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Practical advice, insights and thinking for startups and early-stage growth companies as they set up, start up and scale up across all aspects of their businesses and operations.

Why Values Are The Key to Sustainable Growth

Brian Chesky, one of the founders of Airbnb, recently wrote an article on company culture. He stresses that company culture is built on locking in the core values from the start. “It’s living the core values when you hire; when you write an email; when you are working on a project; when you are walking […]


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Business Model Canvas

Advantages of the Business Model Canvas

Whether you’re in startup mode or gaining traction, you need real clarity on your business model so you can design your business for success. The Business Model Canvas (BMC) was originally developed by Alex Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur, and presented in their seminal 2010 book ‘Business Model Generation’ as a visual framework for devising, developing […]


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European Startup Events 2014

JANUARY 10-12  Athens Launch48 Weekend – Athens 14-15  General Assembly Developer Meet & Greet – London 15  3rd OpenStack User Group Nordics Meetup – Stockholm 19-21 DLD14 – Munich 22-25  Bett Powering Learning – London 27-28  Wearable Technologies Conference 2014 Europe – Munich 28  Creative Tech Hub – London 30  City Meets Tech – London


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What is a Startup Accelerator, Business Incubator…?

With the assortment of possible startup events and programs available – from Launch Weekend to Startup Accelerator to Business Incubator – it’s difficult to know exactly what each entails and whether they’re applicable to you. As a start, here are some handy startup program definitions so you can better understand the broad nature of each […]


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What Startups Can Learn From Rockstar Games

Rockstar Games have been described as the Apple of the games industry and their founder, Sam Houser, likened to Steven Spielberg (by John Riccitiello, the former CEO of EA). In a sector of multi-million dollar development budgets and marketing spends, their titles are the highest rated (with the top 2 rated games in history according […]


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