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PepsiCo launches oPepsiCo 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

DEV Camp 2018 to be held in Hamburg

Jul 20, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

DevCamp, organized by Gesellschaft für Informatik, is a tech conference making participants co-creators. The conference gathers developers, computer scientists and IT enthusiasts on November 23, 2018 in the University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg. Interactive workshops organized by participants provide opportunities to discuss with experts and make contacts. Everyone becomes an active partici... more

Victoria got a new Home for Innovation

Jul 20, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The State of Victoria, Australia got a new “home for innovation”. The refurbished Goods Shed North recently has been with the officially launched to bring together leading startups across various sectors including medtech, agtech, fintech and cyber security. The historic 111-year-old building in the heart of Melbourne’s Docklands now has become the “Victorian Innovation Hub... more

New FinTech Hub in Bahrain now is open

Jul 19, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Bahrain FinTech Bay (BFB) has officially opened for business providing an advanced FinTech ecosystem the MENA region’s largest FinTech hub. BFB was established to bring together industry leaders and new companies in FinTech from around the world to drive innovation and create opportunities for growth.The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) and Singapore’s FinTech Consortium (FTC) ... more

Startup Hubs at “Innov Invest Day” in Casablanca

Jul 17, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

An international event organized by the bank Caisse Centrale de Garantie end of June in Casablanca brought together players of the Moroccan finance sector and representatives of international startup financiers. Topics of the event were the dynamics and challenges of entrepreneurship , the acceleration of start-up growth through fundraising, the investor vision and ROI of financing, the role of re... more

Zurich Kraftwerk will get 35 new Tech Tenants in Autumn

Jul 16, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

30 startups from 12 countries and additionally 5 intrapreneur teams have been selected for the Kickstart acceleration program 2018. The selected startups will attend the seven-week Kickstart Accelerator that has been initiated by Impact Hub Zurich and was launched in 2015 by digitalswitzerland. The 35 startups during the program will work in Kraftwerk, a location of Impact Hub Zurich. Kraftwerk is... more

Chicago gets a new F&B Business Incubator

Jul 15, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The 6,200 m² facility of the new food and beverage business incubator The Hatchery Chicago is scheduled to open in late 2018. Hatchery Chicago will serve entrepreneurs, workers, and neighborhood market members by providing private and shared kitchens, meeting spaces, dry/cold storage, loading docks as well as workshops and educational seminars specific to food and beverage businesses. Through... more

Public Services Startup Weekend in Prague

Jul 14, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

For those having an idea how to improve public services, the Startup Weekend in Prague on Oct 12-14, 2018 is the place togo. This event offers a platform for meeting people who are interested in building and launching new digital products. During this action-oriented weekend, participants will be able to design solutions, tools, and learning spaces to address public services and turn an idea into ... more

New Online Hub:

Jul 14, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

As first official online hub for entrepreneurship and startups in the Czech Republic, CzechInvest, the National Investment and Business Development Agency created Partners in realizing this project are IBM Czech Republic, Czech ICT Alliance, Association of small and medium-sized Enterprises and Crafts of the Czech Republic and Rockaway Capital. The website offers information abo... more

The Winners of the EU Sustainable Energy Awards 2018

Jul 13, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

At the annual Policy Conference of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) held in Brussels, June 2-8, 2018 offered over 50 sessions hosted by representatives from the EU institutions, as well as stakeholders, the Policy Conference experienced a lively debate around energy islands, consumers, smart cities and regional development, digitalization, renewables, transformation of the energy system, ene... more

Regional Innovation Facilitators appointed in Australia

Jul 12, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The government of Australia is strengthening efforts to support entrepreneurial development and startups off the big cities. Now, the government has appointed four regional innovation facilitators tasked to help the development of incubators in regional areas. The facilitators will be providing advice to regional incubators, assist building links with business, industry, universities and research ... more

New building for Heidelberg’s high-tech Founders: Shell completed

Jul 11, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

Construction of the Business Development Center Organic Electronics (BDC OE) of Technology Park Heidelberg is progressing on schedule. On July 11, 2017 the topping of the nes building was celebrated with participants from politics, science and industry. After construction began in September 2017 startups can expect to move into the new 4,200 m²facility in mid-2019. At that time BDC OE is plan... more

LaFactory in Casablanca started Scalerator program

Jul 09, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

End of 2017 a new hub opened doors in Casablanca: LaFactory is the latest project of SreenDy. The new hub on the eighth floor of Casablanca Technopark is designed as an innovation space with the mission to accelerate collaboration between Moroccan startups and large enterprises. The aim is to lead such partnerships to co-development, joint marketing initiatives and add high value to the new compan... more

The 8 Startups that pitched at Seedstars Harare - Rera is the Winner

Jul 08, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The eight startups that were selected to pitch at the Seedstars pitching event in Harare, Zimbabwe (see article on previous page) wereVoteAfrica aiming to educate, motivate and empower voters to “fully own the electoral process and hold elected officials accountable” by providing the electorate with offline educational material through a mobile app.Wellnescript is a healthtech startup ... more

Transparency and Quality Standards for Swiss Apps

Jul 07, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Application for the award is possible until September 10, 2018 through website  Since five years “Best of Swiss Apps” is annually awarding the Best of Swiss Apps Award is to promote transparency and quality standards in the Swiss app and mobile industry. This year the award ceremony for the sixth edition of Best of Swiss Apps will take place on Nov 7 in Zurich for the categories I... more

Smart Station Zurich – Opportunity for Startups

Jul 06, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Application deadline is July 31, 2018Startups may get the opportunity to test their prototype and market in the main hall of Zurich’s SBB Central Station. The initiative is called “SBB Sandbox” and will take place October 16 – 21, 2018. Train station users can test digital projects and prototypes and the startups get feedback. To prepare for this testing Swill Rail SBB will... more

The sixth Startups @ Reeperbahn is open for Applications

Jul 05, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

Application deadline is August 10, 2018For the sixth time Startups @ Reeperbahn in Hamburg will be the place where five young, innovative companies from all over Europe present themselves to over 450 investors, corporates, journalists and multipliers of the German digital and media industry. The winner will take home a media budget of € 150.000 – the WELT Media Prize – and a ticke... more

David against Goliath: How we take Economics into our own Hands

Jun 26, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The Entrepreneurship Summit 2018 in Berlin (Oct 6 + 7, 2018) offers a program with keynotes, impulse groups and workshops focused on “Concept + Components” in including topics like Startup cockpit, Founding with Components, Digitization as a component, Smart Business Concepts and Solo Professionals, Blockchain, decentralization and trust, Makerspaces: opportunity for entrepreneurs, How... more

Startup Village Black Forest, Missing Entrepreneurs and the Promotion of regional Offers

Jun 24, 2018. Provided by: Larisa Brovarska

The RKW event "Impulses for Strengthening the Founding Culture" on June 4, 2018 in Berlin highlighted results of the current Global Entrepreneurship Monitor for Germany.As strengths, the experts stated the excellent physical infrastructure, appreciation of innovations and the protection of intellectual property. On the downside are a still relatively low level entrepreneurship education (not only ... more

Fertility Tracker: Ava AG wins Swiss Medtech Award 2018

Jun 22, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

In Bern 500+ attendees of the Swiss Medtech Day 2018 event witnessed the selection of this years’s Swiss Medtech Award winner: Ava AG, a company founded in 2014, already has created more than 45 jobs at its Zurich headquarters and plans to grow by further 20 jobs by the end of 2018. Ava AG has branch offices in San Francisco and Belgrade and plans to open in Asia during this year. Ava has de... more

ZGC InnoHub in Heidelberg officially opened

Jun 21, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler

The Beijing Innovation Zone Zhonguancun Development Group (ZGC) on May 7, 2018 officially opened its German ZGC InnoHub in Heidelberg. The new innovation center is the German offshoot of Beijing's (ZGC), China's first successful innovation zone, also known as the Silicon Valley of China because many global corporations Lenovo, Baidu and Tencent have been founded here. The ZGC InnoHubs are part of ... more

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