Euregio Startup Festival at NOI Techpark on 12 October

The Business Incubator at NOI Techpark is inviting startuppers and aspiring startup founders to attend the Euregio Startup Festival taking place on 12 October 2018 from 4:30 pm. Besides an innovative exhibition in the Business Incubator, visitors will have the chance to broaden their knowledge by attending fascinating short talks. The festival’s keynote speakers are Swiss entrepreneur and former CEO of the Comet Group Charles Flükiger and former CEO of Google Germany Christian Baudis.

In addition to presentations by the two star speakers, Swiss entrepreneur Charles Flükiger and former CEO of Google Germany Christian Baudis, startuppers from Tyrol, South Tyrol and Trentino will talk about their products, services and career paths to date during the first part of the event. For example, Bolzano-based diver Maicol Verzotto will describe his life as an entrepreneur and top athlete and explain his idea for functional chewing gum.

Interesting short presentations by other startup founders will discuss topics such as rapid prototyping, virtual reality and business intelligence methodology.

Visitors can also put their questions to the startups at the exhibition that will be held as part of the festival at NOI Techpark. What’s more, attendees will be able to take a closer look at various products and services in the office cubes occupied by startups at the technology park.

“We are delighted that this year’s Euregio Startup Festival is taking place in South Tyrol – and more specifically at NOI Techpark,” says Petra Gratl, Manager of the Business Incubator at Bolzano’s technology park. Last year, startup founders belonging to the Euregio network met in Innsbruck. “This time around, Bolzano is hosting the Euregio Startup Festival and we welcome the opportunity to present our unique NOI Techpark with its Business Incubator to the Euregio startup community.”

The Euregio Startup Festival is taking place at NOI Techpark on 12 October from 4:30 pm. In addition to sharing knowledge and experience, there will be plenty of time for participants to get to know each other in person in a relaxed atmosphere.

The Euregio Startup Festival is being supported by EU funds from the European Regional Development Fund and Interreg V-A Italy-Austria 2014-2020.

The event coincides with the 20th anniversary of the NOI Techpark’s Business Incubator. Founded as the Business Innovation Center (BIC) in 1998, it has enjoyed continuous growth and later became known as the TIS innovation park until 2015. Today, the Business Incubator plays a central role at NOI Techpark and helps innovative startup founders as they take their first steps to becoming independent entrepreneurs. Over the past 20 years, the Business Incubator has supported around 150 startups during their initial years in business.

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Euregio Startup Festival at NOI Techpark on 12 October