Accelerators. They often promise to make your company a billion-dollar business, to help you make your product a must-have or get you a follow-on investment that will secure a bright future for your company and allow you to have a good night sleep again. Since 2005, when the first accelerator Y combinator emerged, we have witnessed an expansion of entities, platforms, initiatives that call themselves accelerators and often claim to be saviors of early-stage startups. Europe is not an exception. There are more 70 accelerators active within the borders of European Union (some sources say even 100) and due to freedom of movement and small amount of seed capital that they provide, it is fairly easy for any startup to give it a shot in any member state. Given the amount of accelerators, how should you choose the one that can provide you with most value-add?
Monday, July 27, 2015
We live in permanently changing environment, surrounded by a lot of information. Sometimes, there is a problem that arises in picking out the useful one from the crowd.
The “Science2Business” database enables companies to get the information about new technologies and knowledge easily and efficiently, which is the best way to protect and enhance their competitive advantage in the era of turbulent technological development.
Large amount of new companies in the web/internet area are looking into startup accelerators as the possible source of first-seed-money. Not only that, but also mentorship, access to investors and suddenly startup accelerator became a trend, that Y generation is preferring even more than a university education.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Learn how to get finance
Aprende a Financiarte (Learn how to get finance) is a program coordinated by the High Council of Chambers of Commerce of Spain and implemented by the Regional Council of Chambers of Commerce of Andalusia. The Program is co-financed by the Chambers of Commerce and the European Regional Development Fund.