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Summer Academy with Hackathon in Hamburg

May 27, 2017. Source:

The Hamburg Kreativgesellschaft (Hamburg Creative) also this year offers a free interdisciplinary one-week Summer Academy in cooperation with the University Hamburg and the University Hospital Eppendorf with the title “Health Prevention and Stress Management through Learning with Virtual Reality”. The academy addresses students and graduates of all universities to provide skills... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Innovator of the Year 2017 – Award Ceremony in Berlin

May 26, 2017. Source:

Electrics, Growing Heart Valves, Revolutionary Solar Cells: Technology Review presents the leading innovators under 35, including the "Innovator of the Year 2017". The Award is one of the most prestigious prizes for young innovators and has been initiated by the US MIT MIT Technology Review of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Among the winners were Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg,... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Key to Success - Co-working Spaces, Business Incubators or Accelerators?

May 25, 2017. Source:

Separate associations and networks for business incubators, co-working spaces, and accelerators – not to forget those for science / technology parks have developed.  Just a few of those have taken a different approach For example, the German association BVIZ that from the very beginning (named ADT) in the early 1980ies has been integrating the approaches of incubators and science... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Program for NOAH17 in Berlin released

May 24, 2017. Source:

The program for NOAH17 Berlin to be held in Berlin June 22-23, 2017 in Tempodrom has been published. More than 115 confirmed speakers will present on the main stage, 26 are digital unicorns, 9 CEOs of $5bn+ companies and 7 CEOs of US-based global market leaders. NOAH17 expects to attract 4000+ attendees including representatives of 500+ leading investment firms. Registration and contact through... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

COWORKING EUROPE 2017 to be held in Dublin

May 24, 2017. Source:

For the seventh time the conference Coworking Europe invites the community to meet. After Berlin, Paris, Barcelona, Lisbon, Milan, and Brussels, this time Dublin is the place to meet and the dates are November 8 – 20, 2017. The conference organizers expect to attract more than 500 attendees from all around Europe, North America and beyond. The range of topics for the conference is wide... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

APJIE calls for Papers for the Journal’s Volume 11, No 3

May 23, 2017. Source:

APJIE (Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship) announced a Call for Papers for the Volume 11, No.3 (to be published in December 2017). The deadline for manuscripts is August 12, 2017.  is a refereed and highly professional journal covering entrepreneurship, innovation, incubation and related topics. It aims to establish channels of communication and to disseminate... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

12,930 Startups supported by German Business and Innovation Centers

May 22, 2017. Source:

The actual survey of BVITZ, German Federal Association of Innovation, Technology and Startup Centers, found 360 Business Incubators working in Germany in 2016. These centers supported 12,930 startups, thereof 4,660 businesses were newly founded during 2016. 95,230 jobs were provided by the client firms of the German centers. This actual data shows that business incubators continue to play an... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Volkswagen began to support Startups

May 21, 2017. Source:

Mobility, especially car-sharing, fleet management, navigation and parking services will be the focus areas of the new startup support initiative the German car maker Volkswagen will establish in Dresden partnering with the city’s economic promotion agency. The initiative was announced at the Cebit in Hanover giving startups just four weeks’ time to apply for the fist batch of 10... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

The Impact of Blockchain on Entrepreneurship Development

May 20, 2017. Source:

Deadline for Contribution proposals is May 30, 2017 Sponsored by the Business School of Cha University, the Korea Blockchain Standardization Forum and World Fintech Forum the conference “Blockchain on Business and Entrepreneurship (BoBE) 2017” will be on July 20-21, 2017 at the Cha University Conference Hall in Pangyo, Gyeonggi-do, Korea. Blockchain (or Distributed Ledger Technology,... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Korea invites 50 Startups to a 4-month Accelerator Program

May 19, 2017. Source:

Countries around the world are working to build globally competitive startups and to develop networks across the globe in search for a larger market and better investment opportunities. Asia, being a large market containing 60 percent of the world’s population and the home fast-growing developing countries, is an attractive market for startups around the world. The first K-Startup Grand... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Funding for Creative Startups - the Crowd decides

May 18, 2017. Source:

The Hamburg Kreativgesellschaft  (Hamburg Creative Society) and the city magazine SZENE Hamburg together present Startnext, the Nordstarter Crowdfunding Contest. For startups and projects in the creative sector, Nordstarter offers the possibility to start a crowdfunding campaign to introduce your project, find financial sponsors and put it into practice. The range of possible projects is... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Matching Startups and Manufacturing Industry in Berlin Adlershof

May 17, 2017. Source:

The Industry Matching Day will be organized in the Science & Technology Pak Berlin Adlershof on June 29, 2017. Business Start-ups and established SMEs from the manufacturing sector, especially family owned companies, will be brought together for finding ways to mutually benefit from the specific strengths of participating firms – the innovative unrest of startups with the market... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

The Best Way for Supporting Sustainable Startups in the “Full World”

May 16, 2017. Source:

The Borderstep Institute, a private and independent research institute in Berlin, celebrated its tenth anniversary with an Impact Forum on May 15, 2017.  The anniversary was celebrated with some delay; the institute meanwhile is working almost eleven years doing research in innovation and sustainability as an independent think tank focused on entrepreneurial solutions to global challenges... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Mediterranean and European Social Entrepreneurs got a Boost

May 15, 2017. Source:

56 entrepreneurs from 15 EU countries and 3 Maghreb countries during recent three years were brought together through the SEED EURO-MED program that now officially came to an end. Supporting social entrepreneurs in North Africa and Europe was the aim of the EU-funded program that organized 28 exchanges and 3 social entrepreneurship bootcamps for entrepreneurs (in Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco).... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Incubating Justice – Call for Applications

May 14, 2017. Source:

The HiiL Justice Accelerator in The Hague, Netherlands finds and supports the best justice entrepreneurs to create access to justice for all. HiiL has recent and valuable data about justice needs in The Netherlands, Tunisia, Ukraine, and Uganda, and therefore particularly encourages applications that tackle the most prevalent justice needs identified in these countries.... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Casablanca Smart City Expo 2017 to be held May 17 -28, 2017

May 13, 2017. Source:

The second edition of the Smart City Expo Casablanca will take place on May 17 -28, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency hotel to discuss the development of Smart Cities in Africa. Morocco Numeric Cluster will take part through the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the FI-WARE Foundation (future of Internet). Thus, MNC and FI-WARE will join forces in Morocco to encourage the development of a... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Youth Incubator InCUBE8 in Malawi will start Co-working Space

May 12, 2017. Source:

Since early 2016 the business incubator InCUBE8, a Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program Alumni 2016,  is working on the growing problem of youth unemployment and startup failure. The aim is to create an ecosystem supporting innovative entrepreneurs to grow into the next generation of successful business leaders. The Youth Entrepreneurship Program of InCUBE8 works with youth led startups... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Startup Exhibition-Conference reaches regional Impact

May 12, 2017. Source:

„Die Initiale“ is the annual exhibition-conference for the startups ecosystem of Dortmund.  Last year’s event held on November 19, 2016 attracted 1,200 visitors at just one day. 56 exhibitors and more than 40 presentations at various specialized workshops provided information, knowledge and networking opportunities. The event attracted founders and other interested people... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Common good to Measure Economic Success, Cocoa, and University Access

May 11, 2017. Source:

The ZEIT WISSEN-Award for Sustainability was celebrated in Hamburg with three winners.The winners of the ZEIT-Knowledge Award 2017 were presented at the Sustainability Convention on March 28, 2017 in Hamburg. In each of the categories KNOWLEDGE, ACT and START the jury selected the winners from three nominees. The winners are  Category KNOWLEDGE: The award went to the social economy movement... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Heidelberg Science Park Extension

May 11, 2017. Source:

In SPICE Update #125 we reported on the finance secured for the extension of Technology Park Heidelberg. According the project plan now the cornerstone for the new building has been laid on April 24, 2017. Representatives from politics, science and business ceremoniously celebrated the ceremony for the Business Development Center Organic Electronics (BDC OE). This multifunctional office and... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Green Alley Award 2017 with special focus Ireland

May 10, 2017. Source:

Seedmatch, Bethnal Green Ventures, European Recycling Platform Finland as well as H2 Compliance und R2PI have joined Green Alley for the 2017 edition of the Green Alley Award, a Horizon 2020 project. The award will honor outstanding sustainable and innovative business projects in circular economy, resource saving, recycling as well as treatment of chemicals. The prizes to win can reach a value of... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

The First Enterprise Africa Summit found much Interest

May 10, 2017. Source:

23 countries across Sub Saharan Africa were represented at British Council’s First Enterprise Africa Summit in Accra, Ghana end of March 2017. 558 delegates, 45 exhibitors and 92 speakers gathered for this groundbreaking gathering of governments, academia, policy-makers, development partners, civil society groups, investors, and entrepreneurs exploring innovative pathways in connecting... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Innovation Hub for Minority Groups opened in Cairns – the first in Australia

May 09, 2017. Source:

The first innovation hub for minority groups in Australia was officially opened (see link) in Cairns on May 3, 3017 by Aboriginal entrepreneurs Leigh Harris and Julie-Ann Lambourne. Established as a Digital Social Impact Venture DHIVE will bring together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, refugees, new immigrants and people living with a disability to provide opportunities to actively... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Innovative Food from Hamburg

May 09, 2017. Source:

The event combines an exhibition with a conference and matchmakings. Organized by Hamburg Startups in cooperation with the “Gastgewerbe-Magazin” the Food Innovation Camp 2017 will take place on July 17, 2017 in the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce “to present Hamburg as a food and catering location with an innovative character”. The camp offers innovative and tasty impressions... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Second Edition of the Ghana Startup of the Year Award started

May 08, 2017. Source:

Launched in 2016 Ghana Startup Awards have entered the second year of celebrating ambitious and indigenous start-up businesses making impact, contributing to economic growth, meeting social needs and putting Ghana on the global economic map. Winners of the award “Startup of the Year 2016” was the creative marketing agency, EchoHouse Ghana Limited and the software company Soronko... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Free Co-Working Space – Mentorship included

May 07, 2017. Source:

GoodShift in St. Leonards, Australia offers two months of co-working with mentorship and use of all facilities for free. Eligible startups should be “focused on good”. GoodShift is a co-working space for “positively focused” startups - through diversity, social benefit, charity, purpose or something equally important. The fees for access include the use of all... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

More Safety for Doctors and Patients

May 06, 2017. Source:

Inkulab officially opened in January 2017 (see Update No 125) at the TU Berlin and provides free services for start-ups with an innovative business idea from the life sciences, green chemistry and nanotechnology. Researchers and graduates starting a new business here receive intensive support and facilities for one year. Now, after six months in the incubator the first startup graduated and... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Cleantech Startups in Estonia find intensified Support

May 05, 2017. Source:

Estonia is known for its startup ecosystem that already resulted in internationally successful startups (who would not immediately think about Skype?) and continuously develops this environment, prominently with the activities of “Startup Estonia”. Referring to the Estonian Smart Specialization report, Startup Estonia on October 2014 has started a project to find out more about the... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Rio de Janeiro – to celebrate the 30th Anniversary at the ANPROTEC Conference 2017

May 04, 2017. Source:

Held annually by Anprotec and Sebrae, and organized by the Technology Park at UFRJ, the ANPROTEC Conference on Entrepreneurship and Areas of Innovation this year also will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Brazil’s national business incubation association. The conference is the largest event on the subject in Latin America and is one of the top events globally. The 27th edition will be held... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Science Parks – Global Experiences and Impact of Brexit

May 04, 2017. Source:

UKSPA, the UK Science Park Association,  will hold the conference ”Science, Innovation and Translation, The Design and Operation of Research laboratories, Incubators and Science Park Facilities” In York, United Kingdom on May 9+10, 2017. Hosted by York Science Park, the event will offer 60+ sessions on a wide variety of topics, and exhibition and a gala dinner. Conference topics... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Hamburg Experienced Family Entrepreneurs and Startups learn from each other

May 03, 2017. Source:

The German “Mittelstand” is known for being the backbone of Germany economy. Family entrepreneurs are avital part of the part of the economy. Orientation towards ongoing incremental innovation and export markets as well as social conciseness is known strengths of this type of businesses. Fitting well into these characteristics the family businesses with their association DIE... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Latvian Universities engaged with Entrepreneurship Support

May 02, 2017. Source:

Higher education institutions play an important role in entrepreneurship ecosystem, not only through education, but also as source for new products, services, business ideas, and startup entrepreneurs. Labs of Latvia, the online media reporting about innovation and startups in the country, started a new series of report “Inside Latvia's Startup Ecosystem" that “will cover the... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Amsterdam – Doha two Startup Ecosystems explore Potentials

May 01, 2017. Source:

QBIC welcomed an Amsterdam delegation led by Mrs  Kajsa Ollongren, Deputy Mayor of Amsterdam accompanied by Startup Amsterdam represented by Mr. Bas Beekman and Mr. Ruben Nieuwenhuis. The aim of the meeting that was hosted by Aysha Al Mudahka, CEO of QBIC was to exchange experiences and begin with identifying potentials for collaboration.  During the event QBIC introduced to the startup... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

10th South Africa Innovation Summit in Cape Town - Competitions now open

April 30, 2017. Source:

The 10th Innovation Summit through workshops and master classes will provide you with new insights, skills and direction speakers from around the globe will present.  The CEO Panel will take participants on a journey with insights from business leaders. Two competitions of the SA Summit now are open – both with closing date July 9, 2017: Pitching Den Competition: The Pitching Den... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Strengthening the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem of Poznan

April 29, 2017. Source:

Poznan Science and Technology Park invited the business and political community of the region Wielkopolska to learn about good business incubation practices from the US and the EU. The one-day event, held on April 20, 2017 also was discussing matters related with maintaining and strengthening an ecosystem supportive for entrepreneurship and the development of startups. The internationals guests... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Experienced Family Entrepreneurs and Startups learn from each other

April 28, 2017. Source:

The “Mittelstand” is known for being the backbone of Germany economy. Family entrepreneurs are avital part of the part of the economy. Orientation towards ongoing incremental innovation and export markets as well as social conciseness is known strengths of this type of businesses. Fitting well into these characteristics the family businesses with their association DIE... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

F10: Eight of ten startups have graduated – New Program open

April 27, 2017. Source:

The Fintech incubator F10 is active in Zurich since two years. After eight of the ten startups in the first F10 batch of the P2 program (Prototype to Product) have graduated the accelerator now opened a call for the next batch. F10 offers two more programs: P1 “Idea to Prototype” and F3 “Product to Market” that have separate application processes. F10 is an accelerator... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Incubator of the Year 2017 Award won by Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator

April 27, 2017. Source:

The Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator (SMBI), the leading biotechnology incubator at the University of Florida, was named Incubator of the Year 2017. This is the highest Award of InBIA, the International Business Innovation Association. It is sponsored by the Friends of the University Science Center in Philadelphia and awarded annually at the International InBIA conference; this time held in... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Incovator – binging Research Results into the Market

April 26, 2017. Source:

The Project “Inkowator Innowacyjnsosi+” (Innovation Incubator) of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland was announced in August 2016 by a competition for projects to finance means of commercialization of research results and development works. The project aims contributing to the promotion of scientific achievements, increase their impact on the development of... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

HTVD 2017 in Dresden - open for Startups from all Europe

April 25, 2017. Source:

The High-Tech Venture Days 2017, a matching program for high-tech startups and international investors organized by the business incubation program High-Tech Startbahn, will be held in Dresden on October 18-19, 2017. This event is open for high-tech startups. With the exception of e-commerce all European tech-based startups are welcome to apply, for example environment and energy tech, ICT, micro... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Plastic Waste to Pavement - Entrepreneurship to contribute to re-establishing Stability

April 24, 2017. Source: CIPMEN

The Incubator Center of Small and Medium Enterprises of Niger (CIPMEN) was assigned to execute a training program which aims to create permanent employment and environment protection in the Diffa region. The urban commune of Mainé Soroa today faces a major problem, the sanitation of the commune. To contribute to solving this problem, a project to turn plastic waste into pavement was... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

CTIC Greentech Coding Days on the Island of Gorée

April 24, 2017. Source:

End of March 2017, CTIC Dakar, with support from the Senegalese telecom SONATEL and the German development aid organization GIZ organized Coding Days, this time with focus on Greentech. More specific topics from the energy and environment sector of Senegal were defined by experts in response to the needs and challenges identified Backed by mentors, the participating developers teamed up to... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Enterprise Hub ‘The Mill” in Drogheda opens Extension

April 23, 2017. Source:

Drogheda, located 50 km north of Dublin, is a place with history, for example, known from a historical massacre of Cromwell’s troops in 1639 and, a bit newer, the Boyne Viaduct build in 1855 and part of the train connection between Dublin and Belfast. Today Drogheda is home of just over 30,000 inhabitants and a lively entrepreneurship and innovation support activity with regional impact:... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

2017 Challenge Cup now open for Applications

April 23, 2017. Source:

1776, technology business incubation hub in New York, Crystal City, San Francisco, Washington and Dubai,  is partnering with the investment firm Revolution to find the most innovative startups solving complex challenges. The aim is to identify candidates from 75 ecosystems around the globe. More than 30 ecosystems already are on board – there is room for more to apply. Startups now can... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

CTIC Dakar presents the Fifth Cohort of Buntuteki Startups at Connectic Demo Day

April 22, 2017. Source:

The best entrepreneurs of the fifth cohort of the CTIC Buntuteki acceleration program presented at an event on March 31, 2017 in Dakar. These entrepreneurs were joined by the most talented developers of the second edition of the CTIC Coding Days. Connectic Demo Day has become an institutional event of CTIC Dakar, the first incubator in West Africa, dedicated to the development of Digital... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

HUB AFRICA – Fifth Time in Casablanca

April 21, 2017. Source:

The first edition of HUB AFRICA was held 2012 in Casablanca, Morocco with 4,500 participants. Since than this annual event has been developing and welcomed 11,200 visitors in 2016. Now the event will be held for the fifth time on May 4 and 5, 2017 at the Office des Changes in Casablanca. Pre-arranged B2B meetings, exhibition, conference, and pitches will be part of the event. At the Pan-African... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Create Creative Businesses in Munich

April 20, 2017. Source:

The Institute for Cultural Management and Media of the University for Music and Theater München, founded in 2009, provides the competences for creative and successful work within the complex structures of today's cultural enterprise. The four-semester full-time Master's degree course in Cultural and Music Management starts every year. All students of the university may take advantage of a... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

What is Co-working? Coworking Conference held in Leipzig

April 19, 2017. Source:

After Hamburg hosted the Coworking Conference 2016, this year Leipzig was the place to meet. End of March 2017 Basislager Coworking in cooperation with Social Impact Lab organized the event that is the annual conference of the German Coworking Federation. Coworkers, researchers and operators of co-working spaces joined or the three day event including a barcamp, keynotes as well as networking... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Digital Leaders will meet in Madrid

April 18, 2017. Source:

Digital Enterprise Show for the second time will be held in Madrid, May 23-25, 2017. In 2016 18.000 visitors and 470 speakers from 50 countries attended representing 4.500 companies. This event is for business leaders ready to act to meet the challenge of digitally transforming their businesses. Innovative cutting-edge technology companies will showcase their best solutions and... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Zero to 100+ in just a few months

April 18, 2017. Source:

CIC started activities in the Cambridge, MA in 1999 and extended its reach in the US to Boston, St. Louis, and Miami. Since September 2016 CIC also is present in the Netherlands, in the central district of Rotterdam. Meanwhile CIC Rotterdam, located in the Groot Handelsgebouw has grown to more than 100 client companies, most of them startups. Energy/sustainability and health/life sciences... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

French South African Tech Labs opened for first Cohort

April 17, 2017. Source:

The French South African Tech Labs (FSAT Labs) launched 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa with an investment of €700,000 investment (R10m), partly from the French private company Methys. Branding itself as an incubator – accelerator in April 2017 FSAT Labs started looking for a first cohort of digital entrepreneurs from South Africa and France with an emphasis on black... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

From Rock ‘n Roll to high-tech Entrepreneurship

April 16, 2017. Source:

Memphis, Tennessee – the first thought could be “blues, soul, and Rock ‘n Roll” or possibly “Elvis”. But, this may change. The city with about 650,000 inhabitants living at the banks of the Mississippi river has changed much during recent decades. The cotton plantations, historically the most important economic factor were replaced by FedEx being now the... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Bank Building becomes University Venture Hub

April 15, 2017. Source:

The Henry W. Bloch School of Management, University of Missouri-Kansas City has launched a new  Venture Hub, an incubator for entrepreneurial in pre-launch stages. The Venture Hub is working in a building that was emptied by the Country Club Bank that supports the new incubator to tackle the potential from putting the bank’s ability to meet the financial needs of the Venture Hub... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

France invites for a Global Startup Cometition

April 14, 2017. Source:

Hello Tomorrow is a global non-profit organization headquartered in Paris. It has bees initiated to highlight, empower and connect the most promising deep-tech entrepreneurs across the globe to accelerate the transfer of advanced technologies into real world solutions. Founded in 2011, Hello Tomorrow is supported by the French public and private sectors, but remains an independent organization... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Meeting Place for the World of Business Incubation

April 13, 2017. Source:

The 31st InBIA International Conference on Business Incubation titled “Building Thriving Entrepreneurial Ecosystems” was held in Seattle, Washington, end of March 2017 with about 600 participants from 30+ countries attending. BIG Summit Before the conference the all-day event “Business Incubation Global (BIG) Summit” was led jointly by InBIA’s CEO, Kirstie Chadwick,... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Top 100 Startups will pitch in San Francisco

April 12, 2017. Source:

The Tech.Co “Startup of the Year” competition seeks diverse startups from all over the world, especially from areas that are newly emerging in the tech scene. Since 2006 Tech.Co has been showcasing early stage startups and brought them together with mentors and investors this way helping to amplify the stories of companies like GrubHub, Groupon, LivingSocial, AddThis, Desk, and... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

NUMA extends its global Activities to Berlin and New York

April 10, 2017. Source:

Five years ago NUMA started the co-working activities in Paris. But already since 2001 the initiative was growing roots with developing the entrepreneurship ecosystem as association „Silicon Sentier“ resulting in the first co-working hub in France, since 2014 named NUMA. Meanwhile NUMA has expanded and is now present at Barcelona, Bengaluru, Casablanca, Mexico City, and Moscow. The... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

South Korea – Gangnam is more than a Youtube Hit

April 08, 2017. Source:

South Korea is not on the generally known list of startup hotspots. Good reason for having a look at what is going on there regarding entrepreneurship. KOTRA, the Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency, a government organization to promote Korean foreign trade took initiative to inform German startups about opportunities in the Asian country. Having an office in Hamburg, KOTRA invited for an... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Autonomous Ships by Rolls-Royce give Impulse to Turku Development

April 07, 2017. Source:

The new research and development center of Rolls-Royce focusing on remote-controlled and autonomous ships will be set up in Turku, Finland to open during the year 2017. Turku, with ca. 350,000 people living in the region has a long history in education. The first university of Finland was established here in 1640) and today the city has about 35,000 university students. The maritime sector of... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

ECHELON Thailand 2017 “Breaking Barriers Forging Future”

April 06, 2017. Source:

More than 1,000 industry leaders and professionals are expected to attend Echelon Thailand, a two-day technology and business conference held annually in Bangkok, May 15-16, 2017. Organized by e27, the event offers premium resources from influencers, cross-border business matching and structured networking opportunities, keeping the ecosystem engaged all throughout the year through a digital... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

173 Years of Innovation

April 05, 2017. Source:

The German Mittelstand (medium sized enterprises), often called the backbone of Germany economy, is known for its orientation towards customer needs and international markets. “Incremental, continuous innovation” (rather than disruption) is another key success factor. At the time when in the US the first telegraphic message using the Morse alphabet was sent from Washington to... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Four Awards at the Leipzig Startup Night

April 04, 2017. Source:

The Startup Night Leipzig this year will be held September 14, 2017. Outstanding startups, successful businesses, and innovative ideas will be awarded at this event at  a festive ceremony that will take place in Villa Ida on the Mediacampus.    New at the Startup Night this year is the joint price of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Leipzig and the HWK Leipzig for the life... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Entrepreneurial Students in Leipzig have Reason to SMILE

April 04, 2017. Source:

SMILE supports students, graduates and research assistants from any university working in any field who want to set themselves up in business. It offers a range of event formats, advice and individual coaching. SMILE is actively supported by the six institutions in Leipzig: Leipzig University Faculty for Economic Science, Faculty for Human Sciences and SIKT (Saxonia Incubator for Clinical... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Experience from Practice: BVIZ Work Group Day in Kassel

April 03, 2017. Source:

For the second time BVIZ, the German Associations of Technology, Innovation, and Startup Centers held its annual Work Group Day. This time the event was hosted by the Science Park Kassel (SPK) on April 3, 2017 in its new 10,000 m³ building on the university campus. Here university based startups can benefit from a wide range of services and facilities including co-working options, an idea... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

Scale-Up Vaud - Swiss Canton evaluates Program for Growth Firms

April 02, 2017. Source:

Vaud is a Canton of Switzerland with Lausanne being the main city. Although just little more than 770,000 inhabitants are living in the part of the country, it is rich in technology and entrepreneurship with several technology parks, incubators and accelerators active. Innovaud, created in 2013 is an association aiming to be the gateway to innovation in the canton of Vaud. It was set up by... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article

AgriTech Exchange Program for Startups in Australia and Latin America

March 31, 2017. Source:

Australian Startups maintain excellent connections with Asian businesses and now reach out for Latin America. SproutX, an accelerator specialized in agriculture technology startups since end of March 2017 is partnering with Nxtp Labs, a major seed fund and accelerator active in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay. The initiative is supported by Austrade and Qantas and was launched by... You need to be member of SPICE Group or have SPICA SILVER or GOLD status to access the whole article



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