more

Villgro launched iPITCH – Meet the Winners at the upcoming Unconvention Events

Jan 21, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

On November 22, 2017 Villgro launched iPITCH, the “hunt to invest in India's unconventional social enterprises.” Applications closed Dec 22, 2017 and city level pitches were held in early January 2018. Next on the agenda is the announcement of the selected startups between February 15 and March 3, 2018.iPITCH is organised by Villgro, India’s social enterprise incubator that since... more

ICEIRD 2018 – first time outside Europe

Jan 20, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Call for ProposalsThe 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 import... more

Afrobytes on World Tour

Jan 19, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The annual Afrobytes is a marketplace to meet key players of the African Tech Industry connecting business and technology leaders, founders, investors and policy experts with the fastest-growing African tech startups. Paris on June 7-8, 2018 will be the place to discover, learn, network, and be inspired by the latest trends in the African Tech Industry.Even before this event Afrobytes offers busin... more

Landing Pads help Australian market-ready Startups to go global.

Jan 18, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The Landing Pads program of the Australian government agency Austrade provides market-ready startups a cost effective option to land and expand into major global innovations hubs around the world. Five Landing Pads have been established in San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Shanghai, Berlin and Singapore. The program targets at market-ready startups and scale-ups with potential for rapid growth.Landing Pads... more

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