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How Berlin Can Help Italy Shake Up Its Stylish Image

How Berlin Can Help Italy Shake Up Its Stylish Image

As you might imagine, the Italian Embassy on Tiergartenstrasse – the city's embassy row – is not only a grand building but a stylish one too. It was the setting for a day of discussions about how startup scenes in Germany and Italy can help each other out, but there was a wider topic as well. While we are on Italian stereotypes, it was fair to say that the food provided for lunch was top notch, and the wine didn't disappoint either. But while Italy doesn't mind such positive stereotypes, it doesn't want them to dominate. And so the event, dubbed 'European Perspectives on Creativity and Technology', was part of efforts to convince the Germans that Italy is not just pizza, Ferrari and da Vinci. Read More »

Pavel Durov’s Telegram the Latest Move in the Race Against Surveilance

Pavel Durov’s Telegram the Latest Move in the Race Against Surveilance

Pavel Durov, one of the creators of the 'Russian Facebook', VK, made a surprise appearance at TechCrunch Disrupt on Monday to talk about his latest project, the non-profit Telegram. It's a messaging app with a focus on security, and as such incorporates end-to-end encryption and even self-destructing messages. And Durov – no stranger to finding himself out of favour with the Russian authorities – is hoping it will enable people to communicate more securely than they do now. Speaking on stage at the conference at Arena Berlin, he said that the advantage of such encryption is that the keys are created on the devices themselves, thus they don't have anything to show to the authorities. Read More »

Finding a Needle in a Heystack: Dating Platform Eyes Germany

Finding a Needle in a Heystack: Dating Platform Eyes Germany

Dating is big business, especially online. But with such difference cultures in romance around the world, can a single platform really be flexible enough to go global? Israeli startup Heystack believes it can. Founded in May 2012, its launched its first beta in Israel this past February. CEO and co-founder Shai Wolkomir told Silicon Allee at The Next Conference in New York earlier this month that Europe was the company's main goal, with the plan to go country by country. Read More »

The Top 10 Who’s Who of Polish Startups in Berlin this Week

The Top 10 Who’s Who of Polish Startups in Berlin this Week

The Polish tech scene has largely remained under the radar, partly due to the fact that there have been no major exits or no startup celebrities emanating from Poland. But with Estimote making a splash in Silicon Valley, Mike Sadowski leading the Websummit competition and the Applicake team building Base, that's slowly starting to change. In order to help you be better informed, I compiled a list of the top ten movers and shakers from Poland. Read More »

A German in LA: Q&A with Mirta Gilson from make.tv

A German in LA: Q&A with Mirta Gilson from make.tv

What is it like making the leap from Germany to California? Does the difference in startup culture – especially outside of Berlin – come as a shock? Mirta Gilson worked for several companies in Cologne before making the move to Los Angeles to head up business development for make.tv. She spoke to Silicon Allee contributors Don Oparah and Ray Malkin about her experiences living in sunny California, and what advice she would have for German startups thinking about making the same move: "Los Angeles is right at the intersection of technology and entertainment. All of the big broadcasters are here, we also have partnerships in the film industry and at the same time there is a growing technology scene that is getting bigger and bigger. So being in LA right now is very exciting and in addition the majority of our competitors, partners and potential partners are here in California." Read More »

Aging2.0 – a global network of startups using smart tech to revolutionise the ageing process

Aging2.0 – a global network of startups using smart tech to revolutionise the ageing process

Digital natives, generation Facebook, the “net” generation – these terms are used with abandon to describe Generation Y, the age group that currently ranges from early teens to early thirties. These are the people who grew up with the internet, who could illegally download before they reached high school and who are also typically the Read More »

News of the World: Hy! Berlin Returns with a Whirlwind of Announcements

News of the World: Hy! Berlin Returns with a Whirlwind of Announcements

It was all going off at the third hy! Berlin event on Sunday evening – a series of entrepreneurs and investors took to the stage at Radialsystem V to make announcements; from a new fund at the German Media Pool to €10 million in investment for a member of the HitFox group, via the launch of a hardware startup accelerator and the return of The Kernel. The second half of the live show saw Austrian tracking app Locca scoop the €30,000 in cash from hub:raum as winners of the startup competition, seeing off some stiff competition in doing so from the likes of Petcube. Read More »

Peter Read: ‘Mindfulness Can Make You a Better Entrepreneur’

Peter Read: ‘Mindfulness Can Make You a Better Entrepreneur’

Some of us are born to be entrepreneurs, some of us just don't have the right mental make up to cut it – but could science, by way of Buddhism, help to change that? Serial angel investor Peter Read believes so, at least in part. In a talk at Heureka on Tuesday, he revealed his work with top psychology and neuroscience experts to see if founders could learn the 'soft skills' he believes are necessary to be a entrepreneurial success, alongside 'hard skills' such as coding. Read, whose investments in Berlin include Toast, HowDo and Loopcam, was giving a talk entitled 'are you the kind of entrepreneur that angel investors want to back?' during which he explained the skills he looks for in potential investees. Read More »

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