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Additional Partner, New Location and new Concept - NBD`17

November 17, 2017. Source:

First time not in Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania, but instead in another country kissed by the waters of the Baltic Sea: This year’s “Nordic-Baltic Dynamics” invited to come to Stockholm end of October. The Baltic Association of Science-Technology Parks and Innovation Centers, BASTIC is organizing the annual “Baltic Dynamics” since more than 20 years – for the... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

First AFRCARENA opened new Horizons for Startups

November 16, 2017. Source:

The first AfricArena, held in Cape Town, South Africa was held Nov 6 + 7, 2017 as an international African tech conference for exploring new global tech trends, discovering the best African innovators in the industry. With more than 450 delegates, 100 entrepreneurs, 80 startups, 22 exhibitors, 42 speakers, 67 investors and more than 40 live startup pitch battles, the events positioned itself as... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

ENRICH - Internationalisation opportunities to the US market

November 15, 2017. Source:

ENRICH - European Network for Research and Innovation Centres & Hubs is a global network of centres and hubs that promotes the internationalisation of European science, technology and innovation (STI).Promoted by the European Commission through Horizon 2020, the ENRICH network currently offers services to connect European research, technology and business organisations with three global... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Smart City in Focus of Startup Factory Zagreb

November 15, 2017. Source:

"Startup Factory Zagreb" selects its clients through open competitions.  The Development Agency Zagreb with this three-months started this program in June 2016 program providing equity free support including a grant of 150,000 HRK (ca, € 20,000) to selected startups. Additionally, Startup Factory Zagreb" provides office space and up to 100 hours mentoring and up to 300 hours of... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

€ 35 M Equity Investments for SMEs in North Africa

November 14, 2017. Source:

To provide equity finance for the growth of SMEs in  Egypt , Morocco and Tunisia, the EBRD has provided € 15 million with the first close of Mediterrania Capital III LP (MC III). This could increase up to €35 million in subsequent closings. Mediterrania Capital Partners is a regional private equity firm focused on growth investments supporting small and medium-sized enterprises... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

New FinTech VC Fund in Switzerland

November 13, 2017. Source:

The Swiss company SIX is owned by its users: ca. 130 banks of various size and orientation. SIX operates the financial market infrastructure of Switzerland and globally offers comprehensive services in the areas of securities trading, clearing and settlement, as well as financial information and payment transactions.One of the main elements of the realignment strategy of the company to adapt to... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Entrepreneurship Festival at five European ESCP Campuses

November 11, 2017. Source:

The Entreprneurship Festival in Berlin will celebrate on Novmeber 16, 2017The Chair of Entrepreneurship (ChairEEEE) of the world’s oldest business school ESCP Europe (est. 1819), this year celebrates its 10th anniversary. Part of the celebrations is this year’s Entrepreneurship Festival at five European campuses (Berlin, Paris, London, Madrid and Turin).The Entrepreneurship Festival... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Venture Day in Gdansk

November 09, 2017. Source:

Venture Day in Gdansk Venture Day on Nov 16, 2017 in Gdansk was initiated as an opportunity to meet experts and to discuss innovations from the port logistics and e-health sector. This is the fifth edition of the conference that brings together venture capital funds, entrepreneurs, managers, directors of companies / corporations, as well as representatives of the scientific community. This year,... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Founders` Garage @Halle16.Berlin

November 08, 2017. Source:

On Dec 6, 2017 the Founders' Garage @Halle16.Berlin for the first time was the new home of young hardware companies. They could test their hardware developments at the Fraunhofer IZM lab in an environment of high-tech equipment, research facilities, and the Berlin ecosystem. World-class hardware startups, thought leaders in tech, and a vibrant new environment met with the founders of 25 hardware... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

10th Anniversary Global Entrepreneurship Week opens in Johannesburg

November 07, 2017. Source:

The official opening of the 10th anniversary celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week will take place on Nov 10, 2017 at the launch of a new startup campus in Johannesburg, South Africa, 22 on Sloane. This new campus is the first one opened by the Global Entrepreneurship Network. It will offer direct and virtual support services to entrepreneurs throughout Africa as well as access to... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

InBIA Training: Business Model Canvas

November 06, 2017. Source:

The InBIA Fall Training Academy in Orlando, FL.) Nov 30 – Dec 1, 2017) will feature "Business Model Canvas/Value Proposition Design Bootcamp". At the Fall Training Academy, participants will experience how to use the Business Model Canvas to help startup founders to describe, design, challenge, and pivot their business model. It works in conjunction with the Value Proposition Canvas and... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Grande Finale of SEC2Africa in Abidjan, Nigeria

November 05, 2017. Source:

The Grande Finale of the Startup Europe Comes To Africa (SEC2Africa) Road Trip will be held in Abijan, Nigeria on November 25 – 27, 2017.But, before meeting in Nigeria the road trip will have held bootcamps and pitching competitions in Cape Town and Lagos. Participnats have been selected through an open tender that ended Oct 25, 2017. These regional events will add another dimension of... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Future in Africa with Focus on in Education, Health, and Territory

November 04, 2017. Source:

Moroccan, French and African innovation will be the focus of the first ”Future in Africa” 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 “Futur en Seine”, to bring together large companies, startups, institutions and the general public around the strategic themes: Education,... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Skolkovo Technopark opened first Co-working Lab for Biomed Startups in Russia

November 03, 2017. Source:

Life sciences and biotech startups since end of October 2017 have a new home at the Skolkovo Technopark. Sk BioLab opened with the mission to help biomed entrepreneurs testing their theories and turn their ideas into a commercial company.Sk BioLab is designed as a shared space where teams can do their first steps on the way to turn their ideas into viable products.“Most laboratories that... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

New National MedTech Accelerator Program in Australia

November 02, 2017. Source:

The Actuator—Australia’s National MedTech Accelerator has the mission to support homegrown talent within their local innovation ecosystems, and build successes.The Actuator has been established with wide support from the industry and is a deeply collaborative program that gives promising early-stage medical technology companies an accelerated pathway to $2.7 million of funding,... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Third Polish Tech Night in Berlin

November 01, 2017. Source:

In 2016 Poland became Berlin’s second largest sales market – a good reason to find out what is “in” for Polish startups. With a functioning infrastructure for financing and support by incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces, Berlin provides excellent conditions for entrepreneurs from around the world and is perfectly located as a gateway to the German market.Polish... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Successful Turku Future Hackathon – the Winners

October 25, 2017. Source:

16 teams worked on the campus of Science Park Turku on developing innovation for urban development during the Turku Future Hackathon, held Sep 29- Oct 1, 2017. The competition attracted an international group of participants, who represented educational institutions as well as companies and experts. All benefitted from the vibes of the Turku campus and its excellent infrastructure.The number and... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Jobs at Risk: Berlin Entrepreneurship Summit 2017

October 24, 2017. Source:

This year’s edition of the summit that is held annually began with a warning: “Attending this Summit may put your job at risk” informing participants that starting an enterprise is a tempting alternative to being employed or looking for a job. The “Audimax” of the Free University of Berlin was packed with people standing along the walls when the Entrepreneurship... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Internationalization, Cooperation and Immigration are important for Startup Growth

October 23, 2017. Source:

The 5th German Startup Monitor was presented in BerlinOn October 16, 2017 the fifth edition of the German Startup Monitor (DSM) was presented. Brigitte Zypries, German Minster for Economy, at this event underlined the importance of the start-up sector for the German economy. DSM 2017 is based on responses from 1,837 start-ups, 4,245 founders and 19,913 employees.Some results taken from the... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

B2B FinTech Company Builder started in Munich

October 21, 2017. Source:

After selling majority of a startup (teefin) they had founded together, the team of Reinhard Tahedl, Rolf Henning Hackel and Paul Huber started a new company builder. Located in Munich, Finocomomy focusses on developing B2B platforms.   In Munich, Finconomy has launched a new FinTech company builder, which focuses on the development of B2B platforms. "We want to position ourselves as... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

EU|BIC Impact Report 2017 published

October 20, 2017. Source:

In September 2017 EBN released its impact report reporting that more than 82,000 clients have been supported by EU|BICs, generating over 75,000 jobs and highlighting the trends of the years 2014-2016.   The EU|BICs  have supported creation of more than 12,400 startups that generated over 75,000 jobs and leveraged more than 1.96 billion euros in funding for innovative small businesses... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

We Are Next

October 20, 2017. Source:

The third European Creative Hubs Forum “We Are Next” will take place between Nov 29 -  Dec 1, 2017 in Sheffield, UK.Over 100 managers and representatives of European hubs and creative and entrepreneurial communities from more than 20 countries as well as all relevant organizations and stakeholders from the UK are expected to attend.The first and second Forums... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

New Pre-Seed Accelerator in Edinburgh

October 19, 2017. Source:

Claiming to be the first of its kind Seed House on September 18, 2017 started as pre-seed accelerator in Edinburgh with the aim to “build Scotland’s next unicorn”.  Out of 165 applications – half of them from overseas - for the six-months program of the accelerator’s first cohort, 5 were selected to benefit from the program with pre-seed investment, mentorship... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

The latest Ideas and Technologies helping to achieve Zero Hunger

October 19, 2017. Source:

Intensive training, mentoring and support is offered by the bootcamp of WFP Innovation Accelerator to help craft the best new solutions to hunger. The accelerator brings together field-level entrepreneurs and promising start-ups to explore lean start-up methodology and human-centered design and integrate frontier technology, hand-in-hand with innovation and tech experts. As... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Co-working Spaces will pitch at Coworking Europe Conference 2017

October 18, 2017. Source:

The first ever Coworking Pitching Contest, has been announced to be held at the Coworking Europe conference to be held in Dublin November 8 – 10, 2017. This contest aims at prepare co-working entrepreneurs needing funding to the process of acquiring finance or partners either to launch their venture or to scale up. A maximum of 20 contestants will pitch in front of a jury of... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Still 5 Days to apply for Rebuilding Futures Startup Competition 2017

October 17, 2017. Source:

October 22, 2017 is the last day to apply for the Rebuilding Futures Startup Completion that is open for applicants from Burundi, Cote d’Ivoire, Jordan, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Kosovo, Lebanon, Liberia, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey or Yemen. People can apply who have a business idea or existing business (less than 1 year old) that can... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Estonia’s largest Business Idea Competition – still open for Applications

October 13, 2017. Source:

October 29, 2017 is the deadline to apply for Ajujaht, the largest competition of business ideas in Estonia. Since 2007 Enterprise Estonia is organizing this competition annually to provide opportunities for people to challenge themselves in trying to start a business in a supportive environment. The prize fund of the competition this year is 60 000 €. Anyone is welcome to submit an idea to... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

New Co-working Offer in Dublin

October 03, 2017. Source:

Dublin BIC is offering services for entrepreneurs and startups already since 1988 – an experienced leader of business incubation. In addition to the co-working space at the Guinness Enterprise Centre, Dublin BIC recently has opened another co-working facility: Space@DublinBIC  located at 61 Dawson Street. With this new offer Dublin BIC responds to the growing need for this kind of... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Disruptive Entrepreneurship - MaGIC MA Symposium in Cyberaja

October 02, 2017. Source:

Organized by MaGIC the MA Symposium is built to connect entrepreneurs, founders, investors and startup enthusiasts in an offline setting. Oct 4 – 7, 2017 the symposium will be held for the fourth time as a signature entrepreneurship education platform with a comprehensive mix of global, regional and local keynote speakers and workshop trainers and facilitators. Those interested in trends,... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

10 Startups from 9 countries in first IKEA Bootcamp

October 01, 2017. Source:

From 1,200 applications received from 86 countries, end of August IKEA selected ten startups for the first bootcamp held by this company in its product development center in Älmhult, Sweden. With the selection IKEA aims to find the startups that could help finding truly affordable solutions for the challenges around, “reaching and interacting with the many, and enabling a positive... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Creativity and Robot Kids at iSpace, Accra

September 30, 2017. Source:

iSpace in Accra, Ghana just benefitted from a facelift and is now welcoming its members in a new outfit. But not only the new look is worth mentioning. iSpace continues its activities to find and educate new entreprneurs.   Creative Photographers: A three-day Workshop for Creatives was hosted by iSpace, Ghana in September in collaboration with Ghananie Photography. The event started with... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Accelerating Startups that want to make a Difference, not Money

September 28, 2017. Source:

End of September in Google’s Silicon Valley office Startups pitched that do not look to make dollars, the want to make a difference. The entrepreneurs pitched for the same as others: investments, mentoring, and resources; for a place in an accelerator for not-for-profit startups. Fast Forward is such an accelerator that works with foundations like the Omidyar Network and the corporate... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Third Class started at Cedars-Sinai Accelerator in Los Angeles

September 27, 2017. Source:

The three months program of the third calls of the Cedars-Sinai Healthcare accelerator began in early September 2017. From 600 applications 10 startups were selected to benefit from the program that offers US$ 120,000 investment as well as mentoring, access to networks and technical facilities to work in. Cedars-Sinai Accelerator is managed by Techstars and more than 50 per cent of the 18... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Global Success of Smart Investments

September 26, 2017. Source:

CVCF 2017 discusses the global successes of smart investments and trending prospects of VC markets in digital technology space. The Forum presents how the new wave of growth capital funds and evolving strategies of venture-backed technopreneurs create value and impact in dynamic markets.  It features insights from influential VCs of Silicon Valley and Mainland China, engaging... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Christian Sommer elected as new Board member of BVIZ - Chairman and other Board members confirmed

September 25, 2017. Source:

At the 52nd Annual General Meeting of the Federation of German Innovation, Technology and Start-up Centers (BVIZ) on September 18, 2017, the regular elections were held to the executive committee of the association. With Christian Sommer, Managing Director of mg: mannheimer gründungszentren gmbh, a new member was elected to the seven-headed body. Sommer hosted a BVIZ conference in Mannheim... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

New Healthtech Accelerator in Basel took off

September 24, 2017. Source:

The first class of startups began working in the new healthcare accelerator BASELAUNCH in Basel, Switzerland that is operated by BaselArea.swiss. The selected startups will be using facilities in Switzerland Innovation Park Base Area in Allschwil. The startups will not only benefit from the facilities and grants provided (up to CHF 10,000 per startup) but also from support provided by the... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Eight Times one year Free Co-working in Victoria’s Startup Hub

September 23, 2017. Source:

The chief of Startup Victoria, Georgia Beattie identified Richmond, a neighborhood in the center of Melbourne, as the heart of the state’s startup ecosystem, followed by the nearby suburb Collingwood. This evaluation is based on “the largest and most in depth report and data collection of Victorian startup ecosystem” (see separate article). Startup Smart reported that Startup... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Hub of Talents

September 22, 2017. Source:

A platform created by the Białystok Science and Technology Park in cooperation with five techno parks in Olsztyn, Elbląg, Ełk, Suwalki and Łomża is the Hub of Talents. More than fifty additional partners were involved in the creation of this hub: local governments, universities, capital funds, local economic clusters, business environment institutions and large companies. 670 ideas from the... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Poland: Just 9 Days left to apply for Mazovian Innovator Competition

September 21, 2017. Source:

Last year was appreciated, among others. An innovative building system developed by HCH and based on a unique, economical production of perlite prefabricated construction kits, a computer program for improving motor and cognitive functions created by Titanis, and the innovative, modular system of baking ovens developed by ESMG were winners of last year’s competition. The Mazovian Innovator... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Fresh € 310 million for Early-Stage Startups

September 20, 2017. Source:

For the beginning € 250 million is capital of third fund of the Public-private early-stage startup investment fund High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF). This amount will be growing to € 310 million at the final closing. The capital is provided by public sources (Federal Ministry of Economics and Fraunhofer Society) and 28 large and medium sized companies including BASF, Robert Bosch and... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

BVIZ Conference re-invented Networking

September 20, 2017. Source:

The annual conference of BVIZ, the German innovation, technology and incubation centers association was held September 17-19, 2017 in Lübeck under the motto "Reinventing networking". The event was hosted by UniTransferKlinik Lübeck together with Technikzentrum Lübeck. At the BioMedTec Campus Lübeck, UniTransferKlinik Lübeck successfully acts as to coordinate the interface... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

California comes to Kielce, Poland

September 19, 2017. Source:

New Kielce Technology Incubator will be named California Inc Kielce Technological Park (KPT) is preparing for an important investment that will be named “California Inc”. The Kielce Technology Incubator with 14,000 sqm of space on six floors, an investment of PLN 60m (ca. €24m) will provide room for advanced technology companies as well as co-working space, conference facilities,... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article



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