Tag Archives: startup

How to handle software due diligence

(This article is also published on startup juncture, my new blog on startups together with three other authors. Please check http://www.startupjuncture.com for this and other stories.) ‘Due diligence’ is an M&A term for any investigation that the buyer does to … Continue reading

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How to move from university course to a real company: the story of Innabox

The company Innabox was formed when five students met at an entrepreneurship course at the University of Amsterdam. As part of the course, they formed a team, designed a product and pitched their company at the course final event in … Continue reading

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How to start a semiconductor company: the story of GreenPeak

Launching a hardware innovation such as a real electronics product is said to be harder than launching a software product or service. But how much time, effort and money is really needed? We asked these questions to a veteran in … Continue reading

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Promote your business: put it on the map (updated)

Made in Amsterdam is the name of a new website that show you where startup companies are in Amsterdam. The initiative was started by Mick Niepoth and Edo van Royen. There is no profit motivation. I guess the goal is … Continue reading

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Do not miss out on Lean Startup machine Rotterdam event: October 26-28

At the latest ‘hackers and founders’ meeting (an informal get-together for both entrepreneurs and tech people), organiser Leon Pals announced that there will be a next ‘Lean Startup Machine‘ event in The Netherlands. It takes place in the weekend of … Continue reading

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From idea via Startup Weekend to launch: the story of Favour.it

Favour.it is a recent startup that helps people find ‘favorites’ (products and more , called “favourits”  by the founders) of their friends. I saw their presentation during a Startup Weekend late 2011 and since then followed the progress. By now … Continue reading

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Beautybookers.nl: a high speed startup

Ingrid Sloots, CEO and founder of Beautybookers.nl, introduces herself not only as someone with corporate experience but also as a “girly girl”. She is genuinely passionate about her business domain: hairdressers, beautysalons and the like. About five weeks ago she … Continue reading

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Use a Facebook group to test your company idea

Quite a few startup companies have taken inspiration from the “Software as as Service” movement (or from ancient old book clubs) and now offer other goods as a service. For instance there is the dollar shave club, founded in April … Continue reading

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