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Entrepreneurship is also about learning to take time off

Entrepreneurship is also about learning to take time off

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Damien Authier is at the point every entrepreneur dreams of: his startup is growing steadily and every day that passes thousands more people are downloading his app Swiper.  “We’re close to being profitable,” explains the young French entrepreneur.  But it hasn’t been an easy road and of course success is still a ways off, but it is true that all those long hours are paying off.  In this installment of Budding Entrepreneurs we ask Damien Authier to take a look back and tell us what he has learned along the way. 

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What's the startup ecosystem like in Croatia?

What's the startup ecosystem like in Croatia?

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The startup ecosystem in Croatia is still young but it’s already very busy.  This is due to the solid base of young, hard-working entrepreneurs with great ideas and who are highly qualified in the areas of technology plus a good command on the English language that has existed in the country for many years.  Unfortunately, what doesn’t exist yet are investors and capital to start up. 

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4 Tips for Managing Remote Teams

4 Tips for Managing Remote Teams

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In such a globalized economy like ours, the physical workplace has taken a back seat.  Today, many companies no longer require their employees to show up at the offices.  Similarly, in an increasingly dynamic startup scene, it’s normal that while your company grows so do the number of your offices.  An office in southern Europe, another in the north… However, behind the scenes of all the advantages and opportunities that globalization creates, there are also some major challenges: managing your remote teams.  The human factor is key in any business, so here are four tips for managing remotely so you don’t fall flat on your face. 

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A look into FACE Campus Party

A look into FACE Campus Party

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For t he 4th year in a row The Netherlands will be the host of one of the most important tech events in the world, Campus Party Europe Netherlands.  160 world renown speakers, chats, workshops, contests, networking sessions and dozens of interesting exhibits and meetings just like the FACE Entrepreneurship event ‘Entrepreneurship= Trial & Error.’ We tell you why you can’t miss this event for young entrepreneurs and geeks on May 27 at 4pm on the Entrepreneurship & Startup Stage. 

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8 Things Cycling can teach you about entrepreneurship

8 Things Cycling can teach you about entrepreneurship

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Physical activity is fundamental for an entrepreneur’s healthy lifestyle. It’s something the majority of entrepreneurs and experts agree on, who see sport as a way to reduce stress, combat against the daily monotony and keep our minds and bodies sharp.  We could suggest a handful of sports for you to try, but today we’re going to focus on cycling which has become extremely popular for some very good reasons.  Let’s take a look at how this sport can help you to be a better entrepreneur.

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How the Design Thinking Method can help entrepreneurs

How the Design Thinking Method can help entrepreneurs

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For years the Design Thinking method has been circling the world of entrepreneurship.  This creative, interdisciplinary technque was developed at the Stanford University. It is aimed at developing creative processes in the design industry and intends to provide innovative solutions for products, services and processes.  The essential guarantee for success is found in the intersections of the human factor with technology and the environment.  As an interdisciplinary technique Design Thinking chooses the designers perspective as its starting point.  This is characterized by the high level of expert knowledge in respective fields, which will be determined by the curiosity, respect and true interest from humans, the envirnoment and the knowledge from other fields. 

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Fintonic, finally an app to keep track of where your money is going

Fintonic, finally an app to keep track of where your money is going

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It’s normal the finances are one of the first fears that entrepreneurs admit to having.  We’ve already talked about the financial fears of numerous occasions and it makes sense: without economic resources not even the best of teams with the greatest idea can survive in the startup scene.  But this fear can be overcome in different ways and one of those ways is with the help of our App of the Week for Entrepreneurs, Fintonic. Knowledge is power and knowing exactly what you spend every cent on can make a huge difference at the end of the month. 

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Loss of free time? The story of an indestructible entrepreneur

Loss of free time? The story of an indestructible entrepreneur

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“It’s something that nobody talks about in the world of entrepreneurship.  When you work for your own startup you dedicate so much time that it becomes difficult to spend your free time with your family and friends.” That’s how entrepreneur Gulnaz Khusainova, co-founder of ‘Easy Size,’ sums up one of the greatest fears many entrepreneurs face the first time they decide to launch a business.  The loss of free time and personal liberty is something that, sooner or later, crosses the mind of every entrepreneur.  How can you manage this fear?  What strategies can you adopt to keep your personal and professional lives balanced?  We asked this young businesswoman who, at just over 20 years old, has already founded 3 companies. 

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What's the startup ecosystem like in Italy?

What's the startup ecosystem like in Italy?

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In general, the Italian ecosystem is growing and shows encouraging signs. It has a fragmented growth depending on regions: some, in fact, invest in youth and innovation, while others are still struggling to invest in startups. According to the latest report by the Italian Chambers of Commerce, the number of innovative startups increased by 5.8% in the first three months of 2016 and job creation has also increased. The presence of women is still not adequate but we should point out that there is quite a lot of youth present in the ecosystem and is more significant than in other “non-startup” business sectors. Young people are active mainly in business services and are taking on a central role in the research field. The region of Lombardy is the queen of startups with a total of 1,183 startups, but Trentino-Alto Adige is the region with the highest incidence of startups in relation to capital companies.

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