If you're breaking into a new market with your web start-up, and creating something that didn't exist before, you're going to come across situations and scenarios that you hadn't expected. Are you ready to start over if you got it wrong first time?
For decades, millions of £/$/Euros was spent by developed countries to support entrepreneurs in developing companies. However, impact and sustainability were low and voucher schemes were hailed as a possible solution.
Czech global startups is an initiave of czech entrepreneurs aiming to introduce and connect czech internet startup companies with global reach. Website presents database of such companies divided to categories of Web, Mobile, Games and Technology.
Women's Initiative for Self-Employment is a Bay Area non-profit that provides high-potential, low-income women with the training, funding and on-going support to start their own businesses and achieve economic independence.
Business Design Tools is an open collaboration platform designed to bridge the gap between Business and Design by voting, sharing and discussing tools and processes to design more innovative and customer-centric businesses.
Mumbai and other cities in India lacked reliable ambulance services. Ziqitza Health Care Limited started with 10 ambulances in Mumbai in 2007, and expects to operate 1,000 by 2012 across several cities, serving all, regardless of income.
talking about online start-ups, I need to mention the most popular website in my country--Taobao. It can possibly be the largest web site for online shopping in Asia, and almost all my friends had ever purchased something from Taobao.
Using our interview kit, I asked a French entrepreneur his experience starting his business (mostly web-based). While it is a story full of pitfalls, it has a happy ending as the business is up and running.
Just like there is graduate school after undergraduate and just like there is badges in Boy's Scouts, we can harvest a lot more innovation if we granted entrepreneurship a possible identity rather than an infrequent miracle.
One point that makes it difficult for viral marketing in the EU maybe the need of the "second opinion". So a test center or test organisation could help to get professional testing results that are affordable or even free for startups.
Today millions of new ideas are born everyday. In order to be competitive, entrepreneurs need to feed their minds with the latest, to find out how original and unique their own idea is and to be inspired by the world's most innovative ventures.
In Taiwan, the YEF program by Epoch Foundation is a multi-disciplinary, multinational educational program on entrepreneurship and innovation. Over the previous 10 years, YEF has cultivated over 1,000 collegiate students nationwide and 20 start-ups.
By some estimates, app stores have spawned over a 100k new application companies in the last 3 years. These "apptrepreneurs" exist because app platforms, like app stores, level the playing field, reduce start up costs and open new niche markets.