BEHIND SEW

SEW is an opportunity for us to be connected to a more global network

Meet our co-organiser from Baku, Azerbaijan: Agahuseyn Ahmadov from SUP Accelerator (twitter @sup_az) Why did you apply for SEW? Being part of Azerbaijani startup ecosystem, I know that we strongly need international presence and constant enhancement of connections with a broader startup ecosystems. Organizing SEW gives that opportunity for us. What is your goal in…

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I would like to help to promote my city and region as an innovative hub in the heart of Europe

Meet our co-organiser from Brno, Czech Republic: Jiří Marek (twitter @JM_microblog) Why did you apply for SEW? I participated last year and I think this kind of events/weeks for networking are very useful. I have additional experience as an organizer of Open Access Week and it is always very nice. So basically I think that SEW should…

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My goal: grow the visibility of startups and give them useful information

Meet our co-organiser from Venice, Italy: Marianna Vianello from Kid Pass srl (twitter @kid_pass & @Marianna_Via) Why did you apply for SEW? Startups located in Venice need support in order to achieve their projects. We must work to connect them with incubators, investors, customers and funding opportunities What is your goal in organizing an event for Startup…

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We are proud to be part of this initiative

Meet our co-organiser from Nicosia, Cyprus: Pangratios Vanezis from KPMG Limited (twitter: @kpmgstartupscy) Why did you apply for SEW? The KPMG Startups Hub was established to facilitate entrepreneurial change in Cyprus. In other words, to raise entrepreneurship awareness and mentor inspired startup ideas, adding value to the Cyprus entrepreneurial ecosystem. The Hub is very active…

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My goal: promote and support women’s web-entrepreneurship in Malta

Meet our co-organiser from Naxxar, Malta: Anamaria Magri Pantea from Ascend Consulting (twitter:@WeHubs & @AnamariaPantea) Why did you apply for SEW? As an innovation management and business development consultant focused on startups and SMEs, but also as the representative for Malta of the European Women Web-entrepreneurs Hubs network, I believe in the power of focused and concerted…

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We would like to unite startups, business and investors

Meet our co-organiser from Katowice, Poland: Wiktoria Nycz from Spin Digital (twitter: @SPINDIGITALPRO) Why did you apply for SEW? We feel that organizing a networking/knowledge-sharing event under an international brand such as SEW will upgrade the rank and importance as well as distinguish us from other organizers of similar events. What is your goal in organizing…

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Bridging connections in London

Meet our co-organiser from London, UK: Monia Ben nejima from Mind the Bridge (twitter: @MindTheBridge) Why did you apply for SEW? Mind the Bridge is leading the Startup Europe Partnership project for the EC. To give continuity with the SE initiative, Mind the Bridge represents a qualified organization to foster entrepreneurship and startup/corporate collaboration. What is…

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SEW is an excellent opportunity to promote entrepreneurship among young people

Meet our co-organiser from Velenje, Slovenia: Ana Anžej from Saša inkubator, d.o.o. (twitter: @sasainkubator) Why did you apply for SEW? SAŠA Incubator encourages entrepreneurial activities by creating a supportive environment for business development in the SAŠA region. Through promotion and support services for the creation and development of innovative companies in the region SAŠA, we encourage…

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Our goal is to expand the reach of the startup community

Meet our co-organiser from Ljubljana, Slovenia: Ales Pustovrh from ABC accelerator (twitter: @abc_accelerator) Why did you apply for SEW? We like the EU-wide reach of this project. What is your goal in organizing an event for Startup Europe Week? To expand the reach of the startup community.   What would you give to your local community?…

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It is important to start building an ecosystem of social-tech innovations

Meet our co-organisers from Prague: Gabriela Drastichova from Nadace Vodafone Česká republika / Vodafone Foundation Czech Republic (twitter: @NadaceVodafone). The team consists of (from left): Adriana Dergam, Petra Matulova and Gabriela Drastichova. Why did you apply for SEW? It is important for the Vodafone Foundation to start building an ecosystem of social-tech innovations, to interconnect social startups, social…

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