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Startup Europe Summit 2016 – Post Event!

For two days hundreds of policy-makers, founders, venture capitalists and key startup stakeholders converged on Berlin to inspire each other and create frameworks for real change in innovation policy. Thank you to everyone who atended!

After the success of the first edition of Welcome Roadshows for early stage startups, that last year saw six high potential companies travel across Europe broadening their network and raising funds cross border, WELCOME consortium is engaged in offering even a better experience to the 10 amazing startups selected for 2016.

Their second stop was in Berlin on June 9th and 10th where they attended the Startup Europe Summit 2016, a two days conference focused on technology and policymaking.

At the event startups had the opportunity to represent their projects with a booth and to take part of the “Startups Games” a pitch competition organized within SES, they enter the pitching battle with almost other 20 startups. Our WELCOME Roadshow startups fought with honor round after round till the final battle where 3 of them out of a total 6 got the opportunity to pitch on the main stage of the event. The final was pretty intense but WELCOME startup still managed to position themselves 2° and 3° with SwiftComply and Girl Crew.

They will soon leave for the Silicon Valley to attend two week startup school and come back to Europe stronger for next to trips to Madrid and Dublín.

Coming from the five WELCOME HQs these are the 10 selected startups participating to the EU Roadshow tour and Silicon Valley startup school:

  • Aria Wearables (M ilan) an active thermal shoe sole that heats and cools down the feet
  • Cloudroom (Madrid) a cloud based learning platform that brings MOOC into the corporate world
  • GirlCrew (Dublin) a global community for women
  • Link.Fish (Berlin) a bookmark manager that allows people to work with the information behind URLs
  • Replex (Berlin) a service for IT teams that enables them collecting critical information on all infrastructure assets both physical and virtual
  • Replit (Madrid) a social discussion platform based on short videos
  • Solo (Milan) a virtual POS that lets merchants accept credit and debit card payments
  • SwiftComply (Dublin)a platform solution for Fat, Oil and Grease compliance in the food service industry
  • TourSnapp (Berlin)a service that applies the concept of Smart cities to cultural tourism
  • Up to Seven(Madrid) a social network that enables foodies to share recipes and suggestions

 

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WELCOME + Unicorn Forum presents Single Startup Market

Leading entrepreneurs call for the creation of a Single Startup Market in Europe

The Unicorn Forum, led by Dpixel within the Welcome Startup Europe project, is an informal group of relevant European companies founders that aims to stimulate discussion about policy making on entrepreneurshipand innovation in Europe. The unicorns are founders of those companies that have built over 500 million Euros in value, such as Skype, BlaBlaCar, Rocket Internet, Rovio, SoundCloud and Zalando.

These entrepreneurs represent a powerful source of insight for policy makers, of suggestions and inspiration for startups and prospective entrepreneurs. Our objective with the Welcome project is to engage Unicorns’ founders them in the Forum activities connecting them with the EU Commission and the innovation ecosystem in the continent to stimulate discussion on policies.

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The first activity of the Unicorn Forum took place on February 13th 2015 in Berlin during the Startup Europe Summit, and it has been a closed-door meeting between the European Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip, the Startup Europe team and the key representative of some of the most successful European companies. VP Ansip, in charge of the digital single market, met with 15 Unicorns companies’ representativefor a brainstorming session to gather suggestions and advices to structure the DSM agenda.

Research, innovation and entrepreneurship are key elements for re-launching the European Economy” – VP Andrus Andrus states – “a single startup market would create a stronger ecosystem for innovation in Europe that could overcome our fragmentation and transform a problema in a solution: leveraging on our main strength, our diversity“.

Below is a list of people who were in attendance:

–          Linda Griffin, Senior Director – King (UK)

–          Renato Soru, CEO and Chairman – Tiscali (Italy)

–          Fabio Cannavale, Chairman at Bravofly Rumbo Group (Swiss)

–          Franco Petrucci, Founder and Chief Technology Officer – Decisyon (USA)

–          Mariele Giliberti, Co-founder – Decisyon (USA)

–          Kolja Hebenstreit, Board Member/Co-founder – Delivery Hero (Germany)

–          Bodo von Braunmuhl, Spokesman – Delivery Hero (Germany)

–          Georg Schardt, Deputy CEO of SOFORT AG and Deputy International Sales at Klarna Group (Sweeden)

–          Frederic Mazzella, Founder and CEO – BlaBlaCar (France)

–          Ignacio Perez Dolset, Co-founder – ZED (Spain)

–          Thomas C. Hoegh, CEO Arts Alliance Productions – LOVEFILM International Limited (UK)

–          Adam Somlai-Fischer, Principal Artist & Co-founder – Prezi (Hungary)

–          Moriz Krok, General Manager – TransferWise (UK)

–          Stefano Mosconi, CTO and founder – jolla (Finland)

–          Mathias Dopfner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – Axel Spinger (Germany)

–          Declan Ryan, Managing Partner – Ryanair/Irelandia Aviation (Ireland)

 

Participants’ expressed issues and struggles that they face everyday and proposed some suggestions and possible solutions, the main being:

  • Creation of common employment contracts to facilitate European hiring for start up
  • Creation of a single digital identity for each European citizen and a single digital signature
  • Institution of common regulations for all the services operating in the sharing economy
  • Design a data system based on trust, with a social ranking on a transactional base, so that is possible to create a digital identity that could be more meaningful than personal details
  • Provision of support to European companies in entering in new markets
  • Open the infrastructures (payments, telecoms) for open innovation

Starting from the issues emerged from the SES15 meeting and the suggestions proposed and noticing the struggles European startups founders face when operating cross borders, the Unicorn Forum together with Founders Forum launched a call for a Single Startup Market.

Backed by more than 30 among the most relevant entrepreneurs in Europe such as the foundes of Zoopla, Farfetch, Zalando, Transferwise, Ventee-Prive, Wonga and many others, the Unicorn Forum is asking the European commission to create a single legal framework for qualified startups with standard rules across countries within the European Community. A single legal framework will bring agility and easier cross contamination for European startups, making the overall innovation ecosystem stronger, bigger and more attractive for investors.

The Single Startup Market call was launched on 16th June 2016 at Founders Forum in London and it was publicly open for every single entrepreneur. Find out more www.singlestartupmarket.eu
About the Unicorn Forum

The Unicorn Forum, launched by Gianluca Dettori within the EU Commission funded project Welcome Startup Europe, is an informal group of relevant European startup founders that aims to stimulate discussion about policy making on entrepreneurship and innovation in Europe. We aim to build a communication platform between policymakers and successful company builders.

http://welcomestartup.eu/unicorns-forum/

 

About Founders Forum
Founders Forum is a private network of the world’s leading digital and technology entrepreneurs. Our network brings together the best, brightest and most inspirational digital entrepreneurs, corporate CEOs and senior investors who engage in open debate, brainstorming, discussion and problem solving at our forums across the world.

About Welcome Startup Europe

WELCOME STARTUP EUROPE is a European Commission funded project, with the aim of building a Pan European Entrepreneurial Ecosystem for startups located across Europe. Thanks to the efforts of twelve remarkable partners established in five vibrant entrepreneurial areas (Berlin, Dublin, Milan and Madrid & Salamanca), WELCOME  offers guidance, mentorship, networking and fundraising opportunities to startups at all stages, from inception (standup) to productmarket fit (startup) to growth (scaleup).
http://www.welcomestartup.eu

 

 

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STARTUP EUROPE COMES TO MADRID!

Startup Europe, the European Commission’s flagship initiative for startups, was in Madrid on the 27th of June to meet the main players of the Spanish entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Spain has been one of the main countries for two Startup Europe projects: WELCOME and Startup Europe Partnership (SEP).

WELCOME has brought dozens of Spanish startups (such as Wayook, Videona, BeOnPrice) across Europe to make business and gain visibility and SEP has developed a European-wide matchmaking club for the best startups and corporates (Telefonica, BBVA, etc.).

The meet-up was held at 17:00 at IE Business School with the objective to have an open discussion on the impact of the Startup Europe initiative in Spain, how it could improve and how can European Commission collaborate with the Spanish ecosystem to develop more opportunities for startups and promote entrepreneurship.

The opening was delivered by Professor Paris de L´Etraz, Director of the Venture Lab Accelerator of IE Business School.Isidro Laso Ballesteros, Head of Unit for Startup Europe, led the discussion together with the project coordinators, Emilio Corchado from BISITE Accelerator (WELCOME) and Alberto Onetti from Mind the Bridge (SEP).

In attendance were various representatives from corporates, accelerators, investors, media and startups (such as Connector, Endeavor, TetuanValley, Fundera.eu, Google Campus, Banco Sabadell, Global Exchange) ensuring a rich and community-led discussion.

There was a general feeling that Spain and especially Madrid is a great place to start a startup, even if that isn’t a well-known fact outside of its borders. Overall, it was felt that the government should listen to the needs of the startup ecosystem and provide support where needed, otherwise not intervene. A particular call to action was to make conditions better for startups to scale up, namely with what concerns tax and fiscal regulation.

The meeting was very organic and fluid as members of the Spanish ecosystem are well aware of each other. The final point of the meeting was to invite everyone to attend the next IE venture day, 6th of July.

At 19:00, there was a press moment followed by networking and cocktail, where journalists had the opportunity to seize the room.

 

Professor Paris de L´Etraz, Director of the Venture Lab Accelerator of IE Business School, welcoming the attendees.

 Isidro Laso Ballesteros, Head of Unit for Startup Europe, presenting the initiative and engaging with the local startup community.

 

Alberto Onetti from Mind the Bridge (SEP) presenting the results of the project an opportunities for corporates.
Alberto Onetti from Mind the Bridge (SEP) presenting the results of the project an opportunities for corporates.

 

Emilio Corchado from BISITE Accelerator (WELCOME) presenting opportunities for Spanish startups
Emilio Corchado from BISITE Accelerator (WELCOME) presenting opportunities for Spanish startups

 

Background information:

Startup Europe, an initiative of the European Commissionwww.startupeuropeclub.eu

Short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB18ISyQ1cI

The Startup Europe Team works to connect entrepreneurs, investors, accelerators, corporates,universities and policymakers throughout Europe’s ecosystem, where talent, investment andlearning can be easily captured.

WELCOME project www.welcomestartup.eu

Short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWsjVt-lzp4

WELCOME strives to break down the barriers between 5 different major EU startup ecosystems (Berlin, Dublin, Milan, Madrid and Salamanca) and help tech startups to go international from the start.

Startup Europe Partnership http://startupeuropepartnership.eu

Short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdOT9GdIeqI

Startup Europe Partnership is a platform where the best startups meet the best corporates, with a goal: to make things happen, whether that means procurement (corporates buy products and services from startups), strategic investments and eventually acquisition/acqui-hires.

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Berlin, Berlin, Berlin.. WELCOME can’t get enough of you!

 

 

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SpaceHack Refugee Journey Post Event PR

“BureauCrazy” App wins Hackathon in Berlin!

In cooperation with Facebook, REDI School, Techfugees and Silicon Allee, WELCOME organized a hackathon gathering more than 200 programmers, designers, social workers, urban planners, architects and others, with and without refugee status, to come together and develop technology-based solutions to challenges facing refugees on their journey. As part of the Startup Europe initiative, winners of previous hackathons and a selection of the best participants from WELCOME ecosystems were flown to Berlin to work on creative and sustainable solutions that could be implemented in their home countries upon return, making it a real pan-European initiative.

 

The Winners

26 teams came together over the weekend. The three winners were selected based on their concept, relevance and feasibility:

  • “Bureaucrazy” helps those whose native tongue is not German filloutbureaucraticforms. The app translates the forms into the desired language and automatically starts filling in standard specifications such as name, date of birth, address, etc.
  • “Talk to Hadi” is an online psychologist that offers fugitives psychological care via smartphone. As well as offering general advice it also had a telephone service support.
  • “Refstart”, who placed third, is an online Marketplace for women refugees. With this app, women can sell handmade products while also networking and meeting local residents.

The sponsors have highlighted two additional teams:

Relayr showcased “Wallfarm,” which aims to grow hydroponic produce on the walls of refugee homes and camps. Kontakt.io presented “Ammarify”, which showed how Beacon video monitoring can be used to mentor refugees in their own language.

Video of the winners here.

Spacehack winner “Bureaucrazy” presented on June 9th in front of investors and politicians at the Startup Europe Summit in Berlin. The ReDI school students who were at the conference had their Demo Day and presented their projects and achievements. Well done everyone!

More information here.

 

About WELCOME

WELCOME is a project under the Startup Europe initiative that aims to build a pan-European tech startup ecosystem. To that end, Welcome links startups from five vibrant EU ecosystems — Berlin, Dublin, Madrid, Milan and Salamanca, to customers, VCs, business angels, corporates, mentors and other startups. The project targets aspiring entrepreneurs as well as early and late stage startups with activities that enable them to grow across borders and access the right combination of finance while helping corporates identify the best talents.

Follow our activities through http://welcomestartup.eu/

Photo: Stefan Wieland 2015

Photo: Stefan Wieland 2015

Photo: Stefan Wieland 2015

Photo: Stefan Wieland 2015

Photo: Stefan Wieland 2015

 

 

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Post-Event Press Release: Pioneers Festival!

Startup Europe and Welcome sent 8 startups to attend Pioneers Festival, Vienna

Startup Europe and Welcome recently sent 8 startups from 4 countries to attend Pioneers Festival at the Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna on the 24th and 25th of May 2016.

Each of the 8 startups travelled to Austria courtesy of the Welcome Project with tickets to Pioneers festival provided through the Pioneers500 initiative. At the festival, startups networked with top investors and accelerators from across Europe, met with corporate representatives, like minded founders and journalists with the aim of boosting their businesses.

Speakers at Pioneers included Manoj Bhargava entrepreneur, philanthropist, and founder and CEO of Living Essentials, Tim Draper, co-founder of VC firm DFJ and Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia founder. Topics discussed at Pioneers include Business & Productivity, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Life Sciences & Agriculture, Lifestyle & Entertainment, Materials & Manufacturing and Mobility & Transportation.

This event was ideal for Europass startups to attend as the event was intimate and exclusive with opportunities to meet both fellow startups and some big names in tech. The event was very well organized with a matchmaking facility provided to startups by the Pioneers organizers which allowed them to arrange meetings at the event. Each of the startups made use of this facility and arranged lots of meetings.

The 8 startups are from across the five Welcome ecosystems of Berlin, Dublin, Milan, Madrid and Salamanca.

From Berlin were, LUUV Forward, a hardware startup enabling everyone to take professional, shake-free videos and Vrealtechnologies, an SaaS platform allowing non-expert users to create stunning virtual reality experiences.

The Dublin startups were TrustHub, an SaaS startup dedicated to making classified and peer-to-peer marketplaces safer and more inclusive for everyone and Parkyourcar, a platform where owners can rent out their parking space and where car drivers  can prepay for a parking space.

Travelling from Milan were Sushijet who have innovated and optimized the delivery to be the fastest food delivery service in Italy and Mangatar, Mangatar, a groundbreaking Italian game company and publisher that leverages the potential of smart publishing.

From Madrid/Salamanca were Artelnics, developing disruptive deep learning software for predictive analytics and Nebusens who have developed n-Core, a powerful hardware and software platform to develop, integrate and deploy easily and quickly, a wide variety of applications over Wireless Sensor Networks.

Startups attended the networking events both before and after the conference and networked with each other and the wider group of participants. Several corporates also had stands at Pioneers and the startups were able to reach out to them for meetings. Corporates included BBVA, Intel and Accenture. There were also a lot of press at the event and several startups met representatives from TechCrunch, Wired and Red Bull Media. The presence of the Startup Europe/Welcome stand at Pioneers provided the Europass startups with further visibility and the startups were able to use this stand as a meeting point with investors, corporates and partners over the 2 days of the conference.

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This year´s Pioneer´s Festival was certainly a success, with more than 2,500 people in attendance. 500 of those were international and national startups, 270 investors, 230 journalists, and 280 corporate representatives. Across the 3 stages there were more than 70 high profile international speakers. Feedback that was received from attendees who filled out a survey was very positive – “Great organization, great festival, good chance to meet interested investors!”

While the event overall received excellent media coverage on a local and international level, the Welcome presence at Pioneers also received great coverage on social media, particularly Twitter. Take a look at some of the Tweets below:

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About WELCOME

WELCOME is a project under the Startup Europe initiative that aims to build a pan-European tech startup ecosystem. To that end, Welcome links startups from five vibrant EU ecosystems — Berlin, Dublin, Madrid, Milan and Salamanca, to customers, VCs, business angels, corporates, mentors and other startups. The project targets aspiring entrepreneurs as well as early and late stage startups with activities enabling them to grow across borders and access the right combination of finance while helping corporates identify the best talents.

This competition is part of Welcome’s Europass Programme

About Pioneers

Pioneers is a global relationship builder in tech that provides infrastructures and services to facilitate meaningful business relationships within its juried community. These services inspire, empower and connect the most promising early-stage technology companies with corporations, investors, industry experts, and international media with the goal to increase their rate of economical success and positive impact on society.

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Find out what happened at Seeds & Chips in Milan!

On May 11th ten amazing startups flew to Milan to conquer the Italian capital of innovation in the hope of finding the right investor, partner and/or fellow startup to collaborate with and to bring their companies to the next level!

This year was quite tough for these startups to earn their spot on the European Roadshows tour since more than 200 very talented international applicants had tried their luck to be selected as finalists. Here the 10 that have made it:

  • AriaWearables (Milan) an active thermal shoe sole that heats and cools down the feet
  • CloudRoom (Madrid) a cloud based learning platform that brings MOOCs into the corporate world
  • GirlCrew (Dublin) a global community for women
  • LinkFish(Berlin) a bookmark manager that allows people to work with the information behind urls
  • Replex(Berlin) a service for IT teams that enables them collecting critical information on all infrastructure assets both physical and virtual
  • Replit (Madrid) a social discussion platform based on short videos
  • Solo (Milan) a virtual POS that lets merchants accept credit and debit card payments
  • SwiftComply (Dublin) a platform solution for Fat, Oil and Grease compliance in the food service industry
  • Toursnapp (Berlin) a service that applies the concept of Smart cities to cultural tourism
  • UpToSeven(Madrid) a social network that enables foodies to share recipes

These 10 companies will travel across Europe visiting the WELCOME HQs aiming to to get in touch with each ecosystem innovation and tech scene, meet corporates, fellow startups, potential clients and investors.

The first stop of 2016 engaged them in a three day visit to Milan from May 11th till May 13th, where they got in touch with the Milano startup scene, met some of the most active investors and visited most of the main accelerators.

On the day of their arrival they were welcomed in the dpixel office for an introductory session on the Italian entrepreneurial ecosystem and a presentation of who is who, all the relevant contacts in Milan.

On the morning of May 12th startups visited TAG Calabiana one of the biggest co-working spaces.

In the afternoon, for their first Italian public appearance, dpixel organized an ad hoc pitching session during the Seeds&Chips event to allow them to present their projects in front of italian VC fund representatives and angel investors, corporates and media, in a public event that gathered more than 150 attendees.

The day finished with a private dinner during which startups were introduced to some of the main investors and policy makers.

On the last day of their visit, May 13th, startups visited Impact Hub, another popular co-working space.

The visit was quite a success, the founders enjoyed their staying in Milan and many of them took advantage of the situation getting in touch with some relevant players with whom they are still following up.

“Milan was a great kick off to start the European tour, meeting all my colleagues and knowing the startup unique propositions was the best! “ Said Miguel Almagro CEO of UptoSeven

“Seeds&Chips event was also a great event to visit, finding companies from the food industry to get inspiration.”

But this was just the beginning of their adventure… they will all be in Berlin on June 9th and 10th to attend the Startup Europe Summit!

Seeds & Chips + WELCOME in Milan

 

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Seeds & Chips + WELCOME in Milan

 

 

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Roadshow 2016 first stop: Milan @ Seeds & Chips

Startup Europe @Seeds&Chips: Ten startups from Berlin, Dublin, Milan, Madrid and Salamanca will visit Milan for an international roadshow.

These startups have been selected among more that 200 applicants.

 

The first event of 2016 will engage the 10 startups on a three day visit to Milan where they will get in touch with the Italian startup ecosystem, meet investors and visit major accelerators.

For their first Italian public appearance dpixel organises an ad hoc event that will allow them to pitch in front of most of the main italian VC fund and angel investors, corporates and media.

 

This event will be moderated by Gianluca Dettori and will take place at Seeds&Chips Milan on May 12th.

The first part of the event will kick off with a pitching session of the 10 founding teams coming from Berlin, Dublin, Milan, Madrid and Salamanca.

After the pitching session there will be a Matchmaking session with investors and corporates, a series of 1:1 meetings structured as “speed dating” sessions between startups and investors.

Local and international startups participating to the Matchmaking sessions will be selected by Welcome with Mind the Bridge support in collaboration with the top Italian startup iiMerge. Startups interested to join the Matchmaking session can apply here to be selected.

The last part of the event will be dedicated to the Accelerator Assembly meeting where the accelerators and investors will debate the Southern European accelerator ecosystems. They will discuss the latest developments in the region, what accelerators are thriving as well as present some first-hand experience. In addition to this, the accelerators will also discuss the latest trends that are happening in the industry, see what is working and offer us a glimpse of what the future might bring.

Furthermore panels’ speakers will present the well-established accelerator financing models as well as explore the alternative models of financing accelerators and startups, including the private and public funding sources that are available.

Detailed agenda of the event can be found here:

http://www.acceleratorassembly.eu/milan-meeting-2016

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The international adventure WELCOME SV Startup School and EU Roadshow” will continue with a trip to Berlin on June 9th-10th where they will attend the Startup Europe Summit 2016, Madrid&Salamanca on October 5th-7th to South Summit, San Francisco for a three-week immersion program (August 29th – September 16th) at the Mind The Bridge Startup School and then fly to Dublin for the final stop.

The adventure for these startups has just begun, let’s wish them good luck!

For info: info@dpixel.it

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Roadshow 2016 Winners

 

We’re proud to present the winners to WELCOME’s Roadshow for 2016, selected among 200 of the best from Madrid/Salamanca, Berlin, Milan and Dublin!

These startups are going to get to know the local ecosystems at Milan, 11-13th May, having a special spot at Seeds & Chips to pitch and meet local investors, continuing with a trip to Berlin on June 9th-10th where they will attend the Startup Europe Summit 2016, taking a break of Europe by going to San Francisco for a three-week immersion program (August 29th – September 16th) at the Mind The Bridge Startup School and then passing by Madrid on October 5th-7th for South Summit. The final stop in November will be Dublin!

The adventure for these startups has just begun, let’s wish them good luck!

Rlogo-mail (1)eplit change the online text interaction to a video interaction, giving value to the message and permiting people express better in a simple message. Replit is a social discussion platform with short videos, in which people discuss in public and, private groups using video to talk about it. Replit is like a Quora with videos, the evolution of the forum. It offers an archive of video interactions about certain topics, structured by information, where the answer takes value, not just the initial video. Replit is video focused on one to one messages, and extrapolated to group structured and indexed. You can create private video conversations in which you and people who you have invited can talk about something. It is the evolution of a forum, the evolution of mail. Just video communication, from anything which has a camera. www.replit.co


soloSOLO is the easiest solution for a business to accept credit and debit card payments. SOLO is a B2B service that provides merchants, professionals and NGOs, with a personal payment page – hosted on solo.sh/username – that is easily shareable with any customer who receives the link to the merchant’s payment page and fills with his credit/debit card information and pays in few seconds. SOLO requires no hardware, no app to download and no payer’s registration to pay a merchant. The whole sign up process for merchant takes just a couple of clicks and few documents to upload. SOLO is also a way for merchants to start selling online without investing in any e-commerce platform. Basically, SOLO is a bridge that takes care of merchants with little needs and supports them in growing their business. www.solo.sh


logo-01SwiftComply connects cities, food businesses and service providers through an online platform that enables the effective recovery and reuse of fat, oil & grease waste. By introducing technology into a largely manual process we have developed a business-friendly solution that not only improves compliance, but also reduces the financial and administrative burdens on these businesses. www.SwiftComply.ie


TourSnapp-Logo_RGB_2137x560_whitebkgndTourSnapp brings the concept of Smart-City to Cultural Tourism. We develop a Smartphone App which helps the Cultural Tourist not to miss anything and provides Tourism Institutions with a new source of income. The app consists of
two features: 1) service which working in the background warns the user (vibration and sound) when a relevant spot is nearby and 2) identification of a relevant spot. Revenue model: payment by the tourist per visit. Unlike other generic Apps which just use costly App-Store distribution channels competing with millions of other free Apps, TourSnapp is focused on culture and spontaneity and is distributed through Tourism Institutions exclusively. www.toursnapp.com


aria wearables-01Aria Wearables, the active thermal footbed. In the world there are 14 billion feet and all have at least once suffered from cold or hot. Aria is the solution. Is the first smart insole that, using a patent pending technology, heats and cools down your feet, ensuring a constant thermal comfort in every situation. Is also an activity tracker. And through a wireless connection with your phone allows you to share the data with your doctor or personal trainer.
Is a new point of view on fitness and health that ensures a constant thermal comfort, gives relief to those suffering from the weather changes and provides intelligent support for the individual’s physical well-being. www.ariawearables.com


CloudRoomLogoHDCloudRoom is a Cloud-Based Learning Platform that enable the integration of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) into the corporate world thanks to its state-of-the-art propietary technology. Allowing companies to provide cross-training for hundreds of thousands of users, in multiple countries simultaneously by creating their own University on the Cloud. www.cloudroom.co


GirlCrew-Logo-Purple (1)GirlCrew is a global community for women to
make new friends, share advice and network in a social and professional capacity. Founded by Elva Carri, Aine Mulloy and Pamela Newenham, GirlCrew has more than 35,000 members across 46 cities worldwide. These cities include Dublin, London, San Francisco, Toronto, New York, Brussels, Liverpool and Melbourne. GirlCrew members make new friends through online group chat and offline events such as brunches, nights out, career events, cinema trips and even holidays abroad. www.girlcrew.rocks


linkfishlink.fish is a bookmark manager which allows people to work with the information behind the urls. Currently the information on webpages is not better than the one that can be found in books, newspapers or magazines. Both times it is totally impossible to work with unless it gets extracted manually. And that is exactly what link.fish changes. It extracts the information automatically and allows people to work with it. They can then sort and filter by any property, display it in a list view, grid or on a map, work together in real-time with others, refresh it with the push of a button and much more. www.link.fish


replex-logo-blackUnlike traditional technology and competitors in the DevOp space, replex delivers IT teams the ability to collect critical information on all Infrastructure assets, including physical servers, virtual machines, Docker containers and public cloud instances. Having one central information repository provides decision makers with visual insight into their entire IT infrastructure. We provide clients with a plugin-ready API for seamless integration whether they run replex as a cloud-based service or on-premises solution. www.replex.io


uptoseven-TMX World is an international cooking social network for foodies, where recipes are key and users “rock stars”- made by UptoSeven www.uptoseven.com

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