By John Larsson, co-founder of Riktig My co-founder Viktor Tigerström and I have been working on a solution to the problem of authenticity in physical items for a long time before we eventually decided to start up a company, called Riktig. Riktig, by the way, means “real” or “authentic” in Swedish, since we’re both from [...]
If silver-backs are the most successful tech entrepreneurs, what’s the silver lining for the younger ones?
I recently had the opportunity to attend an EIT Digital online investor-startup match-making marathon event. EIT Digital, by the way, is Europe’s leading digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation driving digital transformation that, amongst other activities, runs an EU-wide accelerator programme that internationalises, supports and mentors tech startups all the way to Series A-B funding. [...]
We’re very proud to have launched our second edition of the YouStartIT Validator programme last month. This programme complements the Accelerator which is planned to kick off some time in September. Applications on www.mih.mt will close on 18th June. The Validator programme is planned to begin on 6th July, and will be delivered completely online [...]
Accelerators are sometimes referred to as mentor-driven programmes. But first let’s define what an accelerator is, and why mentors are so important. In the classic investor-driven model, an accelerator is a human institution that runs a programme that adds value to a startup. In other words, an accelerator “buys” startups by taking a share of [...]