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Why Work With Startups – A Corporate’s Guide to The Galaxy
Having spent over a decade building startups and ecosystems and subsequently connecting corporates with startups, I’ve repeatedly found myself scribbling notes with the intention of passing on some of these experiences. But like most other curious beings new projects take over quickly, and thoughts remain unstructured bits of information. This is my attempt to gather some of the more relevant bits on the topic of Corporate-Startup-Engagement (CSE).
Is the Nordic investment culture “founder-friendly”?
BLOG: Is there a “founder-friendly” investment culture in the Nordic countries— and what does that mean? What dilemmas do Nordic founders face when they want to raise capital?
Blockchain improves trustworthiness globally
BLOG: Blockchain can solve some of the fundamental problems that developing countries in particular deal with. The technology also welcomes new business opportunities in established industries. However, to take advantage and capitalize on blockchain, more agile regulations and smoother blending between existing systems is necessary. This is stated by Victoria Gago, Co-founder of the European Blockchain Convention, which recently represented the first big, international blockchain conference in Denmark.
The Next Web – Stepping it up!
Last week I visited Amsterdam for one of the biggest tech events in Europe: The Next Web conference. Together with around 17.500 inspiring founders, investors, tech leaders and many other awesome ecosystem players from all over Europe I spent two days exploring the technologies of tomorrow on the industrial piers of Amsterdam. Here below I will share some highlights and insights from this not-to-miss event!
Too Good To Go awarded as Europe’s hottest growing company
Too Good To Go has been awarded with the first prize in the 2019 edition of the Tech5 competition Awards hosted by The Next Web and Adyen as part of the The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam. They have outperformed the competition and ranked first in front of runners-up Unifly (Belgium) and Unbabel (Portugal).
Three innovative startups from Europe have been honoured with the Future Hamburg Award
SPONSORED: This year’s Online Marketing Rockstars (OMR) Festival saw the first awards presentation of the new Future Hamburg Award. With Heptasense (Lisbon, Portugal), LignoPure (Hamburg) and Humanising Autonomy (London, UK) on the winner’s rostrum, the new award was bestowed on startup teams from three leading entrepreneurial hubs in Europe.
The dream is to get thanked by a Nobel Laureate
Danish startup Labster, founded in 2011, recently received an investment in the hundreds of millions aimed at helping them reach a million students with their virtual laboratories. But their dreams don’t stop there.
Kenya and Copenhagen connecting on sustainable Fintech
In Kenya the central bank used fintech to innovate government securities to convert sleeping savings into active investments. In China automated credit scoring of SMEs include scoring the greenness of the company. Examples the UN Task Force is touring the world to learn from to inform the Secretary General’s recommendations at the General Assembly on how to make fintech a tool align the financial system with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement.
Human Studio is the startup that brings people and buildings together
SPONSORED: The small Urban Tech-startup Human Studio helps organizations create optimal relationships between people and the buildings they occupy.
More international capital to scale Danish startups
Denmark Demo Day aims to bring international investors on board with Danish startups earlier. This increases the chance that more will reach series A and above.