Korea: Sign up for the K-Ground Acceleration Program!
July 29, 2019
Organized by KISED, K-Ground is a free 10-day acceleration program, running from September 23 to October 2, 2019, that will benefit two French start-ups selected by the French Embassy in Korea. It will take place in the heart of Korean Silicon Valley, the Pangyo techno Valley, located near Seoul.
On the agenda:
Coaching session to adapt your pitch
Assistance, advice and networking with Venture Capital companies and well-known companies
Free workspaces and accommodation with R&D research support
Strategic advice provided by professionals
Application and selection:
Start-ups in the technology sector are preferred (5G, lot, Blockchain, Autonomous Vehicle, Fintech, etc...)
Eligible start-ups are Paris Region strat-ups, headquartered in Ile-de-France.
Application to be sent by email to Maxime Augé of the French Embassy in Korea (email email@example.com) by August 12.
Calling the best start-ups transforming the energy sector in Europe with Artificial Intelligence
July 22, 2019
Schneider Electric and Microsoft partnered in 2018 AI to create the Green Energy Incubation Lab. Today, with the support of the AI's factory community they launch an accelerated incubation phase to be held from October up to December 2019 to help the Energy sector accelerate its transformation using Artificial Intelligence to meet the challenges of the energy transition.
The recruited startups will benefit from the technical and business expertise of Microsoft and Schneider Electric during a 3-month acceleration period, then integrate the current AI Factory community, partly hosted at Station F.
Are you eligible?
- Have developed a Green Energy solution based on artificial intelligence technology for companies and organizations
- Have already raised funds
Apply for the "Gran Premio de Jóvenes Creadores de Comercio" by 30 September
July 2, 2019
ONLY SPANISH COMPANIES
Created in 2007 in France, the Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Retail Grand Prize supports and encourages innovation in retail, offering promising concepts the opportunity to start a success story in one of the shopping centers of the Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield group.
What are the prizes?
BIG PRIZE: € 200,000 for the lease of a store (discount on rent or reform)
POPUP AWARD # 1 € 50,000 for the lease of a kiosk (discount on rent or reform)
POPUP AWARD # 2 € 50,000 for the lease of a kiosk (discount on rent or reform)
Are you elegible?
Idea created after January 1, 2014.
New companies must have a real and viable product.
Maximum of 2 open physical points of sale and never before in a shopping center.
Geography: all regions of Spain, but capable of operating in Barcelona.
Pitching event in Austria organized by European Startup Association
June 19, 2019
There is still time to apply for a Pitching event in Austria! 9th July in Salzburg in partnership with Silicon Castles. Deadline is 24th June! Attend their Accelerator programme and be part of the pitching match.
Why you should attend? Meet investors to raise investment for your startup, a chance to win free tickets to the EUStartupFestival in September where you can pitch your start-up again. If you are a start-up that is looking to grow, you might also win a 3-hour session with the organisers to move your business forward and work on your challenges.
The European Startup Festival is going to Malmo, Sweden – an event full of inspiration, innovation, connection & fun. Topics range from innovatin, sustainability, teambuilding, wellbeing, funding, marketing and communication.
Come and join the festival for masterclasses, panels, pitching, party and more! Be part of the growing European Startup Ecosystem!
Apply for the next Turin Pitching Match in Italy - 27/06/2019
June 5, 2019
Last Chance to apply for the Pitching event in Italy! 27th June in Turin in partnership with i3p, Club Degli Investori, Camera di Commercio and IAAD.
Why you should attend?
Meet investors to raise investment for your startup, a chance to win free tickets to the EUStartupFestival in September where you can pitch your start-up again. If you are a start-up that is looking to grow, you might win a 3-hour session with the organisers to move your business forward and work on your challenges.
First open call of the COSME action: “Boosting the use of Intellectual Property (IP) with an action specifically designed for Innovative SMEs”
May 9, 2019
COSME is looking for SMEs with a Seal of Excellence in need of assistance with their IP valorisation. IPA4SME presents a unique business opportunity for SMEs to acquire Intellectual Property Valorisation and Protection, through a variety related services.
Free IP Pre-diagnostics: a customized report by a verified IP Expert on your business strategy related to IP with recommendations on achieving a secure and efficient exploitation of your assets
This service is available to SMEs registered in Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden
Financial reimbursement of IP protection costs, specifically eligible costs of qualified IP attorney and European patent application fees, for all EU and COSME countries
By applying, SMEs can receive financial support up to 15 000 EUR per company and tailored IP services.
LEDGER, a European project financed by the European Commission, is looking for 32 SMEs, teams, organizations, and researchers that want to shift data management, leveraging on decentralized algorithms based on blockchains, distributed ledger technology (DLT) and/or peer-to-peer (P2P) technologies to address Privacy-by-Design, reliability, trustworthiness, and openness to build human-centric solutions.
Apply by 30 April to develop your decentralized, human-centric solution! Venture Builder LEDGER EU offers:
The European Investment Bank released podcasts to help you understand european finance and economics.
Focus today on the notion of quasi-equity.
Why a company would use quasi-equity, which he also calls “venture debt.” Quasi-equity is an innovative debt instrument. It bears the same risk as equity without diluting the founders, and therefore pays off more like equity than traditional debt.
The Seal of Excellence is a quality label awarded to project proposals submitted to Horizon 2020 which succeeded a highly competitive evaluation process by independent experts, but did not received funding due to budget limits.
This quality label is a guarantee for investors to find high standard project proposals from European SMEs with growth potential.