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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

Orange provides market access to start-ups founded by women through Orange Fab France “Women Start” program

PARIS, 28-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — For this year’s Viva Technology, Orange is pleased to announce the launch of Orange Fab France “Women Start”. The initiative is dedicated to female entrepreneurs around the world The aim is to help sign business … Read the full press release

Welcome to Las Jobas®, the “only fabulous jobs” marketplace for european millennials

MILAN, 25-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — It submits to young people unconventional and motivating professional experiences at the most popular companies: a “youth jobs Las Vegas”… In hard times for employment, a positive news finally emerges on the qualified youth work … Read the full press release

University of Leeds launches online course for female entrepreneurs across the world

LEEDS, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Leeds’ Digital Education Service has designed and delivered an online course for female entrepreneurs across the world. Launching today, the course supports Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Women initiative and will provide female entrepreneurs with a … Read the full press release

Silver is Gold: The first European Silver Economy Awards have announced its winners

May 3, 2018 ¦ Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark, Fraunhofer Institute Portugal and ProjectRay have been honoured as winners of the first edition of the European Silver Economy Awards. BRUSSELS, Belgium, 11-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On Thursday May 3, the … Read the full press release

Anti-rating: No leap of faith here: 15 countries with restrictions on cryptocurrency transactions

Worldcore, an international company that specializes in payment transactions and serves over 300,000 clients in 47 countries, has comprised its own rating of 15 countries where you may encounter problems with cryptocurrency transactions or mining. PRAGUE, 10-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Finer.es comienza su actividad

Este servicio ofrece microcréditos online con las mejores condiciones MADRID, 26-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — En abril de 2018 comenzó sus operaciones el servicio de microcréditos online Finer.es. Es un servicio internacional de préstamos online que se especializa en préstamos a … Read the full press release

European Investment Fund and the National Bank of Greece sign guarantee agreements worth €640 million for SMEs in Greece

BRUSSELS, 16-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — From very small businesses and start-ups to mid sized enterprises, more than 5,000 companies will benefit from loans amounting to EUR 640 million. The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the National Bank of Greece (NBG)have … Read the full press release

International Association of Trampoline Parks (IATP) Jumping to New Heights in Europe – 2nd Annual EU Conference & Trade Show

AMSTERDAM, 16-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The International Association of Trampoline Parks (IATP) will hold their 2nd Annual European Conference & Trade Show 21 & 22 May 2018 at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam, NL. Conference attendees will have the … Read the full press release

The Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation loans USD 2 million to FINCA Microfinance Company Jordan for on-lending to MSMEs

Credit facility will help drive financial inclusion by expanding access to working capital loans Montrouge, France, 13-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation will provide a USD 2 million loan to FINCA Microfinance Company Jordan (FINCA Jordan), a FINCA … Read the full press release

Why successful Invested Investor Simon Blakey feels he is sometimes a relationship therapist!

Serial investor Blakey shares his first rate tips from two decades of Angel Investing! CAMBRIDGE, 12-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Invested Investor is a publishing project that aims to increase the success rate for entrepreneurs and early investors by sharing … Read the full press release

CONDA ICO: Whitelisting phase started as of April 1st

On Easter Sunday, April 1st 2018, Austrian crowdfincancing platform CONDA began the whitelisting phase of its Initial Coin Offering (ICO). Moving forward, interested parties can register online, even before the official start of the crowd sale. VIENNA, 10-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Fit Immersion’s VR solution for ultimate fitness

TheVR kit transforming any bike into an immersive platform at an affordable cost MONTPELLIER, 03-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — French startup, Perform VR, has announced an upcoming Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to back its Personalized Training Solution, “Fit Immersion”. The campaign will … Read the full press release

University of York: SMEs in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding can apply for EU grants to help them innovate

A funding scheme managed by the University of York has awarded grants totalling more than half a million pounds – resulting in the creation of 18 jobs. YORK, 30-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Small to medium sized businesses in York, North Yorkshire … Read the full press release

B3i launches insurance solutions on a blockchain platform across the re/insurance industry

Transition to independent legal entity significant milestone for B3i B3i Services AG to commercialize blockchain solutions for re/insurance First product demonstrated efficiency gains of up to 30 percent in initial testin MUNICH, 28-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative … Read the full press release

Mono Solutions and Orange partner to expand digital services for SMBs in France

COPENHAGEN, 28-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Mono Solutions and Orange have partnered to help small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in France with more digital services to grow their business. Orange, a leading telecommunications company, has chosen to use the Mono Platform … Read the full press release

Harald Xperience first in Finland to take augmented reality (AR) to restaurants

HELSINKI, 14-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Harald Xperience Ltd. is the first company in Finland to introduce an application with AR aimed to enhance the customer experience in restaurants. The application called EatX allows the customer to visualize the various dishes … Read the full press release

SME business climate dipped slightly in February but remains on a high level – KfW-ifo SME Barometer

SME business climate drops moderately as expectations decline But SMEs still rate their current situation better than ever Large enterprises are clearly less optimistic Growth rate is on the way back to normality Frankfurt am Main, 09-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — After … Read the full press release

Orange: We call on European and national policy-makers to review the ePrivacy draft regulation

“ Europe Cannot Afford to Miss the Data Revolution” PARIS, 08-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Data economy is a pillar of future growth, job creation and social progress. According to the European Commission, the value of the European data economy may raise from … Read the full press release

EU-funded and EBRD managed project will make a knowledge-sharing and –exchange platform accessible to financial institutions engaged in MSME finance in Uzbekistan

Online training and knowledge sharing and exchange platform now available to financial institutions in Uzbekistan LONDON, 06-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ —  Micro, small and medium-sized private businesses in Uzbekistan will now benefit from a new Regional Small Business Programme (RSBP) launched in … Read the full press release

Appèl wins the catering contract for the University of Twente

ENSCHEDE, 02-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — After completing a European tendering process today, 1 March 2018, the final decision on the catering contract for the University of Twente has now been taken. From 1 July 2018, on-campus catering will be in the … Read the full press release

Daimler: Record number of startups and pilot projects at STARTUP AUTOBAHN

Record number of startups and pilot projects at STARTUP AUTOBAHN – the biggest innovation platform in Europe powered by Plug and Play Tech Center: over 130 pilots with 74 startups, 10 meetups with more than 3000 visitors; 30+ mentoring sessions; 700+ … Read the full press release

NOVA External Ventures launches new web site at nova-saint-gobain.com

Courbevoie, France, 23-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Saint-Gobain continues to work closely with external stakeholders in line with its commitment to open innovation. Since its creation in 2006, NOVA External Ventures has helped the Group’s businesses create nearly 80 partnerships with startups, … Read the full press release

Final round of BeyondConventions gets underway at the thyssenkrupp Quarter in Essen

ESSEN, 21-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The final round of BeyondConventions gets underway at the thyssenkrupp Quarter, Essen today. Under the BeyondConventions format, large German corporations are seeking start-up partners for their digital challenges. thyssenkrupp, innogy, Open Grid Europe, Schacht One … Read the full press release

New American Bidet Beats French Bidet: So-Kleen Innovations Inc. Launches The American Bidet — A Huge Improvement Over The European French Bidet

An Affordable, Convenient Toilet Enhancement For Superior Cleansing, Comfort & Toilet Hygiene VANCOUVER, British Columbia, 20-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — “It’s time to always be clean,” say the founders of So-Kleen Innovations, and the American Bidet is set to make attaining that … Read the full press release