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Spotlight 2021
How Eastern European startups can launch in Vienna
  • Spotlight 2021

    Aug 17 - Nov 24

    Ambitious early-stage tech startups looking for funding & growing can apply for Spotlight - leading startup program in Eastern Europe. Selected startups will:
    🤝Connect with 100+ seasoned experts
    😎 Meet 50+ top European & CEE investors
    💸Pitch in front of a jury to win +200K EUR investment prize

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How to Web Live Episode #10 – Building Startups the Right Way

Welcome to How to Web Live! The show you need to watch to find out the latest news and trends from who’s who in the tech industry. Every other Thursday, log in on Crowdcast and get inspired! This tenth episode titled ”Building Startups the Right Way”, that aired on January 28, 2021, we had Anda… Read more »

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How to Web Live Focus Edition – Digitalizing Romania

Welcome to How to Web Live! The show you need to watch to discover the stars of the technology world sharing insights and lessons of their journeys so far. Every other Thursday, log in on YouTube and get inspired! This Focus episode, Rene Schob (Head of Tax & Legal at KPMG Romania) and Bogdan Ivanel… Read more »

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Romanian Venture Report 2020

While 2020 was a bit of an awful year, it did not create a funding crisis for Romanian startups. However, the number of investments has increased and for once it wasn’t clear what is the status of the Romanian startup investment landscape. This analysis started by putting together some numbers for 2020, but when that… Read more »

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How to Web Live Episode #9 – Ship Work That Matters

Welcome to How to Web Live! The show you need to watch to find out the latest news and trends from who’s who in the tech industry. Every other Thursday, log in on Crowdcast and get inspired! This ninth episode titled ”ShipWork That Matters”, that aired on January 14, 2021, we had Ryan Singer (Head of… Read more »

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How to Web Live Episode #8 – Product-Led Growth

Welcome to How to Web Live! The show you need to watch to find out the latest news and trends from who’s who in the tech industry. Every other Thursday, log in on Crowdcast and get inspired! This eighth episode titled ”Product-Led Growth”, that aired on December 17, 2020, we had Wes Bush (CEO & Founder… Read more »

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How to Web Live Focus Edition – The Process Makes the Sale

Welcome to How to Web Live! The show you need to watch to discover the stars of the technology world sharing insights and lessons of their journeys so far. Every other Thursday, log in on YouTube and get inspired! This Focus episode, Bogdan Apostol (CEO & Co-Founder at Nestor) and Laura Bivol (HR Transformation Lead… Read more »

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This is the last week in which startups can register for a chance to win €350K at Spotlight 2021, a program for Eastern European founders of early-stage startups, organized by @how_to_web.

Is this the program for you? Check it out >> https://hubs.la/H0Xfcwr0

New! LinkedIn adds Competitor Analytics feature for Pages 📈

Compare your company page performance with your competitors

You can compare the following stats:
1️⃣ Total Followers
2️⃣ New Followers
3️⃣ Total Engagements
4️⃣ Total Posts

h/t @williamsaulnier
https://www.linkedin.com/posts/williamsaulnier_contentmarketing-socialmedia-companypage-activity-6840587916645863424-dpVx

🇲🇹 20 Malta-based startups that are continuing to grow fast during 2021 🇲🇹
This week, we are introducing you to 20 exceptionally promising startups from Malta, founded between 2016 and 2020 👉
https://www.eu-startups.com/2021/09/20-malta-based-startups-that-are-continuing-to-grow-fast-during-2021/

“We can already see that 2021 will be a record year in Lithuania for attracted investments” 🇱🇹 🚀 💸
Check out today's interview w/ Head of Startup Lithuania, Roberta Rudokienė, about Lithuania's startup ecosystem, sectors to watch & priorities for 2021 👉
https://www.eu-startups.com/2021/09/we-can-already-see-that-2021-will-be-a-record-year-in-lithuania-for-attracted-investments-interview-with-the-head-of-startup-lithuania-roberta-rudokiene/

Until she joined @MariaZeroOne, @KimOguilve used to be an outsider in the Finnish tech ecosystem.

But in order to network and build opportunities, she recognised the need to build a personal brand.

Here's how she did it.
https://sifted.eu/articles/startup-personal-brand/

Barcelona’s @factorialhr raises $80M at a $530M valuation on the back of strong traction for its ‘Workday for SMBs’. Via @ingridlunden - https://techcrunch.com/2021/09/05/spains-factorial-raises-80m-at-a-530m-valuation-on-the-back-of-strong-traction-for-its-workday-for-smbs/

It's time to meet some of the #Spotlight2021 mentors that will join us this year during the program.

Don't forget that you can sign for up to 25 1-to-1 meetings with international experts based on your requests and our recommendations

More info > https://bit.ly/2Xqfwwp

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[RO] @SypherSolutions is targeting an investment of 550K EUR via @seed_blink. Romanian VC-fund Sparkling Capital leads the round with 225K.

More details are available below via @startupro 👇

https://bit.ly/3DV13ts

[RO] Romanian startup Vatis Tech raises 200K EUR from local VC-funds and angel investors. 💰

We are proud to have them part of our #LaunchAlumni community! ✨

More details about the transaction & their future plans are below, via @startupro 👇

https://bit.ly/3tlewpb

The adoption of payment alternatives is poised to grow
Many young Americans are using #payment alternatives #digital #wallets / #BNPL at a much higher rate than older generations

https://bit.ly/3moFyum via @BainAlerts

#ecommerce #disruption #CX #mobile #banking #FinTech

Marketing has been afraid to admit something for awhile. But it’s undeniable: Creating great content takes TIME. Doesn’t matter the tool, talent, or budget. It takes time.

Don’t ask others for shortcuts or tricks. Ask yourself: are you willing to invest the time?

#tweet100

Some people don’t understand how to use testimonials on homepage

You can’t randomly choose which testimonial to put on your home page

Choose a testimonial that supports the claim you make on your value proposition statement

According to Dealroom data, 169 startups in Europe raised a seed round in August.

Despite being a month of sun and vacation, August was another active month for Europe’s seed investors.

But which were the most exciting?

https://sifted.eu/articles/august-seed-2021/

🇳🇱 10 promising Amsterdam-based startups to keep an eye on 2021 and beyond 🇳🇱
Today we’re exploring the city of canals, coffee shops, bikes, and stroopwafels 🚲
https://www.eu-startups.com/2021/09/10-promising-amsterdam-based-startups-to-keep-an-eye-on-2021-and-beyond/

Europe’s unicorn herd is growing fast. 📈
But what do employees of these companies actually think of their workplace?

Sifted worked with @Glassdoor to collect company and CEO ratings of 74 European unicorns.

Here's the data — and some insights.
https://sifted.eu/articles/europes-top-unicorns-glassdoor/

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