SEN SOIR.EE 1960: Crypto Art Gallery showcasing EU emerging artists and EU startups at the Cibeles Post Office Madrid
- SEN SOIR.EE features a blend of classic and futuristic artwork, bringing closer business people and emerging artists through a series of 12 experiences from different European cities covering topics such as environment, energy, medicine, robotics and many more.
- The exhibition is free of charge and open to all artists, entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, students and academics who are looking to experience a unique, new concept where creativity, artistic talent and technology are intertwined as the details behind each picture can be accessed through a QR-code and a radio-frequency identification chip (RFID) available from the 4 to the 29 of April at the Cibeles Post Office (Correos).
Madrid, 4-29 April. As a result of the search for convergence between the culture of entrepreneurship and artistic education, the fourth edition of SEN SOIR.EE 1960, a revolutionary and innovative photographic exhibition that opened on Thursday, April 4 arrived at the Cibeles Post Office. On this occasion, the exhibition has the collaboration of CorreosLabs, Startup Europe and Startup Europe News (SEN) and Nefercity System.
While blockchain technology and art might appear to be as opposite as the yin and yang of Taoist philosophy, they have found the way to travel upon the same path. Together they are taking in a diverse series of locations and landscapes on a truly global scale. SEN SOIR.EE features a blend of “classic” and “futuristic” artwork, which brings ‘’business people and emerging artists’’ together at an exclusive evening event.
SEN SOIR.EE brings a sample of 12 experiences from different European cities covering topics such as environment, energy, medicine, robotics and many more. The details of the project and the story behind the picture can be accessed through a QR-code and a radio-frequency identification chip (RFID).
“This is a disruptive innovation combining technology and creativity, where art and business meet millennials. A different way for startups and emerging artist to gain visibility in this new global and competitive business world.” – Isidro Laso, European Commission.
“There are things that seem incompatible until they are combined. This is how SEN SOIRÉE is presented, as the bridge of the encounter between startups and art.” – Imedi Hassissen, Creative Director – SEN SOIR.EE
The exhibition is free of charge and open to all artists, entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, students and academics who are looking to experience a unique, new concept where creativity, artistic talent and technology are intertwined.
10 months traveling exhibition
The first edition of SEN SOIR.EE 1960 took place in Brussels in September 2017 during a memorable event in honour of the 60th anniversary of the European Union. After visiting Barcelona, the exhibition arrived in Madrid for the first time in June 2018. Hosted at the headquarters of the Representation of the European Commission it was visited for more than 2,500 people. In Madrid, the collection continued its tour through the city, being exhibited in the Science Park of the Carlos III University. As the last stop in the city, SEN SOIR.EE 1960 will be exhibited at the Cibeles Post Office (Correos) until the end of April.
About Sen SOIR.EE Mission
WWW.SOIR.EE aims to encourage more people to discover and engage with European cultural heritage and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space. Through its unique concept and its technology, SEN SOIRÉE allows emerging artists to move away from the traditional concept of the art gallery as static only exhibition space, in favour of a more complete alternative based on cryptography and travelling exhibitions, which offers access to a more diverse and active audience.
It is a great event for artists and business entrepreneurs where they can learn and share experiences, in a cultural and relaxed setting. Both are often facing similar challenges from the creation to the materialization of their creative ideas.
About StartUp Europe News Media Alliance
Startup Europe News (SEN) aims to be a catalyst of trustful content from all stakeholders at EU level—SMEs, startups, nonprofit organizations and public authorities.
Commissioner Mariya Gabriel endorses the Western Balkan policy recommendations
It was only on 15 November 2018 at Startup Europe Summit in Sofia, Bulgaria, that the Founding Members of the Startup Europe Central and Eastern Europe Network (SECEEN) and the Startup Europe Western Balkans Network (SEWBN) publicly signed a Joint Declaration aimed at reinforcing the tech entrepreneurship ecosystems of their regions. Four months later, the Founding Members of the Startup Europe Western Balkans Network (Seavus Educational and Development Center – North Macedonia; Serbia Start Up- Serbia; Oficina- Albania; Innovation Centre Kosovo- Kosovo*; Digitalizuj.me- Montenegro; SPARK poslovni park d.o.o- Bosnia and Herzegovina) are proud to present the first joint effort from the Network– the Policy Recommendations reflecting the main challenges the Western Balkan countries need to tackle in order to thrive and be further connected to the European entrepreneurial ecosystem.
In her opening speech in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, at the Startup Europe Summit 2019, Mariya Gabriel highlighted the perfect timing for the Startup Europe Central and Eastern Europe Network and Startup Europe Western Balkans Network to be established, which is why she supported their launch back in November.
“[The Networks] focus on existing barriers for growth in the region and this Summit, now in Romania, is crucial because they will present publicly a set of concrete and actionable recommendations for European leaders and policymakers” – Mariya Gabriel, EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society
The Commissioner strongly believes that the policy recommendations are just the beginning of a long journey and everyone’s support is needed for the winds of change to blow strong. Throughout her speech, she pushed for active participation from all startups coming from Central and Eastern Europe and, in particular, the Western Balkan region and stressed that the opportunities provided by the Digital Agenda for Western Balkans should be seized. This is the only way for a truly Digital Single Market to be created.
Soon afterwards, Mariya Gabriel was handed over the policy recommendations by Europa Media Group, the Hungarian founding member and the leader of the two Networks, about which she said:
“This set of policy recommendations will facilitate the development of the Networks and contribute to the economic progress of their regions.”
Mariya Gabriel’s endorsement is already providing the boost that Western Balkan voices need in order to be heard by ecosystem players across Europe, thereby allowing everyone to benefit from a more equal and leveraged European startup ecosystem.
Concerning the policy recommendations for the Western Balkans
The policy recommendations, which are the very first joint endeavour of the Startup Europe Western Balkans Network, aim to facilitate the internationalisation of the Western Balkan countries and promote them in macroeconomic environments, as well as building bridges across the participating markets and cultures. In the long-run, the Western Balkan countries have a huge potential to become new hot spots attracting startups and innovators from all over Europe. However, common structural challenges must be addressed first through target measures. Some of the strategies that could be highlighted include building new collaboration mechanisms and support the existing ones, nurturing soft-landing opportunities and enhancing coordination both at national and regional levels.
For more information pertaining to the work of the Startup Europe Central and Eastern Europe Network and the Startup Europe Western Balkans Network, please contact Krisztina Toth at email@example.com.
* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSCR 1244/99 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.
DeepTech4Good: Start-ups Coming to the Fore
It’s all in a name. Deep tech start-up is the new term for a start-up founded on the basis of a breakthrough technology or science. The start-up’s product or service often revolves around a disruptive innovation. The development cycles they are involved in are often longer and more capital-intensive than with the products found in other sectors of industry. The European Union has spotted this and is now funding a European accelerator programme called DeepTech4Good. The initiative is part of Horizon 2020, the European Union Research Framework Programme, and the aim is to help start-ups raise their market profile and become a driving force in the Internet of Things (IoT) market. Five European start-up events will be organized under the programme, each resulting in the selection of eight start-ups to receive coaching on growing their business from the project partners of DeepTech4Good. The first finalists have already been chosen at the first two events called DeepTech4Good#Paris and DeepTech4Good#Stuttgart. DeepTech4Good#Stuttgart was organized by the project partners, S2i and Photonics BW.
DeepTech4Good is being coordinated by Cluster Systematic. Under the initiative, eight partners from Germany, France, Austria, and Spain will receive approximately €1.5 million from the EU and will be charged with acting as official EU ambassadors for the Startup Europe initiative. Based on a vision that deep tech is good for society, the program focuses closely on four IoT sectors: Smart Cities, Smart Mobility (modern travel solutions), Industry 4.0, and Health & Well-being. In total, 200 high-potential start-ups from four European hubs will be helped to forge networks with relevant stakeholders with the aim of initiating innovation projects. This should make it easier for them to access funding and gain further support in raising their profile. One of the overarching aims of the programme is to network and connect up hubs within Europe.
Eight start-ups receive awards at the pitch in Stuttgart
The DeepTech4Good#Stuttgart event in late 2018 was an opportunity for 23 young European enterprises to make a 5-minute pitch and inspire investors with their ideas. Eight winners were chosen after winning over the jury: Adlatus Robotics, AScon Systems, HD Vision Systems, INERATEC, skinmade, and vialytics (all from Germany), Mobility Work from France, and EET from Austria. The winners are now eligible to receive personal coaching and may progress to the accelerator programme. Gaining access to a Europe-wide network and receiving input from experts will help the start-ups scale up their business and provide welcome support with innovation initiatives – ideal prerequisites for evolving into future deep tech unicorns in Europe.
The role of Baden-Wuerttemberg as a start-up hub
“Deep tech start-ups will increase in significance for Baden-Wuerttemberg in the coming years. It’s particularly important to recognize and promote the scale-up potential. Events like DeepTech4Good#Stuttgart make a crucial contribution in this respect. With powerful sponsors like bwcon, Start-up BW, Agorize, VentureZphere, the Stuttgart stock exchange, and the StartupEurope initiative organized by the European Commission, the event provides an ideal network and it’s sponsors like these that will secure Baden-Wuerttemberg’s position as a future hub for start-ups,” says Dr. Petra Püchner, Commissioner for Europe of the Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour, and Housing Baden-Wuerttemberg, summarizing the exceptional importance of the event. “This support already starts on the doorstep at our events. For example, the start-ups receive specific training on the best way to sell themselves and different ways to network and embark on a collaboration with partners from industry,” adds Samantha Michaux, who as a project manager and Startup Europe Ambassador at S2i is responsible for supervising the project.
The next DeepTech4Good Business Event will take place in Graz in Austria on March 26, 2019.
Contact: Samantha Michaux, firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Summit 2018
What is Web Summit?
Web Summit started as a simple idea in 2010: Let’s connect the technology community with all industries, both old and new. It seemed to resonate. Web Summit has grown to become the “largest technology conference in the world”.
No conference has ever grown so large so fast. But we also pride ourselves in organising the “best technology conference on the planet”.
Over 2,600 media from more than 100 markets came to Web Summit in 2017. It’s not just editors from many of the world’s most influential publications, but market-shaping industry reporters from leading technology and trade publications and blogs.
“The largest tech conference in the world”
We believe that when the SaaS community comes together the result will be a mutual improvement. That’s why we built SaaStock.
Grow your network
Leverage the community of 1500 leading SaaS Founders and Investors” 3 days, 3 stages, 100 speakers, in one city.
Turn your SaaS up to eleven!
The networking, the learning, the demoing, the deal making, the investing.
Lots of fringe events to choose from across the City as a precursor to SaaStock. Think of it as the SaaStock ice breaker.
Learn how to build a leading category SaaS Business from those that have.
Get The Playbook
The SaaStock Sessions will give you the playbook to building a category leading B2B SaaS business. We’re creating the e-playbook on ‘How to build a category leading B2B SaaS business’ that we’ll send to all SaaStock attendees after the event.
Have some craic
Come and Enjoy Europe’s best city for a conference, Dublin. Mix business with pleasure at the SaaStock after party. Enjoy the best pint of Guinness of your life.
Bits and Pretzels
THE FOUNDERS FESTIVAL
3 DAYS OF VISION, LEARNING AND NETWORKING
SPEAKERS AT BITS & PRETZELS 2017
OH CAPTAIN MY TABLE CAPTAIN
YOU’RE IN GOOD HANDS
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 11 LUCKY WINNERS!
Congratulations to: Spendee from Czech Republic, GewdTime from Slovenia, bFertile from Slovenia, SettleMint from Belgium, Smart Optometry from Slovenia, Axensor from Belgium, FeliCity LTD from Hungary, CargoPlanning from Romania, Silent Call from Czech Republic and FINQware from Romania, Finbot platform from Denmark!
MY-GATEWAY cannot wait to formally meet all of these amazing startups and help them grow through Web Summit and beyond. MY-GATEWAY was astounded by the variety and creativity of the many applications submitted to the ticket giveaway. In the end, we believe we have a great group of entrepreneurs and innovators we believe will be the future of disrupting the startup industry. Stay tuned to keep up with our road to Web Summit!
What is Web Summit?
Web Summit is the largest tech conference in the world and is always a complete success. Like every year, we expect to gather in Lisbon over 70.000 attendees, 1.200 speakers and 170 countries for 3 full days of networking and business. Web Summit also gathers the entire investor ecosystem, from big fishes to the most relevant angels and venture investors, as well as over 2,500 international media outlets. Here, startups have lots of opportunities to gain exposure, such us networking, presenting their business and participating in panels, among others. MGW just cover the entry ticket, not the travel cost or any financial support.
MY-GATEWAY AWARDS 10 STARTUPS WITH WEB SUMMIT TICKETS
MY-GATEWAY is searching for the 10 most innovative and disruptive startups to join the MY-GATEWAY delegation at this year’s Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal from November 5th to the 8th. A committee comprised of leading startup support organisations from Romania, Slovenia and Czech Republic will select the 10 startups through specific criteria.Some of the criteria include:having a developed idea, a financial plan and being based in or having a strong interest to work in the CEE region.
Would you like to apply? Click here.
As the largest tech conference in the world, with over 70,000 attendees, 1,200 speakers and 170 countries represented, Web Summit is the perfect event to gain exposure. The affair will consist of 3 full days of keynotes, workshops, and networking opportunities. In attendance will be a vast investor ecosystem,as well as over 2,500 international media outlets.
Krisztina Tóth, Director of MY-GATEWAY, explains, “We´re trying to create connections for these startups with other major ecosystems from within and outside of Europe by introducing them to investors, accelerators and mentors. This is one of the most important parts of MY-GATEWAY…. to create connections and provide access to networks that these stakeholders have in Romania, Slovenia, and Czech Republic.”
MY-GATEWAY is an initiative created by a team of experts who are passionate about improving the startup industry in Europe, specifically in the CEE region. With the aid of Startup Europe, MY-GATEWAY is helping startups gain insight into growth opportunities, access a vast stakeholder database and be represented at major startup related events. Additionally, this project will contribute to the expansion of Startup Europe to the Balkan region as well. This will be done through collaboration with leading startup support organisations in Serbia, Macedonia and Bosnia by analyzing how to adapt to the needs of the Balkan ecosystems.
“The driving force behind MY-GATEWAY is to make them connected, to let them learn from each other and to come up with meaningful activities that will help them support their startups”, says Tóth.
MY-GATEWAY is an initiative of Startup Europe that aims to strengthen the capacities of high-tech start-ups and innovative SMEs in the CEE region to become better connected, gain higher market exposure, and have improved, streamlined access to funding opportunities and talents. For more information visit us at http://mygatewayproject.eu/ .
Vilnius Blockchain Week: Startup Lighthouse & Soft-Landing gather blockchain startups and ecosystem builders in Lithuania
Vilnius Blockchain Week is over – what a blast! Two Startup Europe projects brought it to life: Soft-Landing and Startup Lighthouse!
The initiative brought around 40 participants to deep-dive into the city’s startup ecosystem with the main focus on understanding what part blockchain plays in it and build connections with blockchain leaders in Lithuania. (more…)
Smart Agrifood Summit
We must successfully face a new phase for the agrifood sector characterised by demographic changes, digital technology, climate change, poverty and unequal distribution of resources.
- Create a meeting point between innovative ideas and funding access.
- Get to know the latest technologies in the Agrifood value chain presented by rapidly growing startups in the new digital economy.
- Promote cooperation among institutions in R+D projects.
- Act as a meeting point for the best European initiatives in the AgTech field.
- Serve as an industry reference and facilitate communication between professionals in the sector.
- Promote innovative entrepreneurship in the Agrifood industry by providing developmental and growth opportunities to TBC´s, startups and spin-offs.