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MY-GATEWAY partners become Startup Europe Ambassadors

19 March 2018, all MY-GATEWAY partners proudly became part of the “Startup Europe Ambassador” movement in 13 countries. The Startup Europe Ambassadors are a group of key influencers in the European startup ecosystems to provide information and advice about the European Commission’s Startup Europe initiative. The objective is to democratise the startup phenomenon so that every citizen has a fair chance to become a successful entrepreneurs wherever they are located in Europe. The ambassadors will also help startups in their growth phase to have access to all the opportunities offered at European level. All Startup Europe Ambassadors are publicly presented today at the “Startup Europe Campfire” held in Paris.

Throughout the years, European Commission’s Startup Europe initiative has become a top reference in the European startup related field, by supporting directly around 60 local ecosystems and over 750 startups to grow beyond borders. The mission of Startup Europe is to build a Startup Continent by connecting pools of talent. The initiative encourages entrepreneurship, startup creation and growth; and connects startups, investors, accelerators, corporates, universities and the media through an array of grassroots initiatives or networks.

Europa Media, Czech Invest, Spherik Accelerator, Startups Slovenia, European Young Innovators Forum, Startups.be, Startup Ole Accelerator, Universidade Nova Lisboa, Hugin and Munin, NACUE, Bar Ilan University, SPARK Business Park, Start-up Serbia and Seavus Incubator are part of the new Startup Europe Horizon 2020 funded project MY-GATEWAY which was publicly launched during the Startup Europe Campfire in Paris on 19th March 2018.

MY-GATEWAY is one of the 7 Startup Europe projects. It aims to strenghten the capacities of high-tech startups and innovative SMEs in the Central and Eastern European region ot become bettwe connected, gain higher market exposure and have improved, streamlined access to funding opportunities and talent.

Krisztina Toth, MY-GATEWAY coordinator.

In an ever-changing European startup ecosystem the Startup Europe initiative has designed the group of its Ambassadors to democratise the startup phenomenon so that every citizen has a fair chance to become a successful entrepreneurs wherever they are located in Europe. The role of the ambassadors is to provide information and advice about the European Commission’s Startup Europe initiative. In addition, the ambassadors will also help startups in their growth phase to have access to all the opportunities offered at European level.

The Startup Europe Ambassadors will actively contribute to the visibility of Startup Europe activities at the local level by acting as a key information point in their countries and also as connector for the local ecosystem with the other startups ecosystems across Europe. The first members of this group are the organisations who have been selected through the evaluation of proposals of European Commission’s Horizon 2020 ICT 32 call, as well as partners of European funded projects WeP-UP or OpenMaker.

The complete list of Startup Europe Ambassadors is published here: http://startupeuropeclub.eu/startup-europe-ambassadors/ and you can meet us during future Startup Europe events organised in 2018: STARTUP OLÉ 2018 (17- 19 April, Salamanca, 2000 startup stakeholders, free registration), EUROPEAN MAKER WEEK 2018 (18-27 May, 300 maker events in 28 countries), Startup Europe Summit 2018 (European Commission’s foremost technology policy conference for startups. 15 October, Sofia, BG) and WEB SUMMIT 2018 (5-8 November, Lisbon).

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Startup Europe announces its first Startup Europe ambassadors

The first Startup Europe Ambassadors group were publicly presented during Startup Europe Campfire event held in Paris on 19 March.

They represent a group of key influencers in the European startupe cosystems who will provide information and advice about the European Commission’s Startup Europe initiative.

The objective is to democratise the startup phenomenon so that every European citizen has a fair chance to become a successful entrepreneur. The ambassadors will also help startups in their growth phase to have access to all the opportunities offered at European level.

Throughout the years, European Commission’s Startup Europe initiative has become a top reference in the European startup related field, by supporting directly around 60 local ecosystems and over 750 startups to grow beyond borders. The mission of Startup Europe is to build a Startup Continent by connecting pools of talent. The initiative encourages entrepreneurship, startup creation and growth; and connects startups, investors, accelerators,corporates, universities and the media through an array of grass roots initiatives or networks.

In an ever-changing European startup ecosystem the Startup Europe initiative has designed the group of its Ambassadors to democratise the startup phenomenon so that every citizen has a fair chance to become a successful entrepreneurs wherever they are located in Europe. The role of the ambassadors is to provide information and advice about the European Commission’s Startup Europe initiative. In addition, the ambassadors will also help startups in their growth phase to have access to all the opportunities offered at European level.

The Startup Europe Ambassadors will actively contribute to the visibility of Startup Europe activities at the local level by acting as a key information point in their countries and also as connector for the local ecosystem with the other startups ecosystems across Europe. The first members of this group are the organisations who have been selected through the evaluation of proposals of European Commission’s Horizon 2020 ICT 32 call, as well as partners of European funded projects WeP UP! or OpenMaker.

The complete list of Startup Europe Ambassador is published here: http://startupeuropeclub.eu/startup-europe-ambassadors/ and you can meet them during future Startup Europe events organised in 2018:

  • STARTUP OLÉ 2018 (17- 19 April, Salamanca, 2000 startupstakeholders, freeregistration),
  • EUROPEAN MAKER WEEK 2018 (18-27 May, 300 makerevents in 28 countries),
  • Startup Europe Summit 2018 (European Commission’s foremost technology policy conference for startups, 15 October, Sofia).

More information about future events will be published soon on the single point for startups to access all the information they need to grow and thrive, the website you’re visiting right now: http://startupeuropeclub.eu/

Press release on European Comission website.

 

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STARTUP EUROPE LATIN AMERICA Assembly

ABOUT STARTUP EUROPE LATIN AMERICA.–Startup Europe Latin America aims at connecting startups), venture capital funds, angel investors, corporates, and specific ecosystem intermediaries to make EU-LATAM cooperation more effective.

Get your tickets here: Eventbrite

Official presentation to EUROLAT Assembly

European Parliament
March 19th, 2018

16.00 Welcome
Ramón Jauregui, Member of the European Parliament and President of the EUROLAT Assembly

  • 16.15 Opening remarks: Startup Europe: connecting entrepreneurial ecosystems
    Roberto Viola, Director- General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology
  • 16.30 Introduction:  Startup Europe Latin America – Building bridges for startups
    Julia Prats, Associate Dean IESE Business School, Startup Europe Latin America

16.40 Learnings from the SELATAM “doers”: Opportunities and barriers to scale across regions

  • Javier Vallaure, CEO of ALLPAGO, Germany
  • Stefano Portu, Founder SHOPFULLY, Italy
  • Caritta Seppa, Founder of  TESPACK, Finland
  • Daniel Waimann, Founder of LOCATION WORLD, Ecuador (tbc)
  • Fernando Lelo de Larrea, Founder and Partner of ALLVP, Mexico
  • Eduardo Amadeo, Founder MOUNTAIN NAZCA PARTNERS, Argentina

17.20 Startup Europe Latin America: Supporting entrepreneurs across-regions

  • Javier Salinas, Director EmprendeUP, Peru
  • Isabelle Chaquiriand, Director Xcala Angels, Uruguay
  • Felipe Chediak, Director BuenTrip Hub, Ecuador
  • Liliana Gallego, Director Creame, Colombia
  • Agustin Moro, Global Head of Business Development and Global Strategic Partnerships
  • Telefonica Open Future, Spain

18.00 Closing remarks

Audience: Members of the European Parliament and European Commission Cabinets and officers and corporates.

 

STARTUP EUROPE LATIN AMERICA Assembly

Workshop on EU-LATAM opportunitiesfor collaboration
European Commission, March 20th, 2018

10.00 Welcome remarks

  • Startup Europe and ICT Policy Dialogues, Isidro Laso Head of Startup Europe, DG CNECT

10.20 Private sector development and biregional collaboration for high-growth companies, Marc Litvine, Senior Officer, DG DEVCO
10.35 “Learnings from the SELATAM “doers”: How to bring down barriers”.

  • Panel by Entrepreneurs, investors and corporates in Europe and Latam

11.10Funding instruments for startups and innovation,

  • Ignacio Puente, Policy Officer, DG RTD
  • Research and innovation cooperation with Latin America, Piero Venturi, Policy Officer,
    DG RTD

11.25 Helping startups to grow and scale,

  • Rudy Aernoudt, Member of the Chief Economist
    Team of the European Commission, DG GROW

11.40 Supporting entrepreneurs across-regions

  • Panel by Latin American and European entrepreneurial support entities

12.30 Shared opportunities – Same Challenges,

  • Adrián Magendzo, Pacific Alliance Innovation Agenda Leader, Senior Specialist, Competitiveness, Technology and Innovation Division,
    Inter-American Development Bank

 

12.45 Closing

Panelists:

  • Javier Vallaure, COO of ALLPAGO, Germany
  • Stefano Portu, Founder SHOPFULLY, Italy
  • Caritta Seppa, Founder of TESPACK, Finland
  • Daniel Waimann, Founder of LOCATION WORLD, Ecuador (tbc)
  • Fernando Lelo de Larrea, Founder and Partner of ALLVP, Mexico
  • Eduardo Amadeo, Founder MOUNTAIN NAZCA PARTNERS, Argentina
  • Javier Salinas, Director EMPRENDEUP, Peru
  • Isabelle Chaquiriand, Director XCALA ANGELS, Uruguay
  • Felipe Chediak, Director BUENTRIP HUB, Ecuador
  • Liliana Gallego, Director CREAME, Colombia
  • Agustin Moro, Wayra, Global Head of Business Development and Global Strategic
    Partnerships Telefonica Open Future, Spain

Audience: corporates active on entrepreneurship / open innovation / collaboration with startups in Latam, Commission officials from different DGs, entrepreneurs.

 

Get your tickets here: Eventbrite

ABOUT STARTUP EUROPE LATIN AMERICA.

Startup Europe Latin America aims at connecting startups), venture capital funds, angel investors, corporates, and specific ecosystem intermediaries to make EU-LATAM cooperation more effective.

 

 

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Tata, Enabling Youth Entrepreneurship Across Europe on Tuesday 10th April at Teamlabs, Madrid

ON TUESDAY 10TH APRIL, Tata presents an afternoon panel discussion, which will bring together industry experts, entrepreneurs andindividuals with a passion about the eco-system to explore what can be done to improve the startup ecosystem, in order for the next generation of entrepreneurs to succeed.

 

The ‘Tata, Enabling Youth Entrepreneurship across Europe’ event will take place in collaboration with long term partners the National Association of Colleges and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) and hosted by Teamlabs, Madrid. The afternoon will conclude with an exclusive opportunity for student entrepreneurs to participate in elevator pitches, with the most popular pitch winning a prize.

The freepanel discussion will include topics such as the role of universities in the startup ecosystem, startup support available for Europe’s next generation and the key themes in building a sustainable ecosystem of support. To date, startup eco-systems have been explored in theNetherlands and Romania. The Spain discussion will further contribute to the collation of observations to date.

Tata has always been committed to innovation and helping the next generation of entrepreneurs through the various initiatives taken by the group. In the UK, Tata has been in a long term partnership with NACUE to bring the Varsity Pitch Competition which is one the UK’s leading graduate entrepreneur pitching competitions, with the winner receiving £10,000. In India, Tata has an initiative called Tata First Dot powered by the National Entrepreneurship Network, which is the country’s first recognition and mentoring platform for student startups. Additionally, innovation has always been championed within the group with the annual InnoVista competition. InnoVista is a group-wide competition that recognises innovators and encourages innovations in the 100+ individual Tata companies across the globe.

Dr. David Landsman OBE, Executive Director Tata Limited commented, “Tata is proud of its long-standing business relationships with Spain, in key sectors from communications to industrial engineering and consultancy. With a highly-skilled workforce, Spain is also well placed to make an important contribution to many of our global businesses.

Spain is without doubt one of Europe’s most exciting ecosystems for entrepreneurs. Working with and encouraging new businesses is important for Tata companies as we strive to take a leading role in the industries of tomorrow. We’ve been helping to build a new European network of entrepreneurs through our partnership with NACUE, Team Academy and Entrepreneurship Academy. It’s great to be extending that network toTeamlabs, Madrid and we look forward to working with new partners and friends.”

IbaiMartínez, Co-founder of Teamlabs,  “Teamlabs mission is to build a global network of conscious entrepreneurs, creating enterprises with sustainable impact. We are honoured and proud that Tata and NACUE, by inviting us and making us part of their process, have chosen to join us on this inspiring journey. We are looking forward to building on this together.”

The evening event will take place atTeamlabs, Madrid. For more information and toregister for free please visithttp://nacue.com/events/tata-youth-entrepreneurship-in-europe.html

 

 

 

About the Tata group

Founded by Jamsetji Tata in 1868, the Tata group is a global enterprise, headquartered in India, comprising over 100 independent operating companies. The group operates in more than 100 countries across six continents, with a mission ‘To improve the quality of life of the communities we serve globally, through long-term stakeholder value creation based on Leadership with Trust’. Tata Sons is the principal investment holding company and promoter of Tata companies. Sixty-six percent of the equity share capital of Tata Sons is held by philanthropic trusts, which support education, health, livelihood generation and art and culture.

In 2015-16, the revenue of Tata companies, taken together, was $103.51 billion. These companies collectively employ over 660,000 people. Each Tata company or enterprise operates independently under the guidance and supervision of its own board of directors and shareholders. There are 29 publicly-listed Tata enterprises with a combined market capitalisation of about $134 billion (as on 31st March 2015). Tata companies with significant scale include Tata Steel, Jaguar Land Rover, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Global Beverages (Tetley Tea), and Tata Communications. (www.tata.com)

 

About NACUE

The National Association of College & University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) is a national organisation in the United Kingdom that promotes entrepreneurship amongst students in higher education and further education. It supports student enterprise societies at colleges and universities, through its existing network of over 200 enterprise societies.

 

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Deeptech4Good#Paris

Call for Application

 

Who we are

Scale EUp² is an Acceleration Program, financed under the Horizon 2020 framework, committed to help Deep Tech startup accelerate their development and scale up at European level. Steinbeis 2i GmbH is one out of 8 partners in this program (find out more).

Scale EUp² is led by 4 innovation hubs from Germany, France, Austria and Spain, working together to identify high potential Deep Tech startups.

The Scale EUp² Program aims to support European Deep Tech startups to:

  • Accelerate growth
  • Cooperate with major European corporates
  • Raise funds from European investors
  • Attract public funding for their innovation and R&D projects
  • Attract talents, reinforce their skills and strategy
  • Get higher visibility

Deeptech4Good#Paris is the first business event of the Scale EUp² Acceleration Program and will take place on July 11th 2018 in Paris City Hall. The four winners of this event will have the opportunity to have access to this 2 year Acceleration Program.

Why apply to Deeptech4good#Paris?

You are a Deep Tech startup developing disruptive technologies targeting one or several of the above markets?

Become one of the 20 finalists of the Deeptech4good#Paris event:

  • Pitch your project, meet European VCs and attract private funding,
  • Meet corporate players and create business opportunities,
  • Participate to collaborative projects emergence and attract public funding for innovation and R&D projects
  • Participate to the Scale EUp² Program if you are among the 4 final winners

Next steps

Closing of application: March 30th

Announcement of the 20 finalists: April 23rd

Date of the event: July 11th // Venue: Paris City Hall

 

Selection Criteria

  • Value proposition
  • Disruptiveness of the technology
  • The quality of the team
  • The economic potential of the technology

 

 Apply to Deeptech4good#Paris 

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Background Information on the event Deeptech4good#Paris

The event is composed of 3 main parts which will be organized throughout the project:

  • fundraising pitch: 5 start-ups selected by the investors’ board in each of the 4 categories will pitch their project in front of the audience and get feedback from the investors,
  • a matchmaking event with corporate players will focus on providing start-up market access,
  • an open innovation workshop, relying on the needs of the targeted markets and on the results of the value chain analysis, will be organized to facilitate the emergence of collaboration projects between the different stakeholders.

 

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SCIENTIFIC INSIGHTS ON MARINE PLASTIC POLLUTION

The Ocean Plastics Lab is a public exhibition about science. It showcases the contribution of science to understand and combat the problem of plastics in the ocean. The Lab will travel to various locations worldwide, inviting the public to engage with scientific work being done right now around the world. In the context of current discussions about science in society, the Lab demonstrates science’s fundamental role in tackling societal challenges and highlights that society is an integral part of science.

TRAVEL EXPENSES CAN BE COVERED if you are a founder of a startup working with plastic products, plastic waste and you are interested in speaking during the Ocean Plastics Lab exhibition in April, in Brussels, please write a message to catalin.TICHERU@ec.europa.eu.

BACKGROUND

At their June 2015 summit in Germany, the leaders of the seven largest industrial countries (G7) recognised the growing global challenge of litter in the oceans, especially plastics, and agreed to a G7 Action Plan to Combat Marine Litter. The G7 Science and Technology Ministers echoed this concern and intent to raising awareness among citizens through educational work (“ocean literacy”). The Ocean Plastics Lab is a contribution to this engagement.

THE EXHIBITION

The immersive and experienced-based exhibition spans four containers, which invite visitors to assume the role of a scientist and explore in a hands-on manner the extent and impacts of plastics in the ocean. Container 1 introduces visitors to the problem of marine plastics. Containers 2 and 3 take visitors on a tour of how scientific knowledge is created and applied to understand and to tackle the problem of plastics in the ocean. Exhibits highlight what scientists are doing to identify and quantify plastics in the ocean as well as to analyse its effects on marine animals, ecosystems and humans. Container 4 shows how to make informed personal decisions and invites visitors to participate in citizen science activities.
The exhibits encompass interactive installations, displays and animations on loan from science and civil society partners from across the G7 and other interested countries.

ACTIVITIES AND POTENTIAL VENUES

The Ocean Plastics Lab will start traveling from September 2017 onwards. At each location, the Lab will act as a hub for launching further activities, to create a multiplier effect helping to include the local audience in long-term engagement.
The Ocean Plastics Lab is cooperating with another traveling exhibition, the Plastic Garbage Project. Wherever possible, this indoor exhibition – developed by the Zurich Museum of Design with the support of the Drosos Foundation – will be displayed in museums or exhibition spaces in cities the Ocean Plastics Lab is traveling to. By targeting both public places as well as museums, the two complimentary exhibitions will reach and inform an even wider audience about the problem of plastics in
the ocean. The following locations could be considered for the next 18 months. A typical exhibition is expected to last two
weeks in prominent open-air locations.

  • G7 Science Ministers Meeting, Torino, Italy
    (September 2017)
  • Parvis Hôtel de Ville, Paris, France
    (November 2017)
  • European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
  • Capitol Hill Ocean Week, Washington D.C., USA
  • G7 Presidency, Canada
  • Berlin, Germany
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Startup Europe Week 2018 launches today with a joint event in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain and Brasov, Romania!

Startup Europe Week (SEW) is the largest multi-event of its kind for startups in Europe and the third edition will be 5 – 9 March 2018. In the spirit of regional connections, SEW18 will be launched with a joint launch event shining a spotlight on the local ecosystems of Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain and Brasov, Romania.

Startup Europe Week aims to showcase the support available to entrepreneurs on a city and regional level. Why is this necessary? Regional diversity and local policy making still play a big role in shaping European startups, from helping entrepreneurs to incorporate a company, to providing grants or taxes breaks. For this reason, taking a local perspective is crucial to supporting entrepreneurs in Europe. It’s also why the initiative is promoted and given visibility by the European Commission’s Startup Europe.

In 2017, #SEW17 saw 280+ co-organisers organize hundreds of events in 40+ countries. The week of events reached 100000 entrepreneurs across Europe, and as a grassroots movement achieved 18 million+ impressions on social media.

In 2018, #SEW18 will be held between 5th-9th March. SEW now has 50+ countries involved and +300 events planned, expanding beyond Europe to include global events in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

This year, #SEW18 will kick off with a joint launch event between two local ecosystems: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain and Brasov, Romania. In the spirit of regional connection, SEW aims to shine a spotlight on these two cities, as well as showcase the resources of support available for entrepreneurs in less prominent towns in Europe.

Join the official ’thunderclap’ campaign on social media to show your support for SEW, as well as make sure to follow @startupeuw on twitter and use the official hashtag #SEW18.

We look forward to seeing you there!

More information:
To find other SEW events across the world, go to: www.f6s.com/sew18
For press enquiries, please contact: charlotte@startupeuropeweek.eu

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