VC BootCamp 2016
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The event is targeted at all-level investors and business angels and will be held in parallel with Startup Bootcamp, which provides a good opportunity for startups and investors to meet new partners. This two-day training course for investors will be based on a special learning program, covering 10 key issues in venture investing, key investment niches, real cases, startup exit scenarios and also some legal aspects of early investing.

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Startup BootCamp
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This is a two-day acceleration program, organized by GVA LaunchGurus, promising an intensive session of coaching, business training, and networking. The event is targeted at startuppers, wishing to present their ideas and get some expert feedback, and also experienced entrepreneurs in search of investments and expertise. During three days, participants will work on project’s business model, will study the startup development methodology and will be accompanied by experienced coaches and entrepreneurs. By the end of the program, everyone will present their business models in front of investors.

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Crowdfunding fraud: this time Indiegogo
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      Recently, a reporter for The Next Web Lauren Hockenson did some research in one Indiegogo project that attracted her attention. This is about the Lucent 1.0, a micro projector, equipped with 4K and 3D video capabilities and sized no bigger than an average smartphone. The device has managed to raise more than $100 000 from Indiegogo backers, attracted by such an awesome powerful Android gadget. Unfortunately, what is presented as “unlike anything produced to date” has a strikingly identical analogue available now on Alibaba website! Moreover, the micro projector, placed on Alibaba sale, costs only $120, which…

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Startup Weekend Wroclaw
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Like all the events organized by Startup Weekend, the one in Wroclaw promises to be exciting and productive. After the first day of numerous discussions, presentations and networking, participants will team up and spend 54 hours on product development: design, programming, marketing and so on. As soon as the products are ready, they will be presented in front of colleagues and expert entrepreneurs to give objective feedback.

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Are you ready to become a co-investor?
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      Investing is a very serious activity, both for investors and entrepreneurs: all of them need to scrutinize each other, to consider terms of the deal, to assess all the potential benefits and losses. But what we often forget to take into account, while performing as an investor, is a proper check of all the partners involved – not only the entrepreneurs we give our money to. In this short article, we provide several useful tips on safe and perspective co-investing. 1. Search for co-investors in pursuit of the returns Do not be surprised to see such a…

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Cybersecurity startups to gain power
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      In recent years, companies are reported to increase their spending on information security due to the growing number of hack attacks, and the total amount of such spending is predicted to reach $170 000 billion by 2020 already. Accordingly, venture funds tend to actively support cybersecurity startups, though the share of such investments is only 7 percent of all VC investments. Here is the question: should investors pay more attention to cybersecurity startups?      Logically, venture capitalists prefer the projects that are most likely to turn into unicorns. However, unicorns are exceptionally rare in the security…

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Ukrainian Leantegra has raised $1 mln of investments
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      The year has just started and we already find out about new successful deals made with startuppers from Ukraine. Recently, the startup team Leantegra has disclosed another round of seed investment equal to $132 000. In total, the year of Leantegra existence has resulted in $1 mln of seed funding, which came from American investor Antonio Gines and one Ukrainian capitalist, whose name is currently concealed. Antonio Gines is an entrepreneur and investor in IT and medical projects. Now he is also a co-founder of Leantegra, since he provided the investments in return for the company share,…

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Bitcoin made less suspicious by startups
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      Since 2009 Bitcoin has gained popularity in different senses: some people believe in its incredible power and claim it to replace the money we use today, others (mostly representatives of government institutions and protagonists of conservative financial security) deny this cryptocurrency by all means, referring to Bitcoin as hot money. In these several years, there has been a whole saga of Bitcoin, with its stunning boom, unbeatable suspicion and persistent search of Satoshi Nakamoto.      Some of the brave businessmen decided to build startups around Bitcoin. Brave because this implies certain courage to start a venture…

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Startupbootcamp FastTrack day
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Startupbootcamp program invites Czech startuppers to attend their FastTrack event, where the best teams will have a chance to participate in the pitching session, led by experienced mentors, and also get more information about Smart City and Living program in Amsterdam. To participate, you need to fill in the application form containing questions about your startup first. The event is for sure worth attending since it promises a lot of valuable experience from the individual feedback given by experts. Besides, FastTrack event is a way to Startupbootcamp Amsterdam, so why not try your luck?

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5 things to become obsolete in a few years
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      Have you noticed how fast everything is changing? If we look at the world we lived in 5 years ago, we will be kind of surprised to realize how many things used to be a sensation at that time and now are treated as something elementary: take iPad or Kickstarter platform for example. Not surprisingly, the following 5 years will bring some more revolutionary products and services while other technologies will go out of use. And here are several of those disappearing items. No cash – no ATMs      As you know, fintech industry is rapidly…

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