Say hello to Tech.eu, a new blog about European tech stories!
Tech.eu, established by former European editor of The Next Web Robin Wauters and a founding team, will seek to cover startup businesses, emerging markets and wider developments in the European tech industry beyond the “major hubs such as London, Berlin, Paris, Helsinki, Stockholm and Tel Aviv”.
"Too many great stories are being left untold," wrote Wauters in a blog post accompanying the launch, "and we think the broader, global tech community would benefit if that weren’t the case."
The founding team of six includes Wauters as editor-in-chief, plus a multinational team of journalists, developers, trainers, entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts in founding the site.
Check it out here
Innovators, join the latest European tech challenge!
The Hello TOMORROW Challenge is an ambitious not-for-profit initiative to connect and empower young change-makers in Europe: those who dare to solve today’s problems through science and technology.
to reduce energy consumption, robots for long-distance surgery…
The challenge is calling for the most creative European minds to compete in 5 tech tracks that will shape our TOMORROW: Bio & Med Tech, Energy, Big Data, Hardware & Robotics, IT & Com.
With more than 400K€ in prizes, and nothing less than100K€ cash for the grand winner, this unique combination of mentoring and competition will help the young “scientrepreneurs” make TOMORROW brighter by boosting their commercial growth and shortening the time-to-market of their disruptive products.
More info on their website
Our second Newsletter is out!
Check its content here
Wanna join the movement?
Please send us your email adress with the Topic newsletter here : hello (at) startupeuropehq (dot) eu
or fill in your email here : http://launch.startupeuropepartnership.eu/
Are you an Accelerator? Have you already joined the assembly?
Startup Europe’s Accelerator Assembly is the network for startup accelerator programmes in Europe.
Born out of the European Commission’s leadership towards supporting web entrepreneurs, Accelerator Assembly is a key part of the EU initiative called Startup Europe.
The Accelerator Assembly is an industry-led network, delivered by Bethnal Green Ventures, Seedcamp, Seed-DB and Startup Weekend, with the support of Nesta, How to Web and Techstars London.
More info on their website
New funding opportunity from the EU - Startup Europe Initiatives
The forthcoming €10M funding will be allocated to projects to accelerate web entrepreneurship in Europe by using new cross-border services co-developed by several local web entrepreneurship ecosystems and hubs working together. Coordination activities to strength the environment for web entrepreneurship in Europe and that exploit synergies across stakeholder communities will also be funded.
The expected impact is to support the emergence of dynamic European ecosystems for web entrepreneurs that also contribute to shaping future web entrepreneurship specific policies, in particular for the implementation of Startup Europe EU initiative.
All the info here
Follow us all on twitter!
A quick reminder, our Startup HQ account is the following: @se_hq.
If you want to be updated in real time with all the news related to the Startup Europe initiatives, this is where it happens.
Below, the list of some of our partners:
Startup Europe Accelerator Assembly - @aa_eu
Startup Europe Web Investor forum - @webvcs
Nlnet - @NLNetwerk
Nesta - @Nesta_uk
Startup Week End - @startupweekend
Fundacion Yncide - @FundacionIncyde
Join us for the Coworking conference @ the European Parliament
The meeting will be attended by leaders of the coworking spaces communities, entrepreneurs and policy makers and will aim at:
- raising awareness on the concept of coworking spaces and their role in promoting new technologies and the entrepreneurship culture in Europe
- discussing and proposing ways to grow the number of coworking spaces in Europe and the value added of connecting them Europe-wide.
Coworking spaces create opportunities around them for tech business startups and innovation, i.e. jobs and growth for Europe.
The event will also provide the occasion for the launching of the Startup Europe coworking spaces assembly, which will federate the biggest community of coworking spaces across Europe.
Coworking is an alternative way of working in which creative starters, freelance workers, entrepreneurs and others with workplace flexibility share one working environment. Individual workers come together in a shared place to enjoy greater productivity, a more creative environment, as well as a sense of community, while working on their own respective businesses.
Coworking spaces can represent a platform able to address current challenges such as boosting entrepreneurship and innovation, making the independent workforce stronger, or investigating the future of working in the digital age.
As of early 2013, more than 1.200 coworking spaces are in operation in Europe. In less than 5 years, the number of coworking spaces has overtaken, for instance, that of incubators and innovation centres operating in Europe. Worldwide, the number of co-working spaces is doubling every year, getting close to 2.500.
The Coworking.net conference is on!
Coworking Europe 2013, the fourth Coworking Europe Conference, organised by GlobalEnterprise and theXarxa Punt TIC of the Government of Catalonia, with the support of the coworking magazine Deskmag, will take place on November 11, 12 and 13 in Barcelona.
The Coworking Europe conference is one of the main event covering the topic of Coworking.
Between 300 and 350 attendees from around Europe, North America and beyond, will gather during three days at the Fabra i Coats, a creation factory that the Barcelona City Council puts at the disposal of the conference organizers.
More info here.
Follow the hashtag #coworkingeu on Twitter to follow the news live.
FI-WARE launches an app competition with prizes worth 800,000 euros
FI-WARE is proud to announce our FI-WARE Challenges, our app competitions with prizes worth over 800,000 euros.
The competition will be promoted through Campus Party and its network Campuse.ro and will be run in two phases: part one will end in February 2014 and part two will be held during the first half of the year. Part one will give away over 400,000 euros to the winners and finalists of the two development challenges: Smart Cities and Smart Business & Industry.
More info here
The latest work published by the European Crowdfunding Network is out!
The latest work published by the European Crowdfunding Network, the “Review of Crowdfunding Regulation 2013. Interpretations of existing regulation concerning crowdfunding in Europe, North America and Israel”
It covers indepth the current regulatory approaches to crowdfunding in 29 countries, considering the varying applications of the single market legislation to Crowdfunders across Europe both now and in the foreseeable future. We also look at the Crowdfunding regulation in other relevant countries abroad.
Please download the comprehensive 246 pages strong report here