SPICE Events http://www.spice-group.de SPICE Events Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:24:16 +0200 http://www.spice-group.de en http://www.spice-group.de/img/logo_spice.gif SPICE http://www.spice-group.de/ M√ľnchen (Germany) http://https://www.bitsandpretzels.com/ SPICE 24 - 26 Sep 2017
This year the annual foundersandrsquo; festival in Munich will be held September 24-26 in combination with the famous andldquo;Oktoberfestandrdquo;. Again 5,000 startups, and other enthusiasts will meet with each other and investors, media as well as successful entrepreneurs like the founders of Virgin, Airbnb, Evernote or Zendesk. At the grand finale every table will be hosted by a Table Captain and all attendees can choose one of those handpicked CEOs, editors-in-chief or investors before the event even starts.andnbsp;
Tickets are available onlineandnbsp;
Contact: Bitsandamp;Pretzels Team
Email: hello@bitsandpretzels.com]]>
Istanbul (Turkey) http://www.iasp2017istanbul.org SPICE 26 - 29 Sep 2017
The IASP World conference 2017 is scheduled to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, September 26 andndash; 29, 2017 under the headline andldquo;Science parks and natural innovation ecosystems: Articulating future strategiesandrdquo;. The program will be divided into a variety of sessions andndash; retaining both the traditional plenary and parallel sessions on specific topics, as well as more innovative formats to encourage a more dynamic knowledge exchange. The format of the sessions will only be determined after the paper review. Until Nov 14, 2016 authors still can choose from the theme blocks to submit their abstracts:
Innovative funding schemes andndash; how have you used crowdfunding, new Angel Investment networks or Venture Capital support, or international funding tools?
Service mechanisms andndash; tell us about new tools to improve services, internationalization, or ways you promote connections among residents and stakeholders.
Rethinking space: new habitats of innovation andndash; how are FabLabs, design centres, co-working spaces, accelerators and living labs providing new value to talent?
The Future - speculate about the future of the STP and AOI sector.
IASP partners in organizing this conference are three Technoparks:andnbsp;
Teknopark Istanbul, ODTU Teknokent, and ITU ARI Teknokent
SDO profile IASPandnbsp;
Contact: Ebba Lund
Email: lund@iasp.ws]]> Yerevan (Armenia) http://http://cyber.eif.am/ SPICE 27 Sep 2017
This yearsandrsquo;s ArmTech conference in Yerevan, Armenia on September 27, 2017 will be held under the deadline andldquo;Towards safer digital Armeniaandrdquo;. ArmTech 2017 will be an anniversary event, the tenth conference of this series. ArmTech has developed to become the Premier Cybersecurity Conference of Armenia.
Held under the high patronage of the Prime Minister of Armenia the conference is aimed at further expanding the frontiers of Armenian high-tech industry promotion and attracting new participants and prominent representatives of the global technology community.
Considering the recent development in cybersecurity ArmTech andrsquo;17 will be devoted to cybersecurity and bring together international cybersecurity experts, governmental and academic leaders to discuss the future of cybersecurity landscape. The Forum aims at:
-andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Facilitating public-private sector cooperation for the creation of public policies for cybersecurity;
-andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Identifying trends, opportunities, and challenges in cyber security sector;
-andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Determining the role of the private sector in ensuring cybersecurity
-andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Analyzing powerful trends in the market offering cyber products and cyber services.
-andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Encourage networking, knowledge exchange and strengthening of business links among Armenian, Diaspora and global tech communities.
There still are sponsorship opportunities available for ArmTech andrsquo;17. For more details see
brochure or contact Sponsorship Team at emailandnbsp;
More conference information website
Contact: ArmTech Team
Email: info@artechcongress.com]]> Baltimore (United States) http://http://2017.baltimoreinnovationweek.com/ SPICE 29 Sep - 7 Oct 2017

BIW with seven Tracks. The annual Baltimore Innovation Week will be happening for the 5th time. The dates are Sep 29 - Oct 7, 2017. This week-long celebration is organized by Technical.ly 7 different tracks (Creative, Access, Dev, Civic, Business, Media and Sciences). Technical.ly also organizes Conference Days focused around some of these tracks.

Contact: Technical.ly Team
Email: events@technical.ly]]> Las Vegas (United States) http://http://celebrate.tech.co/ SPICE 9 - 11 Oct 2017
The Tech.Co andldquo;Startup of the Yearandrdquo; competition seeks diverse startups from all over the world, especially from areas that are newly emerging in the tech scene. Since 2006 Tech.Co has been showcasing early stage startups and brought them together with mentors and investors this way helping to amplify the stories of companies like GrubHub, Groupon, LivingSocial, AddThis, Desk, and Uber.andnbsp;
The 2017 edition of Tech.Coandrsquo;s andldquo;Startup the Yearandrdquo; again will help founders gain access to top tech investors, mentors, influencers as well as media exposure and attract some of the top emerging startups from around the world. TechCo Ventures actively invests in startups who participate in the Startup of the Year competition at the annual event andldquo;Innovate! Celebrateandrdquo; in San Francisco to be held Oct 9 andndash; 11, 2017.
At this event the Top 100 Startups of this competition will pitch their companies in front of esteemed judges, who help select semifinalists to the Top 5 Startup Finale. The Top 5 participate in one final pitch to top investors for the title of Tech.Co's Startup of the Year.
More information see Tech.Co
open until May 31, 2017
Contact: no contact person
Email: noemailcontact@spica-directory.net]]> Cologne (Germany) http://http://www.startupcon.de/?lang=en SPICE 11 Oct 2017
The StartupCon to be held in Cologne on Oct 11, 2017 is a start-up conference, a highly concentrated mecca for start-ups and innovators and the ultimate hotspot for the contact and dialogue with investors, decision-makers from the industry and opinion-makers from the press and media. To get an impression of the speakers, exhibition, workshops, and pitches of StartupCon 2016 visit
The deadline for early bird tickets is June 30, 2017

Contact: StartupCon Team
Email: startupcon@business-on.de]]> Berlin (Germany) http://http://www.degut.de SPICE 13 - 14 Oct 2017
The German Founders 'and Entrepreneurs' Day (deGUT) this year will take place on Oct 13 and 14, 2017at ARENA Berlin. 6,000 participants are expected to attend to get information about business start-ups and entrepreneurship.148 exhibitors and consultants, as well as a free seminar and workshopping program, will provide visitors in-depth knowledge and advice, as well as contacts with peers, supporters and mentors.
The deGUT is organized by Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) and the Investitionsbank des Landes Brandenburg (ILB). The deGUT is funded by the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Business in Berlin and the Ministry of Economics and Energy of the State of Brandenburg from the funds of the States and the European Social Fund. The patron is the Federal Minister of Economics and Energy, Brigitte Zypries.
More details are available on the eGUT website for
exhibitors and visitors
Contact: deGUT Team
Email: info@pcma.de ]]> Kuwait (Kuwait) http://https://arabnet.me/conference/kuwait/ SPICE 17 Oct 2017
On October 17, 2017 Kuwait for the second tie will be hosting ArabNet. The event will focus on the Kuwaiti and GCC market to highlight the latest trends and opportunities that have emerged in the country and Kuwaitandrsquo;s as well as the most promising startups.
The 2-day conference will consist of a TechFair, an exhibition area for leading digital companies and rising startups. It will also feature a full day of keynotes and panels covering digital media topics, digital banking, the state of ecommerce in Kuwait, the latest hardware technology and innovations, in addition to the landscape of entrepreneurs in Kuwait.
Two competitions will be held at ArabNet Kuwait; the Ideathon for entrepreneurs with innovative digital business ideas, and the Startup Battle for entrepreneurs with innovative digital young startups less than two years old.
The Kuwait Entrepreneurship Ecosystem has witnessed a lot of great developments with international acquisitions of local startups and a number of new funds, accelerator programs, and support institutions having been launched.
ArabNet Kuwait will feature top investors and underline their investment strategies. It will also touch on the market latest trends, entrepreneurial hacks and best practices, team-building approaches, and scaling.andnbsp;

Contact: Arabnet Team
Email: info@arabnet.me]]> Dresden (Germany) http://https://www.hightech-venture-days.com SPICE 18 - 19 Oct 2017
The High-Tech Venture Days 2017, a matching program for high-tech startups and international investors organized by the business incubation program High-Tech Startbahn, will be held in Dresden on October 18-19, 2017. This event is open for high-tech startups. With the exception of e-commerce all European tech-based startups are welcome to apply, for example environment and energy tech, ICT, micro andamp; nano tech, life sciences, material sciences, machinery andamp; plant engineering, as well as transport andamp; logistics. By end of June selection of the 40 best applications will be finished. Applicants receive feedback and in September individual coaching will prepare the selected startups for the pitching day.
Applications for startups from all Europe now are possible until May 31, 2017 at
Contact: HTVD Team
Email: call@hightech-venture-days.com]]> Cairo (Egypt) http://afrilabs-gathering.com/ SPICE 18 - 20 Oct 2017
The Annual Gathering 2017 of AfriLabs, the pan-African network of innovation hubs, will be held Oct 18 andndash; 20, 2017 at The French University, Sherouk City, Cairo, Egypt.
Hosted by
District, a tech hub/co-working space and themed andlsquo;Smart Citiesandrsquo; the event will focus on employing Big Data and Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications to improve the different aspects of daily life. Examples of topics to talk about and andldquo;hotandrdquo; (not only) for African entrepreneurs and societies are data analytics, water/waste management, buildings andamp; infrastructure, energy Management, transportation, cyber security etc.
AfriLabs 2017 Gathering is the opportunity to interact with other hub managers, start-ups and funders who will for the first time have a grassroots oriented platform for annual interaction.
More about the event website
Contact: AfriLabs Team
Email: kene@afrilabs.com]]> Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) http://http://conferenciaanprotec.com.br/ SPICE 23 - 25 Oct 2017
Held annually by Anprotec and Sebrae, and organized by the Technology Park at UFRJ, the ANPROTEC Conference on Entrepreneurship and Areas of Innovation this year also will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Brazilandrsquo;s national business incubation association. The conference is the largest event on the subject in Latin America and is one of the top events globally. The 27th edition will be held in Rio de Janeiro, October 23 andndash; 25, 2017 under the title "Innovation and Entrepreneurship transforming Citiesandrdquo;. The conference aims to mobilize the players involved in innovative entrepreneurship in Brazil and around the world through productive debates that lead to proposals and actions, enabling the environment of innovation to contribute to social and economic development.
Global trends in the area of innovative environments and cities, creating modern spaces for living and working in society, inspired the theme of this year's event. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Anprotec will include sharing challenges, achievements and stories of innovative Brazilian entrepreneurship.


Contact: Aksara Somchinda
aksara@anprotec.org.br ]]> Abuja (Nigeria) http://ict4si.org/files/2015/04/Web-size-2017-ict4si-info-.pdf SPICE 25 - 26 Oct 2017
Conference of ICT4SI in Abuja will focus of Social Innovation for Africa
ICT4SI, the ICT for Social Innovation Network will hold its Annual Conference in Abuja, Nigeria on October 25-26, 2017. This event will be a dynamic gathering of people who make things happen.
Funders are invited to contribute to, and be part of the ICT4SI platform for learning and investment in social innovation. One-time investor/sponsors for this Annual Conference are welcome as well as major long term funders who believe in African ICT solutions for the greater gain of society. The conference will be held in different countries each year. More information is available in the brochure for
The ICT4SI Network was established as a creative forum for collaboration, learning and innovation. Coordinated in a transparent and accountable way, led by the vision of its members and guided by global development goals, the Network provides great opportunity for funders and investors to contribute to innovative and sustainable development efforts.andnbsp;
Contact: ICT4SI Team
Email: makeithappen@ict4si.org ]]> Stockholm (Sweden) http://www.nordicbalticdynamics.eu SPICE 26 - 27 Oct 2017
After 21 annual andldquo;Baltic Dynamicsandrdquo; conferences held in turns in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the 2017 edition will be the first under the name andldquo;Nordic-Baltic Dynamicsandrdquo; and will be held in Stockholm, organized jointly by
Tehnopol, Estonia and Swedish Incubators andamp; Science Parks andnbsp;(SISP), Sweden.
First time the conference will be held outside the Baltic States indicating that the scope has been widened to include not only the Baltic States but the entire Nordic region. The conference organizers describe this move as andldquo;a major step in jointly developing and intensifying cooperation in the whole Baltic Sea region, including organizing common innovation activities between the countries surrounding it.andrdquo;
andldquo;Building Resilience for a Stronger Tomorrowandrdquo; is the title of the 22nd Nordic Baltic Dynamics conference. The impact of the world economy on the environment and people is in focus. The sharing economy and growing emergence of startups are disrupting traditional industries, and global sociopolitical stability cannot be taken for granted. On this background higher resilience gives a valuable competitive edge to any stakeholder in the innovation ecosystem. The conference organizer invite science and technology parks, innovation and research centers, entrepreneurship promoters, incubators and accelerators, policy makers and other innovators to contribute to the discussion and learn about what can be done to become more resilient.
Registration will open at the end of June through webiste

Contact: Jaak Raie
Email: jaak.raie@tehnopol.ee]]> Dublin (Ireland) http://https://coworkingeurope.net SPICE 8 - 10 Nov 2017
For the seventh time the conference Coworking Europe invites the community to meet. After Berlin, Paris, Barcelona, Lisbon, Milan, and Brussels, this time Dublin is the place to meet and the dates are November 8 andndash; 10, 2017. The conference organizers expect to attract more than 500 attendees from all around Europe, North America and beyond.
The range of topics for the conference is wide including, for example, how the concept of coworking is shaping the patterns mobility management, transformation of the office furniture market, entrepreneurship development, human resources management, evaluation of the demand in public transportation, innovation in the corporate sector, development of digital and mobile technologies, evolution of office space design and facility management, revival of urban and rural areas as well as the development of new ecosystems of innovation.
Contact: Jean-Yves Huwart
jy@socialworkplaces.com]]> New York (United States) http://https://www.1776.vc/challenge-cup SPICE 13 - 17 Nov 2017
The Challenge Festival 2017 is the Grand Finale, a multi-day event to be held November 13-17, 2017 in New York City at 1776's newest campus located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
The Challenge Cup is organized by 1776, technology business incubation hub in New York, Crystal City, San Francisco, Washington and Dubai,andnbsp; that partnered with the investment firm Revolution to find the most innovative startups solving complex challenges. The aim is to identify candidates from 75 ecosystems around the globe. The Challenge Cup will be held in 75 cities. One winner from each local competition will advance to Global Finale.
Startups now can apply for the Challenge Cup 2017 , held annually since 2013, to get an opportunity for presenting their vision to a global audience, connect with public and private sector leaders, and compete for prizes.
More information and application for startups through

Contact: Challenge Cup Team
Email: info@1776.vc]]> Berlin (Germany) http://https://www.hub.berlin/en/ SPICE 28 Nov 2017
hub.berlin is andldquo;Europeandrsquo;s interactive business festival for digital movers and makers.andrdquo; It will be organized by andnbsp;Bitkom and held November 28, 2017 in STATION-Berlin
At the Hub conference the speakers, the worldandrsquo;s masterminds of digital transformation stand in the midst of the crowd, involving the viewers in talks about smart technology, modernized society and the digitization of key industries. Political ideas and minds find their forum in the Policy Arena to discuss how policy-makers are shaping the digital transformation. The two Innovation Spaces bring together science and digital thinking in form of lectures and use cases and feature the best practices of the worldandrsquo;s innovation and technology leaders.

Contact: Philipp Paingt
philipp@hub.berlin]]> Helsinki (Finland) http://http://www.slush.org/ SPICE 30 Nov - 1 Dec 2017
17,500 attendees, 2300 startups, 1,100 investors, and 600 journalists have been counted at Slush 2016 in Helsinki. The next opportunity to meet with a global startup community is Slush 2017 that will take place in Helsinki Nov 30 andndash; Dec 1, 2017.
What began with a 300 person assembly has developed to a world-renowned event, now being held not only in Helsinki, but also in Tokyo, Shanghai, and Singapore.andnbsp;However, the philosophy behind Slush has remained the same: to help the next generation of great, world-conquering companies forward.andnbsp;

Contact: Slush Team
hello@slush.org ]]> Amsterdam (Netherlands) http://http://www.spark-online.org/get-involved/events/ignite-conference-2017/?ct=t%28IGNITE2017_Save_the_Date7_27_2017%29 SPICE 9 Dec 2017

The 5th edition of the annual IGNITE conference under the headline andldquo;Rebuilding Futuresandrdquo; will focus on improving access to higher education, developing entrepreneurshipandnbsp;and promoting sustainable leadership amongstandnbsp;young people in conflict-affected regions. Hear from refugees, entrepreneurs, education experts, private sector, government and NGO representatives from across Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Share knowledge on how to rebuild economies and societies. SPARK IGNITE will be held on December 9, 2017 in Amsterdam at Beurs van Berlage.

More information on SPARK website

Contact: SPARK Team
Email: spark@spark-online.org]]> Dallas (United States) SPICE 22 - 25 Apr 2018
InBIAandrsquo;s 32nd International Conference on Business Incubation (ICBI32) is currently accepting proposals from anyone who is interested in presenting, organizing a panel, or being a panelist. The deadline for proposals is October 13, 2017.
InBIA's annual conferenceandnbsp;is a leading event for incubation and other entrepreneurial support professionals, and has become globally recognized as a forum for collaborative sharing of innovative strategies for building high-impact entrepreneurial support organizations, exploring lessons learned, and tracking trends in entrepreneurial ecosystem development.
Experienced practitioners who you would like to share with an audience of peers, the event offers the chance to become recognized as an industry thought leader. INBIA has some specific topics for which we are seeking panelists, but is also looking for topical suggestions - propose your own panel or presentation for us to consider.
To submit a proposal use
For any question about the RFP, contact Lindsay Schuenke via email at lschuenke@inbia.org.
For conference registration (Early Bird rates available) visit website
Contact: Lindsay Schuenke
Email: schuenke@inbia.org]]> Isfahan (Iran) SPICE 2 - 5 Sep 2018
Towards sustainable cities and communities: fostering innovation ecosystemsandrdquo; is the headline for the 35th IASP World Conference to be held in Isfahan, Iran, September 2-5, 2018.
IASP has invited to propose contributions to this conference with the deadline October 25, 2017.
There is a wide range of topics to choose from. andnbsp;4 plenary sessions and further 7 parallel sessions offer many different topics under the general headline of the event.

For link to detailed information about the call for contributions see
News article

Contact: Francesca Antoniazzi
Email: papers@iasp.ws]]>