Startup Europe Week is the largest multi-event of its kind for startups in Europe and the third edition will be held 5 – 9 March 2018. Business and Investment Development Agency CzechInvest is an official co-organiser and will hold Startup Europe Week Prague Conference to showcase the support and resources available for entrepreneurs in Prague.
Startup Europe Week aims to showcase the support available to entrepreneurs on a city and regional level. Why is this necessary? Regional diversity and local policy making still play a big role in shaping European startups, from helping entrepreneurs to incorporate a company, to providing grants or taxes breaks. For this reason, taking a local perspective is crucial to supporting entrepreneurs in Europe. It’s also why the initiative is promoted and given visibility by the European Commission’s Startup Europe.
In 2017, #SEW17 saw 280+ co-organisers organize hundreds of events in 40+ countries. The week of events reached 100000 entrepreneurs across Europe, and as a grassroots movement achieved 18 million+ impressions on social media.
In 2018, #SEW18 will be held between 5-9 March, with +300 events planned. SEW now has 50+ countries involved and is expanding beyond Europe to include Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. In the spirit of regional connection, #SEW18 will be launched with a joint event between two local ecosystems: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain and Brasov, Romania.
This year, Business and Investment Development Agency CzechInvest is an official co-organiser and will hold Startup Europe Week Prague to showcase the support and resources available for entrepreneurs in Prague. The conference is open to anyone who works with startups or who is thinking about starting their own business. The event will be held on 5th of March and will have the participation of David Uhlíř from South Moravian Innovation Center, Zdeněk Tomíček from AMSP, Rainer Pirker from IBM Austria, Jan Zeman from Office of the city of Prague or Tomáš Siviček from Innovation Centre of Usti Region.