Product Hunt aims to establish closer cooperation with entrepreneurs in Kansas City. More information on Startland.
Tech In Asia has raised USD 4 million. According to Jon Russell, it is the biggest investment in an Asian tech media company so far. He presents Tech in Asia and explains what its recent success means for Asia’s tech community on TechCrunch.
In the Forbes Magazine, Alison Coleman presents Top 5 innovation hotspots in Europe: (1) Eindhoven, Netherlands, (2) Budapest, Hungary, (3) Lithuania, (4) Tallinn, Estonia, and (5) Lisbon, Portugal.
Mapme, an Israeli startup, has raised USD 1 million. It will be invested in developing its mapping system in the country and abroad. More information in B. Shane Morganstein’s article on Shalom Life.
Naya Ventures, US, is about to close its second USD 100 million fund and launch a new incubator programme. It is also trying to attract more investment from other local venture capitalists. Danielle Abril gives more details in Dallas Business Journal.
In the Entrepreneur magazine, Nate Good gives 4 tips on how startups can compete with big companies in attracting talented people.
EIT Digital, an innovation organisation run by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), has launched the 2nd Idea Challenge competition. It aims to find the 24 most innovative startups in Europe. The application deadline is 6 July 2015. More information can be found on ArcticStartup.
In Seattle, the University of Washington and Tsinghua University are going to establish a science and technology-focused academic institute, the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX). One of its founding partners is Microsoft. It has already invested USD 40 million in the project. Sean Dudley provides more details on OnWindows.
Nesta, an innovation charity, Future Cities Catapult, a smart cities organisation, UK, and Accenture, a management consultancy firm, have released the CITIE: City Initiatives for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship report. It has compared the quality of city policymaking on entrepreneurship in 40 cities around the world. It has concluded that the best work conditions for entrepreneurs, especially for those working on innovative tech projects, are in New York, London, Helsinki, Barcelona and Amsterdam. Natasha Lomas presents some report results on TechCrunch.
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