AMSTERDAM – Startupheatmap.eu announced that London and Amsterdam are the two hottest cities for start-up hubs today using a barely different methodology than every other survey. Eschewing traditional buzz, momentum and spin, this website focused on... read more
AMSTERDAM. While waiting for an elevator in a Amsterdam Zuidas office building, Brian Nafziger from tech start up Blorpo recognized NRV Ventures bigwig Mark Dijkman and introduced himself. They entered the lift and Nafziger made his elevator pitch in an actual... read more
AMSTERDAM – As Amsterdam and 11 other Dutch cities gear up for Startup24, a closer look at the agenda reveals that the event is neither 24 hours long nor has 24 total hours of programming. The two-day conference, on 10-11 November, is aimed at inspiring... read more
AMSTERDAM. After a grueling day of enthusiastic but monotonous pitches, the jury of six men and one woman, all with real jobs, decided to go with the hospital thing. “At first we were trying to listen,” said Philips Executive and reluctant Jury Chairman of... read more
AMSTERDAM. A local entrepreneur watched in despair as the business card he gave away just seconds earlier was tossed unceremoniously into a waste basket. The wealthy VC who feigned interest in the entrepreneur’s pitch neither looked at the card, nor made any... read more
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