Ich Bin Ein Berliner: The Berlin Startup Scene

We're back from Berlin, and oh, what a trip it was! Coincidentally, on our way home, we were on the same plane with Julien Fourgeaud and Joona Kallio from Scarlet Motors. They had  been at the Campus Party launching Scarlet Motors, and we had a really interesting chat about their idea of electric sports cars and the leap of faith that they're…

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Ich Bin Ein Berliner: Aaltoes kids in Berlin

So we're in Berlin at Campus Party Europe. The first thing that immediately catches your attention is the sheer size of the venue which is an abandoned airport. The event brings together 10,000 people from many different nations. It's not just the size but also the diversity of fields that literally paralyze you for the first hour there. From social…

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Summer of Startups – The Demoday

Demoday – the day we had been preparing and training for the past two months - two months of hard work, blood sweat and tears, but also quite a lot of joy and good moments. (Photo by Lauri Lehtovuori) The weeks leading up to D-Day were hectic, which clearly could be seen by teams spending longer and longer days at…

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Summer of Startups week 8 – The next level of pitching

Three ways of building confidence on stage and making the audience listen to you There are several resources that tell you how to structure your pitch correctly to different kind of audiences. But what about the next level? How to get confidence on the stage? And how to make people want to listen to you? Pitching confidently is all about…

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Summer of Startups week 7 – Pitching, pitching, pitching…

Pitching, pitching, pitching… the Demoday is getting closer and the major activities in Venture Garage are accordingly. The teams have learned so much about pitching in the first place, not to mention the experience everyone’s gained on public stage performance. Some have got rid of their stage fright, which is already clearly visible in the pitches, so way to go!…

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Summer of Startups week 6 – The heat is rising!

Wow, what a week. I guess that’s pretty much what we have thought at the end of each week of the Summer of Startups rollercoaster. Life and adventure at the fullest. We’re team Health Puzzle. We’re building an interactive health application platform that offers personalized, mobile health apps based on an individual’s genetic composition, environmental factors and medical history. This…

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Summer of Startups week 5 – Tallinn & Lessons learned

I'm Miguel from VitaSensis. We are developing a motion sensor device for the elderly market. We come to SoS from a different path than the other teams. We are a kind of an exchange startup from Oporto university incubator, promoted by Startup Pirates, the startup exchange program. We welcome this opportunity, because we were already planning to be here, and…

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Summer of Startups week 4 – Half over or half to go?

Greetings from team GroundUp! We have been enjoying the roller coaster ride that is SoS 2012, and we are tickled pink to bring you Week 4's blog post update. First, our quick backstory: We are a team of 3 engineering, business and design minds, working to engage and empower the concerned individuals who want to make a positive difference in…

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Summer of Startups week 3 – progress follows good methods, hard work and tons of fun

Hello all readers, we at Breakit are proud to be writing this week’s blog post. Breakit shows what's happening around you. People love to share and people also love easily digestible information, like for example pictures. Breakit combines these two with the aim of showing people what’s happening around them. With Breakit anyone can easily create news by snapping a picture and adding a short…

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