Category Archives: Interviews

Growth Tribe Academy launches growth hacking courses in Amsterdam

Startups love to hire growth hackers these days, not traditional marketers. Growth hacking sounds like one of those crazy Silicon Valley buzz words that you hate. But high growth rates as soon as possible is exactly what startups need. Unlike corporates, … Continue reading

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MIRA Rehab: A social impact startup that gamifies rehabilitation

I met Alina Călin from Romania in Vienna at CESA Grand Finale, where the best startups and ecosystem supporters in Central Europe were announced. Her startup, MIRA Rehab, which has offices in Cluj-Napoca (Romania) and London, won the category “Best social impact … Continue reading

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Something is accelerating in Budapest

While I believe in a less government-driven economy, it’s good to see smart initiatives coming from this world also in Budapest, that truly supports the local ecosystem. I had a good chat with Csongor Biás, Head of Tech Incubation at … Continue reading

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 IT for Girls, Girls for IT: Interview with CzechITas co-founder Monika Malátková

I met CzechITas (Czech Girls Talk IT!) at a small workshop with a CzechITas instructor participating, in an auditorium of about 95% men, a year ago. We could hear a lot of giggling when the CzechITas instructor spoke about mobile … Continue reading

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Crowdinvesting platform Invesdor adds debt, pre-IPOs, secondary trading to equity deals – interview with Lasse Mäkelä

Since it is one of the leading European equity crowdfunding platforms, we wrote about Invesdor several times before. The firm started co-operation with business angel network FiBAN a year ago, but not many deals led by business angels were closed yet. … Continue reading

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Sightseeing reengineered:

I met Attila at a café in downtown Budapest to learn about his new project: In a few minutes I asked if I could take some notes, as I felt I really wanted to share it with you. What … Continue reading

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Meet Éva Réz, a Hungarian VC finding and supporting the next unicorns in CEE

Day One Capital is one of the leading Hungarian VCs which aims to invest in the most exciting Central Eastern European startup teams. Éva Réz, an Investment Director at Day One Capital, recently asked in an article whether VCs can be replaced … Continue reading

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Interview with Benjamin Günther – Co-Founder and CEO of STYLIGHT

STYLIGHT inspires women to shop fashion they love. Every day, the company’s websites and apps feature a curated selection of the latest fashion trends and new products from the hottest fashion stores online. Blending nice content and great products from … Continue reading

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Interview with Spotcap Co-Founder and CEO Toby Triebel

We recently had the chance to interview Toby Triebel, the Co-Founder and CEO of Spotcap. Founded in 2014, Spotcap is offerering online credit lines to small companies. We recently mentioned Spotcap, which is headquartered in Berlin, as one of the … Continue reading

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Hotel Schani: the very first hotel for the geek generation in the CEE region

In the beginning of the year, me and my colleagues were actively working on the mission of finding a venue for the Grand Finale of the upcoming Central European Startup Awards in Vienna. That is how we got introduced to … Continue reading

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