Category Archives: Startups in general

Europe’s startup community signs open letter for net neutrality

An open letter signed by 133 founders, investors, and companies has just been sent from Europe’s startup community to European telecom regulators. The letter makes the business case for strong net neutrality protections and was signed by by Skype, Soundcloud, Shapeways and … Continue reading

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Email Marketing: Why every startup should build an email list

I started EU-Startups.com in October of 2010, and one of my biggest failures so far was not to start building an email list until June 2015. If I had started to provide monthly email updates (namely the EU-Startups Newsletter) right from … Continue reading

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What does your domain name say about you? An interview with Francesco Cetraro, Head of Registry Operations for .CLOUD

Picking the right name for a product or a company is a crucial task that all startups face. A very important part of that process is to find a domain name that will help tell their story and make their … Continue reading

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Europe’s Fintech companies join forces to launch the European Fintech Alliance

Some of the leading Fintech companies in Europe have just joined forces to launch the European Fintech Alliance (EFA) in Berlin. The EFA will provide its members with timely information on policy and regulatory developments that have an impact on the industry. … Continue reading

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Travel & co-working: Make your way to the Lisbon Web Summit

There’s a 41% chance you are coming to Lisbon this November. Well, that’s a rough estimate, but you get the point: EU-Startups readers are indeed very likely to drop by Portugal’s new hype event, the adopted Lisbon Web Summit. We’ll … Continue reading

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StartUPest: The highlights of MY-WAY’s second Student Enterprise Conference

StartUPest, the second edition of MY-WAY’s Student Enterprise Conference, was organised in collaboration with AIESEC and took place at the beautiful Budapest Music Centre on the 17th of June. Students, investors, mentors and other key players of the European startup ecosystem attended the event to learn from … Continue reading

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Over the next 5 years Siemens plans to invest €1 billion in startups through a separate unit called next47

Siemens, the largest engineering company in Europe, today announced that the upcoming launch of a separate unit to foster disruptive ideas more effectively and to accelerate the development of new technologies. The unit’s name, “next47,” plays on the fact that Siemens was founded in 1847. … Continue reading

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Hamburg-based quantilope won the pitch competition during our EU-Startups Conference 2016

One of the highlights during our EU-Startups Conference last Friday in Berlin was clearly the pitch competition. Overall, about 70 startups applied to participate. 15 of them made it to the finals and pitched in front of an expert jury and about … Continue reading

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Meet the 15 startups that made it to the finals of our pitch competition

On Friday of this week we’ll host the EU-Startups Conference 2016 at the Microsoft Atrium in Berlin. Aside of fireside chats with inspiring founders, networking and a panel discussion on crowdfunding, we’ll have an exciting pitch competition with 15 promising … Continue reading

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Leading entrepreneurs join forces with the goal to create a single startup market in Europe

The Unicorn Forum and Founders Forum launched a joint initiative with the goal to create a single startup market for Europe. They believe radical policy action must be taken to help the European startup ecosystem scale. That’s why they are … Continue reading

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