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Regional Innovation through Startup Growth – SCALE(up)ALPS Conference
October 17, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pmFree
It takes an ecosystem to scale up business.
Fostering the attraction, establishment and growth of scaleups is essential for the economic development of any ecosystem. Cities and regions more and more deal with strategies on how to help startups not only to arise but to grow rapidly by providing the best framework conditions.
There are three main factors that startups need for their growth: access to talent, access to new markets, and access to finance. One of the goals of the EU project Scale(up) Alps project – a pilot case for regional innovation – was to analyze these three factors and to develop and test relevant support structures.
This project and conference is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space programme.
The final conference will give a summary of the project’s findings as well as of the need for a Manifesto for scaleup support. Discussions will highlight the role of scaleups for a city or a region on the one hand and ways for the public to leverage scaleup effect on the other hand.