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Europe Bicycle Parking Racks Market Driven by Consumer Focus on Sustainability and Carbon Consciousness

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 17-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Investment in bicycle parking racks in Europe is surging at a brisk pace, with a new Fact.MR study valuing the Europe bicycle parking rack market at around US$ 850 million in 2018. According to … Read the full press release

Schroders invests in Qwil Messenger, the first fintech start-up to join its Cobalt programme

Schroders is pleased to announce it has taken a minority stake in Qwil Messenger, the first fintech start-up to have joined its global in-residence programme. LONDON, 12-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Qwil Messenger – a safe and compliant chat platform which enables … Read the full press release

KfW Entrepreneurs’ Award 2018 winners announced

The 16 regional winners have been selected Awards presented to successful entrepreneurs who have expanded their business Awards ceremony held at the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy in Berlin on 11 October 2018 Total prize fund of … Read the full press release

Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking launches Global Markets Incubator for market-dedicated Fintechs

PARIS, 02-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — With this launch, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) adopts a pioneering approach in incubation for start-ups specialising in market activities, while strengthening its support to the Fintech ecosystem. The selected Fintechs will … Read the full press release

FMO closes USD 15 million loan for Bancop to support job creation by productive SMEs in Paraguay

The HAGUE, 27-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — FMO has closed a USD 15 million loan for Banco Para la Comercialización y la Producción, Bancop S.A. (“Bancop”) in Paraguay, to support job creation by productive SMEs. Bancop is a member of the … Read the full press release

London Stock Exchange Group celebrates Europe’s most dynamic and fastest growing SMEs in its ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Europe 2018’ report

Report demonstrates vital importance of high-growth small and medium sized companies (SMEs) to future European economic growth, innovation and job creation Report is part of broader LSEG support for European high-growth companies, including leading international growth market AIM and business … Read the full press release

Plus Ultra Líneas Aereas rejects an article published on August 8th

MADRID, 26-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — From Plus Ultra Líneas Aereas, we want to reject the article (https://news.europawire.eu/plus-ultra-strongly-denies-the-fraud-allegations-bought-against-them-in-the-english-class-action-lawsuit-17300/eu-press-release/2018/08/08) published on August 8th on this web page. The article was completely false and published without any source verification. The quotes made in … Read the full press release

EBRD and EU support first Moroccan business under Value Chain and Competitiveness Programme in Morocco

EBRD and EU support first Moroccan business under Value Chain and Competitiveness Programme in Morocco FINTECC programme to optimise the resources of Multisac Company to receive technical assistance through Blue Ribbon programme. LONDON, 25-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Supporting the development of the packaging … Read the full press release

ING to invest £5 million in the UK fintech Funding Options

ING has invested £5 million in Funding Options, the UK fintech company that offers a marketplace for lending to SMEs. AMSTERDAM, 20-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The investment gives ING a minority interest in the platform. Funding Options is keen to use … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group, the Grameen Creative Lab and Autostadt co-host an event for economic and social players in the Wolfsburg region

A joint event by the Volkswagen Group, the Grameen Creative Lab and Autostadt for economic and social players in the Wolfsburg region Pioneering platform for sustainable and socially responsible entrepreneurship Key topic: using commercial principles in response to social challenges … Read the full press release

KfW-ifo SME Barometer: German SMEs optimistic about the future despite recent truce in the trade conflict between US and EU

Business sentiment of small and medium-sized enterprises continues to improve Large enterprises are also more optimistic Robust upswing, but many risks remain Frankfurt am Main, 11-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — With the recent truce in the trade conflict between the US and … Read the full press release

Volkswagen selects six new international start-ups to join “Future Mobility Incubator” program at the Gläserne Manufaktur

Experts in ride-pooling for kids, pay per app at filling stations, recording of vehicle histories, innovative route planning, early booking of charging stations, and detection of potholes in the road were selected Start of the third startup class in Dresden … Read the full press release

80% Satisfaction Rate in Europe for Customer Data Platform Early Adopters

AMSTERDAM, 06-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — European companies that have deployed Customer Data Platforms are highly satisfied with their systems, according to a study released today by the CDP Institute Europe (CDPIE). The survey found that the CDP was delivering “significant … Read the full press release

DHL Global Forwarding Start-Up Helpdesk fashioned a custom, multi-modal supply chain solution for transporting Bonavi brand strollers by rail, air and sea

The logistics professionals at the DHL Start-Up Helpdesk have fashioned a custom, multi-modal supply chain solution for transporting Bonavi brand strollers by rail, air and sea. High-end baby carriages ride the rails from China to Germany Product sample shipping with … Read the full press release

The Alan Turing Institute and Digital Catapult partner over data science and AI research

LONDON, 17-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Alan Turing Institute and Digital Catapult are allies in the effort to make the UK the best place in the world for data science and AI research, collaboration and business. Today we announce a formal collaboration between … Read the full press release

Bayer Cares Foundation’s Grants4Impact provides targeted support to social impact pioneers and start-ups in the fields of healthcare and nutrition

Two years’ support for five social impact start-ups in healthcare and nutrition / Visionary entrepreneurs helping to improve millions of people’s lives / Grant for handheld breast cancer screening device developed in the USA and being piloted in Brazil LEVERKUSEN, … Read the full press release

Barclays takes significant minority stake in fintech company MarketInvoice

LONDON, 06-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Barclays has today announced that it is partnering with leading fintech business MarketInvoice, Europe’s largest online invoice financing platform, in a deal that is set to transform the way small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the … Read the full press release

Mono Solutions announce a new partnership with PA DIGITAL, the leading provider of digital services for small businesses in Spain

COPENHAGEN, 01-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Mono Solutions is proud to announce a new partnership with the leading provider of digital services for small businesses in Spain, PA DIGITAL. The partnership allows PA Digital to deliver modern websites and additional digital marketing … Read the full press release

Collaborate or Die: Advice to Investors!

CAMBRIDGE, 31-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Founded by Peter and Alan Cowley, The Invested Investor is aiming to increase the success rate of start-ups by learning from the experience of entrepreneurs, investors and start-up specialists. They recently interviewed two leading investors: David … Read the full press release

ING to invest €21 million in international payments platform TransferMate

AMSTERDAM, 30-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ING announced yesterday (29 July) that it will invest in international payments platform TransferMate to provide SME customers and corporate clients with faster, cheaper and easier payments solutions. “ING is dedicated to offering seamless payment solutions and freedom … Read the full press release

Pivoting for Success – the story of Plumis!

CAMBRIDGE, 25-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Founded by Peter and Alan Cowley, The Invested Investor is aiming to increase the success rate of start-ups by learning from the experience of entrepreneurs, investors and start-up specialists. In this podcast, Peter Cowley interviewed two … Read the full press release

RCH Europe Brings New Innovative Selling Solutions to FAFGA 2018

Smart POS systems for the hospitality industry TREVISO, Italy, 23-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Technology is revolutionising the way in which we live and do business. In the hospitality industry where speed and quality of service is critical, organisations must embrace … Read the full press release

European Customer Data Platform Vendors Lead Industry in New Direction

Philadelphia, USA, 11-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — European vendors in the soon-to-be €1 billion Customer Data Platform (CDP) industry are leading its transition to more integrated solutions, according to a study released today by the CDP Institute Europe. The first-ever study … Read the full press release

Get Ahead Of Your Business Competition with Customized Advertising Campaigns by Manesta Programmatic Agency

Manesta Programmatic Agency are specialists at data collection, interpretation of smart analysis, and development of extremely unique advertising solutions that make brands stand out from their direct competition. PRAHA, Czech Republic, 05-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Standing out in a crowd of competitors is no … Read the full press release

Euler Hermes: Sweden’s exporting SMEs can now assess the credit worthiness of potential business partners in 24 European countries

Credable, a Swedish insurtech start-up which is part of Euler Hermes, offers an innovative new service: invoice insurance for SMEs, based on traditional trade credit insurance. Credable is now providing cover for Swedish SMEs in 24 European countries. In line … Read the full press release

Agricultural start-up accelerator The Agro Innovation Lab recognised by the Austrian Economic Chamber with the Global Innovator Award

BayWa and RWA’s Start-up Accelerator MUNICH, 25-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Agro Innovation Lab (AIL), innovation platform of both BayWa AG and RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG, has been awarded the Global Innovator Award for the “Born Global Innovators” category. … Read the full press release

Orange Fab launches an acceleration program to identify and support seed-stage startups with resources for empowering smart connectivity

PARIS, 21-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Orange Fab, a leading platform for connecting innovative startups with corporations, has announced the launch of Fab Connect(ai) – a Silicon Valley acceleration program designed to identify and support early stage startups with resources for empowering smart … Read the full press release

Qoobo, a Pillow That Wags Its Tail to Your Touch, Is Coming to CEBIT

Yukai Engineering, a Tokyo robotics startup, to showcase its latest technology TOKYO, Japan, 11-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Yukai Engineering Inc., a Tokyo-based startup known for creating robots that bring joy to life, will demonstrate Qoobo, a robotic pillow with a … Read the full press release

Eurazeo PME to become the new reference shareholder of 2RH group, alongside management and Naxicap Partners

PARIS, 08-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Eurazeo PME announces the signing of an acquisition agreement, under the terms of which it will become the new reference shareholder of 2RH group, alongside management and Naxicap Partners. The goal shared by Eurazeo PME and … Read the full press release

Are Investors and Entrepreneurs species ahead of their time?

CAMBRIDGE, 07-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Invested Investor, a social enterprise aiming to increase the success rate of early-stage start-ups, recently interviewed two key figures in the investment world. Rajat Malhotra, Managing Partner of Wren Capital and former UKBAA Angel of … Read the full press release