Sunday, July 12, 2020
Rob Kramer, co-founder and CEO at eParkio, says mentors can help startup founders survive the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by John Schnobrich on Unsplash)
Startup founders have differing views about enlisting the help of mentors. While some entrepreneurs regard mentoring as a vital protective business tool, another group of them pride themselves on not needing external advice and encouragement. Rob Kramer, co-founder and CEO at eParkio, is one of those individuals that believe consulting experts who provide technical and non-technical...
Ricardo Marvão, co-founder and board member of Beta-I (Photo by Via News)
Corporations used to look at the startup community the same way people visit a zoo, says an entrepreneurial expert, who believes that larger companies are getting more engaged with startups. "I remember years ago startups were looked at like when you go to a zoo or an aquarium and say, 'What a nice giraffe' or 'What a nice...
Amir Bozorgzadeh, Virtuleap's co-founder and CEO (Photo source: Amir Bozorgzadeh's LinkedIn page)
As the world is reeling from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, many startups are taking a not-so-pleasant or even painful walk down memory lane to see what went wrong. The bitter truth is that the unprecedented health crisis has shattered the dreams of countless founders into a thousand pieces, especially those who had pinned their...
João Mendes Borga, director of Startup Portugal, says most startup enterprises in Europe are undervalued. (Photo by Mauro Sbicego on Unsplash)
Most startup enterprises in Europe are "undervalued", says the director of Startup Portugal, who believes that the local nature of funding in the European entrepreneurial ecosystem makes an investment bubble scenario unlikely. "I think this is more a US problem than a European problem," João Mendes Borga told Via News in an exclusive interview when asked...
Startup Portugal acts as a medium between government, entrepreneurs, incubators, and accelerators. (Photo credit: Startup Portugal)
Startup Portugal is taking steps toward attracting more foreign entrepreneurs and facilitating the collaboration between international and local investors, says a senior official at the public-private think tank. "We have to be able to attract entrepreneurs to Portugal faster and more easily," João Mendes Borga, director at Startup Portugal, told Via News in a recent...
Rance Hesketh, a senior entrepreneurial executive and a former instructor at Copenhagen Business School, says there should be a stronger collaboration between universities and industry in Portugal. (Photo by Elham P.Mohammadi)
A stronger collaboration between universities and industry can help unlock the untapped business potential in Portugal and positively impact the economy, says a senior entrepreneurial executive. "I think creating more candidates, more talent, and more opportunities for that talent to interact with the business community prior to completing their studies is a big...
In 2018, Lisbon was awarded the title of European Green Capital 2020. (Photo credit: Twitter account of @GreenLisboa2020)
Startup Lisboa is taking practical steps toward promoting entrepreneurship among women through various initiatives, particularly in the field of sustainability, which is the centerpiece of Lisbon's green agenda for 2020, says the CEO of the leading incubator in the Portuguese capital. In an exclusive interview with Via News, Miguel Fontes said female entrepreneurship is...
Miguel Fontes, CEO of Startup Lisboa (Photo by Via News)
In a not-too-distant past, the will of the citizens of Lisbon gave birth to an initiative that promised to transform the city's entrepreneurial ecosystem and help startups take their ideas from imagination to reality. Eight years, 4,500 applications, and 400 startups later, Startup Lisboa—one of the most voted ideas in the 2009/2010 Participatory Budget of the City Council—has...
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Team leaders should become "active listeners" if they want to bring the best out of their people, say co-founders of a Portuguese coaching startup, who also believe that a positive attitude to failure can ensure success. "Through our workshop experience with managers and leaders, we realized how important it is for entrepreneurs, leaders, and...
QnA Summit panel discussion. Photo by: QnA Summit.
Starting one’s own business is a dream held by many but successfully attained by few. It is certainly enticing for those feeling stuck in a job that is, to say the least, unpleasant and unrewarding, financially and otherwise. However, dreaming about it and actually taking the bold and risky steps necessary to achieve the dream are worlds...
Millennials Jam Workshop: Youth and ICTs beyond 2015. Photo by ITU Pictures.
Not to be confused with an entrepreneur, a solopreneur is a business owner who manages and oversees his or her entire business alone. Solopreneurs are involved in every aspect of their business from the administrative to the marketing to the technical. The success or failure entirely falls on their shoulders. However, while there is...
Berlin Startup Tour. Photo by: Heisenberg Media.
There are no limitations to who can become a successful entrepreneur. Away from a college degree or pumped up bank account, all one needs to make it as a great entrepreneur is a great business idea targeting a burgeoning sector. In an era where things are moving fast, right from technology to people’s needs,...

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Investment in Startups Should Be Governments’ Priority: Doppio’s CEO

Governments around the world should understand that now is the time to act and offer solid financial support to startups as they...

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Amir Bozorgzadeh, Virtuleap's co-founder and CEO (Photo source: Amir Bozorgzadeh's LinkedIn page)

Coronavirus Made Startups Get Real About Their Business Models: Virtuleap’s CEO

As the world is reeling from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, many startups are taking a not-so-pleasant or even painful walk down...

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The Heasy robot has been designed as a smart home terminal, able to educate customers and move alone in space. Photo by: LSA.

Artificial Intelligence Is Leading a Revolution in Robotics

Robotics, as a discipline has been around for a long time. The increasing demand for automation, however, has seen interest in robots grow exponentially. Statista estimates that the market for Robo-advisors will be worth...
An aquatic soft robot, inspired by a lionfish and designed by James Pikul, former postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Rob Shepherd. Photo by: Cornell.edu.

Artificial Intelligence-Powered Robotic Fish

For the longest time, robots have been essential, even as developers tried to make them more human in the way they operate. Fast forward researchers at Cornell University have demystified this thought...

Artificial Intelligence

Elena Jin, TAIGER's marketing manager for Latin America and Europe (Photo credit: TAIGER)

COVID-19: A Pivotal Moment for Future of AI

The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating the need for artificial intelligence solutions as the technology can help businesses run more nimbly and reliably, says a marketing manager at TAIGER, one of Asia's fastest-growing...
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AI Replacing Teachers Will Have Dire Consequences

As technology is taking giant leaps and bounds, artificial intelligence is sweeping aside old notions of education and human tutors are expected to be sidelined soon. There are many...
Jean-Francois Gagné, CEO at Element AI, an artificial intelligence software company. Photo by: Via News.

How to Implement AI Into Your Business

We met with Jean-François Gagné, the CEO at Element AI, a global AI software provider that aims to solve real-world problems. Jean-François Gagné has made a name for itself in the field...