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Les jeunes Grecs répondent à la crise en lançant des start up... avec succès

Les jeunes Grecs répondent à la crise en lançant des start up... avec succès | Kick starting START-UPs | Scoop.it
Les jeunes Grecs sont de plus en plus nombreux à renier la culture du système public qui a prévalu en Grèce durant des décennies pour lancer leurs propres start-ups.
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A Thin Line Between Brilliant and Crazy

A Thin Line Between Brilliant and Crazy | Kick starting START-UPs | Scoop.it

First, you need to be able to look into the abyss and jump. Even if you aren’t investing your cash, you are risking the opportunity cost of your time (not giving your cash for equity, but your life for equity) and your reputation (if this flops, that will reflect on you).


You also are unlikely to draw a large salary any time in the near future. If cash, stability and free time are major priorities for you given where you are in your life right now, you are out! Stepping into a startup without the capacity to devote intense time to your work and to take immense risks is generally a mistake.opportunity cost of your time ...

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Why James Dyson Invested $8,000,000 In A Student Incubator

Why James Dyson Invested $8,000,000 In A Student Incubator | Kick starting START-UPs | Scoop.it

In the age of apps, James Dyson--the world’s most famous vacuum cleaner salesman--has doubled down on building things. n the age of apps, James Dyson--the world’s most famous vacuum cleaner salesman--has doubled down on building things. At his alma mater, London’s Royal College of Art, he recently invested several million pounds to construct the new Dyson Building, an incubator where RCA design and engineering graduates will incubate 40 new products--physical inventions, rather than lines of code powering software and websites.


“Talented young minds want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or Larry Page. But with the world abuzz with digital, we are losing sight of real engineering,” Dyson tells Co.Design. “Hardware is profitable. Don’t be fooled, Apple’s success as a technology company is built on hardware. The current fixation with digital is misplaced. Long-term it is unlikely to generate jobs, growth, and exports. Instead, we need to encourage more young engineers to commercialize their technologies.”



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Entrepreneurship and women's empowerment in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa

Entrepreneurship and women's empowerment in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa | Kick starting START-UPs | Scoop.it

"Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World is a joint initiative by the Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard to help young changemakers create a better world of opportunities for women and girls in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa."



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Osborne opens Google UK tech hub

Osborne opens Google UK tech hub | Kick starting START-UPs | Scoop.it
Chancellor George Osborne vows to make the UK the "technology centre of Europe" as he opens a new east London technology hub, Google Campus.


Google are offering advice and office space to new tech companies.

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The Future of China’s Startup Incubators

The Future of China’s Startup Incubators | Kick starting START-UPs | Scoop.it

China’s business & start-up incubators are adopting different models than those popularized from Silicon Valley and other mature, Western ecosystems. The drivers developing a different incubator model are rooted in a different local context, but the successful application of these models can have global implications

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Do we need more physical startups instead of web startups? How innovation is lacking in physical businesses

Do we need more physical startups instead of web startups? How innovation is lacking in physical businesses | Kick starting START-UPs | Scoop.it
Henry Mitchell makes the case for entrepeneurs to start turning their attention to more physical, tangible business and apply their innovative ideas to 'improving what the retail business has to offer consumers'.
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UK start up accelerator programmes are on the rise – which ones should you apply for, and which are a waste of time?

UK start up accelerator programmes are on the rise – which ones should you apply for, and which are a waste of time? | Kick starting START-UPs | Scoop.it
Rayhan Omar on how accelerators can be a distraction, and others can be truly worth their while. He poses the question - how many of these are truly seed level accelerators, and how many are just an elaborate filter system for investors?
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What are the best countries to do business in? — Infographic Labs

What are the best countries to do business in? — Infographic Labs | Kick starting START-UPs | Scoop.it
A look at some of the factors on ease of setting up and running a business in nations around the world for 2012.
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Quirky Manifesto

Quirky is a social product development company. Your product ideas come in, our community works on them, we sell your product worldwide, and 30¢ of every dollar brought in gets distributed amongst you and the product's influencers.

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TechCrunch | Hatch Labs CEO Dinesh Moorjani On What Makes A Successful Incubator

TechCrunch | Hatch Labs CEO Dinesh Moorjani On What Makes A Successful Incubator | Kick starting START-UPs | Scoop.it
15-month-old Hatch Labs is but a baby compared to incubators like YCombinator, but CEO Dinesh Moorjani has a very different idea on what an incubator should look like.
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Telefónica's startup accelerator Wayra to launch in the UK - The Next Web

Telefónica's startup accelerator Wayra to launch in the UK - The Next Web | Kick starting START-UPs | Scoop.it
The Next WebTelefónica's startup accelerator Wayra to launch in the UKThe Next WebAfter launching across Latin America, Telefónica's startup accelerator Wayra is now expanding to Europe, the Spanish telecommunications company has announced.
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After the Techcrunch bump: Life in the "Trough of Sorrow"

After the Techcrunch bump: Life in the "Trough of Sorrow" | Kick starting START-UPs | Scoop.it
A few years back at a YCombinator dinner, Paul Graham and the other partners drew a great diagram depicting the life of a new product. It captures a viscerally truthful thing about the life of a new company- first you're excited, then you're not, and if you stick with it, you just might make it work. It could take years. But you may fail too, you never know until you do it.

The big thing is, while you're in the Trough of Sorrow is, what do you do? How do you beat it
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Why Startup Founders are Always Unhappy

Why Startup Founders are Always Unhappy | Kick starting START-UPs | Scoop.it

The trajectory to success is not a smooth, straight ride. Along the way we experience plenty of ups and downs, and for a startup the road can be incredibly stressful. 


This article suggests that because of the sheer rollercoster of a ride that running a start-up entails, we are unable to see our progress amongst the ups and the downs.


Great article with a few pointers on how to to keep from drowning when your happiness is below the line... 

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Un nouveau modèle de croissance possible en France

Un nouveau modèle de croissance possible en France | Kick starting START-UPs | Scoop.it

La France pourrait se repositionner sur l’échiquier de l’économie mondiale en s’inspirant du modèle entrepreneurial israélien et des atouts qu’offre la finance participative.

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J Berhocoïrigoin's comment, December 2, 2012 8:45 AM
Un moyen d'être moins dépendant d'actionnaires purement financiers et travailler avec des personnes qui une "fibre" métier et une vision à long terme. Mais est ce suffisant pour des entreprises necessitant de gros capitaux: metallurgie, construction auto, industries petrolières ... Toujours est il, un mixage est possible
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Les misérables : European entrepreneurs - The Economist

Les misérables : European entrepreneurs - The Economist | Kick starting START-UPs | Scoop.it

Europe not only has a euro crisis, it also has a growth crisis. That is because of its chronic failure to encourage ambitious entrepreneurs. 


Interesting article on European Start-up culture 

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How Big Companies Are Becoming Entrepreneurial | TechCrunch

How Big Companies Are Becoming Entrepreneurial   | TechCrunch | Kick starting START-UPs | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: Dan Schawbel is the managing partner of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and management consulting firm. He is also the author of Me 2.0 and was named to the Inc. Magazine 30 Under 30 list in 2010.


Intrapreneurship is on the rise! 

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Ulule passe le cap des 1000 projets financés grâce aux Internautes

Ulule passe le cap des 1000 projets financés grâce aux Internautes | Kick starting START-UPs | Scoop.it

Ulule, lancé en octobre 2010 par Alexandre Boucherot et Thomas Grange, est un site de crowdfunding qui permet le financement de projets créatifs ... Ulule a collecté plus de 2,6 millions d'euros auprès des internautes...


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About | Innovation Warehouse (IW)

As an IW Club member you access a space to work in a business environment with high-speed (fiber) Internet connectivity, bookable meeting rooms, a kitchen and admittance to all events.
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Connecting STARTUPS - Ateliers Start'UP

Connecting STARTUPS - Ateliers Start'UP | Kick starting START-UPs | Scoop.it

Créer une entreprise est toujours un défi, c’est de la comptabilité, du droit, de la finance, de la gestion, du marketing, et bien d’autres domaines avec lesquels l’entrepreneur n’est pas toujours familier.

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» Guide pour présenter votre Business Plan de Startup  » Jeremie Berrebi Blog

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TechCrunch | Robert Scoble Talks Startups And The Changing Face Of SXSW [TCTV]

TechCrunch | Robert Scoble Talks Startups And The Changing Face Of SXSW [TCTV] | Kick starting START-UPs | Scoop.it

Hear Robert Scoble’s thoughts on how SxSWi has grown over the past decade from a few “geeks off in the corner” to a massive gathering, what technology he’s most excited about right now (Highlight gets a mention), his time on the StartupBus, why he’s still bullish on Google+, the kind of startup pitch he’s sick of hearing.

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Silicon Ireland News Wire: Startup Weekend 'Startup Profiles'

Silicon Ireland News Wire: Startup Weekend 'Startup Profiles' | Kick starting START-UPs | Scoop.it
We thought we would provide some profiles on Startups started at these events around the world. Please have a look and support the Belfast Startup Weekend event. Zapier Build unique integrations between your favorite ...
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