SPICE Events http://www.spice-group.de SPICE Events Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:32:17 +0100 http://www.spice-group.de en http://www.spice-group.de/img/logo_spice.gif SPICE http://www.spice-group.de/ Riga (Latvia) http://https://www.techchill.co/ SPICE 8 - 9 Feb 2018

The start event for a new startup and entrepreneurship season is TechChillandnbsp; in Riga to celebrate the best of the Baltic startup community by bringing together energetic founders, relentless entrepreneurs and passionate techies from across the region for a two-day tech chill. Having grown from a small grassroots movement of like-minded tech enthusiasts, TechChill currently andndash; after only six years andndash; andnbsp;andnbsp;welcomesandnbsp;2,000 attendees, including VCandrsquo;s, investors, mentors and the regionandrsquo;s most up-and-coming startups.
The 2018-agenda will focus on startup superheroes andndash; breaking down the DNA of fearless game changers, innovators and frontier explorers who will share their ultimate behind the scenes takes on startup successes and failures.

Contact: TechChill Team
Email: info@techchill.co]]>
Melbourne (Australia) http://http://www.pausefest.com.au/ SPICE 9 - 11 Feb 2018

Australia's premier creative, Tech and Business Event: Pause 2018.
Eight years ago, Australiaandrsquo;s Pause Festival founder George Hedon saw an opportunity to bring together thinkers, makers and doers in Melbourneandrsquo;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 conference and festival of its kind for the entire Asia Pacific region and draws international visitors and thought leaders like Airbnb, NASA, Netflix, Hyperloop, Fast Company, Girls in Tech, This American Life, SXSW, Pixar and Lucasfilm together with local heroes.
Pause 2018 will be bigger and bolder than ever, with over 150 global leaders on five stages delivering inspiration on themes from Virtual Reality to Artificial Intelligence, Digital Culture and the Blockchain. Not to mention a Startup Expo, VIP dinners, a Business Breakfast and a super fun after party each night.

Contact: PAUSE Team
info@pausefest.com.au]]> Beirut (Lebanon) http://https://arabnet.me/conference/beirut SPICE 20 - 22 Feb 2018

Arabnet Beirut 2018andnbsp; will focus on Digital Transformation in sectors such as retail, healthcare, travel and fandamp;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 discussions about the best practices for digital transformation across sectors and the opportunities for innovators in different industries.
Arabnet Beirut 2018 andnbsp;also will include a Media and Advertising Forum, a Banking Innovation Day, an Innovation and Investment Forum, a Founders Day as well as several Competitions.
The deadlime for the four 4 competitions (The Startup Battle, the Ideathon, the Creative Combat is Jan 19, 2018.
For more information see arabnet website; to register visit

Contact: arbanet Beirut Team
Email: info@arabnet.me]]> Hamburg (Germany) http://https://smwhh.org/ SPICE 26 Feb - 2 Mar 2018

The rapid development of technological progress discussed very much. Technologies that inspire us to rethink our ways of life and work are also can that intimidate and frighten us. Our experiences are more and more influenced by algorithms and artificial intelligence, and at times it may like moving away from what is at the heart of us as human beings. Our private and professional life is determined by the conflicting desire to form communities on the one hand and the striving for individualism on the other.
The 7th Social Media Week to be held Feb 26 andndash; Mar 2, 2018 in Hamburg with the global slogan "Closer" is making this conflict between communities and individualism the subject of the conference. The aim of the discussion is to bring together diverse perspectives and drive innovation, improve consumer experiences and bring people together.
SMWHH this year will gather the participants at the location of the University of Applied Sciences Europe, in the historic building complex bahn_hoefe Ottensen that has been modernized between 2013 and 2015.

Contact: SMEHH Team
ialmediaweek@hilife.de ]]> Sfax (Tunisia) http://www.cas.tn/en/actualite/3669/centre-daffaires-de-sfax.html SPICE 28 Feb - 1 Mar 2018

Preparations for the eighth Salon de landrsquo;Entreprise to be held under the patronage of the Prime Minister 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 and entrepreneurs to create new partnerships and access new markets. Another focus of the Salon de landrsquo;Entreprise will be innovation as well and technology and knowledge transfer.
More than 200 exhibitors are expected to attend representing ministries, public institutions, support structures, banks, financial institutions, training centers, higher education institutions, Tunisian and Francophone international institutions, interested in entering into contracts with young entrepreneurs will actively share their information and experiences.

Contact: Ikram Makni
ikram.makni@cas.tn]]> Casablanca (Morocco) http://https://eu.jotform.com/72712278780361 SPICE 1 - 2 Mar 2018

Moroccan, French and African innovation will be the focus of the first andrdquo;Future in Africaandrdquo; event that will be held in Casablanca on March 1+2, 2018. The two-day conference is organized in the spirit of the great European Digital Event andldquo;Futur en Seineandrdquo;, to bring together large companies, startups, institutions and the general public around the strategic themes: Education, Health, Territory.
Morocco Numeric Cluster co-organizes andldquo;Future in Africa andldquo;with the Cap Digital Cluster and support by the Ile-de-France and Casablanca Settat Regions as well as by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and many French and African partners.
The main components of the event will be:
- Conferences on the trends of the focus themes and the digital transformation in Africa in economy and society
- Business workshops to promote qualified networking for a professional audience
- Demos to present the best of African and French start-ups, in the sectors of education, health, territories. The demos will be open to the general public (especially schools) for half a day.andnbsp;
To present and promote innovations, at andldquo;Future in Africaandrdquo; apply by Nov 12, 2017

Contact: Mokhtar Tazi
Email: tazi@mnc.ma]]> Berlin (Germany) http://https://scb18.de/ SPICE 12 - 13 Apr 2018

Since 2010 the annual Startup Campus Berlin is held by the Bundesverband Deutsche Startups (Federal Association of German Startups) to bring together founders, entrepreneurs, investors, and selected students. The event is claiming to be now the largest early stage startup event in Berlin.
The conference features keynote speeches with insights and knowledge-sharing from startup veterans and industry experts. This year the event offers 10 Focus Camps that are full conference track related to an industry or a special subject each curated by startup veterans or industry experts. This year the Focus Camps will on Blockchain, Digital Health, Female, Food, Fundraising, Green Startups, Human Resources, Lean Startups, PR, Marketing and Sales as well as Social Entrepreneurship.
Additionally the event offers Office Hours held in individual lounge areas to meet with experts for one-on-one Q andamp; A time, a Pitch Marathon an interactive startup competition helping you to raise your first round of money, and theandnbsp; Expo to showcase products and reach out to a wider audience of students, entrepreneurs, founders, customers, investors, and potential future partners.
For more information and tickets visit Startup Camp website below

Contact: Stefanie Westermann
stefanie.westermann@deutschestartups.org]]> Istanbul (Turkey) http://https://genglobal.org/gec/event/gec-2018-istanbul SPICE 16 - 19 Apr 2018

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 programs, policy ideas or firm founder skills. GEC 2018 takes place in Istanbul, Turkey on April 16 andndash; 19, 2018.
Pre-registration for the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Istanbul is open after you created an account or logged in at the GEN
website. After pre-registration GEN will contact confirm attendance in February 2018 (the fee is EURandnbsp;99). andnbsp;

Contact: GEC Team
Email: gec2018@genglobal.org]]> Dallas (United States) SPICE 22 - 25 Apr 2018
InBIAandrsquo;s 32nd International Conference on Business Incubation (ICBI32) is currently accepting proposals from anyone who is interested in presenting, organizing a panel, or being a panelist. The deadline for proposals is October 13, 2017.
InBIA's annual conferenceandnbsp;is a leading event for incubation and other entrepreneurial support professionals, and has become globally recognized as a forum for collaborative sharing of innovative strategies for building high-impact entrepreneurial support organizations, exploring lessons learned, and tracking trends in entrepreneurial ecosystem development.
Experienced practitioners who you would like to share with an audience of peers, the event offers the chance to become recognized as an industry thought leader. INBIA has some specific topics for which we are seeking panelists, but is also looking for topical suggestions - propose your own panel or presentation for us to consider.
To submit a proposal use
For any question about the RFP, contact Lindsay Schuenke via email at lschuenke@inbia.org.
For conference registration (Early Bird rates available) visit website
Contact: Lindsay Schuenke
Email: schuenke@inbia.org]]> Barcelona (Spain) http://https://www.xing-events.com/KFDHPVG.html SPICE 24 Apr 2018

The EU-Starups Summit 2018 will be held in Barcelona on April 24,2018 at the Auditori AXA. The vent will showcase a selection of Europeandrsquo;s startups and offer many opportunities for learning from some of the most successful European entrepreneurs andndash; and from each other. 750 founders, startup enthusiasts, corporates, angel investors, VCs as well as mediaandnbsp;people from all across Europe are expected to attend.
The pitch competition with 15 startup teams will bring startups and investors together and fireside chats with internationally successful founders out of the Internet space will provide unique insights,


Contact: EUStartups Team
Thomas@EU-Startups.com]]> Berlin (Germany) http://http://tech-fair.cube-global.com/ SPICE 15 - 16 May 2018

Hosted in association with Messe Berlin at Arena Berlin the next CUBE Tech Fair Berlin again will bring together the worldandrsquo;s best B2B tech startups with a curated network of corporate partners and key influencers.
The fair 2016 counted 5,000 attendees including top VCs and high-level corporates, 250 deep-tech startups from 38 countries worldwide and 105 speakers including keynotes from: Steve Wozniak (Co-Founder of Apple), Robin Wright (Award-winning actress, tech activist), and Pablos Holman (Founder of Intellectual Ventures Laboratory, notorious hacker).
CUBE is a global innovation ecosystem that acts as the strategic liaison between deep-tech startups and corporates determined to shape the future of industry 4.0.

Contact: CUBE Team
Email: info@cube-global.com]]> Turku (Finland) http://theshift.fi/ SPICE 22 - 23 May 2018

The promise is andldquo;No panels, no boring keynotes and no distractions from the real task at hand andndash; engaging in meaningful conversation and building deeper relationships with other participants.andrdquo; 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 nobody is asking what kind of advantage a participant gains from attending an event with 10,000+ others.
SHIFT's aim is andldquo;to better understand the co-evolutionary relationship between humans, nature and technology, an open-air business festival gathering growing and experienced entrepreneurs and professionals from the entrepreneurship ecosystem.andrdquo; To achieve the better understanding, SHIFT facilitates a platform connecting potential with success. The idea to organize such an event started in late 2014 and the event has been growing steadily from zero to 4000 attendees in 2017 andndash; although on the website the organizers gives andldquo;5 reasons why not to attend SHIFTandrdquo;.
The festival features two days full of meaningful conversations, a stage program, round-table discussions and workshops, in addition to several side events, networking sessions as well as after parties.

Contact: Justin Lehmann
justin@theshift.fi]]> Berlin (Germany) http://TOA Team SPICE 19 - 22 Jun 2018

Tech Open Air is an interdisciplinary technology festival. The 2018 edition opens June 19 - 22, 2018 TOAandrsquo;s mission is to connect, grow and inspire the human spirit through interdisciplinary knowledge exchange and collaboration.
TOA.life is the best parts of the festival, made digital: TOA AAA. Unique stories
from techandrsquo;s brightest thinkers mashed-up with art, science, music, and, of course, the uninhibited TOA atmosphere andmdash; itandrsquo;s all in TOA.life. It is about the technology at the intersection of culture, and the people who drive it forwards. Itandrsquo;s where tech builds bridges between music, art, and science. Now, you can plug right into our network, and experience all the insight, all from the top andmdash; all year round.

Super Early Bird Tickets (2 for one) are available until Jan 18, 2018

Contact: TOA Team
Email: hello@toaberlin.com]]> Isfahan (Iran) SPICE 2 - 5 Sep 2018

Towards sustainable cities and communities: fostering innovation ecosystemsandrdquo; is the headline for the 35th IASP World Conference to be held in Isfahan, Iran, September 2-5, 2018.
IASP has invited to propose contributions to this conference with the deadline October 25, 2017.
There is a wide range of topics to choose from. andnbsp;4 plenary sessions and further 7 parallel sessions offer many different topics under the general headline of the event.

For link to detailed information about the call for contributions see
News article

Contact: Francesca Antoniazzi
Email: papers@iasp.ws]]> Berlin (Germany) SPICE 9 - 11 Sep 2018

The BVIZ Annual Conference 2018 will be held in Berlin, Sep 9 - 11, 2018. The event will celebrate the 30th anniversary of BVIZ, German Federal Association of Innovation, Technology and Business Incubation Centers and will be hosted by BBB Management GmbH that operates the Biotech Park Berlin-Buch and the Biomedical Innovation and Business Incubation Center Berlin-Buch.

Contact: BVIZ Team
Email: bviz@innovationszentren.de]]> Munich (Germany) http://www.bitsandpretzels.com/ SPICE 30 Sep - 2 Oct 2018

Bits andamp; Pretzels is an application-only, three-day festival that connects 5,000 founders, investors, startup enthusiasts, and all other decision-makers of the startup ecosystem. The festival takes place in a unique setting around the Oktoberfest in Munich. The most successful founders from all around the world, as well as young aspiring entrepreneurs, will meet at the event for inspiration, learning, and matchmaking. On the last day, all attendees and speakers come together in one tent with one goal: liquid networking.

Contact: Bitsandamp;Pretzels Team
hello@bitsandpretzels.com]]> Berlin (Germany) http://entrepreneurship.de/summit/ SPICE 6 - 7 Oct 2018

The annual Entrepreneurship Summit in Berlin, organized by Stiftung Entrepreneurship, is one of the largest startup events in Europe. andnbsp;More than 100 experienced entrepreneurs and experts will mingle with 1,500+ attendees. Workshops and competitions offer insights for different target groups andndash; from beginners to experienced entrepreneurs.
The next summit will take place Oct. 6 + 7, 2018. Early Bird tickets are already available at website

Contact: ES Team
Email: stiftung@entrepreneurship.de]]> Tartu (Estonia) http://https://startupday.ee/ SPICE 23 - 25 Jan 2019

sTARTUp Day is the largest business festival in the Baltic States bringing together the startup and business community. It's a flagship event where startuppers and traditional entrepreneurs, experts and newbies, government and media will loudly and proudly discuss early stage businesses. 2,600 attendees coudl be counted at the sTARTU Day 2017.
sTARTUp Day is an event where people who have thought about creating their own startup can get the necessary motivation and actually go through with their idea. Itandrsquo;s an event where everyday people with an interest in startups and technology can meet others with similar interests and grow their network.andnbsp;
We want to encourage people to become more entrepreneurial and innovative, give ideas on how to avoid common mistakes and create collaborations between entrepreneurs, startups, corporations and ecosystem organizations.

If you do not want to miss the next sTARTUp Day. The first 200
Early Early Bird tickets are available already now


Contact: Ermo Tikk
Email: ermo.tikk@startupday.ee]]>