Trending Sources

Switzerland Is Big on Innovation, but Short on Startups. Here's How It's Trying to Fix That

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Entrepreneurs are trying to stake their spot in Switzerland's long history of innovation

Interview with Stephan Sieber, CEO of Unit4

deal architect

Stephan Sieber took over as CEO of Unit4 in April. Industry Commentary

At Davos, Top Business Execs Advocate Putting Stakeholders (Not Shareholders) First

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, leaders struggle to voice solutions to the divides their technologies create

Spotify Launched in Austria Today, Rumored To Launch In Belgium, Switzerland This Week


After launching in Austria today, as per the latest reports, Spotify is planning its launch in Belgium and Switzerland this week. Guess it was the launch in the US that was holding back Spotify’s expansion in the rest of Europe. We haven’t had confirmed news regarding this expansion but things have been pretty favorable for us to believe it.

Global Innovation 2011

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

If you are interested in the big picture of global innovation, you might want to download this report from INSEAD — the 2011 Global Innovation Index. It ranks 125 countries by measuring various indicators, both inputs and outputs to the innovation process. INSEAD is essentially a global business school with points of presence all around [.].

Should Work Emails Be Banned After 6 PM?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In fact, I am writing this column from my home in Basel, Switzerland, and if I turned off my email at 6 p.m. But working harder also pays off.

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.

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

Steve Blank

This is the second in a series about the changing models of corporate innovation co-authored with Evangelos Simoudis. are examples. Sense and Respond.

Swiss Businesses Fear Impact of Central Bank's Franc Move


per euro from around 1.20, was particularly critical for companies which rely on sales to the 19 countries in the eurozone--Switzerland''s biggest export market and buyer of more than half of the Alpine country''s products. Switzerland''s annualized growth hit 1.9% The blue chip Swiss Market Index plunged 9.6% francs per euro.

True Leaders Peel Vegetables

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you want to get the best and most from people, you need to see them as equals and be as willing to serve them as they are to serve you.

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

Both Sides of the Table

Sheryl had given her an indication that Ireland wasn’t the top pick and it looked like Switzerland was high on the list. The Magic of the Irish.

Should You Hire a Professional Doodler?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Gallen, Switzerland. "We''ve Many companies are now hiring specialized artists to record their brainstorming sessions. Here''s why.

METAL MONDAY: Eternal Summer by Celtic Frost - Here is something.

Mark Birch

That they originated from Switzerland, the land of neutrality, did nothing to stop their aural assault on the masses. Celtic Frost Eternal Summer To Mega Therion death metal extreme metal metal Metal Monday Switzerland METAL MONDAY: Eternal Summer by Celtic Frost - Here is something cheery and summery to get you through the week!

Worldwide Investor Network Event Tuesday, November 15th

David Teten

Quantesys (Switzerland) An un-calibrated algorithm allowing investors to turn behavioral anomalies into profitable investments.

Returning to Zurich

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

It wouldn’t take long, in the years after, for me to discover that Switzerland has few peers. At the age of 17, I ventured out of the U.S.

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

Steve Blank

Over the last two months the U.S. government has been running one of the most audacious experiments in entrepreneurship since World War II. Say what?

U.S. Reclaims Post as Most Competitive Economy, But Trouble May Loom

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Switzerland, Hong Kong and Sweden rounded out the top 4. Thanks to innovation and financial sector growth the U.S. The U.S. Last year, the U.S.

The U.K. & Swiss Have A Lot In Common


Brexit Schengen Area Map

Colorado Global EIR Program – Applications Open for 2016

Feld Thoughts

Julien Denaes (Switzerland). Applications are open for the second group of Colorado Global Entrepreneurs in Residence. If you are interested in applying send a resume and a cover letter, including a statement of interest, to We currently have three Colorado Global EIRs. Hector Rodriguez (Spain).

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.

Finnish Healthtech Firm NetMedi Raises $940,000 Seed Round For European Expansion


The team has a profound understanding of the field. Kaiku Health has been designed to enhance the daily clinical routines.

As Confidence in the Economy Rises, It May Be Time to Start Hiring

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In a new survey, CEOs of large U.S. Of the 162 U.S. The survey found increasing optimism among U.S. The percentage of U.S.

The World Economic Forum 2014 #WEF14

VC Cafe

Their mission is to shape global, regional and industry agendas. For 2014, the main themes are: Achieving inclusive growth. Link: [link].

Will You Leave Your Comfort Zone? Ask Yourself This Question

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

I live in Basel, Switzerland, which might have the best public transportation system in the world. How to break that pattern. Why do we do that?

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.

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.

Cloud 68

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 Queen of Social Media

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In just three years, Shama Kabani''s digital marketing firm reached the $1 million mark. I never counted on there being no industry," Kabani says.

How Policy Could Help Drive Innovation

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These questions served as fodder for a lively debate yesterday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland called " Regulating Innovation."

Do You Know What Apps Your Employees Are Using?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

For example, in 2015, the employees of one of the largest banks in Switzerland will send more instant messages than emails for the first time.

4 International 'Start-up Cities' to Watch

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

2 in the Forum’s 2012-2013 Global Competitiveness Index , behind Switzerland. The big question is: Will it work?

New Incubator Focuses on Female Founders

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Tech incubators, such as Y Combinator and TechStars, graduate astonishingly low rates of woman-run companies. s Issie Lapowsky spoke with Hoey.

America: Home of the Brave (Entrepreneurs)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

entrepreneurs one of the least fearful among developed nations (Slovenia and Switzerland also had a similarly low fear rate).

Why You Might Want to Start Up in Europe

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Ireland are particularly known for supporting innovation," he says.

How to Lead with Courage

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You may not make headlines, but even every day acts of courage help others around you. For doing this, she was then asked to repay her bonus.

World's Coolest Offices: Your Picks

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

asked our Facebook community to submit photos of the world's best offices. Then we put them to a vote. Continued on next page.) Continued on next page.)

3 Keys to Growth From Marissa Mayer

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

From the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, the Yahoo CEO talks about the importance of design, culture, and innovation. It matters. "I she said. "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.

Book Review: Startup Communities

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

I’ve personally seen differing approaches in places like Santiago, Chile, Austin, Texas, and Zurich, Switzerland. Want to make your city more of a hotbed for entrepreneurship? It’s the obsession of many entrepreneurs, mayors, and university professors. or abroad. He speaks from direct experience. That’s Boulder. Books

Davos Gives Entrepreneurs a Hug

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The World Economic Forum puts a spotlight on disruptive innovation and other entrepreneurial issues. Check out the World Economic Forum''s livestream