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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

Civic Technology in Focus of Seedstars Pitch in Harare, Zimbabwe

Jun 15, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Startups that are less than 2 years old, have raised less than USD 500 000, have an MVP ready and have regional & global scalability potential are called to apply for the Seedstars pitch in the Impact Hub Harare, Zimbabwe on June 20, 2018. This event also will offer the opportunity to enjoy inspirational tech discussions, international speakers, and networking sessions. The list of speakers li... more

Flat6Labs Accelerator now also in Bahrain

Jun 13, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Since spring 2018, Flat6Labs Bahrain is a new startup accelerator supported by Tamkeen and aiming to accelerate and launch local and international talent in Bahrain. Tamkeen is part of the Bahrain’s national reform initiatives with the task of developing the private sector the key driver of economic development.Flat6Labs Bahrain will take advantage of its expansive and wide-reaching network ... more

Just 5 Days to go for Music WorX in Hamburg

Jun 12, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

The application deadline for the actual accelerator program of Music WorX is June 17, 2018.Music WorX was set up to help passionate founders and start-ups in the music and media industry realizing their innovative power. The program is an elementary building block of a functioning ecosystem for the music industry taking advantage of the strengths of Hamburg being home of major labels, publishers a... more

European Mobility Startups get new Funding Source

Jun 11, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

A new fund for investment in European and Israeli mobility startups has been set up by the VC Target Global At this time the fund is ready for investing € 85 million; the target is a volume €255 million. The new fund is aimed at companies with innovations in the automotive industry, for private and public transport, for logistics as well as service models and marketplaces.The mobility in... more

FinTech Accelerator in Bangkok calls Applications for Third Cohort

Jun 10, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Krungsri, Thailand’s fifth largest bank is driving fintech innovation through its accelerator Krungsri RISE. This 12-weeks acceleration program – open for startups from around the globe – is part of the bank’s corporate venture capital arm that has set aside US$ 30 million to invest in startups during 3 years. Krungsri RISE now will accept another 10 startups for the progra... more

Air + Solar Energy = Drinking Water

Jun 09, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Nine teams of social enterprises from across Europe and Africa attend the ISHOW Nairobi competition, Kenya with projects offering solutions to problems in agriculture, health, energy production and others. The competitions was held early May and organized by Gearbox in partnership with Lemelson Foundation, Villgro India, Villgro Kenya, Engineering for Change, Form labs and Catapult Design. Winners... more

Karlsruhe Startup Ecosystem gets new €200 million Booster

Jun 08, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

A new €200-million fund for investments in technology businesses has been closed. The Venture Capitalist Lea Partners in Karlsruhe is investing from “seed to buy-out” with a B2B focus. With the new fund Lea intends to invest primarily in innovative B2B companies with €10 to 40 million per startup with both, majority or minority shareholdings. Credit institutions, pension fund... more

Bahrain gets new co-working Space: Co-Lab

Jun 07, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Soon Co.Lab in Bahrain will open as a meeting place for innovators, entrepreneurs, freelancers, designers, and free-thinkers. Co-Lab will focus on the collaborative qualities of a well-curated co-working space in an architecturally designed and functional spaces for productive and discerning clients, supported by a roster of tech, design, business events, and talks; all fueled by freshly made orga... more

EV Hive will launch 100 new Co-working Locations is Southeast Asia

Jun 06, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

In September 2017, EV Hive, a co-working space in Indonesia operating 21 spaces in Jakarta and Tangerang with currently more than 3,000 active members received USD 3.7 million capital in a pre-Series funding round. Now the company succeeded raising further US 20 million to accelerate expansion in South-East with the goal to launch 100 locations throughout the region by 2022, including Vietnam, the... more

The Road to Berlin goes via Aachen, Cologne and Munich

Jun 05, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The Startupnight, one of Europe largest events for startups, will be held September 6 and 7, 2018 in Berlin. But, the Road to Berlin already is open now. It offers several smaller Startupnights in Munich  on June 7, Cologne  on June 28 and Aachen on July 6  on July 6. These events consist of exhibitions, pitch sessions and awards. The winner will get a ticket for the Startupnight Be... more

AficArena and VIVA Tech for strategic African – French Partnership

Jun 04, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

VIVA Tech, held in Paris in May, will partner with AficArena, a sister event that will be held in Cape Town November 16-281, 2018. This cooperation will be based on a formal partnership agreement aimed to build strong links between the European and African entrepreneurship and investor ecosystems. Part of the joint activities is an innovation challenge to all African startups and companies to sour... more

USD 100,000 won by startups at the Bahrain Startup Week

Jun 03, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

The Startup Week Bahrain in March 2018 at Bahrain International Circuit offered a series of events that attracted more than 2,500 attendees from the regional and global startup ecosystem. The week was organized with the aim to help enable innovation and entrepreneurship Through hackathons and pitch competitions more than USD 100,000 was awarded to startups. Winners included Saudi startup Morph wh... more

Seedstars calls MENA Startups to enter Pitching Competition – 1 Million to win

Jun 02, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

The Switzerland based Seedstars World is a startup competition for emerging markets. The program runs 65+ local competitions to identify the best seed-stage startups, give them pitch training and award the winners with an opportunity to compete in the Seedstars Global Summit. While the competitions for Egypt and Tunisia already are closed for this year, startups still can apply for the competitio... more

Malaysia: The end of the MaGIC?

May 30, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

At 4th Global Entrepreneurship Summit held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2013, MaGIC was launched Barack Obama, at that time President of the USA. MaGIC, the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre meanwhile runs several programs. In May 2018 the agency announced a new initiative: IDEA, Impact Driven Enterprise Accreditation that aims to support for social enterprises that are impact-driv... more

European Sustainable Energy Week with Policy Conference

May 28, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

June 2-8, 2018 the 13th annual Policy Conference of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will be held in Brussels. The registration deadline is May 30, 2018.With over 50 sessions hosted by representatives from the EU institutions, as well as different stakeholders, the Policy Conference promises to feed a lively debate around energy islands, consumers, smart cities and regional development, digi... more

re:publica – Ghana and USA on the list for upcoming Events

May 25, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The successful re:publica 2018 (#rp18) on 20 stages,with more than 900 speakers and 500 program sessions just ended an new plans were announced: re:publica goes international. The first event on the African continent is planned to be held in Accra, Ghana by the end of 2018 and as strategic partner of “Deutschlandjahr USA” five events will be organized in the US during this year. This c... more

Orange Maroc inaugurated Coworking Start On

May 16, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The telecom company Orange in January 2018 opened Start On in Technopark Casablanca. This co-working space is free for entrepreneurs, startups, and those having an idea for building their own business. Here Orange Morocco teams as well as experts coming from different trades will help the participants to create or to advance in their business projects. The program will include practical workshops,... more

Gauteng Accelerator Innovation Competition 2018 opens Applications

May 15, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

IC, Green, Biotech and Medical entrepreneurs and researchers and those driving township economies are called to apply for the actual Gauteng Accelerator Innovation Competition. The innovation agency of the Gauteng province, Innovation Hub, opened the annual Gauteng Accelerator Program (GAP) competitions.GAP Innovation Competition is looking for novel technologies and services that will accelerate ... more

Mobility, Retail, Convenience, Efficiency and Amaze Us

May 14, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Caltex has partnered with Slingshot to launch a 12-week accelerator program specialized in linking startups with corporates. The new Caltex Spark Accelerator in Australia is looking to invest in startups and scale-ups in the categories Mobility, Retail, Convenience, Efficiency and Amaze Us. The first batch of startups has been selected in March 2018. Registration is open for the Demo Day is schedu... more

Arab-Israeli Incubator in Haifa

May 13, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Takwin Labs since 2013 works as incubator in Haifa, Israel. The city has a mixed Jewish-Arab population with a good potential of Arab entrepreneurship.. In 2014 the incubator completed a $4.5M funding round as first step to a fund of $20M in total. Haifa is a mixed Israeli Jewish-Arab city, a good location for the incubator targeting the Arab market. Tawkin selects early stage startups to provide ... more

Armenian Sevan Startup Summit also goes Global

May 12, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

In 2016 Startup Armenia organized the first Sevan Startup Summit, a tent camp business forum. Participants, at the shores of lake Sevan share mode of life, get new knowledge, compete, win and have fun. The Summit gathers startups and investors from all over the world and gives them all an opportunity to cooperate. In 2018 the Summit became international as Seaside Startup Summit held in UAE, Ras ... more

Technology Center Zhongguancun opens Representative Office in Berlin

May 11, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The Vice-Mayor of Beijing, Mr. Yin Hejun together with Andrea Glaser, CEO of BVIZ officially opened a representative office of the Technology Center Zhongguancun at an event on April 12, 2018 in the TechCode accelerator in Berlin. The event was hosted by Ms. Erica Huang, Global CEO TechCode.At the subsequent get-together, political representatives from the federal and state governments and German ... more

Early-Stage VC Fund launched at Tel Aviv University

May 10, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The early-stage venture capital fund of Israel has been launched by Tel Aviv University as part of the project IDEAS Immersion that has been initiated by “Tel Aviv University-American Friends” in partnership with investors, corporations, private businesses, community organizations, institutes of higher learning and media outlets with the aim to connect Israeli and American entrepreneur... more

JambarTech Lab open for Applications for Second Cohort

May 10, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

CTIC Dakar is calling for applications for the 2nd cohort of Jambar Tech Lab, a regional program with the support of infoDev, a program of the World Bank Group, and in partnership with Norad (Norwegian Cooperation), Sida (Swedish Cooperation) and Formin Finland.The actual cohort is open for all regions of Senegal, accompanying startups in the development of their innovative digital products, for s... more

New Incubator will open in Ballarat – more in the Pipline

May 09, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Runway Geelong opened little more than 18 months ago and now is preparing to open a new location for an incubator in Ballarat. The new facility will offer the same services as Runway Geelong (workspace, services like mentoring and advice, access to capital, and professional services at reduced rates). The new incubator will provide the services in cooperation with LaunchVic and Ballarat’s Fe... more

BVIZ Working Group Day met in Braunschweig

May 08, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

The BVIZ Working Group Day is held annually in spring. This day offers the opportunity for the association’s work groups to meet – and also mingle between the work groups. This year the event was hosted by the Technology Park Braunschweig on April 9. Association members from all over Germany met for this 3rd BVIZ Working Group Day and were welcomed by Gerold Leppa, Chief Economist in ... more

CryproValley Zug and Zurich shake Hands

May 07, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

A new partnership between the F10 FinTech Incubator & Accelerator and Crypto Valley Labs has been announced to bring more crypto and blockchain knowledge to Zurich and supporting fintech startups working with crypto currencies or blockchain technology.This partnership aims to combine knowledge on crypto- and blockchain-specific startup acceleration available in Crypto Valley  with F10 Fin... more

Call for Papers for BVIZ Anniversary Conference

May 07, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The Annual BVIZ conference will be held September 9 -11, 2018 in Berlin-Buch an celebrate the 30th anniversary of the association. The conference will focus on selected topics likeGeneration Change - personal succession and knowledge security in clusters and centersCenter and cluster managers are living databases of experience and knowledge. The forum will provide an overview of instruments and me... more

Number of Tech Hubs in Africa is growing

May 06, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

GSMA, the Global Mobile Phone Suppliers Association, had published an actual report about tech hubs in Africa. This report sees an increase of more than 50 per cent since 2016. The number of incubators, accelerators and similar organizations grew from 314 to 442 – and 12 more to be opened during this year. 47% of the hubs are incubators/accelerators, 26% co-working spaces and 27% are listed ... more

A new Incubator in Algeria: IncubMe

May 06, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The new business incubator in Algiers was launched end of April. Until mid-May startups still can apply for this program. IncubMe is aimed at supporting African students to create start-ups. The country has a large number of young people with good education and much intellectual potential – a great resource for developing innovative ideas. Algeria does not yet have much experience with busi... more

Berlin Health Innovations Digital Health Accelerator started with three Teams

May 05, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) together with Charité Berlin in October 2017 started the first Digital Health Accelerator with three teams and around 25 people.The Charité interdisciplinary teams develop digital health solutions in the areas of image and big data analysis for personalized medicine, stroke prediction and early detection of incidents in the intensive care unit.They de... more

From Competition to Cooperation to Collaboration - SME vv. Startup

May 05, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Middle class vs. Startup. Startups and SMEs have their respective strengths to compete. But can they work together? The latest findings on the potential for cooperation will be published on May 29, 2018 in the context of the RKW event "Mittelstand vs Startup" in Berlin. The event will present and discuss the trends identified and the formats for collaboration. The speakers are: Andreas Bruckschl&... more

Plexiglass – Female Founders Accelerator at Plexal welcomes first Cohort

May 03, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

End of April 2018 the new acceleration program of PLEXAL in London welcomed the first 12 female-led tech startups at the official opening of Plexiglass. These startups were selected from almost 80 applicants. Even the 12 selected were two more than the initially planned ten. Claire Cockerton, CEO, Plexal in a statement said “It was such a close call on those who didn’t quite make it th... more

Where the winning Social Entrepreneurs Meet

May 02, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The SIA Summit 2018 marks the highlight of this year’s Social Impact Award program. It will be gathering the winners of the SIA Award, young social innovators from 19 countries in Europe and beyond. SIA Summit will be held in Tibilisi, Georgia, November 6 – 10, 2018.The event will be gathering all impact ventures that won the Social Impact Award in 2017 as well as representatives of al... more

Life Science Accelerator in Berlin-Buch

May 02, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Eckert Life Science Accelerator (ELSA) is a spin-off of Eckert Wagniskapital und Frühphasenfinanzierung. Located on the campus the Biotechpark Berlin-Buch, ELSA is in the middle of science, health and biotechnology. The accelerator draws on over two decades of experience in the venture capital industry and invests primarily in start-up companies who are in need of first-round venture capital ... more

Fifth Anniversary and new Female Founders StartupSpot

May 01, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Hamburg Startups just celebrated its fifth anniversary with a great party attended by 200 invited guests who got an overview on what happened during the five years since Sina Gritzuhn und Sanja Stankovic stared the initiative. Just to mention the well-known annual Startups@Reeperbahn Pitch and the new Food Innovation Camp. Since April 26, 2018 new on the website of Hamburg Startups is the new fea... more

Digital Health Innovation Acceleration in Berlin

May 01, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Application deadline is June 22, 2018 Startupbootcamp Digital Health Berlin (SDHB) is now entering its 3rd cycle. The program is supported by major pillars of healthcare, Sanofi, Munich Re, Berlin Institute of Health, Deutsche Apotheker- und Ärztebank, Vilua and legal support via Dentons. This provides access to their deep digital health network of industry professionals. 150+ industry mentor... more

Fashion of the Future - LED is the new Black

Apr 30, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Secure your Early Bird Ticket for the Entrepreneurship Summit 2018Those who need an outfit changing colors or a top displaying the latest communication from their social network do not need to wait long anymore. Jackets with lights warning other partners in traffic and even indicating the change of direction of a bicyclist are available, jackets adapting to the color of their environment are worki... more

Incuberation launched by Impact Dakar

Apr 30, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

The Senegalese entrepreneur hub Impact Dakar has launched Incuberation, its first incubation program for early-stage startups. The program is funded by entrepreneurship platform Suguba and run in collaboration with international strategy consulting firm Dalberg, Incuberation took off in April 2018 and will run until December.The program received more than 60 applications and selected 12 of them fo... more

Impulses for strengthening the Founding Culture in Germany

Apr 30, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

The number of start-ups in Germany has been stagnating at a low level during recent years. In a strong economic environment, diverse start-up potentials are not fully exploited. The annual analysis by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor identifies concrete starting points and shows options for action.RKW invites to discuss the framework and conditions for developing the founders and start-up cultu... more

Chinese TusStar Incubator opened Incubation Space in Ann Arbor

Apr 29, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The first international incubation space of TusStar Beijing was opened in Ann Arbor, Michigan in November 2017. It is the first space in the US fully operated and managed by TusStar, and is a major move for TusStar international. TusStar Ann Arbor has been established by TusStar and Tus-International in the University of Michigan with a joint fund for investment. The incubator is specialized in a... more

AfricArena – “One-Stop Shop” for Deal Making in Cape Town

Apr 28, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

AfricArena was held for the first time in November 2017 in Cape Town (see article). The event was aimed to be a “one-stop shop” for deal making. This year Africarena will come back to Cape Town on Nov 15 – 16, 2018 expecting 1,000 investors to attend as founder Christophe Viarnaud announced at a press conference. Looking at the 100 investors (and 450 attendees in total) attending... more

CUBE Tech Fair 2018 - No Pitches, No Booths, Only Business

Apr 27, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

CUBE Tech fair last year had 5.000+ attendees, 105 international speakers and 250 startups were competing for the grand prize of €1 million. The winner of this inaugural CUBE Challenge was the US-based digital health and life science startup Enlitic using deep learning to provide actionable insights for the doctors.The Berlin-based global ecosystem CUBE is dedicated to sourcing the world&rsqu... more

Kickstart Accelerator in Zurich is open to international Applications

Apr 26, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Application Deadline is May 27, 2018The Kickstart Accelerator 2018 in Zürich is open to national and international startups developing and/or applying science and engineering driven technologies. This year are in focus especially AI, Big Data, Blockchain, Robotics etc. – in and around the areas of EdTech & Learning, FinTech & Crypto, Food & Retail Tech, and Smart Cities &... more

Fifth International Investors Forum to be held in Porto

Apr 26, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Since 2014 Portugal Ventures has yearly organized “Portugal International Investors Forum” as baseline platform to foster curated relationships between the firm, its portfolio, the Portuguese techventure and growth ecosystem, and relevant international investment community. Among those that attended in previous sessions were 30 startups, 150+ attendees (by invitation only); 50+ investo... more

Action Week: Social Innovation and Sustainability

Apr 25, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

This year at the University of Cologne, a whole week May 2 – 4, 2018, will be all about sustainability and social innovation. In the Market of Opportunities participants will have the chance to get information and network with the exhibitors. On Thursday, May 3, attendees can learn more about self-employment as a career option and to understand by real-life examples how to start a business. ... more

G4A Berlin is Model for G4A Generator in the US

Apr 24, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Bayer is running its Grants4Apps program in Berlin already since five years. Now, the company has launched a new accelerator program in the United States, the G4A Generator with the focus on self-care solutions to consumers, an area where a growth in interest has not produced a corresponding growth in the market for traditional pharmaceutical offerings. Specifically, the company is looking at the ... more

Cyber Innovation Hub of Bundeswehr opened in Berlin

Apr 23, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Five startups with technologies interesting for the German Armed Forces presented at the Munich Security conference in April explaining not only their product but also the situation from the point of view of the entrepreneurs: Lars Zimmermann, from the innovation agency of the Axel Springer publishing house Hy!, Ingo Seebach from Dedrone, a drone defense company and Stefan Gross-Selbeck of BCG Dig... more

€ 6.5 billion new VC money for Startups in Europe

Apr 22, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The Commission of the EU and the EIF (European Investment Fund) announced an initiative to provide more venture capital to startups across Europe. VentureEU will provide six mandated funds will receive € 410 million EU funding and will mobilize € 2.1 billion of public and private investment. This finance injection is expected to result in new investments of an estimated amount of € ... more