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07
Aug

Summer of Startups Week 8: Getting Ready for DemoDay!

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Greetings from the team CosmEthics! Another intensive week of hacking, meeting clients, building our product information database, and attending awesome coaching sessions has passed. We are a team of eight, with a fab developer team of five engineers (the guys) and three business people (the girls). Our big mission is to enable consumers make healthy

23
Jul

Summer of Startups Week 6 – Pivot or persevere?

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Tervitused! Kuidas käsi käib? We are Viima, a team of 5 entrepreneurially oriented software engineers. There’s only 3 weeks left of Summer of Startups and boy has the time flown! What makes the schedule even more interesting is that today we’ve basically started from scratch with a different business idea! Tallinn Trip To start off

09
Jul

Summer of Startups week 4 – No slacking!

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It’s July and most of Finland has packed their bags and left cities to go on summer cottages or abroad. Meanwhile, the Summer of Startups teams keep on working to develop their ideas into business! This week we have enjoyed some great keynotes from experienced coaches. On Tuesday, Micki Honkavaara encouraged us to believe in

26
Jun

The perfect gift for our innovators-to-be

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I visited Open Innovation 2.0 conference in Dublin last month. It wasn’t actually the most startup-minded event. When noting I hate the – not only misused but also overused – i-word, a visit to potato-loving island to talk with bunch of EU guys and bureaucrats about it doesn’t seem like a logical thing to do.

18
Jun

Summer of Startups week 1 – Why are we here?

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Summer of Startups kick-off week was amazing. We got to hear some insightful keynotes (Aape Pohjavirta, Mikael Gummerus, Moaffak Ahmed, Tuomas Enbuske, Ramine Darabiha), competed in sales, had BBQ and got to build our services and products. This week our team, Altti and Saara, renamed our service to Modo Butiko (“fashion shop” in Esperanto) -

30
Jul

Summer of Startups Week 7 – Stories on Hardware Development.

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Yet another week at Summer of Startups has passed, more sweat has been poured into our startups, everybody is running fast and doing their best, while the atmosphere is getting more and more dense – the Demoday is approaching. At Scandinavian Health Standards the situation is no different, we had spent last week planning and preparing

16
Jul

Summer of Startups week 5 – Venture capital for bigger adventures!

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Greetings from the Beyond Gallery team! We are developing a web gallery that exhibits and sells quality works from emerging artists. The idea is to provide good, affordable art for people who don’t necessarily frequent traditional galleries. We are currently just two people, so we have a good variety of things to do and find

02
Jul

How the Picnic Rumbles

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Third week of Summer of Startups 2013 behind us team Picnic Rumble gives us a view in to the activities at Sauna. Picnic Rumble is making a pretty awesome game you can preview at http://picnicrumble.tumblr.com/

25
Jun

Summer of Startups week II – 2-5 minutes of your time.

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Yes, this post is on the all-important act of pitching, considered by many as a true form of art. Here you’ll learn the why and one powerful recipe for the how. Albeit pitching itself probably won’t make or break the story of anyone’s business, it can pay off in many ways. Mike Bradshaw,  in his

11
Jun

The Night is Dark and Full of Hackers

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Summer of Startups Kicked-off on Friday. In this blog post one of the organizers of the program tells a bit how things are going and what’s awaiting the teams in the future.