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Mind the gap – London, Europe’s biggest start-up scene

Original post by Omar Mohout via Whiteboard With over 2,000 start-ups, 30 accelerators and 48,000 people employed in the digital economy, Silicon Roundabout in East London is the beating heart of the UK start-up scene, and Europe’s number one start-up hotspot, at least for the time being. This is, in part, thanks to David Cameron’s government. Silicon Roundabout […]

This 23-Year-Old Built and Sold His Startup While in School – Here’s How He Did It

Original post by First Round Review  From the moment Dan Shipper (on the left, above) stepped foot on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus, he knew he wanted to learn how to build a real software business with paying customers and steady revenue. He passed with flying colors last month when he both graduated from school and sold his company Firefly (the […]

10 tips for hackathon success

By Nate Aune   1. Set realistic expectations There’s the temptation to go into a hackathon thinking that you’re going to build a 1.0 version of a product. The reality is that with only 24 hrs, you’ll be lucky to build something that actually works and is demoable. Make sure it’s something you can build in 24 […]

Here’s Where You’ll Pay the Most to Start Your Startup

Original post by LAURA MONTINI via Inc. A new report highlights the best and worst cities to begin a startup in. If you’re searching for the cheapest place to plant your startup, think beyond America’s coastlines. In a ranking of the estimated costs of starting up in 11 booming cities, the three least expensive locations were outside of the […]