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Capgemini’s InnovatorsRace50 winner start-ups announced

Winners secure equity free funding and opportunity to become a Capgemini partner. Each also receive the Serge Kampf Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award PARIS, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced the … Read the full press release

New Roland Berger study: German consumer goods industry is still failing to exploit the potential of all the new technologies

New Roland Berger study: Potential of digitization lying untapped in marketing and sales organizations Fully 83 percent of survey participants consider rival firms’ strategies superior to their own 54 percent of respondent companies think their sales team will not meet … Read the full press release

Intesa Sanpaolo’s acceleration platform the StartUp Initiative lands in Hong Kong

For the first time since its launch in 2009, the Innovation Center lands in the Group’s Asian Hub Branch Having surpassed 100 editions, five “made in Italy” start-ups, selected as part of the Start.it.Asia programme promoted by the Consulate General … Read the full press release

German SMEs in May: Taking a breather after the all-time high

SME business confidence was down slightly in May but remained on a very high level Large enterprises are more optimistic German economy continues to run smoothly Frankfurt am Main, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In May sentiment among Germany’s small and medium-sized … Read the full press release

Deutsche Post DHL Group To Support Development of Technology Startups Through Partnership with Plug and Play

Global logistics leader to provide mentoring and product development support to high potential technology startups Plug and Play offers accelerator programs for innovative new businesses in 11 verticals, including mobility and supply chain and logistics BONN, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Airbus, SGInnovate held first aerospace start-up event in Singapore

Focus on innovative aerospace concepts for a “Smart Nation” SINGAPORE, 09-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus’ first start-up event held over the weekend of 2-4 June in Singapore, attracted around 80 participants from the region, competing on aerospace concepts that could lead … Read the full press release

Consumers Demand Benevolent Capitalism

Live online seminar tackles topic of capitalism and the new consumer Houston, USA, 26-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Business innovator, Gary Douglas warns, “You cannot afford to ignore the demand for benevolent business.” International speaker and vocal advocate of Benevolent Capitalism, … Read the full press release

WEF Middle East and North Africa: amazing potential of young people and young companies

Economic and political reforms are needed to give young people hope and to allow them to thrive as entrepreneurs New careers are emerging, and education is key to creating the talent required for start-ups A diverse group of clerics called … Read the full press release

Cambridge alumni startup became UK’s latest $1billion tech startup

Improbable, founded by Cambridge alumni Herman Narula (Girton 2007) and Rob Whitehead (Robinson 2009), became the UK’s latest $1billion tech startup this week. CAMBRIDGE, 15-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The company, which helps companies build complex simulations and virtual worlds, has been … Read the full press release

Airbus BizLab accelerators startups pitched their projects at the “Airbus BizLab Summit” in Toulouse

Nearly 1,000 start-ups have interacted with the BizLab over the last two years TOULOUSE, 12-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Thirty start-ups – from the three global BizLab accelerators in Toulouse, Hamburg and Bangalore – have pitched their projects at the “Airbus BizLab … Read the full press release

Cisco VP Jose Van Dijk keynote speaker at the Entrepreneurial Day of the University of Twente on 13 June 2017

ENSCHEDE, 10-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Jose Van Dijk, Vice President, Planning, Operations and Program Management Cloud Services, Platforms and Office of the CTO at Cisco, will make a special appearance at the University on 13 June 2017. Van Dijk will take … Read the full press release

Twenty food and agri start-ups to pitch at Rabobank’s pitch competition-meets-networking event FoodBytes!

UTRECHT, 08-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Twenty start-ups from across the global food and agriculture industries are gearing up to pitch at Rabobank’s pitch competition-meets-networking event FoodBytes! “F&A Next’s previous winners have gone on to enjoy success, like Phenospex, which is … Read the full press release

KfW-ifo SME Barometer: the business climate in Germany during April at the record level of 24.9 balance points

Improved business situation and expectations drive SME business climate to record level Large enterprises are much more satisfied with their present business situation but less optimistic Economic outlook for Germany continues to brighten Frankfurt am Main, 05-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Applications now accepted for this year’s “Start-up champions” KfW award

Application phase runs until 1 August 2017 Companies founded as of 2012 can submit applications online Awards will be presented to one company from each of the German federal states and to one national winner A special prize and a … Read the full press release

NatWest increases support for Great British Entrepreneur Awards

EDINBURGH, 27-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Now in its fifth year, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards have celebrated some outstanding entrepreneurs who have gone on to become household names. With increased support from NatWest, the organisers have been able to extend the … Read the full press release

Orange, TIP, Facebook to support network infrastructure startups

As a member of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP),  Facebook and Orange launches new Orange Fab France “Telecom Track” accelerator specifically designed to support startups focused on network infrastructure development. Selected startups to be mentored through Orange with access to … Read the full press release

Business Lending in Germany Rise by 2.6%

New business loans up 2.6% in fourth quarter of 2016 Increase driven by the expectation of rising borrowing costs, but businesses remain reluctant to invest KfW Research expects business lending to continue rising moderately in the first half of 2017 … Read the full press release

bwcon Looking for European Agtech and FoodTech Start-ups

BRUSSELS, 24-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EBN member bwcon is looking for your disruptive business ideas or R&D results with high market potential addressing the agrifood market! Eligible for submission are concepts with a high-tech or ICT-focus targeting the following sectors: Precision agriculture solutions … Read the full press release

Start-up of Trinidad Onshore Compression Project Announced by BP Trinidad and Tobago

LONDON, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC (bpTT) today announced the start-up of the Trinidad onshore compression (TROC) project – one of seven major upstream projects BP expects to bring online in 2017. Full start-up will take … Read the full press release

Volkswagen and Young Startups Cooperate in the Volkswagen Group IT Ideation Hub

Visit to the Group IT Ideation Hub Tracking ideas on new mobility, Industry 4.0 and the work of the future WOLFSBURG, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Is this a good idea? Does it have prospects of being implemented in practice? These are … Read the full press release

InnovatorsRace50 Top Ten Finalists Announced

Finalist start-ups compete to secure equity free funding and opportunity to become a Capgemini partner PARIS, 17-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced the ten finalists of its InnovatorsRace50, a worldwide … Read the full press release

Agro Innovation Lab GmbH Startup Acceleration Program now open for applications

MUNICH, 05-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Agro Innovation Lab GmbH (AIL) is now starting their Startup Acceleration Program for the second time. Young companies with agricultural innovations can apply for the program from now until the end of May. The best product … Read the full press release

EBRD celebrates four years of its Advice for Small Business programme in Jordan

ASB programme has provided support and advice to 191 SMEs in the country. LONDON, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD is celebrating four years of support for small businesses in Jordan under the Bank’s Advice for Small Business programme funded by … Read the full press release

Ahooga Continues International Expansion With The First Folding-Yet-Comfortable, Electric-Yet-Ultra-Lightweight Bike. For Smarter Cities And Better Lives.

BRUSSELS, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahooga Continues International Expansion With The First Folding-Yet-Comfortable, Electric-Yet-Ultra-Lightweight Bike. For Smarter Cities And Better Lives. Early 2015, Belgian startup Ahooga introduces an ultra-lightweight folding, elegant and concern-solving eBike, thereby “dissolving obstacles to Happy & … Read the full press release

Experian, MLA strike partnership to promote financial innovation

Costa Mesa, Calif., U.S.A., 07-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Marketplace lenders continue to be at the forefront of transparent and responsible financial innovation. This growth has helped to ensure that consumers and small businesses have access to the capital that they need … Read the full press release

The Successful Launch of Deutsche-Boerse’s New SME Segment “Scale”

Frankfurt am Main, 02-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (01 Mar 2017) saw the successful launch of Scale, Deutsche Börse’s new segment for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). As of the start of trading 46 equities and corporate bonds had listed … Read the full press release

Nor-Tech Offers European Organizations Free Simulation Tests on a High Performance Computer Cluster for CAE, CFD, FEA Software

Nor-Tech, the top provider of powerful, user-friendly computers, just announced a free simulation test on a high performance computer cluster for CAE,CFD,FEA software MINNEAPOLIS, U.S., 01-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Nor-Tech, the top provider of powerful, user-friendly computers, just announced a … Read the full press release

ExpressVPN svela il sito multilingue

TORTOLA, Isole Vergini Britanniche, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Riflettendo la diversità degli utenti VPN in tutto il mondo, ExpressVPN è lieta di presentare ExpressVPN.com in 6 nuove lingue: Tedesco: (www.expressvpn.com/de) Olandese: (www.expressvpn.com/nl) Norvegese: (www.expressvpn.com/no) Italiano: (www.expressvpn.com/it) Spagnolo: (www.expressvpn.com/es) Portoghese: (www.expressvpn.com/pt) … Read the full press release

ExpressVPN présente son site décliné en plusieurs langues

TORTOLA, Îles Vierges Britanniques, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Reflétant la diversité des utilisateurs de VPN dans le monde, ExpressVPN est fier de présenter son site Expressvpn.com en six nouveaux langages : Allemand : (www.expressvpn.com/de) Néerlandais : (www.expressvpn.com/nl) Norvégien : (www.expressvpn.com/no) … Read the full press release

Der ehemalige Banker Mike Baur verrät sein Erfolgsrezept für die Schweizer Wirtschaft

ZURICH, 17-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mike Baur machte sich im Schweizer Bankensektor einen Namen, als er 2008 ein wichtiger Akteur bei der Privatbank Clariden Leu wurde. Er fand sich in seiner Position gut zurecht und beriet schon mit Anfang zwanzig die … Read the full press release