LEO Innovation Labs recipe for talent: Hire someone you’re uncertain about
Denmark plans to create new hub for development-tech
David Helgason: ”Your success teaches you the most”
Investors Warn Against Very Early-Stage Funding
An increasing number of startups raise capital while still being in their very early stages. Though there is no general rule for when the time is right to seek funding, experienced entrepreneurs and investors are alarmed by the tendency.
Scale-Up Denmark-director: Leading for growth means opening up to the world outside
Managers in startups should give themselves time and space to think strategic. And get input from outside the company, says Lisbeth Walther, Managing Director of Scale-Up Denmark.
SPONSORED: Open Entrepreneurship: Universities are sources of knowledge for innovation
Universities experience a higher rate of successful spin-outs when researchers partners with experienced entrepreneurs from without.
SPONSORED: Give the startups freedom to roam
Usually, collaboration between startups and corporate companies are mutually beneficial. In Denmark, however, corporate companies tend to squash the entrepreneurial spirit early on in the partnership, says Leo Innovation Lab’s Kristian Hart.
SPONSORED: Also high tech ideas can be patented
The impossibility of patenting software and high tech is a misconception. However, more and more discover the merits of a patent and its ability to attract investors.
SPONSORED: Tech is the key to solve global problems
”Without tech we will never reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals, but today the tech industry isn’t sustainability-driven,” says Professor Michael Zwicky Hauschild from DTU. UNDP is a partner at the High Tech Summit to help highlighting the need for sustainable tech.
SPONSORED: Startups bring tomorrow’s technology to life
Corporate companies tend to focus on innovation within their already established business areas whereas startups freely explore new territories by help of brand new and cutting edge technology. There is room for both in DTU’s incubator and co-working space Skylab, fuelling creativity and strengthening the ecosystem.
SPONSORED: European AI can be something special
Both companies and research institutions strive to be at the forefront of AI, and Denmark and Europe have the opportunity to secure themselves a favorable position in the field. However, it requires more experts and funding.
What to expect… When you’re expecting Slush 2018
GUEST ENTRY: Slush 2018 ticket sales began today, kick-starting our countdown for the 11th Slush in Helsinki this December. This year’s theme takes a cue from our mission to enable more meaningful meetings at the event and throughout the Slush year. Slush CEO Andreas Saari gives teasers on what you can expect.
Survey: Impact Startups Struggle To Make Profit
They are skilled in making a positive impact in the world, but less so in making a profit from it. So is the main finding in a survey by Danske Bank.