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PepsiCo launches oPepsiCo launches own Startup Accelerator

July 23, 2018. Source:

PepsiCo is entering the startups scene. In June, the company announced to partner with “The Hatchery” in Chicago, a nonprofit food and beverage incubator. But, this is not enough for nurturing the most promising new products. PepsiCo also will launch its own acceleration / incubation activity under the name “The Hive” that will be a separate entrepreneurial group outside... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Grants 4 Apps invites for the Kick-off Event for the 5th Round

July 22, 2018. Source:

The Bayer HealthTech Accelerator G4A Grants4Apps, works with startups using science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, for developing new health products and services. On August 30, 2018 the fifth round will be kicked off with an event at Bayer CoLaborator in Berlin. Grants4Apps is an Open Innovation initiative from Bayer AG. The accelerator allocates grants or offers financial support to... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Hamburg Founders Award

July 21, 2018. Source:

Particularly innovative businesses and promising founders will receive the Hamburg Founders Award on September 10, 2018 in the historic Fischauktionshalle Hamburg.The prize, as in earlier years, will be awarded in the categories Entrepreneur, League Climber, and Lifetime Achievement to entrepreneurs of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. The winners do not benefit from cash prizes or in-kind... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

DEV Camp 2018 to be held in Hamburg

July 20, 2018. Source:

DevCamp, organized by Gesellschaft für Informatik, is a tech conference making participants co-creators. The conference gathers developers, computer scientists and IT enthusiasts on November 23, 2018 in the University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg. Interactive workshops organized by participants provide opportunities to discuss with experts and make contacts. Everyone becomes an active... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Victoria got a new Home for Innovation

July 20, 2018. Source:

The State of Victoria, Australia got a new “home for innovation”. The refurbished Goods Shed North recently has been with the officially launched to bring together leading startups across various sectors including medtech, agtech, fintech and cyber security. The historic 111-year-old building in the heart of Melbourne’s Docklands now has become the “Victorian Innovation... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

New FinTech Hub in Bahrain now is open

July 19, 2018. Source:

Bahrain FinTech Bay (BFB) has officially opened for business providing an advanced FinTech ecosystem the MENA region’s largest FinTech hub. BFB was established to bring together industry leaders and new companies in FinTech from around the world to drive innovation and create opportunities for growth.The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) and Singapore’s FinTech Consortium (FTC)... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Startup Hubs at “Innov Invest Day” in Casablanca

July 17, 2018. Source:

An international event organized by the bank Caisse Centrale de Garantie end of June in Casablanca brought together players of the Moroccan finance sector and representatives of international startup financiers. Topics of the event were the dynamics and challenges of entrepreneurship , the acceleration of start-up growth through fundraising, the investor vision and ROI of financing, the role of... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Zurich Kraftwerk will get 35 new Tech Tenants in Autumn

July 16, 2018. Source:

30 startups from 12 countries and additionally 5 intrapreneur teams have been selected for the Kickstart acceleration program 2018. The selected startups will attend the seven-week Kickstart Accelerator that has been initiated by Impact Hub Zurich and was launched in 2015 by digitalswitzerland. The 35 startups during the program will work in Kraftwerk, a location of Impact Hub Zurich. Kraftwerk... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Chicago gets a new F&B Business Incubator

July 15, 2018. Source:

The 6,200 m² facility of the new food and beverage business incubator The Hatchery Chicago is scheduled to open in late 2018. Hatchery Chicago will serve entrepreneurs, workers, and neighborhood market members by providing private and shared kitchens, meeting spaces, dry/cold storage, loading docks as well as workshops and educational seminars specific to food and beverage businesses.... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Public Services Startup Weekend in Prague

July 14, 2018. Source:

For those having an idea how to improve public services, the Startup Weekend in Prague on Oct 12-14, 2018 is the place togo. This event offers a platform for meeting people who are interested in building and launching new digital products. During this action-oriented weekend, participants will be able to design solutions, tools, and learning spaces to address public services and turn an idea into... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

New Online Hub: CzechStartups.org

July 14, 2018. Source:

As first official online hub for entrepreneurship and startups in the Czech Republic, CzechInvest, the National Investment and Business Development Agency created CzechStartups.org. Partners in realizing this project are IBM Czech Republic, Czech ICT Alliance, Association of small and medium-sized Enterprises and Crafts of the Czech Republic and Rockaway Capital. The website offers information... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

The Winners of the EU Sustainable Energy Awards 2018

July 13, 2018. Source:

At the annual Policy Conference of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) held in Brussels, June 2-8, 2018 offered over 50 sessions hosted by representatives from the EU institutions, as well as stakeholders, the Policy Conference experienced a lively debate around energy islands, consumers, smart cities and regional development, digitalization, renewables, transformation of the energy system,... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Regional Innovation Facilitators appointed in Australia

July 12, 2018. Source:

The government of Australia is strengthening efforts to support entrepreneurial development and startups off the big cities. Now, the government has appointed four regional innovation facilitators tasked to help the development of incubators in regional areas. The facilitators will be providing advice to regional incubators, assist building links with business, industry, universities and research... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

New building for Heidelberg’s high-tech Founders: Shell completed

July 11, 2018. Source:

Construction of the Business Development Center Organic Electronics (BDC OE) of Technology Park Heidelberg is progressing on schedule. On July 11, 2017 the topping of the nes building was celebrated with participants from politics, science and industry. After construction began in September 2017 startups can expect to move into the new 4,200 m²facility in mid-2019. At that time BDC OE is... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

LaFactory in Casablanca started Scalerator program

July 09, 2018. Source:

End of 2017 a new hub opened doors in Casablanca: LaFactory is the latest project of SreenDy. The new hub on the eighth floor of Casablanca Technopark is designed as an innovation space with the mission to accelerate collaboration between Moroccan startups and large enterprises. The aim is to lead such partnerships to co-development, joint marketing initiatives and add high value to the new... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

The 8 Startups that pitched at Seedstars Harare - Rera is the Winner

July 08, 2018. Source:

The eight startups that were selected to pitch at the Seedstars pitching event in Harare, Zimbabwe (see article on previous page) wereVoteAfrica aiming to educate, motivate and empower voters to “fully own the electoral process and hold elected officials accountable” by providing the electorate with offline educational material through a mobile app.Wellnescript is a healthtech startup... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Transparency and Quality Standards for Swiss Apps

July 07, 2018. Source:

Application for the award is possible until September 10, 2018 through website  Since five years “Best of Swiss Apps” is annually awarding the Best of Swiss Apps Award is to promote transparency and quality standards in the Swiss app and mobile industry. This year the award ceremony for the sixth edition of Best of Swiss Apps will take place on Nov 7 in Zurich for the categories... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Smart Station Zurich – Opportunity for Startups

July 06, 2018. Source:

Application deadline is July 31, 2018Startups may get the opportunity to test their prototype and market in the main hall of Zurich’s SBB Central Station. The initiative is called “SBB Sandbox” and will take place October 16 – 21, 2018. Train station users can test digital projects and prototypes and the startups get feedback. To prepare for this testing Swill Rail SBB... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

The sixth Startups @ Reeperbahn is open for Applications

July 05, 2018. Source:

Application deadline is August 10, 2018For the sixth time Startups @ Reeperbahn in Hamburg will be the place where five young, innovative companies from all over Europe present themselves to over 450 investors, corporates, journalists and multipliers of the German digital and media industry. The winner will take home a media budget of € 150.000 – the WELT Media Prize – and a... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Startup Village Black Forest, Missing Entrepreneurs and the Promotion of regional Offers

June 24, 2018. Source:

The RKW event "Impulses for Strengthening the Founding Culture" on June 4, 2018 in Berlin highlighted results of the current Global Entrepreneurship Monitor for Germany.As strengths, the experts stated the excellent physical infrastructure, appreciation of innovations and the protection of intellectual property. On the downside are a still relatively low level entrepreneurship education (not only... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Fertility Tracker: Ava AG wins Swiss Medtech Award 2018

June 22, 2018. Source:

In Bern 500+ attendees of the Swiss Medtech Day 2018 event witnessed the selection of this years’s Swiss Medtech Award winner: Ava AG, a company founded in 2014, already has created more than 45 jobs at its Zurich headquarters and plans to grow by further 20 jobs by the end of 2018. Ava AG has branch offices in San Francisco and Belgrade and plans to open in Asia during this year. Ava has... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

ZGC InnoHub in Heidelberg officially opened

June 21, 2018. Source:

The Beijing Innovation Zone Zhonguancun Development Group (ZGC) on May 7, 2018 officially opened its German ZGC InnoHub in Heidelberg. The new innovation center is the German offshoot of Beijing's (ZGC), China's first successful innovation zone, also known as the Silicon Valley of China because many global corporations Lenovo, Baidu and Tencent have been founded here. The ZGC InnoHubs are part of... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Maritime Accelerator launched in Turku

June 19, 2018. Source:

End of May 2018, at the SHIFT Festival in Turku a new acceleration program has been launched in Turku, Finland. The ambitious goal of this initiative is to make Finland the leading region of maritime and manufacturing industries in Europe. The foundation is seen in the strong maritime industry and international leading companies based in southwestern and western parts of Finland. The accelerator... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

AfriLabs Annual Gathering 2018 together with Sahara Sparks 2018

June 18, 2018. Source:

Each year the AfriLabs Annual Gathering provides an opportunity for stakeholders in the African tech ecosystem to meet, network and share. Under the theme “Innovation in the Data Age”, member tech hubs of AfriLabs as well as entrepreneurs, corporates, investors, academia and developmental agencies will come together for the 3rd edition of the AfriLabs Annual Gathering on October 11... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Vertical in Helsinki launched International Startup Collaboration Program

June 17, 2018. Source:

Supported by its main sponsor Samsung as well as Pfizer, Folkhälsan, the Helsinki based program Vertical is running an International Collaboration Program aiming to provide a better health care, prevention or rehabilitation to people around the world. Startups from Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland and Switzerland have been selected for the program start: Gonio VR (Copenhagen,... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Civic Technology in Focus of Seedstars Pitch in Harare, Zimbabwe

June 15, 2018. Source:

Startups that are less than 2 years old, have raised less than USD 500 000, have an MVP ready and have regional & global scalability potential are called to apply for the Seedstars pitch in the Impact Hub Harare, Zimbabwe on June 20, 2018. This event also will offer the opportunity to enjoy inspirational tech discussions, international speakers, and networking sessions. The list of speakers... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Flat6Labs Accelerator now also in Bahrain

June 13, 2018. Source:

Since spring 2018, Flat6Labs Bahrain is a new startup accelerator supported by Tamkeen and aiming to accelerate and launch local and international talent in Bahrain. Tamkeen is part of the Bahrain’s national reform initiatives with the task of developing the private sector the key driver of economic development.Flat6Labs Bahrain will take advantage of its expansive and wide-reaching network... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Just 5 Days to go for Music WorX in Hamburg

June 12, 2018. Source:

The application deadline for the actual accelerator program of Music WorX is June 17, 2018.Music WorX was set up to help passionate founders and start-ups in the music and media industry realizing their innovative power. The program is an elementary building block of a functioning ecosystem for the music industry taking advantage of the strengths of Hamburg being home of major labels, publishers... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

European Mobility Startups get new Funding Source

June 11, 2018. Source:

A new fund for investment in European and Israeli mobility startups has been set up by the VC Target Global At this time the fund is ready for investing € 85 million; the target is a volume €255 million. The new fund is aimed at companies with innovations in the automotive industry, for private and public transport, for logistics as well as service models and marketplaces.The mobility... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

FinTech Accelerator in Bangkok calls Applications for Third Cohort

June 10, 2018. Source:

Krungsri, Thailand’s fifth largest bank is driving fintech innovation through its accelerator Krungsri RISE. This 12-weeks acceleration program – open for startups from around the globe – is part of the bank’s corporate venture capital arm that has set aside US$ 30 million to invest in startups during 3 years. Krungsri RISE now will accept another 10 startups for the... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Air + Solar Energy = Drinking Water

June 09, 2018. Source:

Nine teams of social enterprises from across Europe and Africa attend the ISHOW Nairobi competition, Kenya with projects offering solutions to problems in agriculture, health, energy production and others. The competitions was held early May and organized by Gearbox in partnership with Lemelson Foundation, Villgro India, Villgro Kenya, Engineering for Change, Form labs and Catapult Design.... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Karlsruhe Startup Ecosystem gets new €200 million Booster

June 08, 2018. Source:

A new €200-million fund for investments in technology businesses has been closed. The Venture Capitalist Lea Partners in Karlsruhe is investing from “seed to buy-out” with a B2B focus. With the new fund Lea intends to invest primarily in innovative B2B companies with €10 to 40 million per startup with both, majority or minority shareholdings. Credit institutions, pension... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Bahrain gets new co-working Space: Co-Lab

June 07, 2018. Source:

Soon Co.Lab in Bahrain will open as a meeting place for innovators, entrepreneurs, freelancers, designers, and free-thinkers. Co-Lab will focus on the collaborative qualities of a well-curated co-working space in an architecturally designed and functional spaces for productive and discerning clients, supported by a roster of tech, design, business events, and talks; all fueled by freshly made... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

EV Hive will launch 100 new Co-working Locations is Southeast Asia

June 06, 2018. Source:

In September 2017, EV Hive, a co-working space in Indonesia operating 21 spaces in Jakarta and Tangerang with currently more than 3,000 active members received USD 3.7 million capital in a pre-Series funding round. Now the company succeeded raising further US 20 million to accelerate expansion in South-East with the goal to launch 100 locations throughout the region by 2022, including Vietnam,... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

The Road to Berlin goes via Aachen, Cologne and Munich

June 05, 2018. Source:

The Startupnight, one of Europe largest events for startups, will be held September 6 and 7, 2018 in Berlin. But, the Road to Berlin already is open now. It offers several smaller Startupnights in Munich  on June 7, Cologne  on June 28 and Aachen on July 6  on July 6. These events consist of exhibitions, pitch sessions and awards. The winner will get a ticket for the Startupnight... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

AficArena and VIVA Tech for strategic African – French Partnership

June 04, 2018. Source:

VIVA Tech, held in Paris in May, will partner with AficArena, a sister event that will be held in Cape Town November 16-281, 2018. This cooperation will be based on a formal partnership agreement aimed to build strong links between the European and African entrepreneurship and investor ecosystems. Part of the joint activities is an innovation challenge to all African startups and companies to... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

USD 100,000 won by startups at the Bahrain Startup Week

June 03, 2018. Source:

The Startup Week Bahrain in March 2018 at Bahrain International Circuit offered a series of events that attracted more than 2,500 attendees from the regional and global startup ecosystem. The week was organized with the aim to help enable innovation and entrepreneurship Through hackathons and pitch competitions more than USD 100,000 was awarded to startups. Winners included Saudi startup Morph... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Seedstars calls MENA Startups to enter Pitching Competition – 1 Million to win

June 02, 2018. Source:

The Switzerland based Seedstars World is a startup competition for emerging markets. The program runs 65+ local competitions to identify the best seed-stage startups, give them pitch training and award the winners with an opportunity to compete in the Seedstars Global Summit. While the competitions for Egypt and Tunisia already are closed for this year, startups still can apply for the... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Malaysia: The end of the MaGIC?

May 30, 2018. Source:

At 4th Global Entrepreneurship Summit held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2013, MaGIC was launched Barack Obama, at that time President of the USA. MaGIC, the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre meanwhile runs several programs. In May 2018 the agency announced a new initiative: IDEA, Impact Driven Enterprise Accreditation that aims to support for social enterprises that are... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

European Sustainable Energy Week with Policy Conference

May 28, 2018. Source:

June 2-8, 2018 the 13th annual Policy Conference of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will be held in Brussels. The registration deadline is May 30, 2018.With over 50 sessions hosted by representatives from the EU institutions, as well as different stakeholders, the Policy Conference promises to feed a lively debate around energy islands, consumers, smart cities and regional development,... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

re:publica – Ghana and USA on the list for upcoming Events

May 25, 2018. Source:

The successful re:publica 2018 (#rp18) on 20 stages,with more than 900 speakers and 500 program sessions just ended an new plans were announced: re:publica goes international. The first event on the African continent is planned to be held in Accra, Ghana by the end of 2018 and as strategic partner of “Deutschlandjahr USA” five events will be organized in the US during this year. This... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article



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