Open Future celebrated its first international showcase earlier this month at an energy-filled panel at Mobile World Congress. We saw top startups from Asia, Latam and Europe, selected from Open Future’s footprint (Wayra, Amerigo, Tef Ventures and strategic partners) pitch...Seguir leyendo »
Europe urgently needs collective action with an open approach towards education, digital innovation and entrepreneurship if it hopes to regain its momentum in the global digital revolution. That was the clear message from Telefónica’s Chief Commercial Digital Officer, Eduardo Navarro,...Seguir leyendo »
Eric Ries, author of the the lean startup methodology, wrote “A startup is a human institution designed to create new products and services under conditions of extreme uncertainty.” Uncertainty? Not always on the wish list for most corporations. Ries developed...Seguir leyendo »
In December, I received the honour of being elected to represent the One Young World Ambassador community in London and South East England. One Young World (#OYW) is a youth leadership summit focused on sustainability.
After the Olympics, it is the...Seguir leyendo »
Peter Drucker the Austrian-born management consultant, educator, and author, is known for the famous phrase “The best way to predict the future is to create it“. In the field of innovation and technology, there are many who try to imagine what...Seguir leyendo »
Entrepreneurs are called upon to create value. They must also ‘summon up their courage’ to overcome any hurdles, believe in their initiatives and forge ahead with their business projects. There is a type of person, linked to social entrepreneurship, who...Seguir leyendo »
The Lisbon Council, the think tank based in Brussels gathered together digital entrepreneurs, policy makers and industry representatives to launch the European Digital Forum and Startup Europe Partnership. These two initiatives aimed to improve the current entrepreneurial environment in Europe...Seguir leyendo »
Lots of SMEs now reach their customers via the Internet and smartphones. But there are also many who have applications but don’t know how to evaluate whether their numbers for downloads, visits and sales are good or bad.
The truth is...Seguir leyendo »
We are often told that Europe is lagging behind in innovation and technology. The truth is some European icons have fallen – Nokia is an example. In purely monetary terms, we do not have any first division start-ups (or very...Seguir leyendo »
Although it is increasingly common to find people with disabilities on company staffs, in positions of responsibility, there remain many who still cannot obtain paid work. However, a Danish company dedicated to software testing is unique in that 75% of...Seguir leyendo »
Because of my work as an entrepreneur, teacher, mentor and now director of Wayra, I have encountered hundreds of entrepreneurs seeking the magic formula for success. While there is no formula that works for everyone, there are a number of...Seguir leyendo »
One of the most important factors for entrepreneurs is motivation. This state of mind, which is crucial in many activities and of great value in others, is essential when success depends on creativity and effort. Throughout history there have been...Seguir leyendo »