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.

Here are the 5 hottest startups in Switzerland

The Next Web

By Daniel van Heusden and Andrea Hak For centuries, Switzerland has been known as a serene peaceful paradise with beautiful mountains, lakes, glaciers… and chocolate. Switzerland has been named the most innovative country in the world for eight years in a row by the Global Innovation Index.

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.

Resisting Digital Technology in the Swiss Watch Market

The Startup Magazine

In my opinion, it is very important that branches and authorities in Switzerland continue to maintain a high level of initial training in watchmaking. Making Swiss watches such as Breitling Navitimer or Tag Heuer Formula is more conservative than creative.

Interview with Stephan Sieber, CEO of Unit4

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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

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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

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These Are The 3 Best European Countries To Invest Your Money In

YoungUpstarts

Switzerland. Switzerland is a small nation situated in the heart of central Europe. Along with its natural beauty, Switzerland is also one of the wealthiest nations on the planet. Unlike landlocked Switzerland, the Republic of Ireland is very much an island nation.

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.

To Better Understand Innovation, Measure The Right Things

YoungUpstarts

Consider a bridge built in Laufenburg, a town that straddles Germany and Switzerland. Germany measures height in relation to sea level in the North Sea while Switzerland does so in relation to the Mediterranean Sea.

CompPair- Finding the way from the Lab to the Market

Where to Play

Founded by Dr. Amaël Cohades and based on over 12 years of research at EPFL (Switzerland), this startup needs to find the best market opportunity for its innovation. The post CompPair- Finding the way from the Lab to the Market appeared first on Where to Play.

Advice for Entrepreneurs Who Want to Sell Their Companies

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What the Switzerland Structure is, and what it has to do with identifying your business’s valuation. What the Switzerland Structure is, and what it has to do with identifying your business’s valuation. *

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.

Colorado Global EIR Program – Applications Open for 2016

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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 GEIR-apply@colorado.edu. The Global Entrepreneurs in Residence (GEIR) Program brings international entrepreneurial talent to the CU-Boulder campus and community.

How Designer Sumira Buchi Reinvented Her Life at 50

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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.

How Is Your Company Dealing With Diversity?

YoungUpstarts

Jesmane Boggenpoel , author of “ My Blood Divides and Unites: Race, Identity, Reconciliation ” is an experienced business executive and former Head of Business Engagement for Africa at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.

Episode 54: Business Synchronization and Profitability Antoine Gerschel

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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.

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.

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.

Facebook’s Libra Launch

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While most of Facebook’s blockchain team members are based in the Bay Area, Facebook incorporated an LLC several months ago in Switzerland to focus on “payments and blockchain” Switzerland is the original home for Ethereum and has promoted crypto-friendly regulatory frameworks.

I’m in Logo Love: Toblerone Logo Design

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

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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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Crypto is Global

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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.

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.

DealMarket.com – Making Private Equity A Big Deal

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“ 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.

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.

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.

SEC Enforcement

thebarefootvc

I reference potential ETF approval as an upside factor; a few days after the article was published, Switzerland announced the first ETP in the sector.

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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.

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.

3 Steps to Discover Your Most Valuable Market Opportunities

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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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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.

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

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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 “.

How Working Collectively Can Create a Better Customer Experience

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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.

Most Overused Buzzword On LinkedIn Profiles? Creative.

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

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?

SEC Enforcement

thebarefootvc

I reference potential ETF approval as an upside factor; a few days after the article was published, Switzerland announced the first ETP in the sector.

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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.

DEMO Report: Startup Creativity Through Variety

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Another cloud service panelists found impressive was Switzerland-based Koemei , which transcribes online video and audio. Entrepreneurs demonstrating their latest ideas at the EMO Spring 2012 conference showed that inspiration travels in many directions.

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.

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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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.