[ADV] 4 Tips For Traveling To Norway This Summer

YoungUpstarts

This summer, try something different – Norway. This can’t be the first time you will hear this, but Norway is one of the most breathtaking countries in the world. Here are 4 tips for traveling to Norway this summer. What not to miss while traveling to Norway.

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Here are the 5 hottest startups in Norway

The Next Web

A country of never-ending sunsets, northern lights, and home to over 50 thousand islands and fjords, Norway has always been a haven for nature enthusiasts. Norway is home to one of the fastest growing startup ecosystems in the Nordics. percent increase across the entire Nordic region, it’s clear that Norway’s tech scene is growing at an explosive rate. Norway’s up and coming… This story continues at The Next Web.

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At SXSW, Norway’s Crown Prince Focuses on Tech for Sustainable Development

SiliconHills

The post At SXSW, Norway’s Crown Prince Focuses on Tech for Sustainable Development appeared first on SiliconHills. By Susan Lahey Reporter with Silicon Hills News It is always ironic when the tech doesn’t work at SXSW, which happened to Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon, speaking at SXSW on Tuesday about creating innovation that solves problems. Starting his presentation with a video about the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals he ran into technical […].

Bucket List Corporate Travel Destinations: 5 Places Your Employees Won’t Want to Miss

The Startup Magazine

Lofoten Islands, Norway. The Lofoten Islands in Norway are not the most famous location on this lis. Co-working life Community Staffing benefits Big Apple content culture Employees incentive India infrastructure Lofoten Islands Maldives New York City Norway Office overhead Rome South Africa team transportation Travel venture workplace

Reflections On My 40th Birthday: Blogging, Business, Travel And A Party I Will Never Forget

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Diary Laptop Lifestyle birthday party croatia Cryptocurrency digital nomad iceland norway solar energy travel ukraine yaro yaro-travels yaro-travels-1On July 19th, 2019, I turned 40. When I was a teenager, I saw 40 as REALLY old. It was the age you properly became an adult. No more using youth as an excuse for anything, plus you have to consider things like visiting the doctor for prostate exams… yikes! As I got closer to […].

State of the Digital Music Industry 2014: An Insider’s View

VC Cafe

Digital is now the majority of revenues in markets such as the US, India, Norway and Sweden. Music is everyone’s favorite example of digital disruption done wrong. After peaking at $38 billion revenue more than a decade ago, the industry stabilized last year at $16.5 billion. Now the focus is on digital music GROWTH. In the first half of 2013, 43 percent of all album sales were digital, up from 38 percent the year before (Nielsen).

San Antonio-based NewTek Acquired by Norwegian-based Vizrt

SiliconHills

Vizrt, a broadcast company based in Norway, announced it has acquired San Antonio-based NewTek. The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Michael Hallen, president and CEO of Vizrt, will lead the company. Vizrt said the acquisition creates the largest company in the broadcast space that is dedicated to enabling IT-based video production. Combining […]. The post San Antonio-based NewTek Acquired by Norwegian-based Vizrt appeared first on SiliconHills. San Antonio

Oslo Innovation Week Starts With Female Keynote Speakers

SiliconHills

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News OSLO, NORWAY – Just as the event got underway, master of ceremonies Torgny Amdam—among whose credits are as a singer in a hardcore band—announced: “Let’s all stand for the Crown Prince Haakon!” The crowd of about 200 people stood, the prince came forward, and the rap song […] The post Oslo Innovation Week Starts With Female Keynote Speakers appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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Austin Companies Compete For Free Trip to Oslo Innovation Week

SiliconHills

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Oslo, Norway, is the home of Edvard Munch’s The Scream, the Viking Ship Museum, and a growing innovation conference where, this October, some intrepid central Texas startup will get the opportunity to pitch against contenders from Hackney and several Nordic countries, all expenses paid.

London Company Wins Pitching Contest at Oslo Innovation Week 2015

SiliconHills

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News OSLO, NORWAY: Despite a remarkable collection of Nordic startups, the surprising winner of the 100 Pitches competition at Oslo Innovation Week, which included two outliers from London and Austin, was the London company: Skin Analytics.

Building a Unique Maker Culture in the Nordics

SiliconHills

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News OSLO, NORWAY – Amid the hovercraft and kits with giant colored straws building kits and drones and 3D printed Rubic’s cubes at the Oslo Innovation maker fair in October, one presenter didn’t really think of what his company—Teenage Engineering—does as making.

[Singapore][Competition] Applications For 14th Start-Up@Singapore Now Open

YoungUpstarts

Its recent edition attracted more than 3,000 teams and 9,000 participants, both locally as well as from countries such as Australia, Canada, Norway, India, Brunei, Pakistan, Russia, Greece, the Philippines and Indonesia. One of Singapore’s oldest startup competitions – Start-Up@Singapore – is back, this time for its 14th edition.

The Best Places to Start a Business in 2015

Up and Running

Norway. Arctic Norway lends itself to some ethereal sights, like these reindeer. “[Norway] ranked third in Gallup’s latest global happiness survey. While it’s well known that individual tax rates are high in Norway, tax rates on corporate profits are lower than the U.S., and Norway is internationally considered to be easy to do business in. You’ve no doubt heard what they say in real estate: location, location, location.

Entrepreneurial Journey Takes Melvin Brewing To Denver’s Heights and Beyond

The Startup Magazine

During the festival, beers are shipped overseas to South Korea, Japan, Norway, Belgium, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Jeremy Tofte’s family background in the beer business shows through in his work with Melvin Brewing.

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8 Tips On Intercultural Communication And International Etiquette To Create Successful Business Relationships In Asia

YoungUpstarts

at the high end (Australia and Norway, tied for the top ranking) to 26.1 On the Global Gender Gap Index, for instance, the Philippines ranks second only to Norway in women’s ability to rise to leadership positions in enterprise. By Sharon Schweitzer, J.D.,

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How DragonBox an educational app beat Angry Birds in the AppStore

Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli

DragonBox teaches kids algebra in a innovative and fun way and has reached the #1 spot in the Games category of the AppStore in Norway. Aymeric I have interviewed the founder of the company We Want To Know that is behind the app DragonBox. Click here to check out the app on the iTunes store. [.]. General

7 Rules For Better Data Protection Compliance

YoungUpstarts

Always seek the concerned individual’s consent before you place information pertaining to them online (apart from perhaps basic office contact details) and before you send any personal data outside Norway, Lichtenstein, Iceland, or the European Union. In a world where corporations and businesses are trusted with people’s data, better data compliance is a must. Check out these tips to improve it in your business: 1. Consent.

Is America’s Corporate Culture In The Dark Ages?

YoungUpstarts

Within the next few years, Mustang added offices in Melbourne and Perth, Australia; Mumbai, India; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Bogota, Colombia; Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia; and Norway. by Bill Higgs, author of the upcoming book “Culture Code Champions: 7 Steps to Scale & Succeed in Your Business”. American work habits can seem downright oppressive when viewed from afar.

In the Lean In Era, Business And Tech Still Fail To Promote Women; 4 Ways To Fix The Problem Now 

YoungUpstarts

Ideas include comply or explain requirements (“if not, why not?”), certificate programs, pledge regimes, quota laws (Norway, Spain, Italy, France, Germany but probably not for the United States), mandatory disclosure, voluntary disclosure, structured search (Rooney Rule) adoptions, and more.

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Is Google Letting Women In Business Down?

YoungUpstarts

Russia, Norway, Mexico and Japan were the only other countries to have no female representation in their respective top 25 Google Images results. by Steve Carpenter, Business Development Director at Creditsafe. The modern workplace is one where men and women are valued for their contribution, regardless of gender.

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5 Creative Ways To Motivate Employees

YoungUpstarts

The beauty of incentive travel is that you can be as creative as you want to be including out-of-the-ordinary activities where employees can truly immerse themselves in their destinations, whether that’s husky puppy training in Norway, making a positive change by getting hands-on with an animal conservation project in Costa Rica or adding on a walking tour with a former street child in Delhi being just a few fantastic ways to satisfy employees.

10 Careers You Can Take Anywhere

YoungUpstarts

You could work for home builders in Melbourne or office construction in Norway. With some careers, you’re stuck. You might love teaching scuba diving lessons, but you couldn’t exactly move to Ohio and keep your same career.

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Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 6: Al Milukas, and Zahra Aljabri and James Faghmous

Steve Blank

It was (in Norway) that this idea started percolating, because over there the shopping was so much better to find things that met my needs, that were modest, and I was trying to explain to James why the shopping was so much better. … Almost the whole time when I was in Norway (I) was looking and searching for companies, physical and online, that were providing a solution, and there was not. Sometimes your passion is what you think about outside your day job.

How to be an Olympian in Your Business

Growthink Blog

This is well shown by Norway - with a population less than that of Colorado but with arguably the world’s best Athletes Development and Coaching Program, leading the Olympics Medals Count while the US is 5th and Russia 7th. Isn’t it awesome to see the amazing grace, endurance, skill, and competitiveness of our Olympic athletes? And wouldn’t it be great to perform as executives and entrepreneurs at that kind of “ultra-peak” level? Well, it isn’t as hard as it seems.

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Startup Lessons Learned

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Tech Industry Hiring In Canada Continues To Grow

YoungUpstarts

This software is being used by the Norwegian Olympic Center and Team Norway. The tech job landscape across Canada has continued to grow. In 2018, Canada had a record-low unemployment rate and as a result we are seeing more companies, startups and online-based businesses dedicated to serving the niche-jobs industry. New emerging technologies have been the key catalyst for in-demand jobs. Positions for software development and data science continue to expand throughout the industry.

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Hands-on Lessons for Advanced Topics in Entrepreneurship

Startup Lessons Learned

One day, they saw that Norway just fell off the map. So they called the Norwegian customs office, and they found that Norway a week before had consolidated all of its post offices. By contacting customs in Norway, they were able to work out how to label things to actually get them delivered a little faster. Guest post by Lisa Regan, writer for T he Lean Startup Conference.

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How to Start A New Business in Less Than 50 Hours

ReadWriteStart

I could have gone to Nice (France) or Minsk or Bergen (Norway), but the event in my hometown was a lot easier to get to. Just about every weekend someplace on the planet a peculiar series of meetups is happening called Startup Weekend. The idea is to bring together a group of people, many of whom have never set eyes on each other before, to form new ventures, many of which are tech-related. So far the model seems to be working: each weekend on average has produced two or three companies.

Brexit: Why the EIF must remain

The Equity Kicker

The good news is that there are precedents, as David notes Israel has a deal which allows the EIF to invest in their country and Norway has something similar. The European Investment Fund (EIF) is an EU institution that exists to stimulate the startup ecosystem by investing in venture capital funds. They have made a huge contribution to the UK scene, backing 37% of UK based venture funds between 2011 and 2015.

Startup Revenue Milestones

K9 Ventures

Photo Scott Sporleder, Trolltunga, Norway. At K9 we invest in companies which have a clear/direct revenue model and typically don’t invest in companies that follow the Ubiquity first Revenue Later (URL) revenue model made famous by Eric Schmidt in 2007. In my discussions with K9 portfolio founders about scaling revenue, I very often end up drawing the same picture: $0/month. When a startup is just getting started it first needs to build its product/service.

Global Multichannel Consumer Behaviour (Research/Purchase) Analysis

Occam's Razor

For example, from the outside Sweden and Norway are practically one and the same. When you look at the data, your mobile strategy will be a bit more tablet-heavy in Norway (stronger penetration, stronger commercial intent) and your advertising targeting, tone and approach will cater to "knowledge seekers in Norway and to "functionals" in Sweden.

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Austinpreneur’s SXSW 2018 Wrapup

Austin Startup

Capital Factory was honored to welcome Melinda Gates, Steve Huffman, Megan Smith, Tim O’Reilly, Richard Garriott, Taizo Son, Stephen Wolfram, London Mayor Sadiq Kahn, SBA Administrator Linda McMahon, Senator Mark Warner, Senator Jerry Moran, HRH Prince Constanijn von Oranje of the Netherlands, and HRH Prince Haakon Magnus of Norway, plus dozens of other VIP’s. London Mayor Sadiq Kahn promoting the rights and opportunities for women around the world.

Brexit: What Start-ups Need to Know

Cracking the Code

like Norway, Iceland). Possible impact on the broader economy Base case Upside case Downside case Similar to Norway or Switzerland - the UK maintains deep and wide trade relations with the EU after leaving the bloc, but continues with many of the laws and regulations that are currently part of EU law (inc. In 30 days, on June 23rd, UK voters will be asked a simple question: “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?”

What Tech Entrepreneurs Could Learn from Chamillionaire

Both Sides of the Table

It allowed him to do big shows down the line in places like Norway & Dubai. On why you should be an entrepreneur, “A lot of people do what they have to do. You want to get yourself to a position where you can do what you want to do&# (Chamillionaire).

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

Transformify - Recruiting

London, 18.08.2018. Transformify Recruitment CRM and Generate FS have joined forces to help employers hire top talent worldwide.

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. by Pabla Ayala, cofounder of pFunk Media Is your holiday gift-giving list becoming longer and pricier than your current wallet can handle? Make extra cash to help with those expensive holiday costs and maybe even help you put some money back in your wallet so you don’t start the New Year off broke!

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Invest in Israel Newsletter – June 2012 Edition

VC Cafe

Girls in Tech London picked the top women in 19 countries – the UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Greece and Israel – on the basis of their leadership and excellence in innovation and technology.

Balloon Wars

Steve Blank

Hundreds of these balloons took off from secret sites in Norway, Scotland, West Germany, and Turkey carrying a gondola with two reconnaissance cameras. In the 1950’s the U.S. Military and the CIA enlisted balloons (some as tall as a 40-story building) as weapons systems targeting the Soviet Union. Throughout the decade they launched a series of Top Secret/ codeword balloon projects and thousands of balloons, to gather intelligence about the Soviet Union.

Here’s to You, Women in Business

Up and Running

Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark are close runners up, leaving the rest of the world trailing sadly behind. The United Nations Headquarters, pictured here, will hold the inaugural Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Conference. If you’re an active part of your city or town’s community, you may have noticed a sudden spike in the number of activities and events relating to business and entrepreneurship.

Mass Shootings, Political Correctness, and Magical Thinking

Diego Basch

Norway has one of the best healthcare systems in the world, and that didn’t stop Anders Behring from killing 77 people. Speaking in Newtown, CT yesterday, President Obama said : We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change. We will be told that the causes of such violence are complex, and that is true. [.] Surely, we can do better than this.

How To Profit From Day Trading Gas-Related Stocks

YoungUpstarts

Iran, Qatar, Canada, China, Norway, and Saudi Arabia come next. As of 2019, natural gas is experiencing a rapid growth phase. According to a report by International Gas Union and The Boston Consulting Group released in 2018, the average worldwide gas consumption has grown in the last decade by 1.8% per year. Thus, it is the fastest growing energy source after renewable energy.

Invest in Israel Newsletter April 2011 Edition

VC Cafe

Israel was cited along with Australia, Canada, Korea, Norway and Sweden, as a country in which economic conditions and underlying price pressures are somewhat stronger than in other advanced economies. As every month, VC Cafe is re-posting the “Invest in Israel” Newsletter, published by the investment promotion center of Israel’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor , which offers many helpful tools for prospecting investors. See the April 2011 edition after the jump.

Should You Really Reduce Form Fields?

ConversionXL

A few years ago, Blivakker.no, a leading beauty eCommerce store in Norway, ran a test to discover the impact of removing form fields. You have a landing page and plenty of traffic, but no one is clicking the submit button on your lead gen form. What gives? If you’re like most people, your first instinct is to remove form fields to reduce friction. Sounds simple and, well, pretty obvious, right? If you want more people to complete your form, ask less of them. A best practice was born.

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