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350 Innovation Centers, 4,400 companies, 277,400 jobs – Reasons to celebrate

Sep 13, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

30th Anniversary of German Federal Innovation Center AssociationManagers of the German innovation and technology centers met in Berlin September 11-12, 2018, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the association and discuss the role of innovation centers in the changing world. The centers see themselves as trend setters and companions for their clients. At the anniversary conference, hosted by Camp... more

Smart Talks in Palestine Technopark

Sep 12, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

With finance from India, Palestine Technopark (PTP) began to develop in 2016. Birzeit University has donated 20,000 sm for the benefit of the Palestine Techno Park for Phase 1, with additional 10,000 sqm for subsequent development. The PTP was set up to help transitioning Palestine towards knowledge-based economy, to cluster local technology sectors and integrate it with global value chains and cr... more

Hamburg`s Creatives got a new Magazine

Sep 11, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The new online magazine of “Hamburg Creative” covers a range of topics reaching from concrete tips for starting a career and self-employment, interesting start-up stories that are related to sponsorship offers, as well as focus reports on topics of the future such as new technologies and forms of work. The magazine aims at adding to the offerings of Hamburg Creative like workshops, lec... more

Bringing Bright Minds into Startups in Estonia and Ukraine

Sep 07, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

A € 1.000 scholarship is offered by Rocketfuel to „curious persons excited about moving into the startup world”. The scholarship is open for Estonian and Ukrainian residents in the age of 13-100. To apply, a 3-minute video should be provided showing how the applicant intends to make an impact. There is no set selection criteria, each Impact Maker picks from the list of applicants.... more

Smart Small Cities are to be built bottom up

Sep 06, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Smart City? This is something for metropolises, could be the first thought. However, digitalization offers many options for smaller towns and communities. For example, the two communities Meppen and Lingen in Germany (near the Dutch border) together have just about 80.000 inhabitants and limited public transportation. But inhabitants have the comfortable option to travel by scooter using the offer... more

Armenian Women Entrepreneurs take Action

Sep 05, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

End of August the Women Entrepreneurs' Club in Yerevan met for the second time. Building new business connections and identifying cooperation opportunities was the aim of this event attended by about 100 leading women entrepreneurs representing creative industries, tourism, IT and business consulting. The open networking format and business speed dating helped reaching the goal. Ambassador Piotr S... more

Mentoring for Mediterranean Entrepreneurs and Innovators

Sep 04, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

During the month of September Mowgli Awareness Sessions with be held in Casablanca, Tunis and Cairo. These sessions are delivered under THE NEXT SOCIETY initiative (funded by the European Union) and are part of the Mowgli Mentoring Programs are targeted at Mediterranean Entrepreneurs and Innovators and aimed at enhancing the capabilities of innovative organisations and to create a pool of highly m... more

New Startup-Politics Format will be launched: #startuprepublik

Sep 03, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The German Federal Association of Startups (Startup-Verband) launches a new event series. Under the headline #startuprepublik, now startup ecosystem players meet quarterly with politicians to discuss framework conditions needed for development and growth of innovative start-ups in Germany. While the thematic focus will change in the future, a constant always remains the same: the startups are the ... more

Startups@Reeperbahn Finlists announced

Sep 02, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Organized by Hamburg Startups and the Reeperbahn Festival, Startups@Reeperbahn will take place for the sixth time on September 19, 2018. Now the five Finalists were selected from a record number of 200+ applications:belmoto (Hamburg) offers a travel card that to use the means of transport of choice, including to rental cars and public transport as well as many other mobility solutions. COLDPLASMAT... more

Axel Springer and Porsche started Accelerator in Berlin

Aug 25, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

While the accelerator Axel Springer Plug and Play (ASPnP) does not invest in new companies anymore and focuses on developing the existing portfolio of 102 startups, the new early stage investor and startup accelerator APX by Axel Springer & Porsche since April 2018 will be continuing the investments in new pre-seed and seed stage startups. APX is a rolling program accepting new startups every ... more

“Blockchain is overhyped” say 39 per cent of surveyed Business Managers

Aug 24, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

In the United States, this number is even higher: 44 percent of respondents to a Deloitte survey view blockchain as “overhyped”. This is an increasing number. In the survey two years ago only 34 per cent agreed to this statement. More than 1,000 “blockchain-savvy executives” took part in Deloitte’s 2018 survey aimed at finding out “where blockchain is headed.&rd... more

Merck Accelerator HQ Program open for Applications and Cape Town Hackathon

Aug 23, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The Merck Innovation Center in Darmstadt, Germany has opened applications for the next program focused on startups operating in healthcare, performance materials, life sciences and related business fields. The accelerator takes selected companies into a three-months program that may lead into partnering with Merck. Newly added was the chance to extend the stay in the program by joining the Merck I... more

Oman launches Logistics Incubator IBHAR

Aug 22, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

ASYAD is a government holding company describing itself as “the premier provider of integrated logistics services”. The company’s portfolio includes free zones, ports, transport companies and logistics support services companies. ASYAD seeks to make Oman a logistics hub by developing the domestic market, assisting businesses, adopting modern technologies and developing human capi... more

LabCampus at Munich Airport

Aug 21, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

A cross-sector idea, an innovation center will be built on the Munich airport campus. Companies and research activities, start-ups and global players, creative people and investors will be brought together with the 260 destinations worldwide the airport offers, every day bringing 150.000 people to the airport - passengers, visitors and employees who are potential customers, business partners and v... more

myGovernment – Portal for a Smart State

Aug 20, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

On "myGovernment" startups present their solutions to the digital challenges of public administration. This portal has been initiated to promote exchange and cooperation of start-ups and the public sector to jointly promote the digital transformation in public administration. Based on this portal the “Deutsche Auftragsdienst” offers an exclusive service for start-ups. Current tenders ... more

The Winners of the Swisscom StartUp Challenge 2018

Aug 19, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

882 startups applied for the Swisscom StartUp Challenge StartUp Challenge since was launched six years ago in 2013 – 238 of them only in this year. Most of the applicants are startups in the fields of ICT, Cloud Services, Fintech, Artificial Intelligence, IOT, Robotics, Digital Marketing and Cyber Security. The winners of the 2018 challenge were selected at a mid-August pitching event in Bas... more

For Female Founders: Crowdfunding combined with Community Support

Aug 18, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

SheEO Australia recently launched a platform designed to create a new playing field for female entrepreneurs.To get a new cohort started, 500 “activators” (female backers) contribute about AU$1,100 each to the fund, plus a $100 program fee. The total amount is pooled and loaned out (at zero interest) to five female-led ventures focused on solving a social issue. The investees have five... more

Fiware platform launched in Morocco - Call for Applications

Aug 17, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

A Fiware platform was launched on July 10, 2018 at an event in the Technopark of Casablanca.Organized by Maroc Numeric Cluster this event allowed to present the benefits of the Fiware platform for cities, businesses and startups, to inform the participants of the launch of platform and initiate a discussion with the participants on the deployment of this project.The Fiware Platform is an initiativ... more

Craft your Innovation, Transform you community and learn about AI and KPIs

Aug 16, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Time to register for the Baltic Dynamics 2018Do not (only) lean back and listen, get active and involved. First time in Germany: After 21 years in the Baltic States and one time in Sweden the international and highly interactive conference Baltic Dynamics of BASTIC, Baltic Association of Science & Technology Parks and Innovation Centers, will be held Sep 27 – 29, 2018 by and in the Techn... more

Australia: Smart50 Awards 2018

Aug 15, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

In Australia the Smart50 Awards 2018 still is open for application. The deadline is August 24, 2018The competition is held annually since 2016 and comes in 8 categories: Top Franchise, Top Exporter, Top Innovator, Top Retailer, Community Hero, Top Marketing/PR Campaign, Top Regional, and StartupSmart Award.The Smart50 Awards are assessed based on year-on-year revenue growth, and applicants need to... more

New 10 million Venture Fund for Blockchain Startups

Aug 14, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

There are some cities on different continents claiming to be the world-hub for blockchain startups. Singapore now has the possibly first venture capital fund exclusively targeted at blockchain startups: LuneX Ventures, launched by Golden Gate Ventures, will invest in companies around the world that are building services to grow the new crypto ecosystem.LuneX views blockchain as a foundational tech... more

30 Years - German Innovation Center Association celebrates

Aug 13, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

The BVIZ Annual Conference this year also celebrates the 30th anniversary of the association. Hosted by the Campus Berlin Buch, September 9 – 11, 2018 the event on Sept 10 will begin with a festive session looking at the future of BVIZ, German Federal Association of Innovation Centers as well as on its 30-years history. In the evening the anniversary ”birthday party” will offer f... more

Brinc IoT Accelerator Program started in Bahrain

Aug 12, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Brinc IoT accelerators are operating in Hong Kong, China (Guangzhou), Spain (Barcelona) and now also in Bahrain (Mamama). The Brinc-Batelco IOT Hub, the first technology hardware accelerator in the Middle East Region. was officially opened on July 4, 2018 on the 3rd floor of Batelco Commercial Centre, in Manama, Bahrain. The main partner of brinc in Bahrain is Batelco, the leading digital solution... more

Munich Startup Ecosystem enjoys a positive Spirit of Optimism

Aug 11, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The Managing Director SCE, Prof. Dr. Klaus Sailer, in an interview with “Munich Startup” describes the startup ecosystem of Munich in a positive mood of optimism: “Each year, we have about 20-25 great, successful startup start-ups from a wide variety of areas - from high-tech to social ideas.” He continues “to name just a few - among the better known are Freeletics, F... more

Government invests in York Butter Factory’s new Web 3.0 Hub

Aug 10, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

York Butter Factory (YBF) is a successful co-working space and community for Melbourne's early-stage technology entrepreneurs.With a government investment of AU§ 500,000, YBF will expand its innovation hub, to focus on ‘Web 3.0’ technology changing web architecture to connect decentralized technologies to build a Web 3.0 ecosystem of service providers, investors, developers and st... more

Rolling Hackathon Belarus - Lativia

Aug 10, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Only three days left to apply for the Minsk-Riga Startup Train.The Minsk-Riga Startup Train Hackathon will travel August 28 to September 1 2018 and still may have seats available. But, applications are possible only untie August 13, 2018Participants may join an existing team, pitch their own startup idea or just apply as an individual and choose a team on the spot. Future startup builders, develop... more

TuksNovation – a new university based Startup Hub in Pretoria

Aug 09, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The University of Pretoria launched the TuksNovation High-Tech Business Incubator in partnership with Seda and the University of Pretoria. Aimed at supporting commercialization of results of the university’s laboratory research and the development of innovative enterprises with social and economic impact, TuksNovation provides a range of startup related services in South Africa.TuksNovation ... more

AU$ 500.000 for International Startup Experts

Aug 08, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The startup agency of the State of Victoria, Australia aims to support the startup ecosystem.Recently, LaunchVIC announced a new program to internationalize and improve mentoring, guidance and support to startups in co-working spaces. The AU$ 500,000 program will fund up to 20 experts from around the world — with $25,000 apiece — to be based in selected co-working spaces. The co-workin... more

Go East! Destinations are India, Singapore, Indonesia and China

Aug 07, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Connecting with startups hubs in Asia is the aim of the delegation journeys that are being organized by Startup AsiaBerlin, a German-Asian startup platform established as a project by the State of Berlin in cooperation with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Next travels on the... more

New Co-working Space in Vientiane, Laos

Aug 06, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The entrepreneurship ecosystem of the Capital of Laos, Vientiane shows signs of development. The co-working Space TOHLAO since a few years is providing places to work for freelancers and entrepreneurs. More than that, TOHLAO aims at developing a place for innovation and creation where like-minded people can collaborate to grow their businesses. Now, the co-working space Toong operating already at ... more

Finding stolen Cars via SMS

Aug 05, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

There are several Internet based car-tracking options available. But what to do if Internet is not available, shaky or broken? The startup Zouix for Cameroon developed a solution that is already used with success. The solution named Zoomed that easily can be installed (“in less than an hour”) and is tracking cars solely based on SMS commands. A GPS chip installed in the vehicle, allows... more

PowerUp! 2018 Winner is Zubax Robotix from Estonia

Aug 04, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The winner of this year’s international PowerUp Cleantech competition comes from Estonia. Zubax The startup won with its project that provides 10% more energy-efficient electric motor controllers for aerospace applications. Electric vehicles (especially aircraft) travel further using less energy from the battery. Zubax was awarded € 30,000 and a chance to be invited to the prestigious I... more

BITO PROCEED Accelerator Program

Aug 03, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Open since a little more than a year the business incubator BITO CAMPUS offers innovative startup companies space to work, to network and even to live. Accommodation is an option offered to the entrepreneurs. And BITO puts a special focus on collaboration between startups and established enterprises as well as on international networks. On September 1, 2018 BITO organizes PROCEED, a one-day event... more

One Year free Co-working Space in Melbourne

Aug 02, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

All founders, entrepreneurs, startups, and emerging small businesses are called to Pitch for a Spot at Creative.Cubes.Co co-working spaces in Melbourne (Richmond or Hawthorn). The invitation to pitch for one year of free co-working space has been issue by CreativeCubes.Co together with Startup Victoria. More information is available through a video.Application now is open and will close for the Ri... more

Slush Helsinki 2018

Aug 01, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Slush started as a student-driven, non-profit movement originally founded to change attitudes toward entrepreneurship. Now it is one of the largest startup events, held annually in Helsinki, Finland and was held earlier this year in Tokyo, Shanghai, and Singapore. In 2017, more than 2,600 startups, 1,600 investors, and 600 journalists from over 130 countries attended - Slush Helsinki 2018 is on th... more

7th Women Startup Challenge Europe in Paris

Jul 31, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Application deadline is August 7, 2018At “Women Who Tech” innovative women-led startups from across Europe solving problems for people, businesses, and the planet will showcase at the 7th Women Startup Challenge on October 25. 2018, cohosted by the Office of the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, Early stage tech startups with at least one woman co-founder who have raised less than €2.... more

deGUT - 34th German Founders and Entrepreneurs Days

Jul 30, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

The annual event deGUT, German Founders and Entrepreneurs Days will be held for the 34th time in Berlin, October 12 + 13, 2018. The event is one of the most important meeting places for entrepreneurs and founders. An extensive seminar and workshop program is offered as well as advice on topics relevant to founders. This allows participants to fully understand what companies need today for a good s... more

"Innovation Basel“ is calling for Proposals

Jul 29, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Registration deadline for theaward is September 30, 2018This year, the competition for the "Innovation Basel" award is taking place for the third time. Of the 20 finalists in the last two years, 15 have successfully put their projects into action. "Innovation Basel" was launched by the Basel Guilds and the “Ehrengesellschaft” and is supported by, among others, the Christoph Merian Foun... more

10th MedaWomen Forum

Jul 28, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

In Amman, Jordan, the Mediterranean Women Entrepreneurs Forum will be held October 2 - 3, 2018.MedaWomen this year will offer the opportunity to women in technology to take the center stage addressing key opportunities and pressing issues in the Mediterranean region with a focus on influencing future perspectives and planning actions in the STEM sector (Science, Technology, Economics and Mathemati... more

Pitch for 1 Million at StartCon Australia

Jul 27, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

StartCon is Australia's largest startup conference, expo and entrepreneur community. Held annually since 2009 this conference has 3,500 attendees who will find International Keynotes, Expert Workshops, Tech Expo & Startup Alley, Competitions, Awards, and more. Pitch for 1 Million is the live pitch competition of StartCon. This event offers startups the opportunity to showcase their company t... more

Platform for West African Women in Tech

Jul 26, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

No question, there are more women needed to be engaged with technology and entrepreneurship. To help women empower themselves, to encourage female entrepreneurship and to make women’s contribution to the economy effective, Sunu Startups was founded by Azimath Adjassa. This woman from Benin has the vision to help make initiatives driven by African women more sustainable. She believes that sup... more

Applications open for Startup Chile Generation 21

Jul 25, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Application Deadline: September 4, 2018Start-Up Chile is a governmental program offering the S Factory, a 4-months pre-acceleration program for startups led by female founders, the Seed Program, a 7-months acceleration program for companies with a functional product as well as Follow on funds for top performing companies incorporated in Chile and looking to scale.Applications the Startup Chile See... more

Hackathon aboard a Royal Air Maroc Boeing 747

Jul 24, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Royal Air Maroc in April this year organized a Hackathon “Customer Experience” to stimulate the spirit of innovation, encourage initiative and co-create together added value and find more simplified, stress-free tools to support clients of the airline from the inspiration of travel to arrival.120 participants (about 50 of them internally from Royal Air Maroc) from Morocco and several W... more

PepsiCo launches own Startup Accelerator

Jul 23, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

PepsiCo is entering the startups scene. In June, the company announced to partner with “The Hatchery” in Chicago, a nonprofit food and beverage incubator. But, this is not enough for nurturing the most promising new products. PepsiCo also will launch its own acceleration / incubation activity under the name “The Hive” that will be a separate entrepreneurial group outside of... more

Grants 4 Apps invites for the Kick-off Event for the 5th Round

Jul 22, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The Bayer HealthTech Accelerator G4A Grants4Apps, works with startups using science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, for developing new health products and services. On August 30, 2018 the fifth round will be kicked off with an event at Bayer CoLaborator in Berlin. Grants4Apps is an Open Innovation initiative from Bayer AG. The accelerator allocates grants or offers financial support to ... more

Hamburg Founders Award

Jul 21, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Particularly innovative businesses and promising founders will receive the Hamburg Founders Award on September 10, 2018 in the historic Fischauktionshalle Hamburg.The prize, as in earlier years, will be awarded in the categories Entrepreneur, League Climber, and Lifetime Achievement to entrepreneurs of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. The winners do not benefit from cash prizes or in-kind services... more