Category Archives: Startups in general

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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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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Berlin-based streetfootballworld is looking for roommates! (Sponsored)

streetfootballworld offers all inclusive coworking spaces in the central and trendy district of Berlin Tiergarten-Moabit. Their office boasts an unbeatable location: Metro and several bus routes are within walking distance in minutes. The TXL bus takes you in 13 minutes … Continue reading

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MY-WAY sets out to improve the web entrepreneurship ecosystem for students in Europe

Started on the 1st of January 2015, MY-WAY is a two-year project, which was co-funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The ambitious project aims to enhance and improve the collaboration and efforts of web entrepreneurship initiatives (startup … Continue reading

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VoIPstudio – a powerful and easy to use cloud telephone system (Sponsored)

Over the weekend I took some time to check out VoIPstudio, a cloud telephony service enabling flexible yet secure connections between users and business entities. You might think there are better things to do on weekends, but the time was definitely … Continue reading

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Equity crowdfunding platforms and campaigns we liked in February

Equity crowdfunding is kind of disrupting the finance industry. Now, it is possible for individuals to invest, often along with experienced angel investors. Hunger to aim to invest in new Facebook or Skype type of companies is no longer privilege … Continue reading

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Pitch successfully and get the money – the ultimate HOW TO! (Sponsored)

Joachim Guenster (StorySculptor / StoryMaster) a well known figure in the startup industry, who teaches how to sell best and how to excite and convince investors to throw money at start-up’s has published his first online course and is offering … Continue reading

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5 Slovak startups to watch in 2015

Slovakia, the small country in the middle of Europe, might have been overlooked by investors in the tech industry in the past – but we might be surprised what startups were and are being born there. In 2014, Slovakia made … Continue reading

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Oliver Samwer: “We don’t attack – we might friendly enter America”

Yesterday at the DLD Conference in Munich, Oliver Samwer (CEO of Rocket Internet) sat down with Stefan Winners (Hubert Burda Media) to talk about global expansion, Rocket Internet, execution, work ethics and many more topics. As you might now, Oliver Samwer … Continue reading

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Startupbootcamp launches Europe’s first accelerator for smart materials startups

Yes you read that right! Startups from across the world are invited to Pitch Days starting this month until March to present their ideas. Ten startups will then be selected to start the accelerator in April. As Europe’s first business … Continue reading

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