- #nomad #paperless HR/Payroll Set Up, beer🍺☕ included [xpost]
Welcome to our #29th presentation and networking event were the Eifas team will show you how to manage registrations, employees, payments and which tools could make it easier for you. (#29th because the past events were announced on another platform) 🔴 Even better, we network more efficiently, at a different level, please fill out this form in advance: https://share.hsforms.com/1CvoJiVErTmedF1pLMQa0LQ3axem On the event, we will share on eifas wall what you sent in printed format and each participant can contact and can be contacted via the newly printed infos. Agenda: become an employer registration at the authorities social security system tools Language: English About eifas: https://goo.gl/maps/vActSZ1uNCq Eifas is a finance concierge with a SaaS solution surrounded by its own network of tax and legal advisors. Our consultants have quite some years of experience in a national and international field of tax, legal, debt and customs advisory. “Meetup is about making connections and you don't need a big group to make a connection, sometimes it works better in smaller groups!” -Anastasia-
- Scaling Up in Europe - Find, Grow, Keep Digital Talent - Discussion&Rooftop BBQ
Hi all, I just want to raise attention for this TOA-Satellite. Might be very interesting for all of you who are aiming for Series A/B/C scaling up across Europe and need to find, grow and keep Digital Talent. Please register & apply via the official Event page (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scaling-up-in-europe-discussion-rooftop-bbq-tickets-35686313725?aff=es2)! RSVP via Meetup is not sufficient. Dan Hynes from Atomico will share how to identify, recruit and retain the best people in their respective fields during this exclusive audience discussion session. Come prepared for an open discussion and sharing of best practice examples that will maintain Berlin’s reputation as a leading tech hub in Europe. Afterwards we will enjoy some delicious BBQ and ice cold drinks in the sun on one of the nicest rooftops Berlin has to offer. Dan Hynes has previously led Talent at Google, Skype and more recently working with Go Euro, Lilium, Supercell and a host of companies moving from Series A onwards. Atomico is managing Europe's largest single VC-fund with 765-Mio.-US-Dollar, investing from Series A onwards and looking for potential global category winners. Please note: This is just a hint for a very interesting event for fast scaling companies - it is not sufficient to register via this Meetup Group you need to register & apply via the official eventbrite page! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scaling-up-in-europe-discussion-rooftop-bbq-tickets-35686313725?aff=es2
- EU funding up to 2,5 Mio. Euro. Workshop for Startups, Founders & SMEs
How can you access the €3 billion of EU grant funds available for innovative startups and SMEs through the SME Instrument? This workshop adresses startups which are eligible for the SME-Instrument. Please, RSVP and register via eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eu-funding-for-startups-workshop-up-to-25-mio-euro-eu-funding-for-founders-startups-and-smes-registration-28875074124?aff=es2)! • Phase 1 offers a grant of €50 000 to bring your innovations to market • Phase 2 offers grant of between €[masked] and €2,5 M to grow your concept and scale. This is “free” money: no need to give it back, lose equity or lose control of your company. Find out if these grants are for you and learn how to apply and which are the ingredients of a successful proposal, all in one session. Outline of the workshop • Overview of EU Funding, explained in StartUp's language • The dedicated SME Instrument - Specific EU funding for entrepreneurs, StartUps and SMEs (individual grants between €50.000 to €2,5 million) • EU funding for Phase 1 and Phase 2 – how do they work and which one applies to you and your Startup/SME • How to apply to for the SME Instrument – the whole process from proposal to grant • What does a European commission appointed proposal evaluator typically look for? • What you need to remember when filling out the application? DOs and DONTs We would like to provide individual mentoring and feedback to all attendees. Therefore, we will review all Startups / Investors who would like to attend after your registration on eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eu-funding-for-startups-workshop-up-to-25-mio-euro-eu-funding-for-founders-startups-and-smes-registration-28875074124?aff=es2). Only if you or your startups are eligible for the SME-Instrument we will recommend to take part at our workshop. Otherwise, someone else should get your seat. The workshop will be given by Kumardev Chatterjee, Founder and President of the European Young Innovators Forum. Kumardev has been involved in the design and setting up of the Horizon 2020 SME instrument and who as a European Commission appointed independent expert, has evaluated proposals for a €86 Million grant portfolio since 2013, across multiple topics for FP7 and H2020 and is also a Eurostars Technical Expert.
- Meeting EUrope's Startup Stars
Via Horizon 2020 the European Union is offering grants & support for Startups. One popular funding scheme is the dedicated SME-Instruments. Single SMEs and Startups can apply for up to 2,5 Mio. Euro. During this Meetup you will have the chance to listen and talk to Startups which have successfully applied for European funding. Please RSVP via this Meetup Group AND get your ticket via eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meeting-europes-startup-stars-tickets-26043348356)! Good news: We will have the chance to have some snacks & drinks & watch the semifinal of the European Championship all together! Pantavision has already been funded twice: First via Fiware and afterwards via the SME-Instrument Phase 1. Fit Analytics has even won a grant in Phase 2 of the SME-Instrument [masked]€ up to 2,5 Mio. Euro). These startups will share their success stories with you and give you insight tipps how they have managed to get a grant! We will also have two experts explaining the process of a proposal writing! #Startups4Startups #Experts4Startups Background: Within Horizon 2020 the European Union is not only funding research activities but also close to market activities. Within the SME-Instrument single SMEs and Startups can apply for[masked]€ (Phase 1) up to 2,5 Mio. € (Phase 2). Alternatively, Startups can also access Fiware accelerators accross Europe. 6pm: Welcome by WeWork & EU Startup Services Michael Grupp, CEO of Panatavision PANTAVISION (http://pantavision.com) Digital Diagnostics, a Spin-Off from Berlin's Charité, is an innovative supplier of analytical solutions for the medical imaging profession. Focusing on the increasingly relevant, visually oriented disciplines radiology, pathology and anatomy, we provide healthcare providers with visual expert information. Michael Grupp, Founder of Pantavision will explain you how Pantavision simplifies the diagnosis of medical imaging. Michael will also report how Pantavision made it into the Fiware Accelerator and how they managed to get funded within the SME-Instrument Phase 1. Get feedback about these funding opportunities offered by the European Union by a top-healthcare-Startup: What are the main benefits? How do the Instruments work? What are the tipps & tricks? Christian Hildebrand, Jolocom UG Jolocom (http://jolocom.com/) is building an application which enables you to tie information to your identity, regardless where it is stored. You can secure data, yet exchange information peer-to-peer using links and clever access-right-management. Among other technologies Jolocom is also using the block chain. Jolocom is part of a Horizon 2020 project called AGILE (http://www.agile-project-iot.eu/), which aims to develop the essential software and hardware in order to build modular gateway solutions for managing the devices and data in IoT solutions. Christian will give you an overview from a startup perspective how to be part of a European H2020 consortium. EIT Digital EIT Digital is one of the main driver of innovation in Europe. EIT is supporting Startups via its competition "Idea Challenge" but also via its Accelerator Klimate-KIC. We will let you know how to get in the Accelerator and give you tipps what you will get out of it! Workshop with Louis Papaemmanuel Louis Papaemmanuel will run a workshop free of charge about how to apply for the SME-Instrument. Louis, an expert regarding EU proposals, has been working at the interface of technology, innovation and funding for over seven years. He has been involved in the writing of several successful applications. Share your Story... All those who have already applied for EU-funding can share their stories with others. If you are looking for consortium members, feel free to pitch. Our Host: WeWork WeWork (https://www.wework.com/de-DE/locations/berlin/sony-center) is the new beautiful work space in the very center of Berlin. Based in the Sony Center it offers full-service-memberships for its community. Freelancers, Startups, consultants, companies - they all work and meet at WeWork. You will not only enjoy our informative event but also a panorama view over Tiergarten. powered by: This Meetup is organised by EU Startup Services (https://www.wework.com/de-DE/locations/berlin/sony-center) - a highly specialised company in supporting Startups to access EU-grants. EU Startup Services is powered by the European Young Innovators Forum (http://younginnovator.eu) - Europe's leading non-profit organisation for young innovators. Pictures will be taken and used for Social Media, Newsletters and Blog Posts. Our Supporter & Partner: The Hundert (http://www.the-hundert.com/) - Berlin's leading Startup Magazin! Berlin Valley (http://berlinvalley.com/) - German Startup Magazin with indepth information & analysis. EU-Startups (http://eu-startups.com) - news and conferences about the EU-Startup-Scene. EIT-Digital (http://www.eitdigital.eu/) - Europe's innovation driver.
- Go Green & Think Smart: Public Funding for Startups & SMEs
How can you access Grants & Funding offered by Germany and the European Union for your Startup or SME? Pease notice: This is not a typical Meetup, but a ful-day-workshop. It is not sufficient to register in this Meetup-group, you also need to get your Ticket on this eventbrite page (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/go-green-think-smart-public-funding-for-startups-smes-green-tech-smart-cities-tickets-24252250133) (just 20€, two free tickets for this group via 100MEETUP - limited places!). Innovative business models of Startups & SMEs enable citizens, companies and governments to save resources and to organise the way we live, work an move from A to B smart and efficiently. To accelerate this development Germany and the European Union offer various Grants & Funding for Startups and SMEs in the field of Green Tech and Smart Cities. During this workshop we will focus on the two German Instruments "Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand" (ZIM) and "KMU-innovativ" as well as on the EU's SME-Instrument within Horizon 2020. You can get a Grant up to €2.5Mio. Sven Krueger, CEO of VKPartner, and EYIF-President Kumardev Chatterjee, appointed independent Expert of the European Commission and Innovation Luminary, will guide you through three funding schemes. Use the chance to understand how to access public funding and get live feedback from our experts. So far, EU Startup Services has been organising more than 20 workshops across Europe, reaching and coaching over 1.000 Startups and SMEs in cities from London, Paris and Berlin to Barcelona at the 4YFN Conference, running as part of the Mobile World Congress.VKPartner is a leading consulting company in the field of Smart Cities, Energy and Green Tech, supporting SMEs and Startups since 2005. It is also organising the GreenTec Awards, Europe's largest competition for environmental technologies. Is this workshop for you? Are you an entrepreneur who has established your own startup/SME? Is your startup/SME based on an innovative IT concept, product or service harnessing the potential to disrupt existing markets? Are you working in the field of renewable energies, energy efficiency, storage of energy, manufacturing, mobility, infrastructure, smart cities, recycling & ressources or food? Are you looking for funding between the value of €50 000 and €2,5 M in 2016? If so, then this workshop is for you. This workshop is aimed at developing your understanding of the important stages that you must go through when considering applying for ZIM, KMU-innovativ or the SME-Instrument. We will elaborate on how the grants function and provide expertise on who should apply, when and which are the steps. The workshop will enable you to rate your idea and proposals and improve them before submitting: Choose the instrument which best fits your stage and your current needs. Program: 10h15 to 13h15: Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand (ZIM) & KMU-Innovativ VKPartner's CEO Sven Krueger, engineer and former senior consultant at VDI/VDE Innovation, will present these two relevant German funding schemes. Understand: • Which programme suits you most? • What is the focus of the programme? • What does a proposal consist of? • What you need to remember when filling out the application. DOs and DONTs. 13h15 to 14h00: Networking Break with Sandwiches & Drinks 14h00 to 17:00: The SME-Instrument Phase 1 & Phase 2. Develop your understanding of the SME Instrument. Who and what is it for? Is it relevant for you? What is TRL? How do you apply? Kumardev Chatterjee is in charge of this part. Topics will include: • Overview of EU-Funding, tailored to your needs; • Details of the HORIZON 2020 instrument consisting of grants between €50 000 and €2,5 M; • Explanation of the distinction between Phase 1 and Phase 2 grants including identifying which is relevant for your startup; • Advice of how to apply for the SME-Instrument in a way which gives you the highest chance of success. Our Speakers Sven Krueger, founder and CEO of the consulting company VKP engineering GmbH (VKPartner), has been working in the field of public technology funding (Germany and EU) for over 15 years. The postgraduate mechanical engineer worked as senior consultant on automobiles at VDI/VDE Innovation and Technology for several years. With the GreenTec Awards, Mr. Krueger established the largest environmental and economy prize in Europe that puts environmental technologies and commitment in the spotlight. Being a co-founder of the startup Green Window, he knows the needs and challenges of today's startups. Kumardev Chatterjee, Founder and President of the European Young Innovators Forum (EYIF), has been involved in the design and setting up of the Horizon 2020 SME-Instrument for three years. As a European Commission appointed independent expert he has evaluated proposals for the European Commission for a 86 million Euro grant portfolio. Mr. Chatterjee has a long history of involvement in EU policy, grants, proposals, and projects and as such is seen as leading expert in the field. He will provice first-hand information and tips during the sessions. Kumardev Chatterjee is frequently a Keynote Speaker on top European Startup events. Our Host: Microsoft VenturesBased in a central-top-spot of Berlin Microsoft Venture's Accelerator supports startups through a mentor-driven 4 month programm. So far 31 Startups have graduated. Out of these 80% have received funding - in average $2.1Mio. Demo Night of the current Batch #5 will be the 29th of June. Appliction for batch #6 open in June. Our workshop will take place in the roof-top-conference-room.Microsoft Ventures This workshop is officially organised by EU Startup Services, supported by VKPartner. To RVSP in this group is not sufficient. Limited tickets are available via eventbrite (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/go-green-think-smart-public-funding-for-startups-smes-green-tech-smart-cities-tickets-24252250133).
- Scale Up Europe: IPR, Data Protection and Funding on EU-Level
EU & Startups - two seperate worlds? Not at all: The EU provides funding for innovation, it regulates data protection and offers a framework for patents to protect your intellectual property. During this meetup you will have the chance to talk to and get feedback from experts who will explain how to use opportunities offered on a European level to scale up fast and to grow beyond national borders. IMPORTANT: It is not sufficient to RSVP in this Meetup-Group. You will also need to get a ticket on this Eventbrite-Page (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scale-up-europe-ipr-data-protection-and-funding-on-eu-level-tickets-19359006309) (0-23,8€)! We will have three guests from Brussels on stage and time for drinks and discussions afterwards. Use the chance to pitch and get live feedback from our experts. Drinks will be sponsored by Telekom's hubraum! Three speakers with top-knowledge regarding their field of expertise will give you insights of how the EU affects our Startup ecosystem and how EU-regulations and funding schemes are relevant for your startup if you want to scale up fast. Agenda: 4pm: Johann Stan: How to get a patent on EU-Level • How specific Startups have to be to claim a non obvious feature? • What is the right balance for drafting good and clear claims which easily go through the patent office? • Use the chance to pitch your project and get live-feedback from a top EU-Patent-Expert: How to draft a claim for your Startup: Tipps & Tricks. 4.45pm: Olivier Proust: Data Privacy in a World of Innovation • A new data protection regulation will be adopted in Europe in 2016 introducing stricter obligations for controllers and processors. • What are the main changes and what do you need to consider as a Startup? • What is a European Data protection officer? • What do we mean when we talk about data controller? • What are the risks and sanctions. How does the EU enforce its Data Protection? • Use the chance to pitch your project and get live-feedback from a top EU-Data-Protection-expert: Tipps & Tricks. 5.30 pm Networking Break 5.45: Kumardev Chatterjee: How to access up to 2,5 Mio. Euro EU-Funding • Are you eligible for the SME-Instrument which offers up to 2,5 Mio. Euro for innovative Startups and SMEs? • How do proposals for Phase 1 and Phase 2 look like? • What does a typicall EU-evaluator look for? • Use the chance to pitch your project and get live-feedback from a top EU-Funding-Expert: How to draft a claim for your Startup: Tipps & Tricks. 6.45 Open Discussion, Networking, free Beers & Drinks Our Speakers: Three top-Experts from Brussels • Johann Stan, Patent Examiner at European Patent Office Protect your intellectual property - How to get a patent on EU level! Johann is author of patents, publications and prototypes in various scientific fields, such as information extraction and privacy preservation. He is interested in developing technology that improves people’s lives. Johann is an expert in natural language processing technologies, machine learning and knowledge management. • Oliver Proust, Of Counsel Fieldfisher Across Borders - How to comply with Data Protection Laws! Oliver is a European-qualified lawyer specialized in privacy, data protection and data security. He assists companies of all sizes and across sectors to comply with European data protection laws. He has successfully assisted international organizations on a whole range of privacy and data compliance issues, such as conducting privacy impact assessments, adopting a sustainable data management strategy, implementing appropriate measures for transferring personal data globally (e.g., intra-group data transfer agreements, binding corporate rules, model clauses, Safe Harbor) and implementing global privacy policies. • Kumardev Chatterjee, president of the European Young Innovators Forum EU-Funding for Startups - Get a grant! Kumardev Chatterjee, Founder and President of the European Young Innovators Forum, has supported the Commission designing the SME-Instrument as an independent expert for three years. Kumardev is a highly regarded youth innovation leader, top-tier ICT industry professional and European Commission appointed expert, awarded as an "Innovation Luminary – Young Innovation Champion". The Evening will be officially organised by EU Startup Services and supported by the Telekom's hub:raum. Make sure to get a ticket on this Eventbrite Page (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scale-up-europe-ipr-data-protection-and-funding-on-eu-level-tickets-19359006309). EU Startup Services is a consulting company supporting startups to access EU Funing opportunitiy. The company is part of the European Youn Innovators Forum (EYIF) - Europe's main network for Young Innovators. supported by: &
- Workshop about the SME-Instrument (up to €2,5 Mio. EU Funding)
How can you access the €3 billion of EU grant funds available for innovative startups and SMEs via the SME Instrument? In our previous Meetups we have already discussed this Instrument - this workshop is for you if you want to apply either for Phase 1 or Phase 2. • Phase 1 offers a grant of €50.000 to bring your innovations to market • Phase 2 offers a grant of €[masked] an €2,5 Mio. to grow your concept and scale. Beneficiaries of the SME Instrument do not need to pay the money back, they don't lose equity of control of their company. During this workshop you will learn how to apply and how a successful proposal looks like. Kumardev Chatterjee will equip you with all the information, tools and hands-on training to write a proposals – taking a case study of a typical entrepreneur and their StartUp/SME, a detailed step-by-step live demonstration of how to write a proposal with high chances of succeeding. The workshop will also enable you to rate your idea and proposals and improve them before submitting. You can pre-evaluate your project BEFORE THE WORKSHOP thanks to this ELIGIBILITY CHECK (http://www.eustartupservices.eu/free-eligibility-check-2/). Program: LEARN 9h30 to 12h30 write a winning proposal: principles and opportunities • Overview of EU Funding, explained in StartUp's language • The dedicated SME Instrument - Specific EU funding for entrepreneurs, StartUps and SMEs (individual grants between €50.000 to €2,5 million) • SME Instument Phase 1 and Phase 2 – how do they work and which one applies to you and your Startup/SME. How to apply to for the SME Instrument – the whole process from proposal to grant DO 13h30 to 16h30: write a proposal - concrete examples • The FULL SME Instrument Official Templates explained, step-by-step, all sections and points. • What does a European commission appointed proposal evaluator typically look for? • What you need to remember when filling out the application? DOs and DONTs • Writing a proposal, live demo, a detailed step-by-step demonstration of how to write a proposal with high chances of winning About Kumardev Chatterjee The workshop will be led by Kumardev Chatterjee, Founder and President of the European Young Innovators Forum, who has been involved in the design and setting up of the Horizon 2020 SME instrument over three years. He has evaluated proposals for the European Commission for a €20 Million grant portfolio in 2013 as a European commission appointed independent expert. Kumardev has extensive competences as an experienced ICT expert, industry professional and innovator and entrepreneur himself. He has a long history of involvement in EU policy, grants, proposals, and projects and as such is seen as leading expert in the field. He will provide first-hand information and tips during the sessions. EU StartUp Services coordinates and runs this workshops as the service arm of the European Young Innovators Forum (EYIF). I manage EU Startup Services in Germany and Austria. If you book via this Meetup Group you will get 20% discount compared to the official price.
- Idea Challenge - a pan-European Startup Contest for Tech-Unicorns
Hi, this Meetup will focus on Idea Challenge - a pan-European startup contest, launched in 2014 in order to support innovation and entrepreneurship in Europe. Last year in total 790 European startups applied in 8 categories. 24 winning teams were awarded 640,000 Euro. Teams receiving this money do not loose any equity. From May 6th till July 6th, EIT ICT Labs is again looking for the brightest entrepreneurs in Europe. Maren Lesche from the organizers team, will present Idea Challenge and answer all your questions. If you already want to find out if you should participate at Idea Challenge, please have a look: http://ideachallenge.eitictlabs.eu (http://ideachallenge.eitictlabs.eu/) More information about Maren you will find on on LinkedIn: https://de.linkedin.com/in/marenlesche Stephan Kühr, CEO of 3YourMind (http://3yd.de/), has been awarded 15k in the Idea Challenge. This fast growing startup has developed a CAD Plugin to Simplify 3D Printing Orders. www.3D-button.com. Stephan will also share share his experiences with Idea Challenge and will provide tipps of how to win the contest. For those who have missed our first Meetup: At the end I will also replay Kumardev Chatterjee's Video explaining the SME-Instrument and give a brief update about this European Funding Instrument (a Funding of up to 2,5 Mio. Euro). If you already know that you want to apply for the SME-Instrument, this workshop might be interesting for you: http://bit.ly/1bCweel
- Let's discuss European Funding for Entrepreneurs
This is the first Meetup of Euorpean Innovators. After I will introduce the SME-Instrument in Horizon 2020 Laura from EuropeanPioneers will explain how their FIWARE Accelerator-Program works. Highly-innovative projects funded by the SME-instrument will receive 50k (Phase 1) or 500k-2,5 Mio. € (Phase 2). You don't lose equity and you don't have to pay the money back! Startups selected for the Accelerator EuropeanPioneers will receive a funding of 50k up to 250k € per project - plus coaching, network and technology support. Kumardev Chatterjee, Founder and President of the European Young Innovators Forum, will give you tipps via a video about Horizon 2020. Kumardev has been involved in the design and setting up of the Horizon 2020 SME instrument over the last three years and has as a European commission appointed independent expert evaluated proposals for the European Commission for a €20 Million grant portfolio in 2013. After this, Joel Dullroy co-founder of GroupEstate, a Berlin-based startup that successfully applied for a Horizon 2020 Phase 1 grant, will tell you how they wrote their proposal. GroupEstate is an online platform for shared property, helping groups of friends, family and others join together to buy or build real estate. The website allows individuals to start a project, find collaborators, and organize their joint property purchase. By helping groups to buy or build a home, GroupEstate will enable the concept of community-organized home ownership to grow. Joel wrote GroupEstate's Horizon 2020 application, and can give tips on how to succeed. Probably, we will also have one startup which has joined EuropeanPioneers explaining how it managed to get into the accelerator and how the work in the accelerator looks like so far. Join us if you want to gain insights into those opportunities, or if you want to share your own experiences!