Marketing Budgets & Unicorns – Both Scarce in the Netherlands

In a recent post we discussed the Dutch startup environment, looking at whether the necessary conditions have been created within the Netherlands for startups to thrive and eventually become a Unicorn like Uber, Airbnb, Snapchat or Pinterest, or, in Europe, Skype, Spotify, Rovio and Dutch fintech company Adyen. Though these companies have no trouble finding […] Read more »

The Startup Delta: Ready, Steady, Exit

StartupDelta is almost at the end of its planned time to exist. In June the platform should have attracted a sufficient  amount of traction to make it self sustainable. StartupDelta has had a very brief time to achieve very big goals. Within 18 months it aimed to move up the ranking scale and become part […] Read more »

Fast Food 2015: French Fries as a Service

  Back in the days, a (semi-) professional football players post-football career was not as easy as it is now. After their active football career many went back to whatever trade they learned at school: plumber, electrician, clerk, etc. Some had the gift of ‘seeing’ the game and became coach or trainer. And there was […] Read more »

Startup Europe And The Tech All Stars Competition

This week we’ll see the culmination of yet another beauty contest for web entrepreneurs. This time it’s a European contest initiated by the European Commission. As of June  7th , the second edition of Tech All Stars will commence, announcing its winner June 19th in Dublin. The Commission is not spending our tax money on […] Read more »