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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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A 3D scan of Van Gogh to create the perfect replica: FormArt will rock the art world

The current technique for digitizing paintings consists of taking a very high resolution photo of the artwork - that's essentially what the Google Art project does. The problem is of course that paintings are not 2D objects. A painting is a 3D landscape of paint, and the texture adds just as much to the uniqueness of a painting as the composition. A Dutch startup called FormArt worked five years to refine a 3D sca... Read more

This professor slash entrepreneur thinks it's about time you learned to design your own circuit boards

Some people: it's not enough that they hold a PhD in machine learning, but they have to launch successful businesses on the side too. Professor Benjamin Schrauwen of the University of Ghent recently sold his spam catching startup Mollom to Acquia for an undisclosed amount, and just now Schrauwen and his co-founder Karel Bruneel launched a new venture: circuits.io, an online InDesign for circuit boards that wants ... Read more

Meet the Money: Guillaume Lautour (IDinvest), the VC behind Deezer, Clear2Pay and Dailymotion

Our first ‘Meet the Money’ interview features Guillaume Lautour, a partner at Idinvest, a VC fund that holds stakes in Deezer, Dailymotion and Clear2Pay. Lautour is specialized in gaming, consumer Internet and telecom companies. He started his career in VC in 1999, after a career as a trader on Nasdaq and a stint in the European and US M&A market. Guillaume talks to Whiteboard about innovation, startup mis... Read more

Stolen construction tools represent a 1 bn euro market. And this startup thinks he'll eat it all.

Every year, ten percent of the tools on any construction site are lost or get stolen. Tracking cheapish tools (under 10k €) was too expensive, at least until today. Tim Gestels (27) is a bright eyed, extremely  young looking product developer from Antwerp who devised a custom RFID tag to track small construction tools - while still living at home with mom and dad. So naturally, after he had finished developin... Read more

How a Paris based company amassed a QUARTER MILLION creatives for its brainstorming platform

Some of the greatest innovative businesses have a tendency to hide in plain sight: growing without anyone noticing them, until they're incontournable, and everybody has to play catch-up. But by then it's too late. Pinterest is a good example, but Paris based eYeka one of those "little engine that could" stories that I just love, and the word incontournable is no exaggeration, as you will see. eYeka started out as ... Read more