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ePlus Investment Forum

ePlus project, a project of Startup Europe, will be holding their Investment Forum event at EBAN Malaga 2017

The investment forum will take place on 7th June but all selected entrepreneurs will get a free pass to attend the EBAN Annual Congress on 8th and 9th June.

The EBAN Annual Congress is one of Europe’s largest and most international business angel events held annually by EBAN in cooperation with its best members. After 17 successful editions of the event, the last of which in Eindhoven 2015 and Porto 2016, this year’s edition of the event is coming to Malaga on the 7-9 of June 2017 and will be hosted by the City of Malaga and Promalaga at the grand Palacio de ferias y congresos de Malaga.

The EBAN Annual Congress 2017 will be a spring of new ideas and trends, bringing together the world’s most eminent business angels, entrepreneurs and opinion makers, and enabling networking and dealmaking with experts in the field. We are expecting more than 500 participants from the early stage investing market as well as 100 startups from all over Europe and beyond.

Interested? Apply here before 1st April!
Selection results will be announced by Friday 14th April 2017.

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Call for startups! ePlus Investment Forum at EBAN Annual Congress, Málaga, Spain!

EBAN is happy to announce that it will host the last ePlus Investment Forum for web entrepreneurs as part of its Annual Congress!

The investment forum will take place on 7th June but all selected entrepreneurs will get a free pass to attend the EBAN Annual Congress on 8th and 9th June.

The EBAN Annual Congress is one of Europe’s largest and most international business angel events held annually by EBAN in cooperation with its best members. After 17 successful editions of the event, the last of which in Eindhoven 2015 and Porto 2016, this year’s edition of the event is coming to Malaga on the 7-9 of June 2017 and will be hosted by the City of Malaga and Promalaga at the grand Palacio de ferias y congresos de Malaga.

The EBAN Annual Congress 2017 will be a spring of new ideas and trends, bringing together the world’s most eminent business angels, entrepreneurs and opinion makers, and enabling networking and dealmaking with experts in the field. We are expecting more than 500 participants from the early stage investing market as well as 100 startups from all over Europe and beyond.

Interested? Apply here before 1st May!
Selection results will be announced soon after.

 

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eMentoring opportunities with ePlus project!

ePlus is a project of Startup Europe and are offering ‘eMentoring’ opportunities. Read more below!

For entrepreneurs

Are you a web-entrepreneur with a great idea and looking for a mentor for practical career advice?

Then join the ePlus eMentoring platform and we will match and pair you with the best mentors who offer practical advice and guidance on business planning, access to finance, growth strategies, go-to-market, internationalisation, customer acquisition and retention to mention a few.

Register here and then signup as Mentee or contact Iuliia Skorykova iuliia@e-unlimited.com for further details.

For Mentors

Are you a professional Mentor, a seasoned entrepreneur, investor or industry experts willing to share your expertise, guide and provide less experienced entrepreneurs practical career advice?

Then join the ePlus eMentoring platform where you can come in contact with the next wave of technology leaders and disrupters, stay updated on the latest trends and to develop a long term relationship with the most promising startups!

Register here and then signup as Mentor or contact Iuliia Skorykova iuliia@e-unlimited.com for further details.

 

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Join ePlus project’s startup-researcher matchmaking event!

Are you a startup? Want to grow your business through collaboration with researchers?
Join the startups-researchers matchmaking event in Salamanca, Spain on the 25th March! Find the talent and research results that will boost your project! This will take place during the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) Annual Conference.

What?
The ePlus project is organizing a matchmaking event between European web entrepreneurs and researchers so that you both can explore collaboration possibilities. Moreover, you will be able to
reach out to the MCAA – Marie Curie Alumni Association (a European researchers organization) network through open access to their annual conference.

The pool of researchers at the event will be varied, some of them very keen on collaborating with startups, and it will be up to you both to discuss your own interests and needs and from there, if you
see a fit, discuss possibilities for collaborations. The outcome is up to you!

How?
Register your profile now in the ePlus platform to join the pool of startups open for collaboration with research community.

Please follow these steps:
i. Register to create your user account
ii. Get into the matchmaking process (eTalent page)
iii. In the box “I am an entrepreneur” choose “Date-a-researcher”

You will become eligible to participate in the on-site matchmaking (speed-dating) at the MCAA annual conference in Salamanca, thus ensuring that you both can get to know a different range of profiles,
with different interests and needs. You may also receive online matching suggestions for further collaborations.

Registered web entrepreneurs interested in attending the event on the 25th March may become eligible for financial support (for travel and accommodation in Salamanca, up to 500€). Yet, this
funding is limited, so register now and don’t waste this chance!

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NITRO STORY: Healthy Road, your reliable driving companion

Many of us have already been there. You are driving along linear roads or in the middle of the night and suddenly feel very tired. The most common solutions to tackle this problem is to drive carrying a talkative companion, listening to some loud music or, if the tiredness is prevailing, to stop somewhere safe and take a nap. These solutions could be soon out of fashion.

A startup from Portugal is now proposing a new technology to address this issue. Healthy Road is developing AI facial biometric tech for driver monitoring (DMS).

How does it work? The software’s main goal is to monitor the driver’s behavior and state in order to alert him in case of danger. The system can in fact recognize if the driver is able to take over the vehicle control after the autonomous driving mode and to alert the driver in case he is adopting a dangerous driving behavior. All in all, the Healthy Road technology provide a better user experience and support other sensors in the vehicle to take action if necessary.

The facial biometric software can process in fact in real time the stream from one single camera, in order to get facial features. Healthy Road aims to use this technology in vehicles in order to reduce accidents due to distraction and drowsiness.

The features of the software are already very promising and allow detecting different state of the driver. Using face movement detection and eye gaze, the software can detect a distraction or a loss of focus. Through eye analysis techniques, it is able to recognize drowsiness and using the blinking analysis the fatigue level of the driver. However, Healthy Road promises to do even more by recognizing emotions using face expression analysis and even stress through the measurement of the heart rate.

Healthy Road is one of the successful startup who took part to the 2nd Nitro Event in Sophia Antipolis (France) on the 1st and 2nd December 2016.  The CEO and Co-Founder André Azevedo summarizes in this way the most recent achievement of his company: “We reached recently 90% accuracy in two main features – drowsiness and distraction detection – that allow us to open some closed doors and to have two new business deals for 2017”.

The startup has already received several recognitions and has additionally been chosen as one of the ten startups selected worldwide to the Rockstart’s Accelerator Program. By participating to Nitro they were looking for some focused advice to further growth their company and were eager to meet investors.

“Nitro meant for us two days to look at your startup results and find how you can improve them and plan the next step” – says the Co-Founder Azevedo.Having had the chance to meet several investors at Nitro, they understood one crucial thing: “Most investors are not interested to invest in product development,they want to invest their money on sales, so also the pitch deck should be changed accordingly”.

To learn more about Healthy Road visit http://healthyroad.pt/ or https://angel.co/healthyroad

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The call for Nitro 3 taking place in Lisbon on the 4th and 5th May 2017 is now online! If you wish to join amazing startups, be coached by experienced consultants and pitch in front of investors apply till the 15th March 2017 here http://epluseurope.eu/blog-entry/open-call-announcement-nitro-3-extreme-acceleration-event

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SEA2Y – Startup Europe final conference

Startup Europe – Discover it’s impact and learn about future initiatives

Startup Europe is holding its final conference in Belgium in February 2017.

Objectives:

  • Learn about what we know about the European startup ecosystems
  • Discover what we have achieved with Startup Europe projects
  • Understand the progress on startup and scaleup policies
  • Engage with future projects and plans
  • Connect with the Startup Europe network

Programme:
Morning: Startup Europe Data + Impact
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
Afternoon: Future: Horizon 2020 ICT32 call & Networking

More information: EventBrite

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More tickets released for SEA2Y conference (Startup Europe After 2 Years) in Brussels, 2nd Feb

Startup Europe – Discover it’s impact and learn about the future initiatives

SEA2Y (Startup Europe After 2 Years) conference to be held in Brussels has just released more tickets.

The conference will have the participation of all the Startup Europe projects, including those which connect ecosystems (Welcome, ePlus, Twist, Startup Scaleup, Digistart), experts from the field and those that work within the startup world across Europe.

The event will have the following objectives:

Objectives:
Learn about what we know about the European startup ecosystems
Discover what we have achieved with Startup Europe projects
Understand the progress on startup and scaleup policies
Engage with future projects and plans
Connect with the Startup Europe network

Programme:
Morning: Startup Europe Data + Impact
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
Afternoon: Future: Horizon 2020 ICT32 call & Network

To attend the conference, please sign up on the eventbrite: Startup Europe – Impact, Data, Program, Future

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Check out this great video on ePlus project’s extreme acceleration event Nitro!

Two weeks ago the ePlus project joined our partners in Sophia Antipolis, France for our second NITRO: The extreme acceleration event. From over 100 applications, the 25 most promising startups were invited to join us for two days of workshops, networking, and pitching in the middle of the tech hotspot of France. The startups were selected based on ingenuity, business viability and growth stage. This resulted in a remarkable group of unique startups from all over Europe, providing an exciting mix of ideas and ambition. You can find a complete list of our NITRO 2 startups here and a recap of the event here

Missed the event? Don’t worry! In May 2017 NITRO is moving to the great city of Lisbon. Want to join? Keep a close eye on our website and be sure to sign up for our next event!

Retrieved from: http://epluseurope.eu/blog-entry/video-moments-nitro-2-extreme-acceleration-event

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ePlus open call announcement – Micro Grants Round 4

The next round of Startup Europe’s Micro-Grants is just around the corner. The new call for applications to award Micro-Grants to European startups opened on December the 5th 2016 and you can apply here until January 15th 2017.

These Micro-Grants are intended to support participation in relevant Startup Europe events, relevant workshops and use of local services in European regions/ecosystems other than the candidate’s base location, contributing towards the promotion and networking at a European level of startups and entrepreneurs with a high maturity level.

In such intent, ePlus will provide Micro-Grants of up to 1,000€ each, covering participation costs such as travel, accommodation, subsistence, and whenever justified also other operational expenses.

Micro-Grants have the form of financial support towards specific costs (reimbursement based) with the objective of supporting a specific activity considered relevant within the ePlus goals. The specific objectives and conditions of access to Micro-Grants are described in the guide for applicants on Round 4

 

Open Submission Deadline Results Announcement
December the 5th2016 January the 15th2017(at 24:00 CET) January 23rd 2017

 

More info here

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Join ePlus for their second FREE webinar on crowdfunding!

Planning to use crowdfunding for your project? Participate in Startup Europe project ePlus‘s free webinar! Run by experts European Crowdfunding Network. 

Analysing Crowdfunding Campaigns – Presenting selected Best Practices and Cases Studies

7 December 2016
12.30-13.00 CET

ePlus will present selected best practices and cases studies from different sectors such as renewable energy, research and innovation & entrepreneurship and we we will answer your specific questions.

For more information, visit this website.

Register now!

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