Lisbon Investment Summit is Europe’s surprisingly informal and slightly unexpected startup conference. Their goal is to bring  together top investors, entrepreneurs and executives from all over the world in Lisbon, every June.

They say: “We like to keep it casual and informal, so that we can create unique networking opportunities, unlike the bigger conferences, and real investment opportunities. Going already for its 5th edition, the Lisbon Investment Summit delivers thought-provoking keynotes, interactive panels and workshops on some of the hottest topics on startups, fundraising and growth.”



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.

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1-2-1 session: “Development of innovative management system as a solution for livestock sector”


10.00 – 15.00
Development of innovative management system as a solution for livestock sector.
One of the defined problems of livestock sector is the lack of a universal management system.
The proper course of action and technological development in the livestock sector, seems to be development of innovative management system that integrates all stakeholders.
Rafał Trukan
Hipra Poland, Technical Advisor – Livestock

15.00 – 16.00
Questions & Answers

Hipra Poland, Technical Advisor – Livestock
Rafal Trukan is an expert in dealing with issues in the areas of business, and veterinary medicine. Extensive experience in planning and implementing business plans and promotional budgets, as well as the link with the environment veterinary allowed for the successful conduct many training marketing and sales techniques and tactics in the field.
As an advisor repeatedly dealt with the development and implementation of new, will be widely popular products on the market (such as Marbox, Cevaxel RTU, Pride Delta, Enzaprost, Coxevac, Hydracev, Spirovet, SYNCROSTIM, Velactis, Multishield DC, Eprecis inj.).

Tellvet (http://tellvet.net)


Press coverage: Irish start-up UrbanVolt recognised at prestigious Startup Europe Awards!

An Irish start-up has been named as a finalist in this year’s prestigious Startup Europe Awards.

Energy services company UrbanVolt has already been offered a national title in Ireland – and is now in line to win the overall European title.

Supported by the European Commission, the awards recognise firms who are transforming the business landscape across Europe.

“This accolade tops off an incredible year for UrbanVolt,” said CEO of UrbanVolt Kevin Maughan.

“In our first full year of business we have become the biggest lighting company in Ireland and we will save our initial customers over €20m on their lighting bills.

“With our Light as a Service model we have become the first energy efficiency service model that can truly deliver on carbon footprint reduction while remaining highly business friendly.”

The company – which was named Bank of Ireland Startup of the Year –  funds, fits and maintains LED lighting solutions for large commercial properties and shares the money saved by the business as a result.

Earlier this year UrbanVolt announced that it had signed a €30 million funding arrangement with SUSI Energy Efficiency Fund.

The overall winner of the Startup Europe Awards will be announced early next year.

Retrieved from: Independent.ie 


Startup Camp Łódź

Chcesz dowiedzieć się czym jest największy na świecie konkurs dla studentów Imagine Cup? Jak stworzyć produkt, który odniesie sukces biznesowy?Szukasz inspiracji i ludzi, z którymi możesz stworzyć niepowtarzalny projekt?

Dołącz do nas! Weź udział w wydarzeniu, które otwiera furtki do Microsoft Imagine Cup oraz Świata startupów. Wspólne z DotConnect, Xplorer, TWIST oraz Microsoft, pomożemy Wam uformować zespoły, doradzimy w kwestii Waszego projektu, a w razie potrzeby dostarczymy unikatowe pomysły na unikalne rozwiązania biznesowe.


CZEŚĆ I: 16:00 – 18:00, Aula F10, LODEX, ul.Wólczańska 215, B-9

1. Startup ecosystem in Europe

2. Microsoft Imagine Cup Intro

3. DotConnect & Microsoft Imagine Cup – Business Acceleration

4. Inspiering student startup success stories:

  1. Smart Box
  2. Explicit Motion
  3. Zercado
  4. Photon

5. Startup how-to guide

  1. Different tools for different startup levels (idea, PoC, MVP)
  2. Cash is king

6. Call to action:

  1. How to find a partner during speed dating
  2. How to find a cool idea from Dots Manufature
  3. Dev’s Kitchen tender

CZĘŚĆ II 18: 30 -20:30, Starbucks, Sukcesja, al. Politechniki 1

Networking w formie Business Speed Dating w Starbucks Polska

Dołącz do wydarzenia! Serdecznie zapraszamy 🙂


Please find more info on: http://www.meetup.com/Studenckie-Grupy-NET/events/235901449/


Three national finals awards close 1st year of StartUp Europe Awards!

  • Italy, Poland and Finland organize their national awards between December 6 and 9 of 2016

  • More than 57 startups in up to 10 categories from 12 European countries have been recognized by their National Awards.

On December 6 with more than 50 startupsparticipating, X23 will celebrate the Italian national final in Milan; Startup Poland will choose the best young talent in the country next December 7 in Warsaw and the Estonian Business Angels Network will celebrate the “Startup Day” in Tartu on Friday 9.

Ireland, Slovenia, Spain, Belgium, Slovakia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Croatia, Finland and Greece have chosen their best startups that will compete to be awarded in each of the 10 categories at the European final of StartUp Europe Awards to be held first quarter of 2107 in Brussels. This competition is meant to be “The Eurovision for Startups”.

After an intense autumn of local and regional events celebrated throughout Italy, the startups absolute finalists of each regional stage will compete in the national final, in an innovative event with the presence of Marco Zanni, Member of the EU Parliament; Isidro Laso – Head of StartUp Europe, DG Connect, EU Commission and Vanessa Ricci –from the Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises (EASME), EU Commission.

On the other hand, Startup Poland has partnered with the Polish branch of Citi Bank and created the Startup Poland Global program. The goal is to help Polish startups increase their business potential by going global. The beststartupswill be choosing to join the Startup Europe Awards in Brussels and meet with companies and investors from 16 countries.

Finally, from the “TOP 20 Startups in Estonia”chosen from a wider selection of applicants, the Country Manager Estonian Bussines Angels Network will select the best 10 Estonian startupsduring the Startup Day in Tartu.

All these countries besides Bulgaria, Luxembourg and UK are members of the SEUA Alliance, an international network that seeks to strengthen and support enterprise award organizers by sharing best practices that can replicate for the benefit of their entrepreneurial ecosystems.

To Juan Manuel Revuelta, SEUA director, “SEUA will be crucial to enhance public – private collaboration giving solutions to the local challenges, identifying innovation and improving the use of European funds”.

StartUp Europe Awards is promoted by the European Commission and supported by the President of the Committee of the Regions, several members of the European Parliament as Ambassadors and it is implemented by Finnova Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe.



Startup adVANce challenge

The Startup adVANce program is an opportunity for startups to work with Mercedes-Benz Vans and turn their transport ideas into reality.

Mercedes-Benz will support startups as a fair partner, granting up to €500,000 to co-develop their prototype with shared IP rights. They won’t claim any company shares.


The goals of the Startup adVANce Challenge are:

  • To develop and produce hardware and software prototypes that satisfy the future needs of customers in the field of “Last Mile Transportation of Goods and People”.
  • To create new long-term partnerships with the most innovative startups that will last beyond the challenge.

The application deadline is January 15, 2017.

What Mercedes-Benz expects:

  • Registered startups not older than 8 years from all over Europe and the world
  • Clear ideas to revolutionize the transport business especially in the field of the last mile
  • Readiness to develop a software or hardware prototype

What Mercedes-Benz offers:

  • Up to 500,000 € grants per project
  • No shares in return claimed
  • Unique insights
  • Co-development and broad technical support
  • Shared IP rights for jointly-owned work results
  • Long-term partnership

For more information click here.


Launching the Madrid Startup House

On Monday 21st November, Welcome project, under the umbrella of Startup Europe, will be launching its latest initiative, ‘Madrid Startup House’. ‘Madrid Startup House’ is a new platform whose objective is to show the potential Madrid has in the entrepreneurship world. Having a startup entry point into the city will surely foster growth and prosperity to the entreprenurial movement of the Spanish capital and make it very attractive to national and international entrepreneurs.

Madrid Startup House Launch

All players of the startup ecosystem are welcome to join: becoming a partner, a collaborator or a sponsor are some of the ways you can help us make the Madrid ecosystem more transparent and approachable.

For more info on the agenda discussed tomorrow morning check out this post.

Stay tuned, we’ll soon update you on the outcomes of the launch!



Startup Europe Press Release: The Official Launch of the One Stop Shop in Brussels!

Last week we officially launched the One Stop Shop (this very website!) in Brussels, the heart of Europe.

The One Stop Shop has been growing with speed over the last few months and it was time to officially launch into the world with a special event.

At an event held by Digital Europe, we presented the One Stop Shop, and explained how to use it with an interactive presentation.

This event followed the DIPP (Digital in Practice) format by Digital Europe, which is a type of event that delves into digital best practice and cutting-edge technology. We presented the Startup Europe One Stop Shop as a unique way to bring together and connect all the startup players in Europe. In this way, the One Stop Shop acts as one single access point to bring all of these players together for the first time.

Over the last two months we have seen over 30,000 visitors, hailing from all over Europe and beyond.

To see more pictures from the event, go to the Digital Europe’s Facebook album.


Commissioner Carlos Moedas discussing Startup Europe at South Summit.

South Summit’s first day just came to an end, and what a day!

The Startup Europe booth has been very busy from very early in the morning: many people seemed to be attracted to the European Commission logo, and to what the EU has to offer to the startup ecosystem.

In the early afternoon, a very special guest came to our booth: Carlos Moedas, the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation. He was kind enough to spare some of his very short time in Madrid to engage in a brief discussion on Startup Europe with us.

Some of the main points discussed were the need to share best practices and improve interaction amongst the EU Member States. Moedas argued how important it is to keep Startup Europe an umbrella initiative, where individuals are directly involved and can actually see what is happening and how. People need to be actively aware of what is taking place at European level, and need to establish a direct contact with the European initiatives to feel part of them. Without a doubt, getting startups in the political agenda is crucial.

We need to bear in mind that the end-user is our main objective.


Carlos Moedas, EC Commissioner, discussing Startup Europe with Matevz Gantar, Welcome project coordinator, at South Summit.

About South Summit:

South Summit is a leading startup conference in Europe aimed at showing to the world the talent, innovation and opportunity of the South.