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.
Every February the TechChill conference transforms Riga into a global meeting hub for startups, investors, innovators, inspirators, and technology enthusiasts and provides its participants some of the best opportunities for networking, individual meetings, and deal-making in the Baltics, Nordics and Central Eastern Europe.
Early-bird tickets are available now: https://techchill.co/
“Our goal is to talk about technologies and processes already in motion, which will impact our lives in the coming years, as well as the people behind them.” Ernests Štāls, CEO of TechChill.
The two-day conference agenda will offer talks and panel discussions on the main drivers of the Big Shift – Greentech, Blockchain, and 5G – as well as Sales & Marketing and Founders Stories relevant for the Baltic region. In addition to the main agenda, there will be more than 15 exclusive side events – angel investor training, workshops, in-depth masterclasses, a job fair, and more. In previous years, one of the most anticipated TechChill events has been the Fifty Founders Battle. Fifty most promising attendee startups will pitch their ideas to get the main prize – 10 000 euros with no strings attached.
TechChill is a non-profit NGO that helps Latvian and Baltic startups to succeed by building a powerful knowledge base, skills, and networks. The organisation reinvests all its earnings back into the community by promoting startups around the world and organising events throughout the year.
Bosch ConnectedWorld brings together experts creating connected products and solutions invented for life. You can personalise your visit by choosing between the conference, the exhibition, the hackathon and the various networking opportunities on offer.
Join executives, decision makers, digital transformers, innovators, developers, entrepreneurs and IoT enthusiasts from diverse industries around the world to stimulate knowledge exchange, co-creation and business opportunities.
You can find out more information here.
Transfiere is the biggest professional and multi-sectoral forum for knowledge and technology transfer that takes place in Spain, gathering the most relevant players in the national and international R&D&i ecosystem.
Transfiere is a unique place to promote innovation between research groups and companies while contributing to the competitiveness of the business sector. Being part of Transfiere allows you to build a diverse network of contacts, synergies and knowledge sharing practices, connecting the different actors and strategic sectors of the economy.
At this event, the Finnova Foundation, the European foundation supporting the financing of innovation, will reward the winners of the Best investors 4 Startup Europe Awards & Best Investors 4 ScaleUp Europe Awards.
You can find out more information here.
The BlueInvest platform supports investment and access to finance for early-stage businesses, SMEs and scale-ups in the blue economy.
This February, BlueInvest is holding BlueInvest Day 2020, an opportunity for innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, corporates and enablers in the Blue Economy, to come together with the objective of generating concrete business opportunities and visibility.
Register now and connect with captains of industry, impact investors and high-level representatives from government and the public sector.
One of the activities taking place during BlueInvest Day will be the BlueInvest Awards. The awards see twenty of Europe’s top startups and SMEs in the Blue Economy selected to pitch on the main stage to a panel of investors.
Other sessions taking place include targeted business meetings, in which you can introduce your business or solution to a potential partner in short 30-minute 1:1 sessions.
Click here for more information and to register.
sTARTUp Day is an innovative festival in the city of Tartu, Estonia, which aims to bring together startups, traditional entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and students. The topics to be explored this year range from marketing and space tech, to fundraising and smart cities.
Over 100+ world-class speakers will participate, including:
Find out more information and get your tickets here.
The London Tech Innovation Mission gives you the opportunity to explore London’s startup ecosystem and discover its inner workings.
Joined by more than 30 teams from 26 cities around the world so far. From London to Silicon Valley. Including Apple, Google, Ebay, WeWork and more. The London Tech Startup Mission allows teams from cities around the world explore, learn about and experience London’s startup ecosystem, in one day.
11:00 Insights at a global tech startup accelerator.
First, you’ll visit a global tech company and one of London’s largest tech startup communities, for coffee and insights about the rise of London’s startup ecosystem – from its tech city hackathon event days to its new players, growing culture and current market trends.
11:30 Workshop on disruptive startups entering your market.
Then, learn about the innovative new products startup founders and their teams are building to address big problems, create new business models, build disruptive companies and enter new markets – in areas like artificial intelligence, fintech, blockchain, propertytech, healthtech, social impact, agriculture-tech and many more.
13:30 An included healthy lunch in an entrepreneur community.
Have a healthy lunch with the community, also with huge range of vegetarian and vegan options.
15:00 A masterclass in design and innovation thinking.
Then, you’ll visit one of London’s best new locations for innovation and the design thinking behind products that have changed the world, to revolutionary technologies of the future. Like augmented reality, smart cities and 3D printing, for an innovation and design thinking masterclass.
18:00 Drinks at a private members club.
Finally we’ll visit one of London’s most exclusive private members clubs for creative entrepreneurs in the media, tech and entertainment industries, built by Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen, for early evening after work drinks.
18:30 Mission complete.
Various dates available. Learn more here.
The Startup Europe Partnership Scaleup Summit in Madrid is a two-day, highly curated, invitation-only event, where international corporates, investors and scaleups operating in specific verticals can do business and spot technology trends. During the SEP Scaleup Summit in Madrid, Mind the Bridge will organise vertical-specific Deep Dives, these sessions will cover hot tech trends based on the following industries: smart cities, travel tech, e-mobility, circular economy and digital construction. Apply here to join the Scaleup Summit.
SOMETHING YOU SHOULD EXPERIENCE AT LEAST TWICE.
Even if you’re new to the startup scene, Slush Helsinki has a lot to offer. Learn from the key players of the fastest growing companies in the world, connect with old and fresh faces through the Matchmaking Tool, and experience a truly one of a kind event.
LEARN FROM THE BEST.
The core of the Slush event programme is to offer the latest, most concrete know-how to attendees. And who would be better at that job than the key players from the fastest growing companies in the world, who are committed to sharing their best tricks, tools, and tactics on stage? Attend Slush, learn from the best, and be ahead of the game.
BRINGING BACK INSPIRATION.
Although the programme is designed to be stuffed with concrete, hands-on advice, it’s hard to leave Slush without being inspired. Sound cheesy? Yes. True? Absolutely. Slush has got you covered with stories from founders and operators who’ve been there and back again, the prominent figures that are shaping the day after tomorrow of tech, and the mind-boggling technology showcased all over Slush.
With Soft-Landing Missions, startups and scaleups have the chance to dive into a 1-week experience in a foreign ecosystem to help them grow their business internationally. Apply here for the Soft-Landing Mission to Silicon Valley.
This one-day conference will explore how the EU and its regions can help SMEs to become more competitive and grow through the smart use of IP.
Policy makers, public and private stakeholders (including innovation and development agencies, chambers of commerce and business consultants) are invited to contribute to the EU SME strategy on IP.
The conference features opening speeches by Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President of the Committee of the Regions, Timo Pesonen, Director-General of the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, and a representative from the Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs. Markus Beyrer, Chairman of Business Europe will give the keynote speech and there will be 6 panel discussions:
• Overview of IP challenges
• IP challenges from personal experience
• Find your way to IP advice
• How to use IP strategically
• Using IP to access growth funding
• IP in partnerships for innovation and business growth
Click here for more information and to register.
Global Blockchain Congress, Jointly Organised by the European Commission, the International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA), the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum and Alastria, Aims to Become the Pre-Eminent Blockchain Conference Worldwide.
The organisers of Convergence – the Global Blockchain Congress have announced the agenda and a first set of speakers for the inaugural event. The conference will bring together over 1,500 participants from the worldwide blockchain community for an intense dialogue with regulators, policy makers, industry influencers and members of the social impact community.
Click here for more information on the agenda and how to get tickets.
With Soft-Landing Missions, startups and scaleups have the chance to dive into a 1-week experience in a foreign ecosystem to help them grow their business internationally. In the EU ecosystems, startups can extend their stay for up to 1-month and benefit from soft-landing and scaling support. Apply here for the Soft-Landing Mission to Berlin.
A startup event by founders for founders
Unlike other startup events, Untold Stories prioritises the no nonsense approach and values quality over quantity.
Organised by people who have attended multiple networking and entrepreneurship-focused events as either special guests, speakers or general attendees, they felt there was a necessity to create something small and highly curated, which could actually meet the needs startups have.
Not everyone is looking for an investor, a future colleague or a COO. Some people may be looking for advice, the possibility to hear the diversified truth behind entrepreneurship, to be reassured that even those who are great today went through rough patches and didn’t necessarily have all the answers when faced with problems.
And this is what MY-GATEWAY wants to share with you. Stories which will mesmerise you, which will intrigue you and which will help make you stronger. These are the untold stories.
The first edition of Untold Stories will take place in Budapest, the ‘Pearl of the Danube’, on 7 November and it aims to create a community of change-makers.
Take a look at the agenda and the format of the event here.
The Startup School is a 6-week training programme for teams starting out with a tech-based product. It focuses on startups in the first year of their development, to help them through the most important steps as digital entrepreneurs.
The format has been improved this year: Mentor talks in the first part of the session, and workshops with experts and pitch practice in the second part.
The programme has no cost and is entirely in English. Click here to apply to take part in the entire six-week course!
This year, Tetuan Valley is collaborating with Google for Startups Madrid, and for this reason, sessions will be open to the public (tickets available below). Don’t hesitate to come and enjoy the mentors’ talk on a variety of topics.
October 2nd – Effective presentations & Common Mistakes: Tickets
October 9th – Product Validation Tickets
October 16th – Metrics & Marketing: Tickets
October 23rd – Product Development & UX: Tickets
October 26, 27th – Hackathon
October 30th – Sales B2B & Legal: Tickets
November 6th – Investment: Tickets
November 21st – DemoDay
Session times: 17:00 – 21:00
The Startup Europe Partnership Scaleup Summit in Stuttgart is a two-day, highly curated, invitation-only event, where international corporates, investors and scaleups operating in specific verticals can do business and spot technology trends. During the SEP Scaleup Summit in Stuttgart, Mind the Bridge will organise vertical-specific Deep Dives, these sessions will cover hot tech trends based on the following industries: automotive, e-energy solutions, manufacturing 4.0, construction & design, fintech/insurtech, oil & gas, telco and smart cities. Apply here to join the Scaleup Summit.
With Soft-Landing Missions, startups and scaleups have the chance to dive into a 1-week experience in a foreign ecosystem to help them grow their business internationally. Apply here for the Soft-Landing Mission to New York.
Warm up for ‘South Summit’ with this interactive masterclass!
Hosted by Google for Startups in Madrid, Spain
10:00-12:30 Startup Europe Alumni Chilling – scaleup challenges and founder confessions
Are you one of the lucky startups that joined EU funded acceleration programmes? Are you a Startup Europe Ambassador mentoring scaleups, running an accelerator, startup conference or tech blog?
Get to know other founders and key players from multiple startup hubs in this informal Startup Europe community gathering. We want to hear how you get it done in your company/ecosystem! Queso y jamón on us.
14:00-18:00 Open Masterclass – Scaling up in Europe
Join this energetic afternoon designed around the learnings, failures and successes of 400+ startups and ecosystem leaders that explored the hottest startup ecosystems and learned how to scale up abroad.
Get access to key notes on scaling up, inspiring startup flash talks, a supercharging panel, Lighthouse awards, and networking over a copa de vino with founders and ecosystem builders, the day before ‘South Summit’.
Places are limited, save your spot now!
Powered by two highly successful Startup Europe projects, this event brings insights not only into European startup ecosystems (Berlin, Dublin, Lisbon, Paris, Vilnius, the Netherlands), but also global markets (Boston, New York, Silicon Valley, India and Israel). Full agenda will be released in August.
With Soft-Landing Missions, startups and scaleups have the chance to dive into a 1-week experience in a foreign ecosystem to help them grow their business internationally. In the EU ecosystems, startups can extend their stay for up to 1-month and benefit from soft-landing and scaling support. Apply here for the Soft-Landing Mission to the Netherlands.
The Startup Europe Partnership Scaleup Summit in Silicon Valley is a two-day, highly curated, invitation-only event, where international corporates, investors and scaleups operating in specific verticals can do business and spot technology trends. During the SEP Scaleup Summit in Silicon Valley, Mind the Bridge will organise vertical-specific Deep Dives, these sessions will cover hot tech trends based on the following industries: smart cities, travel tech, e-mobility, circular economy and digital construction. Apply here to join the Scaleup Summit.
Digital Excellence Forum @ ICT Proposers’ Day 2019 will take place on 19-20 September 2019 at the Messukeskus centre in Helsinki. The event will provide an excellent opportunity to present and discuss the main policy drivers of the digital transformation of European industry and society. It will also present how the EU research & innovation agenda can best contribute to these objectives. The event will also present the Horizon 2020 Work Programme, and serve as a unique networking platform for ICT enthusiasts and professionals.
The Digital Excellence Forum will feature a conference session on the complementary role of research and digital policy, with the participation of high-level experts on the subject.
Wednesday 31 July 10:00 – 18:30, Villahoz, Spain.
Startup Village is a movement that’s hoping to change both the entrepreneurial world and the rural world.
It aims to build villages where startups can be created and run under the same conditions as in cities. New technologies allow us to work anywhere, no matter how remote. This requires the creation of innovative ecosystems in all villages. These local ecosystems must be connected at the regional and provincial levels so that they have sufficient critical mass to attract investors and facilitate customer search and international expansion. A high level of connection between local startup ecosystems is the key to creating a Europe-wide startup village.
This first Startup Village workshop brings together the main public and private actors related to entrepreneurship in Spain and Europe:
All these actors, under the coordination of Territorio Emprendimiento (www.territorioemprendimiento.org) and the sponsorship of Arturo Villar, CEO StartupCity Europe Partnership (http://scepstartupcities.eu), will discuss concrete mechanisms to implement the startup village concept in the medium and short term. They will discuss the best way to use existing public funds in public-private collaboration formulas, looking for the public funds to have a multiplier effect similar to the European public-private ventures.
If you’re an entrepreneur. If you’re interested in this new concept. If you want to be part of the revolution of startup villages, come to Villahoz and be part of this new movement that aims to revolutionise the rural world.
Tickets and extra information here. Congress will be held in Spanish.
TechBBQ is a two-day international tech startup summit by and for the startup community. Every year a dedicated team works tirelessly to link entrepreneurs with the world, providing startup ecosystems with cutting edge insights, business opportunities and networking.
In 2018 the summit outgrew itself for the fourth year in a row. More than 6,500 local and international heroic startups and scaleups, tech talents, innovative minds, visionary corporates, prominent investors and pioneering speakers participated.
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