Worth reading: Launchub, Petitebox, Pearltrees, BoostinLyon

There are so many interesting stories out there and unfortunately we don’t have the time to cover all of them. With our section “Worth reading” we provide you (once in a while) with some links to interesting articles of other publications:

LaunchubOne of Bulgaria’s newly formed seed accelerators Launchub has just announced the names of its first teams. The selection process included application reviews, personal meetings with 40 teams and a weekend event where 16 teams competed to be accepted into the program. Find out more and visit GoalEurope.

petiteBox-logoFarewell then, Petitebox, we barely knew you. The year-old startup, backed by German clone factory Rocket Internet, sold subscription packages for new parents… but it looks like it will never get the chance to grow up after it was effectively shut down. Read the full article on Gigaom.com.

Pearltrees-logoPearltrees, the French startup that makes organizing content you find online into themes via shareable collections of linked ‘pearls’, is now bringing the experience to the iPhone and expanding the kinds of content that can be shared via the service. Like the browser-based and iPad versions of Pearltrees, the iPhone app allows you to collect and share Web pages in themed groups. Find out more at TNW.

BoostinLyon-logoTo further develop the ecosystem of Lyon, the Startup Weekend team of Lyon and the Lyon Open Coffee has decided to launch BoostinLyon, a new accelerator for startups. The stated goal is “to maximize the chances of success for local startups.” The initiators of the project aim to break the solitude of entrepreneurs an surround them with experienced mentors. Check out the full article on TC France.