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Seedcamp Berlin winners announced: Get ready for a “Dropbox for email” and a “real-time story creator”

Seedcamp Berlin winners announced: Get ready for a “Dropbox for email” and a “real-time story creator”

Michelle Kuepper November 28, 2013 0

Seedcamp Berlin has today announced the seven winning startups from last week’s event. A broad range of startups will be joining the Seedcamp programme, including a “real-time story creator”, a “Dropbox for email” and

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German coalition proposal aims to boost entrepreneurs (update)

German coalition proposal aims to boost entrepreneurs (update)

Alex Hofmann November 27, 2013 0

It’s official: Startups are firmly on the radar of German politicians. The draft coalition agreement between German governing parties CDU/CSU and SPD includes proposals to make it easier to found a company – including

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Airbnb rival 9flats shuts down office in Berlin

Airbnb rival 9flats shuts down office in Berlin

Magdalena Räth November 27, 2013 0

After Airbnb celebrated exemptions to new restrictions on rental apartments in Berlin, 9flats gave the city up – though also for other economic reasons. Peer-to-peer rental platform 9flats, founded in 2010 and headquartered in

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The gaming scene heats up – King announces new Berlin office

The gaming scene heats up – King announces new Berlin office

Michelle Kuepper November 26, 2013 0

In a boost for Berlin, UK-headquartered King – one of the world’s top social games providers – has today announced it will be opening a new games studio in the German capital. The studio will open

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Jobs of the week – work for Here, Kayak, Klarna, Ad2Games

Jobs of the week – work for Here, Kayak, Klarna, Ad2Games

VentureVillage Admin November 22, 2013 0

Has the gloomy pre-winter Berlin got you down? If anything will cheer you up and make you feel hopeful about the future, it’s this video of Bjork explaining television. That, and our roundup of

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Airbnb calls for clarity on new holiday rental restrictions in Berlin

Airbnb calls for clarity on new holiday rental restrictions in Berlin

Nina Fowler November 22, 2013 0

Who is the typical Airbnb user – casual host or professional landlord? This question is crucial as new restrictions on short-term holiday rentals in Berlin take effect next year. After months of tussling between

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Uber splits from Berlin management team

Uber splits from Berlin management team

Nikolaus Roettger November 21, 2013 0

Is private limousine service Uber not getting enough customers in Berlin? Is development not progressing as hoped? Or is it just normal turnover, as the US-headquartered company claims? The fact of the matter is

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Champagne for failure, beer for success – Can Germany learn from Finland’s startup culture?

Champagne for failure, beer for success – Can Germany learn from Finland’s startup culture?

Charmaine Li November 18, 2013 0

There’s a change in attitude towards startups in Finland and senior politicians are getting behind it. “They painted my nails,” recalled Alexander Stubb, Finland’s Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade, about his experience at

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Jobs of the week – work for Iversity, Westwing, Klarna, Infernum

Jobs of the week – work for Iversity, Westwing, Klarna, Infernum

VentureVillage Admin November 15, 2013 1

Navigating a job search can sometimes feel like being lost in space… or finding your away around an Ikea store (watch below). Luckily, we’ve gathered the top startup jobs in Europe to make your

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Change.org is in the business of changing the world – and ready to go local

Change.org is in the business of changing the world – and ready to go local

Nina Fowler November 15, 2013 3

What would Facebook look like if it was designed for people who want to change the world? Probably quite a bit like Change.org, a petition platform with 50 million registered users that’s now hatching

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