Category Archives: The EU and Europe

See you at the EU-Startups Conference 2015 in Berlin

On October 23rd, we’re going to host the 2nd edition of our EU-Startups Conference! The anual event where we showcase a selection of Europe’s hottest startups and where we come together to learn from some of the most successful European … Continue reading

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Startups wanted: Grow in Europe with EIT Digital’s Idea Challenge (Sponsored)

Idea Challenge is back for 2015 – but startups need to get their skates on if they want to win a prize package including up to €40,000 in cash and access to one of Europe’s biggest innovation networks, with July … Continue reading

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3 Day Startup reaches 200 editions

The 200th 3 Day Startup edition was announced today at the Global Roundup. 3DS is a Friday to Sunday program with the mission to kickstart new student-run companies and build entrepreneurial capabilities in students and their university communities. The program … Continue reading

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Top 15: Europe’s biggest startup cities in 2015

In 2011 and in 2012, we tried to come up with a ranking of Europe’s biggest startup cities. Both articles, which involved a fair amount of research, generated a lot of interest amongst our readers. Now, after pausing in 2013/14, … Continue reading

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10 key take-aways of’s M&A and IPO report for 2014

Last Thursday, Robin Wauters, the founding editor of, published a report zooming in on all the mergers, acquisitions and IPOs in the European tech industry that happened in 2014. The European Tech Exits report is the result of 18 months of monitoring … Continue reading

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MY-WAY launches a survey on web entrepreneurship support

MY-WAY, the two-year project which set out to improve the startup ecosystem for students in Europe, just launched an online survey on web entrepreneurship support. The survey has been designed to identify the needs and capabilities of young adults in … Continue reading

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Invesdor receives an EU licence to boost cross-border crowdfunding in SME sector

Invesdor, a fast growing Nordic crowdfunding platform, has been granted a MiFID licence by financial authorities, to expand debt and equity crowdfunding services across all 31 EU and EEA countries. The Helsinki-based crowdfunding platform is the first one to receive this level of … Continue reading

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Interview with Dörte Höppner, Chief Executive of the European Venture Capital Association

Risk capital funds have been closing more deals in Europe recently. Investment activity in VC-backed European tech companies reached a four-year high in both deals and dollars in 2014. Also, U.S. venture-capital investment in Europe is increasing steadily, a recent … Continue reading

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Top deals seen in Central and Eastern Europe in March

Here is my list of some interesting deals from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), seen in March. Often overlooked by big US and Western European investors, the region offers many good deals, at much cheaper valuations compared to the US … Continue reading

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Teams from Hungary, Estonia and Austria win the CEE Women Startup Competition in Budapest

In the beginning of this week, the beautiful city of Budapest hosted another CEE Women Startup Competition and I was there… Amazing teams, good presentations by ambitious and intelligent young female entrepreneurs, cool venue –  Prezi House of Ideas – full … Continue reading

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