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SMART CITY EXPO WORLD CONGRESS 2018

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Smart City Expo World Congress continues promoting debate and creating synergies with the issues that matter: with 8 Topics, the event will provide the platform for experts and market players to share and exchange knowledge and solutions, and look in-depth at the great challenges that modern cities face.+

Governance

What does good governance really mean today?

City-to-city cooperation, commons, cooperation platforms, data maturity, e-democracy, e-government, engagement, multilevel governance, open data, open government, open innovation, policy framework, public-public cooperation, public services, service integration, transparency.

Mobility

Is urban mobility meant to be driverless?

Connected & self-driving vehicle, cycling, electric vehicle, freight, logistics optimization, integration platforms, intelligent transport systems, mobility as a service, multimodal transport system, non-motorized mobility, parking, pedestrian strategy, policy framework, public transport, real-time data, shared transportation, sustainable urban mobility, traffic management, transport hubs, transportation networks, walkable.

Safe Cities

Making our cities safer

Cybersecurity, data protection and privacy, disaster recovery, emergencies, legislation, public safety, regulation, resilience, risk management, security technologies, surveillance.

Economy

Why new urban economies make sense for a sustainable development

Accountability, new business model, cooperation model, entrepreneurship, development, financing, investing, public procurement, produsage, public-private-people partnership, public value, shared value, sharing economy, social economy, startup, user value.

Sustainability

Cities leading the global fight against climate change

Air pollution, alternative resources, climate change, energy, geoinformation, green areas, green building, intelligent building systems, greenhouse gas emissions, housing, lighting, low carbon, open space, population growth, public space, regeneration, regional development, renewable energy, rural development, rural grids, smart grids, strategic planning, urban design, urban planning and development, urban farming, urban furniture, utilities, water management, waste management, zero carbon.

Circular Economy

Taking transformative actions to a circular future

Blue economy, business model, closed loop, design for circularity, eco-design, food, green industry, industrial symbiosis, job creation, low carbon, logistic for circularity, material flow, packaging, plastics, product as service, productive cities, re-cycling, regenerative system, refurbish, remanufacturing, resource efficiency, re-use, repair, supply chain, textile, urban mining, zero waste.

Society

Empowering people to tackle social challenges

Ageing population, cocity, co-creation, co-production, culture, digital divide, education, e-health, e-learning, empowerment, equity, gender, health, inclusive, inequality, knowledge, living labs, participation, population growth, quality of life, right to the city, social innovation, social services, wellbeing.

Data & Technology

How disruptive technologies are re-shaping cities

Advanced analytics, big data, block chain, business intelligence, cloud, city platform, computer networking, data center, data management, data visualization, digital modelling, disruptive technologies, distributed architectures, drones, geoinformation, hardware development, information technology, infrastructure development, internet, interoperability, network infrastructure, robotics, sensors & connectivity, service integration, software development, telecommunications.

Why exhibit?

SCEWC gathers together the highest level of global stakeholders to exchange experiences, ideas, form valuable connections and make international business deals.

Discover the infinite potential to exhibit at the worldwide leading event for smart cities

Promote your business at the referential global event

Position your company in a global marketplace to grow and thrive in the support of the development of our cities.

Reach a global audience at the international meeting point for cities

Showcase your projects and solutions to prospective clients from a total +18,700 professional attendees and develop business with countries, cities, universities, investors, startups, among others.

Network and forge new partnerships

Engage with key decision makers (c-level management, presidents, public servers, etc.) coming from multiple industries related to smart cities, from both the private and public sectors. Benefit from our networking tools to create new collaboration opportunities.

Acquire expert knowledge from global experts

At the 1st class summit for smart cities over 420 acclaimed speakers discuss the crucial debates as well as enabling innovative ideas on Governance, Economy, Mobility, Technology, Sustainability, Safe Cities, Circular Economy and Society. Check out here who presented in 2017.

Engage with the issues at Side Events and Activities

Take advantage of the hugely popular Activities like the Brokerage Event (a matchmaking activity to generate networking opportunities), the Job Marketplace or dedicated Side Events that feature workshops and conferences with experts from specific sectors.

Enhance your brand awareness at the exceptionally rated expo

SCEWC has received incredibly positive feedback from worldwide exhibitors. Its level of satisfaction is high above the general trade show average and has increased year on year. Don’t miss this unique chance to present your brand to the whole ecosystem of smart city players and specialized media.

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STARTUP OLÉ 2018

Startup Olé has become a benchmark event for the international tech-entrepreneurial ecosystem, and its fourth edition is expected to be the biggest and most impactful ever. A place where meaningful connections will be made with ALL the key players at European and international level.

With the continuous support of Startup Europe (European Commission), Startup Olé 2018 will do what it does best: showcasing startups and providing them with the right connections (Accelerators, Investors, Public Administrations, Policy-Makers, Universities, Talent, etc.). It will also provide a forum where startups can share experiences and develop synergies so that they can grow together. Whether you are a startup, a scaleup or an entrepreneur, Startup Olé 2018 is the place to be.

We know that passion never fails, and that is why we are sure that this event will really make a difference, will you miss it?

 

ARE YOU A STARTUP?

We know that being a startup requires 110% of your energy all around the clock, that is why we want to make things easy for you and help you out with a whole set of cool activities for startups.

In Startup Olé 2018 you will be able to share your passion with us and with more than 2,000 attendees and entrepreneurs thanks to our startup-oriented activities, actions such as astartup fair, pitching competitions, matchmaking with corporates, curated contact with mentors and even an accelerators’ competition where you’ll get to be the judge! All that in a friendly atmosphere with lots of meaningful networking.

Startups are the backbone of the Startup Olé Community, so what are you waiting for? Sign up now and apply for our startup activities!

 

ARE YOU AN INVESTOR?

Every startup needs investment, and every investor wants to find the best and most promising projects to make sure that his/her money really pays off.

Our goal in Startup Olé is to build bridges between investors and startups/scaleups in a friendly and filtered environment. Thanks to our wide variety of activities and our official app we ensure that investment opportunities are boosted and multiplied, all this reinforced with networking events.

Also, as an investor you will not only get to know the best startups/scaleups, you will also be able to contact with peers and colleagues to learn best practices and develop synergies.

For all this, Startup Olé provides an excellent ground to meet your perfect match as an investor and also to meet colleagues from different and international ecosystems. Startup Olé 2018 is a great opportunity that you can not miss.

Contact Startup Olé organization to take part as a Investor.

 

ARE YOU A CORPORATE?

Startup Olé gathers the most relevant ecosystem builders at international level.

Corporates’ Innovation Teams can gain access to a wide variety of startups and promising projects that are filtered according to each corporate’s needs. On top of this, the high density of top representatives from companies, public administrations and EU bodies makes Startup Olé an excellent opportunity for networking and synergy development.

Startup Olé has become a benchmark in European tech and entrepreneurship ecosystem, with a wide media coverage that can give your corporate high visibility at national and international level.

Coming to Startup Olé will not only guarantee that you get the projects that can drive your company through the future, it will also ensure that your business is well positionedand develops the right contacts to grow in an increasingly competitive tech environment.

Contact Startup Olé organization to take part as a Corporate.

ARE YOU AN ACCELERATOR?

Accelerators are always searching for the best startups and spinoffs to incorporate them to their programmes, so our pool of innovative projects with high-growth potential will be the perfect hunting ground. In Startup Olé 2018 your accelerator will have access to over 300 startups, so you will surely find the projects that best fit into your programmes.

In addition, Startup Olé 2018 will give you the opportunity to showcase your accelerator in front of all the relevant ecosystem builders. Our Accelerator Showdown activity will allow you to present your programmes and to prove their worth while also learning best practices from peers and colleagues.

Every accelerator wants the best and most promising projects to accelerate, and we in Startup Olé have a nice handful of them, so do not wait any longer and sign up!

 

ARE YOU A UNIVERSITY?

In a recent survey to 30 universities as part of the Startup Europe University Network, the Startup Olé team identified lack of effective education tools for entrepreneurship and the need to improve connectivity between students, entrepreneurs and industry as the key challenges for universities regarding entrepreneurship and innovation.

For these reasons, Startup Olé brings together a range of university representatives from across Europe to discuss actions that we can take together to improve the entrepreneurial culture, connect universities to the startup ecosystem and showcase spin-offs and research projects on an international level.

Obtain a general ticket and talk with us if you want to get involved.

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4YNF BARCELONA 2018

Connecting Startups

4YFN is the startup business platform of Mobile World Capital Barcelona that enables startups, investors, corporations and public institutions to discover, create and launch new ventures together.

4YFN offers unique connecting initiatives, such as custom networking activities, technical abilities workshops, congresses, community outreach and open innovation programmes.

We believe that the startup culture is the driving force for change in the economic and social fabric and, of course, Barcelona being a global tech hub is the ideal location for such creation and nurture.

Startups

We support startups by providing founders and teams with educational and financial resources, whilst highlighting talent and boosting their network. 4YFN’s programmes and events give startups in its community access to top-notch content, an international network of contacts, and infinite business opportunities.

Investors

4YFN helps investors to connect with other investors from different international markets, while discovering together the most promising startups from each ecosystem. We build an exclusive platform for investors to share co-investment projects and increase their deal flow.

Corporations

4YFN helps corporations to innovate in collaboration with a global ecosystem of tech entrepreneurs. We bridge the gap between corporations and startups and help them to approach innovation with a shared vision in order to co-create products and services. We organise competitions, hackathons, conferences and meet-ups…
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Visual commerce platform Photoslurp receives €750K in investment

Barcelona, November 2017 – Photoslurp, the leading visual commerce platform in Europe, just received an investment of €750.000. Inveready Technology Investment Group, a leading VC in Spain, led the Photoslurp investment with participation from Bankinter VC (through the Entrepreneurship Programme of Bankinter’s Innovation Foundation), Caixa Capital Risc and ICF. This is Photoslurp’s first investment, since the company was co-founded in 2014 by Ben Heinkel and Eulogi Bordas, having been completely bootstrapped to this point.

>From the beginning, Photoslurp has been enabling brands to engage with their customers while increasing their conversion rates by incorporating customers photos and videos in their websites as shoppable social proof. Growing rapidly, Photoslurp is now the market leader in Europe working with over 150 brands in 20 countries. Links of London, Folli Follie, Tally Weijl, Cluse Watches, Adolfo Domínguez and Lindblad Expeditions are some of their flagship clients.

Visual Commerce Platform
Photoslurp’s visual commerce platform allows brands to leverage User Generated Content (UGC) created by their fans and customers. The platform scans social media for photos and videos of customers with a brand’s’ products and integrates them into the brand’s online store. By directly linking this media to products, they become shoppable and lead to increased conversion rates.

As a result, brands benefit from the use of this media by creating an engaging community feeling on their website, while enriching product pages with inspiring real-life social content and boosting their e-commerce conversion rate in the process.

Photoslurp’s extensive analytics suite allows brands to measure real-time the impact of UGC in their online stores as well as provides key ROI metrics. The best performing photos or videos are identified and can then be pushed to Facebook and Instagram to create high performing advertisements. In addition, the suite helps to identify and monitor brand evangelists across social media networks, enabling brands to further engage with them.

Scaling up the business
The investment enables Photoslurp to fully grab the momentum of visual commerce, by scaling up European growth and continuously increasing the added value for their clients by enhancing their technology. “Visual commerce is becoming more important by the day”, says Eulogi Bordas, CEO of Photoslurp.”With the diminishing results of online advertising, UGC is extremely important for both building a community and engaging with your audience, reinforcing consumer trust, driving traffic and increasing your ecommerce conversion rate. Brands embracing photos and videos of customers have experienced significant ROI increases and we foresee that – in addition to fashion, beauty and travel brands – UGC will become indispensable for many brands from other industries as well.”

“The growth that Photoslurp managed to obtain without funding, the technical level of the visual commerce platform combined with its strong leadership team more than validates the investment”, explains Roger Piqué, Founding Partner of Inveready Technology Group. “We believe the importance of brand engagement and UGC will continue to surge, making it a key component in digital marketing campaigns. Therefore we are excited to be a partner in the scaling of Photoslurp as a leading company of the future.

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Startup Olé Accelerator hosts SEC2U

Entrepreneurship is increasingly seen as a valuable career choice for recent graduates. Developing your entrepreneurial competencies is now seen as crucial, not only for starting your own business, butfor contributing to the success of small companies. Even large corporations are beginning to see the value in entrepreneurial skills for their employees.

There still exists a struggle for students to obtain entrepreneurship skills and experience, with commercialization and knowledge transfer often overlooked. For this reason, we welcome Startup Europe Comes to Universities (SEC2U)!

SEC2Uis an initiative endorsed by the European Commission (Startup Europe) to create a strong culture of entrepreneurship and innovation within universities across Europe. This consists of a series of events that bring together students, university staff,entrepreneurs, businessmen and representatives of local governments in order to showcase the available support andform valuable connections in the startup ecosystem. The second edition of SEC2U will take place from the 23rdto the 29thof October and the University of Salamanca/Startup Olé Acceleratorwill be joining the initiative!

During the event that will take place in the Narodowy Stadium, Warsaw as part of the CEE Acceleration Summit on the 26thof October, where Universities will come together with Accelerators, Corporations and Policy Makers to bring up the startup ecosystem in Europe

Startup Olé Accelerator of the University of Salamanca will be supported by other universities across Europe, taking steps towards the internationalization of the CEE region together with over 30 prestigious universities in the SEC2U initiative.

With approximately 3000 peopleexpected in attendance, this is a time to showcase the work of universities in the entrepreneurship area, build bridges between university communities and startup ecosystems and facilitate connections!

Take the right step towards your future and don´t miss out on this opportunity. Find out more about SEC2U and the events near you: http://startupeuropeuniversities.eu/

See you there!

 

About Startup Europe Comes to the Universities (SEC2U)

Startup Europe Comes to the Universities (SEC2U) is a Europe wide initiative to engage universities (from the Startup Europe University Network and beyond) and enable them to spread an entrepreneurial culture. SEC2U will hold events across Europe during the week of 23rd to 29th of October 2017.

The main objective of the SEC2U events is to showcase the commitment of European universities for entrepreneurship and to connect universities to the wider startup ecosystem.

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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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Tetuan Valley Startup School

Tetuan Valley is back with the 16th edition of its Startup School program in Madrid.

In 6 weeks we help you kickstart your tech project with help from mentors and expert entrepreneurs. Once a week you will have talks on different topics, workshops and pitch practice.

The program includes a hackathon too!

 

 

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Madrid Startup House will be at Startup Olé!

Madrid Startup House is going to be at Startup Olé, a great tech event in Salamanca, Spain, on 26th and 27th April!

Madrid Startup House is a pilot initiative which began through Startup Europe. It aims to be a one stop shop where entrepreneurs and startups can find everything they need to startup in Madrid, Spain. It is a neutral space which aims to connect all players of the ecosystem, and facilitate Madrid, and Spain’s, ability to adapt to the Digital Single Market.

Madrid Startup House will be at Startup Olé for both days of the event, to present the Madrid ecosystem and explain more about the initiative.

Madrid Startup House will:

  • Be there with its two co-founders Victor Teodosio and Asier Basterretxea
  • Have its own stand where you come to visit us and ask all of your questions
  • Bring members of the Madrid ecosystem to meet you
  • Bring selected top startups from Madrid: more on this very soon!

Keep an eye out for more information, on @MadridSHouse and on the website! We are excited to see you there!

About Startup Olé

Startup Olé emerged in 2015 from a highly successful European project within Startup Europe (WELCOME). The main objective of this project was to connect the startup ecosystems across Europe and advance European tech entrepreneurship. Although this project has now finished, Startup Olé persists as a unique event to drive entrepreneurship through effective collaboration. In fact, because of its origins, Startup Olé has become something that no other event has been able to achieve: A place where meaningful connections can be made with ALL the key players in the tech ecosystem.

 

 

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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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Press coverage of startup Job Today winning a Startup Europe Award!

Job Today, la app que conecta empresas y candidatos y que ha revolucionado la forma de encontrar empleo a través de la tecnología móvil, ha sido seleccionada como finalista para competir en los Startup Europe Awards (SEUA).

Los SEUA, una iniciativa promovida por la Comisión Europea e implementada por Finnova en colaboración con StartUp Europe, tienen como objetivo reconocer las mejores StartUps europeas. Los premios, que se entregarán el próximo marzo, se dividen en 10 categorías según el ámbito de actuación de cada start-up. Así, Job Today competirá en representación de Luxemburgo (país donde se fundó la compañía) dentro de la categoría Social, por su contribución a la estimulación positiva del mercado laboral al favorecer la agilidad y eficiencia de los procesos de selección.

Job Today fue lanzada en mayo de 2015 y España fue el primer país donde operó y es dónde actualmente lidera el mercado del recruitment mobile en el sector servicios.

Retrieved from: RRHH Digital

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