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OPEN CALL ENERGY STARTUP EUROPE AWARDS 2017

OPEN CALL ENERGY STARTUP EUROPE AWARDS 2017

Energy StartUp Europe Awards is looking for Country Managers, MEPs Ambassadors and Media Partners for 2017 edition

Brussels, 19th June, 2017. The Finnova Foundation, in the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017 organised by the European Commission, launches the call for Energy Country Managers, Energy Ambassadors (Members of the European Parliament) and Energy Media Partners for Energy StartUp Europe Awards 2017.

Energy StartUp Europe Awards 2017 is looking for Country Managers, who can organise the energy award at national level in order to recognize the best Energy startup in their respective countries. The call is also open to Energy Media Partners, who could provide visibility and follow the progress of the participants, and for Energy Ambassadors, Members of the European Parliament who could provide institutional support and invite a group of Energy startups to visit EU institutions.

StartUp Europe Awards (SEUA) is an initiative of the European Commission and Finnova Foundation, supported by the President of the European Parliament, the President of the Committee of the Regions, the Vice-President of the Economic and Social Committee and several members from the European Parliament. SEUA is supported by the StartUp Europe Accelerator of the Finnova Foundation.

StartUp Europe Awards presents a prize methodology for startups at local, regional and national level that fosters the open innovation and the collaboration between the different actors of the European ecosystems, through the private-public partnership to support entrepreneurs. “Besides, it creates a network of contacts that will inspire and provided visibility to all the local startups so that, by using this network, they can scale their services and products at a global level”, stated Juanma Revuelta, the Director of Finnova’s Startup Europe Accelerator.

Energy StartUp Europe Awards aims to reward the best initiatives working in projects related to the development of sustainable and efficient energy models, based on renewable energies, as well as the development and technology transfer in the area of renewable energies along with the best governance projects and citizenship participation in the development of renewable energies.

From left to right: Inese Vaidere, Latvian MEP; Caritta Sepa, COO Tespack; Sami Pfaler, Chief of Sales Tespack; Blanca Losada, Chief Technology &Engineering Officer Gas Natural Fenosa, and Juanma Revuelta, general director for Finnova Foundation

The winner for Energy category of the StartUp Europe Award 2016 European Final is Tespack, a Finish startup (based in Valencia, Spain) specialised in mobile energy, in the generation of energy on-the-go. By combining top-notch technology, solar and connectivity, they have created different Smart Wear for different activities. They have developed a new, innovative ultra-fast charging technology (3 times faster than Qualcomm) so it is possible to charge their new power bank full in 12 minutes only (to be launched in 2017).

The others finalists of the Startup Europe Awards 2016 in the Energy Category by countries were: SWIRL (Luxembourg), Jitiv (Poland), Tinja (Croatia), Smart Load Solutions (Estonia), UrbanVolt (Ireland) and Veranu (Italy).

StartUp Europe Awards recognizes the effort of the European startups in five levels (local, county, regional, national and European) in 18 categories for 2017: Creative, Energy, Fintech, Green, e-Health, IoT, Smart Cities, Social, Tourism, Water, Agritech, Legal, Space, Cibersecurity, Climate, Fashion, Edtech and Gastronomy.

SEUA17 offers 4 special recognitions this year: Best Public Administration for startups Award, for recognizing the effort of the public administrations in supporting entrepreneurship and innovation; Best Media Partner, to highlight the Media Partner most committed with the promotion of the initiative and the startups participating in the contest; Best LATAM StartUp and Best Female Entrepreneur.

European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is a month-long series of activities to build a secure energy future for Europe. It brings together public authorities, private companies, NGOs and consumers to promote initiatives to save energy and move towards renewables for clean, secure and efficient power. Launched in 2006 by the European Commission, the EUSEW is organised by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) in close cooperation with Directorate-General for Energy.

 

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StartUp Europe Awards will recognize the best European startups in 10 categories

StartUp Europe Awards will recognize the best European startups in 10 categories

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  • The StartUp Europe Awards ceremony will count on the honorific presence of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani.
  • In total, 84 startups coming from 14 countries have contested to be appointed best startup in Europe in any of the 10 categories of the prize.
  • The initiative will also recognise the “Best Public Administration for startups”, a pioneering award addressed to the best public programme which supports startups and their entrepreneurship values.

Brussels, 31th of May 2017. The StartUp Europe Awards initiative, promoted by the European Commission and implemented by Finnova Foundation, in collaboration with StartUp Europe, will recognise for the first time the best startups in Europe in 10 categories, in the so-called “Eurovision for startups”. This recognition will take place in Brussels next Wednesday, 7th of June, in a ceremony that will count on the honorific presence of the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani.

84 finalists startups coming from Croatia, Greece, Poland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Italy, Ireland, Macedonia and Montenegro will opt for the recognition of best startup in the categories of Creative, Energy, Fintech, Green, Health, ICT, Smart Cities, Social, Tourism and Water.

The awards will be delivered by the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani; the Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Mr. Carlos Moedas; the Vice-President of the Committee of the Regions, Karl-Heinz Lambert; the Vice-President for Communication of the European Economic and Social Committee, Gonçalo Lobo Xavier and the DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Mr. Michel Servoz.

In addition to distinguishing the best startups from Europe in 10 categories, the StartUp Europe Awards final will also recognise the best Public Administration for the Startups, a pioneering prize which aims to recognise the best programmes or public services supporting entrepreneurs and innovation in municipality, province, region and international organism category. The initiative also recognises the Best Media Partner, a prize that will be given to the media partner most committed to the dissemination of the entrepreneurship and the startups.

Finally, the president of the organisation “Mind the Bridge”, Alberto Onetti, will present in the ceremony the last report of “Scaleup Europe” by Startup Europe Partnership (SEP).  This report includes new data about Scaleups and capital raised in Europe, plus a comparison among regions, countries and sectors. The maturity of the EU scene, the potential impact of Brexit, and recent growth ends the report, along with a survey of the largest verticals present in Scaleup Europe, and which countries these verticals are most represented in.

All the winners of StartUp Europe Awards will obtain great visibility all around Europe thanks to the Media Partner Alliance of StartUp Europe Awards formed by 21 media members. The startups will also have access to a programme of mentoring (in internationalization, European funds like SMEs Instrument of 50.000 € to 2,5 million € of non-refundable subsidy, international communication, etc.), through the StartUp Europe Accelerator of Finnova Foundation, which will allow them to boost their projects and to make them more viable worldwide.

 

About StartUp Europe Awards

 

StartUp Europe Awards is an initiative that seeks to identify and recognise local models of success which become an example to other entrepreneurs, to the public administrations for developing custom-made programmes to stimulate its growth and to the investors for approaching local ecosystems.

“From the Commission, we want that entrepreneurship generating growth and employment is not only present in a few cities or regions. Thus, more people can benefit from the impact” assures Isidro Laso, Head of StartUp Europe’s Sector – European Commission.

StartUp Europe Awards also proposes a methodology of open innovation through the public – private partnership, “that works for the public entities to find a solution for its local challenges and for the startups to try its innovations in pilots supported with European funding”, declares Juan Manuel Revuelta, Director of StartUp Europe Accelerator by Finnova Foundation.

More than 20 local events and 14 national awards have been celebrated under StartUp Europe Awards´ frame in 2016, with 91 startups winners and 84 that made it to the final. 21 media Partners of the whole Europe, as The Independent in Ireland or Emprende TVE in Spain, they have helped to give visibility to this initiative. 9 members of the European Parliament have come together in the StartUp Europe Awards as ambassadors, supporting the local events with their presence and following closely the progress of the startups.

StartUp Europe Awards is an initiative promoted by the European Commission and it is supported by the President of the Committee of the Regions, several members of the European Parliament as Ambassadors and implemented by the Finnova Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe.

 

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Open call for Creative StartUp Europe Awards 2017

Open call for Creative StartUp Europe Awards 2017

Creative StartUp Europe Awards is looking for partners at local, county, regional and national level

Madrid, 23th March. The call for country and local organisers of Creative StartUp Europe Awards 2017 was launched today in Madrid at the European meeting “How to start me up. Building my creative hub” organised and hosted by Factoria Cultural and supported by the European Creative Hubs Network funded under the Creative Europe Cross-sectoral strand. The project set up a Europe-wide network of creative hubs for cultural and creative professionals and entrepreneurs. The ECHN Skills Workshop is the first one in a series of three workshops which aim to build the professional capacity of creative hub leaders by developing tailored support and skills development tools.

During the meeting “How to start me up. Building my creative hub”, the CEO of Finnova Foundation and the StartUp Europe Accelerator, Juan Manuel Revuelta invited the creative community to participate in the Creative StartUp Europe Awards 2017 through the StartUp Europe Awards Alliance. The aim of this award is to recognize the best startups working on cultural and creative projects in its broadest sense (visual arts, architecture, audio-visuals, literature, music, design and fashion), taking into consideration the originality of the project and its subsequent implementation. Moreover, the projects must pursue a transnational geographical dimension, successfully reaching a European or even global dimension.

The open call is to organise an award at local, county, regional or national level to recognize these creative startups in their countries. The call is also open to Creative Media Partners, who could provide visibility and follow the progress of the participants and for Creative Ambassadors to Members of the European Parliament who could provide institutional support and invite a group of creative startups to visit EU institutions. Regarding this support, European Parliament presented a resolution on coherent EU policy for cultural and creative industries on December 2016.

The first edition of StartUp Europe Awards in the Creative category awarded these startups at national level: Terrible Creations (Croatia) Truzees (Ireland) Audified Reality (Macedonia), Yeba Essentials (Belgium), Convert Art (Greece), Komilibro (Spain), DIS (Italy), Mozello (Latvia), RoboCamp (Poland) and SprayPrinter (Estonia).

More than 20 local events and 14 national awards have been celebrated under the frame of StartUp Europe Awards in 2016 with 91 startups awarded. 18 media partners from all over Europe have been making more visible the progress of the initiative as The Independent Ireland or Emprende TVE for Spain.

CONTACT US! partners@startupeuropeawards.eu 

 

 

About StartUp Europe Awards

StartUp Europe Awards is promoted by the European Commission and supported by the President of the Committee of the Regions, several members of the European Parliament as Ambassadors and it is implemented by Finnova Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe. Its aim is to identify local models that serve as an example to new entrepreneurs and for public institutions to develop programs to promote them.

StartUp Europe Awards works as well as a methodology of open innovation through public-private partnerships that allow public entities to find a solution for their local challenges and startups to prove their innovations in pilots supported by European funding.

StartUp Europe Awards recognizes the effort of the European startups in five levels (local, county, regional, national and European) in fourteen categories for 2017: Creative, Energy, Fintech, Green, Health, IoT, Smart Cities, Social, Tourism, Water, Agritech, Legal, Space and Cibersecurity. A last category is for recognizing the effort of the public administrations in supporting entrepreneurship and innovation: Best Public Administration Award.

StartUp Europe Awards is creating as well an Alliance gathering the organizers of startup awards (accelerators, universities, consultors, businesses angels) all around Europe and beyond, being a forum for the interchange of best practices and networking amongst all the players involved in the European ecosystem.

The winners of the European final of StartUp Europe Awards will gain huge visibility across Europe and access to a mentoring programme (on European funds as SME Instrument from 50000 € to 2.5 M €, communication, lobbying, etc.), through Finnova Foundation and the partners of the StartUp Europe Awards, allowing them to develop their projects and make them more viable at a European level.

About Creative StartUp Europe Accelerator

Creative StartUp Europe is an international programme that connects key Belgian stakeholders with Spanish young entrepreneurs with innovative ideas in the creative and cultural industries. To know more about this initiative please visit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSuNuVoasdo

About Creative Hubs

A creative hub is an infrastructure or venue that uses a part of its leasable or available space for networking, organisational and business development to the cultural and creative sectors. Many co-working spaces in the creative sector refer to themselves as “creative hubs”.

By facilitating co-creation, Creative hubs can help to make out the most of the sharing economy. In some countries, creative hubs also provide valuable solutions to the high rates of youth unemployment by providing not only an inspiring working environment and useful contacts but also to provide an innovative business environment for cultural and creative start-ups. The increasing attractiveness of the concept of creative hubs in the EU can help breathe new life into declined industrial areas, enhance tourism and investment, provide educational opportunities as well as cultural and creative spaces. The project also set up some business support measures as well as a peer-to-peer hubs exchange programme to enhance concrete project development and cross-country learning.

http://creativehubs.eu

http://factoriaculturalmadrid.es

Photographer: Mario Larrode.

Finnova launches AGRITECH Category for StartUp Europe Awards at the European Parliament

Finnova launches AGRITECH Category for StartUp Europe Awards at the European Parliament

MEPs Victor Negrescu (Romania) and Franc Bogovic (Slovenia) will join SEUA17 as Ambassadors to support the startups from their countries.

Brussels, March 7. The category Agritech of SEUA17 was launched at “Smart Farming and New Technologies” event, co-hosted by MEPs Victor Negrescu and Franc Bogovic, which took place yesterday at the European Parliament.

“We have a big challenge to solve in Europe regarding a more productive and sustainable agricultural production. That is the reason why we include Agritech as new category for SEUA to identify startups that are working on smart farming, agribusiness and other solutions”, expressed Juan Manuel Revuelta, StartUp Europe Accelerator (by Finnova) CEO, during his presentation at the event.

This conference was an excellent opportunity to learn more about the future of agriculture from experts working in the field and award-winning entrepreneurs, as MEP Paolo De Castro, Vice-Chair Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development; MEP Nicola Caputo, Member Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development; Ana Cuadrado Galvan, Research Programme Officer, DG Agriculture and Rural Development; Ștefan și Mihai Stănescu, Co-Founders Agriso, a startup that developed an APP capable of monitoring in real time farm exploitations; Cezar Nourescu, Co-Founder, CBN IT winner of the Best New Startup 2016 ANIS Prize, and Lenard Koschwitz, Director EU Affairs Allied for Startups.

In his presentation, Juan Manuel Revuelta pointed out that “”European Union funds are available for innovation in agriculture and farming, such as the SMEs Instrument and LIFE. Entrepreneurs and startups could access from € 50,000 to € 2 million euros and collaborate with public institutions to validate their projects”.

Revuelta also presented StartUp Europe Awards, an initiative promoted by European Commission and implemented by Finnova, as a methodology for open innovation, in the case of Agritech category, for agriculture and livestock farming solutions. “We have expressed to the European Parliament our interest, with the support of Commission, to have the European Final of StartUp Europe Awards at European Parliament premises, because policies and legislation for innovation need to be nurtured by the experience of entrepreneurs and startups. We need to collaborate and work together”.

Revuelta also introduced in his speech best practices of the StartUp Europe Accelerator program by Finnova: Abonova, Drone Hopper, TubEnergy, Azahar biostabilization and LIFE projects as LIFE Ecoglauca. About this last project Juan Manuel expressed: “the innovation responds to challenges such as the burning of agricultural waste generated each year more than 90,000 tons burnt and could transform into energy”.

“One of the most important challenges that Europa is facing nowadays is rural depopulation, and we need to find innovative solutions to this” Revuelta concluded.

 

Join StartUp Europe Awards Alliance at 4YFN 2017 Barcelona (27 February – 1 March)

Join StartUp Europe Awards Alliance at 4YFN 2017 Barcelona (27 February – 1 March)

4 Years From Now (4YFN), the Mobile World Capital Barcelona global business platform for the growing community of technology startups, celebrates the fourth edition of its most international event. 4YFN 2017, organised in partnership with GSMA Mobile World Congress, will take place in Barcelona between 27 February and 1 March 2017.

4YFN maintains its distinctive model and structures its programme along 3 central themes: Disrupted by Mobile, The Internet of Things and Digital Media. In only 3 days, 4YFN will hostmore than 100 talks, with over 270 speakers such as Michael Spiegelman, Director of Product Innovation for Growth & Acquisition at Netflix.

With the aim of supporting startups and encouraging networking, 4YFN 2017 will again hold its Innovation Market, an 18,000 m² exhibition area that will host more than 600 exhibitors.

Finnova Foundation, who manages SEUA initiative, will be at 4YFN at the booth F2.6 with the “Valencia Startup Community Corner”, impulsed by VIT Emprende. There, will be possible to be informed about StartUp Europe Awards Alliance for entities that want to join the network that supports European entrepreneurship (local organisers of SEUA17) and also about the open call for Best Public Administration Awards under SEUA17.

Besides, startups from the StartUp Europe Accelerator program that will be present at the fair are Waynabox (who has received the European Commission’s Seal of Excellence and is the winner of StartUp Europe Awards Spain in the Tourism category), Astronical Space Industries (winner of Ateneo StartUp Accelerator 2016) and CarCrash (winner of the Startup 10 award in Valencia Startup Awards), among others.

In 4YFN 2017 Finnova will offer entrepreneurs and startups a window on the available opportunities by the European Union to accelerate their entrepreneurial project:

– Road map and guidance on European funding and internationalization: SME instrument, LIFE program and other calls.

– Registration for entrepreneurs in StartUp Europe Accelerator database to receive information on calls for innovative projects, mobility programs, events, webinars and other resources of interest in Europe.

– Information on requirements to join the Microsoft BizSpark program, of which Finnova is a partner.

– Information on legal aspects – barriers to innovation and the Navas&Cusí Startup Legal Hub program.

Do not miss the opportunity to attend this huge event. To register, log in HERE

Six winning startups to represent Latvia in the final of StartUp Europe Awards

Six winning startups to represent Latvia in the final of StartUp Europe Awards

Under the frame of TechChill conference in Riga, SEUA16 Latvia has announced the six winners of their national StartUp Europe Awards 2016. The national Final Ceremony in Latvia, organised by the country manager “Latvian Association of Public Relations Professionals (LASAP)” has been last out of 13 events awarding best startups of 2016 in Europe which will now compete in the European Final in Brussels next spring.

National jury evaluated the performance of the previous year on the basis of the applications received, as well as in a wider context, on the basis of their expert-level knowledge of the Latvian startup industry as a whole.

Mrs Inese Vaidere, MEP from Latvia and ambassador for StartUp Europe Awards,  delivered the diplomas to the winning startups. The role of the ambassador in this competition is to support local startups and entrepreneurs. “Latvia is not a country with inexhaustible natural resources, but we are smart and educated people who are able to create products with high added value. Latvia clearly has the potential to become a centre in Europe, offering a stimulating and supportive
environment in which businesses grow and thrive”  – said Mrs Inese Vaidere.

The winners of the SEUA16 from Latvia are:

In the Creative Category Mozello the world’s easiest to use website builder.

Nordigen which offers transaction categorisation for improved credit scoring, is the winner in Fintech Category.

In the GREEN Category the winner is Conelum a biotechnological startup focused on development of rapid microbiological diagnostic tests for food and drink industry companies.

Anatomy Text   is augmented reality, web based software for medical education and healthcare professionals, and the winner for HEALTH Category.

The winner in ICT Category is Notakey, a smartphone based solution for strong & smooth authentication and authorisation.

Finally, Rention a Property Management Platform that helps you overview and control all your estate from A to Z, is the winner in the Smart Cities Category.

“Latvian Association of Public Relations Professionals (LASAP)” decided award a special prize for achievements in public relations to 4SmartStreets.

SEUA also applauds efforts of media in supporting development of startup ecosystem in Latvia by awarding three media outlets – Labs of Latvia, LSM.lv and technology blog Kursors.lv who during the past year drawn particular attention to Latvian entrepreneurial activities by promoting creative tech ideas to broad Latvian audience.

SEUA has so far brought together more than 1,000 startup applications and 13 national awards ceremonies on the continent, with more than 80 startups awarded. Startup Europe Awards has been called The Eurovision of Startups, identifying the role models for startup ecosystems across the Europe.

StartUp Europe Awards, an initiative promoted by the European Commission, has the support of the President of the Committee of the Regions, several members of the European Parliament as ambassadors and is implemented by Finnova in collaboration with StartUp Europe.

 

  • Thanks to our Media Partner 150sec.com for covering the SEUA16 Latvian final.
  • Pictures by Dan Taylor and Sandija Veipa, thanks to TechChill
10 M€ will be allocated by the EU for the growth and consolidation of startups

10 M€ will be allocated by the EU for the growth and consolidation of startups

– The call “Startup Europe for Growth and Innovation Radar” was presented at Startup Europe after 2 Years, organized by DG CONNECT at the Permanent Representation of Spain to the European Union in Brussels.

– Startup Europe Awards has been highlighted as good practice that recognizes the work done by public entities that support entrepreneurship.

– The Startup Europe after 2 years’ conference was inaugurated by the General Director for Finnova Foundation Juan Manuel Revuelta and the Director General  of DG CONNECT Gerard de Graaf.

– Prince Constantino of the Netherlands and the Colombian ambassador to Brussels, Rodrigo Rivera, welcomed the invitation to the event, attended by 200 people including political authorities, accelerators, consultants, representatives of European projects and journalists from the technological field.

Brussels, 6 February 2017.- The European Commission’s CONNECT Directorate-General in support of its Startup Europe initiative celebrated the ‘Startup Europe After 2 Years – Discover its impact and learn about future initiatives’ at the Representation Permanent Representative of Spain to the European Union in Brussels.

The European Commission has presented the call “ICT-32-2017 Startup Europe for Growth & Innovation Radar” to which it will allocate 10 million euros to reinforce the digital ecosystems and to facilitate the growth and consolidation of the startups, whose cut date  is next April 25. Finnova has expressed its interest in applying as the Belgian partner of this call.

During the meeting the situation of the European startups has been analyzed and the balance of the projects supported by Startup Europe in the last two years has been known, among which is WELCOME, startups platform that unites the cities of Madrid and Salamanca With Dublin, Berlin and Milan, led by BISITE Accelerator.

The director of DG CONNECT Gerard de Graaf has highlighted the success of the Startup Europe initiative, which during its two years of operation has supported more than 700 startups and highlighted how “talent in Europe is distributed, not located in a only place, and that is our strong point “.

For his part, Juan Manuel Revuelta, has highlighted “the opportunity we have due to  the current political situation, derived from the Brexit and the new US Administration, to generate connections with entrepreneurial ecosystems like Latin America, and Spain can be the bridge to achieve it”.

Startup Europe has supported 10 European projects H2020 connecting 16 cities, with more than 100 activities of internationalization for the startups, which have generated more than 3,500 jobs and have captured more than 200 million euros in investment.

Finnova Foundation, partner of the European Commission in the framework of StartUp Europe Awards, has presented the startups Latipp (which has gotten 50,000 euros of SME Instrument), Astronical Space Industries (winner of Startup Europe Accelerator so it will be accelerated in Brussels ), Apsu (benefited with the INNOBONOS Canarias assistance to prepare their participation in European projects) and Abonova, startup from Alicante in sustainability that supports agriculture.

César Morcillo, director of the Spanish Office for Science and Technology, Andrés Martínez and Tomás Coca, from the Repsol Foundation Entrepreneurs’ Fund, attended the meeting, among other institutional representatives.

StartUp Europe Awards

StartUp Europe Awards, an initiative promoted by the European Commission, has the support of the President of the Committee of the Regions, several members of the European Parliament as ambassadors and is implemented by Finnova in collaboration with StartUp Europe.

This project identifies local success models that inspire other entrepreneurs and public administrations with a methodology of public-private collaboration that maximizes the use of European funds in innovative solutions to improve the quality of life of citizens. Currently more than 30 organizations from all over Europe are part of the Alliance of these awards, which have recognized more than 70 European startups.

Startup Europe is an initiative of the European Commission, which is part of its “Digital Single Market” priority. Its objectives are to connect all the players in the European entrepreneurship ecosystem, through tools like Startup Europe Map and 5 projects (Digistart, Ecosystem ePlus, Start Scaleup, Twist Digital and Welcome) that are developed in several European cities. In addition, it supports regional initiatives such as Startup Europe Week or Startup Europe Regions Network. Startup Europe also celebrates the success of entrepreneurs through Techallstars, Europioneeers and StartUp Europe Awards.

StartUp Europe Accelerator

Finnova has managed since 2012 the program StartUp Europe Accelerator, a second level accelerator that offers a period of acceleration of high performance for startups through the optimization of European tools, fight against legal barriers, financing, networking and support for internationalization.

This program has benefited more than 150 entrepreneurs to date and has been supported for three consecutive years by the Ministry of Employment and Social Security of the Government of Spain. In addition, it is a partner of the Microsoft BizSpark program.

The “Startup Europe after 2 years” day has been streamed with the support of the Finnova Foundation through the link http://www.startupeuropeaccelerator.eu and will be available on the social networks of Finnova (https: // goo. Gl / GZVqSp).

PRESS CONTACT:

Catalina Valencia

eustartup@finnova.be

(STREAMING) Startup Europe after 2 years! Discover its impact and learn about the future initiatives

(STREAMING) Startup Europe after 2 years! Discover its impact and learn about the future initiatives

The European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT), in support of the initiative of Startup Europe, celebrates the event ‘Startup Europe After 2 Years – Discover its impact and learn about the future initiatives” on February 2nd in the Hall Ullastres of the REPER of Spain in Brussels. It will be possible to follow this event via STREAMING thanks to Finnova Foundation, partners of the European Commission under the frame of StartUp Europe Awards initiative. 

The day will try to achieve different objectives such as: discover what is known about the European startup ecosystem, know what has been achieved with Startup Europe projects, understand the progress in startups policies, participate with future projects and plans and connect To the network of European Startup. Startup Europe is an initiative of the European Commission, which is part of its “Digital Single Market” priority. The 4 main objectives of Startup Europe are: 

·Connect people, startups, investors, accelerators, entrepreneurs, corporate networks, universities and #EUTechWriters through our network of contacts. It also contains the Startup Europe Map, a map that connects startups within a European ecosystem. 

·Connect local ecosystems of startups through 5 Startup Europe projects (Digistart, Ecosystem ePlus, Start Scaleup, Twist Digital and WELCOME) that are developed in cities across Europe. We also support regional initiatives such as Startup Europe Week or Startup Europe Regions Network.

· Helps startups to land in the simplest possible way in other markets such as Silicon Valley (eg SEC2SV: Startup Europe reaches Silicon Valley), India (eg Startup Europe India Summit), Africa (initiative Startup Europe Comes to Africa) United Arab Emirates (coming soon).

· Celebrate the success of entrepreneurs (Techallstars, Europioneeers and StartUp Europe Awards). 

The space will be in format conferences and round tables. The event will be attended by more than 200 people, already confirmed 230 people, among which are: responsible for accelerators, bloggers, consultants and policy makers. 

FOLLOW THIS EVENT VIA STREAMING 

State of European Tech report presentation under the frame of StartUp Europe Awards

State of European Tech report presentation under the frame of StartUp Europe Awards

Tom Wehmeier, Principal & Head of Research at Atomico, wrote the 2016 report which was published at the Slush conference in Helsinki in November
Startup Europe will highlight the importance of evidence based policy making on startups policy
– This presentation would take place under the frame of the StartUp Europe Awards initiative
One of the most comprehensive reports regarding the current state of the tech scene in Europe will be presented in Brussels the next 31th of January in an event organised by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). An excellent opportunity to highlight the importance of evidence based policy making on startups policy that will benefit the European institutions work towards startups with validated data.
Commissioned and produced by Atomico, a European-based global venture capital firm, in partnership with Slush, the organisers of the Slush technology conference in Helsinki, Finland, the report outlines three key trends underlying the growing influence and success of the European technology industry.

The presentation of the report “State of European Tech – The future is invented in Europe” is organised by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) leading think tank and forum for debate on EU affairs, with the support of Finnova Foundation and StartUp Europe (DG CONNECT), under the frame of StartUp Europe Awards.
StartUp Europe Awards (www.startupeuropeawards.com) is promoted by the European Commission and supported by the President of the Committee of the Regions, several members of the European Parliament as Ambassadors and it is implemented by Finnova Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe. The objectives of StartUp Europe Awards (SEUA) are to identify local role models in each ecosystem of startups across Europe and to create an alliance of organizations supporting innovation and entrepreneurship.

FOLLOW THE EVENT VIA STREAMING 

AGENDA
14:30 – 15:00 Registration
15:00 – 15:10 Welcome Message
Jorge Nuñez. – Senior Research Fellow, CEPS
15:10 – 15:15 Presentation of StartUp Europe Awards – MEPs as SEUA Ambassadors
Juan Manuel Revuelta, General Director of Finnova Foundation
15:15 – 15:30 The importance of evidence based policy making on startups policy
Isidro Laso, Head of Sector Startup Europe – DG CONNECT
15:30 – 16:15 Presentation of the report: “State of European Tech – The Future is invented in Europe” Tom Wehmeier, Principal & Head of research at Atomico
16:15 – 16:20 Startup Olé 2017 Presentation
Emilio Corchado. CEO of StartUp Olé
16:20 – 16:55 Q&A – Discussion
16:55 – 17:00 Closing by CEPS
17:00 – 18:00 Networking

Poland has chosen nine startups for the European final of StartUp Europe Awards

Poland has chosen nine startups for the European final of StartUp Europe Awards

Under the frame of Startup Poland Global, an educational program for Polish startups and scale-ups helping them work on global expansion strategies, were chosen the nine startups which will represent Poland in Brussels, for the final of StartUp Europe Awards. This program selected 50 high potential startups that participated in three-day intensive course where they improved their pitches, listened to serial entrepreneurs’ stories of success and failure, and acquired legal and business background on moving operations abroad. During the pitching finals, the jury of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs rated startups performance on stage.

They selected the winners that will receive a tailored workshop on building global strategies and scaling, at the end of January 2017, and will go to the final of SEUA. Startup Poland Global is enabled by the United Way Worldwide and funded by Citi Foundation.

These are the startups selected to represent Poland in 9 categories in the final of Startup Europe Awards:

In the ICT Category the winner is DeepDoc; a project aimed at early detection of risk of depression using machine learning to analyze activity in social media, they diagnose the risk of depression at a very early stage.

Jumbster ,the winner in TOURISM Category, is an application to save on fuel; with this app you are able to find and buy the cheapest fuel in your area.

In the HEALTH Category was selected Pelvifly, a comprehensive, mobile system of prophylaxis and rehabilitation of pelvic floor muscles dysfunction.

Piece of cake provides the opportunity to easy splitting your bills for your friends, workmates and in every place, where you just need divide the bill. This startup will represent Poland for FINTECH Category.

Ronzo is aimed to empower consumers with delicious cricket-based products with natural ingredients, no artificial chemical substances or semi-processed products; and it is the winner for the GREEN Category.

Smartbox, wich creates a comprehensive Smarthouse system based on cloud computing, was chosen as the winner for ENERGY Category.

The winner for SOCIAL Category is Socialgamer, a search engine in the computer gaming industry focused on the rapid and precise searching for partners to create the perfect team.

Sense  produces wireless, mobile and intelligent sensors and designs measuring systems. Sense was chosen to represent Poland in the CITIES Category.

For the CREATIVE Category the winner is RoboCamp which enhances STEM education using LEGO robot building and visual programming.

Startup Europe Awards recognizes the effort of the European startups in five levels (local, county, regional, national and European) in ten categories: Creative, Energy, Fintech, Green, Health, ICT, Smart Cities, Social, Tourism and Water. Each involved country will recognize the best local startups which will have the chance to compete to be awarded as the best European startups, in the Final ceremony to be held first quarter of 2017 in Brussels. For this reason, StartUp Europe Awards is “The Eurovision for Startups”.

StartUp Europe Awards is promoted by the European Commission and supported by the President of the Committee of the Regions, several members of the European Parliament as Ambassadors and it is implemented by Finnova Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe.