Meet the 15 startups that made it to the finals of our pitch competition

EU-Startups-Conf-16-BerlinOn Friday of this week we’ll host the EU-Startups Conference 2016 at the Microsoft Atrium in Berlin. Aside of fireside chats with inspiring founders, networking and a panel discussion on crowdfunding, we’ll have an exciting pitch competition with 15 promising startups from all over Europe. The winning startup will receive a prize package worth €5,000. In total we received about 65 applications. The following startups Continue reading

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London-based coworking space Techspace secures £5M to develop its presence in London and to expand to Berlin

techspace-LondonTechspace, the UK-based provider of coworking spaces for fast growing startups, today announced a new funding round of £5 million raised through a consortium led by real estate investor and entrepreneur Leo Noé and managed by Goldacre Ventures.

Co-founded by serial entrepreneurs David Galsworthy (CEO) and Alex Rabarts (CTO) in 2012, Techspace not only supports small tech startups, but also larger, more established tech companies by Continue reading

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ABC Accelerator starts new call for IoT/IoE startups and opens Venture Gates in Munich

ABC-Venture-GatesThe Ljubljana- and Silicon Valley-based ABC Accelerator aims to change the dynamics of the digital revolution by redefining the venture life cycle and connecting entrepreneurial hubs around the globe. After three successful accelerator programs in Ljubljana (Slovenia), the ambitious ABC team recently started a fourth call, searching for promising IoT and IoE startups from across Europe. The program offers a seed investment of €15k, office space in Ljubljana, and a ton of other perks. You can apply here till the 31st of July.

In addition, the ABC team decided to spread their wings and start a whole new Continue reading

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Leading entrepreneurs join forces with the goal to create a single startup market in Europe

Single-Startup-marketThe Unicorn Forum and Founders Forum launched a joint initiative with the goal to create a single startup market for Europe. They believe radical policy action must be taken to help the European startup ecosystem scale. That’s why they are calling for a single startup market with support from some of the world’s most influential startup founders.

“Europe has a potential market of 500 million customers, but European Continue reading

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5 good reasons to attend the EU-Startups Conference 2016

EU-Startups-Conference-BerlinThe countdown is ticking! On the 24th of June, we’re going to host the EU-Startups Conference at the Microsoft Atrium Berlin (11.45 am – 6.30 pm). If you haven’t secured your ticket yet, we advise you to do so, since they will be sold out soon. And if you’re not sure yet, if it’s worth attending, check out our list with 5 good reasons why you should join us:

1.) Speakers: We’ll have fireside chats with three awesome entrepreneurs! In detail these will be Steli Efti, known Continue reading

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The cosmetic car damage repair platform Fixico raises €2 million to accelerate growth

Fixico-logoFixico, the online car damage repair platform, has raised €2 million during a new funding round. This brings the total funding for the Amsterdam-based company to € 2,6 million. The startup now intends to invest the growth capital to further scale its organisation, continuing and accelerating its growth in the Dutch consumer and business markets.

Fixico is an online platform enabling consumers to quickly and easily find, compare and select repair services for car damage. After uploading several photos of the damage, the vehicle owner receives quotes for Continue reading

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The very first corporate accelerator in Budapest has just been launched

Telenor_logoAt the Smartphone Academy in the evening of 15 June Telenor Hungary announced the launch of its startup accelerator programme, the first local corporate accelerator programme in Hungary. The goal of the new entity is to help Hungarian startups gain appropriate market traction by offering them access to top mentors, senior managers, funds, investors and the international customer and partner base of the Telenor Group. Continue reading

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JIC STARCUBE opens registrations for this year’s accelerator program – apply now! (Sponsored)

JIC-StarcubeJIC STARCUBE, the longest running Czech accelerator, has started registrations for this year’s program. 2016 is the eighth edition of the renowned accelerator program. The focus is on augmented and virtual reality, big data analytics, sensors and cybersecurity.

Teams from around the world can apply until 7th August and during the autumn will undergo three demanding months full of seminars, consultations with international experts and Continue reading

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TactoTek secures a grant of €2.5M to start with the mass production of its injection molded electronics

TactoTek-logoTactoTek, a Fininsh manufacturer of 3D injection molded structural electronics (IMSE) solutions, today announced that it secured €2.5 million as a grant from the EU’s Horizon 2020 program. The grant will be used for the mass production of TactoTek’s injection molded electronics solutions.

TactoTek is based in Kempele and was founded in 2011. The young company provides tools and know-how for creating production- Continue reading

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Randstad acquires twago – Europe’s largest freelance marketplace

randstad-twagotwago, Europe’s leading freelance marketplace, has announced its acquisition by Randstad, a pioneer in the world of HR service providers. With access to more than 500,000 ready-to-work freelancers, the acquisition of twago will advance randstad’s mission of transforming the world of online work and on-demand staffing. The financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. Continue reading

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