Forbes (2/25/2014): Each March marks the start of the annual pilgrimage of 30,000+ of the best and brightest minds in technology and digital creativity to Austin, Texas, for the high octane, idea-incubating fest that is South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) – the largest conference of its kind...
Make Yourself BIG: How the Body Shapes the Mind (Amy Cuddy, Harvard Business School)
What Drives Word of Mouth? (Jonah Berger, The Wharton School, Univ of Penn)
(UPDATE - it was the Enterprise and Big Data category (sorry, busy day))
hardthings.bhorowitz.com. HarperBusiness (March 4, 2014)
Bill Aulet, Managing Director of Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. Author, Disciplined Entrepreneurship
Cambridge, Massachusetts · disciplinedentrepreneurship.com
Entrepreneur & Investor. Chamberi Valley. Founder at IMASTE (acq. by ON24 Inc) & Multivent. Mentor @ Wayra,IE biz school,Seedrocket. Proud dad. IVLP alumni
BA - Business Angel
SEIS - www.hmrc.gov.uk/seedeis/
+100 y copien SEIS plis RT @diegomarino: Menos craudfondin y más marco para que los BAs puedan crear syndicates...— Miguel Arias (@mike_arias) March 1, 2014
Chamberi Valley supports the EU Startup Manifesto http://t.co/T2CpBRcnkx— chamberi valley (@chamberivalley) October 9, 2013
4yfn.com/programme/25 (3 days)
Prince speaks from 1:00 min
Key Factors to Become a Global Startup, The Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX) curates this panel on Internationalization. Four internationally successful Spanish entrepreneurs will be the participants. Some of them are living outside, and from there to grow their businesses in Spain. These entrepreneurs will explain the difficulties they found when setting up their businesses.
Berlin, 13th January, 2014 - Delivery Hero, the largest global provider of online and mobile food ordering technology for restaurants and consumers, today announced a Series E financing of $88 million led by Insight Venture Partners. The company will primarily use the funds to fuel growth in its existing markets and expanding its position as an innovation leader.
Techcrunch, January , Chalk up another play for scale in the world of online takeout services: Delivery Hero, the German-based startup with operations across Europe, Asia, Africa and South America, is today announcing a $88 million round of investment. The Series E funding, led by new investor Insight Venture Partners, will take the total funding for Delivery Hero close to $200 million raised since first opening for business in 2010.
Delivery Hero now offers delivery for 55,000 restaurants across 14 countries (Germany, Sweden, UK, Korea, China and India being the biggest markets), and it says that has delivered food to some 6 million consumers, generating over ($0.5B ) $500 million in annual sales for its restaurant partners...
Launch with us and join the Hub, launchub.com
LAUNCHub is a seed fund supporting the most promising entrepreneurs and digital startups in South and Eastern Europe.
Our investments vary up to 200 K Euro and we also run a mentor-led programme helping young entrepreneurs grow their business faster.
'I was born in the Soviet Union, and we were poor when we came here'
Gary Vaynerchuk (born November 14, 1975, in Babruysk, U.S.S.R. [now Belarus]) is co-founder and CEO of a social media brand consulting agency, video blogger, co-owner and director of operations of a wine retail store, and an author and public speaker on the subjects of social media, brand building and e-commerce. Vaynerchuk immigrated to the U.S. in 1978, and moved with his family to Edison, New Jersey...
Russian businessman Gary Vaynerchuk has an estimated net worth of $10 million in 2012. He is often referred to as ”the wine world’s new superstar”, and ”the first wine guru of the YouTube era”.
If you are on a mobile device can u check this out - http://t.co/0iXT58WvrJ and give me your take :)— Gary Vaynerchuk (@garyvee) February 20, 2014
How-to guide: funding your social enterprise with and without money http://t.co/TsyH6UAs3y— Guardian Money (@guardianmoney) February 10, 2014
"The Agenda adopts 32 key indicators which comprise both the Digital Agenda goals for Europe and additional specific goals for Spain."
+ IE Venture Network + Area 31 + Passion>IE
IE VENTURE NETWORK BOGOTÁ https://t.co/j24QZ8dkep— Juan J Güemes (@juanjguemes) January 24, 2014
Will be in 10 mn on #bloombergtv to comment on Hollande's trip to Silicon Valley— J-David CHAMBOREDON (@isai_fr) February 10, 2014
The European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering is an independent non-profit organisation of national academies of Engineering, Applied Sciences and Technology from 21 European countries. It was founded in 1992 upon French initiative by the members of CADAS (Conseil pour les Applications de l’Académie des Sciences). The Executive Committee meets four times a year. The Board meets twice a year. Euro-CASE acts as a permanent forum for exchange and consultation between European Institutions, Industry and Research.
Through its Member academies, Euro-CASE has access to top expertise (around 6,000 experts) and provides impartial, independent and balanced advice on technological issues with a clear European dimension to European Institutions, national Governments, companies and organisations.
EU-Startups.com (Unofficial) was founded on October of 2010. We cover Internet and Mobile startups out of the European Union and the European continent. Aside of our focus on young companies we also profile established firms or publish other news out of the tech-space that have a commercial or cultural impact on startups in Europe. Our vision is it to connect the European startup scene and to encourage entrepreneurship within Europe.
Vice President and Director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at The Brookings Institution
"Countries should spend at least 4 or 5 per cent on R&D, said Barrett. He pointed to the example of Israel, which has excelled in technology and which spends a higher proportion of its GDP on R&D."
Ireland needs to increase spend on innovation, warns ex-Intel boss. But does this mean we give more to universities? http://t.co/1jwvFTNP90— Karl Aherne (@karlaherne) February 3, 2014
Guide from April 2013:
Northern Ireland's Knowledge Economy Infographic: http://t.co/vOTuYSfXNi— Launchbox (@TCDLaunchbox) 26 Novembre 2013
My new op-ed argues why creativity and innovation is perhaps best brought by staying away from info tech http://t.co/IwhJSUynhx— Terence Tse (@Terencecmtse) January 22, 2014
Retweeted by @Terencecmtse
The sector is on the brink of a "new social entrepreneurial revolution", according to Sir Ronald Cohen, chair of the G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce.
...Mazzini was an early advocate of a "United States of Europe" about a century before the European Union began to take shape. For him, European unification was a logical continuation of Italian unification...
Mazzini was an original, if not very systematic, political thinker. He put forward principled arguments in support of various progressive causes, from universal suffrage and social justice to women’s enfranchisement. Perhaps most fundamentally, he argued for a reshaping of the European political order on the basis of two seminal principles: democracy and national selfdetermination. These claims were extremely radical in his time, when most of continental Europe was still under the rule of hereditary kingships and multinational empires...
Criteo IPO today, very exciting....we start trading at 11:15am CRTO...Go! (@ NASDAQ MarketSite) http://t.co/bQvANoYDKB— Greg Coleman (@GregCriteo) October 30, 2013
13 start-up prometteuses à garder à l'oeil cette année http://t.co/jmDiYLc8bR— Journal du Net (@JDNebusiness) January 24, 2014
6 Dec 2013
As Tech City marks its third year, the government has welcomed a new report (pdf) published today (6 December 2013) which highlights the rapid growth of Tech City, from a local initiative created 3 years ago to establishing itself as the digital capital of Europe. Independently produced figures from the report highlight how London tech companies are contributing to economic growth, inward investment and high value jobs across the country.
www.siliconrepublic.com/start-ups/ (not just Dublin)
My answer to If someone here could enlighten about good tech startups in Dublin both mid and small sized? (I am curr… http://t.co/sPwIAp36ZZ— David Scanlon (@ei_dscanlon) January 24, 2014
Now available for download: Science Europe Roadmap! http://t.co/7eLFYlUtSe— IrishResearchCouncil (@IrishResearch) January 22, 2014
UPC launches 250Mb broadband for businesses: Broadband provider UPC has revealed a new 250Mb internet service ... http://t.co/Oz85owUkUt— SiliconRepublic (@siliconrepublic) January 15, 2014
Catch up: Tech business week: Five Irishmen make Forbes 30 Under 30 list, EC proposes SEPA transition period http://t.co/nXRWTc9Xga— SiliconRepublic (@siliconrepublic) January 13, 2014
Tech leaders, global corporations, universities and financial institutions have joined the European Commission in two initiatives to nurture Europe's tech and digital startups into global internet companies.
Vice President Neelie Kroes today launched a new accelerator – the Startup Europe Partnership – and a new think tank - the European Digital Forum - at the World Economic Forum in Davos. "Europe needs thriving startups and global internet companies to become a global growth centre again,” Kroes said.
Founding partners of these projects are: Telefonica, Orange, BBVA, European Investment Bank, Cambridge University, IE Business School, Humboldt University, the Lisbon Council, Nesta and Mind the Bridge Foundation.
The Startup Europe Partnership will help start-ups break through their national glass ceiling into global maturity. Its secretariat will be led by the Mind the Bridge Foundation, a non-profit corporation and Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation...
January 16, The Reinvention Machine, Why and how Silicon Valley thrives — from one of its founding fathers: www.gsb.stanford.edu/news/headlines/reinvention-machine
Franklin "Pitch" Johnson, lecturer in Management at Stanford GSB, also appeared in "Something Ventured", (Wikipedia), a 2011 documentary film investigating the emergence of American venture capitalism in the mid-20th Century.
The Official Journal 12/2013 is now available online http://t.co/JONO9nCBrR— EuropeanPatentOffice (@EPOorg) January 1, 2014
Just a Drop is an international water aid charity, which was set up in 1998. Fiona Jeffery, the charity’s founder, learnt that just £1 can deliver clean water to a child for up to 10 years. Just a Drop was born, based on the premise that if people can be encouraged to give a little then collectively we can make a huge difference.
+ www.reedelsevier.com/corporateresponsibility/environmental-challenge There is a $50,000 prize for the first place entry and a $25,000 prize for the second place entry. For the second year, a $15,000 WASH Alliance prize will be given for the third place project.
NAI & IPO Release List of Top 100 Universities Receiving Patents in 2012 http://t.co/1kTySHN9s6— Donald Zuhn (@PatentDocs) January 8, 2014
By Donald Zuhn --
Last month, the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) published a list of the top 100 worldwide universities that received the most U.S. utility patents in 2012. The groups did not provide a detailed discussion regarding the compilation of the list, stating only that the list was based on data obtained from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. A comparison of the top spots on the list, however, indicates that the data is identical to that found in the IPO's annual list of the top 300 organizations receiving U.S. patents (see "IPO Releases List of Top 300 Patent Holders for 2012"). The top 20 universities on the NAI/IPO listing are as follows:
The complete list of 100 universities can be found here.
As we reported last month, the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution asserted in a paper that by relying on a technology transfer model based on patent licensing, only a few universities have been able to generate significant revenues, and in fact, most university technology transfer offices do not generate enough income to even cover their operating expenses (see "Brookings Paper Calls for Technology Transfer Model Based on University Start-ups"). That paper suggested that the highest earners among universities had become a select club with a stable membership, with only 37 universities having reached the top 20 of licensing revenue in any given year over the last decade. A comparison of the Brookings Institution's "select club" of 37 universities with the NAI/IPO list indicates that the following universities made both lists:
For additional information regarding this and other related topics, please see:
• "Brookings Paper Calls for Technology Transfer Model Based on University Start-ups," December 12, 2013
• "IPO Releases List of Top 300 Patent Holders for 2012," June 24, 2013
• "Another Look at IPO Top 300 and Life Sciences Top 53," June 11, 2012
• "IPO Releases List of Top 300 Patent Holders for 2011," June 7, 2012
• "IPO Releases List of Top 300 Patent Holders for 2010," June 30, 2011
• "IPO Releases List of Top 300 Patent Holders for 2009," May 26, 2010
• "IPO Releases List of Top 300 Patent Holders for 2008," May 14, 2009
• "IPO Releases List of Top 300 Patent Holders," May 22, 2008
• "IPO Posts List of Top 300 Patent Holders," April 20, 2007
November 2013, blog.busuu.com/are-women-better-language-learners/
11 languages in one! busuu’s completely redesigned app is here :) read our blog to find out more http://t.co/joBeJXxOtL— busuu (@busuu) January 6, 2014
"La Guía Loogic de Inversión en Startups 2014 va a ser el documento más importante elaborado hasta el momento en España sobre financiación de startups".
Its TERMSHHEET DAY - what a day. VC's + Family Offices + Induviduals are investing more then ever in my time...... http://t.co/cgUu9qGy80— Morten Lund (@ML) December 2, 2013
Morten Lund, is an entrepreneur from Copenhagen, Denmark who has founded or co-invested in more than 40 high-tech start ups in the last decade, including Skype and LundXY...
We have now worked for 5 years relentlessly – and we have; – helped 10 companies – started 5 companies – raised +150mio$ for these companies – employed +400 people around the world – created real change in e-invoicing and financing for small companies.
Today we are announcing the Capital Aid and Tradeshift partnership. CapitalAid has a backup of €500 million committed on paper - and when this flies we will have a further €3 billion committed to lend to small and medium sized companies. It’s just factoring – they did it in the High Middle Ages when Venice became extremely wealthy through its control of trade. There is absolutely no rocket science involved:
CapitalAID will simply offers to pay invoices for a company on the same day as they send it instead of waiting 30-90 days...