You know who you are. You’re that guy or girl on the startup roller-coaster who is the first back in line for the next ride, while everyone else is puking on the grass. You’re the one who never pays for event tickets, and always gets into pitching contests way past the application deadline. And you often win, but not always.
Just as driving with your eyes closed is dangerous to your health, so is acquiring customers without knowing what it costs you to acquire them. Both can lead to disastrous outcomes. - Take a look what Carlos Eduardo Espinal, Partner at Seedcamp, has to say about the real customer acquisition cost.
The European Commission is organizing a workshop to discuss the forthcoming €100m funding stream for SMEs and web entrepreneurs, known as the 3rd call of the Future Internet Public-Private Partnership (FI-PPP). The event will bring together accelerators, coworking spaces, crowdfunding platforms, business angels, venture capitalists and company investment funds, to discuss the call in detail and connect the different players interested in this opportunity.
Have you heard of Luxr? It’s a curriculum that introduces you to methods used by the Lean Startup Community to ideate, make rapid-decisions, and ensure your product remains customer-focused. Well, this fall Luxr is preparing something new for this fall - exclusive workshops from the best coaches in the startup world!
A small country located in the center of the Balkans, mainly featured on media because of political issues, is not often a place to be taken into consideration when you talk about the startup scene of Eastern Europe, but when you look closer, things are seen past their appearance.
Startups are wanted! To be more accurate, gaming startups are wanted! The first gaming accelerator in Europe, Gamefounders from Estonia, is open for applications, but hurry – they are closing at 20th June! Like the “warrant” says, when caught startups are bound to 3 months of intense development with more than 70 gaming veterans, CEOs […]
After Bob Rosenschein, Jim Connor held a lecture at the CEED Conference. Connor has been involved in software applications addressing the capital markets for the past 20 years in multiple roles. He has been a CEO, CFO, Treasurer and angel investor and today serves as a Board Director and Treasurer of the Sand Hill Angels, […]
Shift Conference is taking place on the 23rd and 24th May, in Split, Croatia and 22nd is reserved for the Shift Challenge. 32 teams have entered the Challenge and have a chance to win the $10.000 Grand Prize! There were over 130 applications from 4 contenents and here are the finalists: Field pod (Croatia), Social Paragraph (Germany), Analythink (Turkey), Starbox (Portugal), Freelance […]
The LAUNCHub Seed and Acceleration fund is about to launch new rockets this summer! Entrepreneurs with projects in the digital domain can now apply for a 30,000 EUR of funding in exchange for a minority stake in the company and if accepted participate in the mentor-led Acceleration Program that starts at the end of this summer. […]
As we exclusively find out from Bulgarian accelerator Eleven, lucky 13 startups are selected for Eleven’s third batch! It is a first selection round in 2013 and Eleven’s team reviewed over 300 applications from more than 20 countries in order to find the best among them. So, they are: CaseTrek, Clicko, Divesquare, GymRealm, Kid-A-Mom, Lionsharp, […]
Croatian AI startup airt that applied for a global patent protection of their algorithm in July, surprised us with another news at the Infobip Shift conference – their platform can now be used and implemented by developers as well.