SPICE Update No.118 December (Prosinec) 2015

In this Update:

Access to Finance for startups in in Switzerland 2, 5

SPICE G&G workshop and invitation for join the SPICee Team 21

Co-working Concept from Russia expands to other Countries 15

Pioneers Festival goes to Tokyo, Japan 18

Philadelphia Fashion Incubator calls for Applications 3

More Banks enter FinTech Acceleration: ING FinTech Village in Belgium 8

From Beijing to Moscow – possibly via Riga Report about the IASP conference 2015 by Barbara Harley 6

Spotlights on Entrepreneurship Hotspots: Accra, Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg, and München 9,10,11

New on SPICA World Map: Andorra, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Ghana, Israel, Nigeria, Palestine, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, and USA (see page 13) Reports from Afghanistan, Belgium, China, Colombia, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Ghana, India, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Netherlands, Palestine, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Switzerland, Tunisia, Ukraine, and USA.

Dear Member and Reader,

The year 2015 is coming to its end – time to thank members and friends of SPICE Group who during recent year with their activity helped developing cooperation within our network – by providing information and articles for our websites and newsletter or by taking part in the development of the new “Entrepreneurship Ecosystem (SPICee)” pages that are planned to “go public” in spring 2016.With the sixth SPICE G&G Workshop this months in Berlin (see page 21) we just “celebrated” the last spic(e)y event of this year with working on actual projects (SPICee and “Smart Cities”) and enjoying some of the Christmas Markets in Berlin. We wish you a peaceful, enjoyable and relaxing Holiday Season with family or friends and partners and, if you are celebrating Christmas Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2016 For the coming year 2016 we wish you peace and health, personal happiness and business success. May your dreams and wishes come true! With this newsletter – the last “SPICE Update for 2016 – we again provide information about incubation, accelerators, coworking, and other startup support initiatives around our warming planet. Let’s keep it as cool as possible.

Jaroslav Lakomý

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