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)



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.




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 


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.