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Oxygen Accelerator moves from Birmingham to London's Google Campus

Oxygen Accelerator moves from Birmingham to London's Google Campus | Startup and Accelerator Ecosystem | Scoop.it
A UK-based start-up accelerator has migrated from Birmingham to Tech City so that it can attract start-ups from around the world and secure equity in their businesses.
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Now UK Nationwide, The £100M Angel CoFund Is Able To Super-Charge Angel Syndicates | TechCrunch

Now UK Nationwide, The £100M Angel CoFund Is Able To Super-Charge Angel Syndicates | TechCrunch | Startup and Accelerator Ecosystem | Scoop.it
UK startups raising financing have a new route to funds in the shape of a government-backed fund which can supercharge an Angel round with extra funds.
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Understanding the Angel Investment Process | UK Business Angels Association

Understanding the Angel Investment Process | UK Business Angels Association | Startup and Accelerator Ecosystem | Scoop.it
British Business Angels Association is the national trade association dedicated to promoting angel investing and supporting early stage investment in the UK.
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Creating a Data-Driven Culture: Getting Everyone to Move the Same Direction | Analytics Pros

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The Angel Bubble (or why I would rather be a VC)

The Angel Bubble (or why I would rather be a VC) | Startup and Accelerator Ecosystem | Scoop.it
Angel investing is a bubble. Venture capital is here to stay. Entrepreneurs beware.
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9 key things to mention when pitching your software startup

9 key things to mention when pitching your software startup | Startup and Accelerator Ecosystem | Scoop.it

When it comes to pitching investors on something like software, the presentation is often more pivotal than the product itself. It's not something that can sit atop a conference table; it has to be explained, demonstrated and experienced.

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1. Show early success

2. Identify your KPI and articulate it well

3. Answer "why  now"

3. Understand your sales funnel

5. Provide customer acquisition costs

6. Prove your team can execute

7. Offer key financial metrics

8. Find a real audience

9. Craft a story

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The Lean Startup Model: Not Just For Startups Any More

The Lean Startup Model: Not Just For Startups Any More | Startup and Accelerator Ecosystem | Scoop.it

The principles of the lean startup pose big challenge to corporate behemoths – but Steve Blank argues that they are now “essential for the survival of business.

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Why Your City Needs a Strong Startup Scene

Why Your City Needs a Strong Startup Scene | Startup and Accelerator Ecosystem | Scoop.it

Small World, one of Phnom Penh’s only incubators, has two startups in it: a robotics firm and a marketing firm.  It is an egg of the entrepreneurial community that will soon be born in Cambodia’s booming capital. Rithy Thul, the Cambodian founder, founded it to bring opportunity to his city.  At the beginning, he only considered Cambodian companies; he feels that launching companies anywhere else would be taking jobs away from his people.

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What It Takes to Create a Start-Up Community

What It Takes to Create a Start-Up Community | Startup and Accelerator Ecosystem | Scoop.it
Do you think it’s possible to create start-up communities deliberately? Or do they have to happen organically?
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The Mentor Manifesto

The Mentor Manifesto | Startup and Accelerator Ecosystem | Scoop.it
When David Cohen and I first talked about TechStars in 2006, the concept of a "mentor" was front and center.
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The Mentor Manifesto: what startups can expect from the #dotforge mentors

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How To Find A Technical CoFounder - Forbes

How To Find A Technical CoFounder - Forbes | Startup and Accelerator Ecosystem | Scoop.it
If you're building a tech startup and you don't know how to code, you'll need to find the elusive technical cofounder who can partner with you to bring your product idea to fruition  These days, finding a technical cofounder seems to be the...
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The Silicon Valleys Of The World: The European Edition

The Silicon Valleys Of The World: The European Edition | Startup and Accelerator Ecosystem | Scoop.it

Silicon Valley may be the most famous slice of startup and tech-obsessed real estate in the world, but by no means is it the only such place. Get to know the globe's other bustling innovation hubs.

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Tech City Gets Another Bootcamp As Oxygen Accelerator Moves From Brum To Google’s Campus London | TechCrunch

Tech City Gets Another Bootcamp As Oxygen Accelerator Moves From Brum To Google’s Campus London | TechCrunch | Startup and Accelerator Ecosystem | Scoop.it
Bye bye Birmingham. Hello London. The U.K.-based Oxygen Accelerator startup bootcamp is moving down south, from the Midlands city where it was born back in..
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UK tech startups face hiring roadblock due to immigration policy

UK tech startups face hiring roadblock due to immigration policy | Startup and Accelerator Ecosystem | Scoop.it
The UK’s immigration policy is hindering the growth of London’s tech hub
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The Top 20 Entrepreneurial Hotspots in the World (Aug 2013)

The Top 20 Entrepreneurial Hotspots in the World (Aug 2013) | Startup and Accelerator Ecosystem | Scoop.it
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The UK Needs An Acquisition Culture If It’s To Have a Sustainable Startup Culture | TechCrunch

The UK Needs An Acquisition Culture If It’s To Have a Sustainable Startup Culture | TechCrunch | Startup and Accelerator Ecosystem | Scoop.it
This is a guest post by Peter Nixey, a Rails developer and entrepreneur. The former CEO of Clickpass and a YC alum, he's now building Copyin.
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There Is an Incubator Bubble---And It Will Pop - Xconomy

This week we published the third annual edition of the Xconomy Guide to Venture Incubators. [...] When we published the first edition of the incubator guide in 2009, it included 20 listings. The second edition in 2010 had 34 listings. And this year’s edition has a whopping 64—and that’s not counting incubators in Europe and other regions, or the seven programs we removed from the list because they’d changed their operating models.

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Waiting for the Accelerator Bubble to Pop

Waiting for the Accelerator Bubble to Pop | Startup and Accelerator Ecosystem | Scoop.it
Programs to seed startups are sprouting everywhere, from ocean liners to prisons. Investors expect a shakeout
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How to smell bullsh t - balkan venture forum

The final keynote on how bad advice finds it way into startups, the damage it does and what we can do about it.
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Myth Busters: Debunking Seven Conventional Wisdom Maxims of Venture Capital – GenuineVC

Myth Busters: Debunking Seven Conventional Wisdom Maxims of Venture Capital – GenuineVC | Startup and Accelerator Ecosystem | Scoop.it

Compared to most other areas of finance, venture capital is practiced as more of an art, as opposed to a science.

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Why innovation is alive and well: Peter Thiel vs the Science Fiction masters.

Why innovation is alive and well: Peter Thiel vs the Science Fiction masters. | Startup and Accelerator Ecosystem | Scoop.it

Getting impatient for the future, for revolutionary technology?  You're not alone.

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The topics you won't hear about on panels

The topics you won't hear about on panels | Startup and Accelerator Ecosystem | Scoop.it
When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning. When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine. -- Pablo Picasso The problem with public ...
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Ten Iowa expats in tech you should know

Ten Iowa expats in tech you should know | Startup and Accelerator Ecosystem | Scoop.it
Iowans are everywhere; at least that's how it feels to me.

I'm the type of person that loves to catalog and share random knowledge, and when I learn that someone has a connection to this state I make a mental note of it.
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European VC spreads startup excitement from Berlin to beyond

European VC spreads startup excitement from Berlin to beyond | Startup and Accelerator Ecosystem | Scoop.it

Point Nine Capital closed its second fund, dedicated to supporting and nurturing European startups. The firm’s approach is to be “the angel VC.” The partners are focusing on mentoring entrepreneurs in areas such as Software-as-a-Service, eCommerce, marketplaces, and mobile.
Read more at http://venturebeat.com/2013/02/13/european-vc-spreads-startup-excitement-from-berlin-to-beyond/#gWhfgYkGZQEz5Thd.99

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