WELCOME TO ENTREPRENEURS FROM ITALY & THE BALTICS
By Maren Lesche
Two groups of entrepreneurs, researchers and accelerators visited European Innovation Hub today to get a deeper look into the Berlin startup community.
„Springboard“ is a programme focussing on student entrepreneurship, startups and business acceleration. It is theflagship program of Connect Estonia for business creation and development.
Springboard has offered coaching for more then 50 startup and growth companies for 10 years and has linked experts and entrepreneurs from various fields. Many of the alumni companies have succesfully raised venture funding. It is supported by the University of Turku, the Technical University Riga, Tehnopol Tallinn, the Sciencepark Turku and the Innovation Center Riga. Laura Kohler, founder and CEO of European Innovation Hub, welcomed the group and answered all their questions.
In the afternoon, 30 entrepreneurs and accelerators from Italy also stopped by at the European Innovation Hub offices in Berlin-Mitte. The delegation was initiated by SMAU. Berkay Kabay and Yannick Müller explained European Innovation Hubs Company Builder approach, the Welcome Startup activities as well as other initiatives supported by Startup Europe.
About European Innovation Hub:
We grow tech startups in Europe and beyond. We connect corporates with startups driving their innovation stategy and support entrepreneurs in finding the right strategic business partners.
With our programs European Pioneers, Stargate/I3H and Welcome – co-funded by the European Commission – we help startups to scale-up within Europe. By screening the startup community and developing strategic accelerator programs we encourage innovation in corporates, especially SME, by linking them to the right startup communities in Europe and Israel.
European Innovation Hub GmbH is an etventure company.