Join the UNICEF Innovation Fund’s webinar on Thursday 9th July to find out more about their funding opportunity for blockchain startups.
The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking to make up to $100K equity-free investments (in USD and/or cryptocurrency) to provide early stage (seed) financing and mentoring to for-profit technology startups that have the potential to benefit humanity.
Sign up for the Q&A webinar here to find out more about this opportunity and the application process.
SaaS Growth, Europe’s first and only event targeted at B2B sales and revenue leaders, is hosting its third virtual webinar on the 8th July 2020. This event is an opportunity to discuss the latest trends in the sales and revenue industries with top industry professionals including Nazma Qurban, CRO of Cognism and Aaron Ross, Founder and CEO of Predictable Revenue.
For a chance to learn more about sales and marketing and get together with VCs, founders and CEOs, register for the event on the Saas Growth website.
How to Web are proud to present REMOTECON, a conference focusing exclusively on the future of remote work.
Hear from a multitude of global leaders, from startups to corporates, about how to make remote work the best it possibly can be – for you and your company going forward.
Sign up here for free access to this unique four-day event.
Do you wish you could better incorporate data into your decision-making process?
Look no further! Dealroom, a global platform to identify and track promising companies, and Sifted , the new-media site for Europe’s innovators and entrepreneurs, are offering a platform demo and workshop specifically for EU startups at 12.00 (CEST) this Friday, 3rd July.
Not to be missed, it’s a great chance to understand how Dealroom could help your business grow.
Secure your spot and sign up here!
Join the final webinar of Scale-up Champions of the season, where we will look towards the future!
Today’s ecosystem offers more and more opportunities for deeptech startups to grow faster and more sustainably. Find out how it’s done with Scale-up Champions’ resident experts.
Sign up for the webinar, at 15.00 (CET) on Thursday 2nd July, here.
Every year, Water Europe holds a conference called Water Innovation Europe. Over the years, it has grown to become the landmark event of the European water value chain every summer.
Water Innovation Europe Goals include shaping Europes Water Future, connecting peers in the industry, raising awareness and developing the latest technologies in their work.
As usual, this year, Water Innovation Europe is holding its event to bring together all the stakeholders in the water sector including scientists and technology developers, utility representatives, large water users, European Public authorities, civil society organisations and finance experts. Water Innovation Europe will provide an open platform for information gathering and networking among the most influential stakeholder. To register for the event taking place on 22nd – 26th June 2020, visit the Innovation Water Week website.
WATER INNOVATION EUROPE 2020: A WATER SMART SOCIETY FOR A POST-COVID19 GREEN DEAL.
Startup Europe Networks are proud to present their second webinar, focusing on fundraising, startup-focused legal activities and building unicorns in Central and Eastern Europe.
Hear from a panel of experts in the startup and legal fields with a wealth of knowledge across the 13 countries in Central Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans. Speakers include Bay Area-based lawyer and angel investor Tytus Cytowski, and Katarina Martisova and Marian Porvaznik from Sparring, a Bratislava/Prague based boutique law-firm created to serve the unique needs of early-stage startups.
Enjoy the opportunity to learn about what makes this region unique as a startup environment, ask this expert panel questions, and become part of a like-minded community focused on building and growing successful startups in this region and beyond.
Sign up for and find out more about the event here.
Jessica Korthuis, Founder & CEO of Sohuis, two-time entrepreneur and global brand strategist, will be giving a talk on how to build and expand your brand during the coronavirus crisis and beyond. This event will be held virtually on the 16th June 2020
To find out how you can take advantage of the market changes caused by the Coronavirus pandemic to build and expand your brand’s impact, growth, and profitability, sign up for the event here.
Techne Summit is an international investment and entrepreneurship event that aims to impact multiple sectors and stakeholders in the startup communities in the Mediterranean region by showcasing different technologies and their application in each industry. For the third year in a row, Techne Summit will be holding its summit on the 12th, 13th and 14th of June, online. This year’s summit will be graced by speakers from all over the world covering a range of topics. More information can be found on the Tecne Summit Dubrovnik website.
The Action Innovation Network is hosting a webinar on 9th June 2020 at 9.00am – 10.00 pm EDT. The webinar will be hosted by Ben Littauer, an angel investor with Walnut Ventures. Littauer has experience making investments in more than 40 companies over the past 12 years. For the last few of years, he has been looking at an alternate funding structure, Revenue-Based Financing (RBF), that would allow investment in companies that don’t fit the normal VC/angel equity investment model.
Details about this alternative funding method will be discussed and innovators are encouraged to attend to learn why certain small, profitable companies can be a good match for this type of funding model. More information and the registration link can be found here.
The Digital Services Act, in partnership with Allied for Startups are hosting the next event in their newly-rebranded Involve series, an online discussion outlining the opportunities and potential challenges that the upcoming Digital Services Act presents to the Startup community.
This event, will allow startups to come together and share concrete action items to engage with policymakers at a national & EU level. It’s an opportunity to discover how your business models could be adversely affected by the Digital Services Act, and why it’s important to maintain and strengthen the founding principles of the internet economy within Europe.
The event will be held online on the 4th of June 1.00 PM – 2.30PM CEST and tickets are available here.
Emerge, a technology conference focused on emerging technologies and building global products, is holding this year’s conference on the 1st – 3rd June. The conference will be hosted online and consist of workshops, roundtables, mentorship sessions and talks from different panelists. For the conference tickets, agenda and speakers, visit the Emerge Website.
BelCham, Amcham Belgium, the Belgian American Chamber of the South and the California – Spain Chamber of Commerce have come together to host The Ripple, the biggest virtual networking event for the Transatlantic business community.
The Ripple is a direct response to the demand for a meaningful online business community as a result of the unforeseen challenges such as the current pandemic.
The event will be hosted on the 28th of May and registrations are now open.
Scale-up Champions, a European Union initiative is having a webinar titled “Deep tech innovation in EU in 2020 and beyond” on Thursday 28th May at 3.00 pm CET on. Startups and innovators are encouraged to attend to learn how to expand their knowledge on taking their deep tech business beyond the national borders by connecting to other European innovation ecosystems.
Talks by serial entrepreneurs Rainer Sternfeld from NordicNinja VC Teit Knudsen from Deeptech Alliance will be given and the session will be moderated by Maciej Nowak from Poznański Park Naukowo-Technologiczny, a Polish innovation facilitator guiding companies to figure out the path to new services, products and processes.
Register for the free event here.
InnMind, a global ecosystem for startups & investors, and Bill Reichert, Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures, are organising an online workshop on the 26th of May at 17:00 CET. The session will also be streamed live through the InnMind YouTube channel.
The workshop is titled “Getting to WOW!” and is about how to create a value proposition that will draw investors in. Bill Reichert will give a 30-minute interactive lecture on how to capture the attention of any investor in just 20 seconds and explain the key principles behind his theory. 10 startups will then be selected to pitch their projects to him in 20 seconds based on the learned information. Detailed feedback will be given to all the presenters after each pitch.
InnMind has published an application process for startup teams who want to participate in the workshop and pitch to Bill Reichert. The application will be closed on the 24th of May, after which the InnMind team will announce the top 10 projects who will be selected to participate in the workshop. For more information on the event and how to apply to pitch, visit the InnMind website.
Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) are one-stop-shops that support organisations in their digital transformation journey. On the 26th of May 2020, DIHs are holding a webinar titled “Cooperation between Start-Ups and Digital Innovation Hubs” This webinar, running from 10.00 AM – 11.30 AM CEST will focus on how DIHs can support start-ups to commercialise their products and services.
At the end of the webinar, there will be a 25 minutes Q&A for start-ups to ask all their questions and clarify any doubts.
The conclusions of this webinar will be posted in the DIHNET Community, where all attendees will be able to further discuss the topics tackled during the webinar.
For registration and more information on the event, click here.
Podim is a Slovenian non-profit initiative founded in 1980 to change attitudes about innovation aimed towards arming founders and innovators with the right tools to solve society’s challenges.
Given the issues caused by the COVID-19 crisis, Podim is going digital with the Podim DX conference starting on the 18th May 2020. The three-day conference will be held on Hopin and will feature sessions from keynote speakers and pitching sessions where startups and innovators will be able to pitch their ideas.
The sessions will be recorded and made available on the Podim website. For more information on the Podim DX conference, visit the website.
InnMind, an online entrepreneurship ecosystem, along with with S-Pro, an innovative software development and consulting partner, are hosting a virtual seminar on the 20th May 2020 at 17.00 CET. Startups, entrepreneurs, C-level executives and the general public are invited to join an online webinar streamed live through YouTube on the top 5 challenges startups are facing and mistakes they make while working with outsourcing companies. For more information on the event and registration, visit the InnMind website.
EIT Digital is launching a series of Alumni-led COVID-19 online challenges, the first of which is being held on the 18th May 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had unprecedented effects of the environment and society. The first challenge titled COVID-19: Map & Act is aimed at mapping solutions covering all aspects of the crisis and helping the world through the recovery period. The challenge will take place on Be-novative, a European online innovation platform and all EIT Community members as well as external participants are welcome to register and join the idea-plotting process.
This challenge gives participants the chance to:
For more information about this event, click here.
On Friday the 8th of May at 5:30 PM CEST, Startup Europe Networks in partnership with PODIM Conference and PortfoLion are hosting an online event.
This is the first of a series of events to be held once every month and a half and will be a place to come together to learn more about the startup ecosystem including fundraising and how the COVID-19 virus has affected entrepreneurs. Speakers will include Zach Coelius, an angel investor and serial entrepreneur, Marvin Liao, an early-stage investor, Andras Molnar, CEO of PortfoLion VC, Gyula Feher from Oktogon Ventures and Istvan Csanady from Shapr3D.
In addition, startups can apply to do a pitch during the event by registering here. Five startups will be selected to give their pitch.
The event will be hosted on Hopin and is free of charge.
International startups make up an important part of the U.S economy. However, they can struggle to survive because they are unaware of all financial incentives available to them in the U.S including the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit. As such, Leyton, a global R&D Tax Credit consulting firm, is holding a webinar on the 5th of May 2020 at 10.00 am EDT explaining the U.S. R&D Credit, the benefits you’ll receive from claiming it and how you can set up your business operations to maximise the benefit.
Speakers will include Leyton’s Senior Vice Presidents as well representatives from their team of highly experienced scientists, engineers, tax consultants and tax attorneys.
Register for the webinar here.
On the 28th of April 2020, The EIT Health Investor Network is hosting its first webinar. The webinar will be on what early-stage investors look for and what the Investor Network is all about. This webinar is being held to educate stakeholders on the EIT Health Investor Network Open Call for healthcare Start-ups and the EIT Health Bridgehead Program. More information about the event and registration can be found here.
StartupsKilltheVirus is an online event aimed at supporting technology innovators during the COVID-19 crisis taking place on Tuesday 28th April. Organised by Zabala Innovation Consulting along with 15 European Commission initiatives, experts from the European Innovation Council, DG Connect, Startup Europe and the Big Data Value Association will be on hand to offer guidance on how to best pool resources to combat this crisis.
Entrepreneurs and organisations that are seeking funding and other resources put in place to support them during these uncertain times are encouraged to attend the event, which will highlight different initiatives aimed at providing assistance to innovative organisations and individuals.
The first of four sessions which will run from 9.00am – 9.45am will feature the EIC Accelerator, a programme formed by the European Innovation Council (EIC). Luis Sanchez Álvarez, representative of the EIC, will explain what the EIC Accelerator programme is about and Luis Guerra from CDTI will talk about ACCESS2EIC and the role of National Contact Points in supporting SMEs.
The second session (10.00am – 11.00 am) will see Stefano Foglietta, an officer in the Next Generation Unit, along with other panellists, talk about how startups can take advantage of resources offered by various initiatives.
Startup Europe and the future of disruptive technologies like Blockchain will be discussed during the third session with Bogan Ceobeanu from the European Commission’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Unit participating. Additionally, this session will feature the main initiatives that offer support to startups, SMEs and entrepreneurs including X Europe, B-Hub for Europe, BlockStart and BlockIS. This session will run from 11.15am – 12.00pm.
The fourth session will be dedicated to situating SMEs and startups at the forefront of Data economy and physical cyber systems with the opening of the Big Data Value Association and other support programmes and will run from 12.15pm – 1.00pm.
More information about the event and registration can be found here.
Often, organisations consider patents as an expense that should be minimised like other administrative expenses instead of an important value-driver for the business.
The ACTION Innovation Network is hosting a webinar on the 8th of April 2020 at 16.00 – 17.00. The digital event will be based on information on the basics of patenting including its importance and how they are filed and internationally prosecuted.
More information on the webinar can be found here.
The European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI) is a joint initiative from the European Commission and the European Blockchain Partnership (EBP) aimed at delivering EU-wide cross-border public services using blockchain technology. This is due to the fact that Blockchain technology has massive potential to change the way citizens, governments and organisations interact through the enhancement of trust between the parties and improving operations.
As it stands, there are gaps in existing blockchain solutions that hamper the delivery of more demanding cross-border blockchain services. These include full compliance with the EU legal framework, security, interoperability, robustness and sustainability.
As such, the future evolution of the EBSI requires new, improved blockchain solutions and is looking for innovators who can design and build the next generation of Blockchain-inspired solutions through this call.
As a prelude, the EBSI and EC are hosting an open market consultation event for the upcoming European Blockchain Pre-Commercial Procurement on the 27th of April 2020.
The consultation will offer an opportunity to provide feedback on the scope of the future PCP and to be involved in the future development of EU-wide blockchain solutions.
Full details on the agenda and registration can be found here.
Europa Media Trainings, an organisation that provides training programmes on how to write project proposals for the EU, is holding three interesting events on the 22nd, 25th and 26th of April 2020. The three webinars cover different topics. The first (free) webinar, starting at midday, is about the use of social media in strategizing for an EU project. The second course, starting at 10.00 am will guide you through the key steps of the Grant Agreement Preparation process and provide insight to Grant Agreement amendments under Horizon 2020.
The third webinar, also starting at 10.00 am, is aimed at those who would like to have an overview on the whole EU funding system and programmes scheduled for the 2021-2027 budgetary period.
For information and registration on all three events, click here.
Startups are struggling to keep up with the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, Data Management Services Accelerator (DMS Accelerator) is hosting a series of weekly webinars focused on the startups’ situation during this crisis.
Each week, a webinar prepared by experts from the startup world who share their experiences and answer questions will be held online.
The first of these webinars was held on the 15th of April and addressed how to fund your startup in times of Corona. It is available here.
The second webinar will be on how to prepare your pitch deck for investors and will be held on 23rd April at 15h – 15:45h. Registrations are open.
On the 28th of April at 9h – 13h, Zablaba along with more than 15 European initiatives invites European startups and entrepreneurs to participate in a webinar to support tech innovators in time of COV19 crisis with European funding and support services.
To stay informed on these and future weekly webinars, click here.
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented some unprecedented issues and Growth Velocity Academy is arming Digital Marketers with the relevant tools.
Growth Velocity Academy is hosting a free webinar on Thursday the 23rd of April on how Digital Marketers can adapt to the changes bought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar will cover several themes including how to find remote marketing roles, what you need to do to land a remote role and what you can do to become a great remote marketer.
To register, click here.
The Seedstars Summit is a free, international, online event about entrepreneurship in emerging markets. Follow the latest trends in impact innovation by joining live sessions happening already this April.
66% of the world’s population growth is happening in emerging markets. This presents a monumental opportunity, which Seedstars is leveraging by creating synergy among the world’s most innovative stakeholders.
Find out more here.
The European Assistance for Innovation Procurement (eafip) is a European Commission initiative that provides national assistance to public procurers starting new innovation procurements, promotes good practices and reinforces the validity of completed innovation procurements.
In response to the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, The European Assistance for Innovation Procurement is hosting a one-hour webinar on the 3rd of April 2020 at 11:00h – 12:00h CET.
During the webinar, guidance will be provided on processes public buyers should follow when buying supplies and services required to fight the crisis. In addition, ways to speed up the procurement process and acquire cutting edge ICT based solutions in a bid to fight the pandemic will also be highlighted.
To register, click here.
Wolves Summit is an international conference dedicated to valuable networking, innovation in technology and startups. To enable the participation of young companies at various stages of development and representing every relevant sector, we will invite 450 tech startups to participate in the 11th edition of the event for free. It will be held in Warsaw on 24-25 March 2020.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Wolves Summit will take place as Wolves Summit Live.
Find out more information here.
The European AI Policy Conference, organised by Center for Data Innovation, is a high-level forum to connect stakeholders working to promote AI in Europe, showcase advances in AI, and promote AI policies supporting its development to EU policymakers and thought leaders.
The event is postponed until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak. However, there will be a video webinar on Wednesday, March 25 from 11:00 to 12:00 PM CEST on “European AI Priorities Over the Next 6 Months.” You do not need to register to attend the webinar—a live video stream will be available on the website.
Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is emerging as the most important technology in a new wave of digital innovation that is transforming industries around the world. This conference will bring together some of the leading voices in AI from across the continent to discuss why European success in AI is important, how the EU compares to other world leaders today, and what steps European policymakers should take to be more competitive in AI.
Find out more here.
The European Commission is inviting all interested market parties to participate in the open market consultation for its upcoming European Blockchain Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP).
We are looking for novel blockchain solutions for the European Blockchain Service Infrastructure. The consultation offers a unique opportunity to provide feedback on the scope of the future PCP and to be involved in and co-create the future development of EU-wide blockchain solutions. Share your views by completing the online questionnaire and by registering (deadline 2 March 2020) for the open market consultation event on 12-13 March.
The open market consultation aims to provide you with a better understanding of the procurement objectives and the PCP process. It also aims to obtain market parties’ input to assess the gap between the procurement need and ongoing market developments in the field of Blockchain.
You can find out more information here.
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