Meet in Italy for Life Sciences – MIT4LS – has always been home for startups, with more than 540 participating over six editions. Since 2016, specific initiatives to train and support startups and business idea have become a key component of MIT4LS, with more than 260 applications collected, 80 startups attending the training sessions, 80 investors and corporate representatives involved. Within the activity for the 2021 edition in Genova, StartUp Bootcamp 2020 – MIT4LS SUB2020 is the new initiative designed for life sciences startupper, providing them with expertise, tools and connections to boost and fully exploit their business potential. Call [...]
Start:up Alpe-Adria Summit is a two-day meeting of Slovenian and Austrian actors of the cross-border startup ecosystem and international guests with the aim to strengthen cooperation, to reflect together on possible ecosystem improvements and possible measures for improvement as well as to promote a common vision at EU and global level. As part of this effort, the event will serve as a vehicle for public revelation and promotion of the Alpe-Adria Startup and Scaleup Manifesto. The event will contribute to the shared vision of a cross-border start-up ecosystem that can compete with leading startup ecosystems at global level, and will also highlight the importance of startup companies [...]
Munich Startup - The initial point of (virtual) contact for startups in and around Munich and for those that want to explore the ecosystem Munich Startup sheds light on the regional ecosystem and encourages networking between entrepreneurs and potential partners, investors and mentors. All key stakeholders in the Munich Startup community are involved. Ultimately, the aim is to establish Munich and the surrounding region as the location of choice for fast-growing young companies in Europe. Click here to find tips on various topics that are important for a stay in the Bavarian capital: Workspace Financing Consulting Incubators Jobs
Looking at the topic of collaboration between established companies and start-ups from a human-centered perspective, our experts at UnternehmerTUM Business Creators have identified four mindset gaps between the typical mindset that is fostered by corporate organizational structures and the typical mindset that is fostered by start-up organizational structures. Read more about why these gaps make collaboration so challenging and learn about how to avoid them. Collaboration between established companies and start-ups is difficult, and only few succeed in transitioning a pilot project into a sustainable, fruitful collaboration. There are of course many reasons why these collaborations fail so often, but we [...]
You’ve found yourself a great start-up team and together you’ve come up with THE business idea – all that’s missing now is the necessary cash injection for it all to take off? Time for a few tips from UnternehmerTUM expert, Martin Giese. Martin heads up of the XPRENEURS Incubator as managing director, a program that supports 40 to 50 high-tech startups at uNternehmerTUM in Munich in their early stage every year, helps them find the right investors, attract clients and successfully enter into the market. Martin himself is an experienced investor and has even written a book for start-up teams [...]
The biggest challenge awaiting fast-growing scaleups in healthcare is how to meet the regulatory requirements. We discussed the topic with experts on 1st DIH HealthDay.si & EIT Health workshop. Webinar available here: https://bit.ly/3gUuFeT
In the last part of our series about the experience of scaling companies from Technology Park Ljubljana, we'll learn from Saving, the developer of water-resistant wearable ECG that considerably improves early detection of heart arrhythmia. "Our vision is to decrease the percentage of cryptogenic strokes from 30 per cent to two or three per cent”, says Marino Marinko Samardžija, strategic development and sales consultant. Read the full story here.
Smart Optometry, a member of Technology Park Ljubljana, shares its experience in episode 2 of our series. Since its foundation in 2015, Smart Optometry released two products on the market. The first one is an eye diagnostics app Smart Optometry, with over 75.000 users around the world. The second solution is AmblyoPlay - a special game for children up to 14 years of age, who have amblyopia - more commonly known as lazy eye. There are two important facts contributing to the success of both solutions on the market. SmartOptometry in freely available and became a strong channel to a very [...]
Want to know more about the experience of scaling companies from Technology Park Ljubljana? In the first of three episodes, Tomaž Furlan, the CEO of Lucis, explains why the digitalization of healthcare is an opportunity and a challenge at the same time: "Healthcare is a sensitive industry affecting human lives. Therefore, IT projects need to be implemented gradually, not to overwhelm and overburden the users." Read the full story here. Stay tuned, we have more to tell...
The Chamber of Craft and Small Business of Slovenia presented the final outputs of the project at the occasion of the international fair in Celje (Slovenia), 12.09.2019. At the so called »SCALE(up)ALPS corner« the BSOs and SMEs got the chance to get familiar with the project results as well as they got information on the forthcoming activities beyond the project duration, namely with the scaleup network partneship. The project staff invited them all to be part of the follow up activities beyond the project duration and also to join the Scale(Up)Alps Community. The importance of international cooperation and doing business abroad, [...]