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VIVATech: 50,000 Attendees expected at Tech Event in Paris

March 26, 2017. Source:

After 45,000 people attended the VIVATech event last year, organizers now expect 50,000 attendees for 2017 in Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, June 15-17, 2017. VivaTech was initiated to celebrate innovation, to build meaningful relationships, and help dynamic startups engage with proven leaders to come up with business solutions that will change tomorrow’s business and society. Individuals... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Asia-Europe Dialogue on Digitalization

March 25, 2017. Source:

Asia-Pacific Weeks, APW, since 1997 are Europe’s unique platform for interdisciplinary dialogue and cooperation between Asia and Europe. APW 2017 in Berlin to be held May 15-28, 2017 will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. This “Dialogue on Digitalization” will explore the 4th industrial revolution and its future impact on economies and society; a crucial development for... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Connecting Ecosystems across Continents

March 24, 2017. Source:

Building a German-Asian startup platform is the aim of StartHubs AsiaBerlin.  This initiative of the Berlin State Government, the Senate of Berlin, in cooperation with is partnering the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), is partnering with Asian startup hubs in Bangalore,... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

iSpace Foundation unlocks Women

March 23, 2017. Source:

The new initiative of iSpace Foundation in Accra, Ghana aims “to harness the use of technology in mobilizing women and to utilize the skills of the Diaspora community in reaching this goal.” The initiative “Unlocking Women in Technology” (UWAT) is funded by Comic Relief and led by iSpace Foundation (GH) working in partnership with Ghana Code Club, Mobile Web Ghana, Sankofa... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

EU-Startups Conference in Berlin

March 21, 2017. Source:

The 4th  edition of the annual EU-Startups Conference will be held in Berlin at the  HTW Berlin, April 13, 2017.The event will showcase a selection of Europe’s hottest startups. 400+ participants (founders, startup enthusiasts, corporates, angel investors, VCs as well as media) are expected to attend to learn from some of the most successful European entrepreneurs. HTW Berlin,... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

In four Years - from 80 to 5,000

March 20, 2017. Source:

When the first event, a breakfast meeting, took place in 2013 in Munich 80 participants came to the Hofbäuhaus.  Since then Bits & Pretzels has grown to a three-day event with 5,000 attendees. This is the number set as maximum by the organizers.   This year the annual founders’ festival in Munich will be held September 24-26 in combination with the famous... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Friendsfactory by etventure combine Offers in Schwabing

March 18, 2017. Source:

Friendsfactory and Etventure have partnered to provide a completed range of services to startup companies.  Friendsfactory offers office and co-working facilities in several locations in Germany and now combined this offer the experiences of etventure made, for example, with its European Innovation Hub in Berlin. "Friendsfactory by etventure" is the name for this cooperation that opened its... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Boost Turku starts Accelerator Program 2017

March 17, 2017. Source:

Startup Journey is a ten-week program for “teams with kick-ass attitude” who want to make their idea a reality. The program is looking for teams with a potent business idea, skills to execute and willingness to commit to the program. Game developers or teams are special focus of this accelerator program. Already earlier issues of Startup Journey were very popular among gaming teams.... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

FinTech Acceleration Program in Frankfurt/Main

March 16, 2017. Source:

Frankfurt / Main certainly is a European financial industry hub. But, looking at the FinTech Startup sector, other cities in Germany and abroad already have a more advanced ecosystem. And these cities are working on building up their system for supporting FinTech startups. Now Frankfurt has added a new initiative to support the development of new FinTcch companies. TechQuartier is a co-working... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Coworking Conference to be held in Leipzig

March 16, 2017. Source:

The Cowork 2017 claims to be the largest conference on co-working in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. This year the event will take place in Leipzig, March 31 to April 2, 2017. Organized by Basislager Coworking in cooperation with Social Impact Hub, and the German Coworking Federation COWORK 2017 will bring together coworkers, researchers and operators of co-working spaces from the... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Ireland’s Entrepreneurs Development Program 2017 started

March 15, 2017. Source:

Under the name “New Frontiers Programme” the Entrepreneurs Development Program 2017 of Ireland has started in February / March with public information events in iHub Galway  iHub Castlebar and  at  Moy Valley Resources, Bunree, Ballina. The program aims at developing entrepreneurs throughout Ireland and phase 1 applications will open soon. Funded by Enterprise Ireland... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Tenth Annual Forum “Russia-Europe: Cooperation without Frontiers”

March 14, 2017. Source:

The nine earlier events brought together 1,314 Russian and 463 European companies for 3,079 bilateral negotiations, This year the Moscow Entrepreneurs Association will hold the Tenth Annual B2B Forum “Russia-Europe: Cooperation without Frontiers” on June 29-30, 2017 in Moscow. For networking the The tentative Forum agenda includes three round-tables during the first day: :... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Heracles organizes Startup Camp

March 13, 2017. Source:

Startup Camp, to be held May 8 to June 16, 2017  in Mons, is an acceleration program focused on content participants need for their projects This brand new 6 week program will allow participants to challenge their ideas directly with their customers. This full-time program is filled with challenges and adventures alongside other project leaders to give a boost to the startup projects.... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

New Spaces for Innovation

March 12, 2017. Source:

“Switzerland Innovation”, the Foundation Swiss Innovation Park was founded in March 2015 (see News article) and will operate on five sites:  with in the vicinity of the two Federal Institutes of Technology in Lausanne and Zurich and the three network locations in Aargau, in north-western Switzerland and in Biel. The Switzerland Innovation Park Zürich will open in Summer 2017... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

City of Lucerne promotes Creative Industry

March 11, 2017. Source:

The Agenda for Culture 2020 of the city of Lucerne, Switzerland does not only include a strategy for museums and exhibitions and other cultural activities, it also aims to promote and support creative industries in the city. The target group includes companies with market-oriented products or projects with a creative-artistic background or context. With an annual budget of CHF 100,000 the city... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Telliskivi Creative City in Tallinn got a Lift

March 10, 2017. Source:

After privatization of the site of the former Baltic Railway factories (founded in 1869) / Tallinn Electrical Engineering Factory in ten building on 25,000 m2 Telliskivi Creative City was established in 2009 giving existing architecture new and alternative purposes. Meanwhile it has developed to be the largest hub for the creative economy in Estonia – a work and leisure environment growing,... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

500 Small Business Projects in Egypt

March 10, 2017. Source:

“Support for the private sector, and in particular to MSMEs, is one of the EU’s key priorities to promote economic development for inclusive growth and job creation in the Southern Neighbourhood South” stated Reinhold Brender, Chargé d'Affaires a.i. of the EU Delegation to Egypt at an event in Cairo in early March. The event, attended by many business representatives and... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Estonian Startups show dynamic Development

March 09, 2017. Source:

90% of the startups in Estonia are in the very early or early stages of development and most of them are active in the three sectors hardware, developer tools, collaboration & productivity and fintech. Startup Estonia states: “Estonian startups are a heterogeneous bunch and cannot be defined by a ruling industry” and continues that for many of them it might still too early to... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Africa Enterprise Summit in Ghana

March 09, 2017. Source:

Can enterprise be an engine of resilience in Africa? How can Africa’s enterprises develop resilient solutions to Africa’s problems? These are questions on the agenda of the Africa Enterprise Summit. Organized by the British Council this regional summit will be held March 22-24, 2017 in Accra, Ghana. The event will be a dialogue on ‘next generation innovations’ and... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

INNO AWARD 2017 open for Application

March 08, 2017. Source:

The 5th INNO AWARD is calling for applications. Invited are innovative ideas, concepts, products or processes that only very recently or not yet have been transformed into a business. The Award is open nation-wide in Germany for any sector. With prize money of in total EUR 18,000 INNO AWARD is sponsored by the technology centers in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and business partners. Deadline for... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

12 of 450 – Startupbootcamp Singapore 2017 Cohort ready to start

March 07, 2017. Source:

450 international startups applied for the 2017 cohort of Startupbootcamp Singapore – 12 of them were accepted. The global accelerator Startupbootcamp started 2010 in Europe and meanwhile, working at 17 locations, has expanded globally, including India, Mexico, and the United States. The Singapore accelerator is focused on FinTech. The 12 startups of the 2017 Singapore cohort cover the... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

TOA Berlin tours the World

March 06, 2017. Source:

70 per cent of the speakers at TOA Berlin come from abroad. Now, TOA is visiting them at home. With the aim to build a global platform for interdisciplinary knowledge exchange the TOA world tour is going abroad itself. The first step to connect the Berlin ecosystem with counterparts throughout the world was TOA LA. This event in Los Angeles (Nov 4, 2016) began with rooftop inspiration followed by... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Creative Business Cup Lithuania

March 05, 2017. Source:

The Creative Business Cup competition focuses on entrepreneurs and start-ups, but is open to any creative industry representative with brilliant business idea. There are no specific limitations with regard to age, turnover or number of employees or participating companies and there is a wide range of sectors that may apply: Advertising, Crafts, Architecture, Design, Fashion, Cinema,... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

10,000 m² for Creative Minds

March 04, 2017. Source:

Artists and movers in the creative industry will find space to work in Hamburg’s historic Speicherstadt, part of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. About 10,000 m² of space in a historic storage building “M 28” will be made available – to begin with in the first phase of renovation 5,300 m² in the new KREATIVSPEICHER M28 are scheduled to become available in November... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Spacemob - Co-working Space from Singapore plans to expand

March 02, 2017. Source:

In addition to its first co-working location Claymore, opened in October 2016, spacemob (backed by Vertex Ventrues) now has opened another location at Singapore Science Park. Spacemob Ascent offers 1,300 m² of space and is part of a partnership with Ascendas-Singbridge, a provider of sustainable urban solutions across 29 cities in Asia. The new co-working space is located in the new... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Fishburners now in Sydney, Brisbane and Shanghai

February 28, 2017. Source:

With parallel pitch nights in Brisbane and Sydney the co-working space Fishburners started into the year 2017. “More than a co-working space” is the motto of Fisburners and therefore community activities are an important activity. From the Sydney co-working space three successful startups graduated: Car Next Door, Mad Paws and Premonition. They are moving on and upwards as they have... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

BVIZ Biotech Parks at German Biotech Days

February 24, 2017. Source:

At the German Biotechnology Days 2017 (April 5 -6, 2016 in Hanover) the work group BioParks of BVIZ will jointly present their activities. This presentation continues earlier successful participations of German bio-technology parks. The BVIZ Workgroup has organized The event is co-organized by BIO Deutschland and the Council of German BioRegions. This year’s host BioRegion is BioRegioN.... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

20 years Darboven IDEE Award for Women Startups

February 23, 2017. Source:

The Darboven IDEE Award is the only national award is the only national award for innovative business start-ups of women. Hamburg coffee house Albert Darboven took initiative for this award in 1997 and this year can celebrate the 20th anniversary of this activity. With the award Albert Darboven, since 1987 head of the company,   wants to encourage women entrepreneurship: "I am always... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Hamburg Music Startup wins Music WorX Accelerator

February 23, 2017. Source:

NOYS - VR MUSIC is the lucky winner of € 5,000 prize money awarded by the City of Hamburg for young, innovative companies from the music industry.  The prize was awarded on Nov 30, 2016 as part of the Music WorX Days, the grand finale of a 12-weeks accelerator program. NOYS is a platform giving musicians the opportunity to perform live in virtual worlds; an app allows listeners from all... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Fuse for Founders

February 23, 2017. Source:

To develop the founders network of the Rhine Neckar Region, Heidelberg Startup Partners together with the creative business center Dezernat16 several times per year organizes events for start-ups and investors. These “Fuse for Founders” events begin with a short presentation of a founder or entrepreneur. This is followed by a barbecue and cold drinks to provide the right environment... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

StartupBoat reports great Results

February 22, 2017. Source:

For last year StartupBoat can look back on major achievements. The initiative partnering with the UNICEF Innovation Fund launched an online incubation tool, raised a total of € 4 million Euro for projects around the world, and opened an Academy to train changemakers around mass migration. The founder, Paula Schwarz was elected as the Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs,... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Meet 50 Media Startups at Next Media Match in Hamburg

February 22, 2017. Source:

At the Next Media Match in Hamburg on March 2-3, 2017 50 international media startups with disruptive ideas for the future of content and advertising are looking for the right partners to grow. The startups will be joined by Top managers from the European media and online marketing scene, searching for innovative founders and ideas as well as Investors, VCs, angels determined to fund and support... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Baltic States Competitiveness

February 21, 2017. Source:

The Riga Venture Summit 2017,  held on February 9, 2017 in the historic the House of the Blackheads analyzed startup policies, especially way to create a more attractive startup ecosystems. Organized by Latvian Startup Association Startin.LV the forum brought together not only the representatives of all the Baltic States, but also guests from United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Russian,... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

"You Is Now" terminated operation

February 21, 2017. Source:

Opened in 2013 the startup program "You Is Now".now ended its activities  Initiated by the advertising portal Scout24 the program initially provided capital injections of € 25,000 and provided one year of free support to accepted startups and did not take shares in return. During the roughly four years of operation about 660 startups applied for the program; 30 were accepted and few of... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Ten Startups selected for Tourism Accelerator in Iceland

February 20, 2017. Source:

On February 16, 2017 the now selected ten business ideas will begin to materialize in the ten-week accelerator “Startup Tourism”.  The program is tailored to the needs of new tourism companies. They will receive professional support and mentoring to accelerate the development of their idea to a startup company. Competition for a place in the accelerator was strong; the 10... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Award winning Startup Seeks Crowdfunding

February 20, 2017. Source:

MyFoodHero is an app for local and regional food offers to help vendors reach new customers and generate additional revenue. At the same time, it also helps customers save money. The app enables food retailers real time to sell overcapacities or their products with short residual sales with the aim to reduce the retail food waste by 25%. This could have a significant impact. 125.000 tons of food... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

For the Sixth Time: Startup Iceland 2017

February 19, 2017. Source:

Since 2012 annually Startup Iceland is bringing together the entrepreneurship Ecosystem of   the country with international partners. For 2107 the event on May 31, 2017 in the Harpa – Reykjavik Conference Centre, will be focused on Personal Data, Health, Wellness and Technology. The founder of Startup Iceland, Bala Kamallakharan, believes that this is “the time is right to... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

A common destiny Africa and Europe

February 18, 2017. Source:

The annual international tech conference #Afrobytes aims at connecting business and technology leaders, founders, investors and policy experts with the fastest-growing African tech startups. Participants have the opportunity to learn how tech impacts business in Africa, gain insights into what African consumers will be clamoring for next year and how you can deliver now, find their next... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Call for Papers for the 13th Annual INSME Meeting in Mexico

February 17, 2017. Source:

Deadline March 8, 2017 Setting up the agenda for the 13th INSME Annual Meeting under the headline “Improving Productivity in SMEs and Their Role in Global Value Chains” INSME is calling for papers. The extended deadline is March 8, 2017. Accepted proposals will give free attendance to the meeting. The Annual INSME Meeting this year will take place May 15 - 17, 2017 in Puerto Vallarta,... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Ireland: The technology ecosystem meets in Ireland at FutureScope

February 17, 2017. Source:

FutureScope will bring  together thought-leaders from the technology ecosystem to share perspectives on evolving trends and how they will shape our future world. The event will provide crucial insights for developing businesses in the main areas IoT, Fintech, Data Analytics and Future World with offstage panels on such key verticals On May 10, 2017 FutureScope  will assemble high... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Polish Innovation Centers meet to celebrate in Olsztyn

February 17, 2017. Source:

The 27th Annual conference 2017 of PBICA (Polish Business and Innovation Center Association) will be held in  Olsztyn on May 22 – 24, 2017 in cooperation with the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn. The main discussion topics of the event will be Internationalization of companies and Business and Innovation Centers, Practical aspects of investing in start-ups and provide... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Learn from an Entrepreneur revolutionizing the Energy Market

February 16, 2017. Source:

Next Kraftwerke operates one of the largest virtual power plants in Europe. By connecting flexible power producers and consumers work together in this virtual power plant to balance the fluctuation of solar and wind energy. This concept works under the slogan “Together we are Mega Watt” and allows to also integrate small power producers. Next Kraftwerke networked 3,700 decentralized... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Network of creative Professionals in NRW

February 15, 2017. Source:

CREATIVE.NRW is the network of creative professionals in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). Accounting for €36 billion in revenue and employing 340,000 people in 52,000 businesses, the creative industries rank fourth in the state’s economy. As a center of expertise in the state, CREATIVE.NRW serve employees, companies, freelancers, institutions, and municipalities.by building bridges... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

National Startup Program made in Dortmund: Start2Grow

February 15, 2017. Source:

Since 2001 the annual start2grow competition, initiated by the Dortmund Economic Development Agency has been taking place annually. Founders from all over Germany can participate. Registration is possible at any time and it is free of charge. Start2Grow is not just a competition; it offers a range of options. For example, the Coaching Network offers contacts for support with writing, submitting... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

F10 Fintech Accelerator in Zürich

February 14, 2017. Source:

‘Prototype to Product’ is one of the three accelerator programs of F10 in Zürich. It provides a six-month  program in which up to 20 teams / startups are supported in transitioning their prototype to a sellable product. Each team will be supported by a coach from the F10 team as well as an external mentor and have access to working space at F10 in Zurich or at Fusion,... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

EPIC started in Yerevan

February 13, 2017. Source:

The American University of Armenia (AUA) in Yerevan has joined the entreprneruship support ecosystem by establishing the Entrepreneurship & Product Innovation Center (EPIC) in June 2016. . The American University of Armenia (AUA), founded in 1991 and affiliated with the University of California, is a private institution of higher learning, offering a global education in Armenia. AUA’s... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Open for Application: MassChallenge Switzerland

February 13, 2017. Source:

Last year the first MassChallenge Switzerland attracted 450 applications from startups across all industries in the world. 51 of the 70 selected startups for the first cohort were from Switzerland. Ten startups were selected to present before the jury and 6 of them were declared the winners of the first edition. Five international companies moved their activities to the canton of Vaud and raised... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Forum for open Exchange - Kolba Cafes in Yerevan

February 12, 2017. Source:

Kolba Lab is a business incubator and co-working space in Yerevan focused on providing a place for friendly and interactive public talks - a platform for citizens, developments practitioners, and government officials to interact, exchange ideas and discuss a range of development challenges and solutions and build a shared development agenda. The monthly learning and networking events are open to... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Invitation only: Pirate Summit Cologne

February 12, 2017. Source:

Pirate Summit is an invitation-only conference for early-stage startups, investors and corporate executives and will be held September 6-7, 2017 in Cologne, Germany. All attendees are handpicked from applications or personally invited to retain a networking format on the highest possible level of quality and influence. The event strives to connect early-stage founders and investors. Startups... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Building the Swiss FinTech Ecosystem

February 11, 2017. Source:

The independent association Swiss Fintech Innovations brings together the leading Swiss financial institutions with the aim to drive collaboration and digital innovations in the financial services industry. Members are. For example, well-known institutions like AXA Winterthur, Helvetia, Swiss Life, Credit Swiss, Züricher Kantonalbank, and CSS Insurances. The association is cooperating with... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Armenia’s Global Start-ups Having Received External Funding

February 10, 2017. Source:

Little by little, the world has begun to recognize Armenia as a hotspot for IT development and innovation. And it’s no coincidence that the number of IT companies that have received funding from outside Armenia is growing rapidly. Not only do many Armenian startups prove to be promising enough to grab the attention of external venture capital firms, but they also receive a respectable... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

CREATIVE.Spaces presented by CREATIVE.NRW

February 10, 2017. Source:

With the CREATIVE.Spaces award, CREATIVE.NRW supports initiatives that link creative actors in North Rhine-Westphalia across all sectors. Out of 30 applications, a jury of well-known industry representatives selected five creative networks. These will be awarded with a total of € 25,000 in CREATIVE.Spaces presented by CREATIVE.NRW. After an impulse from Adobe on the theme "Experience Economy... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Seedstar MENA Summit in Bahrain

February 09, 2017. Source:

The first regional Seedstars MENA Summit was launched at CH9, an accelerator in Bahrain that also provides facilities in Amman (Jordan), Rammallah (Palestine), and London (Ontario, Canada). The Summit was the culmination of Seedstars World, a startup competition for emerging markets organized by Swiss-based Seedstars and CH9 in strategic partnership with Bahrain Economic Development Bank and... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Joining the Club

February 08, 2017. Source:

It is long process to become certified by EBN, European Innovation Network, as EU BIC. CEI Louvain successfully went through this quality certification process and has joined the “club” of EU BICs. CEI Louvain, located in the heart of the Scientific Park of Louvain-la-Neuve works in partnership with the UCL (Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve) to offer a dynamic and... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

New Business Accelerator in Hamburg by Haspa and HSH Nordbank

February 07, 2017. Source:

The electronic commerce sector will be the focus of a new accelerator in Hamburg. Under the name Next Commerce Accelerator (NCA), the banks Hamburger Sparkasse (Haspa) and HSH Nordbank have joined for this initiative venture that is also supported by the City of Hamburg. The new accelerator will bring together startup entrepreneurs from across Europe with established companies and financiers to... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Training for Jordanian Grassroots Initiatives

February 06, 2017. Source:

The workshop “Social Eco-innovation” to be held from March 25 – 28, 2017 in Jordan as part  of the SwitchMed Civil Society training program that was set up to support social and ecological innovations by Civil Society Organizations (CSO) in the Mediterranean region. The target groups for the actual training are civil society actors in Jordan who aim... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

New Insurtech Accelerator in Zürch

February 05, 2017. Source:

The Helvetia InsurTech Accelerator aims to encourage spin-offs and accompany start-ups with an affinity to Helvetia's core business after the successful completion of a structured Accelerator program. The first Helvetia InsurTech Accelerator was launched on 13 February 2017 and has a CHF 55 million fund to invest in up to 25 startups during coming years. The accelerator program is based on a... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Application open for Kickstart Accelerator Zürich

February 04, 2017. Source:

The Kickstart Accelerator is a multi-corporate, zero-equity technology accelerator and an initiative of digitalswitzerland.  Now, applications are open for the 2017 class of international startups. A shortlist of up to 30 startups will be selected who will participate in an 11-week program (start is September 4; closing demo day on November 17, 2017) focused on Food, FinTech, Smart Cities... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

The Sixth Social Media Week Hamburg

February 04, 2017. Source:

The creative startup sector of Hamburg for the sixth time will meet one week for the Social Media Week Hamburg beginning February 27, 2017. More than 3.000 participants are expected to attend the 150 events during SMWHH 2017. Free tickets can be ordered online. Social Media, Technology and Digitalization are the focus areas of the SMWHH events, for example the presentation “Self-Marketing... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Beehive – new Co-working Space in Hamburg

February 03, 2017. Source:

The new co-working space Beehive intends to offer the most flexible access to the workspaces – soon also in two additional locations in Hamburg as well as Frankfurt/Main and Berlin. Being open 24/7 this co-working space in the center of the city should be accommodate all needs of freelancers. The schemes offered begins with a free 3-days trial for open space co-working, and ... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Pan-African Accelerator for Entrepreneurs with Digital Products

February 02, 2017. Source:

Call for Applications: deadline: February 8, 2017 CTIC Dakar, with the support of InfoDev, is launching a Regional Accelerator to promote the growth and international development of high-potential technology SMEs. This one-year program will accompany West and Central African companies with innovative digital products. 20 successful applicants will receive a one-year support from CTIC Dakar or... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

EU Neighbors – new EU website launched

February 01, 2017. Source:

This new website is replacing the former EU Neighborhood Info Centre website and provides information in tow main sections: EU Neighbors east and EU Neighbors south. Being available in four languages (Arabic, French, English and Russian) is making access easier for users in the covered countries. Access will be further expanded by making the site available also in Armenian, Azerbaijani,... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Second Time in Oldenburg -Women Entrepreneurship Forum 2017

January 31, 2017. Source:

First time the Women Entrepreneurship Forum (WE Forum) was held in September 2016. Now, the second edition has been announced to be held in Oldenburg, Germany on March 22+23, 2017. The University Oldenburg, Germany since October 2014, with the team of the first (junior) Professorship for Female Entrepreneurship has been researching and teaching about the special features of female... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Turning the Solar System into our backyard

January 29, 2017. Source:

The Disrupt Space Summit will be held in Berlin March 14-15, 2017 to connect entrepreneurs with decision makers to collaboratively solve today's problems using space. The Summit brings the most promising space startups to meet with top investors and executives. This two-day event is fueled with business meetings, inspiring keynotes and hands on activities to foster collaboration towards... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

China builds Business Incubator in Belgium

January 28, 2017. Source:

Scheduled for opening in 2018 the China Belgium Technology Center (CBTC) project is set to establish the first Chinese high-tech incubation and innovation center in Belgium, providing business incubation and innovation services to Chinese, Belgian and European companies.  The project is seen as the most important Chinese FDI project in Belgium with an estimated investment of €200... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

First Time: Mind and Market in Charleroi

January 27, 2017. Source:

The first edition of Mind and Market Charleroi will take place on February 9, 2017 at the Palais des Expo to showcase the entrepreneurial projects of the Charlroi region. 36 companies in creation or in development will present their innovations. The objective of this forum is to allow these entrepreneurs to find a partner, advice, financing, a good idea, and synergy. The day will end with... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article



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