“Indecent Proposal” For Startup Founders

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Would you accept an offer of $8000 to build an MVP for that idea you’ve been toying with and had no balls to act upon. It seems that while the cost of creating a startup has significantly declined, and the barriers to entry enable literally almost anyone to start a technology startup, there’s no substitute for the passion, focus and attention of the founding team and it’s unlikely to be artificially produced in a “Lab” environment or by simply providing a small amount of capital. Continue Reading

The Startup Factories, How Incubators Are Shaping Entrepreneurs [Report]

NESTA Report - European Incubators

Startup incubators have grown in double digits in the last couple of years. Following the success of Ycombinator and TechStars, in recent years we have seen literally hundreds of regional incubators set up in the rest of the US and Europe, across campuses and within vertical industries, such as mobile or finance. Continue Reading

10 Tips for Making your Startup More Attractive for Investors [Presentation]

How to make your company attractive for investors

How to make your startup attractive for investors? Raising money can be time consuming and proper preparation can save you time and money. Here are 10 tips to consider before you pitch to raise funding, originally presented at Launch48 in London. Continue Reading