FRANCOISE BIRNHOLZ AND TOM HORSEY JOIN THE JURY BOARD

A week before the event all 5 pre-selected pitching startups are getting ready to present their company in front of an exclusive panel of European private investors. Following the announcement of the first 3 jury members we are delighted that Francois Birnholz and Tom Horsey also join the panel of jurors.

FIRST JURY MEMBERS ARE CONFIRMED

Less than 2 weeks and this year’s ‘Invest and Connect’ exclusive startup award series kicks off online with the French national qualifier. The pre-selection and assessment of participating startups ended. Now meet the first 3 jury members for the kick-off French national qualifier.

ESAC ENTERS INTO COLLABORATION WITH THE EUROPEAN STARTUP PRIZE FOR MOBILITY INITIATIVE

The European Super Angels Club and the European Startup Prize, the biggest EU Acceleration programme supported by supported by the European Parliament and the European Commission, join forces to help sustainable mobility companies recover from the COVID-19 economic crisis.

ESAC WELCOMES NEW PARTNERS ON BOARD IN FRANCE

We are proud to announce the latest partners to the ‘Invest and Connect’ kick-off event in France: Nov@log and NEOMA Mobility Accelerator join us to hold up against the crisis. It is now, more than ever, important to highlight European tech and promote their cases in front of investors.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: FRANCE KEEPS MOBILE

With less than a month to go until the kick-off event in France of this year’s 'Invest an Connect' exclusive startup award series, we talked to the french representative of ESAC, Jean Du Boisdulier, about the current investment sentiment, some key trends and industry insights related to smart mobility.

ANGELS, SYNDICATES AND VENTURE CAPITAL

Over the last years we have kept a close eye on success and failure factors for angel- and venture investments. We thoughts it's to share our view on whether angels or venture capital funds would perform better in early-stage deals.

TO INVEST OR NOT TO INVEST?

How will the VC landscape develop over the coming months and years? Startups have to deal with increased difficulty in fundraising, valuations drop and “cherry picking” became a strategy. It´s not all bad news, though. Times of great challenge are also times of great opportunity.

CONFIRMED: NEW DATES FOR BARCELONA AND EDINBURGH

Following the recent announcement due to Covid-19 outbreak about the changes to the calendar of this year’s ‘Invest and Connect’ exclusive event series, we are pleased to confirm the two new dates in Autumn.

UPDATE! Covid-19: New Dates for UK and Spain. Virtual Events as Alternative

Due to the recent developments in the global Coronavirus outbreak we have decided - together with our partners in the respective countries -, to RESCHEDULE the first two events of our exclusive startup awards series to Autumn. 

It's Time For Europe To Accelerate In Smart Mobility

According to a 2018 Revision of the World Urbanization Prospects by UN´s Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 55% of the world population resides in urban areas today – a number which is expected to rise to 68% by 2050.

‘Invest and Connect‘ is gearing up with Smart Mobility

The ‚Invest and Connect‘ event series is returning in 2020 and kicks off in Edinburgh end of April. The 7th edition of the exclusive startup award series will take place in eight European innovation hubs and a satellite event in New York City and will last throughout the whole year.
Jakob Gsöllpointner

Runnin'City wins the European SportsTech Award

Europe's best SportsTech startup is Runnin'City. The company prevailed against five other finalists and won the European SportsTech Award.