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Vienna - November 22nd, 2018

Pitch 4 SMEs
For the 2018 Austrian Presidency of the European Union, the Austrian government is organising on the 21st and 22nd of November the Innovative Enterprise in Vienna.

It will focus on access to Finance for Research, Innovation and SMEs 2018, including :
- InnovFin financial instruments and ways to boost growth, jobs and competitiveness through innovation
- Interactions between EU financial instruments and activities at national and local levels
- Prospects on the European Innovation Council and the novel Pan-European fund-of-funds, Venture EU
- Pitching opportunities for start-ups and scale-ups
It is a major gathering of the innovation financing players (through equity, loans, …)

Get a chance to pitch at Korea-France Startup Summit 2018 !
October 15th will be THE day for Korea-France economic development !

Korea - France Start-up Summit 2018
Korean Institute for Startups and Entrepreneurship Development (KISED) with Creative Valley, a Paris incubator, will held a startup pitch contest for both French and Korean startups.

French startups, if you are interested in Korean market, this is the time to get to know relevant people and institutions to support your developement:

- Get a chance to pitch in front of Korean investors, corporates and institutions,
- Get a chance to participate in a 3-weeks program in Seoul in November

Recruitment process:
Call for application open until 09/09/2018 via this link: 

Evaluation by Korean experts
- 6 startups will be selected to pitch
- Top 3 will get the chance to participate in Market Entry program in Seoul

Innoway is pleased to inform you that the 2018 China Innovation Week will take place from October 9th until October 15th!

2018 China National Innovation Week - Call for startups!
This year, the Global Incubator of Innoway is recruiting 15 outstanding international startups to attend the Land in China Startup Camp in Beijing!

The application is open until SEPTEMBER 9th on this link: 

Organizations who recommend startups will be mentioned as supporting partners of 2018 China Innovation Week, and will benefit from brand exposure on promotional material. Please send your organization logo to

What is the Land in China Startup Camp?

Land in China Startup Camp is a short-term acceleration program from 9th October until 15th October, for 15 outstanding international startups that have potential to land in China. It is also a major event of the 2018 China Innovation Week, which is a national level festival of China innovation & startup ecosystem. Land in China Startup Camp helps top global startups understand the Chinese market through training seminars, and find right business partners and investors, through matchmaking sessions. The aim of the camp is to provide startups with a platform to enter China’s huge market, leveraging on Innoway’s Land in China incubation services and valuable networks to springboard their market entry.

Why should startups participate?
  • Accommodation and flight expenses covered for one founder of each selected startup;
  • Startup Showcase & Matchmaking: Innoway will reach out to key players active in sectors the 15 startups belong to, and one-on-one meetings will be organized to explore cooperation synergies;
  • Training sessions: key experts will introduce legal aspects related to run a business in China, as well as IP protection, Chinese startup & innovation ecosystem, business etiquette;
  • Networking moments with key players in China's startup ecosystem throughout the whole week;
  • Media exposure: as part of the 2018 China National Innovation Week, thousands of people and many media agencies are expected to participate;
  • Corporate demo days: as side event, Innoway is organizing demo days for big corporates looking for new technologies. 4 big names have confirmed. Basing on their business scope, international startups are more than welcomed to participate and introduce their technologies to Chinese corporations.
  • Networking Party (co-organized with Startup Grind): the international and Chinese startup community will have the chance to mingle and explore synergies and enjoy some informal fun!
Full schedule can be found on this link:
How to participate?

Innoway is asking its most strategic partners to recommend promising startups (no number limitation!). Each startup should directly apply to our online application form. Startups will have the chance to include the name of your organization in the relevant space of the application form to be prioritized.

Startups selection criteria:
  • Team of at least 5 people
  • High-tech innovative startups with high interest in entering the Chinese market
  • Solid business plan
  • Fundraised at least  Seed / Angel round
  • Evidence of market potential
Important dates
  • September 9th: Startup recommendation deadline
  • September 10th: Release of selection results
  • October 8th: Arrival in Beijing
  • October 9th-15th: Acceleration Camp & Startup Showcase

What is the China Innovation Week?

The National Mass Entrepreneurship & Innovation Week (known as China Innovation Week) represents China‘s push towards more creative technologies across several sectors, each year following trends and demands of the innovation industries. It serves as a platform to promote international entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as to boost technology exchange between China and the world. The event brings together top startups from different countries, investment organizations, government representatives, media networks and international partners to Innoway, China’s epicenter of innovation. During this year edition there will be numerous events involving foreign and Chinese startups and key-players. The 15 startups attending the Camp will have the access to all the events that Innoway is organizing along its street.
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