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.


Apply to EU prize for Women Innovators by 3rd Nov!

The European Commission runs the fourth edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators to reward women who have achieved outstanding innovations and brought them to market. The prize aims to raise awareness of the need for more female entrepreneurs and to inspire other women to follow in their footsteps.


This year’s edition is open to women of any nationality living in Member States and Associated Countries (countries associated to Horizon 2020) that have founded or co-founded a company with a turnover of at least €100,000. To spotlight a new generation, the 2017 edition also features a Rising Innovator category for female entrepreneurs aged 30 years or under!


The first prize is worth €100 000, the second prize €50 000, third prize €30 000 and the Rising Innovator €20 000.


Submissions are accepted until 3 November 2016. A high-level jury will evaluate and select the four winners who will be announced in March 2017.


You may download a promotional postcard and two slides for power point presentation here. More information on the awards can be found on our website www.ec.europa.eu/women-innovators.


See the video portraits of the three winners of 2016

If you know somebody that could be a winner, pass this information on to them!