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2013 sees highest rate of investment for Nordic startups

Written by EntrepreneurCountry Global on Tuesday, 08 July 2014.

The Nordic regions may be associated with cold and dark winters, but they're fast becoming a hotbed for startup communities - and investors are helping to stoke the fire.

Lyyti: revolutionising the events software market

Written by Amit Pau on Tuesday, 08 July 2014.

Finnish events management startup Lyyti has recently landed another new high-profile customer. Be Viacom, provider of marketing solutions for global brands including Comedy Central and MTV, joins a growing army of companies who use Lyyti's software to organise over 30,000 events worldwide each year. The question is, why are businesses flocking to adopt Lyyti's offering?

Arctic15: matching David with Goliath

Written by EntrepreneurCountry Global on Wednesday, 14 May 2014.

Finnish blog ArcticStartup is preparing to hold its third annual Arctic15 conference on the 27/28 May in Helsinki and, as its official title (Arctic 15: Exit Path) suggests, it looks set to deliver value for the whole startup lifecycle, from inception right up to exit. And matching David to Goliath is one of its primary aims.

Finland’s Senseg raises $6million for its innovative 'Feelscreen' technology

Written by EntrepreneurCountry Global on Wednesday, 14 May 2014.

Building on the technological foundations laid by the likes of BlackBerry and Nokia, Senseg - the latest in a long line of disruptive Finnish startups - is aiming to revolutionise the way we interact with our smartphones and tablets. Following on from a successful $6million fundraise led by NXP Semiconductors, Senseg is ramping up the commercialisation of its "Feelscreen" haptics technology, which allows smart device users to "feel" different textures directly on their screen.

PayCorp Agrees Bright Office Payments Deal

Written by EntrepreneurCountry Global on Wednesday, 16 October 2013.

Payments solutions business Pay Corporation, part of Boxhill Technologies PLC, has signed an agreement with CRM software business Bright Office, further extending its reach outside of the gaming and lottery sectors.

An Open Door To Funding For Entrepreneurs

Written by EntrepreneurCountry Global on Tuesday, 15 October 2013.

On Friday 1st November, the Crowdfunding: Deep Impact Conference will be offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear from the founders of various crowdfunding platforms, as well as meet with likeminded business owners and investors. 

Finnish Company Transform Online Images Into Virtual Storefronts

Written by Kelly Dolan on Wednesday, 25 September 2013.

Finland might not be on most people's startup radars, but to my mind, it's a country we might all do well to pay a little more attention to in the new few years.

Is Software Now Eating The Rag Trade?

Written by Joe Haslam on Sunday, 22 September 2013.

Even by the standards of Silicon Valley, where dramatic predictions are as common as hot dinners, to say that “Retail is Dead” is still quite shocking. What, you mean dead dead, not just say, resting? Yes, that is what Marc Andreessen of Venture Capital firm Andreessen Horowitz recently told PandoDaily's Sarah Lacy.

Healthcare Desperately Needs More Entrepreneurs

on Sunday, 22 September 2013.

At first glance the title of this piece may sound counter-intuitive to some readers. After all, there have been phenomenal advances seen in healthcare over the last two decades. Advances in diagnostic processes and treatments have given us state of the art scanners and robotic surgery. The development of new drug therapies have enabled physicians to substantially extend life, and sometimes even offer cure, to those with previously terminal diagnoses. So surely everything is ticking along nicely in the land of healthcare innovation?

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2013 sees highest rate of investment for Nordic startups

by EntrepreneurCountry Global

The Nordic regions may be associated with cold and dark winters, but they're fast becoming a hotbed for startup communities - and investors are helping to stoke the fire.

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Creating in Crowds

by Thomas A. Stewart

In the romantic version, entrepreneurship and individualism are synonymous. He or she is a lone visionary, a Don Quixote tilting against the windmills of business as usual, with no resources beyond an impossible dream, a mulish stubbornness, and a maxed-out credit card.

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Lyyti: revolutionising the events software market

by Amit Pau

Finnish events management startup Lyyti has recently landed another new high-profile customer. Be Viacom, provider of marketing solutions for global brands including Comedy Central and MTV, joins a growing army of companies who use Lyyti's software to organise over 30,000 events worldwide each year. The question is, why are businesses flocking to adopt Lyyti's offering?

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Palo Alto Goes Global

by Julie Meyer

I grew up near Palo Alto, so if I had a bias, it would be that Palo Alto is the epicentre of the tech world. And as ‘all things tech’ come to be understood as the driver of growth in business, like a massive snowball picking up speed down the mountain, it should be more important what’s happening in and around Palo Alto.

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Finnish Company Transform Online Images Into Virtual Storefronts

by Kelly Dolan

Finland might not be on most people's startup radars, but to my mind, it's a country we might all do well to pay a little more attention to in the new few years.

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How Economic Growth Leads To Freedom

by Iqbal Z. Quadir

Today, 75 percent of people globally have access to a mobile phone. Of the six billion subscriptions worldwide, 77 percent are held by people in developing countries. And despite the great disparities among high and low-income regions globally, there is a reasonable parity in access to mobile phones.

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