Innovation Fund awards grant to MY-GATEWAY advisor to promote young ideas!

4th September 2018 – MY-GATEWAY project is very pleased to announce that Seavus Incubator, together with Business-Technological Accelerator “UKIM” DOO Skopje and the Company for Business, Technical Support and Education “ICS Factor” received a total of 1.5 million Euros from the Innovation Fund to establish business accelerators for young people.

Seavus Educational and Development Center is one of MY-GATEWAY’s advisors, prividing counsel on how MY-GATEWAY activities can be adapted to the Balkan region.

The aim of those business accelerators is to provide young, creative people with the tools needed to start and develop specific businesses that will profit and participate in the progress of the Macedonian economy.

After signing the agreement, Vesna Ivanovska, general manager of Seavus Educational and Development Center, one of the three companies that received help to form a business accelerator, said she expects this project to have a big social impact.

“This project will encourage young businesses in Macedonia when they need it the most”

said Vesna.

It is thanks to those initiatives and projects that the efforts made by the Government of the Republic of Macedonia to catch up with the European standars of work are undeniable. Young people represent the country’s future and potential to grow. It makes a lot of sense to invest in them.


To read the full article in Macedonian, click here.


Original article by: Maja Илиевска-Пачемска




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Italian winners for StartUp Europe Awards

StartUp Europe Awards 2017is an international competition promoted by the European Commission and Finnova Foundation to stimulate open innovation and collaboration between the different actors of the European ecosystem through public-private partnerships in support of the entrepreneurs.

The prize-giving ceremony of the startup winners of this year’s edition took place on December 12th, organized by Starboost Srl, Company Creator, where the CEO and Co-founder, Mattia Conte, represents Italy as Country Manager for SEUA17, in partnership with CNA Young Entrepreneurs.

A national jury of experts in the field assessed more than 60 applications from all over Italy, according to criteria such as degree of innovation, sustainability of the business model and team composition, and have selected the winning startups, each for  own category.

During the evening, startups presented their businesses with a pitch and videos. The event was attended by Marco ZanniMember of the European Parliament, who has connected from Brussels by a video call, Daniele Alberti, Eleonora Rocca, marketing manager CEO & Founder of Mashable Social MediaDay Italy and Digital Innovation DaysAdriano Travaglia, lawyer, startupper, manager, Founding Solomon & Travaglia, President of the European Start Up Association and Giovanni Caponetto on behalf of the European Commission, also Chiara AppendinoMayor of Turin.

The Italian winners are:

Agricolus  in Agritech category, their aims is to support farmers, agronomists and other operators in the agricultural world optimising agronomic practices, integrating expertise and the latest technologies data collection and analysis.

In Fintech category, Helperbit, is the winner. Helperbit uses blockchain to bring transparency in the charitable and insurance sector. The platform allows tracking of donations up to final beneficiary and to subscribe to a mutual plan against disasters.

HotBox, for the Gastronomy category. Hotbox solves the problem of cold and rubbery pizza to home thanks to the use of excess heat from the scooter and the de-umming system which allows you to keep the pizza hot and crisp until you get home.

Italian Artisan, for the Fashion category, a B2B marketplace of Made in Italy fashion that connects the best craftsmen specialized in the manufacture of footwear, accessories and clothing with designers and international retailers.

Leevia, is the winner in the Creative category. They are the first Italian platform to create online contests legal proceedings in just a few clicks. Provides services to companies and communication agencies to involve the community, collect qualified leads and create brand awareness.

Mobygis, is the winner for the Water category. Thanks to a combination of ground, satellite and model data mathematical, provides for the availability of water resources in the territory in the form of snow and water, to tourism, civil protection and hydropower industry.

Nextome, for the Cybersecurity category. Nextome is a patented software system navigation and localisation operating in closed environments (where the signal GPS is not present), technology compatible with traditional smartphones, easy to install.

Planet Idea, for the Smart City category, is the first Competence Center that transforms the large Real Estate real estate interventions in smart projects.

Tommi, for the E-Health category. They are a virtual reality game developed to reduce anxiety and pain in the children with cancer and their caregivers, collecting data useful for doctors to monitor cancer patients and their caregivers patients during therapy.

Tutored, by Edtech category, a social platform where students improve their lives from preparing the exams for the first job opportunities.

Cubbit, for the Iot category, the first data center operating without proprietary servers users connect your storage and get the first unlimited Free Cloud service.

Marshmallow, for the Social Innovation category. Marshmallow Games creates educational apps that stimulate learning by mixing content Editorials and game.

Winning startups can be selected by SEUA to access the benefits and opportunities offered by part of European institutions, businesses, public bodies and other entrepreneurship stakeholders, for develop and promote their business.

They will have the opportunity to take part in the final to be held in Brussels in 2018.


Komilibro, nominated for Creative StartUp Europe Awards Spain after receiving first prize in Cultural Industries Summit Valencia

  • The application for looking books according to interests Komilibro receives the nomination to the national Spanish final of Startup Europe Awards in the Creative category.
  • Cultural Industries Summit is member of StartUp Europe Awards Alliance and held its competition of cultural startups in the Complejo La Pechina of Valencia.
  • The Director of Creative Startup Europe Awards has presented StartUp Europe Awards, the initiative promoted by the European Commission and implemented by Finnova.

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Valencia, July 4, 2016. Komilibro, the mobile application that recommends books by interests and moods, was the winner of the first prize of Cultural Industries Summit (CIS), the first forum of cultural entrepreneurship of Valencia. At this event is member of StartUp Europe Awards Alliance, Komilibro has received a direct nomination for the national final in Spain of the StartUp Europe Awards in the Creative category. Moreover, as winner of the Cultural Industries Summit, Komilibro received a cash prize of 1,000 euros, 6 months in the coworking space Wayco and mentoring to boost its project by Intermedia Fresh Thinking Agency, organizers of the Summit.

Komilibro leader, Javier Calvo, thanked StartUp Europe Awards and remarked that it is “a great opportunity for visibility for our project at European level, to access funding and other important resources”.

The director of Creative StartUp Europe Awards Nela Gomez pointed out “the effort of this project to provide a new solution that also promotes reading. We are proud to nominate Komilibro, which has over 1000 downloads and a crowdfunding campaign ended successfully. “

The second prize in the CIS has been for the startup B-SIDE CITY, a technological app for innovation in culture and leisure in cities; and the Audience Award went to Open Stage, whose audiovisual proposal considers the city as a big stage.

StartUp Europe Awards presentation on Cultural Industries Summit

Nela Gomez has presented the StartUp Europe Awards initiative, promoted by the European Commission and implemented by Finnova in collaboration with StartUp Europe, which aims to create an alliance of startups awards organizers in Europe and on the other hand, recognize the efforts of European startups in 8 categories (environment, social innovation, information technologies and communication, energy, tourism, cities, creative industries and water), in five geographic levels (local, county, regional, national and European).

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Within the Cultural Industries Summit, Nela Gomez participated in the round table “European vision of cultural industries” presenting the program that Finnova co-organizes in Brussels, “Creative StartUp Europe” and other initiatives to support cultural entrepreneurship in Europe.

The director of European Funds for Finnova, Juan Viesca, participated in the round table “Funding and cultural and social innovation” where he introduced different programs and calls for project funding, which can be for cultural initiatives such as H2020 Instrument SMEs, Erasmus + and Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs. “There are other programs beyond Creative Europe. For Europe, cultural projects that can help solve social challenges are among the priorities in funding, and we must take advantage of it in Spain, because otherwise the money will go to others”, concluded Viesca.