Before The Digital Economy Comes The Digital Company

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By 2016, almost half of the world’s population is expected to be connected to the Internet. That’s over 3 billion people. This is the phenomenon that is fuelling the ‘Digital Economy’. This new digital economy is recognised by governments and by the European Commission as a powerhouse for innovation, competitiveness and growth, holding tremendous potential for entrepreneurs … [Read more...]

Barcelona’s Quest to Become The Smartest City of Them All

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Barcelona has been named the Smartest City in the world for 2015, according to a February publication by the research house, Juniper Research. The list ranks cities across a combination of “smart” capabilities, emphasizing those with smart grids, smart traffic, smart lighting, and also other aspects as social cohesion and technological capabilities. Smart City Barcelona came … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Reduce Your Employee Churn

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How much of your precious time and money do you spend looking for new employees? Does your employee churn resemble something like that of Mass Mutual Life Insurance, viz. awful? Turning your employees over as rapidly as Amazon isn’t favorable to your bottom line, with experts estimating that it can cost up to as much as twice an employee’s salary to contract and train up a … [Read more...]

Why Corporate Venturing Is Key To Fortune 500 Survival

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Creating a promising internal venture capital fund is increasingly seen by large corporations as a way to stimulate innovation and growth. While the track record of corporate VC funds has been rocky at best, in 2015, it's almost certainly a necessary initiative for the survival of Fortune 500 organizations. In order to avoid being disrupted, corporations realize they need to be … [Read more...]

Interview With The Founders of Emotions AR At The Mobile World Congress

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Augmented Reality seems like a world of wizards and nonsense, like some trivial and ephemeral fireworks but there is more. Can you give it some sense beyond 3D artifice? In reality yes, the a great challenge is to take the mystique away while making it useful, simple, common, democratic, fun,and accessible to all. Emotions AR democratizes the use of augmented reality providing … [Read more...]

Mobile World Congress 2015 Barcelona Events & Party Guide

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"Because the real business of MWC happens at the bar" As the 2015 Mobile World Congress hurricane arrives in Barcelona in less than a month, we figured it was about time to put together our (2nd) annual hits list of events and parties taking place around the city in early March. Sign up for our weekly newsletter to stay close to the MWC action! Have an event to add to … [Read more...]

5 Reasons WHY Tech Startups Should Choose Barcelona

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5 Reasons WHY Tech Startups Should Choose Barcelona For Their Headquarters Many factors go into consideration when a startup chooses its working location; type of product, target market, available resources and the list goes on. These factors are exclusive to each startup and every renown startup-hub, such as London and Berlin, have a unique combination of what they have to … [Read more...]

Why The Shareholders Agreement Is The Most Important Step For Early Startups

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The road to startup success is paved with failure. Sometimes it's outside of your control; wrong market, bad timing, lack of funding, poor leadership, but in my experience, all too often the reason startups meet their demise is due to internal relations. Now, lets picture your start-up. Of course you probably don't have any money, therefore you don't need to put all those … [Read more...]

Content Strategy For The Web: An Interview with Kristina Halvorson

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I first picked up Content Strategy For The Web in the summer 2012 and immediately I was hooked right in. My eyes were suddenly opened to the tangled mess the internet had become and that, when it came to companies creating content online, common sense had left town a long time ago. Fast forward to early 2014, when I learned Confab Europe would be hosted in Barcelona, I jumped … [Read more...]

Heard@ Techscout 2014: Strategic Venturing and Innovation Excellence

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An update on innovation strategy Another conference on innovation landed last month in Barcelona: the European Networking Group with its Techscout 2014:  Strategic Venturing and Innovation Excellence. Open Innovation directors from large corporates as Nestle, Unilever, General Mills, Shell and DSM shared their experience. The central question was: are we entering innovation … [Read more...]