Startup Weekend FIWARE
Startup Weekend FIWARE – Milan 3-5October 2014 Join the Future Internet Evolution
FIWARE is organizing a series of Startup Weekends around Europe to promote FIWARE Open Source technologies and to launch the 80 Million euro FIWARE Accelerator Programme fiware.org 5th September 2014. More than one thousand enterprises and app developers using the FIWARE technologies will benefit from the economic support awarded by the European Commission.
The FIWARE Program starts its third phase with a budget of more than 100 million euros (80 million of which will be destined to SMEs and entrepreneurs); to support this launch, FIWARE is organizing a series of Startup Weekend around Europe.
Startup Weekend is a non-profit, community-building event that brings together entrepreneurs of different backgrounds, including software developers, marketers, designers, and other enthusiasts. They gather to pitch ideas, form teams and start companies in just 54 hours. The participants that attend have 60 seconds to make a pitch (optional), the pitches are whittled down to the top ideas, and then teams form around the ideas to come out with several developed companies or projects. Finally, the weekend culminates with demonstrations in front of an audience of judges and potential investors.
The Startup Weekend FIWARE Special Edition – Milano targets the development of startups idea around the FIWARE platform. The event foresees the participation of industrial partners beyond FIWARE, such as Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SpA, Telecom Italia and Telefonica; talks by FIWARE early adopters, such as the Germany-based startup FoodLoop; and other experts. A number of experts from the Italian-based FIWARE Accelerator will take part to the event providing not only support to the creation of startups during the 54 hours event, but informing the participants about the term and conditions of the FIWARE Accelerator Programme.
Participants, who can register at http://milan.up.co, will not only have the chance to build a startup in 54 hours, they will also get to know first-hand the latest projects and developments of the Internet of the Future, together with the main agents of this transition lead by FIWARE. “If you are a startup or small business with a bright idea for a new app or service, FIWARE is a great way to make your digital dream come true”, says Neelie Kroes, leader of the European Digital Agenda.
Before the Startup Weekend, on 2nd and 3rd October, we organized a free FIWARE Bootcamp, to learn about FIWARE and get ready for the Startup Weekend!
This edition of the Startup Weekend FIWARE Special Edition – Milan is organized by CREATE-NET, Trento Rise and Trentino Sviluppo.