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The hidden startup sales strategy in Steve Blanks 'Four Steps to the Epiphany'

The hidden startup sales strategy in Steve Blanks 'Four Steps to the Epiphany'

'Four steps to the Epiphany' is a treasure chest for the budding startup entrepreneur. Created by Steve Blank, it has acquired the star status in business strategy, and it has rele...

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This 60-year-old startup founder is bringing a wingsail to cargo ships - for real

Patrick Englebert (60) started his career building nuclear power plants, but switched to the maritime and offshore industry in the early eighties. He built offshore vessels and cargo ships for almost three decades, before deciding four years ago to bet big on wind propulsion for large cargo ships. “I’m sixty now, I was in my mid fifties back then. It was now or never.” [caption id="attachment_1598" align="al... Read more

"The very idea of VC money is at odds with the success of the founder." Interview with Founder Institute founder Adeo Ressi.

The Founder Institute prides itself on being the "largest startup accelerator in the world". Since it was founded three years ago by serial entrepreneur Adeo Ressi, it has helped 670 startups launch around the world. This fall, the Founder Institute will increase its footprint in Europe, with new chapters opening in Zagreb, Helsinki, Istanbul, Rome, and Kyiv. Whiteboard met with Founder Institute founder Adeo Ress... Read more

Interview with Alex Negrea of DocTrackr

DocTrackr is one of the European startups that lead the way in thinking global from day one (well, day two maybe as you'll see in the interview). DocTrackr started out in Paris in april 2011, but today - less than two years later - it already has operations in Bucharest, Paris and Boston. Bucharest is where the development team is. Founder Alex Negrea leads the product team in Paris, while cofounder Clement Caza... Read more

Startup accelerators: the good, the bad, the ugly (interview with Mikko Jarvenpaa)

‘Speed up your startup’ is a new book by Mikko Järvenpää, formerly marketing dude at the HackFwd accelerator. His book, as it happens, is also about startup accelerators. We already wrote a short blog about the most important conclusion of the book - namely, that Jarvenpaa thinks that we’ll see a shift from startup accelerators who take all kinds of projects to to saccelerators who specialise in specific ind... Read more

Exclusive: how publishing giant Sanoma is fostering intrapreneurship with its in house startup accelerator

So print is dying - or already dead, or at least critically ill. As we wrote here earlier, the important question is not who called it first but rather: what will we DO about it? Helsinki based publisher Sanoma is trying to do something about it and started an in house startup accelerator where it encourages its own intrapreneurs to come up with disruptive business ideas. Sanoma describes itself as a medium sized ... Read more