Category Archives: The EU and Europe

Porto University’s Incubator wins RegioStars award

Brussels, January 31st: UPTEC, Porto University’s incubator was awarded the RegioStar award for the Smart Growth category. Quite appropriately named UPTEC, 5 years old Porto University’s Science and Technology Park is Porto’s largest incubator, currently with 97 startups and 12 … Continue reading

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Pitching opportunities for alpine-region based startups

Are you looking for a prestigious presenting opportunity and, why not, for funding? If you are an independent company with operational headquarter in the alpine region, active in ICT, Life Sciences or Clean technologies and seeking growth funding in the … Continue reading

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NOAHinsider – the European answer to AngelList?

NOAH Advisors, a leading corporate finance advisor with a clear focus on Internet companies in Europe, just launched NOAHinsider – a platform that enables entrepreneurs, investors, and journalists to connect with others in the European technology community. The brand new … Continue reading

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The Web of Things ruled the Dublin Web Summit 2012

If you’ve been at Dublin at least once, chances are you know what Temple Bar stands for. So very briefly let me tell you I saw at the Dublin Web Summit this week. The event Paddy Cosgrove brought to life … Continue reading

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Searching for Mediocre Entrepreneurs

I’m pretty mediocre. It’s just the first sentence of James Altucher post on Techcrunch. Interestingly and inspirationally dubbed “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Mediocre Entrepreneurs”, the post is just a masterpiece. But that’s only my opinion. Last week I … Continue reading

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Top 15: Europe’s biggest startup cities

The first time I tried to come up with a ranking of Europe’s biggest startup capitals was about a year ago. The article generated a lot of interest and there were even two big European venture capital firms that contacted … Continue reading

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Geeks, wanted (alive, please)!

So Summer’s suddenly there and some of us are spending some deserved couple of weeks’ vacation. While you’re at that, chances are you’ll be using some kind of gadget, like your new iPad or Lumia, either for fun or keep … Continue reading

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Social Media Day 2012

Hundreds of cities in the world followed the Social Media Day on June 30. Mashable’s promoted event was again an excellent excuse to join people that share the same interest. Porto was not an exception and a few hundred people joined to listen … Continue reading

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United Startups of Europe – a newsletter worth reading

A few days ago, I had the chance to do a little skype chat with Jean-Sébastien Catier about his latest project “United Startups of Europe“. Jean-Sébastien is a Paris based entrepreneur who previously founded Jakaa – an entertainment website, dedicated … Continue reading

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Spanish Betabeers network venture into London

Earlier this month, the Spanish social network for web and app developers, Betabeers , met for the first time in London. I was privileged enough to be able to attend, and I came away with some new conclusions about this … Continue reading

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