Silicon Labs Buys Bluegiga in Finland for $61 Million

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Silicon Labs announced Wednesday its acquisition of Bluegiga Technologies Oy, based in Finland, for $61 million in cash. Bluegiga makes wireless products such as ultra-low power Bluetooth Smart, Bluetooth Classic and Wi-Fi modules as well as […] The post Silicon Labs Buys Bluegiga in Finland for $61 Million appeared first on SiliconHills.

Finnish Police To Tap On Location-Based Service Grafetee.com To Make Neigborhoods Safer

YoungUpstarts

But in the case of Helsinki, Finland-based location-based app Grafetee (www. grafetee.com ), the men in blue are simply leveraging on technology to make neighborhoods safer. You know something’s serious when the police gets involved.

More innovation off the beaten path

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Last entry this year in a series on innovation from places you do not typically expect much innovation from Startup City – Boulder, CO Monument Men – structures across US Desert West Diplomacy and Digital Signatures – Finland, Estonia Technology

Even more global innovation

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Google''s Project Loon Finland''s next blockbuster Spain: Mobile Banking Innovation Santander: A city of sensors. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

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Waves of technology platforms

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, September 8, 2008 Waves of technology platforms I still remember the first time I switched to LAMP. That startup didnt turn out so well, but not for lack of technology. Waves of technology platforms The lean startup Customer Development Engineering Greasemonkey compiler Great open source scalability tools from Danga Ideas.

The Helsinki Spring

Steve Blank

I spent the month of September lecturing, and interacting with (literally) thousands of entrepreneurs in two emerging startup markets, Finland and Russia. This is the first of two posts about Finland and entrepreneurship.

Nokia as “He Who Must Not Be Named” and the Helsinki Spring

Steve Blank

I was invited to Finland as part of Stanford’s Engineering Technology Venture Program partnership with Aalto University. Unique to Finland with its strong cultural emphasis on equality and the redistribution of wealth is a business press that doesn’t understand startups and is overtly hostile to their success. Many founders mentioned this as a reason not to incorporate or grow their companies in Finland. Nokia was Finland’s symbol of national competence.

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Best Companies For Magento Support

YoungUpstarts

For this reason, the providers of these goods and services harnessed the latest technology to bring them to their users. One such technology is Magento. Lamia (Finland). The advent of E-commerce opened up a lot of possibilities for everyone.

Lessons Learned: What does a startup CTO actually do?

Startup Lessons Learned

What does your Chief Technology Officer do all day? I figured wed bring in a professional to do the managing and scheduling-type stuff, and I could stay focused on making sure we built really awesome technology.

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The Pay-It-Forward Culture

Steve Blank

Until the 1980’s Chinese and Indian engineers ran into a glass ceiling in large technology companies held back by the belief that “they make great engineers but can’t be the CEO.” These networks can be around any area of interest (technology, ethnic groups, etc.).

A Visit With the European Startup Community

Gust

My wife, Ann, and I took a trip this past spring to visit Estonia, Finland, Ireland and Russia. In Moscow, we attended the twelfth annual Congress of the European Business Angel Network , held April 23-24, at the Digital October technology entrepreneurship center. Tallinn is the capital of Estonia, located just across the Bay of Finland from Helsinki. Finland. A two hour ferry ride across the Bay of Finland carried us from Tallinn to Helsinki.

Many Startups Stumble on International Cultures

Startup Professionals Musings

I was once asked by a top executive of a major software company why we were not selling more products in Finland. Our own subsidiary, of a major technology company, started to repair and service competitive products in order to maintain our own technical staff and service capabilities.

A story from Sir Tim

Start Up Blog

About 10 years into the web I received a letter telling me that I was to receive the Millenium Prize in Finland. — entrepreneurship entrepreneurs internet respect Sir Tim Berners Lee startups technology

Hear This From SXSW: Tech and News

Austin Startup

The Forrest Four-Cast: March 23, 2018 Technology is transforming every corner of the media landscape, from the way news is gathered, to the way it is presented, to the way it is shared. And in Sweden and Finland, robots now write more news articles than humans.

Twitter Link Roundup #46 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Today Finland officially becomes first nation to make broadband a legal right – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing.

Twitter Link Roundup #46 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Today Finland officially becomes first nation to make broadband a legal right – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing.

Snowflakes in the Valley: What Happens When 40 Nordic Entrepreneurs Visit Silicon Valley

ReadWriteStart

To my surprise, the ideas and technology behind that startups were not superior to the ones we have in Finland. Countries such as the UK , Russia and Finland are trying to replicate its ecosystem, to stimulate their local industries.

International Cultures are Key Business Challenges

Startup Professionals Musings

I was once asked by a division manager of a major software company why we were not selling more products in Finland. Our own subsidiary, of a major technology company, started to repair and service competitive products in order to maintain our own technical staff and service capabilities.

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The Pay-It-Forward Culture: Silicon Valley's Practical Generosity

ReadWriteStart

Until the 1980's, Chinese and Indian engineers ran into a glass ceiling in large technology companies , held back by the belief that "they make great engineers but can't be the CEO."

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Michigan: Detroit Van Buren Minnesota: Minneapolis Missouri: Kirksville Montana: Bozeman Helena Missoula Pablo Nebraska: Lincoln Omaha Nevada: Las Vegas, /usr/lib, 520 Fremont St Las Vegas, CHSI Technologies, 770 Pilot Rd. One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere.

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Alfred Jorgensen Laboratory

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AJL supply these yeasts to breweries in the UK, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, France, Spain, Brazil, Chile, USA, Canada, Australia, the Philippines, Korea, India, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic, Greece, Belgium, Holland, Vi etnam, Germany and many other countries.

Paul Graham on fundraising

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Saturday, August 2, 2008 Paul Graham on fundraising I have found no better primer on the current realities of starting a new technology company in a startup hub like Silicon Valley than Paul Grahams essays. Alas, they arent published in a dead-tree medium yet, so I cant say something like "they are the essential reference on my bookcase." but rest assured they would be.

Creating the Next Silicon Valley – The Chilean Experiment

Steve Blank

I spent two weeks of December in Chile as a guest of Professor Cristóbal García, Director of EmprendeUC at the Catholic University of Chile , which just signed up a 3-year collaboration partnership with Stanford’s Technology Ventures Program.

[Interview] Pekka Viljakainen, Author of “No Fear: Business Leadership for the Digital Age” (Part II)

YoungUpstarts

This is potentially a politically sensitive question, but I would say that in parts of the United States people are using technology actively. I say this because Finland, where I come from, is really bad at this. Leading business information architect and IT entrepreneur Pekka A.

Biometric Face Recognition and Border Security

Austin Startup

They are experimenting with biometric facial recognition technology and it’s easy to see why. The technology has many advantages over traditional “flash pass” ID verification. The project uses face matching technology to identify visa holders as they leave the country.

Why Venture Capitalists Are Investing in International Startups

David Teten

As a result, the Canadian government created the Canadian Technology Accelerator Initiative. This initiative accelerates international opportunities for high growth, export-ready Canadian companies in Information and Communications Technology, Sustainable Technologies, and Life Sciences.

Why Venture Capitalists Are Investing in International Startups

David Teten

As a result, the Canadian government created the Canadian Technology Accelerator Initiative. This initiative accelerates international opportunities for high growth, export-ready Canadian companies in Information and Communications Technology, Sustainable Technologies, and Life Sciences.

Founder Institute doubles down on Europe, now runs 10 startup accelerator programs continent-wide

The Next Web

The newly launched chapters are Zagreb (Croatia), Helsinki (Finland), Istanbul (Turkey), Rome (Italy) and Kyiv (Ukraine). The Founder Institute launched its first European chapter in Paris in 2010, and has since graduated 116 technology startups in the region (or approximately 18 percent of the 661 startups that graduated worldwide). The Founder Institute , the early-stage startup accelerator that aims to ‘globalize Silicon Valley’, is doubling down on Europe big time.

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5 Lessons From the Garage48 Helsinki Hackathon

ReadWriteStart

It gathered 120 hackers from Finland, Estonia and Latvia under the same roof and challenged them to go from zero to demo in 48 hours. Focus on technology you know. Garage48 Helsinki , the largest hackathon in the Nordics, took place last week.

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Generate and Transformify: Umbrella Solutions to Help Businesses Hire Top Talent Worldwide

Transformify

As IT talent becomes scares in many technology hubs like London, New York, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Berlin and many other big cities, the employers are left with no other option than looking for talent elsewhere in the world. London, 18.08.2018.

Austin: the Lean Startup tour continues

Startup Lessons Learned

Im going to be speaking on June 3rd at an event sponsored by the Technology Entrepreneurs Exchange (TeXchange), "the premier networking organization in Texas for business executives and entrepreneurs to meet, exchange ideas and share experiences." and lean manufacturing to guide the creation of technology businesses that create disruptive innovation.

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What Makes a Successful Startup Community? Is it Possible to Build One Where You Live?

Both Sides of the Table

From startup Rovio in Finland. A local tech winner really creates a generational technology opportunity in the way nothing else can. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch.

Why Taking Some Risks in the Sales Process Can Improve Results

Both Sides of the Table

We have strong theses in key technology areas. We even do some international deals in London or Finland. Many people are too cautious in sales processes and as a result when they present their solutions they end up sounding milquetoast and undifferentiated from anybody else in the market. In this post I advocate taking a harder stand on where your product or solution differentiates in the market – even if it means you lose some deals as a result.

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How to Build a Global Center of Innovation Excellence in Salzburg, Austria

Pascal's View

But it is not enough to simply have technology tools and risk capital in hand to build a sustainable innovation ecosystem.

Changes in Software & Venture Capital – Part 2 of 3

Both Sides of the Table

If you don’t want to read that post, the summary is: Open source computing drove computing costs down 90%, which spurred innovation in technology.

10 Companies Want To Show You The Money

YoungUpstarts

Currently available in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Spain, Norway, Germany, Portugal, Netherlands, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the USA.

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Why Coordinated Adaptive Action Networks Are Replacing Teams

YoungUpstarts

from Finland in the coming month, so we recruited him to teach us about a new technology that would accelerate the work on our project while providing feedback and support for him and his CAAN back home.

What is a startup?

Startup Lessons Learned

And yet, we so often loose sight of the fact that startups are not their products, their technological breakthroughs, or even their data. Even the most radical new inventions always build upon previous technology. Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, June 21, 2010 What is a startup?

Israeli startups – Apply for mini Seedcamp Tel Aviv by Feb 3rd

VC Cafe

Internet technology start ups in Israel should apply *for free* on this link: Apply to Seedcamp Tel Aviv. Last month in London, I got a chance to sit with five startups from the UK, Italy, Finland and Estonia – each with a very different business.

Invest in Israel Newsletter – June 2012 Edition

VC Cafe

has acquired Israeli face recognition technology developer Face.com for $100 million. The two companies have collaborated for a long time, with Facebook using Face.com’s technology to help users tag the faces of friends in pictures they upload on the social network with Face.com’s Photo Tagger service. Photoccino’s advanced image analysis and selection technologies will be integrated into products across the Shutterfly, Tiny Prints, Wedding Paper Divas, and Treat brands.

6 Customer Journey Mapping Examples: How UX Pros Do It

ConversionXL

Finland-based Leadfeeder is a top (Google) analytics tool that shows the companies that visit your website. This is because often enterprise customers are yet to even understand the value of technology being implemented into their business.

The United Nations: a Network of Networks

Reid Hoffman

My keynote remarks at the UN General Assembly’s High-Level Event on Innovation and Technology – SDG Innovation. To achieve that vision, we need new technologies; new collaborative strategies between governments, NGOs, and the private sector; new methods of sharing and scaling what works. The question is: what is required in order to achieve these technologies and these strategies? Entrepreneurship for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Is Entrepreneurship a Management Science? (for Harvard Business.

Startup Lessons Learned

So you can imagine how I expected some skepticism when pitching ideas about technology innovation to, say, the U.S. So you can imagine how I expected some skepticism when pitching ideas about technology innovation to, say, the U.S. Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Thursday, January 7, 2010 Is Entrepreneurship a Management Science? for Harvard Business Review) Im excited to have just published the first of several articles on entrepreneurship for the Harvard Business Review online.