ABOUT US

The One Stop Shop

Welcome to the ‘One Stop Shop’ for Startup Europe!

Here you will find a central meeting point for startups in Europe to access all the information they need to grow and thrive in Europe.

What is Startup Europe?

Startup Europe is an initiative of the European Commission, which falls under its priority of the ‘Digital Single Market’.

The 4 main objectives of Startup Europe are to:

Advisory Board

Startup Europe has a group of top level advisors with extensive knowledge in the field, to guarantee the success of the initiative and its projects within the European startup ecosystem.

Where to go next?

Startups:
On the home page, go to ARE YOU A STARTUP?’ to connect to others across Europe, as well as find out about EU funding and legislation.
You can find out about events across Europe in our Events Calendar, as well as read about opportunities in the News section.
If you have a few minutes, read our interviews with successful startups and see pictures from previous events in the Blog.

Ecosystem builders:
Accelerators, incubators, investors, female entrepreneurs, Universities, technology writers or any other ecosystem builders, go to ‘ARE YOU AN ECOSYSTEM BUILDER?’.  

And for EVERYBODY, don’t forget to register on the Startup Europe Map to gain visibility all over Europe!

Startup Europe Press Office

Hugin & Munin (H&M) is a Communications Agency based in Madrid, Spain, which has a wealth of experience working for European entrepreneurship projects. H&M are experts in innovative online and offline communication, including: complete project branding;  graphics; print materials (flyers, posters, brochures); event booths; moving image film; press relations; website design; social media campaigns; among others.

What has the Press Office been up to?

Since 2015, H&M have worked as the Press Office for the European Commission initiative, ‘Startup Europe’. For this initiative, H&M designed a highly successful and user-friendly One Stop Shop website, coordinating content on a weekly basis with +14 Startup Europe projects in 9 countries. The creation of a common brand for all Startup Europe projects was managed by H&M (social media, website, print materials, graphics). In addition, H&M attended prominent startup events, and spoke on panels such as at the SEA2Y conference in Brussels. Finally, H&M also ran the Startup Europe social media, impressively achieving the highest number of followers for a European Commission account, +20,000 followers. H&M was also the Communications partner for a Startup Europe project, WELCOME project, managing all communications (social media, press releases, branding and website). H&M also created the Startup Europe Map, which connects all players involved in startups within Europe.

For the last two years H&M has managed all communications for Startup Europe Week, one of the largest simultaneous entrepreneurship events in Europe in over 40 countries. H&M branded the initiative, produced flyers and posters, conducted a mass social media campaign and press. H&M achieved +18 million impressions of the official hashtag #SEW17. Most recently, Madrid Startup House Foundation is the latest project of H&M, and has the backing of the European Commission. It aims to boost the city as an internationally recognised startup hub. Hugin & Munin co-founded the initiative in 2016 and has since founded a Board of Trustees, conducted all communications campaigns, and organised two successful events, most recently with VP of the EC, Andrus Ansip.

5 Projects connecting 16 local ecosystems

SOFT LANDING

Soft-landing is a 24-month Project coordinated by Startup Division, that will connect startup ecosystems through numerous exchanges of key representatives that will strengthen the knowledge about EU, US, and India’s startup scene, build strong networks and trust between the ecosystem stakeholders, and help European startups scale by providing Soft-landing support in target destinations.

MY GATEWAY

MY-GATEWAY aims to boost the growth potential of CEE start-ups (Romania, Slovenia and the Czech Republic) on a pan-European level .

STARTUP LIGHTHOUSE

The project will support activities prepare startups to take advantage of the opportunities in external markets as well as providing qualified introductions to key players in new ecosystems which contributes to increased market success. The consortium will provide to the selected startups access to the right combination of finance to enable them to scale-up, increasing radically the number of transformational exits.

Project coordinator: Vilabs OE

STARTUP EUROPE PARTNERSHIP

SEP 2.0 is a partnership between 6 European organizations — Mind the Bridge (Italy), European Startup Network (Belgium), Nesta (UK), ELITE (Italy), Startup Olé (Spain), and Scaleup Institute (UK). Together, the members will organize four Scaleup Summits, all with the same intent: facilitating startup-corporate partnerships, increasing international visibility for European scaleups, and fostering exit opportunities (IPOs in particular).

Access2Europe

Help startups to scale by leveraging the access to European markets offered by four major startup hubs (Germany, France, Spain, Estonia). More specifically, the project wants to create a close-knit support system to help startups streamline their market entry in other EU countries to push the one-stop-shop approach which was proved the most needed across all the ecosystems.

Project coordinator: Cube GmbH

Nordic AIP

The Nordic Investment Program will help European high-tech start-ups and innovative SMEs to grow and scale up at pan-European and global level. The project will stimulate European investments in digital sectors and create increased mutual understanding between investor communities and in particular ICT startups and scale ups. The consortium is composed by established Business Angel networks in the Nordic region (Estonia, Norway, Finland, Denmark)

Project coordinator: Civitta Estonia AS

Scale-EUp2

The project will help startups through access to finance, market access, market partnerships and facilitating the recruitment of skilled employees. Overall the growth stage startups that will be beneficiaries of the projects, will get support at reinforcing their financial means and skillsforce.

Project coordinator: Opticsvalley

Isidro Laso, Head of Startup Europe, explains the initiative

Slideshow on Startup Europe