U.S. Embassy Supports Young Czech Entrepreneurs

Acting counselor for Public Affairs Erin Kotheimer served as a jury member of the University of Life Sciences’ “Demo Day” startup competition organized by the Point One incubator on May 10, 2017. The jury chose the project AFRICAHOP, a project focused on breeding snails in Africa, as the winner. The first runner-up was DOGSIE, a ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Congratulates Participants of Student Company of the Year Project

Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith participated on April 5 in opening the trade fair of the Junior Achievement Student Company of the Year project. The Chargé congratulated participants of the competition on their successes, but also reminded them — by citing Nelson Mandela’s words, „I never lose. Either I win, or learn“ — that successes in ...
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American Center Holds “Entreprelooza” In Support Of “Global Entrepreneurship Week”

U.S. Embassy’s American Center held its second all day “Entreprelooza” conference in support of “Global Entrepreneurship Week” on November 15 in Prague. During the conference, some of the topics included: the role of women entrepreneurs and innovators in academia, and the experience of immigrant entrepreneurs, as well as their role as drivers of innovation and ...
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Young Czech IT Specialist Attends Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley

Prague, June 21 – The U.S. Embassy in Prague is pleased to announce that Dita Prikrylova will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will take place June 22-24, 2016 in Palo Alto, California, the United States. She will be joining more than 700 entrepreneurs from around the world along with investors, speakers, and leaders ...
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U.S. Computer Engineer Speaks at Pilsen Talks

Tufts University Associate Dean and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr. Karen Panetta gave the keynote address at Pilsen Talks on May 12 on “Engineering Robotic Applications for Humanity.” During her two-day stay in the Czech Republic, Dr. Panetta also spoke with Czech women leaders about entrepreneurship and ways of attracting more women to ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Participates in Junior Achievement Event

Chargé d’Affaires Steve Kashkett participated on April 14 in the opening of a Junior Achievement (JA) event highlighting the efforts of hundreds of Czech student entrepreneurs who have created small business that produce innovative products. Deputy Cultural Affairs Officer Tony Jones also served as a “secret judge” in the competition for the best entry. This ...
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Czech University Representatives Discuss Business Incubation

The U.S.-Czech Republic University Incubator Alliance met at the American Center on February 1 to exchange views and discuss ways of further promoting innovation and business incubation within Czech Universities. U.S. Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Electrical Engineering Martin Margala led the discussion, which also focused on the Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education conference  to take place at the University of  Massachusetts Lowell in ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Opens Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2015

Ambassador Andrew Schapiro opened the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, the major event of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015, organized in the Czech Republic by the European Leadership and Academic Institute (ELAI) on November 19. The Summit is titled “From Survivors to Winners,” and is focused on entrepreneurs, startups, policy experts, and others. One of the things that ...
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