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April, 2013

New Job Offer: Foundum is seeking Entrepreneurial Partner & Managing Director

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Are you passionate about entrepreneurship? Your main motivation is not monetary but to build a sustainable business that has great impact and purpose?

We are looking for an entrepreneurial partner acting as Managing Director of Foundum who shares our vision of creating the global entrepreneurship ecosystem.

ABOUT US

Our mission is to support innovative high-growth entrepreneurs and their startups from seed to exit, enabling them through structured resources, services and connections with all relevant stakeholders who can drive their growth, accelerate their learning curve, and foster success at each stage of their startup life-cycle.

Foundum has started out of Spain in 2012 and has received more than 2.000 membership applications in its first year of existence. Right now the platform has around 1.000 verified members and 600 investors and service providers registered. The first ecosystems in Spain, Germany and Italy have gone live and around 15 local ecosystems in 5 countries are planned throughout Europe for 2013. Our objective for 2020 is to enable 100.000 entrepreneurs and connect them to 10.000 entrepreneurial stakeholders establishing active ecosystems in 300 cities and 100 countries around the world.

The Foundum team is an experienced, fun and passionate team of 8 entrepreneurial minded people who work from Barcelona/Spain, Munich/Germany and Ostrava/Czech Republic.

For the Full Job Description please click here.

Italy Ecosystem is live – Calling in Italy’s finest tech startups

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

As announced a few weeks back Foundum has joint forces with Startupbusiness Italy. We were calling in the first Italian entrepreneurs and movers and shakers and this week we opened our third national ecosystem: Italy

Together with Startupbusiness Founder and entrepreneurial expert Emil Abirascid we’ll be supporting the entrepreneurial Italian community to connect and to find relevant resources to assure rapid growth for their startups.

Right now Milan, Rome & Torino are the biggest startup hotspots in Italy, but there are many other small cities with great potential. You can now explore the latest happenings in your own ecosystem Startup Italy and soon we’ll open local ecosystems in the most vibrant hubs for you. Just join and grow with us.

Founders Kite Club – The New “Golf for Entrepreneurs”

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Do you like kitesurfing? Are you passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship? There is a unique event coming up that you would love:

The fantastic Kick Off Event of our partner Founders Kite Club in El Gouna, Egypt.

This exclusive Club was initiated by a bunch of entrepreneurs and founded by Sebastian Heitmann (CEO BEST Kiteboarding) and Christoph Jost (German Internet-Entrepreneur) in February 2013, with strong support of Florian Behn, CEO at 1000jobboersen.de and Florian Wilken, Co-founder at Populis GmbH. Founder’s Kite Club members are entrepreneurs, innovators and athletes connected through their true passion for kiteboarding. They are well aware of the bonding power of their sport and want to use that to push each other in life and work.

The event will take place between 23rd – 26th May in El Gouna, Egypt. This is a fascinating location in Egypt made for lovers of Kitesurfing. Their events are exclusively addressing entrepreneurs, true innovators & investors. The events are therefore invite only – an application is necessary:

http://www.founderskiteclub.com/application.php

Or

www.facebook.com/founderskiteclub

In case they accept your application you will receive an email with all the details for the booking process & and further details to the event.

Please feel free to contact them via Email: info@founderskiteclub.com.

The ticket price for their El Gouna event 2013 is EUR 500 (hotel, flights, kiteboarding lessons or rental of the gear is not included).

Get free Business Cards from moo.com

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Do you know the famous MOO Mini Cards? Many “geeky” entrepreneurs love passing them out to their business contacts. We’re very happy to present to you our latest Special Offers Partner: moo.com

Foundum Members receive 100 mini cards or 50 business cards for free and a 15% discount on all other MOO products.

You can access the Offers here:

1. 50 free business cards
2. 100 mini cards for free
3. 15% discount on all other products

MOO is an award-winning online print business that is passionate about great design and the difference it can make to their customers and the world. Founded in 2004, MOO aims to disrupt the $100 billion global print industry by combining the values of professional design with the accessibility and reach of the web: making great design available to all.

We hope these fantastic prints serve you and we hope to meet you soon with some new stylish business cards ;-)

 

Berlin Ecosystem Opening – Germany’s most vibrant startup hub

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

We’re very proud to announce the opening of our second local ecosystem in Germany: Berlin, Germany’s Startup Hotspot! Right now there’s a huge “Hype” going on around Berlin’s startup scene. Everybody wants to be part of this energetic community. It has massive potential and dozens of new startups are created every month. We want to support Berlin, not only fostering its own ecosystem, but providing a connection to all the different other ecosystems out there.

Germany’s most vibrant startup hub is now open for all entrepreneurial players in Berlin to join. Berlin’s startup scene is often described as Europe’s pendant to Silicon Valley. We’re glad to be able to support and we want to help those startups to become the “Next Big Thing”.

This is also a big opportunity for entrepreneurs around the world, who’d like to relocate to Berlin. The city provides the ideal conditions & resources to “start up”. You won’t find another spot in Germany hosting as many entrepreneurial events & Accelerators/Incubators are constantly looking for promising startups. It’s simply a great location for entrepreneurs & startups.

Please feel free to invite your entrepreneurial contacts in the Berlin area. We’re also currently looking for a Foundum Ambassador in Berlin who is passionate about fostering his/her ecosystem. If you’re interested please email us to info@foundum.com to learn more.

 

New Hamburg Ecosystem & Champions Dinner

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

The Hamburg Ecosystem is live and we’re happy to support their entrepreneurial community near the river Elbe. Some great startups like Blau, Xing, MyTaxi have been created there and we want to help create similar success stories.

The Kick-off dinner last week at the Business Club Hamburg was a great success and we’d like to thank all new members and champions thriving the Hamburg Ecosystem:

Jan Andresen, founder of veeseo.com

Thomas Promny, founder of Velvet Ventures

Dirk Freise, founder of BLAU Mobilfunk

Christian Mees, founder of Dockyard Ventures

Arne Flick, founder of BigPictureMags

Kjell Fischer, founder at apprupt

Soenke Martens, founder of loftville

Tim Jaudzims, founder of Verve Connect

Martin Ostermayer, founder of Shortcut Ventures

Mark Miller, founder of CatCap GmbH

Volker Martens, founder of Factor3

Stephan Uhrenbacher, founder of Qype

Michael Luetzenkirchen, founder of whatever mobile

Foundum Hamburg will have its official launch event beginning of June. Feel free to request your invitation and invite your entrepreneurial contacts to join the Hamburg Ecosystem. We’re looking forward to an accelerating & growing ecosystem Hamburg.

Top Events in April

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Happy belated Easter to you all! We hope you spent some relaxing days with your families far from the busy & daily work routine! To save you some time researching, we’d like to present to you some of the most relevant events in April for Entrepreneurs.

Here’s a list of great events for you!

Global Events:

1. GrowCo Conference

Inc. brings you GROWCO: Grow Your Company Conference, a three-day event of 600-plus entrepreneurs and business leaders who want to achieve sizable growth within their organization.
(10/04/13 – 12/04/13, New Orleans)

2. DEMO Mobile

DEMO Mobile will showcase a carefully cultivated selection of the most innovative mobile products across a variety of categories and industries, including apps, devices, social, local, games, enterprise, health, and commerce.
(17/04/13, San Francisco)

3. Login Conference

LOGIN comes back with its 7th edition “The Game Changers” where they will discuss game changing ideas, concepts, products and services. It’s the biggest tech community gathering in the Baltic states and it attracts more than 70 speakers and 3000 visitors annually.
(18/04/13 – 19/04/13, Vilnius)

4. Internet World

Internet World is Europe’s largest event for digital business and has been running since 1992. The 2012 event took place with huge success, and the event will return in 2013 to deliver the latest trends to professionals looking to develop their digital strategy.
(23/04/13 – 25/04/13, London)

5. Innoventure Europe

Innoventure Europe is a Pan-European, fund raising and networking Forum in Paris for investors and innovative startups. Every 6 months over a two-year program, close to 200 investors and startups meet to share, network and explore investment opportunities within a specific innovation sector.       (25/04/2013, Paris)  

6. The Next Web Europe

At The Next Web Europe Conference you can learn about the future of the web from 40+ speakers, discover the hottest startups and investors, connect with the brightest in the industry and get an unforgettable experience worth 10 times your investment.
(25/04/13 – 26/04/13, Amsterdam)

7. TechCrunch Disrupt

TechCrunch Disrupt is one of the most anticipated technology conferences of the year. This April 27th – April 28th we will host the Hackathon and April 29th – May 1st, TechCrunch will be bringing Disrupt back to New York to reveal an all new slate of outstanding startups, influential speakers, guests, and more to the stage.
(27/04/13 – 01/05/13, New York)

8. Future Insights Live 2013

Future Insights Live 2013 will discuss the future technologies, platforms, and business models YOU should be using and implementing to launch the next big thing.
(29/04/13 – 02/05/13, Las Vegas)

Spain Events:

1. First Tuesday Barcelona with Enrique Dubois

Next Tuesday April the 9th Enrique Dubois, founder of Mola.com (online business holding, startups investor, accelerator and incubator) will be the speaker at this event. A good opportunity to meet him and also to network with all the interesting people who will be attending the event.
(09/04/13, Barcelona)

2. Megathon Windows 8

Megathon Windows 2013 Palma de Mallorca is back. Sponsored by NOKIA, it is going to be an event for different spanish cities at the same time. You’ll learn to know how to create Windows 8 apps and Windows phone apps. Also good for young programmers and a good chance to win awesome prizes!
(12/04/13 – 14/04/13, Palma de Mallorca)

3. Go to Silicon Valley Valencia

GoToSiliconValley is a national competition in where 200 entrepreneurs will try to reach the dream of being for a week in Silicon Valley, the best entrepreneurial ecosystem in the world (all expenses paid).
(13/04/13 – 14/04/13, Valencia)

4. Red Hat Tour 2013

The Red Hat Tour 2013 illustrates how our transformative technologies can simplify your IT, help you focus on innovation, and make your business more flexible and agile while leveraging your existing investments and preserving choice and strategic flexibility.
(16/04/13, Madrid)

5. Innovem 2013

After 4 successful editions, “Joves Empresaris de Balears” organize InnovEm 2013, a meeting point for projects, resources and people around the innovation on the professiona and business sector. An innovative entrepreneurial projects that will help to boost up different sector from different points of view.
(18/04/13 – 19/04/13, Menorca)

6. Tech Entrepreneurs 2013 Kicks off in Madrid!

White Bull and Sponsor Bird&Bird LLP, kick off this year’s Tech Entrepreneur Series in Madrid on April 24. The third annual European tour will showcase innovation in several cities, including Madrid, Amsterdam, Milan, Munich, Helsinki, Copenhagen, London, Oslo, Paris, Stockholm and Berlin – featuring a selection of HOT new local firms, and helping to “connect the dots” between entrepreneurs, investors, and deal makers. (24/04/13, Madrid)

7. EXPO E-Commerce Spain

Expo E-commerce Spain is the biggest congress and exhibition dedicated exclusively to e-commerce. It gathers the major companies and online stores together with the main e-commerce suppliers in one place.
(24/04/13 – 25/04/13, Madrid)

8. Unreasonable at Sea

Unreasonable at Sea will turn Barcelona into the environmental and social entrepreneurship capital. During these three days, we will celebrate the arrival of 11 technology-based startups that have been traveling on a ship around the world for 100 days in search for new opportunities to create impact with their innovative solutions. (25/04/13 – 27/04/13, Barcelona)

Germany Events:

1. Droidcon

droidcon is all about Android, meeting the Android community, learning about the latest develops and giving you a stage to talk about your apps and solutions or just discuss a problem you are facing.
(07/04/13 – 10/04/13, Berlin)

2. Munich Venture Summit

The core focus of the 2013 Munich Venture Summit is to connect innovative start-ups to industry, talent, and capital.This is a great cost-free opportunity for the best startups to display their business plan, expand their network and meet like-minded business people.
(12/04/13, Munich)

3. Future of Crowdfunding

The Conference “Future of Crowdfunding” takes places on April 17th 2013 at the Chamber of Commerce in Berlin. Its aim is to discuss the prospects of financing infrastructure projects and institutional funding in the arts through crowdfunding and crowdinvestment.
(17/04/13, Berlin)

4. Next Berlin

This year, Next Berlin the trend conference for entrepreneurs, business avant-garde, designers and technological wizards in Berlin puts an even greater emphasis on start-ups! Together with its incubator hub:raum, Deutsche Telekom will host a complete track at NEXT Berlin which will give Start-ups and their topics a prominent stage on both days. Foundum Members receive an exclusive discount of 20%. Please reach out to david@foundum.com to get your discount code.
(23/04/13 – 24/03/13, Berlin)

5. The DGT – Deutsche Gamestage

The DGT – Deutsche Gamestage (lit. “German Game Days”) constitute Germany’s leading cross-industry communication and networking platform for games business, -development and -culture.
(23/04/13 – 27/04/13, Berlin)