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Luxembourg to host a large Startup Summit

Mar 17, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

10.000 participants are expected to attend the Arch Summit that is scheduled for May 3-4, 2018 in Luxembourg, LuxExpo centre. The organizer of the summit is Tomorrow Street. This accelerator has been established as partnership between Vodafone and Technoport as an innovation center looking for dynamic, business-ready startups in Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and Security that have a... more

Successful Start: EU4Business project launched in Armenia

Mar 15, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

The EU4Business project launched its ‘Successful Start’ program in Armenia to support start-ups, SMEs (three years in business) and job seekers in business managerial positions, in the regions of Armavir, Lori, and Syunik.Target sectors are food processing and tourism in three regions:Armavir region: in Armavir, Vagharshapat, Myasnikyan.Lori region: in Alaverdi, Stepanavan, Vanadzor Sy... more

East Africa: Creative Enterprise Program and Mobility Grants

Mar 14, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Entrepreneurs already in the process of setting up their own creative enterprise are invited to apply for the East Africa Creative Enterprise Program initiated by the British Council in partnership with Nesta (UK innovation foundation). The program targets entrepreneurs from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda; the opportunity is to attend this four-day training in Kam... more

Smart Cities, Startup Ecosystems, Innovation and Digitalization at APW 2018 in Berlin

Mar 13, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The Asia-Pacific Week Berlin (APW) 2018 will be held April 24 and 25 and offer insights into the subject of DIGITALIZATION – the global megatrend of the 21st century. On April 25, the second main topic will be discussed; CONNECTIONG STARTUP CITIES.APW since 2013 is leading the discussion on the main topics smart cities, startup ecosystems, innovation and digitalization; the 4th Industrial Re... more

World-wide Co-working Alliance by Betahaus with a Bonus

Mar 12, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Betahaus Berlin is active since 2009 and has created spin-offs inHamburg, Barcelona and Sofia. Now, Betahaus made another step to offer world-wide services with an alliance covering 30 co-working spaces on 4 continents in 23 countries from Armenia to USA (Africa is missing on the list). Different to other international co-working providers operating under one management or based on a franchise sys... more

A different Way of Co-Working

Mar 07, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

TWO | SPACE is providing workspace in restaurants and bars during the time they are not open for their usual business. This way co-working is an experience different to other purpose-made co-working spaces. Participating restaurants and bars utilize their facilities otherwise unused during the respective time and have another way of attracting clients for their main business. For co-workers facili... more

Copenhagen’s Innovation Business Community will get new Hub

Mar 06, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

In May 2018 Matrikel 1 is scheduled to open at a prominent place in Copenhagen’s center.The Creators Community, a Danish-Norwegian tech association, has been joined by several entrepreneurs and investors in Denmark to create the new innovation hub - Matrikel1. The startup hubs MESH in Oslo and Founders House in Copenhagen have been founded by Anders Mjåset and Tine Thygesen, in 2015 a... more

Start2grow: Celebrating the Winner is starting the next Round

Mar 05, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Pitch & Party: The winners of the competition start2grow # 38 have been announced at “Pitch & Party” on Feb. 23, 2018 at “Wirtschaftsförderung Dortmund”. The best 20 business plans of the competition were pitched and after the jury has done its work the winners of the prize money (1st place €15,000; 2nd place € 10,000; 3rd place € 5,000; 4th &nda... more

Make your Choice - Finding the right the Partners is not a simple Task

Mar 04, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The number of accelerators in Germany is ever growing – despite of the fact that some of them close already after a short time. For example, the SKY accelerator Play Hub in Munich closed operation after only 18 months. The last batch of clients was not even brought to Demo Day. The accelerator “You is Now” of “Immobilien Scout24” had at least a longer life of six year... more

The Winners of Arabnet Beirut 2018

Mar 03, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Arabnet Beirut 2018 was held February 20 – 22, 2018 with the focus Digital Transformation in retail, healthcare, travel and f&b. The event featured 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 also offered a Media and Advertising Forum, a Banking Innovation D... more

Hamburg Founders‘ Day on March 24, 2018

Mar 02, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

At the annual Hamburg Founders' Day, experts, entrepreneurs and successful founders share their knowledge with start-ups with. Attendees can met the important partners for starting a business - in one day, under one roof at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce. For the first time this year a speed dating will take place at the Hamburg Founders' Day. Experienced entrepreneurs and young entrepreneurs who... more

YBF Melbourne claims global lead for Web 3.0 Development

Feb 27, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

York Butter Factory, a co-working space in Melbourne intends to make Australia a world-leader. ‘Web 3.0’ is the technology YBF has chosen to launch ‘YBF Mesh” that will become a dedicated advisory and co-working hub for blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, both part of a decentralized approach towards the next version of the internet, Web 3.0.Startups and compani... more

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