BEHIND SEW

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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We need a culture that embraces risk and absorbs innovative ideas

Meet our co-organiser from Rijeka, Croatia: Dario Zoric from Business School PAR (twitter: @edu_PAR) Why did you apply for SEW? After successful organization of Startup Europe Week and Startup Europe Awards in 2016, I decided to organize Startup Europe Week again. What is your goal in organizing an event for Startup Europe Week? My main…

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We need more events where people share their experiences

Meet our co-organiser from Lviv, Ukraine: Mariana Kira and her team from DaKiRy (twitter: @DaKiRy_co) Why did you apply for SEW? We think that is really great idea. Our organization likes this idea, to talk to the community about startups. Last year we organized a conference. At this conference speakers (business angels, investors and some startups) shared…

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Ravenna is home to many opportunities, coworking spaces and incubators

Meet our co-organiser from Ravenna, Italy: Angela Corbari from Studio Mapp (twitter: @studiomapp) Why did you apply for SEW? Last year’s experience was amazing, we organized two events in Ravenna thanks to the cooperation of the local ecosystem and it was a very good opportunity for us and for many other people to meet and…

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Asturias needs more networking with national and international players

Meet our co-organiser from Gijón, Spain: Dani Fernández and his team from Soty Solar / Impulsa Gijón (twitter: @SotySolar @GijonImpulsa) Why did you apply for SEW? We want a more international Asturias. What is your goal in organizing an event for Startup Europe Week? Entrepreneurship is a long and difficult lifestyle. Many entrepreneurs suffer from resource problems,…

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Creating networks in the Umbria region

Meet our co-organiser from Perugia (Umbria), Italy: Anna Ascani from Agenzia Umbria Ricerche (AUR) (twitter: @AURumbia) Why did you apply for SEW? We are very interested to promote our regional startup ecosystem. What is your goal in organizing an event for Startup Europe Week? SEW could be an opportunity for local and regional actors to demonstrate how…

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Malaga empowers open innovation

Meet our co-organiser from Málaga, Spain: Javier Plá from Bic Euronova S.A. (twitter: @BicEuronova) What is your goal in organizing an event for Startup Europe Week? To give value to the entrepreneur ecosystem (Málaga, Spain). What would you give to your local community? More information about specific actions that locals authorities are developing. What do you…

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Startup Europe Week – What we accomplished!

We made it! The biggest entrepreneurship event ever hosted in Europe has a name – Startup Europe Week. Without bragging too much (!!!), we are extremely proud of what we accomplished during SEW and we’d love to share with you in this post some of the results. The impact For those who have followed us,…

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