When Italian Dario Sorrenti came to Brussels, he did so with a plan: he wanted to bring the food of his home region to Belgium with him. And he didn’t just have your typical Italian restaurant in mind. “I want to open Brussels’ first rosticceria,” says Sorrenti. “It’s a...
ayGate, a local payment service provider, has announced a partnership with Retail Capital to provide start-ups with short-term working capital for them to be competitive ahead of the festive season. The companies say they co-created the Easy Advance product to allow merchants to gear up and take advantage of...
The new cohort of seven businesses will now embark on a seven-week programme based in Lisbon, including a series of workshops and one-to-one sessions with senior leaders from Farfetch and partners. They will also benefit from mentoring meetings on ecommerce, marketing, technology, fashion, logistics and operations. At the end of the seven...
5 top tips for business start-ups Thinking of starting a business?  Here are some tips to get things off the ground.Tip #1 – begin with a great ideaIf you’ve always wanted to work for yourself, you need a great business idea to get things going.  Think about who your customers are likely...
On Tuesday (15 October), Boston-based Clean Energy Ventures closed a fund worth $110m that will be used to invest in early-stage energy start-ups in the United States and Canada. Clean Energy Ventures is comprised of seasoned operating executives with a strong interest in the energy and environmental sectors. The group...
On Tuesday (8 October), Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe talked through the main points of Budget 2020 in the Dáil. From the get-go, Donohoe was firm about the fact that there would be “no surprises” in the Budget, as the Government braces itself for whatever lays ahead after 31 October,...
Starting a new business is risky, challenging and often pretty frightening for those involved. The numbers crunched by difference sources vary slightly, but the Office of National Statistics claims that only 42 per cent of micro businesses (employing fewer than ten people), 45 per cent of small businesses (employing...
Mind-mining with start-ups: Intrcity, an OYO for smart busesWith its smart bus brand, Intrcity, RailYatri follows an OYO model - while the company is responsible for customer acquisition and owns the experience, it doesn't own the asset Goutam Das   New Delhi     Last Updated: October 28, 2019  | 20:49 IST RailYatri, which started in...
BlaBlaCar was born from a personal need. I needed to go home and spend Christmas with my family in Vendée, 400km from Paris. Unfortunately, I left it until the last minute and all the trains home were full. In the end, my sister had to make a detour to pick me up...
NetApp announced the launch of its fifth cohort of start-ups as part of NetApp Excellerator, the company’s accelerator program. The start-ups were selected based on how their products and solutions could be aligned with NetApp’s business to deliver solutions to customers. The NetApp Excellerator program has mentored 24 start-ups...