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Infographic: Berlin's startup hype in numbers

Infographic: Berlin's startup hype in numbers | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Only about 4.5 per cent of the overall number of new companies founded in Berlin in 2012 are IT startups, according to a report released by the Statistical
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Another look at Berlin and it does still seem like that, as written, hype is stronger than actual numbers when it comes to IT startups.

However, one can not deny the overall dynamism from an entrepreneurship point of view.

One sad piece : the very low number of female founders.

Still work to be done.

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Why It's Wise to Hire People Smarter Than You

Why It's Wise to Hire People Smarter Than You | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
For one thing, it's the answer to your micromanagement problem.
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Gread article.

Like no one is irreplaceable, no one is ever the best or the smartest.

There are loads of better people out there and maybe even more who are better than those best people.

Be smart, acknowledge that. Be smart, work with smart people.

As for startups, one usual recommendation is always to put some gray hair in the pool. Same thinking. Add experience, better skills, etc ... .

 

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Innovation in the hoods ?

Innovation in the hoods ? | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Following a recent article I read on the upcoming doom of innovation (by Peter Thiel), I did mention that innovation rather than doomed would just need to be looked for elsewhere (see on Scoop.it)....
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Innovation is like startups. About discovery, about new territories and people. So, the current pools may not remain for the future.

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The Five: Tips on expanding your business internationally

The Five: Tips on expanding your business internationally | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Restaurateur Mark Parmerlee, president and chairman of Golden Southern Chicken Corp., talked to staff writer Hanah Cho this week.
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I like short yet quality articles.

Here is one. Just 5 points, keeping it short and simple yet so very true for any kind of business.

Enjoy the (short) read !

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The Secret to Startup Success? Tell Every Single Person You Meet About Your Idea

The Secret to Startup Success? Tell Every Single Person You Meet About Your Idea | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Here’s a social situation almost everyone in the startup community will recognize: You're at a party, or a conference, or a networking event, and some young founder sidles up to you to chat
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Indeed.

Just the headline is worth a lot.

I recently had a chat with a friend (Born & raised in Europe) following his first visit to San Francisco, meeting with the local #startups ecosystem.

He was actually stunned y the fact that people there would share ideas, that competitors would help each other, in a few words that on the contrary to European culture of secrecy (not to get ideas 'stolen'), in the Valley people would speak out loud.. and things would work.

Secrecy does not allow sharing. Sharing does not allow feedack. Lack of feedack does not allow to avoid mistakes. #Mistakes doom #success.

 

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How SMEs And Startups Hire For New Job Frontiers

How SMEs And Startups Hire For New Job Frontiers | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
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A look into jobs and #startups in #Africa but the topics discussed prove to be current ones anywhere else in the World.

Startups are currently redefining the migration flow when it comes to talents.

 

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Why digital health is no 'bubble'

Why digital health is no 'bubble' | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Some say digital health investing is flailing, but it might just be getting started.
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#VC money, dedicated #accelerator programs, etc ... . Who would say digital health is dead when it is only getting started ?

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CHART OF THE DAY: U.S. Teens Want An iPhone For Their Next Smartphone

CHART OF THE DAY: U.S. Teens Want An iPhone For Their Next Smartphone | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Only 21 percent intended to buy an Android phone.
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Apple still #1 in the USA, by far when it comes to the #mobile phones market.

Interesting to see how the Android penetration worldwide does not replicate there.

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Constructing a better startup pitch

Constructing a better startup pitch | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
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Short bit, short enough to be an easy read ad go straight to the point.

Interesting, for startups, to get a good (or better) #pitch done.

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10 Annoying Social Media Habits Businesses Need To Stop Doing - Business Insider

10 Annoying Social Media Habits Businesses Need To Stop Doing - Business Insider | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Business Insider 10 Annoying Social Media Habits Businesses Need To Stop Doing Business Insider Sometimes when you're a small business or you don't have someone dedicated to managing your online accounts, there can be times where you can drop off...
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Food Hackathon 1.0

Food Hackathon 1.0 | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
San Francisco held its very first food hackathon last weekend. Put on by passionate food entrepreneurs, the hackathon’s goal was to concentrate the energy around food entrepreneurship in one space ...
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Hackaton of a new kind.

Well reminds us that startups are not only about tech. Same for startup events.

Still loving food and loving entrepreneurship and being a hacker and, and, and ... still can go together.

I had friends involved in this and people are true entrepreneurs in the best possible way.

Glad to see this successful event having taken place - sad I could not make it - and I hope this develops as it does bring some new flavor to the scene .. and goes the way I mentioned in my previous scoop, startups go for new fields, new territories.

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3 Things Fleur Pellerin could be doing instead of fighting AppGratis' battles for them

3 Things Fleur Pellerin could be doing instead of fighting AppGratis' battles for them | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Rude Baguette • France's Startup Blog: We wrote this week about AppGratis being pulled from the Apple App Store unexpectedly last weekend. CEO Simon Dawlat later came out and said that he wa
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Good point!

Leaving the AppGratis part aside, a good read on how France is still doomed by unappropriate governmental moves, be it that kind of intervention, innovation incentives so numerous and not understood by anyone or taxation. Only to mention those ... .

 

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Noble Energy: Israel could drive away investors - Huffington Post

Noble Energy: Israel could drive away investors - Huffington Post | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Noble Energy: Israel could drive away investors
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He's in Israel to press decision-makers to adopt an export policy soon, to provide clarity for investors.
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My Favorite Entrepreneur Story in a Long Time

My Favorite Entrepreneur Story in a Long Time | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster (@msuster), a 2x entrepreneur, now VC at GRP Partners. Read more about Suster at his Startup Blog, BothSidesoftheTable.
If you don’t like it hot, use less,” he said.
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Well, not much to say apart from the fact that this is a good post to read in order to get more than an insight on what #entrepreneurship is about.

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From Strip Clubs to Startups: Old Las Vegas' New Gamble

From Strip Clubs to Startups: Old Las Vegas' New Gamble | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
This is the new Las Vegas. And I'll bet on this Las Vegas any day of the week.
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A little more on places. Actually not only related to the sole innovation but rather startups initiatives.

I had a long chat end of last year about this initiative - huge stuff indeed but gorgeous initiative be it only thanks to the strong linkage with the community - and it does seem to keep developing nicely.

I really like it and just hope that would set a trend at a time when both private and public sectors, everywhere in the Word, are moving forward on startup themes and are trying to get organized or, at least, structure the existing ecosystem.

Downtown Vegas offers a good scheme to replicate.

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10 great places to be inspired by innovation

10 great places to be inspired by innovation | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
America's success has been fed by its innovators and inventors. These sites can lift the spirit.
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Well, places in the U.S. but a nice wee addition to my recent bit on #innovation ("Innovation in the hoods") on Thisissamstown.com

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Startup visas get new life in immigration bill

Startup visas get new life in immigration bill | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Aspiring foreign-born entrepreneurs—and the investors hoping to help them grow companies in the U.S.—may soon have a new startup visa at their disposal, if a proposal in a Senate immigration bill filed Wednesday can survive a looming political...
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Another bit about startup visas but a good, smart, look into it and what it implies for #entrepreneurs. 

The U.S. are not the sole destination in the world for startups ut remain quite an attractive one.

And should they fail with this visa, so many countries already working on drawing foreign entrepreneurs may end up the winners.

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Avoiding the 7 Deadly Entrepreneurial Sins

Avoiding the 7 Deadly Entrepreneurial Sins | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
As humans, even entrepreneurs must avoid temptations that easily derail success. These tips help you stay on the straight and narrow path to success.
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Amen. A post I like, smart and easy to read. And it does have design with this cool header picture.

An article on the road to success (would it be a #startup).

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10 Questions to Ask Before Determining Your Target Market

10 Questions to Ask Before Determining Your Target Market | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
A guide to understanding your customers and how your product meets their needs.
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A great article reminding about the very foundations of a business.

#Entrepreneurs do have great ideas and great drive (well, or not) ut they often get caught in the flow of things and just miss asking themselves the right questions.

And the target market, e.g. the customer(s), is among the most critical ones.

This article is a fair - and easy-to-read - reminder.

People, just make sure you do not launch a company, uild and sell a product, and ask yourselves the question of the market 6 months later (true story). That is if you do not wish to nail your own coffin.

 

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Billionaire investor predicts bleak future for innovation

Billionaire investor predicts bleak future for innovation | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Entrepreneur Peter Thiel emphasized Monday how technological progress has diminished in recent decades.
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Yes & no.

Innovation linked to business does slow as being at the forefront of innovation does not bring money in (or, rather, not easily and not quickly).

Hence most of the so-called innovation being rather a re-creation or a revamping of existing products/solutions.

Add to the the basic fact that there was a time, not long ago, when not much existed and the room for creation - and innovation - was huge.

This space has shortened.

Real innovators, on the other hand, still exist.

Yet, people with ideas, scientists, etc... may not have the money, the market, e.g. the actual drive to drive innovation.

As Thiel mentions that drive, if not being created on its own, should come from a true effort from Governments.

Not that public intervention only does good when it comes to startups but if innovation has to be relaunched then Governments are the ones with the power and reach to do it.

The future still lies ahead, we just need to step forward and reach to it.

 

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How to Sell Your Roadmap Without Selling Your Soul

How to Sell Your Roadmap Without Selling Your Soul | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster (@msuster), a 2x entrepreneur, now VC at GRP Partners. Read more about Suster at his Startup Blog, BothSidesoftheTable.
This is my third post in a series on Enterprise Software.
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Entrepreneurs needn't worry about drop in VC returns - USA TODAY

Entrepreneurs needn't worry about drop in VC returns - USA TODAY | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs needn't worry about drop in VC returns
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SAN FRANCISCO — When U.S.
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Some of the Best Startups You'll Find in Czech Accelerators Right Now - The Next Web

Some of the Best Startups You'll Find in Czech Accelerators Right Now - The Next Web | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
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Some of the Best Startups You'll Find in Czech Accelerators Right Now
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Let's have a look at some of the best startups they're hosting now.
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The startup bubble hasn't burst

The startup bubble hasn't burst | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Startups are growing up and beginning to mature, but the bubble hasn't burst. The nature of the game has changed.
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Indeed. It is even still growing, in new fields, new geos, but still growing.

Now I can but agree with Laurie Segall here as she also makes the point that startups are now increasingly turning to products for businesses and not necessarily consumers.

Startups are companies. As such they need to make money. And corporate consumers are the ones who can pay (at least more quickly and more willingly than individuals who tend to look for freemium).

 

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More than just Red Bull – an introduction to the Austrian startup scene

More than just Red Bull – an introduction to the Austrian startup scene | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Read our lowdown on the Austrian startup scene and his picks for the most promising startups to keep an eye out for...
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Another quick look into the startups in the world.

Interesting wee bit on Austria and its startup scene.

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