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Neelie, zo kun je een succes maken van StartupDelta

Neelie Kroes wil als ambassadeur van StartupDelta van Nederland een walhalla voor innovatieve bedrijven maken. Maar om dat te bereiken moet er zo snel mogelijk een viertal obstakels uit de weg worden geruimd, zo stellen twee onderzoekers in een open brief. Geachte mevrouw Kroes, Beste Neelie, Een belangrijke verklaring voor het falen van start-ups in […]

New Climate-KIC report on start-up funding: The (mis)alignment of financiers and start-ups in The Netherlands

As we have come to know, for a healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem, sufficient capital needs to flow towards high-risk entrepreneurial activities. But in the Global  Entrepreneurship monitor (GEM, 2013), access to entrepreneurial finance was rated as the poorest condition for the Dutch entrepreneurial ecosystem. Especially high tech start-ups often lament the lack of capital available to them. […]

Boston – Supporting entrepreneurship in a highly academic environment

The Boston start-up ecosystem is one of the most well educated and balanced high-tech start-up clusters in the world. But in comparison, the Boston area is less known as a major start-up ecosystem than other start-up ecosystems such as Silicon Valley, as it is not leading in the consumer Internet industry. Also, the diversity of the clusters […]

Climate Scout Reporting: Start-up scene Brazil

Pepijn Veling visited Brazil to assess the current state of the start-up scene. The study is part of a wider exploration of the startup-incubator-accelerator-investor scene throughout Latin America. The goal of the trip to Brazil was to explore whether the Brazilian startup scene is worthwhile investing time and resources to learn from and connect with it. Overall, the […]

Start-up funding: The (mis)alignment of financiers and start-ups in The Netherlands

We all know that entrepreneurs are important for economic development. However, sufficient capital needs to flow towards high-risk entrepreneurial activities to create rapid entrepreneurial growth. And let it be this, the access to entrepreneurial finance, that was rated as the poorest condition for the Dutch entrepreneurial ecosystem (GEM, 2013). The study  Start-up funding: The (mis)alignment of financiers and […]

Start-ups down under: How start-up communities facilitate Australian entrepreneurship

Although the number of incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces and science parks is rapidly increasing around the world, little attention has been paid to the start-up communities that these initiatives create. Based on a case study in three cities in Australia, a country that has seen a rapid growth in entrepreneurial activity, three Startup-insights affiliated researchers from Utrecht […]

How to facilitate the learning processes of entrepreneurs?

Marijn van Weele studies the processes through which start-up support organizations, such as incubators or accelerators, facilitate the learning processes of entrepreneurs. In doing so, he specifically focuses on the role of the context in which both start-ups and incubators operate. As such, Marijn conducts an international comparison of incubators across different industries. Since the beginning […]