Join the future of internet evolution at Startup Weekend FIWARE Special Edition

Pubblicato il 23 Set 2014

Startup Weekend Fashion & Tech Milan and Startup Weekend Reggio Emilia, held last weekend, are gone and already the engines for Startup Weekend FIWARE Special Edition are warming! The event will be held in Milan at Talent Garden, from 3 to 5 October . A perfect opportunity for students, developers, startuppers and entrepreneurs to learn more about the program and the platform FIWARE, one of the most interesting points of the Digital Agenda of the European Commission.

Recently, Neelie Kroes responsible for the Digital Agenda Europe, invited to action european startups and young entrepreneurs saying:

“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”.

That is, if you want to be part of the evolution of the Internet in Europe, the tool is the FIWARE technology, the fuel is the FIWARE Accelerator, the occasion is this Startup Weekend special edition fully dedicated to the development of applications for the Internet of the future (IoT, Big Data, cloud systems) with the FIWARE open Apis, the innovative cloud development platform and open innovation.

A few days ago it was officially launched by the European Commission the FIWARE Accelerator, an accelerator program that provides startups EUR 80 million in total. Up to 150,000 euro per idea (a startup can take part with more ideas), without equity, inkind resources to develop applications, coaching, media coverage, networking with venture capitalists and other potential lenders.

FIWARE is now organizing a series of Startup Weekends around Europe to promote FIWARE Open Source technologies and to launch the 80 Million euro FIWARE Accelerator Programme.

Federico Facca, one of the organizers of Startup Weekend, evangelist FIWARE on behalf of CREATE-NET:
“The software and cloud platforms today have a fundamental role in the innovation processes in every field of business. FIWARE is building an ecosystem for innovation at a European level that brings together different stakeholders (Developers, Entrepreneurs, Internet Infrastructure, Public Authorities, venture capitalists and others) with the ambitious goal of bringing European companies in the Internet of the Future ! The Startup Weekend and the FIWARE bootcamp are a tempting opportunity to come in contact with this reality and learn more. CREATE-NET, will also introduce CREATED-FI, an accelerator dedicated to the creative industry.

Paolo Lombardi, Startup Weekend facilitator and managing director at TechPeaks of Trento Rise:
“For the first time, the European Commission is investing in a consistent manner on the creation of an innovation program, it is an historic moment and hope it will continue in the future. Sixteen accelerators in Europe make available 80 million euro in 2 years, with no equity to a maximum of approximately € 150,000 per idea. At the Startup Weekend Milan, we will present FINODEX, our accelerator that promotes ideas dealing with OpenData around the world. “

Participants, who can register at, 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.
Before the Startup Weekend, on 2nd and 3rd October, a free FIWARE Bootcamp will be held at Talent Garden, 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.

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