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What Companies Can Learn From These Failed Innovation Attempts

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / July 3, 2019

Over the past 20 years, corporate innovation has evolved from a powerful differentiator into a vague buzzword. Companies that claim to offer innovative solutions may or may not keep their word, and truly innovative companies have to struggle to prove their uniqueness.  Sometimes, businesses get ambitious and go too far in their quests to innovate. Google Glass famously crashed and burned. Juicero somehow raised more than $120 million…

Switching the Sides – From Microsoft Bizspark to Startup Life

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / December 31, 2013

MY JOURNEY WITH MICROSOFT BIZSPARK Hi my name is Mark Voermans and for the last 5 years I enjoyed the journey being responsible to setup the Microsoft Bizspark Program in the Netherlands. Microsoft BizSpark is a global program that helps entrepreneurs to progress and become more successfully by connecting them with key industry players, including investors, and providing marketing visibility for their business. I really enjoyed my 13…

Is Apple Losing Its Touch When It Comes To Creativity?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 30, 2013

Creativity is difficult to quantify. There is no standard test one can conduct to determine if something is creative or not. You can always say if something is “good” or “bad”, but even those are subjective terms. However, the world shares a general vision of creativity. We agree, for instance, that Jonathan Ive is creative, having designed every Apple device since the first iPod. While I am now…

Announcing the Winners of the Young Entrepreneur PC Giveaway Contest

by / ⠀Startup Advice / October 21, 2011

In September we kicked off the PC Giveaway Contest where Under30CEO partnered with Microsoft to award four lucky young entrepreneurs brand new Windows 7 Professional laptops. The contestants had to submit a 2 minute video sharing their idea, how a new laptop would help them and why they should win. We had a great group of finalists but only four could win. So after a round of voting…

Vote for the Winner of the PC Giveaway Contest

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 27, 2011

Recently Under30CEO partnered with Microsoft to giveaway 4 laptops worth $7,000 to some lucky young entrepreneurs. They were asked to create a 2 minute video that stated what their idea is, why they should win and how a new Windows 7 Professional PC can help their big idea. Below is what they came up with. Take a minute to vote for your favorite as the total votes make…

Microsoft & Under30CEO Present: Young Entrepreneur PC Giveaway Contest

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 8, 2011

We are excited to announce that Under30CEO has partnered with Microsoft to giveaway almost $7,000 in brand new Windows 7 Professional laptops to a few lucky young entrepreneurs. The contest is really simple for anyone between the ages of 18-30 to enter and win! So let’s go through how it all works… What are the prizes? Grand Prize: A Windows PC (Sony VAIO SA). Approximate Retail Value (ARV)…

Why Your Business Needs to Understand the Mobile Market with Catherine Eibner

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / June 2, 2011

One out of every seven minutes of media consumption today takes place on mobile devices; the worldwide smartphone market is expected to grow 49.2% in 2011 as more consumers and enterprise users turn in their feature phones for smartphones with more advanced features. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone vendors will ship more than 450 million smartphones in 2011 compared to the…

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