Call for Applications: Startup World Cup 2019

Startup World Cup ("SWC") offers innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities for startup ecosystems around the world. This platform consists of a global series of startup conferences and competitions that bring together phenomenal startups, VCs, and world-class tech CEOs.
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Call for Applications: 2019 Pitching Den Competition

Pitching Den invites high-growth early-stage startups from all over the world to pitch their innovative business solutions to a well-rounded panel of venture capitalists, angel investors and business development experts, and to compete for investment, maximum media exposure and networking opportunities with enablers and sponsors.
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Call for applications: 2019 SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development

Are you part of a small and growing eco-inclusive enterprise that continues to deliver environmental, social and economic benefits to your target markets?
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Call for Applications: The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards

The Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards are an international business awards competition that are open to all organizations in the 29 nations of the Asia-Pacific region. The focus of the awards is on recognizing innovation in all its forms.
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Israeli Blockchain Start-Up LogChain Completes Its First International Blockchain Shipment

The shipment, from Belgium to Israel, demonstrates the feasibility of performing a full shipping and trade finance digitization process across the supply-chain. LogChain's end-to-end Blockchain solution handles all aspects of the e-BL supply-chain and a digital Letter of Credit audit - to dramatically reduce costs and paperwork, improve customer experience and SLA, increase transparency and minimize fraud risks.

Call for Applications: Techstars/Amazon Alexa Accelerator Program 2019 for early-stage startups

Up to 10 startups will be invited to take part in the 2019 Alexa Accelerator, powered by Techstars. Builders from around the world who are enthusiastic about voice, AI and other enabling technologies - and their ability to transform customer and business experiences - are encouraged to apply.
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Call for Applications: Create the Future Design Contest

Now in its 17th year, the "Create the Future" Design Contest has helped stimulate and reward engineering innovation and has brought attention to thousands of product designs that have increased quality of life, improved healthcare, and helped to reduce dependence on non-renewable energy sources.
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Call for applications: African App Launchpad initiative 2019 for young African startups

AAL targets building capacity of ten thousand learners and establishing one hundred startups. AAL works by availing a high-quality, technology-learning online platform through crowd-sourcing top online content developed by prestigious universities and leading companies, and delivered through three leading MOOCs; Coursera, edX, and Udacity.
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Kraft Heinz Springboard Opens Applications for its third Incubator Program class to develop the next generation of food & beverage brands

All Incubator teams fall strongly within at least one of the Springboard committed growth pillars: Natural & Organic, Specialty & Craft, Health & Performance, and Experiential brands. Over the course of the next 16 weeks, the selected startups will participate in a dynamic program composed of learning, funding, infrastructure access, and mentorship in Chicago, IL.
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The Moove Lab launches its call for projects to integrate its 4th promotion !

This 4th call for projects is part of a high-stakes context with the launch of the Big Debate and the upcoming project of the Mobility Orientation Law (LOM). This is why this new start-up promotion must be able to meet the needs and expectations of the French in terms of mobility, whether in terms of access to mobility for everyone in the regions, but also to promote daily mobility.
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Call for Applications: Women MSME FinTech Innovation Fund for Enterprises in Asia-Pacific

The Innovation Fund seeks to co-fund companies to pilot innovative digital and financial solutions that improve access to finance and/or enhance operational efficiency of women-led MSMEs.
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Call for Applications: Orange Social Venture Prize Africa & Middle East 2019

The contest aims to reward the best innovative and socially responsible business projects in Africa and the Middle East. This 9th edition unfolds in two phases: first the candidates participate to a national competition, then an international jury gives a grand prize to the best national winners. At both the national and international step, the viewers of this site can vote to add a name to the jury shortlist.
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Call for Applications: Proptech startups around the world to join Colliers Proptech Accelerator

The Colliers Proptech Accelerator Powered by Techstars successfully completed its first class in 2018, with companies representing solutions across the real estate value chain such as commercial datasets for occupiers and investors; office services and tenant engagement; big data, analytics and artificial intelligence; space as a service; marketplaces and space utilization; and, Smart City and Internet of Things. The companies worked with more than 150 mentors from Colliers and the broader industry for the three-month program that culminated with demo day presentations to 600 Colliers people, clients, industry professionals and technology investors.
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Call for Applications: Injini EdTech Incubator Program for EdTech Entrepreneurs in Africa

The Injini Cohort 3 programme will launch in May 2019. For this, 8 start-ups from across Africa will join the programme for 4 months during which we will deliver workshops, mentoring and networking as well as technology, research and dedicated support from the Injini team.
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Detecting Indicators for Startup Business Success: Sentiment Analysis Using Text Data Mining

The main aim of this study is to identify the key factors in User Generated Content (UGC) on the Twitter social network for the creation of successful startups, as well as to identify factors for sustainable startups and business models. New technologies were used in the proposed research methodology to identify the key factors for the success of startup projects.

Robert Bosch Venture Capital launches Fund IV with 200 million euros

Each year, experts from RBVC examine over 2,000 startups, but only around a hundred of these make it to the shortlist. “We invest in six to ten carefully selected companies each year. In addition to capital, we also offer know-how and operational support. We also connect startups with Bosch operating units,” says RBVC managing director Philipp Rose. These alliances benefit the fledgling companies as well as Bosch itself. Startups get the opportunity to become a supplier, technology partner, or even customer of Bosch. Bosch, in turn, receives early access to the latest technologies and can incorporate them into its own innovations. “Open innovation is a win-win for startups and Bosch alike,” Rose says. “It also lets us ensure that the startup’s expertise stays in the startup.” Bosch currently collaborates with more than one hundred companies on open innovation projects.

Call for Proposals: Support implementation of Youth and Women in Livestock, Fisheries and aquaculture Agribusiness Incubation in Africa

In the framework of the implementation of the Member state funds to “Support implementation of Youth and Women in Livestock, Fisheries and aquaculture Agribusiness Incubation”, AU-IBAR will undertake to utilize these funds to empower African youth and women to effectively participate in the animal resources sector. The beneficiaries of this call of proposals will be members of the newly formed African Union networks; African Youth in Livestock Fisheries and Aquaculture Incubation Network (AYL-FAIN) and the African Women in Animal Resources Farming and Agribusiness Network (AWARFA-N) and other African youth and women engaged in the animal resources value chain in Africa.
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EU's Call for Proposals: RobotUnion acceleration program for European robotic startups and SMEs

The ideal project RobotUnion is looking for is disruptive and innovative, beyond the state of the art and with a degree of differentiation with its competitors. The ideal projects are also looking for additional investment for scaling their business globally.
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Call for applications: Movin'On Startup Challenge

This year startups shall solve issues among these 5 themes : Decarbonization and air quality, Goods transportation, Multimodal Society, Innovative technologies and Circular Economy.
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Call for Applications: Go Ignite Global Call

Start-ups working on solutions in IoT, Big Data Analytics, Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence, 5G and Customer Experience Enhancement are encouraged to apply.
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Call for applications: The Entrepreneurship World Cup

The Entrepreneurship World Cup is more than just a global pitch competition with a shot at life-changing prizes. With 100,000 entrants from around the world, EWC elevates entrepreneurs – providing you with tools and resources to grow your venture. It doesn’t matter how far you’ve come – idea-stage, early-stage, growth-stage or beyond – EWC can put you on the right course. Leverage world-class content in the EWC Accelerator to: unleash your ideas, hone your pitching skills and engage with a global network of mentors. And, oh yeah, compete for those life-changing prizes, together with business opportunities and investment.
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Blockchain startups to watch in 2019

From the beginning of the year, corporations, venture capitalists, investors, and regulators were locked in a mash of uncertainty. While some would take the year in all its gore and glory as a learning experience, others may have had a much bumpier ride.

Call for applications: FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards

The FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards, the leading global programme that highlights innovative, long-term private-sector solutions to major development challenges, returns for a sixth year with a special category focused on harnessing technology for people with disabilities.
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Call for applications: Global Innovation Challenge for Zero Hunger 2019

The World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator and Cargill announce a call for applications for the Global Innovation Challenge for Zero Hunger, running from 4 to 28 February 2019. Start-ups, private companies and NGOs are encouraged to submit bold solutions that can sustainably lift people out of hunger.
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Call for Applications: Apple Entrepreneur Camp

Apple Entrepreneur Camp consists of an immersive technology lab, as well as mentorship, education, and support.
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Call for applications: The LVMH Innovation Award

The LVMH Innovation Award is an annual celebration of innovation in accordance with the core values of the Group, stimulating creativity and excellence with inventive projects.
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Call for Applications: Southeast Asian Technology Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders Program

The Asia New Zealand Foundation and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade offer six-to-eight young Southeast Asian technology entrepreneurs and business leaders the chance to visit New Zealand.
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Call for Applications: MEST Africa Challenge for Technology startup operating in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Ivory Coast and South Africa

MEST Africa announces applications for its second annual MEST Africa Challenge, a pan-African land competition for transplantation based in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Ivory Coast ready to expand into new markets.
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UNICEF Innovation Fund's Call for Applications: Data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence or similar technology solutions

The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking to make up to 100K equity-free investments to provide early stage (seed) finance to for-profit technology start-ups that have the potential to benefit humanity. If you’ve got a start-up registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries and have a working, open source prototype (or you are willing to make it open-source) showing promising results, the UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking for you.
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European Venture Investment Reaches All-Time High

Europe's venture capital investment eclipsed €20 billion for the first time ever, according to PitchBook's 4Q 2018 European Venture Report. Despite the 25.9% drop in deal volume year-over-year (YoY), swelling deal sizes and increased interest from nontraditional investors helped drive deal value to the high-water mark.

Singapore-based SEEDS Capital appoints seven partners to co-invest in agrifood tech startups

SEEDS Capital, the investment arm of Enterprise Singapore, has appointed seven co-investment partners under Startup SG Equity. This will catalyse more than S$90 million worth of investments to develop Singapore-based startups in the Agrifood tech sector. This was announced by Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry, Dr Koh Poh Koon, at the opening of Indoor Ag-Con Asia.

Call for Applications: 2019 FIS FinTech Accelerator

Technologies explored by previous participants have included artificial intelligence, next-generation password authentication, blockchain-powered instant payments, and consumer lending credit verification using big data and social media.
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Call for Applications: Making More Health Accelerator 2019 for Start-ups in Kenya, Ghana,Nigeria

Applicants are invited to apply for the Making More Health Accelerator 2019 that supports social entrepreneurs with well-established startups in the health space with an opportunity to strengthen and scale their work via the reach and operations of a multinational healthcare company through co-creation.
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Call for Applications: 2019 ACCEL Awards for Early-Stage African Start-Ups

The ACCEL Awards is an annual business start-up contest organised by the London Business School’s Africa Club in collaboration with the Club Alumni and Corporate Partners including FTSE 100 companies, venture capital firms, entrepreneurship incubators and media companies.
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Call for Applications: Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019

Applicants are invited to apply for Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019 which is the world’s most inspiring entrepreneurs innovating in Agriculture, Connectivity, Energy, Health, and Water.
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Call for applications: Smart Dubai Global Blockchain Challenge 2019

We are seeking innovative startups with original and feasible use cases that can contribute to Dubai's goals to become the first blockchain-powered city by 2020.
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Call for applications: 5th Cycle of $100m Entrepreneurship Programme to empowering African entrepreneurs

The Programme is a 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train, mentor and fund 10,000 African entrepreneurs. The Programme’s objective is to generate at least 1,000,000 new jobs and create at least $10 billion in new business revenue across Africa. Now in its 5th year, the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme has empowered 4,470 entrepreneurs, using a bespoke and robust selection, training and implementation process to create visible and sustainable impact across all 54 African countries.
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Call for applications: Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa 2019

Launchpad regional accelerators are tailored specifically to their local markets, and provide access to the best of Google - its people, network, and advanced technologies - helping startups build great products. In addition to our accelerators, Launchpad regional initiatives include exclusive events, mentorship opportunities, and trainings.
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Let get inspired by innovation and win together in 2019

With the convergence of artificial intelligence, 5G, IoT, blockchain and additive manufacturing technologies, we are at the dawn of disruptive innovation that will impact businesses and enterprises worldwide.

Call for applications: Social innovation and global healthcare to improve health-care access for people, animals and their communities in Kenya, Ghana or Nigeria

The MMH Accelerator is a structured, 11-month business accelerator program offered under the MMH Initiative that supports social entrepreneurs with well-established startups in the health space with an opportunity to strengthen and scale their work via the reach and operations of a multinational healthcare company through co-creation. Through the MMH Accelerator, participants are provided with tailored access to expertise and capacity building to unlock their next phase of growth.
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Call for applications: Mastercard Start Path Global

Start Path Global is Mastercard’s worldwide program for innovative later stage startups from across the globe. Since 2014, the Start Path Global have been working with an ever growing portfolio of startups with unique solutions across fintech and commerce. Start Path Global is based on what has worked best for our portfolio of startups: more flexibility, more customization, and no distractions from your current business.
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Call for applications: European Startup Prize for mobility

The EUSP is a unique accelerator programme that supports startups developing sustainable mobility innovations, with the aim of giving them the resources necessary to scale up in Europe.
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The Shell GameChanger™ Accelerator Powered by NREL Announces First Cohort of Start-Ups

Each participating startup will receive as much as $250,000 in non-dilutive funding to aid in development and demonstration of its technology, with the opportunity for future follow-on funding and beta-testing with a strategic program partner, in addition to access to expertise and laboratory capabilities at both NREL and Shell.

Call for applications: The Expo 2020 Dubai - Innovation impact grant program

Expo Live’s flagship Innovation Impact Grant Programme will award injection funds up to USD 100,000 to support the growth of social enterprises, startups and grassroots projects from around the world whose solutions generate social value and are in line with Expo 2020 Dubai’s subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.
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Call for applications: PeaceTech Accelerator Program 2019

We are looking for Start-ups that are designing, developing and using new and innovative technologies to help to bring about the end of violent conflict and promote sustainable peace.
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Digital pan-African platform to support young entrepreneurs launched for West and North Africa

Users can interact on the platform, leveraging features such as learning, an ecosystem map, and information around opportunities for funding youth development.

Agricool raises 28M USD to make urban farming a reality

In 2030, 20% of products consumed worldwide will come from urban farming (compared to 5% today). In the past 3 years, Agricool’s teams have developed a technology to grow local, healthy fruits and vegetables more productively and within small and controlled spaces, known as “Cooltainers” (recycled shipping containers transformed into urban farms).

Call for applications: Concept notes for P4G Partnership Fund

Applicants are invited to submit concept notes for P4G Partnership Fund that offers financial support and targeted assistance to select public-private partnerships that are advancing innovative strategies to achieve five Sustainable Development Goals.
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Qualcomm Launches $100M AI Investment Fund

Qualcomm Ventures Announces Investment in AnyVision, a World-Leading Face, Body, and Object Recognition Startup, at its 5G & AI Summit in San Francisco.

Startup Rivian Automotive unveils electric vehicles for the future

Startup founded by MIT alumnus unveils electric vehicles for the future. Rivian Automotive is showing off its first products at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week.

Singapore-based startup CSE unveils the Smart Contract 2.0 solutions

Blockchain ensures transparency while Smart Contract allows for intelligent execution, which CSE has integrated into a virtual machine. Aside from finance, users may also instruct this virtual machine to “substitute” people in areas such as: cultivation of crops, logistics handling, timeline management, chain of custody, intelligent data management, or smart city management, etc. This is open source platform so users may integrate their solutions in two ways, by API or by embedding codes into any applications such as Web, App, software, as well as hardware, especially the IoT equipment, NFC, etc.

IBM and Columbia University Launch Two Accelerator Programs for Blockchain Startups

Programs combine research and enterprise network expertise to help early-stage and later-stage companies build and scale blockchain businesses.

Call for applications: L’Afrique Excelle to support technology start-ups operating in Francophone Africa

The program highlights include two one-week residencies – one in Bamako, Mali and another in Paris, France - giving entrepreneurs the opportunity to grow their business network and learn from mentors, peers, and local partners.
Applications are closed

Call for projects: The Digital Lab Africa - Innovative project in multimedia production : web creation, virtual reality, video game, animation and digital music

The call targets developing projects, in need of partners and financial support, innovative projects from the perspective of form, narration, content and technologies used, in one of the 5 categories of multimedia production: web creation, virtual reality, video game, digital music and animation.
Applications are closed

Call for Applications: GovHack on Future and Progress for the cities of Berlin and Cairo

The risk of automation displacing millions of jobs worldwide in the next decade is now a well-known fact. However, what is not known is what new jobs will be created.
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5 months ago

Call for Applications: The 2019 Hult Prize Challenge

Since 2009, the Hult Prize has been a benchmark program for social entrepreneurs.
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TestEat pilot project to create future solutions in a real restaurant environment with the help of artificial intelligence

The crEATe ecosystem invites various operators, such as start-ups, to network, study and develop solutions involving future food and food production in a genuine consumption environment.

Call for Applications: Ubisoft's Gaming and Entertainment program for Start-ups in Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain

Ubisoft’s program encourages and creates stimulating gatherings between Ubisoft expert teams, entrepreneurs and external experts in order to shape tomorrow’s entertainment. Each participating start-up works with Ubisoft to define their goals and regularly meets with experts to track their progress.
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Call for Applications: First Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition

The Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition is a global initiative that aims to identify startups with the greatest potential to outline the future and promote sustainable innovation in the tourism and gastronomy sector.
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European Commission and Bill Gates-led Breakthrough Energy launch €100 million clean energy investment fund

Breakthrough Energy Europe links public funding with long-term risk capital so that clean energy research and innovation can be brought to market faster and more efficiently. With a capitalisation of €100 million, the fund will focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting energy efficiency in the areas of electricity, transport, agriculture, manufacturing, and buildings. It isa pilot project that can serve as a model for similar initiatives in other thematic areas.

EU's Call for Proposals: Space hubs (support to start-ups)

The challenge is to increase the number of initiatives for start-ups, scale-ups and entrepreneurs in the space downstream and upstream sectors (such as Incubators, Accelerators, Hackathons or AppCamps), provide solutions to accelerate the growth of space scale-ups and the commercialisation of their products, engage small and medium enterprises in space innovation, especially those not traditionally involved in it, and reduce as much as possible the entry barriers to SMEs for Horizon 2020 to develop space-enabled solutions.
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EU's Call for Proposals: Startup Europe for Growth and Innovation Radar

Actions should help startups and scaleups achieve market success and mature the innovation excellence of high potential innovators.
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Increasing investment in Australian AgTech pivotal to our economic success: report

A new report released today by the United States Studies Centre – the first of its kind –analyses the volume, value, and makeup of AgTech investment in Australia.

Call for Applications: The Tech Startups Challenge for women inclusion in Africa

To promote entrepreneurial initiatives managed by women and/or men, tackling the challenges of women's inclusion and gender inequalities – whether social, economic, cultural or political – and leveraging digital innovation for their development.
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Call for Applications: Travel tech start-ups in Europe

The Call TRAVEL-TECH INNOVATION CONTEST 2018 is looking for incorporated companies, operating (mainly, but not exclusively) in the field of Travel-Tech with expertise in INCOMING / INTEGRATION OF TRAVEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS with SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE IN BOOKING and API DESIGN/IMPLEMENTATION with an idea, a project and/or in any case able to help us to RENEW the process of interfacing Zani Viaggi’s booking with the different players of the national and international market to allow real-time bookings of the experiences in the portfolio in view of the specific administrative and tax requirements that the different domestic tax systems entail.
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SET Award 2019: Call for applications for top innovators in the energy transition

The SET initiative invites start-ups around the world to present their business ideas.
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Call for Applications: Total Startupper Challenge

This year, a Top Female Entrepreneur category has been introduced. During the first Challenge, women accounted for almost 25% of the winners, even though they only made up 13% of the applicants. With this special award this year, we hope to give the women entrepreneurs an extra push to take part. It is also aligned with other Total initiatives for women.
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Call for Applications: Startup Station Singapore to empower startups based in Singapore or within Southeast Asia

Startup Station Singapore is open to any growth stage data-driven startup with established business model and datasets that are looking to scale their business. They can either be based in Singapore or within Southeast Asia.
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Call for Applications: IoT.ATL AgTech Challenge - Innovative AgTech solutions

The IoT.ATL AgTech Challenge will select six solutions to tackle the growing global food shortages. Startups are encouraged to collaborate to provide one complete and innovative AgTech solution. The selected startups will get access to a 20-foot shipping container along the Atlanta Beltline to pilot their AgTech over the course of 12-months as part of Atlanta's Demonstration Project program.
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Call for Applications: IMPACT Connected Car

Startups will have access to up to €60,000 per startup, equity free, in grants and up to €50,000 per startup equity free. Up to €2.1 million will be distributed.
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Osram Acquires Stake in Montreal-Based Horticulture Start-up Company Motorleaf

Osram’s venture capital arm, Fluxunit, has acquired a stake in Canadian startup Motorleaf, an artificial intelligence company focused on bringing actionable, data-driven insights to greenhouse and indoor farm operators.
10 months ago

Call for Applications: The Museum of the Future's Accelerator Programme

The first challenge, Advanced Wearable Devices, focuses on leveraging the combination of sensor devices, and applications to create a truly incredible visitor experience.
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10 months ago

Call for Startups Registration Form: Startup Europe Smart Agrifood Summit

Startup Europe Smart Agrifood Summit is a world class community of entrepreneurs, advisors and investors that invests in early-stage startups in AgriFood ecosystem, led by seasoned entrepreneurs that are working to solve the world's greatest challenges in value chain agrifood with technology, while leading the sustainability revolution.
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10 months ago

Call for Applications: Urban Water Scarcity Innovation Challenge Opens to Startups

The Challenge aligns with U.N. Sustainable Development Goal 6, or SDG6, which calls for universal access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030.
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a year ago

New consortium Launch Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI)

MOBI, the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative, announces its formation to explore blockchain for use in a new digital mobility ecosystem that could make transportation safer, more affordable, and more widely accessible.
a year ago

Call for Applications: The Green Alley Award 2018 for European startups and Entrepreneurs in the Circular Economy

We are looking for startups based in Europe who want to tackle the global waste challenge using Digital circular economy solutions, Recycling solutions Ideas for waste prevention
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a year ago

Holt Fintech Accelerator launched a new program for Fintech startups from all over the world

The Holt Accelerator is currently engaged in a global search for the next 400 rising stars in fintech to take part in the program, and it encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications through the Holt Accelerator website by July 29th for a chance to participate.
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a year ago

Call for Applications: Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2018 for African Start-ups

Ecobank is looking for solutions that improve international trade and eCommerce processes by facilitating KYC and AML requirements. The solutions may reduce document management processes without compromising regulatory requirements, increase ease of payment, provide reduced charges and decrease reliance on FX.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Call for Projects: Smart Cities Challenge for startups worldwide

You know anything there is to know about IoT, AI, sensors, light, technology, smart cities and want to propose innovative ideas and solutions that will have a real impact on our everyday life? Then this challenge is for you!
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a year ago

RobotUnion's Call for Applications: Scaleups in the robotics sector

RobotUnion will select 20 Scaleups that will participate in the Acceleration program and could be financed with up to €223,000 equity free in cash plus acceleration services.
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a year ago

WORTH Project's Call for Proposals: Innovative projects in fashion and lifestyle sectors

WORTH Partnership Project fosters connection opportunities for SMEs and designers supported by EASME to encourage partnerships from fashion and lifestyle industry.
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a year ago

Call for Participation: The EIT Digital Challenge 2018 for European deep tech Startups

Fast-growing startups that already have customers, so called scaleups, are invited to enter their successful technology products in one of the following five categories: Digital Industry, Digital Cities, Digital Wellbeing, Digital Infrastructure and Digital Finance.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Call for Applications: Paris Region AI Challenge 2018

The Paris Region AI Challenge 2018 is open to startups that offer solutions based on Artificial Intelligence and aimed at the international market.
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a year ago

CEMEX Ventures Launches 2018 Construction Startup Competition

The challenge calls for entrepreneurs and startups to work in four areas: urban development, improvement of the connectivity of the actors in the construction value chain, development of new project funding sources, and new construction technologies.
Applications are closed
a year ago

VentureEU will raise €2.1 billion to boost venture capital investment in Europe's innovative start-ups

The European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have launched a Pan-European Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds programme (VentureEU) to boost investment in innovative start-up and scale-up companies across Europe.
a year ago

Call for applications: The Innovate for Life Fund 2018 for African Health Entrepreneurs

The Innovate for Life Fund aims to invest in African health entrepreneurs to accelerate home-grown health solutions for the African market. We offer African health sector-specific support: knowledge, network and access to funding. This is combined with business coaching by an experienced fund management organization.
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a year ago

Call for Applications: GovHack on Economy & Society for the cities of Jakarta and London

Startups applying to this challenge should be utilizing big data applications and predictions to help improve decision making and analytics and help improve human wellbeing.
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a year ago

Call for startups and SMEs working with Big Data: Predictive maintenance models for industrial robots in body shop

The robots have different applications, such as material handling, spot and stud welding, adhesive dispensing and high resolution inline measurement. The model will be created with the data provided from the robot.
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a year ago

Call for startups and SMEs working with Big Data: Prevent fraud in cashier operations

The challenge aims to detect scenarios or transactions related to internal fraud. We provide a set of validated fraudulent transactions. These transactions constitute labelled data for training the fraud detection algorithms and we use existing cash register video analysis systems to correlate project findings with real transactions.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Call for startups and SMEs working with Big Data: Thermal power plant smart management

The expected results are oriented to environmental impacts that can be attained thanks to the use of big data technologies in the production plant.
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a year ago

Call for startups and SMEs working with Big Data: Improving the road safety in Barcelona

Given the data on existing traffic accidents and the conditions of the road the proposed challenge wants to validate if this data could help to develop some solution in order to increase the awareness of all the users of the road about its risks and, therefore, increase the levels of road safety.
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a year ago

Call for startups and SMEs working with Big Data: Quality control of weather observation data

Station based weather observations serve as a crucial input to different analysis and subsequent forecast models. In-situ measurements commonly include standard parameters like temperature, humidity, pressure, wind speed, wind direction, gusts, precipitation and many others. In order to use these data in a reasonably way,erroneous data have to be discarded in a first step.
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a year ago

EDI Open Call for startups and SMEs working with Big Data: Sentimental analysis in consumer journey

Many times, the way searches are done determine a clear intention from the Internet user. Queries that contains terms such as opinion, review or buy among others that reflect a clear purpose. Due to these intention differences those keywords can be treated differently, for example customizing the ads to be more relevant and attractive to the user, which means a higher impact for the service/product/info provider.
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a year ago

EDI Open Call for startups and SMEs working with Big Data: System for detection of anomalies in smart meters

The challenge will facilitate the detection of anomalies in the energy consumption of final customers thanks to the analysis of two types of data: Recorded events in smart meters and Work orders for maintenance.
Applications are closed
a year ago

EDI Open Call for startups and SMEs working with Big Data: Optimisation of traffic flow in Berlin, Germany

The challenge is to develop an analytics and prediction engine making use of sensory data identifying vehicles (of different types), bicycles, and pedestrians for creating traffic models at different times and road segments.
Applications are closed
a year ago

EDI Open Call for startups and SMEs working with Big Data: Supply chain optimisation

Stock-outs, a key business metric, controls the lack of products in the shelves, which are missed opportunities for selling a particular item and hinder customer service. Typically, a balance between stock safety levels and real needed stocks are a trade-off that has to be managed, if forecasting of demand is consistently accurate safety stock levels can be decreased, elevating the supply chain efficiency.
Applications are closed
a year ago

EDF announces the Electricity Storage Plan to become the leader in Europe by 2035

EDF’s goal is to develop 10GW of additional storage around the world by 2035, on top of the 5GW already operated by the Group. This acceleration represents an investment of €8 billion during the 2018-2035 period.
a year ago

Finnish startup Solar Foods raises two-million euros to start commercial production of protein using only air and electricity

The Finnish company Solar Foods Oy produces an entirely new kind of nutrient-rich protein using only air and electricity. The goal of the company is to start commercial production of the environmentally revolutionary protein in 2020.
a year ago

AutoNaut start-up developed Autonomous Boat propelled by Waves

The AutoNaut start-up from ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Harwell has come up with a revolutionary automated surface vessel to collect data for long periods at a fraction of the cost.
a year ago

Singtel Innov8 and NUS to create Singapore's first regional cyber security start-up hub

ICE71 aims to strengthen Singapore’s growing cyber security ecosystem by attracting and developing competencies and new technologies.
a year ago

Aqua-Spark invests in global accelerator for aquaculture

Aqua-Spark, the first investment fund focused exclusively on sustainable aquaculture, recently announced its investment in Hatch Accelerator 1.0, the first ever global accelerator program dedicated to the aquaculture industry. The investment will be used to accelerate a group of eight companies between April and June 2018.
a year ago

Call for Applications: GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund for start-ups in Africa and Asia Pacific

The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund provides selected start-ups in Africa and Asia Pacific with equity-free funding, technical assistance, and the opportunity to partner with mobile operators in their markets to help scale their products and services into sustainable businesses with positive socio-economic impact.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Europe invests to boost the uptake of robotic technologies by start-ups and SMEs

There is a clear need to stimulate European start-ups and SMEs in the robotics sector to develop novel and innovative technology with the potential to open new markets at the international level. The aim of the Robot Union acceleration program is to discover, support and fund innovative projects in the robotics industry.
a year ago

inDemand's Call for Projects: Start-ups and innovative SMEs in e-health

inDemand is looking for European companies to solve 3 challenges identified by healthcare professionals from Foch Hospital in Paris (France).
Applications are closed
a year ago

Call for Applications: Intelligence X.0 for Startups

CODE_n is looking for groundbreaking business models and use cases based on pioneering technologies. This year’s CONTEST, “Intelligence X.0,” will spotlight the 50 most progressive startups and industry disruptors worldwide.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Atomwise Raises $45 Million Series A to Become the Preferred Artificial Intelligence Partner for the Global Pharmaceutical Industry

Like software used to design airplanes and computer chips in simulation, Atomwise can help make predictions about new potential medicines before they are made, reducing the need for costly and time-consuming physical synthesis and testing.
a year ago

Agile IOT Open Call 2 for Hardware and Software developing SMEs, entrepreneurs and start-ups

Proposed projects shall generally last 6 months. In this Second open call, Agile IOT grants funding of maximum 50,000 Euro per successful applicant.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Europe Call for Applications: EIT Food Accelerator Network 2018

Once you have applied for the EIT Food Accelerator Network, you will go through a rigorous selection process where you will be judged by a series of experts including successful entrepreneurs and experts from the agriculture and food industries.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Call for Applications: VentureClash 2018 - Digital Health, Fintech, Insurtech and Internet of Things

VentureClash is Connecticut's $5 millionglobal venture challenge for early-stage digital health, financial technology, insurance technology and Internet of Things companies.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Advanced Technologies, Digitisation, and Changing Consumer Demands are Driving the FinTech Sector

The use of advanced technologies - which include cloud, platforms, Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), Blockchain, and application programming interfaces (APIs) - impact operations of companies and customer experience.
a year ago

Traditional car companies investing billions in M&A to play catch-up in autotech race says Hampleton Partners’ M&A Report

The latest Automotive M&A Market Report from international technology mergers and acquisitions advisors, Hampleton Partners, shows that established automotive companies, such as Ford and Continental, are investing billions to wrest back the initiative from their Silicon Valley rivals, Google, Apple and Tesla, in developing the auto industry of the future.
a year ago

Call for Proposals: Bioengineering, Biosciences and Biomedicine

The call aims at supporting business development of a commercially viable product /technology related to bioengineering, biosciences, and biomedicine, including: diagnostic and therapeutic tools, vaccines and software projects, which can be translated into health improvement.
Applications are closed
a year ago

SparkLabs Cultiv8 Launches Its 1st Batch with AgTech, FoodTech and Sustainability Startups from Across the Globe

SparkLabs Group, a global venture and accelerator group, recently launched SparkLabs Cultiv8, a new $10M food and agtech accelerator based in Australia. This has been a catalyst for agtech companies from the U.S., and other parts of the world, to come to Australia to enhance their businesses benefiting from Australia’s farming expertise, research institutions and access to Asian markets.
a year ago

Microsoft announces Microsoft for Startups to help startups grow their customer and revenue base

The program provides startups with up to $120,000 in free Azure credits, enterprise grade technical support and development tools, supporting the languages of their choice, such as Node.js, Java and .NET. In addition, qualified startups also get access to productivity and business applications, including Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics 365.
a year ago

Kenya’s HydroIQ wins « Startup of the year Africa 2018 »

Founded by Brian Bosire & Victor Shikoli, HydroIQ is a virtual Water Network Operator. It brings intelligence in water distribution by preventing leakages on the network and automatic (mobile) billing a payment.
a year ago

Calldorado Announce $12 Million Growth Fund to Support Mobile App Developers for Android

The Calldorado App Growth Fund is intended for publishers using the Calldorado Software Development Kit (SDK). It is designed to support the growth of existing apps by providing the funds for user acquisition to help grow and develop the user base for the app to ensure its longevity.
a year ago

Call for Applications: French-German Incubation Program for West Africa

The programme consists of local and regional workshops, mentoring by some of the best African entrepreneurs in the fields of cultural, digital and social entrepreneurship, networking with leading German and French cultural, social and digital entrepreneurs. The program takes place in English and French, the two languages of the Lab.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Call for Applications: Mobility Startup Accelerator Program for startups in Fintech, IoT, Insurtech and Mobility areas

Plug and Play Japan K.K (Tokyo, Japan) is announcing Mobility as a new genre for its startup accelerator program in addition to Fintech, IoT, Insurtech for the Batch 1 program. This new Mobility program is being launched in partnership with Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. as a leading partner. From February 1st, startups from around the globe can apply for this Batch 1 program in Japan.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Autonomous Driving Startup Pony.ai Raises $112 Million

Pony.ai is building level 4 autonomous driving technology, meaning vehicles can perform all driving functions for an entire trip in both suburban and urban environments as well as inclement weather conditions. Though just over a year old, Pony.ai has made rapid progress in deploying its technology; the company’s self-driving cars can be spotted daily on Bay Area roads, testing various complex road conditions.
a year ago

Orange Digital Investment launches a new investment initiative of 50 million euros devoted to start-ups in Africa

With Orange Digital Ventures Africa, the Group is acquiring an investment vehicle dedicated to innovative early stage African projects in the fields of new connectivity, fintech, the Internet of Things, energy and e-health. The objective is to target start-ups offering answers to the fundamental challenges of Africa while leveraging the operator's strengths on the continent.
a year ago

Cryptocurrency, Cannabis, Virtual Reality and Alternative Travel Businesses among Hottest New Industries for Startups this year

Cryptocurrency, cannabis, VR and "alternative travel:" these are among the hottest emerging industries for startup entrepreneurs in 2018, according to data culled from online graphic design marketplace 99designs released this week.
a year ago

Paris Region unveils Three New Measures to Support Innovation and Attractiveness

Paris Region Starter Pack is for all startups or Fast Growing Tech Companies of 5 to 250 employees with a turnover of up to $50 million which have decided to set up or to create a subsidiary in the Paris Region. Its objective is to help foreign technology companies set up shop and benefit from services adapted to their implementation project.
a year ago

Call for Applications: Sandcastle Startups Challenge

World Tokenomic Forum, the leading international organization enabling public-private cooperation, multi-chain interoperability, and innovation will begin accepting applications to compete in its Sandcastle Startups Challenge from around the globe today on its website.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Launches a Venture Capital Fund to Invest up to $1 Billion Over Five Years

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi announced the launch of Alliance Ventures, a new corporate venture capital fund that plans to invest up to $1 billion to support open innovation over the next five years.
a year ago

Dassault Systèmes Announces Global Entrepreneur Program to Accompany Startups, Entrepreneurs and Makers

With the Global Entrepreneur Program, they can use virtual worlds, collaboration, collective intelligence and communities to facilitate innovation, creativity, and to bring ideas to fruition. Innovators can advance projects integrating internet of things and other technologies, design and test products, access online prototyping services using the latest 3D printing methods, and share knowledge and knowhow with a qualified network of professionals, experts and peers from many industries.
a year ago

Amadeus Ventures invests in Situm, an ‘indoor GPS’ startup for travellers at airports, train stations or conference centres

The Spanish startup provides indoor positioning, tracking and navigation services for many different uses. For example, it can guide visitors inside a large building, track the location of security staff in case of emergencies, or track moving objects inside factories. Situm is the latest startup to benefit from investment by Amadeus Ventures. Thousands of buildings around the world have already used its technology, which provides high location accuracy, up to 1 metre, with the lowest infrastructure investment and complexity for indoor services.
a year ago

Call for applications: Fashion Innovation Award

The Fashion Innovation Award is organised for startups and young companies involved in studying and designing intelligent, digital solutions for the fashion and retail industries. The best solutions will be chosen by an international-level jury of experts and top managers from the fashion and retail world, as well as investors and academics. They identify solutions that offer the most disruptive, innovative business opportunities and which are ready to scale internationally.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Call for Applications: Microsoft Airband Grant Fund applications to overcome barriers to affordable internet access

The grant fund seeks to spark innovation to overcome barriers to affordable internet access, through supporting high-potential, early-stage startups creating innovative new technologies, services and business models.
Applications are closed
a year ago

From Artificial Intelligence to Bio Scanners, DENSO Broadens Investment in Startups

DENSO's startup investments target innovative technologies with applications in connectivity, autonomous drive, shared mobility and electrification (CASE).
a year ago

Call for Applications for Cutting-edge food, food tech and agtech startups in Canada

FoodBytes! was created as part of Rabobank's Banking for Food (B4F) vision to produce more food sustainably to feed a growing global population by 2050. The two-day event begins with a mentoring boot camp for the selected startups led by experts on branding, PR, legal, funding, consumer trends and supply chains on Tuesday, May 15.
Applications are closed
a year ago

The start-up Tiamat to design, develop and produce battery using sodium ions

This performance opens possibilities for use in areas that have not been developed or have great room for technological development, such as stationary storage (mass storage of intermittent renewable energies, wind and solar) and mobile storage for electric vehicles (buses that can be recharged at the end of the line, for example).
a year ago

Call for Applications: Startup of the Year Africa 2018

Startup of the Year Award is an international innovative competition created by Bonjour idée with the support of 70 partners (major business groups, incubators, chambers of commerce, media, competitiveness clusters, influential blogs). While shedding light on disruptive startups, this contest is meant to add value to the partners’ actions at the heart of the entrepreneurial ecosystem of innovation and startups, and put them in contact with innovative startups.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Startup in Residence 2018: Team up with U.S. Local Governments to Build Products that Solve Real Civic Challenges

Startup in Residence (STIR) connects startups with local governments to develop technology products that solve real civic challenges. During the 16-week program, startups work with government partners and mentors to understand a their pain points and build prototypes. Teams share their products with government staff, media, and investors on Demo Day.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Major Korean companies create $45M USD Global AI Fund to support Global Artificial Intelligence Startups

Unique alliance amongst major Korean companies aims to accelerate open AI innovation in Korea, support global AI startups, and reinforce the Element AI mission of fostering worldwide transfer learning.
a year ago

Call for Applications: Start Up Energy Transition 2018 to Identify the Most Promising Start-ups in the Energy Transition and Climate Protection

SET, an initiative by the Deutsche Energie-Agentur, the German Energy Agency (dena), in cooperation with strategic partner, the World Energy Council, has launched the second round of the international award ‘Start Up Energy Transition’ (SET) during the annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany. Young companies and innovation projects around the world are invited to apply.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Digital Beauty QuickFire Challenge for Solutions that Create Powerful, Connected Experiences For Consumers Everywhere

Do you have a good idea on how to improve skincare? If so, we’re looking to help you make that idea into a reality. Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS (JLABS) and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. are holding a Digital Beauty QuickFire Challenge that’s awarding winning ideas up to $50,000 in grants, up to one year of residency at an available local JLABS incubator, access to a network of consumer experts, and admission to test the product with consumers at the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. Consumer Experience Center (CxC).
Applications are closed
a year ago

Amadeus Ventures invests in AVUXI, the Startup that Ranks the Popularity of Every place on Earth

AVUXI’s TopPlace™ technology shows the most popular areas within a city through easy to understand heat map overlays, so travellers searching for a hotel on an online travel agency or metasearch site can intiutively understand the most popular places in the city they are about to visit.
a year ago

Call for Applications: Google Launchpad Acceleration Program 2018 for African Startups

Within Africa, Launchpad Accelerator is currently working with startups from Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Plastic Omnium Invests in a Venture Capital Fund Dedicated to the Energy Transition and the Mobilities of the Future

The Group just invested, as co-sponsor, as part of the €240 million fundraising effort of Aster, a venture capital company specializing in the digital transformation and new industrial models.
a year ago

Mubadala, CDC International Capital, and Bpifrance sign 1 billion Euros Investment Agreement

Bpifrance and Mubadala invest up to 500 million Euros in startups and more mature technology companies through both direct investments and venture capital funds. The program will focus on information and communication technologies, biotech, green tech and other fast-rising technology sectors.
a year ago

Call for Applications: Ecofuel Acceleration program Spring 2018

The four months Ecofuel acceleration program offers a seed investment of up to $75,000 and an access to training workshops, networking sessions and mentors who are a reference in cleantech and/or their respective fields of expertise.
Applications are closed
a year ago

20 Top African Start-Ups Enter World Bank Group Digital Acceleration Program

Selected from a pool of over 900 applicants, these start-ups specialize in digital solutions for the African market, including fin-tech, transportation, health care, education, human resources, and B2B. All companies provide a digital product or service currently available in one or more African markets and show potential to scale across the region.
a year ago

Microsoft Ventures announces Innovate.AI, a Global Search for Startups shaping the Future of Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft Ventures, in collaboration with Madrona Venture Group, Notion Capital and Vertex Ventures Israel, on Tuesday announced a global competition, Innovate.AI, aimed at uncovering emerging startups working to progress the future of artificial intelligence. In total, Microsoft Ventures and its partners will award $3.5M in venture funding and $2M in Azure credits.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Investment Opportunities in the Digital Industry and Startups in Thailand

Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) recently introduced Thailand Investment Review presents BOI Net Application, Thailand 4.0 story displays an economic model aimed at attracting and supporting innovative, high-tech companies.
a year ago

ING announced a EUR 300 million Venture Capital Fund to invest in Fintech Start-ups

ING announced the formation of a EUR 300 million venture capital fund to invest in financial technology (fintech) start-ups. But as new CEO of ING Ventures Benoît Legrand explains, it needs to come with a new mind-set.
a year ago

SystemX launches New Call for Applications from Startups in Cybersecurity

The call for applications for START@SystemX Cybersecurity is an opportunity for startups to join the EIC (Environment for Interoperability and integration in Cybersecurity) project and test their innovative cybersecurity technologies or concepts on the CHESS (Cybersecurity Hardening Environment for Systems of Systems) platform.
Applications are closed
a year ago