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17
Aug

Summer of Startups – The Demoday

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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

01
Aug

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

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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

20
Jul

Summer of Startups week 5 – Tallinn & Lessons learned

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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

02
Jul

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

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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

26
Jun

Summer of Startups week 2 – customer focus & paper prototyping

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Hi, we are team Arency. We bridge the gap between reality and virtual world. We help people to choose, to decorate and to buy the best furniture with our services. Over the week, our idea has been developed under invaluable guidance from the mentors and several helpful workshops organized by the Aaltoes team. The first and most important

15
Aug

Summer of Startups week 8 – The next level of pitching

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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?

25
Jul

Summer of Startups week 6 – The heat is rising!

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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

12
Jul

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

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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

01
Jul

Start-Up Chile: From Aalto to Chile, Sharetribe’s experiences + How and Why to Apply

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Here’s a guest blog by Antti Virolainen of Sharetribe. From Finnish point of view Chile is in the far end of the world, but the idea of going there to build your startup for half a year is not as far-fetched as it might sound. The reason for this is the Start-Up Chile program, that the

18
Jun

Summer of Startups week 1 – What are we all about?

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We are netMedi –bringing doctors and patients together. Have you ever woken up in the morning feeling sick, but still not sure if to go to the doctor? Have you been to the doctor, and afterwards wondered what the diagnosis was or what the follow-up actions should be? Difficulties in doctor-patient communication should not be a health risk.