We, the StartUp Navigator Team, want to make sure that you don't miss the latest opportunities for startups this week! Here are 4 exciting upcoming programs for you!


1. INNOVATION CHALLENGE VOL. 3 – FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH AN APPETITE FOR BUSINESS INNOVATION AND BUSINESSES WHO NEED TO ENERGIZE WITH A DOSE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP 


You can apply by 17:00 on April 16, 2018

If business innovation is your area of interest and professional development and you are good in it - we challenge you to become even better!

The event presents a demo of part of the content of Innopneurship Master Class: Advanced Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The Business Institute and provides the opportunity to win one of three partial scholarships for it.

WHEN AND WHERE: 17 April 2018 from 9:15 to 13:00 in the Business Institute, Sofia, Joliot Curie 23A

WHAT:
• frontal collision with practice and keynote with Tsvetoslava Kyoseva, CEO of Methodia
• guidelines and shared experience from our facilitators - Tsvetelina Teneva and Ralitsa Stanoeva
• learning through gameplay in the latest simulated serious business game by Harvard Business Publishing - Breaking News, where you get the role of Innovation Manager of a print edition

IMPORTANT! To participate in the simulation, you need to carry a laptop or tablet with you!


2. SUSTAINABLE BRANDS INNOVATION OPEN - FOR STARTUPS IN SUSTAINABILITY LOOKING FOR ACCESS TO TOP OPPORTUNITIES


You can apply by April 19, 2018

Get exclusive exposure to the Sustainable Brands community; the largest network for thought leaders, multinational brands and organizations in sustainability! Sustainable Brands has been one of the biggest convenors of sustainability professionals for years, and the Innovation Open is your opportunity to showcase your business in front of this influential community. If you want to build the right network, this conference is the place to start. 

WHO: Startups with innovative approaches to addressing environmental and social challenges 

WHEN AND WHAT: 11 semi-finalists receive full conference passes and exhibit space to attend Sustainable Brands 2018 Vancouver (June 4-7), and the opportunity to pitch on the mainstage. The winner receives VIP-level access to the Sustainable Brands conferences for the next three years, a seat in the RISN Incubator cohort (if appropriate), a one-year premium subscription to Makersite, and recognition across the Sustainable Brands community. Previous years’ expert panel of judges represented organizations like The Nature Conservancy, DoSomething.org, Target, The Ford Motor Company, and many more. 


3. POSTCODE LOTTERY GREEN CHALLENGE - FOR BOLD STARTUPS TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE


You can apply before June 1, 2018 - 12:00 CEST 

Participate in one of the largest international competitions for sustainability in the world, with €1 million in combined prize money!

With Earth Day coming up on April 22nd, there is no better way to celebrate the month of awareness of sustainability than by applying to the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, one of the best funding and networking opportunities for green startups globally.

WHO: Startups around the world with a proven business plan for a product or service that reduces greenhouse gas emissions 

WHAT: The winner of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge receives €500,000, the runner-up receives €200,000 and three other finalists will each receive €100,000. In addition to the prize money, all finalists will receive over six months of expert coaching to optimise their business opportunities. 


4. CALL FOR TRAVEL SUPPORT - PROGRAMME "BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, INNOVATION AND SME-S" BULGARIA BY EEA GRANTS AND NORWAY GRANTS 


You can apply by May 31, 2018 

The EEA Grants and Norway Grants offer funding opportunities for travel support - Programme "Business Development, Innovation and SMEs" Bulgaria with a total budget of EUR 50’000

WHO: Entities from Bulgaria and Norway can apply for funding. The applicants must be constituted as legal entities in Bulgaria or Norway.

WHAT: The objective of the Travel Support is to facilitate establishment of bilateral partnerships between entities from Norway and Bulgaria with the intent to participate in the upcoming call(s) under the Programme “Business Development, Innovation and SMEs” BULGARIA. Applications for Travel Support will be assessed and awarded by Innovation Norway on a continuous basis (until the depletion of the available budget). 


Stay tuned for more interesting opportunities!


Yours,

SuN Team


12.4.2018