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Γιατί τα μωρά στη Φινλανδία κοιμούνται σε χαρτονένια κουτιά; - Eimaimama.gr

Γιατί τα μωρά στη Φινλανδία κοιμούνται σε χαρτονένια κουτιά; - Eimaimama.gr | Accelerator | Scoop.it
75 χρόνια τώρα, οι μέλλουσες μαμάδες στη Φινλανδία παίρνουν από το κράτος ένα κουτί. Είναι ένα αρχικό σετ από ρούχα,...
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Moving the elpehant by applying to logic (Switch)

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A VC: What Is Strategy?

A VC: What Is Strategy? | Accelerator | Scoop.it
My post on Product>Strategy>Business Model got a lot of comments and other reactions out there on the social web and from that I realized that many confuse strategy and tactics. And so I thought I would attempt to define strategy...
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Business strategy for #Startups: Distinguishing between strategy and tactics (a very common pitfall)

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Pennies from heaven

Pennies from heaven | Accelerator | Scoop.it
SOME unlikely things combined to change Gabriel Otieno Anoche’s life. A satellite passing over east Africa took pictures of his roof. Some keen-eyed people in the...
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ClippertonFinanceInnovationFinancing-UpdateH1-2013.pdf

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Financing Innovation in Europe as for H1 2013.

The WhoGotFunded teams up with Clipperton Finance, a leading European corporate finance boutique exclusively dedicated to the High Tech and Media industries, to provide its best possible insights.

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NYCGarbage

NYCGarbage | Accelerator | Scoop.it

Justin Gignac is a New York City based artist and entrepreneur. He began selling garbage in 2001 after a co-worker challenged the importance of package design. To prove them wrong, he set out to find something that no one would ever buy, and package it to sell. Looking around the dirty streets of Times Square, garbage was the perfect answer. Twelve years later, over 1,400 NYC Garbage cubes have been sold and now reside in 30 countries around the world.

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Even garbage can become a venture

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The end of startup incubators? Enter the era of the startup ‘excubator’

By George Deeb, managing partner of Ensemble Recently, five award-winning digital services providers in Chicago decided to join forces under one brand, Ensemble, to launch a one-stop ‘digital servi...
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The advantages of an excubator compared to an incubator

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Home Page - European Union Women Innovators prize - Innovation Union - European Commission

European Commission - Innovation Union - Home Page - European Union Women Innovators prize.
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After a successful first edition in 2011, the European Commission has launched the second edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators to reward three women who have achieved outstanding innovations and brought them to market.

The contest is open until 15 October 2013, 5:00 pm (Brussels time) to all women who have founded or co-founded their company and who have at some point of their careers benefitted from the EU's research framework programmes or the Competitiveness and Innovation framework programme.

The first prize is EUR 100.000, second prize EUR 50.000 and the third prize EUR 25.000.

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When Lean Meets Green – The Sustainable Product Development Manifesto (Part 1)

When Lean Meets Green – The Sustainable Product Development Manifesto (Part 1) | Accelerator | Scoop.it
Today, companies and individual everywhere are looking to go green and reduce their carbon footprint. But did you know that websites have an impact on the environment as well???
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7-Eleven begins investing in startups - The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blogTerm Sheet

7-Eleven begins investing in startups - The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blogTerm Sheet | Accelerator | Scoop.it
7-Eleven is dipping its toe into venture capital, with plans to invest small amounts of money into startups within retail and food.
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The top 20 #startup ecosystems in the world via Intuit

The top 20 #startup ecosystems in the world via Intuit | Accelerator | Scoop.it
A Startup World In An Infographic
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Obviously Silicon Valley still ranks in at the top. That’s quickly followed by Tel Aviv which came in second. Many actually refer to Israel as the “startup country,” although most of their startup activity is concentrated in Tel Aviv.

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SparkTruck: A “Bookmobile” That Brings Rapid Prototyping to School Kids

SparkTruck: A “Bookmobile” That Brings Rapid Prototyping to School Kids | Accelerator | Scoop.it
Somewhere between grade school and junior high, we stop making things.
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This has been one of my dreams that I would like to see implemented for GR. A great way to get kids in #schools engaged & their #innovation juices running. 
Spark Truck co-founder Jason Chua says: “Our favorite age range to work with is 7-13 years old, because this is the range when opportunities to create and explore in school diminish, and pressure to conform and fit into standardized systems and tests increases,” writes Chua. “We want to make sure that fun, open-ended opportunities are made available to kids as they move through school and life because this is what helps kids get over their fear of failure and grow confidence in their abilities to be creative and work through tough problems.”

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Η μακροπρόθεσμη οπτική | george tziralis log

Η μακροπρόθεσμη οπτική | george tziralis log | Accelerator | Scoop.it
Εν μέσω ορυμαγδού επιτυχιών και μεμψιμοιρίας, και με αφορμή την αποστασιοποίηση που
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Breaking into the food market

Breaking into the food market | Accelerator | Scoop.it
• Dates: Saturday 17 August 2013 • Location: The Guardian, King's Cross, London • Price: £99 Early bird ticket (limited) £129 Standard ticket
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Interesting type of masterclass for a constantly developing sector. #food

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Innovation Excellence | Does Strategy Need Innovating? A primer on Lean Strategy for Startups

Innovation Excellence | Does Strategy Need Innovating? A primer on Lean Strategy for Startups | Accelerator | Scoop.it
I hold a strong view that there is a lot that the corporate world can learn from startups, but that there is also a lot that startups can learn from the corporate world, particularly when it comes to scaling.
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oDesk Launches Upstarts, a Global Startup Accelerator Partnership Program With Members Including Seedcamp, Hub:raum, and StartX - Bloomberg

oDesk Launches Upstarts, a Global Startup Accelerator Partnership Program With Members Including Seedcamp, Hub:raum, and StartX New Program Will Help Startups Hire Freelancers via the Internet, Empowering Entrepreneurs With Access to the Skills...
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A year ago, I didn’t know any of this

A year ago, I didn’t know any of this | Accelerator | Scoop.it
It’s been the most interesting time of my life. For what it’s worth, here’s what I think I learned in a year of building…
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Brighter Bushmills Project

Brighter Bushmills Project | Accelerator | Scoop.it
Bushmills village website in County Antrim. Gateway to the Giant's Causeway and home to the Old Bushmills Whiskey Distillery, widely known as Bushmills Irish Whiskey.
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How a lie revived a dead town in Ireland. Smart marketing. Tourists are stopping by to see the art.

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When Lean Meets Green – The Sustainable Product Development Manifesto (Part 2)

When Lean Meets Green – The Sustainable Product Development Manifesto (Part 2) | Accelerator | Scoop.it
We recently shared with the Lean Impact community how the team at Mightybytes used Lean Startup principles to launch EcoGrader, a free online tool which grades websites on their environmental sustainability and impact.
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Building The Best Team Ever – 5 Lessons From The Obama Campaign

Building The Best Team Ever –  5 Lessons From The Obama Campaign | Accelerator | Scoop.it
People sometimes laugh when I call the Obama campaign a start up.  But when you think about it, it really was.  In May of 2011, there were less that 50 of us working as a team in a massive, mostly empty office in Chicago, thinking about the organization...
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Σεισμογράφου το ανάγνωσμα | Έντυπη Έκδοση | Έντυπη Έκδοση Ελευθεροτυπίας

Σεισμογράφου το ανάγνωσμα | Έντυπη Έκδοση | Έντυπη Έκδοση Ελευθεροτυπίας | Accelerator | Scoop.it
Πανεπιστήμια όπως της Πάτρας, ιδρύματα, ερευνητικά κέντρα, αν και λείπουν τα κονδύλια, προσπαθούν να επεκτείνουν την ιδέα του εκπαιδευτικού σεισμογράφου.
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Teaching kids in schools about earthquakes with the educational seismographer. A great idea for a country like Greece, thru which 50% of Europe's seismic energy is released.

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S Oil HERE balloon

The Challenge: S-Oil wanted to show it had a mission: to save oil. They knew South Korea's capital had some of the highest gasoline consumption in the world....
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A VC: Girls Who Code

A VC: Girls Who Code | Accelerator | Scoop.it
One of the most pernicious problems in a space full of them (K12 CS Ed) is the lack of young women interested in and taking advantage of classes on software engineering. Thankfully there are some people doing things to attack...
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