János Dobó and the SM Conf

Janos DoboFollowing the interview I made a year ago, I would like to introduce you János Dobó, co-founder of SM Conf (formerly known as SmartMobil), one of the largest conferences in Hungary, coming up in a few weeks again in Budapest, together with another event of the same team, SMartUP! Berlin.

What is your personal story if I may start with this seasoned question of mine? :)

My story…well, it is a good question to which I cannot really give you a straight answer. If I want to sum up everything that I am today I am more like the male version of an Alanis Morissette song: I’m a father, a teacher, a singer, an artist, Continue reading

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Startup jobs of the week: Jumble and StuDocu

Week after week, we’re introducing you to great career oportunities in the startup space. This is your chance to become part of the success story of Europe’s hottest startups! For a complete overview of the best startup jobs, make sure to check out our job board. And here are the jobs of the week:

Jumble-logoJumble, an Ireland-based startup which we recently named in our list “5 Irish startups to look out for in 2015″, is seeking to hire a a talented C# developer to work on their desktop software platform. Continue reading

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

MY-WAY-logoStarted 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 hubs, accelerator networks, contests, etc.), Internet and business experts (accelerators, mentors, etc.), educational actors (business teachers and trainers) and the young adults as the final beneficiaries (through Continue reading

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Sweden-based photography startup YouPic secures €500,000 funding

Sweden-based photography learning platform, YouPic, is strengthening its market position as a result of funding worth €500,000. As well as new investors, the round also includes further investment from Chalmers Innovation Seed Fund. Continue reading

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Ambitious beCalm – Leave home save and secure – goes to Kickstarter

beCalm-logoCrowdfunding is a great way to find out whether you have a product or service that the market wants. This is the case with rewards-based platforms (Kickstarter, Indiegogo) but also equity crowdfunding platforms where you seek first investors if you failed to find them directly. It is essential to be 100% ready before you launch a crowdfunding campaign because you have limited time and one shot only. Do not rely only on traffic from Kickstarter or Indiegogo. Most of the work will be on you. Be ready to work hard, 24/7 for the time your campaign is life.

Most recently, I came across a nice, central-Europe born product named beCalm that is Continue reading
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Berlin-based relayr is the winner of this year’s CODE_n Award

relayr-coden-awardIn January, we mentioned relayr in our list “5 German startups to look out for in 2015“, now the Berlin-based startup just won this year’s CODE_n Award at CeBIT in Hanover. The award carries a prize of € 30,000.

Over 400 startups had submitted their entries for the CODE_n CONTEST, which is divided into the four topic areas Industry 4.0, Future Mobility, Smart City and Digital Life. Before the decision was made, the Top10 CODE_n finalists had the chance to present their business models once again to the jury and hundreds of CeBIT fair visitors on Wednesday afternoon. Continue reading

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Dublin startup initiafy raises $1.5m as it aims to revolutionise training for construction workers

initiafy, a job training platform specifically designed for contractors and short-term workers, has rebranded and raised $1.5 million of seed funding from investors including Delta Partners Group, ACT Venture Capital Continue reading

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Limelight on Spanish startup Ticketbis and its huge growth of revenue

ticketbis-logoAs the leading online platform for buying and selling event tickets, Ticketbis finished 2014 with a turnover of 54 million euros. A figure almost double the turnover of 2013.

The fruitful year for Ticketbis has lead to an expansion of its workforce to over 350 employees and an office in Asia supported by raising five Continue reading

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5 Irish startups to look out for in 2015

Ireland-2015Ireland is not only home to the awesome tech event Web Summit, but also to a large number of successful startups. In the beginning of this year, we took a look at the Irish startup scene and tried to come up with a list of 5 promising tech companies to watch in 2015. It has been hard to narrow this list down, but we’ve decided to go with just 5 startups out of different sectors. All of them entered the market in 2014 and each of the listed startups has something Continue reading

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Jobs of the week: ExoClick and Uniplaces

Week after week, we’re introducing you to great career oportunities in the startup space. This is your chance to become part of the success story of Europe’s hottest startups! For a complete overview of the best startup jobs, make sure to check out our job board. And here are the jobs of the week:

ExoClick-logoExoClick, a Barcelona-based company founded in 2006, has grown into one of the largest ad networks in the world, serving more than 125 billion geo-targeted ad views a month using EXADS™ ad-serving technology. ExoClick provides online advertising Continue reading

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