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FinTech Startups: Check out Nordea’s Startup Accelerator – applications are closing this Sunday

If you’re nurturing an idea for a FinTech startup or if you’re already engaged in one, can I suggest you take a very close look at Nordea’s Startup Accelerator programme? I’ve got a specific, vested interest: On the 1st of September, I’m joining Nordea to become joint Chief Digital Officer. More on that in a […]

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Springboard Mobile: Europe’s first mobile accelerator bootcamp — get stuck in

I’ve been hearing a lot of positive comment around the mobile community about Springboard Mobile. Some readers will no doubt have come across it already. I’ve been meaning to write about it for some time — and I have been kicking myself when I remember. Springboard Mobile is an accelerator programme — a first for […]

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Mobile entertainment startup? Apply to present at CC Ventures now!

Calling all mobile entertainment startups! I’ve just sat down with Jef Frenette, the chap who’s managing the rather exciting Connected Creativity Ventures (“CC Ventures”) startup competition. (It’s part of the Connected Creativity at MIPTV event I wrote about yesterday.) Jef is on the hunt for smart mobile entertainment startup companies to put in front of […]

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The US Startup Visa: A boon for dismayed, frustrated British entrepreneurs

I’ve been reading a lot about the proposed US Startup Visa. Right now, one of the biggest things that prevents smart entrepreneurs (British or otherwise) from going to live and work in Silicon Valley, is the Visa issue. Sure, most nationalities can get 3 months worth of time in the States, but after that, they […]

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£175k for any UK mobile startup that wants it?

If only that headline was half accurate. Mike Butcher over at TechCrunch UK has written a good overview of a £1bn investment in the tech sector announced by the UK Government at the weekend. NESTA is the UK’s National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. And it will, reports Mike, “oversee a £1bn emergency […]