Should Apple Buy Hungary?

Agile VC

I had read somewhere that Apple’s cash pile was equivalent to Hungary’s GDP so I tweeted out the suggestion that perhaps an activist shareholder should push an acquisition of Hungary rather than thinking small (e.g. Maybe Hungary is starting to look more plausible…

Now Europe Wants Elon Musk's Hyperloop

Inc Startups

The government of Slovakia is exploring plans to build a Hyperloop system in Europe that would connect the country with Austria and Hungary

Which Is Better: New Media Marketing Or Old School Internet Marketing? by Yaro Starak

Tweet I received an email recently from one my newsletter subscribers named Zsolt , who is from Hungary. He had a really great question regarding what business models still work online. Specifically he was referring to the more social web 2.0

4 Global Innovations You Can't Miss

Inc Startups

A Foldable Scooter Antro, Hungary There''s no need to find a parking space for Moveo. The Vespa-like scooter, developed by Antro in Hungary, can be folded down and toted like a rolling suitcase. Mind-reading headphones, a scooter in a suitcase, and more.

Book Review: The Intel Trinity

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

While there are a couple chapters in the book about Andy Grove’s personal history, for more color on that — his unbelievable personal life story as an immigrant from Hungary — I’d recommend Grove’s memoir Swimming Across.

Visiting the Balkan Ghosts

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

And to compensate Habsburg Austria-Hungary for this new provocation, Bismarck arranged for Bosnia, the province next door to Serbia, with a Serbian population that also wanted independence, to be transferred from Ottoman rule to Habsburg rule—the immediate cause of World War I.

Join a conference simulcast near you

Startup Lessons Learned

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. The number of hosts has grown annually, and this year, we have 200+ groups joining us on Monday, December 3. They represent more than 10,000 people total. If you're not attending the conference in person, consider meeting up with one of these groups to watch.

Arianna Huffington on Wellness for Workaholics

Inc Startups

According to 2012 numbers from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, among European countries, Greece was number one in hours worked, Hungary was second, and Poland third. Buy all the nap pods you want. Good luck getting your overachievers to sleep.

Expectations vs. Reality: 8 Lessons From The First Year As CEO


Instead of adding to the din, we started reaching out to areas of the startup ecosystem where the noise was significantly less; we started pinging incubators, hackathons, and co-working spaces in places like Atlanta and Pittsburgh and Indiana and Hungary and Australia.

What Inspired 10 Successful Entrepreneurs to Become Founders

Inc Startups

He had studied textile engineering in Hungary before World War II. I admire the courage it took for an immigrant from Hungary with a young daughter and wife and almost no savings to strike out on his own. Every entrepreneurial journey starts somewhere.

Finnish Operator Required To Block Access To ThePirateBay, Among Others


It has a very bad ring to it, especially after it comes out just following our guest post regarding issues in Hungary. Elisa , one of the largest internet service providers in Finland, has been forced to block access to The PirateBay for its customers.

Top 7 NoMad Destinations in 2016

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Budapest, Hungary Budapest scores high on cost of living, weather and air quality. The only real way to experience a place is to immerse yourself in it. Working and living in a specific destination allows you to truly experience the culture, people, food and traditions.

The Top 5 Best Cities For Possibility

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Budapest, Hungary. Every year there’s a list of cities that have been researched to be the best of some category. There are the “most livable,” cities and the “happiest,” the “Best for VC Capital” and more, but can you put a measure on the cities with the most possibility?

Allied For Startups calls on Ansip to lower barriers for European growth


Between us, we represent the startup communities in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, Sweden, Denmark, Hungary, Portugal, Netherlands, The Slovak Republic, and Poland. Why do Nordic and Baltic startups constantly look towards the U.S.

Lightning a reminder southern hockey continues to thrive

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — About the same time a new champion hoists the Stanley Cup, players from as far away as Canada, Latvia and Hungary will gather in Tennessee for four days to showcase their hockeyFRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP)

Denmark, Finland Lead World in Positive Attitude towards Entrepreneurship


Like last year, respondents in Austria (40%), Hungary (40%), Portugal (39%), and Germany (37%) show the most negative attitude.

Two years of remote working – hiring, scaling, culture, and the lifestyle trade-off

The Startup Toolkit

This is just a story, not advice, but maybe there’s something relevant. At year’s end I’ll be trading away my location independence for something better. It’s been a fun stretch.

Canada: The Next Start-up Frontier?

Inc Startups

A native of Hungary, he met his co-founder Rutul Sharma while pursuing an MBA in Brazil. With its new Startup Visa program, Canada's hoping to lure foreign entrepreneurs. But what do start-ups stand to gain by heading north?

Four Stories: A Decade of Writing Occam's Razor!

Occam's Razor

People that make me so happy when I see them around the world, like Marco when I visit Germany or Zoli when I'm in Hungary. An off-topic post this week, to celebrate this incredible outpost you've helped create on the web, Occam's Razor.

The Way I Work: Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia

Inc Startups

We sent two people to Hungary to check it out. Patagonia's founder still loves to blaze a trail. He takes copious time off, lets employees manage themselves, and tells customers not to buy his products.

U.S. Immigration Policy Is Killing Innovation

Inc Startups

Prezi , founded in Hungary, is changing the way many of us give presentations and London-based Wonga , a real-time risk-profiling startup, is bringing small loans to the 21st century.

This Is Why I Don't Give You A Job


Editorial note: This is a guest post by Andor Jakab from Hungary. It's only Hungary that is so messed up: This chart is from a Deloitte study. People are leaving Hungary. In fact, this is a cross post from his blog.

Eastern European Champions & the 4 V’s of Big Data

Cracking the Code

Skype is probably the most famous of them, but there are a lot of other examples including Game Insights, Kaspersky and Parallels in Russia, LogMeIn and Prezi in Hungary and Avast and AVG in the Czech Republic.

Nokia Cuts 4000 Jobs Globally


Nokia has just announced, according to Reuters that it is cutting down 4000 jobs in Finland, Hungary and Mexico as it struggles for better profitability. Espoo, Finland - Nokia has today announced planned changes at its factories in Komarom, Hungary, Reynosa, Mexico and Salo, Finland. Finnish Helsingin Sanomat expects that the factory in Salo will see some 1000-1200 jobs cut as part of downsizing the output to match demand in Europe.

ACTA Signed By 22 EU Countries, Still A Fight To Be Ratified In EU Parliament


Signatories include the UK, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden.

How Digital Startups Will Develop the World

Inc Startups

Hungary’s Prezi is a cloud-based tool that enables users to create presentations as if they were on one large canvas rather than a series of slides. Local entrepreneurs are driving Internet growth in emerging markets, and that''s a good thing.

Startup Wise Guys Announces Winter '13 Teams


Their Winter '13 batch includes teams from Russia, Estonia, Poland, Finland, Hungary, and Chile, and begun yesterday by talking to alumni, getting a tour of the city, and a welcoming party at Garage48 HUB. The Startup Wise Guys : Part II is now in production.

Startup Wise Guys Alumni Pass €1 Million in Funding as new Teams Hop Onboard


The teams joining Startup Wise Guys this batch include: TrainedOn (Hungary, Estonia) - Multisided platform with online tools and a marketplace for offline training management.

Time to Go

Tony Wright dot com

Summer 2013 – Czech Republic / Germany / Hungary / Croatia. Late in May, my wife and I will be leaving home with nothing but 2 carry-on bags to travel the world for an indefinite period of time.

What Can You Learn from the 4-Hour Workweek?

Both Sides of the Table

During this period of time I found ways to get my firm to staff me in Italy, France, Hungary, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain and the UK. A couple of years ago I read the popular book, “The Four Hour Workweek &# by Tim Ferriss.

Social Enterprises Globally

Business Plan Blog

NESsT was co-founded by an American and a Chilean in 1997 and is currently a registered charity in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Hungary, Peru, Romania, the U.K. There is a rich social enterprise culture present in the United Kingdom.

Social Educational Network Raises $5 M For International Expansion


Petersburg-based startup plans to launch local versions in Israel, Hungary, Poland, China, and the US in 2012-2013, with a target to serve 100 million users “as soon as possible.”. Runa Capital, a Moscow-based international venture fund, has invested $5 million in the educational startup at an undisclosed valuation. was established in 2007 as a free, nationwide school network.

Top 7 NoMad Destinations in 2016

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Budapest, Hungary Budapest scores high on cost of living, weather and air quality. The only real way to experience a place is to immerse yourself in it. Working and living in a specific destination allows you to truly experience the culture, people, food and traditions.

Bitcoin Exchange Safello expands with direct payments from banks across Europe


Hungary. Several months ago, we wrote about the Swedish Bitcoin exchange Safello and their mission to make doing business with Bitcoin as simple as possible, although without the anonymity that some other exchanges pride themselves on.

Skype for Small Business Profile: Drew Gerber

Mike Michalowicz

He’s a citizen of the world who currently splits his time between Hungary, Serbia, and the US. Though it’s sometimes difficult to physically catch up with PR guru Drew Gerber, CEO of Wasabi Publicity, Inc. , he’s always available virtually.

Szaky of @TerraCycle Profiled in @CSMonitor

Campus Entrepreneurship

and later… Szaky grew up in Budapest, Hungary, prior to the fall of communism and has been intrigued by entrepreneurship ever since he arrived in North America. There are many student entrepreneurs — Gates, Zuckerberg, Dell — that the masses know about.

[Event] Ukraine, Thailand And US Take Top Spots At Microsoft Imagine Cup 2012


Third Place: Turtle Games (Hungary). They came, they saw, and they – well, some of them, at least – conquered.

Helping startups hit a home run, VC Style

David Teten

in Budapest, Hungary.) Lots of venture capitalists claim to add value to the companies in which they invest. But how do they do it? And does it really produce better returns for their investors? My coauthors and I just published in the Journal of Private Equity the first-ever research study on best practices of venture capitalists in creating portfolio company value through operational support, exploring exactly these questions. We published a piece in TechCrunch summarizing our findings.

US Business Angel Esther Dyson: “Online Services Can Reduce The Costs Of Being Honest”


Because there are so many Russians, fewer Russians have learned English than in countries such as the Czech Republic or Hungary, let alone the Netherlansds or Sweden. Among US business angels, Esther Dyson is probably the one who has invested the most to date in Russia.

Sneak preview, KISSmetrics (and more)

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Saturday, April 17, 2010 Sneak preview, KISSmetrics (and more) Hear the CEO of KISSmetrics give a sneak preview of what hell be presenting at the Startup Lessons Learned conference on April 23 (were less than a week away!):