Switzerland As A New Entrepreneur Hub

YoungUpstarts

In spite constantly catching global attention as far as quality of life, safety and being a forerunner in the pharmaceutical field for many years is concerned, Switzerland’s role as an entrepreneur hub has mostly been overlooked.

Peaks and valleys: An honest look at the startup ecosystem in Switzerland

The Next Web

When foreigners think of Switzerland, romantic images of beautiful snow peaked mountains, chocolate, watches, and cowbells come to mind. But startups and technology? Not so much.

Interview with Stephan Sieber, CEO of Unit4

deal architect

He joined the company in 2014, after over more than a decade at SAP, including Managing Director of SAP Switzerland and Chief Operating Officer of the region DACH (Germany, Switzerland. Stephan Sieber took over as CEO of Unit4 in April.

Davos preview: Thoughts from Malcolm Frank of Cognizant

deal architect

As he prepares for his annual visit to the WEF event in Davos, Switzerland, I caught up with Malcolm Frank, EVP, Strategy and Marketing of Cognizant on what he expects to hear. I hesitate to even provide a preview of

Global Innovation 2011

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

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Invest in Israel Newsletter May 2011 Edition

VC Cafe

The International Institute of Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland, in its 2011 World Competitiveness Yearbook ranked Israel in the 17th place among the world’s 59 leading economies in terms of competitiveness. AcceloWeb Invest in Israel Israel Israel GDP Israel Unemployment SC Square Auto construction sectors Draft film investment promotion center lausanne switzerland Ltd UNEMPLOYMENT unemployment figure world competitiveness yearbook IMD

Broken Hearts and Broken Minds

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Some say we should arm our teachers like they do in Israel or Switzerland. father mother parenting connecticut shootings gun regulation Israel mental health mental illness Switzerland Whitehouse.govI try not to get too political on my blog, but sometimes an event happens like the killing of 20 six and seven year old kids by a mentally unstable individual, who had access to a semi-automatic gun, that compels me to write something.

4 Unexpected Ways Blockchain Will Transform Our World

YoungUpstarts

Any communities wondering how they can take advantage of blockchain in a big way could look to Zug, Switzerland, for advice. by Andi Simon, author of “ On the Brink: A Fresh Lens to Take Your Business to New Heights “. Maybe you know all there is to know about blockchain technology.

Episode 54: Business Synchronization and Profitability Antoine Gerschel

Mike Michalowicz

He has also been guest speaker at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School and at the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland. Antoine is originally from Zurich (Switzerland), and, with his family, has spent the past 18 years in Princeton, New Jersey. Also Available On.

Worldwide Investor Network Event Tuesday, November 15th

David Teten

Quantesys (Switzerland) An un-calibrated algorithm allowing investors to turn behavioral anomalies into profitable investments. I hope you’ll join us on November 15 th at 5:30pm for the final Worldwide Investor Network event of the year.

How Designer Sumira Buchi Reinvented Her Life at 50

Hearpreneur

At the age of 50, Samira Buchi left her small town Switzerland home to pursue her American dream. I was born in Switzerland but raised by a Mediterranean family. You would be wrong to think that nothing new can come from a person at 50 years.

I’m in Logo Love: Toblerone Logo Design

crowdSPRING Blog

Background on Toblerone: Toblerone was started in Bern, Switzerland by Jean Tobler. The Matterhorn is a great symbol of Switzerland, and is said to possibly be the inspiration for the shape of the candy bar. “I’m In Logo Love” is a new series on the crowdSPRING blog.

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Crypto is Global

thebarefootvc

While these movements spooked investors, I spent a few days in Zug, Switzerland, the heart of “Crypto Valley” to meet with blockchain entrepreneurs and local investors. Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, famously chose Zug as Ethereum Foundation’s HQ based on Switzerland’s favorable regulatory environment at the time. Cryptocurrencies lost over $250B of value last week as more regulators around the world issued guidance.

Why English Isn't Enough

Babbling VC

My experience with over 20 years in Germany now is that no matter how well someone speaks English, when it comes to the hard things, they prefer German when in the DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) region.

[Competition] Seven Startups To Represent Asia At Seedstars World Final

YoungUpstarts

February 4th will see some of the best upcoming startups from around the world congregate in Geneva, Switzerland to determine the winner for the Seedstars World Final competition.

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DealMarket.com – Making Private Equity A Big Deal

YoungUpstarts

“ DealMarket has been designed by private equity professionals for private equity professionals,&# says DealMarket co-founder and CEO Celine Fillistorf, who hails from Zurich, Switzerland.

High Tech PJs? Startup Produces Performance Enhancing Sleepwear

The Startup Magazine

Though the startup was founded in Switzerland, the clothes were featured on both Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Innovation is often not coming up with a totally novel idea, but rather, taking an existing solution to a problem and using it to solve a similar problem in a different industry.

Product Knowledge And Savvy Salesmanship Not Enough When Selling Internationally; Overcoming Cultural Differences Is Essential

YoungUpstarts

In countries such as Germany, Austria and Switzerland, being on time shows you are serious, committed and that the relationship with your buyer is important. By Martin Limbeck, “ NO is Short for Next Opportunity: How Top Sales Professionals Think “.

Why English Isn't Enough

Babbling VC

My experience with over 20 years in Germany now is that no matter how well someone speaks English, when it comes to the hard things, they prefer German when in the DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) region. As I've had to answer this question so many times at this point, I thought I'd just save myself the time in the future and make a blogpost out of it. If you are going to apply to work for us at Liquid Labs, you have to speak German.

The Magic of the Irish – Dublin’s Resurgence on the Global Tech Scene

Both Sides of the Table

We heard first-hand just how close it was that Facebook had considered locating its headquarters in Switzerland and how the Irish rallied and now host more than 400 jobs locally and growing. I wrote this on my flight home from f.ounders & web summit in Dublin, Ireland late last year.

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Most Overused Buzzword On LinkedIn Profiles? Creative.

YoungUpstarts

Switzerland: Analytical. If there’s one word most people describe themselves with professionally, it’s creative.

Purple Cows and Charity Water

VC Cafe

I’m paraphrasing a bit, but it goes something like this: He was driving through the countryside of Switzerland, and for miles all he saw on the side of the road, was rows of trees. “Be Bold or Italic, never Regular”?—?anonymous. anonymous.

Brexit: What Start-ups Need to Know

Cracking the Code

Example - Switzerland has 129 different bilateral trade accords with the EU, but must accept free movement of people and still pays fees to the EU.

Innovation Outposts in Silicon Valley – Going to Where the Action Is

Steve Blank

Other companies operating in small markets with little R&D resources in their home country (ABB, Novartis and Hoffmann-La Roche in Switzerland, Philips in the Netherlands and Ericsson in Sweden) pursued R&D outside their home country by necessity.

The World Economic Forum 2014 #WEF14

VC Cafe

Every year, world leaders from both the public and private sector, meet at Davos Switzerland to discuss the biggest issues facing our society at the World Economic Forum.

The Case For A Five Hour Workday

YoungUpstarts

Germany’s NPR station interviewed me that same week, and dozens of articles flooded Germany, Austria, Switzerland, India, the UK, and Canada within a week.

Dealing With The Most Difficult People And Conversations At Work

YoungUpstarts

If you’ve never experienced being the ‘Switzerland’ in a given conversation and think you might like it, there’s one more reason to make the Delta Model one of your go-to’s as a business person. by Andrea J.

Does an Entrepreneur Need an MBA?

The Startup Magazine

You can travel abroad to countries like Brazil, Switzerland, and Australia; you can hope for admission to a selective and prestigious business school in the U.S.; Imagine you are an entrepreneur, and your business is tanking hard.

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[Singapore] 80% Of Students In Country Interested In Entrepreneurship

YoungUpstarts

The results were revealed today by the NUS Entrepreneurship Centre , which participated in the international biennial research project initiated by the Swiss Research Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship at Switzerland’s University of St.

The Government Starts an Incubator: The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps

Steve Blank

Since the first part of the lecture was about Alexander Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas, Osterwalder flew in from Switzerland to teach slides 20-76. Over the last two months the U.S.

Megaupload and the Future of Multi-tenant Services

Feld Thoughts

While I was in Iceland a few weeks ago, there was a set of discussions driven by Brad Burnham of Union Square Ventures about trying to make Iceland and “Internet Neutrality Zone” similar to Switzerland and banking. This is a draft post by Dave Jilk, a long time friend, business partner, and CEO of Standing Cloud. While the words are his, I agree 100% with everything he is saying here.

Consolidation

thebarefootvc

Last week, several jurisdictions moved to classify cryptoassets, with a bill passing the Wyoming House of Representatives defining utility tokens (which would not be subject to securities regulations) and Switzerland also delineating three categories of tokens: securities (tokens that function as investments); utilities (access to services on a platform that already exists); and payments (which would be subject to anti-money laundering laws).

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A Guide To Motivation, Happiness, Success And Resilience

YoungUpstarts

Fourteen years later, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with over 10,000 people around the world in locations such as New York, Sydney, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Tobago, Delhi, Switzerland and France.

MassChallenge Joins the Texas Ecosystem

Austin Startup

The Texas program will be this group’s first outpost in the US beyond their roots in Boston (this organization also operates in Mexico, Israel, Switzerland and the U.K.).

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Brexit and Financial Services – What Do We Know So Far?

The Startup Magazine

This has already been proven to work, having already been executed in Switzerland.

Startup 101: “Open Source” Start up Legal Documents

VC Cafe

SECA – the represnetative body for Switzerland private equity has LP and VC documentation templates, including models: [link] mplates.aspx. “The picture has nothing to do with this article” – but did it get your attention?

Blurring lines in enterprise SaaS; the race to own customer data

BeyondVC

My bet is that a startup will win this battle, one that is not burdened by legacy customers, one that can be Switzerland sitting on top of all of the other platforms, and one that will build real intelligence (using machine learning) with the data they are extracting from all other systems. I’ve written before about the competitive nature of SaaS and the amount of entrants in every category.

How Working Collectively Can Create a Better Customer Experience

Duct Tape Marketing

Collective entrepreneurship is epitomized in female entrepreneur Lisa Chuma, who created the Women’s Expo shortly after immigrating to Switzerland. A displaced Kansan, she currently resides in Switzerland with her husband and daughter.

It’s Better to Beg for Forgiveness than to Ask for Permission

Both Sides of the Table

One in particular was in Switzerland and working for the telco there on a “death march&# project for which several of my friends were already complaining.

Four Takeaways from WATEC 2011 Cleanvest Summit

VC Cafe

Investors from all over the world were present from Germany, France, Brazil, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, and the Netherlands; even a news reporter from New Zealand appeared for the event. I was fortunate to attend the party over at WATEC Israel 2011’s Cleanvest Summit. This is a pre-WATEC summit where startups got a chance to present their ideas to investors and hopefully have someone catch their bait.

How Your Strategic Processes Are Undermining Your Results

crowdSPRING Blog

A team of researchers in Switzerland recently completed a study examining how presentation of ideas can impact creativity. You’ve got a solid marketing team. You’re working with talented designers. So why aren’t your campaigns yielding the results you want?

3 Steps to Discover Your Most Valuable Market Opportunities

Where to Play

Marc is Vice President for Innovation at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he also heads the Chair of Entrepreneurship & Technology Commercialization.

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